On the market: Street cred
Keen people-watchers may be drawn to street living. No 49 Dublin Street is a 1,076 sq ft terraced house right on the street in Balbriggan, so you can watch the world go by from your armchair.
That armchair will be in the sitting room, which has an open fire, and leads into a conservatory and from there to the garden. The kitchen/dining room also has an open fire. There's also a family bathroom and three bedrooms, one with open fire.
Out the back is a 540 sq ft garden with a patio, lawn and shrubbery, and a garage with vehicle access onto Vauxhall Street.
Dublin Street is about a five minutes drive from the M1 at Junction 6. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes on foot to get to Balbriggan railway station, and even less to the beach.
The agent is O'Connor Property Consultants in Balbriggan (01 691 1404) and the asking price is €330,000.
‘Farm' is perhaps too big a word for Fenny Meadow Farm at Ballybane East near Ballydehob, Co Cork. The property comes with six acres of land – enough to make a start with a horse or two and a few chickens.
Extending over around 1,270 sq ft, Fenny Meadow Farmhouse has three bedrooms, with the master bedroom giving on to a balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside.
By way of reception rooms, it has a dining room measuring just under 12ft by 12ft 4ins, and a large lounge at 21ft 5ins by 13ft 2ins.
The kitchen measures almost 12ft by just over 11ft, and is also served by a utility room. There is one main bathroom (9ft by 5ft 10ins) with a bath.
The house is located two miles from Ballydehob and eight miles from Skibbereen. It's on the market for €300,000 ia DNG Michael Galvin in Bandon (023 884 4958).
No childhood is complete without frogspawn. So buyers in search of a family home may be interested in 94 Marley Court in Rathfarnham, which is just a short walk away from a shallow, promising stream.
No 94 is a detached 1,343 sq ft house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor is a playroom, living room and downstairs toilet, as well as an open-plan kitchen diner and a study overlooking the garden.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a single, and the main bathroom. The master bedroom has been extended into what was the fourth bedroom.
Just a few metres from the house is a sort of park planted with grass and trees and with a stream running through it. It's about a 20-minute walk to Marlay Park, and a 10-minute drive to the M50.
No 94 Marley Court is for sale for €475,000 via Coldwell Banker Estates (01 411 0012).