New home view: Enjoy Park living in Celbridge
Castlewellan Park Celbridge, Co Kildare
Asking price: €297,500-€504,950
Agent: Coonan New Homes (01) 6288400
Castlewellan Park, a Celbridge development just a 10-minute walk from the 18th-century Palladian-style Castletown House and its parklands, is aimed at both local families and Dublin commuters in search of more affordable family homes.
The scheme, named after a townland in the area, is just 21km from Dublin city centre, which can be reached in 20 minutes from Celbridge's Hazelhatch train station. Castlewellan Park also has easy access to the nearby M4 motorway, which - in turn - leads to the M50.
Castlewellan Park will comprise 79 two, three, four and five-bed houses laid out over two and three floors when it's eventually finished. The scheme is being developed by Andrews Construction, the company responsible for other Leinster residential estates such as Athlumney Wood in Navan and Petitswood Manor in Mullingar.
Since the development launched in May, it has attracted a range of buyer cohorts from west Dublin and north Kildare, from first-time purchasers seeking an affordable two-bed house to local families trading up to four and five-beds.
There are 16 properties available from the second phase, which was quietly released in late September. Prices start at €297,500 for a two-bed townhouse, while a three-bed townhouse measuring 1,324 sq ft costs from €344,950.
Prices for the variety of three-bed semi-detached styles available range from €417,500 to €462,500, while the four-bed versions are priced from €455,000 to €514,950. The five-bed semi-detached design, which spans 2,185 sq ft, costs from €504,950.
The facades of the concrete block-built houses at Castlewellan Park are finished in a combination of render and pale-yellow Country Manor brick, with white to the frames of the large future-proofed windows and to the Ultratech front door, which comes with glazing to one side. A slate canopy hangs over each front door and there are box-bay windows off the ground and first floors - apart from at the townhouse styles.
The cobblelock driveway out front has iron railings complemented by shrubbery that acts as the boundary with neighbouring houses. French doors to the rear of the houses open on to a paved patio and lawn.
At the three-bed mid-terraced homes from the E range, there is a front living room with a set of double doors connecting it to the kitchen/diner. A guest lavatory and a utility room complete the downstairs accommodation. There are two bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a bathroom on the first floor, and there is a second ensuite located on the second floor that has a dormer window.
On the ground floor of the A5 type of three-bed semi, there are two bay windows to the living room - one to the front of the house and one to the side. There is also one to the dual-aspect kitchen/diner, which has a family lounge area and a kitchen island. The A2 style of four-bed semi, meanwhile, has a study on the first floor.
Each house has 9ft-ceilings throughout the ground floor and a fully fitted kitchen from BeSpace, with tiling supplied by Design Emporium in Deansgrange. The A3-rated homes are each equipped with an air-to-water pump for hot water and heating.
Viewings of the showhouses are by appointment.