Sea views and park life in store for Castle dwellers
Castle Vernon Clontarf, Dublin 3
Asking price: From €895,000
Agent: Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Castle Vernon, an upmarket development in Clontarf, sits behind the houses fronting on to Dollymount Avenue, the road that links the suburb's seafront promenade with the 500-acre St Anne's Park.
Indeed, some of the properties in the second phase of the Richmond Homes scheme command sea views and all of them overlook the adjoining leafy grounds of Manresa House, the Jesuit retreat centre that was once the home of brewing scion Arthur Guinness.
The second phase of Castle Vernon was released in September, a year after the initial launch of the scheme. There are currently 10 four-bed properties available there, with prices starting at €895,000. One is a detached home spanning 2,281 sq ft and nine of the remaining houses are semi-detached properties with 2,250 sq ft of living space. The latter semis are 100 sq ft larger than their predecessors in the first tranche.
There is a second living room on the first floor - in addition to the formal living room on the ground floor and the lounge area in the open-plan kitchen-diner to the rear. The kitchen-diner has a wall of glazing and sliding doors that open on to a paved patio and garden.
The painted wooden units in the kitchen were supplied by Keane Kitchens. The A3-rated houses are less than 200m away from the entrance to Dollymount Strand.
Viewings at Castle Vernon are by appointment.