What will €375,000 buy in Dublin 18 and Co Donegal?

Town&Country: Two-bed Sandyford apartment or detached Fahan four-bed


Address 315 Edges One, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Agent Beirne & Wise
This 82sq m (875sq ft) third-floor apartment with south-facing balcony is in a mixed development of homes, shops, restaurants, banks and a gym. Inside is an open-plan kitchen, living and diningroom, two bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and a bathroom. There are also underground parking and a planted courtyard. The service charge is about €2,400 a year. BER: B3
Plus Beautifully presented home with a balcony off the livingroom and both bedrooms
Minus Views are of other apartment blocks, and the service charge is about €208 a month


Address 15 Beacon Hill, Fahan, Co Donegal
Agent Sean Furey
Overlooking Lough Swilly, this 297sq m (3,195sq ft) house was built in the mid-2000s. On the ground floor are two livingrooms with fireplaces, a study, kitchen, utility, pantry, conservatory and WC. There are four bedrooms upstairs, two with en suites, and a bathroom. The house has geothermal heating and Beam central vacuum system. There is a detached garage in the garden.
Plus Well-presented, substantial house with sea views
Minus It is in a cluster of large homes that don't blend in with the gorse, grass and sea around them