Buy at Crenigans and golf for free
Crenigans Bánóg, Milltown Road, Ashbourne, Co Meath
The second phase of Crenigans Bánóg, an Ashbourne development with a name inspired both by a local volunteer in the Easter Rising and the golf club across from the scheme, has been brought to the market, with a third phase in the works later in the spring.
The estate is named after John Crenigan, who lost his life fighting in the battle of Ashbourne in 1916. The second part of the scheme's name, Bánóg, translates as 'fairway', hinting at its location opposite Ashbourne Golf Club - to which, buyers will get free membership.
Twenty four new homes at Crenigans Bánóg are now launching after the first phase sold out prior to its official launch, according to the selling agent. There will be 93 units in all when the entire development is finished, with the third phase scheduled to be unveiled in a month's time.
While the first phase was made up of five-bed detached homes, the second phase consists of semi-detached residences.
There are six three-bed properties available, priced at €299,000, and 18 four-beds. The latter each cost from €335,000 and for an extra €30,000, the purchasers can avail of full planning to convert the attic, bringing the living space to a 1,900 sq ft five-bed house.
The new show house will give prospective buyers the chance to see the interior and exterior features of the properties themselves. These include contemporary fitted kitchens and bedroom wardrobes, a cobble-lock driveway and double-glazed insulated French doors leading to a rear garden.
If the wardrobes, kitchens and bathroom tiling are not to the taste of interested house-hunters, they can avail of an allowance instead.
The homes are heated with an energy-saving air-to-water pump controlled by a smartphone app and all the bathroom sanitary ware have water conservation features. The selling agent estimates the average cost for heat and hot water bills is about €800 a year, contributing to the properties' A3 energy rating.
Crenigans Bánóg is within walking distance of Ashbourne Community School, a 5k drive from Tayto Park, a 20 minute trip from the Boyne Valley Drive and a 10 minute drive from Fairyhouse Racecourse.
The commuter town of Ashbourne is accessed from Dublin via the M50 and M2 motorways and the trip takes at least 25 minutes by car or bus.
Enquiries to: John Ryan Property Services (01) 835 9332, Tormey Lee Auctioneers (01) 9014370, or see www.crenigansbanog.ie.