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13th September 2017

Country Escape

By Sherry FitzGerald.




The dream of a weekend bolt-hole is on most people’s wish list when they think about relaxation and getting away from their busy everyday lives. Somewhere to chillax at the end of a long week with a good book, a roaring fire and preferably no wi fi! We have plenty of options for you to look at, but before taking the plunge make sure that you have considered what you want from your purchase. Will it be used as an investment or purely for pleasure, either will have a bearing on your potential purchase.

Lower Drean, Manorcunningham, Co Donegal

(Lower Drean, Manorcunningham, Co Donegal, Click here for more information)



If all you want in return for your investment is a place of peace and quiet where you can recharge your batteries then follow your heart and go with your instinct.  You will know instantly when you have found what you’re looking for because it will feel right for you in terms of location, outlook and dimension. 

Brownstown, Tullogher, Co. Kilkenny

(Brownstown, Tullogher, Co. Kilkenny, Click  Here for more information)



It may be the perfect property in the most magical location but there are a couple of things to think about. How long will the commute be to your chosen location, will it be a feasible distance that you can comfortably cover on a Friday evening drive? The last thing you want is to add to your stress levels by facing a long drive which will leave you tired en route to your country escape.  How much outside space comes with the property? Think maintenance, do you really want to spend your leisure time armed with a pruning shears and lawn mower?

16 Hawthorn Drive, Bellfield, Ferrybank, Waterford

(16 Hawthorn Drive, Bellfield, Ferrybank, Waterford, Click Here for more information)



Many people like the combination of both investment potential and pleasure, to enjoy a few years in the property with a view to selling it on after the family have all grown up and moved on.  With this in mind focus your attention on an area which is already popular as this is where prices are more likely to rise. Look also at areas that are zoned for regeneration, up and coming destinations of choice, you could bag yourself a bargain and still see a return on your investment.

27 Seaview Avenue, Arklow, Co Wicklow

(27 Seaview Avenue, Arklow, Co Wicklow, Click Here for more information)



Once you have found your country escape, it’s time to start turning it into your second home.  Fill it with all the things that give you pleasure, good music, favourite books and a well stocked kitchen and you’re well on your way.  Always keep logs and firelighters at the ready so that when you turn the front door key at the beginning of the weekend you have all the elements of home comfort ready and waiting for you to enjoy! 

35 Wolfe Tone Square East, Bray, Co. Wicklow

(35 Wolfe Tone Square East, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Click Here for more information)

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