We rate three homes in Co. Meath in price, location and value for money.
At Kiltoome Lodge, about two kilometres from the town, there's an acre of gardens, so plenty of space to honour the local heritage by planting elders.
Built in 1996, Kiltoome Lodge is a detached, five-bedroom house with a Yorkshire brick exterior. It's 2,895 sq ft in size with three reception rooms - a living room, sitting room and dining room, as well as the kitchen/breakfast room and a shower room.
There are also three bedrooms, one en suite, on the ground floor. The remaining two bedrooms, both en suite, are on the first floor.
It has a private well and septic tank and, handily enough, a back-up generator in the garage. The grounds include a fairy garden accessed by a miniature door.
It's for sale for €400,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Royal in Trim (046 943 1525).
Airfield Lodge was built in the late 1700s as a gate lodge for Rathkenny House in Meath, scene of a double murder in 1833. The landlord in those days was one Thomas Hussey, who got into a bitter dispute with one of his tenants. The tenant allegedly hired another man to murder Hussey and his steward but the assassin killed the wrong men. He was executed in 1834.
It's to be hoped that neighbourly relations are more cordial these days. Although truth be told, there are very few neighbours in the vicinity of Airfield Lodge. It's on a quiet country road outside Rathkenny, an hour's drive from Dublin.
On the ground floor is a living room with a stove, and a kitchen with a door to the garden. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a shower room. There are restored arched windows upstairs.
REA T&J Gavigan in Navan (046 902 3232) is the agent, and the asking price is €140,000.
The townland of Lisdornan, near Julianstown, Co Meath, was the birthplace in the late 18th century of Collier the Robber, the last great Irish highwayman.
The owners of a three-bedroom stone cottage at Lisdornan can avoid at least one kind of daylight robbery today. The house is on an acre of grounds and has its own septic tank and well, so you won't be hearing from Irish Water.
The main reception room is an L-shaped lounge with dual-aspect windows and a fireplace. There's also a conservatory off the kitchen/ dining room, with French doors to a patio.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and there are two other bedrooms and a main bathroom, as well as a utility room and a study.
It's a little over half an hour from Dublin via the M1 and five minutes from Julianstown village.
The agent is EMG Property Consultants in Balbriggan (01 841 7173) and the price is €495,000.
Nowhere is the cliché of leafy Foxrock more evident than in the wonderful gardens that encircle Navarone, a four- bedroom detached house on an acre of grounds on Brennanstown Rd., which runs from Cabinteely village up to the crossroads at Glenamuck Rd. To the front of the house stands an enormous blue cedar; there's also a massive willow, a substantial acer and a multitude of other mature trees and shrubs.