What will €395,000 buy in Co Cork and Dublin 5?
Mitchelstown four-bed with annex on 4.5ac or Artane three-bed
Country: Swallows’ Nest, Waterdyke, Shanballymore, Mitchelstown, Co Cork
Address Swallows’ Nest, Waterdyke, Shanballymore, Mitchelstown, Co Cork
Agent Paul O’Driscoll Auctioneer
Built by the current owners in 2001, Swallows’ Nest sits on 4.5ac (1.8ha) of land. The house measures 265sq m (2,850sq ft) and comprises a main two-storey house and a single-storey wheelchair-accessible annex. Accommodation includes a livingroom with fireplace; study; and dining room with hatch to the kitchen. The annex, which has two rooms and a bathroom, can be reached from the kitchen and utilityroom as well as from its own outside door. Upstairs in the main house are four bedrooms, one with an en suite, and a bathroom. There are also an orchard, garden and outbuildings. The Nagles Mountains are to the south and Ballyhoura Mountains to the north. BER: B3.
Plus In a beautiful setting
Minus Resembles a Georgian house but gets the window proportions and placement wrong
Address 30 Ardmore Crescent, Artane, Dublin 5
Agent Sherry FitzGerald
This semidetached house was built in 1971. Downstairs are a study, toilet and two livingrooms, one with a fireplace and one with double doors into an open-plan kitchen-diningroom. This connects to the south-facing garden through large glazed doors. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is off-street parking at the front of the house. BER: D2
Plus Well-presented home in a cul-de-sac
Minus Third bedroom juts into the second bedroom