What will €500,000 buy?

Town & Country

Address: 10 Kilbarrack Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5

Agent: Property Team Noel Kelly

A large garden and cul-de-sac setting gives this three-bedroom detached bungalow a country feel. The 105sq m brick house, built in 1955, has a front living room with a fireplace and bay window, a living/dining room with kitchen off to one side, a bathroom (with wc) and separate wc. One of the bedrooms also has a bay window to the front, where there’s a garden and garage. BER: G.

Plus: Great back garden in the midst of lots of green space, as it is surrounded by other gardens


Minus: Could do with an update and perhaps expand or move the bathroom, which at the moment is small and somewhat awkward

Address: Ballinakill, Ballinamult, Co Waterford

Agent: Denise Radley Auctioneer & Valuer

Some 33 acres of land and outbuildings (three sheds, two workshops, cattle crush and wood store) come with this four-bedroom house. The house has a livingroom with stove and French windows onto decking, a diningroom with door to the garden, familyroom and a kitchen. There’s an en suite bedroom at this level. Upstairs are three bedrooms – two en suite – and a bathroom. The farm is also offered for sale in two lots: Lot 1 comprises 29 acres for €290,000 and Lot 2 is the house, yard and four acres for €280,000. BER: D2.

Plus: Some of the rooms have generous windows and glazed double doors to the outside

Minus: Needs an update. The conifers outside are very tall and while they could be providing screening they will probably need to be tackled at some stage

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan, a contributor to The Irish Times, specialises in architecture, design and property