Thursday 20 October 2016

Crèche on site of Beechpark scheme

Beechpark, Leixlip, Co Kildare

Published 10/06/2016 | 02:30


Beechpark, a scheme in the Kildare commuter town of Leixlip, was created with growing families in mind.

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Each of the residences has an attic that can be converted into an extra bedroom at a later stage, all the homes overlook a large green for children to mingle and there is a Montessori and crèche on site.

Kilbegnet Developments began construction at Beechpark in 2005 and a slew of phases have followed. This weekend will see the first tranche at the development since February, in the form of 15 three, four and five-bed homes.

The latest release consists of a variety of house styles: there are three-bed terraced houses, three and four-bed end-of-terrace homes, as well as three, four and five-bed semi-detached properties and four-bed end-of-terrace homes with attics that have already been converted.

Prices for the three-bed terraced properties, which measure 1,166 sq ft, start at €270,000, while the 1,212 sq ft end-of-terrace three-beds cost from €320,000. The four-bed, 1,453-sq ft version is priced from €359,950. The end-of-terrace four-beds with attics measure 1,524 sq ft, including 370 sq ft of extra space on top, and cost from €359,950 to €399,950. Prices for the three-bed semi-detached homes start at €330,000, climbing to €370,000 for the four-bed plan and to €415,000 for the five-bed semi-detached homes.

All of the properties feature attic trusses to give buyers the potential to transform the attic into an additional room. The roof structure has been engineered to accommodate a soft spot for Velux roof lights and there is also a soft spot in the first-floor ceiling for stairs.

Each of the Beechpark homes has a garden to the rear and a cobble-lock driveway to the front with planted shrubbery. The façades are in red-brick with a cream concrete trim, with windowsills finished in granite stone. Timber side-gates and the double-doors from the kitchen/living area lead to the back garden and patio.

In the living room, there is a fireplace already wired for an electrical fire. The three-bed properties have a Durrington Jurastone fireplace, complete with black slate inset and hearth, while the four-bed versions are fitted with a Durrington polished Portuguese limestone fireplace, black slate inset and hearth.

The kitchens are by Nolan Kitchens, and the fitted wardrobes in each bedroom are Kashmir Shadow from the Curragh Deluxe range at Cawleys Furniture.

Passive house principles were adopted in designing the A-rated homes, which have a heat recovery ventilation system to provide a constant stream of fresh air and PV solar panels to top up electricity.

Beechpark is just a few minutes' drive from the M4 motorway and there is a train station at Louisa Bridge. The show houses at the development are on view tomorrow and Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm.

Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912606

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