What will €750,000 buy?

Town and Country


Address: 21 Rock Lodge, Killiney, Dublin.

Agent: Buy My Place.

In a verdant cul-de-sac off Killiney Hill Road, this four-bedroom house comes with a southwest-facing back garden. Inside is a livingroom, diningroom, sun room, kitchen, utility, WC, four bedrooms (one with en suite) and a bathroom. The drive accommodates a few cars and the garden beds in with mature trees, shrubs, perennials, fish pond and greenhouse draped with a grapevine. BER: D2.

Plus: Good location and a flowing interior with wide openings and natural light.

Minus: PVC windows have clunky mullions.

Address: Lough Hyne Cottage, Lough Hyne, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Agent: Charles McCarthy

Beside the seawater lake of Lough Hyne, this 139sq m (1,500sq ft) house sits at the end of a drive in an elevated spot to afford views of the water. On 2.5 acres, the house has three reception rooms, three bedrooms and a shower-room. The 1km long and 0.75km wide marine lake runs into the Atlantic Ocean via Barloge Creek. Tidal flows from the Atlantic fill the lough twice a day, bringing warm oxygenated seawater that supports a rich marine life. BER F

Plus: The rare location, which is largely what you are paying for.

Minus: The house needs an update.