Saturday 16 December 2017

Putting manors on Wild Atlantic Way

Kinsale Manor, Kinsale, Co Cork

Kinsale Manor
Kinsale Manor

The Wild Atlantic Way, which starts at Kinsale, was last month named alongside Route 66 as one of the world's best drives by Lonely Planet. While the west Cork town, with its restaurants and picturesque harbour, hosts plenty of tourists, the 800 who descended on Kinsale Manor last weekend for its launch were keen on staying for good.

All the 28 three-bed semi-detached homes in the first phase sold out. This has prompted developer Gannon Homes to release a further eight, with prices starting at €310,000.

Kinsale Manor is the first large new housing scheme for many years in the town - it will comprise 136 three and four-bed homes when finished.The facades of the concrete-built homes have a white plaster finish, stone windowsills and door surrounds, and powder-coated bow-topped railings to the front, echoing the architecture of some of the town's traditional streetscapes.

Each house has a private cobble-lock driveway for two cars, while the back garden has a patio area and is enclosed by timber panelling and concrete posts.

The fitted kitchens are by Express Kitchens, while the triple-glazed uPVC windows and hall door come from Grady Joinery. The A3-rated homes are among the most energy efficient in the area. Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald (021) 4273041

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