Take seat with the kings of Leinster
Oldtown Walk, Naas, Co Kildare
When Oldtown Walk, a new 50-home development in Naas, was launched the weekend before last, some 500 house-hunters came through the doors of the three showhouses.
Of the 20 houses released in the first phase, 14 were sold immediately and two more have since been acquired. A further 12 houses at Oldtown Walk were sold off the plans after Westin Homes, the developer, began construction in January.
The scheme consists of three and four-bed semi-detached dwellings and four and five-bed detached styles. While the detached types have been appealing to local trader-uppers, the semi-detached styles have attracted purchasers priced out of west Dublin. The latter cohort is among the growing numbers of people willing to travel from the commuter belt to the capital.
Oldtown Walk is situated on land that once formed part of Oldtown Demesne. These lands were, at various stages, the seat of the Kings of Leinster and the location selected by Irish military engineer Thomas De Burgh for his house, one of the first Palladian-winged houses in the country.
All its four main house styles are laid out three floors with a master ensuite on the top floor, apart from the three-bed semi-detached type. The five-bed detached style, called the Maple, has sold out but there is a cancellation list in operation. It has 2,000 sq ft of space and a price-tag of €540,000.
The four-bed - the Hazel - measures 1,750 sq ft, priced from €470,000, is also sold out. Both have a separate living room to the front and a dual-aspect kitchen/diner/lounge area with rooflights to the rear. The semi-detached four-bed, called The Rowan, is the same size and costs from €425,000. There are two Rowan units still for sale, as well as two homes from the three-bed Olive type, which has 1,350 sq ft of accommodation and is priced from €375,000.
Viewings at Oldtown Walk will be held tomorrow and Sunday, between 12pm and 2pm. Enquiries to: REA Coonan (01) 6286128.