City bus access a big draw to Ashthorn
Ashthorn Avenue, Headford, Co Galway
With the tight supply of houses in Galway City and the town of Tuam, where Valeo Vision Systems now employs some 1,000 workers at its car-components plant, property buyers who work in both locations are being pushed further afield to smaller rural towns like Headford, near Lough Corrib.
Headford, one of the settings for the 1952 film The Quiet Man, is 25km from Galway City and there is a regular bus service between the town and the city, along the N84. The appeal of the location was one of the main drivers for the popularity of a new phase of five homes at Ashthorn Avenue, near Headford's GAA pitch. More than 100 people viewed the four-bed, three-storey semi-detached houses when they were launched on Sunday afternoon. An existing development was constructed on the site in 2005 by a previous company, and building resumed there by a different builder, Smyth and Tracey Construction.
Unlike the previous properties at Ashthorn Avenue, the latest batch are more energy efficient and come with an A rating and features such as roof-mounted PV panels, oil-fired central heating and a high-performance fitted stove in the living room.
There is a large open-plan kitchen/diner with double patio doors to the rear garden. The first floor is home to three of the four bedrooms and a main bathroom, and the top floor has a spacious double ensuite bedroom and walk-in storage room.
Enquiries to: DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard (091) 565261 or Gerry Mullin Auctioneers (093) 36755.