What will €745,000 buy in Dublin and Waterford?

Town&Country: A bungalow in Dundrum or live over the bar and cafe in Kilmacthomas

Town: 103 Highfield Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Town: 103 Highfield Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14

 

TOWN

Address 103 Highfield Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Agent DNG

 Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac this is a fine-size, three-bedroom, two bathroom semi that extends to about 103sq m and has an additional 32sq m of garage space to the side where you could, in time, extend into, subject to planning. The plot extends to over 17m wide. The interior is tired but you could take a longer view and live in it, putting off the renovations until builders’ tenders stabilise. The house, which is asking €740,000, has a private back garden, a sunny front garden and is within walking and easy commuting distance of a plethora of primary and secondary schools. Situated just off Dundrum Road, it is a 10-minute walk to the Windy Arbour stop on the green line Luas. Ber F  

Plus Within walking, cycling and Luas distance from schools

Minus In need of modernisation

COUNTRY

Country: Kiersey’s Bar & Tea Rooms, Main Street Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford
Country: Kiersey’s Bar & Tea Rooms, Main Street Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford

Address Kiersey’s Bar & Tea Rooms, Main Street Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford

 Agent Liberty Blue

 This fushia pink property on the main street of Kilmacthomas, on the edge of the Waterford greenway, offers a live over the shop opportunity to anyone wishing to run a cafe and bar and to reside in a four-bedroom apartment, about 92sq m/1,000sq ft, above. The asking price is €745,000. The end terrace property comprises a bar, 92sq m/1,000sq ft that can seat 50 with a courtyard that can accommodate a further 80; a cafe that can seat about 30 and a beautician’s with a separate entrance. There is a further 58sq m, 622sq ft of kitchen and storerooms to the rear of the ground floor. There is further potential to extend into the attic. All told it amounts to a lot of space and potential in a village that is thriving since the cycle tourism along the old railway line took off. You could also reconfigure the layout in time. The beautician currently has a lease and the property is begin sold with the lessee in situ.  

Plus An exciting opportunity if you can find the right work/life balance

Minus This is a lifestyle shift