Any auctioneer will tell you about the importance of location.
And for anyone looking to buy a house they’ll want it to be near to the things that are important to them, be that family, work, school or community.
When buying a house, getting your exact preferred location may not always be possible. But the general area is important.
In this week’s Property Watch, we’ve picked out five houses that are currently for sale in the west of the county, taking in Mountrath, Coolrain, Camross and Borris-in-Ossory.
The properties range in price from €195,000 to €395,000.
In each instance, you can click through to the full Daft.ie profile.
A five-bedroom dormer bungalow on one acre in a rural setting. A short drive from Mountrath but close to Paddock National School and Slieve Bloom GAA.
The property has three bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs and boasts beautiful countryside views.
Guide Price: €270,000
A dormer bungalow with panoramic views of the Slieve Bloom mountains, this property is being offered for sale by Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland Keating.
Over 2,000 square foot it has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two receptions rooms and a kitchen/dining area.
Close to the town of Mountrath, the M7 motorway is easily accessible and Portlaoise is just 15 minutes away.
Guide Price: €285,000
For sale with Peavoy Auctioneers this four-bedroom detached bungalow is within a short walking distance of Borris-in-Ossory and a ten-minute drive from the town of Roscrea.
This property has dual fired central heating, PVC double glazed windows, fitted alarm, garage, solid internal doors and tarmacadam drive.
Guide Price: €195,000
A three-bedroom detached dormer bungalow, just 2km from the village of Camross, which is for sale with Seamus Browne Auctioneer.
Accommodation comprises of entrance porch, living room/dining room, kitchen, utility room, WC, three bedrooms, one en-suite.
Outside the low maintenance gardens are in lawn and shrubs, there is ample parking and a warehouse/workshop with separate access.
Guide Price: €297,500
Also for sale with Peavoy Auctioneers, this property stands on circa 2.72 acres close to the village of Coolrain and is approached by a sweeping gravel avenue.
This home boasts spacious accommodation, split level kitchen/dining room, dual fired central heating and PVC sash windows.
It would suit an equestrian enthusiast as it comes with five loose boxes, tack room, large workshop, lunging ring and is fully insulated throughout.
Guide Price: €395,000