Lower prices drive sales in midlands
Abbeybrook, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath
The Westmeath town of Kilbeggan may be best known as the home of its eponymous distillery, which, dating back to 1757, is the oldest of its kind in Ireland. But these days, the town has re-emerged as a hub for commuters working in Dublin, a 50-minute journey away.
Indeed, house-hunters who work in the capital accounted for a significant number of purchases at Abbeybrook when the first phase of a new section of the development was released last year. A second phase, consisting of eight homes, is going on the market tomorrow. Prices for a four-bed semi-detached home in the upcoming release will start at €175,000, so the tranche is bound to appeal to families willing to spend extra time on the road in return for a cheaper house.
The cheapest homes in the latest tranche start at just €120,000 for a two-bed ground-floor apartment measuring 775 sq ft, with prices climbing to €167,500 for the only four-bed mid-terraced house in the release. There are six of the four-bed, 1,315-sq ft semis available. All the houses are fully painted and come with a fitted kitchen and utility, and sanitaryware in the bathrooms and ensuites.
Abbeybrook is located just off the M6 motorway and is an hour's drive from Galway. Mullingar, Tullamore and Athlone are within a 20-minute drive. Viewings between 11am and 1pm tomorrow. Enquiries to: Egan Auctioneers (044) 9343044