Gardener's delight is through the Gate
Hawthorn Gate, Celbridge, Co Kildare
The last house for sale at Hawthorn Gate, a development on the outskirts of Celbridge, will likely appeal to green-fingered house-hunters: the five-bed detached home has a garden that, at 3,057 sq ft, is almost three times the size of a three-bed semi in Dublin.
Hawthorn Gate was constructed on the site of a former garden centre and No 14, like some of its neighbouring properties, shares a boundary stone wall with the estate of Castletown House, built in the 1720s for William Conolly, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. Hawthorn Gate residents can also take a stroll around Castletown Demesne, the country's largest Palladian-style estate.
The Maynooth Road scheme, which is set back from the main road, was developed by family-run business Bourke Builders, led by siblings Brian and Emer Bourke. It was officially launched in February 2017, by which time most of the 26 properties had already been reserved.
The remaining house on the market has 1,657 sq ft of accommodation and is priced from €575,000, reflecting the size of its back garden. While the Hawthorn Gate showhouse has been sold, No 14 has been staged for sale, by Emer Bourke herself. Zanussi appliances have already been fitted in the shaker-style kitchen from Cawley's Furniture, which has a family lounge area. There is a sealed wood-burning stove and tumbled parquet floors in the separate sitting room. All the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, also from Cawley's.
Hawthorn Gate is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Celbridge and is close to Hazelhatch train station, from where there are regular 15-minute rail journeys to Heuston Station. Viewings are by appointment.
Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 491 2600