Town vs Country? Dublin or Donegal? Under €1m & Room for a Grand Piano!

In today's Town vs Country we compare two properties that are both newly listed for around €950,000 - and both incredibly feature beautiful grand pianos. One is as central as you can possibly get, in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar, overlooking the River Liffey. The other is almost as remote as you can get, in the rolling countryside of Co. Donegal, overlooking Lough Swilly.

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In today’s Town vs Country we compare two properties that are both newly listed for around €950,000 – and both incredibly feature beautiful grand pianos. One is as central as you can possibly get, in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, overlooking the River Liffey. The other is almost as remote as you can get, in the rolling countryside of Co. Donegal, overlooking Lough Swilly.

Carraig Ard, Carrownamaddy, Burt, Co. Donegal

Carraig Ard, Carrownamaddy, Burt, Co. Donegal

On the market with Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey, this beautiful architect-designed 6 bed house is set on 2.5 acres of land in the stunning countryside of Co.Donegal, just 8kms from Derry city.

Completed in 2013, the house has a traditional decor but all mod cons of a new house. The open plan layout includes a large kitchen-dining room, open living area, separate sitting room and then a library and gallery on the upper floor. The main hall has a dedicated to the owner’s beautiful grand piano.

Other than the 2.5 acres of gardens, the final surprise is lower ground level featuring a full-sized heated swimming pool!


5 Aston Court, Bedford Row, Dublin 2

Also on the market for €995,000 with Knight Frank, 5 Aston Court is a 4 bed duplex apartment in the middle of Dublin’s Temple Bar. No acres of land (only a small conservatory for outside space) this apartment makes up for size with it’s vibrant location.

Inside the interiors are modern but with some traditional furnishings. Perfect for city centre living. This is still a remarkably large property for the location, extending to 245 sqm. The open plan living room kitchen also has room for a large grand piano.

The property is accessed via secure gates and is up 2 floors (with no lift). Parking should you want it, is an extra €2,000 a year in the nearby public car park. But while the Co. Donegal house has fabulous views of the rolling countryside and Lough Swilly, not many properties can claim a view of Dublin’s famous Ha’penny Bridge from their piano stool…


So which one would you choose? Town or Country?