Saturday 20 January 2018

Infill development on mature Bray plot

Castlelynn is a niche development of 11 A-rated three-and four-bedroom houses and dormer bungalows in Bray, Co Wicklow
Castlelynn is a niche development of 11 A-rated three-and four-bedroom houses and dormer bungalows in Bray, Co Wicklow Property

Given the dearth of launches of large-scale new home developments currently coming to the market, infill sites are making up an almost disproportionate number of new-home launches this season. For the consumer, that often means the opportunity to purchase a new home in a traditional, residential area. One that boasts picturesque, mature trees and greenery, and is in close proximity to a long-established village.

The latest of these launched this weekend in Bray. Castlelynn is a niche development of 11 A-rated three- and four-bedroom houses and dormer bungalows.

The kitchen from one of the houses
The kitchen from one of the houses

They are currently being completed by the builder, Eamonn Holmes, Carrowlynn Ltd, on behalf on the developer, Knockree Developments Ltd.

Of the 11, eight of the houses are three-bedroom semi-detached units, two are four-bedroom detached dormer bungalows and there is one two-storey, four-bedroom detached house. Completion of the entire development is expected to be reached within the following eight weeks.

The three-bedroom semi-detached houses are 118sqm and are priced from €430,000.

The four-bedroom detached house, 134sqm, is €495,000. The detached four-bedroom dormer bungalows, 170sqm, are €545,000.

All two-storey houses in this development include a kitchen/dining room with further space for a living area, and a completely separate living room. All units include storage under the stairs, utility rooms, and rear gardens which are seeded with a patio area.

Most units have parking space for two cars in the front, and kitchen appliances are included (cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, hob, and microwave).

All master bedrooms include an en suite, and all bedrooms include fitted wardrobes.

The attics are not currently converted but have been future proofed for easy conversion. Tiling is included in all bathrooms and kitchens. Kitchen and hall floor tiles are also included, as are wooden floors in the living room.

In the two dormer bungalows, there are three bedrooms upstairs, including master bedroom with en suite, and a main bathroom. There is a further fourth bedroom on the ground floor - these homes should appeal to those trading down, but at 170sqm they are more than suitable as family homes. Downstairs in these units also includes a living room, a large kitchen/dining room with living space, a WC and a utility room.

This development is set on an infill site, formerly a residential house and accompanying grounds, so the development is surrounded by mature residences.

This site is located just off the Killarney Road, and is within approximately 10 minutes' walking distance of Bray town centre. As such it is within easy distance of the M11 and M50 motorways.

Foxrock, Stillorgan, Blackrock, Cornelscourt, Enniskerry and Dundrum are all close by and the city centre is approximately 30 minutes away. Bray combines both coastal and country living, with a fine Victorian esplanade, and a popular cliff walk to the village of Greystones.The area is well supported by transport links for commuters, including the Dart commuter rail service, bus routes and the motorway.

The town is home to a number of sports amenities, including Bray Sailing Club and Bray Golf Club. There is a wide range of schools, shops, restaurants, pubs and parks in the district.

Viewing: Wednesday, 12 April, 5-6pm
Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402
Asking price: from €430,000

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