Kitchens rule near the home of racing
Steeplechase, Ratoath, Co Meath
There six detached homes still for sale at the latest phase of Steeplechase - a development near Fairyhouse Racecourse, the home of the Irish Grand National - before the developer moves on to the next furlong and unveils a tranche of five-beds at the scheme later in the spring.
Steeplechase is a mature development, having first come to the market about 12 years ago.
Unlike developments in their infancy, the footpaths, cycle tracks, street lighting and the landscaping on the public spaces at the residential estate are all completely finished.
McGarrell Reilly, the developer, launched the first new phase at Steeplechase in 11 years last summer and some properties from that batch are still for sale, namely one four-bed detached property that is available from €375,000 and six five-bed detached homes that each cost from €405,000.
Accommodation in the four-beds is laid out over 1,400 sq ft, with the size for the larger homes stretching to 1,790 sq ft. Among the stand-out features at the houses are German-made Alno kitchens with granite worktops, fitted by NcNally Kitchens.
Out back, there is a garden and a paved patio, with another garden and a cobble lock driveway to the front.
The landscaped surroundings at Steeplechase overlook the green meadows on the doorstep of Ratoath Village.
There are new soccer pitches within the development and a pitch and putt course directly across the road.
Adding to the appeal to families are the four national schools and the secondary school in the area.
Ratoath is a fast-expanding commuter village and the new M3 motorway has shortened the drive to Dublin to 30 minutes.
A newly built train station with a park-and-ride facility at Pace is only a 10 minute drive from Steeplechase and the airport is a 25 minute drive away.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald (New Homes) (01) 6671888 or John FitzGerald Valuers & Estate Agents (01) 8027000.