Coastal living within reach of Dublin City
Barnageeragh Cove, Skerries, Co Dublin
There's seafront in spades at Barnageeragh Cove, where a new release of three and four-bed semi-detached houses is being launched this weekend - the development is close to Skerries Harbour and two beaches.
The contemporary-style houses, nestled amidst landscaped grounds with feature seating areas and meandering pathways, are proving popular with families who want a relatively affordable coastal location, yet remain within the environs of Dublin.
The properties, which are about 34km from the centre of the city, were designed by Fitzgerald Kavanagh & Associates Architects to have floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise the views of the surrounding area.
There are 12 homes in the latest tranche, including a new four-bed semi-detached style, which measures 1,625 sq ft and costs from €380,000. Prices start at €310,000 for the 1,130-sq ft three-beds, which have the added bonus of a study area on the first-floor landing that could be used for children's homework or as an office space.
The four-bed detached homes cost from €450,000 and span 1,650 sq ft. The accommodation at this house type is laid out over three floors. There are two bedrooms, including one ensuite, and a bathroom on the first floor. This level also has a front room with a picture window that could be used as an entertainment room, playroom, or study.
The second floor is home to a master ensuite and its walk-in wardrobe, as well as a fourth bedroom and a separate walk-in storage area.
The paths are paved and the drives, which have space for two cars, are finished in tarmac. The houses at Barnageeragh Cove, built by Winsac Ltd, have a building energy rating of A3 due to high-performance windows with a U value of 1.2 and PV panels that produce much of the electricity required to run the homes.
There are five national schools and three second-level schools in the locality. There's also a playground and parklands at Ardgillan Castle and Demesne, which overlooks Barnageeragh Cove.
The development is within walking distance of Skerries Train Station, from where some 20 rail services depart for Connolly Station every weekday, taking between 30 and 40 minutes. Motorists can access the M1 from Junction 4 near Swords, which provides access to Dublin Airport, the M50 and the city.
The selling agents will be taking bookings from this weekend, with viewings scheduled between 2.30pm and 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402 or REA Grimes (01) 8490129.