Town & Country: What will €650,000 buy in Dublin and Tipperary?

Two homes, one price: A three-bedroom bungalow in Blackrock or a former Georgian glebe house in Clonmel

Address: 23 Stradbrook Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

This three-bedroom end-of-terrace bungalow extends to 86sq m. It lies on a one-acre site so there is scope to extend, subject to planning. The rear garden has a southerly aspect, measures 80ft by 60 ft and has a large entrance to the side. The C2-rated property lies in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the Dart station.

Plus: Lots of room to extend

Minus: Two of the bedrooms are small.

Address: The Lodge, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Agent: Dougan FitzGerald

Dating from 1810, this Georgian house extends to 325sq m. Built as a glebe house, it lies on half an acre of gardens on Anne Street in the centre of the town. On the western boundary, walls date from early Anglo-Norman times and have views of an adjacent castle. Though in need of some modernisation, the property retains many of its period features and has a footbridge from the drawing-room to the gardens.

Plus: Georgian splendour in the town centre

Minus: Refurbishment costs are high

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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