Real entertainment value in Kinsealy
Emsworth Park, Kinsealy, Co Dublin
There may not have been too many opportunities for al fresco dining midweek - high winds and hailstones really don't marry well with the good china.
But when Irish weather conditions do improve and the country warms up a little, the buyers of the homes at Emsworth Park in the North County Dublin suburb of Kinsealy will be well-placed to entertain guests outdoors: each of the detached homes has double doors that lead from a living room and the kitchen/dining area on to three granite-paved patios overlooking a lawn.
Indeed, the private gardens at Emsworth Park are larger than the entire indoor area of the four/five bed properties, with each of the remaining homes at the 16-unit enclave coming with 3,230 sq ft of gardens. That's huge by Irish standards - a regular suburban garden would have about 860 sq ft of space on average. The gardens are landscaped, with a broad range of mature shrubbery and trees to the front.
Developed by Wexford-based Anthony Neville Homes, Emsworth Park was first launched back in the autumn of 2015 when it was primarily aimed at family buyers seeking to trade up to a larger home.
There are currently just three houses for sale at Emsworth Park - these have an average 2,442 sq ft of internal space and are priced from €830,000.
The houses have a large open-plan kitchen/dining/ living area and separate reception rooms. At the remaining three properties, the internal layout has been constructed so that the ground floor playroom or study could be used as a fifth bedroom.
Finishes at the contemporary-style houses include high ceilings and doors - 2.7m and 2.4m respectively - throughout the ground floor.
Emsworth Park is in a quiet location off Kinsealy Lane. The closest Dart station, at Portmarnock, is 2km away, with the average journey to Tara Street Station taking 25 minutes.
The development is 9km from the city centre, via the Malahide Road, and is 2.5km from Malahide Village itself. Dublin Airport is a 10-minute drive.
Viewings at Emsworth Park are by appointment.
Enquiries to: Savills New Homes (01) 6181300.