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Property Watch: What type of house you can get for €150k in Laois and five holiday destinations

We're getting exotic with our property this week

This week on Property Watch, we are going in search of holiday properties in around Ireland and Europe, and compare it to what you can get in Laois.

The destinations we have chosen for this week are: Clare Island in Mayo, Sneem in Kerry, Blackwater in Wexford as well as a property in Italy and France.

In Laois, we have selected a property in Durrow which is of similar size and age of the other houses.

This week’s budget is €150,000.


12 Old Oak Grove, Durrow, Co. Laois.

This week’s Laois property is situated in the quiet, picturesque town of Durrow. It’s a deceptively spacious 4 bed, semi-detached corner house. The house has a paved drive, and it has a very large back garden.

The house has a glass conservatory, and paved patio area. Internally, the house has high standard finish, with a tiled kitchen, bathrooms and conservatory. The kitchen is fitted and has an oak finish. All 4 bedrooms are spacious and bright. The house is solid fuel heated and is connected to the mains. It is guided at €140,000.

No. 2 St. Brigid’s Terrace, Blackwater, Co. Wexford.

This 3 bedroom, bungalow/cottage is semi-detached and is situated near the seaside village of Blackwater. It is in walking distance to village itself, which is a beautiful and well-sought area to live. Curracloe beach is only a short drive away.

The property is small but cozy, with to rooms being of a modern standard. The kitchen again is small, but is fitted and has an open plan dinning room attached. The three bedrooms are spacious and the bathroom is tiled. There is significant garden space around the house to the back, side and front. This house is price on the market at €127,500.


7 Sneem Leisure Village, Sneem, Co. Kerry.

Sneem is a small, quaint village situated on the Ring of Kerry. This property is a modern build, detached 3 bedroom house. There is modern and spacious feel to the property, but is not on a large site, with a small garden attached. There is a large parking area to the side.

The internal features are of a high standard and bright throughout, and there is a large skylight window attached to the living room. The kitchen is a standard size and is fitted. The bedrooms are relatively large and the bathrooms are tiled. This property is an ideal holiday home and is valued at €125,000.


Glen, Clare Island, Co. Mayo.

A special property, situated on Clare Island in Mayo, is a 3 bedroom dormer house. The island itself is off the coast and a ferry service travels regularly from Louisburgh. The island has the essential services.

The property is a modern build and spacious. There is a fitted kitchen, a large utility room as well as an open plan kitchen/dinning room. The living room is attached to the stairwell, and the house is tiled throughout. There is oil-fired under-ground heating. The bedrooms are very large, with two upstairs and one on the ground floor. The house is priced at €150,000.


Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy.

This Italian property is situated in the south of Italy, on the Ionian Sea. The nearest city is Crotone, Naples being the nearest major city is over four hours away. The townhouse has 4 bedrooms and has a fitted kitchen. Each bedroom has an en-suite.

The three storey property contains gas central heating, double glazed windows with black out shutters. All floors are tiled, with white wash rooms. Hallway with marble staircase and wrought iron banisters to all 3 floors. The best feature to the house is the pool, and large bathing area. This property is valued at €129,000.


Var, Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur

The only apartment in the feature, and is situated near the city of Toulon. The property is a ground floor apartment, and is only one bed and bathroom. The kitchen is large and fitted. There is also a large free private parking area.

This Apartment is a 6 minutes’ walk from the beach. This residence is in Six-Fours-les-Plages, in the south of France, 500 metres from the beach. It features a hot tub, a hammock, and an outdoor pool. The apartment is on the market at €150,000.

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