Thursday 14 December 2017

The New Home View: Sligo developer unveils new homes

Lissadell Park, Sligo

Lissadell Park
Lissadell Park
Stocking Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Correstown, St Margaret’s Co Dublin
Beechdale Park, Coolroe, Clonroche, Co Wexford
The Lawn, Mountmassey Macroon
Goose Green.
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

The recent re-opening of the Gore-Booth family seat at Lissadell after a contracted legal battle between Sligo Council and the Walsh/Cassidy family, has brought the spotlight back on this Irish heritage.

Casscon Limited is the builder responsible for the development at Lissadell Park which takes its name and location from the famous landmark. The demesne is 5km from this estate.

There are eight four-bedroom houses remaining in the development, six semi-detached and two end-of-terraces. At 1,378 sq ft they comprise an L-shaped kitchen/dining room, a separate sitting room and a WC downstairs. Upstairs has the four bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a family bathroom. There is an allowance of €6,000 to cover tiling, painting etc. The end of terraces are being sold at €110,000 while the semi-detached properties are €115,000.

Casscon was also responsible for the Dorrins Strand development in Sligo. The village of Carney is 9.3km from Sligo town while the airport is 19km away. The County Sligo golf links and beaches at Rosses Point are 12km.

Enquiries to: Oates Breheny Group, Sligo (071) 9140404

Cork lawn movers rolling


Four homes remain from this development of 28 at The Lawn in Mountmassey which is just over one kilometre from Macroom village in Co Cork.

The houses are of the 'B' style, 1,578 sq ft in size and are on offer at €220,000. With a timber frame and part stone exterior these Muscrai Construction developed properties are located in the grounds of the now ruined Mountmassey House and the shell of the stately home can be seen from the houses which also have views of the extended countryside.

The interior spec includes a kitchen/dining room to the rear and two other reception rooms: a family room and a lounge/sitting room. A guest WC and utility room complete the ground floor accommodation.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, the master is en-suite and a family bathroom which comes with a Jacuzzi bath fitted as standard. The builder is offering allowances of €4,500 for the kitchen and €700 for each of the two fireplaces.

The house comes with red deal floors, doors, skirting and architrave throughout and a teak front door. There is Oil Fired Central Heating and a B3 energy rating.

The development is set around a large green area, with a smaller one to the south. For golfers, Macroom golf club is 2.3km while Lee Valley is 27km away. The Briery Gap Cultural centre which houses a small theatre and other arts events is 1.3km from The Lawn.

Enquiries to: Heffernan Estates, Macroom (026) 23831

A battle for Goose Green


The latest phase of the Goose Green Court development to launch, faces on to Grace Park Road in Dublin 9. Good demand is expected for numbers 12 - 19 which are A-rated four bedroom semi-detached homes built by PG Homes. The developer was responsible for The Belfry in Walkinstown which recently featured on these pages.

They are finished in a red-brick style with a lawn and gravel driveway and space for two vehicles. Back gardens are lawned. They measure 1,400 sq ft and will be priced at €465,000.

The downstairs has a hall leading to a kitchen, living room and dining room. There is a guest WC here too. The kitchen features 'Legno' raised Massello panel soft-close units and Lapado marble gloss and matt tiling. Upstairs are the four bedrooms, one en-suite and the family bathroom. Solar panels and a two zone heating system help the A3 BER rating.

Grace Park Road is 3km from the city centre on Dublin's North side. Fairview Park is 2km along the Malahide Road while Clontarf Golf Club is also 2km north. Access to the M50 is adjacent to Grace Park Road at the Port Tunnel entrance and students will find Dublin City University 2.2km distance. Dublin Airport is 7km.

Goose Green Court is on view this weekend, 5 and 6 July from 2 - 4pm.

Enquiries to: Murphy Mullan Estate Agents (01) 451 5511

Stand down St Margaret's


An old period house at Corrstown has been refurbished and developed into four apartments with an additional five mews houses constructed, all of which are being sold on the instructions of receiver Kavanagh Fennell in separate lots.

There are two apartments on the ground floor of the house and two on the upper, with a central staircase. They measure 1,060 sq ft and are on sale at €165,000. They comprise a kitchen/living area (16'6” x 24'3”), two bedrooms, one en-suite and a bathroom.

The mews properties are larger at 1,232 sq ft (€240,000) and are constructed in an L-shape to the North and East of the main house. Inside the two-storey house is an open plan kitchen/dining/living space which is 27' x 18'5” and both of the bedrooms are en-suite with an additional WC downstairs.

All come with high-gloss finished kitchens and are complete with appliances. The properties overlook Corrstown Golf Club in Kilsallaghan, while St. Margaret's Golf and Country Club is 2.5km away. Dublin airport is 8km while access to the M1/M50 is around the perimeter of the airport - about 13km by car. Charlestown Shopping centre is 7.7km.

Enquiries to: Knight Frank (Gareth Noone) (01) 634 2478

Last three in Dalkey


Three units remain in the latest phase at Castlepark Residence in Dublin's coastal town of Dalkey.

A further five will be coming on stream in the last phase later this year and a key market here is the trader-downer, who is leaving a larger, perhaps highly property-taxed home and moving to a smaller, but high quality apartment near the sea. Located off the Castlepark Road, Bullock Harbour is a 900m walk while Dalkey village is also 900m past Hyde Park.

