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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Cosy and energy efficient A-rated homes across the country

This week, we’re in Dublin, Kildare, Limerick and Mayo.

AN A-RATED HOME can be a game-changer for anyone who has grown up, or lived for years, in an older, colder house.

If you don’t want to go the brand new route but still want a great BER, check out this collection of homes across the country that are sure to be cosy all year around. The added bonus is that the bills should be significantly lower, too.

Maynooth, Co Kildare – €550,000

3 The Avenue is an impressive four-bed home in a relatively new development called Mullen Park. Built in 2021, this modern house has elegant interiors and is comfortable thanks to the A-rating. The spacious living areas seamlessly blend style with functionality, featuring high-quality finishes and upgraded features. The kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, is perfect for both casual dining and entertaining. 

Four well-proportioned bedrooms offer comfort and flexibility, including a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom. Conveniently located near the M4 motorway, this property ensures easy access to Dublin while enjoying a peaceful area in Maynooth. Private parking, a landscaped garden and modern amenities make this home ideal for a growing family. 

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Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo – €525,000

Woodhill is an exceptional five-bed detached home with 3 bathrooms. With an impressive A3 rating and luxurious finishes, it’s in great nick and ready to walk into. Situated on the Mayo/Roscommon border, this architecturally designed home offers nearly 268 m² of living space including the large attic area and detached garage. 

The ground floor features a spacious living room, a warm kitchen with granite worktops and a dining area with vaulted ceilings. Upstairs, four bedrooms await, including a lavish main suite with a bay window and en suite bathroom. Outside, a meticulously landscaped garden, electric entrance gates and a Koi pond add to the property’s allure. With geothermal heating, under-floor heating and high-end finishes throughout, Woodhill offers comfort and elegance.  

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Ashtown, Dublin 15 – €649,000

32 Camden Avenue is a stunning four, potentially five bedroom townhouse in great condition. This contemporary home, built in 2019, was designed by a professional interior designer. Spread across three floors, the space totals 167 m². Situated in a sought-after development, it offers views of the Royal Canal. Features include an ultra-efficient air-to-water heat pump and solar panels. 

The ground floor comprises a living room, open-plan kitchen with dining area, conservatory and guest toilet. Upstairs, you’ll find spacious bedrooms, including a luxurious main bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobes. Outside, enjoy a west-facing garden with shed and off-street parking for two cars. Conveniently located near transport links, shops and parks, this is an exceptional family home not to be missed. 

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Adare, Co Limerick – €510,000

Lisamote is a remarkable four-bed detached property in Adare. This stunning home boasts an A2 BER rating and is set on over half an acre of beautifully maintained gardens with countryside views. Featuring a Con Brouder Kitchen, Hansgrohe bathroom hardware and underfloor heating powered by Air to Water Heating, this property exudes luxury and comfort. 

With a ready-made office space, electric gates and a block-built garage, it offers both convenience and functionality. Situated near Adare and Ballingarry, it enjoys easy access to amenities, schools, and major road networks. This is an opportunity for countryside living within commuting distance of Limerick City. 

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