Sunday 21 December 2014

Take Six: Individually designed detached homes and rural views

Sinead Ryan compares attractive properties around the country in price, value and functionality...

Published 25/07/2014 | 02:30

The Paddock, Glenleary, Co Donegal
The Paddock, Glenleary, Co Donegal
Dunard, Swords Road
Kirvin Hall, Rathnew
Ard Uisce, Whiterock Hill
Elysian Meadows
Peyton, Rathcoole

Sinead Ryan compares attractive properties around the country in price, value and functionality...

Where: The Paddock, Glenleary, Donegal.

Price: €280,000

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A discount of €25,000 applies to the first purchaser of one of these four, individually designed detached homes at The Paddock, near Ramelton in Donegal.

Each uses natural stone cladding and comes with a detached garage on sites ranging from 0.6-0.7 acres.

All are four-bedroomed but are differently styled. Type 1 is 2,895 sq ft and priced at €285,000; Type 2 is 2,787 sq ft and €280,000 and the Type 4 measures 2,906 sq ft and costs €270,000.

The Type 3 is the show house and the largest at 3,498 sq ft. It has a large entrance hallway, kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room, utility room and one downstairs bedroom with a shower room.

Upstairs are three double bedrooms, the master is en-suite with a walk-in wardrobe, a study and main bathroom. It is priced at €315,000, although should the purchaser wish to retain the furnishings, the cost will increase to €330,000.

The developer is Charles Roarty who has offered an option for a woodchip solid fuel burner along with the solar panels, which are incorporated into the properties. Each house benefits from countryside views.

Glenleary is 10km from Letterkenny and 2.9km south of Ramelton village and the coastline.

Enquiries to: Property Partners Paul Reynolds (074) 9122 399

 

 

Where: Dunard, Swords Road, Malahide, Co Dublin.

Price: €540,000

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Seaside living is always pleasant in the summer so not surprisingly, eight of the 12 houses launched at Dunard on the Swords Road have sold.

This leaves three for sale plus a future showhouse, not currently available. A further seven will come on stream later in the year.

'Dunard' was the name of the big house, now demolished, which sat on this site. And the remaining new homes built after it, by Highpark Developments, include a three-bedroom semi-detached and two four-bedroom semi-detached.

The first (B2 style) is priced at €470,000 and is 1,245 sq ft and has a downstairs open-plan space for the kitchen/dining/family room with a separate living room, WC and storage area. Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master takes up the width of the house and is en-suite. There is a family bathroom, hot press and storage closet.

The four bedroom is priced at €540,000 and is 1,480 sq ft in size. They have a red brick and colour render and are contemporary in design. Each house has two car parking spaces allotted and there are landscaping and boundary treatments included on site.

Situated on the Swords Road with Lissadel Crescent to the north, Dunard is 15km from Dublin city centre and 5km from the airport.

It is within 3km of both the Airside Retail Park and the Swords/IDA Business Park. Malahide Rugby Club is 2.2km and access to the M1 is adjacent to the Swords Road. There is a DART station in Malahide for train access to the city and beyond.

Enquiries to: Kevin Flanigan Estates (01) 8453459.

 

Where: Kirvin Hill, Rathnew, Co Wicklow

Price: €230,000

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Energy efficiency will be top of the list of building points when it comes to Kirvin Hill in Rathnew. These A-rated homes are due for completion later this year and will include air to water heating systems and underfloor heating.

With 19 units in total built by Michael O'Sullivan's Broomhall Estates, they will feature 16 three-bedroom semi-detached houses, two semi-detached bungalows and one detached bungalow, all three-bedroomed too.

The semi-detached houses are 1,021-1,088 sq ft and priced at €230,000. They have a kitchen/dining area, with separate lounge, utility and guest WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a main bathroom.

The semi-detached bungalows are 995 sq ft and both are priced at €265,000, while the single detached bungalow measures 1,066 sq ft and costs €280,000.

Rathnew is 3.2km from Wicklow town and 46km from Dublin city centre. It is directly off the main N11 road and has Mount Usher gardens and Ashford within 4km.

Enquiries to: Sherry Fitzgerald Catherine O Reilly (0404) 66466.

 

 

Where: ARD Uisce, Whiterock Hill, Wexford

Price: €149,500

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This was one of the first rent-to-buy schemes initiated in the country, so many of the current residents benefited under the initiative here.

There are six homes on view in the latest phase – all three-bedroom semi-detached units.

Aimed partly at the trade-down market, given its location, each house is pre-designed with room for elevator installation either immediately or in the future. This feature might appeal to those looking towards permanent retirement.

The houses have a southerly aspect and incorporate a kitchen/dining area with double oven and hob fitted, living room and utility room downstairs while upstairs has three bedrooms (the master is en-suite and has French doors leading out to a balcony). There is a family bathroom here also.

Built by Al Uisce Developments, solar panels make the most use of the sunny south-east's weather and the properties are 1,238 sq ft and priced at €149,500. They come with a B1 BER rating.

Ard Uisce is 3km from Wexford town and there is a Gaelscoil 1.5km from the development. Wexford golf club and GAA park are both nearby.

Enquiries to: Sherry-Fitzgerald Hawthornthwaite (053) 9146046.

 

 

Where: Elysian Meadows, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim

Price: €179,000

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Located in the Summerhill area, Elysian Meadows is a small development of 20 four-bedroom homes by MJ McLoughlin Building Contractors Ltd.

There are three house styles, and all incorporate additional attic space in the pitched roof, which could be converted.

Houses are fitted with high-speed Cat5 broadband. Downstairs has an open-plan style dining/kitchen area with a living room separated by oak double doors.

There is a utility room and guest WC also. The four bedrooms are all doubles, two are en-suite and the master has a Jacuzzi bath and balcony, which is constructed from brushed stainless steel with teak decking.

Interior doors, skirting and staircase are all Japanese oak and the developer is offering a choice of marble, limestone or timber fireplace in the living area. The exterior is rendered in a red-brick, white sand and cement finish with granite corner stones and Nordic pine windows.

The houses are priced at €179,000 each and are 1,650 sq ft.

Elysian Meadows is 2.2km from Carrick town centre and marina. Boyle is 17km away, while Dublin is 150km.

Enquiries to: DNG Farrell (071) 9620976.

 

Where: Peyton, Rathcoole, Co Dublin

Price: €450,000

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One larger four-bedroom of the style 'L' house remains in Phase 4 at Peyton.

Phase 5 is under construction but not due for release until later in the year, when 16 similar style homes will be made available.

The current unit is 2,050 sq ft and priced at €450,000. It has an A3 rating and the interior spec includes an L-shaped kitchen/dining room, living room, utility and WC on the ground floor.

There are two upper floors, each housing two bedrooms. The first floor has the master bedroom but both are en-suite. On the second floor, the two remaining bedrooms share a bathroom.

The development is built by Blackchurch Homes with a yellow/red-brick finish and come pre-wired for entertainment systems and broadband.

Rathcoole is 18km north of Sallins and 22km from Dublin city centre. There are a number of business parks close by, including Greenogue, Kingswood and Citywest.

Enquiries to: Finnegan Menton (01) 614 7900.

 

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