Estate set on edge of four-star golf resort
Carton Wood Maynooth, Co Kildare
Asking price: From €405,000
Agent: Savills New Homes (01) 618 1300
During the academic year, the population of Maynooth doubles in size as students flock to the 18th century buildings that make up Maynooth University. But Carton Wood, which is adjacent to the estate of the four-star Carton House Hotel golf resort, draws local families intent on settling down for good.
The scheme launched two years ago, and the third and final phase went on the market in September.
There are still nine properties available and prices start at €405,000 for a 1,264-sq ft three-bed semi-detached home, at €470,000 for a four-bed version measuring 1,446 sq ft, and at €545,000 for a four-bed semi with 1,878 sq ft of accommodation. A five-bed, 2,002-sq ft detached style is priced from €555,000.
Given that Carton Wood is poised to wrap up, two showhouses used to market the three and four-bed styles have gone on the market and are priced from €425,000 and €475,000, respectively. Those prices include the contents.
The front elevations of the timber-framed homes are finished in a mix of brick and self-coloured render, with sandstone window surrounds. Brick boundary walls topped by iron railings and a cobblelock driveway add to the traditional look of the houses. To the rear, there is a paved patio and a lawn.
Buyers have a choice of finishes for the white Balmoral fireplace with a natural gas inset, while all the bedrooms have wardrobes supplied by Cawley's Furniture, with sliding robes to the master suites.
Carton Wood is 800m from the centre of Maynooth and 3km from the exit to the M4 motorway. There are frequent rail services to Dublin from Maynooth train station.
Viewings by appointment.