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Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k… up to €1 million.

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GETTING INTO THE property market can be a daunting experience. Here we make it easy and bring you four of the best properties on the market around the country this week.

Under €250,000

City centre, Dublin – €249,950

Located just off of the city’s Dorset Street next to the Mater Hospital, this property is good value for somewhere so central. While not in a drastically bad condition, the property’s description does state that it is in need of “modernisation”.

The three-bedroom has made the best use of its space, with a dormer area being utilised for an upstairs living area. It also has the benefit of available parking and its own rear garden.


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Under €500,000

Athenry, Co Galway – €450,000

This manor house was built in the late 1700s and was the home to the mayor of Galway in the early 1800s. The opulent property has been with its current family for the past 40 years and has been maintained in good condition.

The inside of the house is more than 5,000 sq. ft. with only the ground floor area currently being used as a living space. Roughly half of the property’s floor space is at a basement level which is being used as storage – although any new owner could convert this. It also has 6 acres of its own grounds.

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Under €750,000

Ovens, Co Cork – €625,000

This five-bedroom house in Cork has a quaint quality to it and is described as being in “immaculate decorative condition throughout”. The property, known as ‘Rockwood’, has one acre of its own south-facing mature gardens.

For such a rural setting, the property is only a short distance from the city centre as well as a number of local golf courses and secondary schools. Other features of the house include a new electric gate and a restored antique cast-iron bath.

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Under €1 million

Portrane, Co Dublin – €950,000

Longacres House was built six years ago on its own 12-acre site on the Burrow peninsula. The property has been designed with large ‘picture windows’ which allow views of the sea and maximise the amount of light in the home. Its description states that “there was no expense spared in the build quality”.

Bonus features include a Creston home automation system, which synchronises the technology around your house, and an ‘A’ BER rating, ensuring that the property is easy to heat. The property is set to go on sale by public auction next month.

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