The remaining units are a one-bedroom priced at €280,000 and measuring 519 sq ft, a two-bed on the ground floor from €405,000 which measures 942 sq ft and a three-bed at 994 sq ft priced at €499,950.

There are large balconies on each, solid oak floors and a high efficiency heating system in place (the units are BER A-rated). Underground car parking and storage units are available for residents and the blocks are built around a landscaped central courtyard.

Enquiries to: Sherry Fitzgerald (01) 667 1888

B1 is A1 in Wexford


Two new builds at Coolroe near Enniscorthy are on market for €215,000 each.

At 2,055 sq ft they are slightly different from each other, but both are four bedroom dormers on 1.2 acres of fenced in plot.

The interior has a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, study, bathroom, utility and WC in addition to the four bedrooms.

The master bedroom is en-suite. The garden is lawned with a stone patio built. All internal doors are oak and there is a Stira staircase fitted which, subject to planning, could be converted to further space in the attic.

There are zoned heating systems and solar panels and cylinder which give the property a BER rating of B1. There is a detached garage which has been wired.

Coolroe is 12km from Enniscorthy and 27km from Wexford town and the Regional Hospital. Clonroche village is the nearest at 3km away.

Enquiries to: Paula Treacy Estates (053) 9242140

Receiver Sale Bungalows At Waterford

Receiver sales in Waterford


Two styles of four bedroom dormer bungalow are on sale at Airfield Point which is 2km from the harbour at Dunmore East in Co Waterford. These homes are popular both for owner occupiers and holiday lettings and are being sold on instruction of receivers Mazars.

The 'A' type measures 1,640 sq ft and is priced at €160,000 and incorporates a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, utility room and one bedroom on the ground floor, which has an en-suite. Upstairs are the other three bedrooms, one also en-suite and a family bathroom which is fitted with a Jacuzzi bath and has dual access (Jack and Jill) from two of the bedrooms. The home is C2 rated.

The 'B' style is 1,860 sq ft and €165,000. Its slightly different layout sees a kitchen/breakfast room (featuring a Belfast sink and French doors to the rear garden) and a sitting/dining room on the ground floor along with a utility room and one of the bedrooms, which is en-suite. There is also a study.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, one en-suite and the main bathroom, fitted as before.

Waterford city is 20km while the regional airport is 10km. Dunmore East is the main village which sees an increase in tourist numbers during the summer.

Enquiries to: REA O'Shea O'Toole (051) 876 757

Passive power in the south east


Energy efficiency is the word at the Grange Lough development in Enniscorthy.

These eight detached homes built by Michael Bennett & Sons Construction, comprise the first fully certified passive house development in Ireland.

 Features which may become the norm in the future include insulated walls over 0.5m thick, providing draught free interiors; triple glazed windows and a wood burning stove which is so efficient it doesn't produce any ash. A centrally located chimney distributes heat while solar panels ensure the A-rating.

Each of the houses, in four styles will be built individually with the buyer in consultation with the developer.

They range from 1,807 sq ft to 2,130 sq ft and are all four-bedroomed with a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, WC and utility. Some types have one bedroom on the ground floor (which could be used instead as a study) while another style has all four beds upstairs. The master in each case is en-suite with a walk in wardrobe. Prices are starting from €380,000 but will depend on interior finish and spec. There are seven sites remaining.

Grange Lough is near Rosslare's well-known amenities: the Strand is 1km, Kelly's Resort Hotel is 1.3km and the railway station is a 700m walk from the development.

Enquiries to: Des Lalor Auctioneers (01) 2478851 or McGuinness Lambert (053) 9233984

Pull up in Stocking sales


Just seven five bedroom homes remain for sale in the final phase at Stocking Wood and are released this weekend. Priced from €444,950 they measure, depending on style, between 1,485 and 1,830 sq ft.

They form part of an overall 25 unit development of detached and semi-detached houses which are all BER A3 rated.

Built over three storeys, there are either three bedrooms on the first floor with two on the second floor, while the contemporary finished kitchen is to the front or they have four bedrooms on the first floor (in the larger homes) with the master suite on the top floor.

Each has a number of reception rooms and are largely open plan in nature with a separate lounge to the kitchen/dining room area.

The location is near the M50 and close to a range of schools and Rathfarnham village, Nutgrove and Dundrum shopping centres are ten minutes' drive away.

Developers Kingscroft also built The Starlings in Shankill.

Viewing is this Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm.

Enquiries to: Sherry Fitzgerald (01) 237 6362 or Knight Frank (01) 634 2466 for information.

Block near Foxrock


A portfolio of 29 apartments goes on sale in one block and in one lot at Belville Court at an asking price of €5,950,000. Comprising four one-bedroom units, 22 two-bedroom units and three three-bedroom units there is a current rent roll of €343,500 p.a.

Each apartment has designated underground parking spaces and they are BER rated B2 - C3.

Belville Court is 2.7km from Cabinteely village and Cabinteely Park while the junction at Rochestown Avenue is 400m. It is adjacent to Johnstown Pitch & Putt centre.

Enquiries to: DNG - Gina Kennedy (01) 491 2600

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