Rethinking Rural – City Budget Country House

June 9, 2021
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Rethinking RuralCity Budget Country House

With the average price of a house in Dublin standing at €428,000 we take a look at what you could get in the same range in some of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. Considering remote working? These could be just the houses to inspire you to take the plunge.

Surf’s Up

While your Dublin budget could net you a 3-bed semi in one of the commuter belts, what about leaving it all behind for this gem in County Sligo?

The Sycamores has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and sea views too. Less than half an hour from Sligo Town, this 250.8 sq m / 2,700 sq ft approx. pad is full of light, space and is right on the stretch of coastline that features the beaches at Aughris, Dunmoran and Tra Bhui – all renowned surfing spots.

Add a separate garage for all your gear, a sunny conservatory plus a good-sized garden, and you’re all set, whatever the weather. There’s broadband, so your work life balance is smoothly taken care of. Sligo Town has great cultural facilities, good restaurants and schools, while there is also a local primary school and community centre. Just down the road Aughris is a very cool spot, with the popular Beach Bar and restaurant, and a surf school in summer.

How’s that for a guide price of €390,000?

https://www.sherryfitz.ie/buy/house/sligo/west-sligo/the-sycamores-farnaharpy-skreen-909942

Brooklyn Boho

Ok, so it’s billed as a 3-to-4 bed semi, but just imagine what Brooklyn House would set you back in the leafier Dublin suburbs… This gorgeous Victorian is right in the heart of Dundalk, and a short stroll to the shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, galleries and schools that make this Co. Louth town so vibrant. Plus the train station is also just a walk away, connecting you easily to Dublin with a regular service that takes just an hour.

At 208.7 sq m / 2,247 sq ft approx., with a lovely mature garden, and off street parking, it’s all in turn-key condition. It’s also awash with original features and has the added attraction of its very own bar. Yes, that’s right – a bar. What else would you expect from Brooklyn?!

Asking €375,000

https://www.sherryfitz.ie/buy/house/louth/dundalk/brooklyn-house-brook-street-ardee-road-dundalk-925088

The Kerry Way

Live the dream with Diana’s Cottage, just up the bay from Kenmare, via the beautiful Ring of Kerry. Anyone wanting a change of lifestyle will find it here in spades – and there’s the added attraction of a guest cottage, so all those people who will suddenly be dying to visit you at your new address can stay – at a comfortably safe distance!

There are three bedrooms in the main house, and the guest cottage has two more. Fixed line broadband means you’re always connected, but the real dreaminess here is in those amazing sea views and that lovely landscape.

With 104 sq m / 1,151 sq ft approx. in the main house, and another 84 sq m / 904 sq ft approx. in the guest cottage, you’ve got lots of space to play – and a large garden to enjoy as well. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any prettier, find an orchard and your very own pond. Kenmare has fabulous restaurants and a lively atmosphere, for when you can tear yourself away from this gorgeous home.

Seeking €360,000

https://www.sherryfitz.ie/buy/house/kerry/kenmare/dina-s-cottage-cappanacush-east-templenoe-kenmare-924694

Back to the Ranch

Be master of all you survey with 2.65 acres approx. to call your own in Co Wexford. An Cloch Mor has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a dramatic hallway, where the central staircase divides to a gallery area where you can sit in peace and soak up the views.

There’s broadband, plus a garage and a clutch of other outbuildings, so it’s up to you if you want a separate home office or not. You’re an easy walk or short drive to Rathnure village, where there’s a primary school, shop and pub. Enniscorthy and New Ross are approx. 20km away. Enniscorthy has a direct rail link to Dublin on the Rosslare line.

This part of Co Wexford is lush and there’s lots to do including walking, historic trails, sporting activities, charming restaurants and lovely bars. You’re also near gorgeous stretches of coastline, so all in all it could be the easiest move you’ve ever made.

Guiding at €395,000

https://www.sherryfitz.ie/buy/house/wexford/enniscorthy/an-cloch-mor-on-2-65-acres-monamolin-rathnure-enniscorthy-916965

Contact us today on 090 64 75500 to help you make the move.

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