Best of both worlds in countryside close to city
An Pairc Wotton, The Ward, Co Dublin
A cluster of towns on the Dublin-Meath border, from Ashbourne to Ratoath, saw their populations surge during the Celtic Tiger as Dubliners flocked to the satellite towns in search of more bang for their buck.
The Ward, however, remains a relatively rural border enclave. It is here that An Páirc Wotton was built on a former GAA pitch and launched last May. Of the ten four/five-bed detached properties released last summer, six are still for sale.
Prices start at €750,000, reflecting their location on 0.6 acres of countryside, their 2,690 sq ft of living space, and the homes' large plots and landscaped gardens. There are PC sums of €11,000 for the kitchen and utility units and €9,000 for the tiling in the bathroom, two ensuites and guest lavatory.
Each house is approached via a gravel driveway wired for electric gates. Timber side gates are fitted as standard, and a detached garage comes as an optional extra. Half of the façade of each timber-framed house is clad in stone that is sympathetic to the pastoral surroundings, and there is granite to the sills of the uPVC argon-filled triple-glazed windows.
Just off the entrance hall is a study that could be used as a fifth bedroom or a TV lounge. To the left is a dining room with double doors leading out to the patio and, beside that is a kitchen/dining space with a triple-aspect seating area. The contemporary-style fitted kitchen comes with stone worktops and wall tiling. Straight ahead from the hallway is a dual-aspect living room. There are nine-foot ceiling-to-floor heights throughout the ground floor, with a vaulted ceiling in both the lounge and kitchen.
The Ward itself is close to the M2, allowing easy access to Dublin, the airport and the M50.
Viewings are held on Saturdays and Sundays, from 2pm to 4pm.
Enquiries to: DNG Tormey Lee (01) 8357089 or Lloyd Daly & Associates (01) 8208333.