Meadowvale serves up a treat for families
Meadowvale, Arklow, Co Wicklow
Family life certainly takes centre court at Meadowvale - residents at the Arklow development can practise their back hand at the two on-site tennis courts while their children use the new adjacent playground.
Kids will also appreciate the children's room in the new showhouse opening this weekend to showcase a new phase under construction at Meadowvale - one wall is taken up with an ethereal mural featuring a white horse.
There are nine three and four-bed homes in the latest tranche of the scheme, though the selling agent has the capacity to release an additional nine if demand exceeds supply. The traditional-style homes are being built by Noonan Construction on the south-eastern edge of the Wicklow town.
Prices in the newest batch at Meadowvale start at €220,000 for a three-bed semi-detached house with 1,094 sq ft of space and at €250,000 for a four-bed version measuring 1,371 sq ft. Most of the purchasers from the last phase were first-time buyers from the wider Arklow and Gorey area, though some were buyers from south Dublin who had at least one partner willing to make the 90km commute to the capital. Meadowvale is beside the N11/M11 and Arklow is served by a regular commuter train and bus service to Dublin.
The facades of the new homes will be finished in a mix of brick and render.
There is a brick-paved driveway out front with parking for two cars and a south-facing private garden to the rear.
The kitchen units at Meadowvale are hand-crafted and come with soft-close doors and drawers, and pelmet downlights. There is sanitary ware and extensive wall and floor tiling to the bathrooms and ensuites, and a multi-fuel stove forms a nice centrepiece in the living room.
The houses are also more energy efficient than the earliest phases at the scheme: all are A-rated and the gas condensing boiler for the heating system, combined with PV panels, help reduce the properties' running costs.
Viewings of the new showhouse at Meadowvale will take place between 2pm-4pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Enquiries to: Kelly Walsh (01) 664500, PV Byrne Auctioneers (086) 3619490, or visit (0404) 46091 www.meadowvalearklow.ie