A solid Oak finish awaits in Naas
Oak Park Naas, Co Kildare
Asking price: €315,000-€355,000
Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402 or Coonan New Homes (01) 628 6128
Oak Park, a new Naas development launching this weekend, is so named because its 14-acre site has an eight-acre residents' park and because the scheme is dotted throughout with open green spaces.
Cairn Homes is planning 220 properties - mostly three and four-bed houses - for the development, which is located about 1.5km from the centre of Naas. Oak Park is situated on an elevated site off the Ballymore Eustace Road, where it commands views over the surrounding Co Kildare countryside.
The initial 20 houses at Oak Park go on the market tomorrow, when three and four-bed terraced and semi-detached styles will be available to purchasers. The three-bed houses, which are priced from €315,000, will likely attract first-time buyers who are priced out of the Dublin market and are willing to put in a commute to Co Kildare in return for a sizeable home; the three-beds measure between 1,224 sq ft and 1,250 sq ft.
The four-bed properties, which have between 1,481 sq ft and 1,834 sq ft of living space, are priced from €355,000, so are bound to prove a draw to trader-uppers on a budget.
The façades of the homes have a handsome full-redbrick finish and large cream-framed windows, with a recessed porch for the grey front door at some house types. Planted shrubbery divides each front cobble-locked driveway from neighbouring driveways. To the rear, French doors lead out from the kitchen/diner to a patio and garden.
Internally, there is a chrome finish to the ironmongery through each home. The contemporary-style kitchen, supplied by Nolan Kitchens, is fitted with soft-close doors and a breakfast bar. The kitchen comes with fully integrated appliances, including a dishwasher, if contracts are signed and returned within a specific time period.
Upstairs, there are wardrobes in the bedrooms, while one of the showhouse bedrooms is decorated as a nursery - complete with stork-themed wallpaper - to appeal to young families.
Meanwhile, the main bathroom and master ensuite comes with tiling, chrome heated towel rails, and white sanitaryware. The A-rated homes are equipped with an energy-efficient gas-condensing boiler for the central heating.
Oak Park's proximity to Naas town centre gives prospective buyers easy access to local primary and secondary schools, sports and leisure facilities such as Naas GAA Club and Naas Rugby Club, shops, shopping centres, bars, and restaurants. Naas has its own racecourse and Punchestown is only a short drive away, as are large employers in the area such as Intel, Kerry Group and Pfizer.
Oak Park was built with commuting in mind: it's situated close to the Naas bypass and the M7 motorway, providing access to Dublin and the M50, and to Cork, Waterford and Limerick via the M8 and M9. There is also a rail service to Dublin from the Sallins/Naas train station, which is 6km away from Oak Park.
Viewings at Oak Park will be held tomorrow and Sunday, from 2.30pm to 4pm.