What will €550,000 buy in Dublin and Co Cork?

Town&Country: A cottage in Donnybrook or a Georgian house in Innishannon


Address 66 Pembroke Cottages, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Agent Lisney
This quaint one-bedroom cottage has been completely refurbished with an all-white palette, simple interiors and an exposed original stone wall. The property, which has a tiled courtyard to the rear, has a converted attic – with extra two rooms – giving 86sq m (926sq ft) of floor space in total.

Plus A charming cottage in a desirable address
Minus BER of G is rather low


Address Westropp House, Main Street, Innishannon, Co Cork
Joint Agents Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed and Bowe Property
This imposing house, dating from the early 1700s is steeped in history with links to Napoleon and George Bernard Shaw. Extending to 298sq m (3,207sq ft) with some exposed beams and stonework, the five-bedroom house has a superb mature south-facing gardens that lead down to the river Bandon.

Plus A Georgian gem with magical gardens
Minus The kitchen is a tad outdated

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables