4 of a kind... Average- priced homes in Connacht
The Glebe, Clonfert, Ballinasloe, Co Galway €185,000
Galway is the most expensive county in Connacht in which to buy property, according to the latest set of figures from daft.ie, which cover the quarter to the end of June.
The average price of a property in Co Galway is just over €182,000, while the average in Galway city is higher, at almost €267,000.
This four-bedroom detached bungalow in Clonfert, close to Ballinasloe, is priced at a few thousand more than the average price for the county, but is offered for sale fully fitted and furnished, with carpet throughout, and is described as being in turn-key condition.
The sitting room has a bay window to the front as well as windows to the side and is fitted with a solid fuel stove to keep things cosy in the winter months. There are French doors to the garden and a yard to the rear.
The master bedroom is en suite and has a walk-in wardrobe, as does one of the other bedrooms. The family bathroom has a feature corner bath and separate shower. The fully-fitted kitchen is country style and has a tiled floor. There is a separate utility room. The house has mains water, its own septic tank and oil-fired central heating, with a BER of C2.
Outside there's a huge double garage with 66sqm of living space, ripe for conversion subject to planning permission, and large gardens to both front and rear. These are in laid in lawn and surrounded by mature hedging.
Clonfert is known for its Hiberno-Romanesque cathedral dating back to the 12th century, on the site of an earlier church founded by Saint Brendan that dates from the 6th century. It lies a little over an hour's drive from Galway city.
Agent: Ger O'Toole (0909) 741 333
Lovely in Leitrim
Leitrim is the cheapest county in Connacht in which to buy property. The average price of a property in the county is just under €124,000, a figure that will bring a tear to the eye of househunters in the capital in particular. For €5,000 less, those in the market for a rural home could buy this attractive three-bedroom detached house at Adoon near Gorvagh, which has 83sqm of living space. There's an original fireplace with stove and a solid fuel range. The house stands on half an acre of gardens, is surrounded by mature trees and rhodendrons, and there is an adjacent half-acre site. The location is peaceful, yet less than 3km off the main Mohill to Ballinamore Road.
Agent: Abbey Property Sales (086) 806 6701
Relax in Roscommmon
The average property price in Roscommon is a fraction under €130,000, and the selling agents of this property already have an offer of €128,000 for the 1980s detached bungalow with four bedrooms at Keadue East near Boyle. The house lies at the end of a long driveway and has excellent views over the surrounding countryside. It stands on an acre-and-a-half of gardens, and comes with three large outbuildings that are fitted with power. The house has 115sqm of living space and requires some modernisation, while the gardens are described as lush and mature, having been landscaped and well looked-after. The house is located 2km from the village of Keadue, which has a school and shop.
Agent: REA Brady (071) 962 2444
Marvellous in Mayo
The average property price in Mayo stands at €146,000. Shraheens is a traditional three-bedroom cottage is set on an elevated site on Achill's Atlantic Drive with sea and mountain views. The house is 2km from Achill Sound, where there are restaurants, bars, a supermarket and a hotel. The property has been renovated (work included dry-lining the walls and installing double-glazing) and is in walk-in condition. The 79sqm of living space includes a porch, hallway, living room, kitchen/dining fitted with Shaker-style units in maple, three bedrooms and bathroom. Outside, there is a large terrace to the front overlooking the sea and, to the side, a detached garage (6.3m x 3.1m) with electricity.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Crowley (098) 29009