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What else could I get for... the €150,000 pricetag on this 19th century gate lodge

We take a look at what €150,000 would get you around the rest of the country.
Jun 4th 2015, 3:58 PM 4,550 1

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THIS PROPERTY IN Sligo is certainly unique.

‘West Gate Lodge’ is a 19th-century building that would have acted as an entrance to Markee Castle and has been converted into stylish one-bedroom property. It is said to be one of the best examples of Gothic revival architecture in Ireland.

The lodge itself sits in an elevated position back from the Sligo-Dublin Road. It was still in use as the entrance to the the Markee estate until the 1950s and has been extensively modernised in recent times to act as a single residence.

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Inside the property has a large double bedroom, a lounge area, and a bathroom. It also has the added benefit of a loft room that can be used for a number of different purposes.

It is on the market for €150,000

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Here is what €150,000 would get you around the rest of the country…


This one-bedroom apartment in the desirable D4 area of Dublin has a compact floor space of around 500 sq. ft., including a double bedroom, a bathroom, a living space and a kitchen. An added bonus is its outside balcony area.

The property comes with the benefit of its own designated parking space and is just a short distance from the centre of Dublin.

It is on the market for €145,000.

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This five-bedroom house in the west gives you a lot for your money. The bungalow was built in the 1970s and has more than 1,700 sq. ft. of floor space. While it is certainly in need of modernisation, it offers a good opportunity to either a family or retired couple.

It is situated in a quiet village around 3 km from the coast and around 20 km from the town of Tralee. 

It is on the market for €149,950.

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This house’s modest façade hides a modern interior. The three-bedroom home has been fully renovated prior to its going on the market, with it being re-wired, re-plumbed and fully insulated.

The property comes onto the market unfurnished, meaning additional cost for any potential buyers. It is walking distance from Limerick City as well as local schools and amenities.

It is on the market for €139,950.

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Read: A garage to park your boat in… sort of

Also: What is the Better Homes grant and how do you get one?

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