Sunday 20 October 2019

New home view: Limekiln aimed at family buyers

Limekiln Manor Limekiln Road, Dublin 12

Asking price: From €630,000

Agent: Knight Frank New Homes (01) 634 2466

One of the reception rooms at Limekiln Manor
One of the reception rooms at Limekiln Manor
The exterior of the Limekiln Manor houses, which comes with parking for two cars

Gabrielle Monaghan

Limekiln Manor, just off the eponymous Limekiln Road in south Dublin, is beside the 320-acre Tymon Park, one of Dublin's largest parks.

Limekiln Manor is set within the Manor Estate, which has a Terenure address and a Dublin 12 postcode, but the new development is closer to Templeogue village than Terenure, according to the selling agent. The Durkan-built Limekiln Manor, which launched last weekend, is aimed at family buyers priced out of the more expensive parts of Terenure and Templeogue.

The new scheme consists of just 11 four-bed-plus-study homes, with prices starting at €630,000. Despite the small scale of the landscaped development, which is arranged around a cul-de-sac, there are four different house types available, all of which are laid out across three floors.

The Holly is a detached-style extending over 1,937 sq ft, while the Beech and Ash house types have the same floor area but are semi-detached. The largest design is the Hazel, which measures 1,980 sq ft and has its main entrance to one side.

The exterior of the Limekiln Manor houses, which comes with parking for two cars
The exterior of the Limekiln Manor houses, which comes with parking for two cars

The blockwork walls of the traditionally-built houses are finished in a self-coloured render, with a grey front door and a column of box-bay windows off the ground floor and first floor. There are concrete tiles to the roof and to the dormer windows, which, like the patio doors and other windows, are PVC and triple-glazed. Some of the house types have a front balcony with glazed balustrades off the second floor.

There is enough space to park two cars in the front cobblelock driveway, which is flanked by soft landscaping. Side gates lead to the garden and to the flag-paved patio, which comes with a double socket and outside tap to facilitate maintenance and outdoor entertaining.

At the Beech house type, for which a showhouse has been fitted out, there are high ceilings throughout the ground floor, a sitting room with a bay window up front, and a kitchen/diner to the rear that has French doors leading out to the patio and garden. There is also a guest WC and a utility room on this level. The kitchen, designed by Nolan Kitchens, is fitted with quartz worktops and a mix of floor-level and eye-level units.

A timber stairs with a hardwood rail and painted balustrades and newel posts leads to the upstairs sleeping quarters. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms - one of which is ensuite - and a family bathroom. On the second floor, the master suite has a Velux rooflight to allow in extra natural light, while its ensuite has a dormer window. There is also a Velux rooflight to the study on this floor. There are contemporary-style wardrobes to all the bedrooms. Chrome and glass shower doors have been fitted in the ensuites, while the bath comes with a screen. Both the bathroom and the ensuites have heated chrome towel rails, as well as porcelain tiling to the floors and walls.

The homes at Limekiln Manor were designed to achieve an A3 BER.

Each property is fitted with an energy efficient air-to-water heat pump for the heating and hot water, and the heating can be controlled from two different zones.

A humidity-sensitive mechanical extract ventilation system works with a demand-controlled ventilation system to remove any moist, stale air and to keep heat losses from the house in check. In addition, each house is wired for an electric car charging point.

Limekiln Manor is close to a range of transport links. It's a one-minute walk from the closest 15A bus stop and four minutes from the bus stop for the 150 route. Templeogue College is a four-minute cycle away, while access to the M50, which cuts through Tymon Park, is a five-minute drive away.

Viewings of the showhouse are by appointment.

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