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 Co Meath with an asking price of exactly €475,000 – from a five-bed in Julianstown to a bungalow with stables in Greenogue.
Built in 2010, this four-bed property creates a great first impression. It’s located on two acres of landscaped grounds, including vegetable gardens, paddocks, a walled garden and a feature area. There’s also a two-storey detached garage, which is currently used as a storage area, home office and gym.
The property itself measures 2,669 sq ft and boasts luxury features throughout, including a crema marfil fireplace, porcelain tiled flooring and solid oak wardrobes. The large kitchen is a highly functional space, with ample storage, a centre island/breakfast bar and room for a dining table to seat six.
A five-bed dormer bungalow, 13 Ballygarth Manor is conveniently located a 15-minute walk from Julianstown village. Laytown is a five-minute drive away, while Bettystown can be reached in 10 minutes. For families, a primary school is at the end of the road.
Built in 2003, No 13 is a bright and spacious home of 2,508 sq ft. The ground floor comprises a large living room, a study, a home office and an open-plan kitchen/dining room. There’s also a utility room and a guest bathroom, while the five bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms and the family bathroom are on the first floor.
Located on an elevated site of four acres, Bow Lodge enjoys a private setting off a quiet country road. Despite looking fairly unassuming, the property boasts a colourful history: it was once a rehearsal venue for Thin Lizzy and Brush Sheils.
Built in 1890, the three-bed property was carefully extended and restored in 2000, and still maintains much of its original character and charm. Notable features include ceiling beams, slate flooring and exposed brick walls, as well as large living areas and bedrooms. Slane is a 10-minute drive away.
With one acre of grounds, including stables, a large storage shed with an arena, and a yard, this three-bed bungalow is sure to appeal to anyone with an equestrian interest. The property offers more than meets the eye, with the attic being converted into a storage space and bathroom.
The accommodation comprises four reception rooms, three bedrooms, a utility room and a bathroom. One of the reception rooms is a small sunroom, which makes for the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy views of the garden. Ashbourne is less than a 10-minute drive away, while the M2 can be reached in five minutes.