Latest Longfield phase gets 'A' rating
Longfield Point, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
The nine new homes being built at Longfield, a residential enclave outside Clonmel with mountain views, may look similar to the existing Georgian-style homes in the scheme, but come with the added benefit of being the first luxury houses in the town to be built with an A energy rating.
After selling out the second phase of the development, Carmac Construction is adding another phase, called Longfield Point.
These three-bed semi-detached homes will have the same design and finishes as the properties Carmac has been building at Longfield since 2004, with the bonus of higher level of insulation, PV solar panels and insulated PVC double-glazed windows.
Carmac expects to begin construction on the A3-rated homes in the New Year and to finish by next summer or autumn.
Prices will start at €199,000, with a "generous allowance" for customised finishes such as fireplaces, tiling and kitchens, the local developer said.
The properties will be Longfield's C2 house type, with accommodation spread out over 1,350 sq ft.
An old-style entrance portico with classical pillar supports will lead to a hall door topped by a fanlight feature.
The downstairs rooms will have 9ft ceilings, with decorative coving in the hallway and sitting room. Vertical sash windows will take full advantage of natural light and frame the views of Clonmel and its mountainous backdrop.
By creating a rear extension for the utility and WC, Carmac will be able to maximise floor space for the kitchen/dining area.
Upstairs, there will be a master ensuite, a family bathroom and two double bedrooms.
Outside, there is a cobble-lock driveway and a slate roof.
Carmac has set Longfield on two acres of landscaped gardens, complete with tree-lined avenues, planting co-ordinated to achieve year-round leaf colour, atmospheric street lighting, walkways, playing fields, outdoor seating and a lake.
The development is on the Cashel Road, adjacent to the roundabout at the N24 link road.
It is about 2.5km from Clonmel, which is located on the River Suir, with the Comeragh Mountains to the south and Slievenamon to the north east.
For more details on Longfield Point and to take a virtual tour, go to Carmac.ie.
Enquiries to: Carmac Investments (052) 6184998.