Monday 24 June 2019

Land of the crooner could do nicely for any rising stars

Scholarstown Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Scholarstown Woods
Scholarstown Woods

A 24-ac plot of land that once belonged to crooner Dickie Rock is now home to a new Rathfarnham development called Scholarstown Wood.

The Cabra-born former frontman of The Miami Showband has long since moved on from what was known locally as "Dickie Rock's field", but the new five-bed detached homes among the latest tranche of properties at Scholarstown Wood would do nicely for any rising star.

A showhouse will open tomorrow for The Oak five-beds at the leafy Scholarstown Road scheme. Each one has 2,012 sq ft of living space spread across three floors and is priced from €715,000. On the ground floor is a large kitchen/dining room, as well as a sitting room that can be opened or closed off from a separate TV lounge via sliding glazed doors. There are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, while the master ensuite and its walk-in wardrobes take up the entirety of the second floor.

Scholarstown Wood, which is set among 2.8ac of landscaped open space and dotted with mature trees, will consist of 244 houses and 70 apartments in all when it is finished. A creche and cycleway are also planned for the Regency Homes development, which first launched in 2016.

The new phase being released this weekend will also have three and four-bed homes available, all from house types named after trees. The cheapest type in the latest tranche is The Sycamore, a three-bed, 1,250-sq ft terraced style priced from €490,000. The semi-detached version of the three-bed is called The Maple: it measures from 1,232 sq ft and costs from €500,000. The Elm is a four-bed semi with between 1,519sq and 1,546 sq ft of space and starting price-tags of €590,000, while The Beech is a 1,604-sq ft four-bed semi costing from €610,000.

While all the house styles have sleek Kube kitchens, some come with island units and under-counter LED lighting, while the kitchens in the four and five-beds feature Silestone worktops. Scholarstown Wood is about 8km south of Stephens Green, while the park-and-ride Luas stops at Windy Arbour and Balally are close by.

The showhouses will be on view from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow and Sunday. Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912600.

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