Sunday 17 November 2019

Last three houses at Rectory built beside hallowed ground

The Rectory, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath

Asking price: From €330,000

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Sherry (01) 825 9452

The Rectory
The Rectory

Gabrielle Monaghan

Dunshaughlin derives its name from Domhnach Seachnaill, meaning "the Church of Seachnall", named after a saint who arrived in Ireland in the fifth century and founded a church in the village.

Today that site in the centre of the Co Meath commuter spot is home to a 19th century Church of Ireland.

Lagdun Developments bought a one-acre site along the driveway to the church and set about building eight homes in a scheme called The Rectory. The houses, which were launched two weeks ago, back onto the church's old graveyard.

There are still three properties for sale at The Rectory. One is a three-bed semi-detached home priced from €330,000, and two are four-bed semis, one of which costs from €410,000. The other four-bed semi is the showhouse, which has a €430,000 price tag.

While the four-beds come with a driveway, there is none to the three-bed semis, which have two allocated parking spaces instead.

Inside, the centrepiece of the living room is a fireplace fitted with a wood-burning cassette stove. The kitchen-diner to the rear has French doors that open onto a granite patio and a garden enclosed by either stone or block walls.

The A3-rated houses, which are heated via an air-to-water heat pump, are just a five-minute drive from the M3 motorway, which - in turn - links up with the M50.

The park-and-train train station in Dunboyne is a ten-minute drive away.

Viewings at The Rectory will take place from 12pm to 1pm tomorrow.

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