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Price comparison: What will €250,000 buy me around Co Laois?

Spacious gardens in Durrow and a renovated five-bed in Portlaoise.

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 Laois with an asking price of exactly €450,000 – from a five-bed with a spacious garden in Durrow to a renovated three-bed in Portlaoise town centre.

Durrow, Co Laois – €250,000

A five-bedroom property, 12 Derrywood is an ideal family home. The ground floor accommodation comprises a large living room, an open-plan kitchen/dining room, a lounge (which could be used as a fifth bedroom) and a guest bathroom.  

The four remaining bedrooms are on the first floor, with an en suite bathroom from the master bedroom. The property boasts a large private garden to the rear with a spacious patio area and detached garage. Durrow town is a 10-minute walk away, with a primary school here.

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Portlaoise, Co Laois – €250,000

Located within a 20-minute walk of Portlaoise town, 21 Kylebrook is a well-appointed family home. It features a spacious living room to the front and an open-plan kitchen/dining room to the rear, complete with ample storage space in the U-shaped kitchen. 

Sliding doors open to the rear garden, where there’s a lawn and gravel area. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom. Throughout the property, there are wooden floors and blackout blinds, while the master bedroom features mirrored sliding wardrobes.

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Portlaoise, Co Laois – €250,000

Conveniently located just a 20-minute stroll from the heart of Portlaoise, 34 Summerhill is a spacious family home. The semi-detached property is within close proximity to a number of primary schools and secondary schools in and around the town, while Portlaoise Retail Park is a five-minute drive away.

The accommodation comprises a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, four bedrooms, an en suite bathroom, a guest bathroom and a family bathroom. There’s off-street parking and a small lawn area to the front, while the rear garden is half lawn, half patio. 

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Portlaoise, Co Laois – €250,000

A three-bed terraced house in the centre of Portlaoise town, 2 Railway Street is a one-of-a-kind property. No 2 was renovated less than a year ago and boasts multiple high quality features and finishes, including engineered timber flooring, handcrafted stairs and a steel and solid oak fitted kitchen. French doors open from the eye-catching kitchen to the rear garden, with a feature stone wall here.

There are two bathrooms in the property, with a walk-in shower and steam room – complete with massage jets – in one. Other features include underfloor heating to the ground floor, triple glazed windows and an external water softener.

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