Walking distance from the beach and schools
Seaview Gate, Shankill, Co Dublin
If 'the school around the corner' matters for families buying a new home, then Seaview Gate comes with two: Rathmichael Primary School and St Anne's National School are a short walk from this development by Orchid Homes Ltd.
There are two left - a semi-detached priced at €499,000 and a five-bed detached - the original show house - being offered at €599,000. The other units were sold since its launch in January. The four-bed is 1,565 sq ft and is built over three floors.
The ground floor has a kitchen/dining room, utility, living room and WC while the first floor has three bedrooms, one of which is ensuite and the family bathroom. The top floor has the master suite.
The exterior is modern, with red-brick finish, and looking 'stilt-like' which gives it added interest, with the ground floor 'inset' into the building. Trim is dark grey with granite sills and brick wall dividers separate the units.
The detached version is 2,077 sq ft and, again, is constructed over three storeys. There is the addition of a study on the ground floor here too and four bedrooms on the first floor with, again, the master on top.
In addition to the local schools, Shankill beach is a short walk and there are bowling and tennis clubs locally. St Anne's Park has playgrounds and playing pitches for families. Access to transport is served by a Dart station and the Cherrywood Luas stop is less than 3km.
Orchid has let me know it is seeking planning for 68 three-beds in Balbriggan and is ready to break ground at The Galleries, a new development of 37 apartments in Donabate. I'll keep you updated here as they come on-stream.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald, Bray (01) 286 6630