The new home view: First-time buyers in the mix in Carton Wood
Price and space attractive prospects for buyers in Maynooth development
This large development sits just on the outskirts of Maynooth Village and near the grand house (now a hotel) it is named after.
The red-brick and cream houses from Anthony Neville Homes are suited to both the first-time buyer (the starting price point is €295,000) and trader-uppers who want more space.
There will be 136 units in total across eight different styles when the development is fully complete but, for now, the first phase is open for business.
Type A is a three-bedroom semi-detached home measuring 1,264 sq ft. This may be the best value property in the estate and is well designed with a very large master bedroom which runs the width of the house.
There are two other bedrooms upstairs - a double and a single - and a family bathroom, which is quite compact.
Downstairs is a kitchen/dining room to the rear in an L-shape, with some room for a seating area or perhaps computer zone, and a separate living room up front. A utility room and WC complete the ground-floor layout.
The four-beds are Type B and C and measure 1,446-1,454 sq ft. Again, these are semi-detached and will be priced from €395,000.
In the hall, there is a nifty pop-out storage unit under the stairs which, when you see it, it makes you think it's the kind of thing that should be mandatory in all family homes.
The living room has nine-foot ceilings and a nice four-panel bay window. The kitchen is again L-shaped and features soft close drawers, appliances and nice detailing in the chrome handles/plug points throughout.
There are double doors leading to the back garden and patio. Walls are brick and capped, which is preferable to burlap fencing.
A long picture window at the stairs gives light both up and down. The master bedroom is ensuite and there is an option to convert the attic if required.
Style C is built in a 'corner' shape, double fronted and quirky. The kitchen/diner is to one side, the living room to the other, with odd angles, given the aspect. In all the houses, carpeting and flooring is included, so it is turn-key. Heating is provided by gas and attention has been given to the exteriors, with cobble-lock driveways, red-brick surround walls with ironmongery, and the development of common green areas.
The properties have zinc canopies over the front door and sandstone detailing on the window trim.
There is a five-bed detached which is currently the sales office and will be developed later. This will be over three storeys and measure 2,002 sq ft.
Viewing is tomorrow and Sunday 12pm-2pm.
Maynooth, Co Kildare
Asking price: From €295,000
Agent: Savills (01) 618 1300