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 Co Laois with an asking price of exactly €250,000 – from a renovated two-bed in Portlaoise town to a four-bed detached family home.
A four-bed detached property, 65 Lime Tree Avenue is a spacious family home with large living areas. There’s a living room with a bay window to the front of the property, with double doors which open to the bright kitchen and dining area. French doors open from here to the rear garden, which makes for the ideal space for young children to play.
No 65 comes to the market in walk-in condition, with features including a wood-burning stove and built-in wardrobes. Portlaoise town is a 10-minute drive away, with a selection of shops and amenities here. Homeowners can go from their front door to the M7 in less than five minutes, making it easy to get to wherever they need to be.
Set on the Heritage Golf Resort in Killenard, this ground floor apartment features a bright interior in a unique location. As well as being located in the heart of Killenard village, the two-bed property is within easy access of the resort’s facilities, including a gym, spa, swimming pool, running track and golf course.
Inside, the accommodation enjoys views of the golf course, as well as a private patio to the rear. The kitchen, dining room and lounge share an open-plan space, while floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors flood the room with light. Both bedrooms are well-appointed, with a dressing room and en suite bathroom extending from the main bedroom.
A three-bed terraced house in the centre of Portlaoise town, 2 Railway Street is a one-of-a-kind property. No 2 was renovated less than a year ago and boasts multiple high quality features and finishes, including engineered timber flooring, handcrafted stairs and a steel and solid oak fitted kitchen. French doors open from the eye-catching kitchen to the rear garden, with a feature stone wall here.
There are two bathrooms in the property, with a walk-in shower and steam room – complete with massage jets – in one. Other features include underfloor heating to the ground floor, triple glazed windows and an external water softener.
A detached bungalow, 89 The Hermitage is a three-bed property with a homely and inviting interior. The ground floor features a spacious living room and an open-plan kitchen and dining area which opens to a large sunroom extension. No 89 benefits from a private rear garden with a lawn and patio area for sunny summer evenings spent dining al fresco.
The family bathroom and en suite bathroom in the master bedroom have recently been updated, while other standout features include a wood-burning stove in the living room, bespoke kitchen cabinets and hardwood floors. Portlaoise town is a five-minute drive away, with a number of primary and secondary schools in and around here.