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What else could I get for... the €250k pricetag on this Wicklow gate lodge

We take a look at what €250,000 could get you around the country.

DESCRIBED AS BEING “small but perfectly formed”, this gate lodge property in Wicklow offers a downsized version of old-world splendour.

The property has an asking price of €250,000 – turret included – and comes with two bedrooms, one of which is en-suite.

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The appeal of the property is as much what is outside the house as what is in it. A landscaped garden offers potential buyers a well maintained outdoor space with a number of specimen trees and unusual shrubs – a selling point for the green-fingered.

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The entrance to the house opens out into a circular entrance hall – much in keeping with the external design. The houses living area comes with curved windows and an open fireplace.

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Interestingly – the lodge is formerly part of the Glenart estate, which was owned by the family of United Irishman Lord Edward FitzGerald.

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Set at the gates of a route connecting Woodenbridge to Kilcara village  -  it is unclear from its description as to whether the new owners would be obliged to undertake any particular gate-guarding duties. 

Here’s what €250,000 would get you around the rest of the country:

Dublin City  

At €225,000, this one bedroom apartment in Dublin’s Phibsborough area has done away with a second bedroom to maximise on the property’s spacious appeal.

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This penthouse’s major selling point is that it comes with a south-facing balcony of 350 sq ft. The property’s description promises “breathtaking views of Dublin city & county” as well as the Wicklow mountains.

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While not having previously belonged to anyone involved in the nation’s struggle for independence (that we know of), the property is conveniently located to Drumcondra and Phibsborough village and is around 2km away from Dublin city centre.

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This three-storey detached house in the Pembroke Wood area of Cork comes in ‘turn-key condition’ (meaning it’s ready to move into) and would set you back €230,000.

Cork house Source: daft.ie

The garden to the rear of the property has well-maintained shrubbery and has a paved patio area. This outdoor space has also has the coveted south-facing credentials required of any space that wishes to deem itself a sun-trap.

Cork house 1 Source: daft.ie

While lacking an element of medieval majesty that might come with owning a gate lodge, the property’s four bedrooms and ready-for-use nature of this home has appeal for potential buyers looking to avoid any complications.

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If you’re a fan of the lime green and suffer from vertigo, then this €225,000 three-bedroom bungalow in Waterville, Co Kerry could be for you.

bungalow 1 Source: daft.ie

The property has spectacular views of Lough Currane and the rugged mountains surrounding it. The sites elevated position gives a vantage point over Kerry’s enviable scenery.

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Built around 30 years ago, the bungalow is located close to Waterville village and comes fully furnished. It also has a matching wood pigeon statues and an ornamental fountain in its garden – which will appeal to some buyers.

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On first impressions – this €275,000 home in Co Mayo looks fairly pleasant if not somewhat innocuous. The four-bedroom property looks similar to many other bungalows across Ireland built in the last fifteen years.

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However, its real appeal lies in the fact it is located looking out onto the marina around Rosmoney Bay in Westport. The property is located next to Mayo Sailing Club and Adventure Island.

marina house 2 Source: daft.ie

The four-bedroom property is set in one acre of landscaped gardens – complete with its own fruit bushes and fruit orchard. The description of the property also specifies that its driveway gives room for “boats and caravans”.

marina house 4 Source: daft.ie

The bungalow also comes with spacious inside living areas and is around five miles away from Westport town. Planning permission had previously been granted for a four-bedroom extension at the rear of the property; while this has now lapsed, the area remains ready for building, and a re-application.

marina house 3 Source: daft.ie

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