Holiday retreat has commuter appeal
Gleann an Ghairdín, Gorey, Co Wexford
Traditionally, Dublin families who kept a chalet or mobile home in Courtown would decamp to the holiday resort for two weeks in summer and the odd weekend. But locations like Courtown and nearby Gorey have become permanent retreats for buyers seeking more bang for their buck outside Dublin.
The appeal of Gorey as a commuter town was boosted after it was bypassed by a 23km-dual carriageway more than a decade ago. Gleann an Ghairdín was first launched a year ago and a new release, consisting of 10 three-bed semi-detached houses, has now come on stream. Each home measures 1,210 sq ft, priced from €250,000.
Gleann an Ghairdín, which translates as Garden Valley, has a stylish stone-wall entrance, set amid landscaped communal spaces. Within the boundary are block-built homes with a smooth render façade complemented by cream windows. Inside, the kitchen/diner comes with shaker-style units from Cedarwood Kitchens in New Ross, while two of the three bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. The properties are A3-rated. Viewings at the new showhouse take place Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.
Enquiries to: Kearney & Co (053) 9123015