Four of a kind: Starter homes in Galway
Four similar properties on the market in Co Galway
Elegant in Oranmore
Formerly a three-bedroom house, this smart, two-bedroom, end-of-terrace house, located in a quiet cul de sac in the prestigious Orangreen development on the outskirts of Oranmore, will appeal to first-time buyers in search of a stylish modern home within easy reach of Galway City. The cream exterior and black front door with portico are elegant and unusual in contemporary developments in the area.
The house has been finished to a high standard and is described by the agents as move-in-ready, with hardwood floors, good quality tiling throughout, a fully integrated kitchen and a low-maintenance rear garden. No 28 has gas-fired central heating, PVC double glazing and a private cobble-lock driveway, and the second bathroom makes it particularly attractive. Downstairs, there's a maple-floored entrance hall with elegant coving and a living room, also with maple floors, which has a recessed gas fireplace with granite hearth, recessed dimmer lights and a television point.
The large bay window has Venetian blinds and looks out to the front of the house. Double doors open on to the dining area, which in turn has French doors to the rear patio. The kitchen has tiled floors with mosaic tiled surrounds and the fully-fitted Shaker-style kitchen includes several appliances, such as dishwasher, double oven, hob and fridge-freezer. The guest WC is located under the stairs.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, the third having been converted into an en suite for the master bedroom. The master bedroom has fully-tiled walls and floors, and the en suite features a stand-alone shower with chrome fittings and a heated towel rail. The bedroom has maple floors, double built-in wardrobes and a television point.
The second bedroom also has maple floors, built-in wardrobes and a television point. The curtains and blinds in both bedrooms are included in the sale. The family bathroom has fully-tiled floors and walls and an electric shower over the bath.
28 Orangreen, Oranhill, Oranmore, Co Galway €190,000
Agent: DNG Maxwell, Heaslip and Leonard (091) 565 261
Nice in Knocknacarra
74 Binn Bhan is a three-bed terraced home built in 2000 in a residential estate on the Western Distributor Road. The entrance hall leads to a living room with a feature fireplace and large bay window, from which double doors lead directly to the open-plan kitchen/dining room, which has fitted cupboards, porcelain tiled floors and double doors leading out to the private west-facing rear garden. There is also a guest lavatory and separate cloakroom at ground floor level. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, one en suite, plus the family bathroom. The property overlooks a green area and is 9km from the city centre.
Agent: O'Donnellan Joyce (091) 564 212
Debut in Doughiska
No 93 is one of a small number of large three-bed properties in An Fiodan development. The house is located in a cul de sac, overlooks the communal green area and has two to three car parking spaces to the front. There is gated access to the rear garden. Inside, there's a bay-windowed living room with gas fireplace, a kitchen/dining room overlooking the rear garden, a separate utility room and guest lavatory on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are three decent-sized bedrooms, with the master en suite, plus the family bathroom. A new condensing gas boiler was installed recently and the house has a BER rating of B3.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (091) 569 123
Heading to Headford
The Scelig Ard development on the Headford Road just over 3km from Galway city centre was constructed in 1999-2000. It is within walking distance of the Terryland Shopping Centre, the Headford Road Shopping Centre and the Headford Road Retail Park. No 16 is a four-bed detached house with off street parking. Downstairs, there is a large bay-windowed living room to the front and a separate kitchen/dining area to the back, plus utility room and guest toilet. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms with master en suite and a family bathroom. The back garden is east facing and in lawn.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (091) 569 123