FINDING A HOME that matches your budget without compromising your list of must-haves can be tricky, but we’re here to make that task easier.
Each week we round up a selection of homes currently on the market in Ireland around the same price point, giving you a snapshot of what a particular amount could get you.
This week, we’re looking at properties around the country with an asking price of exactly €500,000 — from a four-bed in Co Wexford with access to Ballymoney beach, to an architecturally designed home in Co Offaly.
In Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, you’ll find a three-bedroom, one-bathroom semi-detached home just off the River Dodder. The home measures over 1,300 square feet, and the garden at the back is spacious as well. You’ll be within walking distance of Rathfarnham and Terenure villages, giving you an ideal location in this sought-after southside area.
Inside, the home could benefit from cosmetic upgrades, and the garage has previously been converted in order to make the downstairs of the property more spacious. The kitchen/breakfast area/dining areas are all open plan, and the living room has intricate original details.
A journey out to Co Offaly will find you another bedroom and several more bathrooms. Rockfield is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom detached home with interesting architectural details and over 2,700 square feet. The property sits on more than an acre of land, and has a detached garage as well as a covered patio that will allow you to take advantage of the south west-facing manicured gardens.
Inside, the main level has an entrance hall and office, sitting room, dining room and large kitchen with bay windows that overlook the property. You’ll also find a bedroom with en suite and walk in wardrobes on this floor.
Upstairs, there are another two double bedrooms as well as the master suite, plus attic space as well.
Just north of Dublin in the seaside suburb of Malahide is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom semi-detached home at the end of a quiet cul de sac and within walking distance of local shops. The home has an unusually large front driveway that offers parking for up to four cars.
The property includes an entrance porch with double doors that lead to a hallway with coat closet and guest bathroom. The living room is at the front of the house, with a feature bay window on one end and double doors to the dining area at the other. The kitchen and conservatory overlook the west-facing rear garden.
Upstairs, there are two large double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, as well as a third single bedroom to the front. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
Finally, in Ballymoney, this budget will get you a four-bedroom, four-bathroom detached home with sea views of and private access to Ballymoney beach. Built in 1998, the property measures 2,250 square feet of space, and has the potential to expand further, pending planning permission approval for additional accommodation in the garden.
Downstairs, the reception rooms and bedroom enjoy panoramic sea views, and the dining and drawing rooms boast picture windows with double doors to the western, sea-facing side deck. Three double bedrooms are on the main floor as well as a front-to-side kitchen. On the first floor, there is a large living room with even more sea views, as well as the final bedroom and access to attic storage.