Tuesday 27 September 2016

Next 50 up at Belarmine

Belarmine Woods, Stepaside, Dublin 18 Asking price: €345,000-€540,000 Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (New Homes) (01) 2376362

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

The dining area of a home in Belarmine.
The dining area of a home in Belarmine.
Belarmine exterior

Castlethorn Construction, led by Joe O'Reilly, has kicked off the second and final phase of Belarmine Woods, a new development being built on the former training grounds and playing fields for the Lansdowne and Old Wesley rugby clubs.

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Lansdowne and Old Wesley have long since moved from the Stepaside site to a facility in nearby Kilternan. But they and other Dublin clubs are referenced in the names of the five main house types at Belarmine.

After selling out the first phase of the scheme following its launch in September, the agent is now marketing 50 new homes for the last phase at Belarmine Woods. As well as the existing The Lansdowne, The Belvedere, The Bective and The Wesley house types, there is another version of The Wesley type available in this phase, with a spanking new showhouse to match.

Belarmine Woods, which is located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, will comprise 126 houses in total when it is finished. The scheme adjoins the existing mature Belarmine development, which was built by O'Reilly between 2000 and 2006, and has extensive areas of public open space, walkways and a playground.

The houses at the newest development, designed by DDA Architects, are laid out in a series of small cul-de-sacs and will overlook landscaped open spaces. The properties are mainly semi-detached, or terraced and detached, and feature elegant red-brick and render exteriors.

There are three fully furnished showhouses and two additional houses to view at Belarmine Woods, with interiors by Ventura and Janet Nash Interior Designs. These include plan A of The Wesley, a four-bed semi-detached house extending to 1,668 sq ft and priced from €490,000, as well as a new type, plan B of The Wesley.

This is also a four-bed semi-detached unit with three storeys, but is slightly larger at 1,808 sq ft and has the added bonus of south-facing gardens, with views from the front of the green open space. These homes cost from €540,000.

The primary three-bed house style at Belarmine Woods is The Belvedere. It is available as a mid-terrace townhouse, as an extended townhouse, a semi-detached property, or as an end-of-terrace home.

Sizes range from 1,119 sq ft to 1,259 sq ft, and prices start at €395,000. The cheapest house type at the development is called The Bective and is a two-bed townhouse priced from €345,000.

Inside the homes, there are reception and dining areas, and kitchens by Mountlodge Kitchens that will be fitted with Bosch and Indesit electrical appliances. All of the main bathrooms and ensuites are fitted with sanitary ware, heated towel rails and floor and wall tiling. Fitted wardrobes come as standard in the bedrooms.

The A3-rated homes will have a mechanical heat recovery ventilation unit that supplies fresh air into the bedrooms and living rooms, as well as roof-mounted Kingspan solar panels to boost the supply of hot water. The dwellings are heated by a gas-fired central heating system, which is controlled by a Climote hub. Belarmine Woods is walking distance to the nearest Luas stop at Glencairn via a proposed pedestrian link that will connect the development to Stepaside Village.

The M50 is just a five minute drive away and the development is linked by the 47 bus to the centre of Dublin.

The showhouses are available for viewing tomorrow and Sunday, between 2pm and 5pm.

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