Choice of eight house types in Meath
Cois Glaisín, Johnstown, Co Meath
Cois Glaisín, which means 'beside the stream', is the first development in Navan in about five years, according to its selling agent.
While the last census showed Meath had the largest outflow of daily commuters in Ireland, developers have been loath to build in the county because margins were too small.
This scheme of two-bed, three-bed and four-bed homes in Johnstown, on the outskirts of Navan, is not entirely new - it was launched in 2009 by Tailored Homes Navan but just 20 houses were sold.
Bridgedale Homes, the new contractor at Cois Glaisín, is completing the remaining 320 properties on the site, which commands views of the surrounding countryside.
Bridgedale has a long history of building residential schemes in Leinster, counting Butterstream Manor in Trim, Co Meath and The Grange in Ballyboughal, Co Dublin among its previous developments.
The latest release of 15 turn-key homes at Cois Glaisín is the first in a series of phases for the Bridgedale scheme, with the next phase scheduled for early 2016. Prices, which depend on size and layout, start at €159,000 for a two-bed townhouse. Prices for the three-beds range from €199,000 to €210,000, with the four-beds from €240,000 to €295,000.
A first-time buyer with a 25-year mortgage and a deposit of €15,900 who buys the cheapest house at Cois Glaisín would pay €755 a month in mortgage repayments compared to €850 a month in rent for the same property, the selling agent said.
There are eight house types in all at Cois Glaisín, including a four-bed detached home with 1,475 sq ft of living space that has a study on the ground floor.
Kitchens, wardrobes, tiling, hardwood flooring and carpets are all included in the sale price for each style of house. The properties, which have a red-brick and cream render façade, also contain features such as white bathroom suites with chrome fittings and fireplaces.
Outside, block walls and panel fencing act as boundaries to neighbouring houses, there is a side entrance to each home, and cobblelock paving on the driveways. The houses come with either an A or B rating but all have solar panels.
Cois Glaisín is located between the IDA Industrial Park and Johnstown Village, and is just off the M3 at Junction 8. The scheme is 33km from the M50, about 40km from Dublin, and 52km to Dublin Airport.
Three show houses will be on view this weekend, between 2pm-4pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Enquiries to: Raymond Potterson (046) 9027266.