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 Kilkenny with an asking price of exactly €350,000.
This four-bedroom two-bathroom home in Kilkenny is a new part of the Rath Ullord development that offers home owners a good combination of access to Kilkenny city and the peacefulness of the countryside.
The property, which has an interesting contemporary exterior design, has earned an A energy rating to minimise heating and energy costs. The space is set up for open plan living/kitchen/dining on the main level, as well as a utility room.
Two sets of patio doors lead to the back garden, which is seeded and ready for outdoor enjoyment.
Lismatigue is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom detached home in Hugginstown, just off the M9 between Kilkenny and Waterford, that also includes a detached garage.
The property enjoys panoramic views over the countryside, while still taking advantage of easy access to the motorway.
Lismatigue has architectural details dotted throughout that add interest and character – from the arched doorway from the entrance into the living space, to the open plan kitchen-dining space with stepped levels. A large sliding door leads from the kitchen onto a sun trap patio.
Back in town, you could purchase a five-bedroom, four-bathroom semi-detached home in Seville Lawns, a development within walking distance of the city centre and local schools. The home has been owner-occupied since its construction, and is well-maintained.
The entrance hall leads to a magnificent open plan living/kitchen/dining area. The kitchen units are handcrafted locally and the space includes a breakfast bar. The formal living room is on the first floor. The family room is located off the kitchen and opens out to an enclosed rear garden.
Finally, in Castlewarren, you’ll find a five-bedroom, three-bathroom detached home just fifteen minutes from Kilkenny city. The property has two double garage spaces, as well as extensive fenced gardens. The stonework on the facade and in the fences to the front was completed using local stone by a local mason.
The entrance door has glass side panels that give great light to the hall, and the polished porcelain tiles assist in creating a bright and spacious area. The sitting room to the right has a bay window, solid oak floors and feature stove, which creates a lovely cosy ambiance to this family space. A back boiler is fitted to the stove, ideal when in use in heating other areas of the house.