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 Wicklow with an asking price of exactly €525,000 – including a four-bed family home near Wicklow town and a hillside property in Ballinalea.
A neat four-bed bungalow with an attractive facade, Aughrim Lodge boasts a spacious interior. It spans 2,150 sq ft of accommodation, including a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining room. This space is bright and airy, with vaulted ceilings, Velux windows and French doors to the courtyard.
Three of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor, including the master bedroom and an impressive walk-in wardrobe. There’s one large double bedroom on the first floor, with a separate storage area here. Rathnew village is a five-minute walk away, while Wicklow town can be reached by car in the same amount of time.
Located in the heart of Ashford town, Copper Beech is an intriguing property both inside and out. Sitting on half an acre of mature gardens, Copper Beech is a home with no end of character and countryside charm. It’s in need of some modernisation, so would suit a buyer looking to get stuck into a creative design project.
The heart of the property is the open-plan dining and family area which features a raised, country-style kitchen with a ceramic tiled floor. Solid wood countertops, a Stanley range cooker and Belfast sink add to the character of the kitchen. To the rear, there’s a large lawn area and patio ideal for entertaining.
A four-bed detached property within walking distance of Wicklow town, 7 Heatherbrook is an ideal family home. Located on a corner site, No 7 benefits from a front garden with a car port and a spacious rear garden with a raised deck seating area, detached shed and lawns.
Inside, there are three reception rooms on the ground floor, while the converted attic on the second floor would make for an ideal games room or den. There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, with walk-in wardrobes in two of them. A selection of primary and secondary schools can be reached by foot in 20 minutes.
Located on a hillside site of 0.5 acres, this three-bed property is perfectly positioned to enjoy panoramic views of the Wicklow countryside and across to the Irish Sea. It benefits from split-level landscaped gardens, with manicured lawns, a large decking area and a detached garage.
Inside, the accommodation is bright and airy throughout its 1,506 sq ft. On the ground floor, there’s a living room, utility room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The country-style kitchen and dining area is also here, with tiled flooring, a wood-burning stove and ample storage space. Ashford town is a 10-minute walk away.