GETTING OUR HEADS around an ever-changing property market when we’re trying to buy a house can be daunting. That’s why, each week, we zone in on a collection of houses in one area to see what the market is like at a certain time.
From a four-bed in Coolgower to a four-bed on Dunmore Road, here’s what a budget of €600,000 will get you in Co Waterford.
Coolgower House sits between Tramore and Waterford city on a 1.5 acre site. This spacious family 238 m² home that’s ideally located with the city as well as the seaside both just short drives away. The grounds surrounding the house have an orchard, a detached garage and a large workshop. There’s also a pretty patio area and fire pit for entertaining late into the evenings.
Inside comprises an entrance hall, a shaker-style kitchen, two living rooms, a sunroom, and four bedrooms – the main has an en suite while the others share a family bathroom. The rooms, all located on the ground floor, are large and elegant. A bright, large L-shaped sunroom leads from the entrance hall and connects to the back garden. From the kitchen double doors lead to the south-facing patio.
Braclyn The Village is a home close to Cheekpoint village and has great river views. With a floor space of 268 m², the house comprises a hallway that leads to three living room and the kitchen and dining room. There’s also a downstairs toilet, a utility room, a home office and a games room on the same floor. A gym with a door to the back patio and gardens adds to the luxury of this large home. The main bedroom, upstairs, has two walk-in wardrobes and a double sink in the en suite bathroom. The three remaining bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and share the family bathroom.
This is a modern and cosy home with a B3 BER in a great location. Waterford city, Woodstown and Dunmore East are all just a short drive away.
Four-bed, detached, Dunmore Road – €525,000
20 Grange Cove is a large 176 m² home that’s ready to walk into and sits on a peaceful cul-de-sac in a family-friendly development. Inside comprises a hallway that leads to the sitting room with an adjoining sunroom, and then another living room. The kitchen is roomy and bright and incorporates a dining space. Upstairs is a light-filled landing that leads to four bedrooms, the main with an en suite, along with a shared bathroom.
The garden at number 20 has the added benefit of facing south and it isn’t overlooked by any neighbours. The Grange Cove development is just off the Dunmore Road, so it’s just walk from University Hospital Waterford and The Ardkeen Shopping Centre along with a host of restaurants, bars and shops. The coast is just a short drive away.
With seven bedrooms and spanning a generous 191 m², Saint Anne’s might be considered best bang for your buck of the lot. A detached 1930s bungalow that even has a detached garage, the house sits on about .42 acres and is close to Tramore town. And while the inside may need some updating, you won’t be complaining of lack of space. Rooms comprise a sitting room and kitchen with dining space along with two bathroom.
And if seven rooms is too many, there’s surely potential to create more social spaces or a home office. Everythinf from schools to shops are within easy walking distance, as is the beach and the Doneraile Walk and golf and tennis clubs for some fresh air.