GETTING TO GRIPS with a fast-changing property market is tricky, but we’re here to make things simpler.
Each week, we’ll handpick a number of 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 around Galway with an asking price of exactly €395,000 – from a modern three-bed in Connemara to an apartment in Barna.
Located in Carna in the heart of Connemara, this three-bed dormer bungalow comes to the market in turnkey condition. The light-filled property is perfectly positioned to enjoy views of the surrounding countryside and Lough Keenaun, while the pier at Moyrus is a short walk away.
There are multiple impressive features and finishes throughout, including vaulted ceilings, wood floors, a fully fitted modern kitchen and built-in wardrobes. There’s a gravel driveway and lawn to the front, as well as a patio area for dining al fresco.
Situated on 0.53 acres, Sylvan House is a spacious and light-filled family home. The accommodation spans 2,045 sq ft, while there’s also a separate games room of 474 sq ft to the rear. The garden is west-facing and comprises manicured lawns, a decking area and a mixture of mature trees and shrubs.
Inside, there’s a large open plan kitchen and dining room with a feature centre island and a sunken living area. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, while both bedrooms on the first floor feature en suite bathrooms.
A three-bed apartment, 5 Woodbury boasts a prime location in Barna Demesne. A gated development, Barna Demesne is situated on the idyllic grounds of Barna House. The seven acres of grounds surrounding the development are beautifully landscaped, with access to private walks along the shores of Rusheen Bay.
Built in 2005, the apartment itself is ready for moving day. The accommodation measures 1,194 sq ft and includes many high quality features such as Italian porcelain tilings, oak flooring and vaulted ceilings. A balcony off the kitchen provides the perfect spot to enjoy the surrounding greenery.
A four-bed detached property, this house is packed with character and charm. Located in Ballyconneely village, the residence boasts views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and the sweeping countryside. Mannin Bay Beach is a five-minute drive (or a 40-minute walk) away.
The property enjoys plenty of natural light, while wood-panelled ceilings, feature stone walls and cherry wood floors add a sense of warmth. On cold winter nights, underfloor heating and two open fires are sure to be appreciated.