The new home view: Delgany builds come with €20k allowance
Coill Na Carraige, Delgany, Co Wicklow Asking price: From €875,000 Agent: McMorrow Properties (01) 289 8221 or Clarke Delahunt (0404) 67314
Is it exclusively a 'country' thing that visitors enter your house from the side, or rear, rather than using the front door?
It speaks of a sense of trust that's been lost in large urban areas.
But for this development at Coill Na Carraige, although there's a perfectly nice glass-panelled front door, most people will go 'round the back' instead, given the open area and large gardens separating these properties, while the front is angled near a low boundary wall. However, there are electric gates giving security to each. Developer Nigel Clarke Developments Ltd resisted the urge to attempt 30 duplexes on this plot, instead building four large detached family houses.
At 2,809 sq ft over two floors, they will market from €875,000 and much of that price is due to location.
Delgany, or more correctly, Kindlestown Lower, is adjacent to Greystones Golf Club - the village is less than a kilometre, while Delgany Village and its golf course are a little further way, but that's Irish townlands for you.
These A-rated double-fronted family homes have four bedrooms, two of them with ensuite facilities and a main bathroom upstairs (the master bedroom has a Juliet-style balcony).
Downstairs, to one side of the front door is a study - the other has the dining room. To the rear is the kitchen/seating area which protrudes out the back while there is a living room to the other side.
A utility room and guest WC make up the ground floor accommodation. High ceilings and floor to ceiling picture windows are de rigeur now, and there is a €20,000 kitchen and wardrobe allowance.
There is access to the patio from the kitchen and living room.
This part of the country is always popular with city workers given the peacefulness that descends after the evening drive home.
Using the N11, the heart of the capital is 30km away while the Dart at Greystones offers alternative commuting. The BER comes from argon-filled glass, solar panels and low energy lighting, but the heating is by oil.
Viewing is by appointment.