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Price comparison: What will €325,000 buy me around Galway?

From a city two-bed to a home with stables in Mountbellew.

GETTING TO GRIPS with a fast-changing property market is tricky, but we’re here to make things simpler.

Each week, we’ll handpick a number of homes within a similar budget, to give you a snapshot of the property landscape at a particular price point.

This week, we’re looking at properties around Co Galway with an asking price of exactly €325,000 – from a two-bed in the heart of Galway city to a five-bed with equestrian facilities in Mountbellew.

Tuam, Co Galway  

Built in 2005, this four-bed property has a light-filled interior with several living areas. It features a sunroom, a sitting room, a family room and a reading nook in the hallway. The house measures 2,579 sq ft on a 0.75 acre site, which includes a decking area, lawn gardens and a tarmac driveway. 

The kitchen comes with walnut units, a centre island and integrated appliances. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, while each bedroom on the first floor has a walk-in wardrobe. In the family bathroom, there’s a jacuzzi bath. The house is located in the quiet Galway countryside, while Tuam town is a 10-minute drive away. 

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Mountbellew, Co. Galway 

A five-bed property, Malberry House is sure to appeal to equine enthusiasts. It’s located on 4.5 acres, including three acres of grazing land and water supply. There’s also a floodlit sand arena, four stables, a hay shed and a tack room. In the gardens, there’s a pond and a small waterfall. 

Malberry House was built in 2008 and comes to the market in great condition, although the new owners may want to add some contemporary touches. The accommodation spans two floors and 2,546 sq ft, while the attic has been converted for use as a bedroom and a TV room. 

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Knocknacarra, Co Galway 

Located in the heart of Knocknacarra, 41 Portacarron is in an ideal location for families. There’s a selection of primary and secondary schools within walking distance, while Galway city can be reached by car in 10 minutes. For sunny summer days, the beach is a five-minute drive away.

The accommodation spans 1,400 sq ft, and includes features such as wooden floors, fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms and a paved garden to the rear. The attic space has been converted and acts as an ideal home office, study or den.   

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Galway City

Just minutes away from Eyre Square, 14 Middle Street is a two-bed terraced house in the heart of Galway city. The property is within walking distance of numerous shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as all of the cultural experiences the city has to offer. 

No 14 has been completely refurbished within the last 10 years to create a bright and inviting home. The kitchen and breakfast room is in the extension to the rear, where double doors open to a neat courtyard. Although you might not need it, the property comes with on-street parking. 

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