Two semi-detached remain at Ashbourne's Archerstown
The Elms at Archerstown Demesne, Ashbourne, Co Meath
The commuter belt of Ashbourne has witnessed somewhat of a revival in popularity among developers catering to prospective buyers priced out of Co Dublin, especially amongst Lotara Developments, which is building Wafre Lodge and Archerstown Demesne in the town.
At the latter, Lotara, part of Mullen Developments, has added a series of phases since Archerstown Demesne was first launched in 2014 at the edge of Ashbourne's sportsgrounds. A new section called The Elms was released in June and there are currently two properties for sale there. Both are semi-detached homes measuring 1,258 sq ft and costing from €335,000 each.
Externally, each property has a brick and render façade, with a canopy over a composite front door and large, white-framed double-glazed windows. There is Barleystone paving to the front driveway, with a side gate leading to the back of each property.
Inside the Terry O'Flanagan Architects- designed houses, there are contemporary-style fitted kitchens and island units supplied by Gallagher Kitchens. There are fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms, and the main bathrooms and ensuites are tiled and equipped with sanitary ware and heated towel rails. Extra interior finishes throughout each house include white-painted ceilings, moulded architraves and skirting and chrome ironmongery.
The houses are A3-rated, so heating costs will be substantially lower for purchasers moving from older homes. The rating was achieved through PV solar panels, high- performance windows and insulation, and gas-fired central heating.
The Elms at Archerstown Demesne is located just off Bachelors Walk, about a 10-minute walk from Ashbourne town centre. It is also within walking distance of five primary schools and two secondary schools. The scheme is 24km from Dublin city centre, and there are Bus Éireann services to the city, to Dublin Airport and to Navan.
Viewings at the development are by appointment. Enquiries to: REA Grimes New Homes (01) 8350392