University appeal in picturesque Limerick
Bloomfield Annacotty, Co Limerick
Asking price: €275,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (061) 418 000
Annacotty grew up around the grain mills that harnessed the hydropower of the Mulkear River. It has since been subsumed into the Limerick suburb of Castletroy, but remains one of the most picturesque parts of the region.
Like homes in Castletroy, properties in Annacotty are popular with staff from the nearby University of Limerick campus. Indeed, the area was chosen for one of the first new residential developments to be built in Limerick in the post-crash era by Clancy Homes, which launched Bloomfield in Annacotty three years ago.
The selling agents for Bloomfield will open a showhouse this Sunday to give buyers a preview of the development's final three-bed homes, which go on the market on May 18. Prices start at €275,000 for a terraced three-bed and at €285,000 for a three-bed semi-detached property.
Each of the block-built houses has feature brickwork to their façade, a front driveway with space for two cars, a back garden with a brick-paved patio, and high-performance double-glazed PVC windows throughout.
On the ground floor, there are pocket sliding doors that connect the dining area with the living room, where there is a contemporary-style wood-burning stove with a polished hearth. The kitchen is also contemporary by design, with soft-close doors and drawers. Upstairs, there are wardrobes to all the bedrooms.
This last tranche of homes is situated in the eastern corner of Bloomfield, with direct access to the local playground and park. Bloomfield is about a 15-minute drive from the city centre, which is 7km away, and is close to access to the M7 motorway to Dublin.
The Bloomfield showhouse will be open from 11am to 1pm on Sunday and at the same time on May 18 and 19.