New home view: Fly high in Navan
Glenveagh Cluain Adain, Navan, Co Meath Asking price: €225,000-from €360,000 Agent: Raymond Potterton & Co, (046) 9027666
Last weekend, when temperatures hovered around the low 20s in Navan, business was brisk at two new showhouses that opened at Glenveagh Cluain Adain, the satellite town's latest residential development. So brisk, in fact, that all 26 homes in a new release at the scheme were sold within just four hours.
As a result of the demand from buyers, developer Glenveagh Homes, one of the largest of its kind in the country, is releasing 12 more homes for sale this weekend.
The first section of Glenveagh Cluain Adain will comprise 106 houses when it's finished, and some 61 homes have already been built and sold there this year. The company is also building 350 properties at Glenveagh Cois Glaisín in Johnstown, to the southeast of Navan.
In April, when Glenveagh Cluain Adain was launched off the plans, the development of two-, three-, and four-bed homes became the first new scheme to come on the market on the northern side of Navan in almost two decades. Located on the Clonmagadden Road, the development is only a 15-minute drive from the M3, is beside Scoil Naomh Eoin national school, and is just a short walk from the St. Paul's and St. Oliver's national schools. Also nearby is the Aura Leisure Centre and swimming pool, the new Blackwater Park and its play facilities, the Simonstown Gaelic Football Club, and Navan Racecourse.
This weekend's release will comprise two-bed terraced homes, three-bed semi-detached houses and four-bed detached properties, all aimed at a range of purchasers, from first-time buyers to growing families to local downsizers.
Prices start at €225,000 for the Wren two-bed, though the selling agents are operating a wait-list for this style as it has proved so popular. Also available is the 1,277-sq ft Swallow style of three-bed semi, which costs from €275,000, and the Kestrel, a four-bed double-fronted detached design measuring 1,560 sq ft and priced from €360,000.
Glenveagh Cluain Adain is approached by a stud-railed and tree-lined boulevard. Designed by Doran Cray Architectural Services, the houses' facades are a mix of brick and render, and there's a black composite front door with glazing to one side. To the front, a driveway finished in Kilsaran paving has enough parking for two cars, and there's a fenced garden to the rear.
At the Wren and Swallow house types, French double doors lead to the back garden from the kitchen/dining area, while the Kestrel's double doors lead from the kitchen/diner to a side garden.
All the house types are fitted with a contemporary-style integrated kitchen, and shaker-style fitted wardrobes to the master suite and second bedroom. There is a kitchen island in the Swallow and Kestrel. The bathrooms, en suites and guest WCs are tiled and fitted with sleek sanitary ware.
Other internal finishes include walls painted in a mid-tone neutral colour.
The houses' energy-efficiency features include pre-wiring for an electric car charging point, PV roof panels for top-up electricity, on-demand ventilation, PVC triple-glazed windows, an A-rated condensing gas central heating boiler, and LED lighting.
Glenveagh Cluain Adain will likely prove particularly attractive to commuters to Dublin who are priced out of the capital, and with people who work in Blanchardstown, a 30-minute drive away. In light traffic, the scheme is a 25-minute drive from the park-and-ride facilities at Dunboyne train station and a 45-minute drive from Dublin city centre. Navan Shopping Centre is a 15-minute walk away.
The new showhouses, fitted out by House & Garden Furnishings, are on view again this weekend, from 11am to 1pm tomorrow and Sunday.