Four homes under €300,000 in Wicklow right now
A choice of four properties which represent good value in Wicklow.
'Aughavannagh House', Aughavannagh
€295k Townshends Auctioneers, (01) 507 9430
The Wicklow wilderness surrounds Aughavannagh House, which is on a narrow country road about seven kilometres from Glenmalure, with mountain views in every direction. The house itself is on two acres of land with garden and pasture, bordered by the Aughavannagh River. It's 1,600 sq ft with three upstairs bedrooms (one with an ensuite shower). The ground floor has a sitting room and a family room, both with marble fireplaces. The eat-in kitchen has both an oil-fired range and a cast-iron fireplace and there are double doors from there to the patio. There's a utility room and garage on the grounds as well.
17 Kilmantin Road, Wicklow Town
€265k Sherry FitzGerald Catherine O’Reilly, (0404) 66466
Perched on a high road and facing north-east, the terraced houses at Kilmantin Road have clear views over the rooftops of Wicklow Town to the Irish Sea. The best views from Number 17 are in the master bedroom, one of two bedrooms on the first floor. The living room at the front on the ground floor is used as a third bedroom at present. Beyond it is a family room with a fireplace and double doors lead into the kitchen at the back of the house. Sliding doors in the kitchen give onto the south-facing back garden which is tiered with a patio and raised flowerbeds.
‘Sumac Cottage’, Clough, Baltinglass
€225k Dowling Property, (045) 482189
'Sumac Cottage', a traditional cottage on the N81 south of Baltinglass, got a makeover three years ago. It was restored and extended to 1,265 sq ft, and it got an energy efficiency boost into the bargain; its BER is now B2. There's just one main living room - an open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room measuring some 28ft square, with a vaulted ceiling making it seem even bigger. The kitchen has integrated appliances and a breakfast bar, and the sitting area has a wood-burning stove and glass doors to the garden. There are two bedrooms, the main one with an en-suite wet room and patio doors. It's on 0.7 of an acre with a detached garage.
‘Sunnybank House’, Rednagh Road
€299k Sherry FitzGerald Myles Doyle, (0402) 32367
Although it's in the town of Aughrim, 'Sunnybank' has a very pleasant situation - across the street from the Aughrim bowling pavilion and the National Disabled Angling Facility fishing lake. It has just under half an acre of grounds of its own, with a long lawned garden separating it from the road and a large parking area to the rear. There are five first-floor bedrooms, one accessible only from the dining room on the ground floor. The dining room has an archway leading to the kitchen, and there are two other reception rooms (both with bay windows and open fireplaces) and a utility. The whole needs some renovation.