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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Terraced homes across the country not to be missed

From Bray to Bandon, here’s what’s on offer.

TERRACED HOMES OFTEN get a reputation for being poky, but that isn’t always true.

They’re often a smart use of space and can be cosy and warm seeing as they obtain heat from houses on both sides. 

This week, we’ve found four terrace houses that are all in great nick and ready to walk into.

Bray, Co Wicklow – €350,000

15 Dargan Street, is a renovated two-bed home with one bathroom. Ideal for first-time buyers, or those seeking to downsize, this property consists of a spacious living/family room and a brand new kitchen/dining room with modern fixtures, fittings, and appliances. Upstairs, there are two generously sized double bedrooms, one with built-in wardrobes and new carpets.

It’s just a stroll away from Bray Main Street with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Families benefit from nearby schools, and nature enthusiasts can explore Bray Seafront and Bray Head. Commuters have easy access to motorways, DART and bus routes.

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Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 – €850,000

83 Heytesbury Lane is a modernised period property with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. With an impressive A3 energy rating, upon entering, you’re greeted by a well-organised hall with ample storage. The sleek kitchen with custom fitted units, stone countertops, and integrated appliances seamlessly flows into a spacious living room with garden access. Two double bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes. 

Located in the heart of Ballsbridge, it’s within walking distance of various vibrant areas, including Baggot Street, Donnybrook, Ranelagh and Shelbourne Road. Nearby amenities include Herbert Park, the Grand Canal Dock, restaurants, bars, gyms, tennis and rugby clubs, making it a sought-after city location.

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Bandon, Co Cork – €250,000

15 Connolly Street is a beautifully maintained home with an interior that’s in great nick and a south facing back garden. Within a short walk of Bandon town centre, you have easy access to west Cork’s picturesque towns, sights and beautiful beaches, while also being just a 20 minute drive from Cork city.

The rooms comprise a living/dining room with marine oak effect laminate flooring, a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, and three bedrooms, all featuring the same floor. A well-appointed shower room completes the interior. The property also includes a patio, raised garden, and a convenient shed at the back. 

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Portobello, Dublin 8 – €735,000

Number 5 Alexandra Terrace is a hidden gem just off Bloomfield Avenue in Portobello. This two-bedder end-of-terrace red brick spans 83 m in the heart of the city. The property beautifully combines period features with contemporary touches. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by varnished floorboards, high ceilings adorned with period covings and an elegant sash window that floods the principal reception room with natural light. 

The lower ground level has a modern open plan kitchen/dining space with underfloor heating and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors leading to a charming garden. The first floor features two bedrooms, one with a shower room. Outside, the west facing garden provides a perfect space for relaxation. Ideally situated, you’re just a short walk from St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College. 

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