WITH PROPERTY ACROSS the country in such high demand, it can be really hard to get a sense of what your money can let you buy.
That’s why each week, we cherrypick a number of homes in a precise location or county, to make things a little easier to digest.
This week, we’re looking at properties around Galway with an asking price of €450,000 or less – from a detached home in Ballinasloe to a semi-d on the Clybaun Road just outside the city.
54 Slí Na Sruthán is a short stroll from everyday amenities making it a great option for young families who want to stay close to Galway city. Knocknacarra Retail Park, Sheridans Bar and Restaurant, the Clybaun Hotel and plenty of sporting facilities are easy to get to.
Spread over the home’s 125 sq m are a welcoming hallway, a big lounge with a large bay window and then an open plan kitchen and dining area from which you can access the back garden. There’s also the luxury of a separate utility room and a downstairs toilet, Upstairs sit four nicely-sized bedrooms, one of which has an en suite while the others share the family bathroom. There’s also plenty of storage in the attic which can be accessed by a pulldown ladder.
A handy 2km from the village of Ardrahan sits this four-bedroom family home that’s 210 sq m in size. This is a house full of character inside and out as it benefits from a heap of bespoke touches like a pizza oven and fountain in the garden to a stand-out kitchen with its blue island, Aga and show-off storage solutions. Downstairs also includes a sitting room with a bay window to the front garden. French doors that open from the dining space access the back.
While one of the bedrooms finishes off the ground floor, three more are upstairs. Two of the bedrooms may be en suite but with four bathrooms in total, no one should be left short for too long. A 20 minute drive will have you in Galway city while Shannon Airport is just 35 minutes away.
No 68 Renville Village is a great home for anyone who like to stay active. This detached four-bed in Oranmore is close to Galway Bay Golf Resort and Rinville Sailing Club and all the while just a ten minute drive from Galway city. Built in the ’90s, it has been extended since and now spans 162 m² and includes a sunroom that leads outside.
Other spaces include a large entrance hall that leads to a living room that’s really bright thanks to its a triple aspect. This then connects to the kitchen, utility room and aforementioned sunroom. There’s a double bedroom on the ground floor that links to the main bathroom, while upstairs comprises two large bedrooms that both have en suite bathrooms. The other room here would make a great extra bedroom or home office.
For those looking to move to a more private location, The Pines is a four-bed home that offers this without being completely secluded. Just 2km away is the M6 connecting to Galway and Dublin, which may suit the hybrid worker. This house is set back from the road and benefits from an extension, so space isn’t an issue either. Spread across 223 sq m, the rooms are large and luxurious.
This home comprises a hallway with a snug room to the side but most striking are the staircase and mezzanine framed in stainless steel. The sitting room, a living room, a dining room and adjoining kitchen are filled with quality touches, from the Aga electric cooker to the flooring. There’s also an impressive south-facing sunroom that leads to the garden. Upstairs, the main bedroom has an en suite, a dressing room and fitted wardrobes.