What will €400,000 buy?

A three-bed bungalow in D12 or a seven-bed house in Kilkenny


6 Greenhills Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Agent: Tom Maher & Company

This three-bed bungalow is beside the Walkinstown roundabout, opposite the Greenhills Industrial Estate. The house sits on three-fifths of an acre, which has accommodated various businesses in its time, including selling and repairing cars and making PVC windows. Rooms include a sittingroom with fire, a kitchen that opens to the outside, a bathroom and the three bedrooms. Naas Road and the M50 are nearby. BER: E2.

Plus: Potential for development on the land, as others have done nearby
Minus: Plethora of PVC, and one bedroom has no window

Odagh House: On half an acre

Odagh House, Three Castles, Co Kilkenny
Agent: Property Partners Buggy

Near Freshford, between Durrow and Kilkenny, this seven-bed house measures 283sq m (3,050sq ft) and sits on ½ an acre of land accessed via cast-iron electric gates. Accommodation includes a country style tongue-and-grove painted timber kitchen/dining room with eat-at island, and a livingroom with fireplace. BER: C2.

Plus: In good condition
Minus: Some of the bedrooms are tucked beneath the sloping roof; the back porch and wall above lacks windows