Wednesday 18 October 2017

Compared: Take four mid-terrace Irish properties

8 Arbour Terrace, Dublin 7
8 Arbour Terrace, Dublin 7
208 Old Youghal Road, Cork
19 Bowman Street, Limerick
10 Healy Street, Dublin 7

Similar properties in different Irish locations are pitted against one another in price and value.

What: Two bedroom mid-terrace property

Where: 8 Arbour Terrace, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Price: €295k

8 Arbour Terrace, Dublin 7

Arbour Terrace is a 500m walk from the Parkgate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park while Heuston Station is 2.7km for those needing to travel further afield.

It is a red-brick mid-terrace property with an interior living space of 708 sq ft. Downstairs is a kitchen/dining room with a living room off the hall.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a cast iron fireplace, a newly fitted bathroom and there is a back garden.

The nearest red-line Luas stop is at Museum which is a 450m walk.

There is gas fired central heating, but no off-street parking. The BER G-rating could probably benefit from some energy efficiency measures to improve.

Enquiries to: The Property Shop (01) 8388444.


What: Two-bedroom end-of-terrace mews

Where: 208 Old Youghal Road, Cork

Price: €129k

208 Old Youghal Road, Cork

Ladys' Well mews is located 2.8km from Cork city centre over the River Lee.

Number 208 is a mews terrace property which has two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs with a contemporary finish, while downstairs it has a modern fitted kitchen with appliances included in the sale and a separate living room with access to the rear.

There is a walled garden which has been concreted, but retains a rockery with planted shrubbery.

There is access from here to an external parking area.

Montenotte is just over 1km while the Ballyvolane Shopping Centre is 1.6km.

Enquiries to: Behan, Irwin & Gosling (021) 4270007.

What: Two-bedroom townhouse in city centre

Where: 19 Bowman Street, Limerick

Price: €90k

19 Bowman Street, Limerick

This townhouse has access to the city as a key feature. The People's Park is a 400m walk away while the Mary I college is less than 1km away.

Getting into the main shopping area around O'Connell Street is a six-minute walk, so Bowman Street is central.

With original sliding sash windows and architraves, this two-bedroom home comes with a kitchen/dining room, living room downstairs, and two bedrooms with a bathroom upstairs.

It is 502 sq ft in size and has a BER G rating, not unusual in older houses. Some of the windows are uPVC so this could be extended elsewhere through the property. There is rear access to the house and a door from the kitchen to the rear with wooden and tiled flooring throughout.

Enquiries to: Rooney Auctioneers (061) 413511.

What: Mid-terrace red-brick city house

Where: 10 Healy Street, off NCR, Dublin 7

Price: €150k

10 Healy Street, Dublin 7

Healy Street is a quiet cul-de-sac located off the North Circular Road.

It is a 1km walk to O'Connell Street and 600m to Mountjoy Square Park. Dublin Connolly train station is 750m away.

The house itself is 646 sq ft and presented with a red-brick frontage mid-way along the terrace.

It has a tiled entrance lobby, kitchen, living room (with stone fireplace) and shower/wet room downstairs with a small utility room plumbed for a washing machine. There is access to an enclosed rear yard.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms. It comes with a BER rating 'F' but the single-glaze windows could easily be upgraded to triple, thus improving this. There is on-street parking in the vicinity.

Enquiries to: Mason Estates (01) 830 4000.

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