Starter home: Privately set home has Lough Gur in its site’s sights

If you buy this Rawleystown, Co Limerick home, you’ll be moving into what’s a very well-established area: there’s at least 6,000 years of documented human habitation on its doorstep.

Lough Gur, Limerick

€175,000

Sq m 104 (1,116 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Only a few fields away from this smart, tidily kept bungalow on a landscaped half-acre is the Lough Gur Heritage Centre, a visitor attraction documenting the area’s rich archaeological landscape and sites of human occupancy from the Neolithic era through the Bronze and Iron ages, early Christian, Medieval days, on to more modern times.

It stops short of en suite bathrooms in comfortable bungalows, so that’s where this new-to-market offers steps up to the market. A new listing with Richard DeCourcy in Limerick city (about 20 kms away), the three-bed 1,116 sq ft home is guided at €175,000 for its relocating owners, who have a background in academia, writing and gardening (including some work in the grounds of JP McManus’s Limerick mansion, before JP’s purchase of Adare Manor.)

Mr DeCourcy says this privately set home has been superbly maintained and should appeal to a mix of house-hunters, from starters out to traders down. It has a main sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility, three bedrooms all with built-ins and one ensuite, plus main bathroom.

Outside is a garage/storage shed, mature grounds and a pergola bedecked with climbing fragrant plants, and raised veg and herb beds. Built just before the Millennium, it has oil heating, double glazing, and the setting is picturesque.

VERDICT: Long line of living well in Lough Gur.


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