Two double-fronted five-beds remainStrand Road, Termonfeckin, Co Louth
Termonfeckin in Louth became best known in recent years as being the home of An Grianán, an Edwardian manor with 88ac of parkland where the Irish Countrywomen's Association runs residential adult learning classes.
An Grianán's place in public consciousness rose to the fore during the recession, when it was the setting for the austerity-themed RTE reality show ICA Bootcamp, which featured ICA matriarchs putting young urban women with few domestic skills through their paces in cooking, needlecraft and animal husbandry.
The Louth village, located 8km outside Drogheda, is now also home to Strand Road, a new development of just four five-bed detached houses.
The scheme was built by Urban Life, led by Laurence Goodman, the son of Louth beef baron Larry Goodman. Two of the properties sold off the plans, but the remainder are on sale for €525,000 apiece.
The facades of the double-fronted homes are finished in brick, with blue-black concrete tiles to the roof, and white plaster with quartz dash to the rear and gable ends. To the front of the houses are a decorative gravel driveway with cobble-locked detailing and a planted garden. After entering the front lobby, the hallway leads to a living room to the left, a white staircase to the middle and a lounge to the right.
To the rear is a kitchen and utility with porch access, as well as a dining room that leads to a sunroom to the side of the home - one of the star features at Strand Road.
The kitchens come with hand-painted hardwood shaker-style units, quartz or Velstone work surfaces in a choice of finishes, a stainless steel splashback and extractor fan, and kitchen appliances finished in brushed stainless steel.
There are fitted wardrobes to the bedrooms and contemporary-style white sanitary ware with chrome fittings and towel rails in the bathrooms.
The energy efficient houses have PV panels to top up electricity and heating that can be controlled remotely via a Climote system.
Termonfeckin is located near the main Dublin-to-Belfast M1 corridor, with access at junction 10. Drogheda's train station is a 12 minute drive, while Dublin Airport is 25 minutes away and Dublin city is 40 minutes through the port tunnel.
Viewings at Strand Road are by appointment.
Enquiries to: DNG Duffy (042) 9351011.