Tuesday 22 October 2019

Small development with riverside views a perfect fit for trader-uppers

Waterside Mews, Bray, Co Wicklow

Asking price: From €525,000

Agent: REA Forkin (01) 286 5370

The living room's bay window
The living room's bay window
Out front, there's off-street parking
The rear of the houses feature patios paved in Indian sandstone

On the western outskirts of the coastal town of Bray, a new development called Waterside Mews sits above the banks of the River Dargle. Because of its proximity to both the N11 and the Dart, the riverside scheme has been attracting trader-uppers who commute to workplaces in Sandyford and Cherrywood.

The small development consists of just six four-bed semi-detached houses that are flanked by woodland to the front and rear, with a large landscaped communal green space to the front of the scheme.

The homes, which are situated on the Upper Dargle Road, were developed by Genesis Homes and are priced from €525,000. They were released last weekend, when three of the properties were reserved.

Each of the four-bed houses has 1,485 sq ft of accommodation spread across three floors, which helps maximise views of the woodland and the Dargle. The front façade has a bay window, with a canopy over a front door in an anthracite grey that matches the frames of the Munster Joinery windows. To the rear, there are two windows in the dormer of the top floor.

There is off-street parking in the front driveway, which is finished in Tobermore brick paving. Each driveway is separated from those at neighbouring properties by hedging and a small garden.

Inside, there is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The entrance hallway leads to the front living room and its bay window, and there's a guest lavatory straight ahead. To the rear, a rectangular-shaped kitchen-diner has French doors that open on to a back patio paved in Indian sandstone and to a fenced garden that slopes down to overlook the river below. The back garden can also be accessed by a side passage gate.

Buyers have a choice of finishes for the units and worktops in the contemporary-style kitchen, which is fitted with a feature island unit, downlighters, and built-in appliances such as an oven, a microwave and a dishwasher. There's also a separate utility room on this level.

A staircase located in the middle of the property leads to the sleeping quarters on the first and second floors. On the first floor, there is a double bedroom up front, with a single bedroom and another double bedroom to the rear. As well as a family bathroom, there is a hot press and two different storage areas - ideal for trader-uppers who have accumulated years of belongings.

The master ensuite occupies the entirety of the top floor, with the master bedroom overlooking the river from two rear windows. The power shower in the ensuite comes with shower doors. This attic level also incorporates further storage areas.

The bathroom and master ensuite are fitted with sanitary-ware, chrome towel rails, and will be tiled from floor to ceiling, with buyers having a choice of tiling for the bathrooms and the kitchen. There are fitted wardrobes to all the four bedrooms.

Each of the A3-rated homes at Waterside Mews are equipped with an air-to-water heat pump that powers the heating and hot water, thereby lowering running costs.

The development is close to schools such as St Gerard's junior and senior schools and the Loreto Bray all-girls' secondary school, and is a few minutes' drive from the town's promenade, beach and the Bray Head cliff walk.

It's also just off the Bray Fassaroe junction to the N11, with the drive to Cherrywood and Sandyford Industrial Estate taking eight minutes and 10 minutes, respectively, in light traffic.

The Aircoach service to Dublin Airport and has two pick-up and drop-off stations within minutes of Waterside Mews and the Dart station is just a 15-minute walk away. Dublin city centre is 21km to the north.

Viewings at Waterside Mews will take place between 12pm and 1pm tomorrow.

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