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Blackthorn Place, Kinsealy, Co Dublin
The once-rural north Dublin suburb of Kinsealy has been firmly embedded in public consciousness ever since the late Taoiseach Charles Haughey earned the moniker "Squire of Kinsealy" for his lavish lifestyle at his palatial 18th-century estate in Abbeville.
A five-minute drive away from Abbeville, which has long since been sold, new estates are springing up at Kettles Lane, close to Dublin Airport. Ardstone Homes is building a 148-unit residential development there called Muileann, and, nearby, Tolmac Construction has begun selling homes at a new enclave called Blackthorn Place.
The later development, which is equidistant to Swords and Malahide, consists of just seven three-bed detached homes. The properties were launched during St Patrick's weekend and four are still available.
Each of the houses measures 1,216 sq ft, with prices ranging from €460,000 to €480,000. Outside, there is a canopy over a grey front door flanked by side glazing and white frames to the high-performance double-glazed windows. There is cobblelock both to the front driveway and to the back patio.
The fitted kitchen is supplied by KDS Joinery, though appliances aren't included. All the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, and there is tiling to the kitchen, utility, guest lavatory, bathroom and ensuite. Each of the A-rated homes have an air-to-water heat pump.
Blackthorn Place is a two-minute drive from the airport and a five-minute drive from Swords village. Access to both the M1 and the M50 is also close by.
Viewings at the development are being held every Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 2pm, and by appointment.
Enquiries: Lawrence J Conway (01) 234 3105