As part of our AIB Livin Dublin series, we have been guiding first-time buyers through the whole home-buying process. From hosting informative and insightful events to exploring your options in different areas of the city, we have been dedicated to guiding you through the steps and letting you know what's out there.
And now, we're expanding beyond the limits of the city. This time, we're shining the spotlight on the incredible area of Greystones in County Wicklow, which is under an hour's drive to Dublin City Centre or just around an hour on the DART.
We've decided to showcase seven properties in Greystones that are available to those looking to get onto the property ladder.
(Psst! Make sure you try AIB's handy mortgage calculator here to find out how much you're eligible to borrow!)
1. 147 Charlesland Wood, Greystones, County Wicklow (€320,000)
Located on a quiet cul de sac overlooking a green area, this two-bedroom centre terraced house consists of a living room (featuring a gas effect fire and mantlepiece) and a kitchen/family diner that opens onto a garden.
There is also access to attic space is via Stira stairs, plus a cobble lock area to the front of the house that provides plenty of parking space.
It's located close to all local amenities including Charlesland Shopping Centre, Greystones Town Centre, Greystones DART Station and access to the N11 and M1.
2. 10 Willowmere Blacklion, Greystones, County Wicklow (€350,000)
Situated in the development of Willowmere in Blacklion on the outskirts of Greystones town centre, this three-bedroom two-story townhouse is made up of a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, a family bathroom and an ensuite, as well as under stairs, attic storage and a hotpress.
It's in key condition and includes stylish features like a real open fire in the well, granite worktops and recessed lighting.
In terms of location, it has many amenities on its doorstep, such as Lidl supermarket, a local pharmacy, a café, a dentist, Temple Carrig Secondary School and plenty of primary schools.
3. 125 Charlesland Wood, Greystones, County Wicklow (€295,000)
This spacious and bright mid-terraced home is surrounded by green areas and open spaces and is situated close to the local neighbourhood shops including Supervalu.
The property itself features an entrance porch area, a kitchen complete with fitted units, tiled splashbacks incorporating cooker, gas hobs, an integrated dishwasher, a fridge/freezer and space for a washing machine.
The property also consists of a living room complete with a polished marble fireplace, two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shelved hotpress.
4. 99 Kindlestown Park, Greystones, County Wicklow (€345,000)
You could say this three bedroom semi-detached house is fairly unique, given its interiors.
Consisting of a spacious and bright welcoming hall, a master bedroom, a bright open-planned kitchen/dining area leading into the garden, an airy living room and even attic space, this property gives stunning sea and headland views as well as practical and sociable living space.
It's located near all the main amenities in or near Kindlestown Park such as Greystones Town Centre, Tesco and the local primary and secondary schools.
5. 2 La Touche Place, Greystones, County Wicklow (€295,000)
Located in the heart of Arklow, this apartment is a blank canvas for you to create your first home.
This property consists of a brief hallway, two bedrooms (one of which has an en suite bathroom), the main bathroom, a kitchen and a well-proportioned living room. The living room opens onto a balcony that provides gorgeous sea and mountain views.
The block, which consists of just one other unit, is located equally as close to the main street as it is to the seafront, and is a mere stone's throw away from all of the amenities in the town such as restaurants, cafés, pubs and the DART station.
6. 321 Redford Park, Greystones, County Wicklow (€425,000)
Positioned in a quiet cul de sac area at the entrance of the Redford Park development, this four-bedroom semi-detached is made up of a porch, an open plan living room that leads into the dining area/kitchen space, downstairs WC and an upstairs shower room.
The back garden is south facing so you'll get the sun pretty much all day during the summer.
In terms of location, the house is near beaches, parks, the DART station, shops and leisure/sports clubs.
The M50 and N11 are only a short drive away.
7. 18 Blacklion Manor, Greystones, County Wicklow (€295,000)
This two-bedroom apartment, located in Blacklion Manor, is an incredibly modern space, with features such as vaulted ceilings and high specification fixtures. It's positioned on the second floor with access to the rooftop garden.
The apartment itself comprises briefly of an open plan living room/kitchen area with access to a balcony, two double bedrooms, a shower room and the main bathroom.
It's within walking distance from supermarkets, cafes, medical facilities and fitness centres and is a five-minute drive to Greystones DART Station.
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