Motor heads wanted for large driveways
The Drive at Bellingsfield Naas, Co Kildare
Asking price: From €490,000
Agent: Savills New Homes (01) 618 1300 or CME New Homes (045) 897711
Family house-hunters with young adult children in some parts of the commuter belt are so reliant on cars, they won't even consider a new home unless it has parking for more than two vehicles.
Just outside Naas, Sean Mulryan's Ballymore Group is catering for this demographic with The Drive, a new section of its Bellingsfield scheme with paved driveways large enough to accommodate multiple cars. To make space for the extra-large driveways, some of the 1,753 sq ft properties have plot sizes of up to 7,535 sq ft.
The Drive is a cul-de-sac of 12 detached houses at Bellingsfield, which Ballymore is developing near its Piper's Hill scheme and the four-star Killashee Hotel. This weekend will see the release of six homes, all of which are four-beds from the Skylark design, which is priced from €490,000.
This double-fronted style has double-glazed hardwood windows and patio doors. Internally, each home is fitted with a wood-burning stove inset with a fire surround. The kitchen comes with quartz worktops, with integrated appliances included in the price if contracts are signed within 21 days. The bathrooms and ensuites are designed around contemporary fresh lines and come with sanitaryware. There are fitted mirrors and heated towel rails to each bathroom.
An air-to-water heat pump system at the A-rated properties provides efficient heating and domestic hot water. Viewings at The Drive will be held tomorrow and Sunday, from 12:30pm to 2pm.