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What else could I get for the... €495,000 pricetag on this 16th century tower with a twist

We take a look at what €495,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

THIS PROPERTY IN Tipperary is known simply as ‘Castle House’, and that pretty much sums up what it is.

The four-bedroom has been built around a 16th century tower, saying that it retains “the traditional features while enjoying the comforts of modern living”.

Internally the property has a number of unique areas, including a spiral staircase, mezzanine library and reading room.

The property is a short distance from the village of Killea and is overlooked by the Devil’s Bit mountain.

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The house’s current owner has been committed to its restoration for the past thirty years.

Externally it has 7.27 acres of its own grounds that comprise of its gardens, driveway and a large field to its east.

It is on the market for €495,000.

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Here is what around €495,000 would get you across the rest of the country… 


This two-bedroom property is situated in Ballsbridge, one of the country’s most desirable residential areas. It appeals more for its location than its size, having only two bedrooms.

While short on space, both its bedrooms are doubles. Its describes itself as capitalising on natural light to make its interior feel as spacious as possible.

It also comes with two parking spaces and has its own private west-facing garden.

It is on the market for €475,000.

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‘Glencree Cottage’ is a substantial property in Glanmire, Co Cork. The four-bedroom house sits within 3.5 acres of its own private mature gardens and woodlands. An added feature is that the Butlerstown River flows along the property’s south boundary.

Inside the house has been finished with a modern interior and extends to 1,750 sq. ft. of floor space. It also comes with planning permission for a two-storey extension with floor space of 1,600 sq. ft.

It is on the market for €540,000.

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This house is in the desirable Salthill area and has a more than 2,500 sq. ft. of floor space. It describes itself as being “ideal for families” due to well-proportioned bedrooms, ample living space and off-street parking.

Three of the properties four bedrooms come as en suite and it has an additional room that is currently in use as a bedroom. Downstairs it has an open-plan dining area that opens out onto its south-west facing garden.

It is on the market for €550,000.

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