The façades of homes at An tOileán, a mix of stone and nap render, and the stone walls that surround their gardens reflect the enclave's rural environs - the scheme is in the picturesque village of Craanford, just west of Gorey Town.
An tOileán was first launched back in 2007 when just two houses were built and one was sold. In 2015, the then partially-finished estate and adjoining undeveloped lands were bought by a local business family, who have since hired a contractor to finish the estate.
The first phase of nine homes will be finally completed by the end of March and there are plans for a total of 25 dwellings at the site when the final phase is completed, although planning permission has not yet been granted for that tranche. Two of the homes were booked after viewings of the showhouse started earlier this month.
The north Wexford development consists of a variety of three, four and five-bed homes. Prices start at €220,000 for a 1,270 sq ft terraced three-bed. Among the detached versions are a four-bed, 2,149 sq ft house type with two reception rooms that costs from €285,000 and a four-bed with a single sitting room and 1,680 sq ft of space that costs €270,000. The only five-bed detached property in the current phase measures 1,883 sq ft and is priced from €300,000.
To date, An tOileán has attracted interest from a mix of purchasers, ranging from first-time buyers drawn to the three-beds, to locals and people from north Wicklow and Dublin seeking a rustic four or five-bed in which to retire or raise a family, according to the selling agent.
Each house has good-sized gardens and private off-street parking. The A3-rated homes have triple-glazed PVC windows and an air-to-water heating system that negates the need for expensive oil or gas bills.
The development has a slew of facilities on its doorstep: An tOileán is situated adjacent to Craanford primary school and the village has a mini-supermarket, two pubs, a GAA club, a community hall, a church, an indoor sports complex and a walking track. Gorey is a five-minute drive away, along the Carnew/Carlow road.
Viewings at An tOileán will continue tomorrow, between 11.30am-1pm.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella (053) 9430088.