There’s a selection of fine properties currently on the market in the Rosenallis and Ballyfin areas of Laois.
Close to the Slieve Bloom mountains, in a rural setting and in communities with a strong identity, it’s easy to see why they make for sought-after homes.
They also have the benefit of being relatively close to big towns.
Here we take a look at five homes up for sale at the moment and in each case you can click through to check out the full profile on Daft.ie.
For sale with Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland Keating, this five-bedroom detached home is on an elevated site with southerly-facing private garden
The home has oil-fired central heating and double glazing. Downstairs there is a reception hallway, cloakroom/wc, bedroom and study, kitchen, sitting room, living room and utility room.
To the first floor are three bedrooms, master with en-suite facilities and there is also a family bathroom to this floor. As well as that there is a large workshop and offices deal for a home office.
Guide Price: €365,000
Just outside the village of Rosenallis, this mature family home is on a site of over 2 acres.
For sale with Hume Auctioneers, the property boasts a signature sunroom at the front and comprises three reception rooms, four bedrooms including a master ensuite and a large utility.
The home has oil fired and solid fuel central heating along with an open fireplace. There is a selection of sheds and a good sized garage ideal for the DIY enthusiast. Being in an area where local needs are not necessarily imposed the property has genuine second site potential.
Guide Price: €295,000
A large cottage, approached via a winding lane, is set in its own grounds on four acres with mature trees, a range of outhouses and four stables with ample parking
This property comprises a large kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms to the rear of the house, a modern shower room accessed via a very uniquely sized hallway is fully tiled.
There is another double bedroom centrally located and an attic bedroom sits just up the stairs.
Guide Price: €279,000
A modern bungalow with underfloor heating, very well insulated and thermostats throughout.
For sale with Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland Keating, the property comprises kitchen/diner, two reception rooms, three double bedrooms which have views across the gardens to land stretching around the house and woodlands beyond.
The family kitchen/diner is a good size while it is a house that a gardener will enjoy with a range of vegetable patches.
Guide Price: €340,000
For sale with Hume Auctioneers, this five-bedroom home is next door to Ballyfin primary school and is just five minutes away from Portlaoise.
The ground floor boasts four large reception rooms, a light-filled kitchen, fully fitted utility room and guest wc. An inner hallway leads to a massive double gallery with a converted attic room ideal as a hobby room or a haven for growing children.
The landing frames a first floor which boasts 5 double bedrooms, three of which are en-suite. The master bedroom has a most desirable walk-in wardrobe.
Guide Price: €450,000
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