IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a property that is future-proof in terms of accessibility, as well as being child-friendly (no stairs to trip up or down), then a bungalow is a great option – and one that remains perennially popular among Irish buyers.
This week we’re looking at four charming bungalows around the country with plenty of space inside and out, from a six-bed in Co Sligo to a renovated two-bed in Co Cork.
Located in the beautiful Sligo countryside, this six-bed property boasts breath-taking views from every angle. The residence sits on 0.5 acres of manicured grounds, including mature trees and hedges, patio areas and a wooden cabin. The most impressive view, however, is of the famous Benbulben mountain.
The interior is charming and light-filled, although it would benefit from modernisation in parts. It includes a quaint country-style kitchen, dining room, living room, sitting room and two bathrooms, as well as an en suite bathroom from the master bedroom.
A two-bed bungalow, 21 Dunlocha Cottages is a bright and airy property. It’s located a 10-minute walk from the heart of Blackrock village, while Cork city can be reached in 15 minutes.
No 21 was completely renovated by its owner just six years ago and, as a result, benefits from a modern and functional interior. It features a sleek, contemporary kitchen with a centre island, while solar panels provide hot water. There’s a large lawn to the rear, including a patio and BBQ area.
Immediately adjoining Claregalway GAA pitches, this four-bed property is an ideal family home. Lackagh village is less than a five-minute drive away, while Claregalway can be reached in 10 minutes. The house sits on 0.5 acres of private and mature gardens, with a large lawn which is sure to be appreciated by younger members of the family.
The accommodation comprises a bright entrance hall, a large living room with a bay window, a spacious kitchen and dining room with a stove, and four large bedrooms. There’s also a utility room, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom. Outside, there’s a sizeable garage and car port.
Measuring 2,050 sq ft, Flower Lodge is a charming and attractive three-bed property. The dormer bungalow boasts a highly convenient location just a five-minute drive (or 25-minute walk) from Enniscorthy town, with multiple shops, restaurants, schools and sports clubs here.
There are several light-filled living areas in the property, including a sunroom, a spacious sitting room, a dining room, and a kitchen/dining room. The sunroom opens to a large decking area which enjoys beautiful countryside views. The master bedroom is on the ground floor, while the first floor comprises two bedrooms and a second bathroom.