GETTING A BROAD view of the market in a specific location can be tricky, unless you’re happy to spend hours trawling listings.
To make life easier, we’ve done the searching for you, with a budget of around €200,000 in mind. Whether you’re living out West, or have lived in Mayo all your life, no doubt you’ll find something to catch your eye in this handpicked selection.
19 Dunbeag, Newport Road, in Castlebar, is a three-bedroom end-of-terrace home in the popular Dun Beag development, selling for €215,000. It’s located just off Newport Road and is just a quick jaunt from local schools and Islandeady Greenaway and other town facilities.
Over three floors, the accommodation comprises a tiled entrance hallway, a living room with an open fireplace and timber floor, as well as a fully-fitted kitchen with patio doors to the garden. Upstairs, bedrooms each have built-in wardrobes, and the second floor includes a bonus room that can be used as a study, office, or playroom, with built-in storage and a guest shower room.
In a quiet cul de sac in the popular Victoria Place development, you’ll find 28 Victoria Place, Snugboro, Castlebar, with a price tag of €195,000. It’s a semi-detached three-bedroom home on the edge of the Snugboro countryside.
The spacious entrance hallway leads into a lounge with an open fireplace and bay window. The kitchen/dining room has patio doors onto the garden. Upstairs, the three bedrooms include fitted wardrobes, and one room has fitted bunk beds for three little ones to enjoy.
At 91 Springfield Court, Castlebar, you’ll discover a tastefully appointed three-bedroom townhouse in the Springfield development just off the N5 Dublin Road, selling for €150,000. You’ll enjoy easy access to Turlough Greenway for exercise and fresh air.
The lounge here has an open fireplace that’s fitted with an electric fire; double doors lead into the kitchen/dining room. Each bedroom has built-in wardrobes for added storage. The main bathroom is on the first floor as well. The back garden is painted in a cheerful yellow and has a separate shed.
Finally, at 107 Manor Village, Westport Road, Castlebar, you’ll find a four-bedroom semi-detached home for €199,500. The neighbourhood’s location just off the Westport Road makes it an easy commute to Westport town and convenient to the Castlebar shopping district, the hospital, and the GMIT campus as well.
The entrance hallway boasts pull-out understair storage units, and the lounge has a solid fuel stove for added ambience and warmth. The dining room is attached the kitchen, which is fully fitted with integrated hob and oven, and offers patio doors onto the garden.