Four on the market: with eco features
Four properties on the market boasting energy efficiency and the latest eco features.
Kilcooney, Geashill, Co Offaly
€425k Kate O'Shea, (086) 7981888
In the small village of Geashill in Co Offaly is a five-bed, eco-friendly, detached house with a geothermal heating system where the ground acts as a heat source during the winter and a heat sink in the summer. Inside the property are two reception rooms, a sun room, open-plan kitchen/dining room, shower room, utility, five bedrooms (master en suite) and a bathroom. The floors downstairs are polished porcelain and there is an impressive walnut staircase. The house is alarmed, has CCTV and a central vacuum system.
Fairy Glen, Glanaphuca, West Cork
€210k Pat Maguire Properties, (028) 22822
Fairy Glen at Glanaphuca, Caheragh, Skibbereen, is a two-bed bungalow with a floor area of 2,100 sq ft. Built with eco blocks, an environmentally friendly brick made from recycled materials, it also has solar panels, a wood-burning stove and an eco heating system. It sits on a 0.75-acre site just seven miles from Skibbereen and five miles from Ballydehob. The area is popular with hikers and cyclists, with a bike trail passing by the house. There is a private well and a garden full of blueberries, strawberries and rhubarb.
€305k Benny Sullivan, (053) 9198714
Garrantrowlan at Kilcotty, Glenbrien, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, is a four-bed, four-bath detached house with a B3 BER thanks to extra insulation throughout, and a pressurised water system with zoned heating. The house is also wired for solar panels. At 3,014 sq ft, it has a fully fitted kitchen, a living room, games room, office and four bedrooms. There is a detached garage with stairs up to a loft area that could be converted to provide extra accommodation. The house sits on a 0.86 site with views over Mount Leinster.
Grenaa, Naas, Co Kildare
€550k Smyth Naas, (045) 895440
Grenaa, Brannockstown, was built in 1998 and has since been done up and is ready for new owners to move in. With a 2,368 sq ft floor area, it has eight-inch wall insulation, computer-controlled weather sensitive underfloor heating, 24-hour ventilation with heat recovery, and triple glazed windows. Inside is a lounge, family room, sun room, study, kitchen, laundry room, utility, four bedrooms (master en suite), bathroom and guest WC. Set on 0.5 acres, it has a garage with loft that could be converted, subject to planning.