Wednesday 28 September 2016

The new home view: Window of opportunity by the sea in Skerries

Barnageeragh's contemporary design makes the most of coastline views

Sinead Ryan and Gabrielle Monaghan

Published 29/01/2016 | 02:30

The large picture windows of the detached Barnageeragh build.
The large picture windows of the detached Barnageeragh build.
One of the bedrooms
The open-plan dining area off the kitchen
The living room of a home in Barnageeragh

Windswept coastlines, deserted beaches with waves crashing on rocks are always popular vistas for house buyers and with this development at Barnageeragh Cove in Skerries, Co Dublin, they'll get it in spades.

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The latest section to be built has 11 three-bed and seven four-bed A-rated homes in a modern contemporary finish being launched this weekend.

Builder Winsac Ltd has been on site here for a number of years and this release is marketed at both trader-uppers and those hoping to "retire by the sea" from big city homes (with a top-up apartment in Spain, no doubt).

Skerries is a pretty, well stocked village and its proximity to the M50 is attractive.

About 20 minutes' drive off the M1 will get you to Dublin's motorway ring road.

These two styles are the smaller 'Rosefinch' and larger 'Lapwing'. Both are similarly laid out on the ground floor, with an open-plan kitchen/dining area, separate sitting room with interesting wall furniture, utility (with fitted pantry) and WC. There is a door to the rear garden, which is sloped, with patio and lawn.

The semi, at 1,130 sq ft, has all three bedrooms on the first floor, the master ensuite, a bathroom and a fitted desk on the landing, which could be used for homework or as an office space. These are priced from €310,000.

The detached, measuring 1,650 sq ft, has two bedrooms on the first floor, along with a bathroom. One is ensuite and there is also another room here - styled as a sitting room in the show-house given the extensive sea views through the large picture window, but it could be utilised as a play room, den or office.

On the second floor are two further bedrooms, including the master ensuite which also has a walk-in wardrobe. This will start at €450,000 with the coastal vista costing an extra €25,000.

The beach on which the development is perched gives it its name, but to the north is Ardgillan Beach and demesne to which a link road is being built. The exteriors are low maintenance with no garden, but a gravel/tarmac stand.

The large windows upstairs and down are an unusual and welcome feature and repeated at the rear.

Locally, there is an Educate Together among the five local national schools, with three second-level schools, a shopping centre and a new retail plaza due. It's a bit of a hike to Skerries Village, but a short drive.

The train station (serving Connolly Station) is a few minutes' walk though.

Viewing is Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm-4pm.

Barnageeragh Cove, Skerries, Co Dublin

Asking price: €310,000-€475,000

Agent: REA Grimes (01) 8490129, Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402

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