Friday 9 December 2016

Kitchens to spec at Bloomfield

Bloomfield, Annacotty, Co Limerick

Published 22/04/2016 | 02:30

Artist's impression of Bloomfield
Artist's impression of Bloomfield

Annacotty, a village that grew up around the grain mills that harnessed the hydropower of the Mulkear River, has been subsumed into the Limerick suburb of Castletroy but remains one of the prettiest parts of the area.

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Like those in Castletroy, Anncotty homes are popular with staff from the nearby University of Limerick campus.

Limerick has suffered a shortage of new residential schemes of late. As a result, first-time buyers, and purchasers trading up from apartments, are being drawn to the first phase of 12 homes at Bloomfield in Annacotty. It is expected there will be more than 100 homes at Bloomfield when the scheme is complete.

Built over two storeys by Clancy Homes beside an older phase constructed by McInerney Homes, the first phase of Bloomfield consists of three house types.

There is one unit available from The Bluebell type, namely a four-bed 1,245-sq ft detached home costing from €285,000. There are two dwellings in The Orchid four-bed semi-detached house style, which span 1,362 sq ft and are priced from €265,000. The most common house type at Bloomfield is The Lily, a three-bed semi-detached style with a floor space of 1,141 sq ft. There are nine of these properties and they are priced from €235,000. More house types will be on offer in later phases, included a five-bed detached style and three-bed and four-bed terraced versions.

The homes' front elevations will be a mix of brick and painted plaster, complemented by brick-paved driveways, roof tiles on the roof and energy efficient windows from Munster Joinery. At the back, French doors will open on to a lawn.

Inside, the block-built houses will have kitchens individually designed for the specific layout. The dining and living rooms will be divided by sliding doors that can be pushed back into a "pocket door" space-saving system. The internal doors will have a painted finish and be fitted with polished chrome ironmongery.

The properties, which have an A3 energy rating, are located 7km from Limerick City and are close to Castletroy College, a popular Limerick secondary school. There is a private coach service that regularly leaves Annacotty for Dublin, as well as a motorway.

The homes will be sold off the plans, with selling agent Sherry FitzGerald taking booking deposits between 10am and 1pm tomorrow at its office on 6 Shannon St, Limerick.

Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald Limerick (061) 418000.

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