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Price Comparison: What can I buy in Co Donegal for under €400,000?

Four spacious homes for some pretty attractive prices.

GETTING TO KNOW a fast-changing property market is tricky, but we’re here to make things a little easier.

Every week, we pick a number of homes within a similar budget, to give you a snapshot of the landscape at a particular price point.

This week, we’re looking at properties around Donegal with an asking price of €400,000 or under.

Three-bed, semi-detached, Muff – €178,000

24 Wheatfield spans 111 m² and is a modern home that’s just a short walk from Muff village. This property is tastefully decorated throughout and includes two reception rooms and a private back garden with patio. The sitting room features a decorative fireplace and porcelain tiled floor while the kitchen has cream gloss finish units, an electric hob, oven and porcelain tiled floor. The family room has a stove burner and porcelain tiled floor.

Three bedrooms sit upstairs alongside a family bathroom. The main bedroom has its own bathroom. The house faces a communal green area in a safe cul-de-sac, making it an excellent choice for young families. Derry City is a mere ten minute drive away.

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Four-bed, detached, Carrigans – €395,000

Doire House is an elegant family home that was built in 1996. Spanning 215 m² of well-proportioned and beautifully decorated living spaces, it features two sitting rooms, a sunroom filled with natural light, a stylish kitchen and three bedrooms on the first floor. What’s unique about this property is the self-contained one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor that has its own access.

The house stands on over an acre of well-maintained gardens filled with mature trees, shrubbery, gravel walkways and wooden decking areas. Doire House has great views of the surrounding countryside and River Foyle. The property also includes two wooden sheds, one with a decking area, and a paved patio for outdoor dining. Doire House is conveniently located, just three minutes from Carrigans village and is under a ten minute drive from Derry City.

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Five-bed, detached, Portsalon – €400,000

This bungalow in Drum has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and now offers modern open plan living areas, including a kitchen with dining and living spaces, a family room and a total of five bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The property has beautiful features like high ceilings in all bedrooms and has been recently fitted with double-glazed windows. 

This tranquil home is located near the renowned Ballymastocker Beach and Portsalon village, offering peaceful and scenic surroundings. The spacious site includes a pretty paved patio area and a stone-chipped driveway. The home is enclosed with mature hedgerows for lots of privacy. 

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Three-bed, detached, Portnablagh – €395,000

This coastal home was originally a four-bed but it has been converted. Downstairs, it features a spacious open plan kitchen with a dining and living area. There are also two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Upstairs, there’s a separate one bedroom apartment with its own entrance, a kitchen and a sitting room. Named the Sky Parlour, it has been listed on Airbnb. The property is flooded with natural light and modern amenities while it enjoys a large back garden. There are sea views from Velux roof windows.

The property is well presented and located in Portnablagh, which is just a five minute walk from the beach and 1.5 miles from Dunfanaghy, a busy village with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. It’s close to various amenities like The Cove Restaurant, The Shack Coffee Shop and The Shandon Hotel & Leisure Centre. It’s also within reach of Marble Hill and Killahoey beaches.

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