Town & Country: What will €850,000 buy in Dublin and Roscommon?

Two homes, one price: a former B&B with three stone cottages in Boyle, or a five-bed house in Killiney

COUNTRY

Address Abbey House, Abbeytown Road, Boyle, Co Roscommon

Agent O’Donnellan & Joyce

Dating from the 1850s, this former B&B has eight double bedrooms, of which six are en suite. The waterside property also includes three converted cut-stone coach houses, each of which have two double bedrooms. Situated adjacent to Boyle Abbey and bridge, which date from the 12th century, the property has mature gardens on a substantial site.

Plus Incredible setting between the river and the 12th century abbey

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Minus Some of the rooms in the main house would benefit from upgrading

TOWN

Address 166 Ballinclea Heights, Killiney, Co Dublin

Agent Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey

This five-bedroom C1-rated semidetached house is in turnkey condition and, thanks to an extension, measures 188sq m. The property, which is located close to a communal green with a basketball court, is a short stroll from Killiney Hill, Fitzpatrick’s Hotel and Dalkey village. It has a private south-facing rear garden with lawn, paving and mature trees.

Plus In turnkey condition

Minus Despite its excellent condition, some may find the kitchen a bit outdated