Saturday 24 August 2019

Attention first-time buyers

Prices at Monasterevin estate come in under the necessary €220,000 for a 10pc deposit

Prices for the semi-detached homes begin at €197,950.
Prices for the semi-detached homes begin at €197,950.
The kitchen at Fernsbridge in Monasterevin
The living room at Fernsbridge in Monasterevin

Fernsbridge is around 32km from Naas and a little less from Portlaoise along the M7. With the train station at Monasterevin (easily walked from the site which is just 700m away), it is therefore accessible as a commuter spot with the Dublin train taking around 50 minutes to the capital, terminating at Heuston Station.

With the cheapest new homes in Naas town currently selling at around €305,000 it means a number of first-time buyers are priced out of that market, so another 20 minutes or so down the road may well suit the pocket as these three-bedroom starter homes from Masonbrook Holdings begin from €160,000 for the terraced houses and €197,950 for the semi-detached ones, bringing both comfortably under the necessary €220,000 for 10pc deposit requirements.

Built with a mottled brick under a stippled white render, these houses come with some nice detailing on the window trim, which is cream.

Tri-panelled with some inset features, they add to the pleasant exterior look. Paved driveways, laurel hedging and cream iron railings along with the sage detailed front door are also easy on the eye.

Inside, there is 1,240 sq ft of space in the semi-detached version, of which eight are available, with a kitchen/dining area finished in a contemporary hi-gloss white and walnut colour, separate living room with 5kW stove inset in a fireplace, and guest WC.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, two doubles, one of which is ensuite, one single and a family bathroom.

The pitched roof allows for some future development which would bring the accommodation to 1,600 sq ft.

The terrace is 1,033 sq ft and has a similar layout, although more compact, and there are a small number of these remaining.

The A rating comes from fitted solar panels, a high performance condensing boiler and double glazing. Flooring and carpeting is included as standard.

For those in need of retail therapy, Kildare Village Outlet is 10km away, while there are plenty of schools and shops in Monasterevin and obviously, Naas itself. Viewing is by appointment.


Monasterevin, Co Kildare

Asking price: €160,000-€197,950

Agent: REA Brophy Farrell  (045) 431327 

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