GETTING TO GRIPS with a fast-changing property market is tricky, but we’re here to make things simpler.
Each week, we’ll handpick four homes within a similar budget, to give you a snapshot of the property landscape at a particular price point.
This week, we’re looking at properties in and around Galway city with an asking price of exactly €475,000 – from a 20-minute walk away to a 15-minute drive away.
Located a 20-minute stroll from Galway city, 1 Mount Eaton is a four-bed detached residence that’s within walking distance of a number of schools. The ground floor enjoys a spacious layout with a large living area, where double doors open to the kitchen and dining room. In here, there’s plenty of storage space and a breakfast bar.
All four bedrooms are located on the first floor and come complete with built-in units. Two bedrooms benefit from their own en suite bathroom, while there’s also a family bathroom. Throughout the property, there’s a mixture of tiled and wooden flooring. Salthill Promenade is a 15-minute walk away.
Built in 2005, this four-bed property enjoys a light-filled interior with a modern layout. On the ground floor, there’s a large hallway, a living room with picture windows and a corner kitchen with a dining area. There’s also a separate family room, utility room and bathroom, plus a bedroom which could be used as a playroom or study.
Upstairs, there are three bright bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom with a corner bath. The master bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and glass doors which open to a terrace. The coastal village of Barna is a five-minute drive (or a 25-minute walk) away. Galway city can be reached by car in 15 minutes.
Sitting on 0.87 acres of manicured lawns, this four-bed detached property was built in 1996. It features an attractive exterior with two bay windows and a matching block-built garage to the side. Inside, there’s a sitting room with a feature fireplace, a family room and an open-plan kitchen/dining room to the rear. A double bedroom and a bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
A solid wood staircase leads to the first floor, where there are three double bedrooms with wood flooring and built-in wardrobes, an en suite bathroom and the main bathroom. There’s a large tarmac area to the rear of the property, as well as a lawn surrounded by mature trees. Galway city is a 15-minute drive away, while Bearna Golf Club is five minutes away.
Part of a private estate of just 15 properties, 10 Barr Aille is a four-bed family home of 2,023 sq ft. It features a well laid-out interior, including an open-plan kitchen and dining area, an office and a lounge with a bay window. Outside, there’s a large back garden with a lawn and patio, plus off-street parking to the front.
No 10 makes for an ideal family home, with four bedrooms and three en suite bathrooms on the first floor, plus a spacious walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom. For further space, the attic has been converted, with two large rooms and a shower room here. A number of schools, shops and sports clubs are nearby, while Galway city can be reached in 10 minutes.