Picture the scene…
It’s Christmas. Covid restrictions are but a distant memory. You’re surrounded by friends and family. Laughter and smiles are everywhere and the world – your world – feels a little normal and a little safer once more.
Where are you?
That scene must seem perfect to many of us right now but the setting too can be all important.
Our best memories are made at home and Belin Woods in Newbridge is certainly a place where you make a home for many years to come.
The exterior of the 3 bed homes in Belin Woods
These stunning new builds from Glenveagh Homes are located only a short stroll from Newbridge town centre and all of its many services and amenities. This means that Belin Woods offers the perfect mix between urban excitement and rural adventure for families of all ages and sizes.
Homes at Belin Woods are designed with you in mind. They are particularly spacious with the fluid layouts enhanced by the natural light that floods in from the high-spec double-glazed windows and the beautiful two-tone French doors that open to the spacious garden.
The exterior of the 2 beds in Belin Woods
The large hall and landing areas are light and airy, to give you that relaxed feeling as soon as you come in the door. Clever lighting and timeless features are used throughout each of these superb homes.
The 3 bed kitchen in Belin Woods
The homes at Belin Woods are finished to the highest of standards with the beautiful large-open plan kitchen featuring recessed lighting and top-quality stainless steel appliances.
The living room in the 4 bed in Belin Woods
The interiors are thoughtfully laid out and on a bright day you can open the stunning French doors to the garden and enjoy some outdoor living in the comfort of your own home.
A bedroom in Belin Woods
Modern and innovative building methods and high-quality materials combine to create homes that will look great and feel comfortable for generations to come.
The 3 bed living room in Belin Woods
Belin Woods also offers convenient transport links on your doorstep with easy access to where you need to be. Newbridge is located approximately 43km from Dublin and is a very popular commuter town. It is situated on the main Dublin-Cork railway line and commuters can reach Dublin’s Heuston Station in as little as 25 minutes.
There are excellent transport links from Newbridgee
For motorists, the M7 motorway bypasses Newbridge, linking the town with the M50 and Dublin as well as with the M9 to Waterford. A private bus service, Dublin Coach, links the town with the Luas and Dublin Airport, while Bus Éireann No 126 bus services nearby local towns as well as the capital.
Newbridge is set on the River Liffey
Away from the hustle and bustle, Belin Woods also offers country living in a suburban setting. Thanks to its location on the Athgarvan Road, a scenic spot overlooking the River Liffey, residents can enjoy all the adventure of the countryside while living close to the excitement of a bustling large town. Nearby options for days out include trips to the Curragh Plains and Pollardstown Fen, both less than 10 minutes away by car.
There are plenty of sporting facilities in the area, including Newbridge Golf Club
Belin Woods is also close to the Liffey Linear Park, a seven-acre amenity alongside the River Liffey. The Gables Guest House & Leisure Centre is also located next to Belin Woods and features a 20 metre swimming pool and gym. A wide range of sports including GAA, soccer, rugby, golf, watersports and fishing are also widely available in the area – not to mention racing.
Newbridge is situated in the heartland of Ireland’s equestrian scene. The Curragh has a long and fascinating history and is now home to Ireland’s premier flat racecourse.
The Curragh Racecourse is just a few minutes’ drive away from Belin Woods
There is also the option of schools for all ages nearby. Newbridge is packed with well-established and well regarded schools at every level from primary and secondary to Kildare VTOS Adult Education Centre which is located in the town itself.
There are plenty of attractions nearby including Kildare Village
Newbridge also offers excellent shopping, entertainment and dining options. It is home to some fantastic restaurants and bars while shoppers from all over the country flock to the nearby Kildare Village to grab a bargain. Whitewater Shopping Centre is also hugely popular and has its own six-screen cinema to enjoy.
Belin Woods offers eight different house types ranging from 1 bed apartments to 2, 3 and 4 bed homes with the homes being developed first.
Remember that scene we mentioned at the start? It’s pretty perfect right? Having that setting in Belin Woods makes it a extra special as these are homes where all your dreams can come true.
Find out more about Belin Woods at www.myhome.ie/4507370 or at www.belinwoods.ie More
Picture the scene…
Over a long number of years Glenveagh have earned a reputation as being one of the best home builders in Ireland.
Building modern homes for the way people live today, Glenveagh have been very proactive in bringing quality family homes to communities across Ireland.
Not alone are you guaranteed a top quality A-rated finish with Glenveagh but you’re also purchasing homes designed for family living with large living areas, seeded rear gardens and modern kitchens.
With that in mind we decided to take a closer look at three of Glenveagh’s developments around the country which are available right now.
Ruxton Oaks, Blackcastle, Navan, Co Meath: 3 Bedroom Homes from €310,000
The Hawthorns, Tullamore, Co Offaly: 3 Bedroom Homes from €250,000
Oldbridge Manor, Drogheda, Co Meath: 3 Bedroom Homes from €325,000
Each of these fantastic new developments have so much to offer. Let’s have a close look into exactly what benefits each of them have.
Ruxton Oaks, Blackcastle, Navan, Co Meath
Ruxton Oaks consists of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes located at a historic and mature residential setting just north of Navan.
The development is close to a wide range of amenities including schools, leisure facilities and excellent transport links.
Ruxton Oaks has something to offer every type of resident from the first-time buyer to growing families. The houses are particularly spacious and ideal for families of all ages. A fluid layout is enhanced by bright and airy hallways, while big, high-spec windows make the most of the natural light.
Each room is also designed with modern life in mind with large living areas and kitchens ideal for family get togethers while the bedrooms offer the perfect sanctuary. Externally high quality materials and innovative building methods ensure homes that look great and are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Ruxton Oaks is located at Blackcastle, a well-regarded residential setting just north of Navan. As well as a wide range of amenities, they also offer beautiful scenery over the River Boyne and its mature forestry. The M3 and M2 motorways are also just a few minutes away while for commuters there are several bus routes as well as a park and ride facility a short drive away in Dunboyne.
The area is steeped in history with Navan at the heart of the Boyne Valley region. With a wide range of attractions nearby, you can also take into the beautiful Boyne Ramparts Walk, a linear stretch of 8km pathway that runs from Navan to Stackallen that takes in Babe’s Bridge (the oldest bridge on the river) and passes by the ruins of Dunmoe Castle and Ardmulchan Church.
As Ireland’s fifth largest town, Navan is packed with amenities for all the family. There are a wide selection of primary and second level schools in the area as well as three shopping centres, two hospitals and two parks. Navan also has a wealth of sporting facilities including a tennis club, rugby club, boxing club, pitch and putt club, hockey club, gymnastics club and several GAA clubs.
Find out more about Ruxton Oaks and register your interest here.
The Hawthorns, Tullamore, Co Offaly
The Hawthorns consists of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes located in a prime residential location near the thriving town of Tullamore in Co Offaly.
Located less than 10 minutes from the M6 Norway and a leisurely 15 minute stroll from the town centre, The Hawthorns is a great opportunity to purchase a spacious A-rated home beside one of the Midlands’ most popular towns.
Homes at The Hawthorns are designed with you in mind and are particularly spacious and ideal for families of all ages. A fluid layout is enhanced by bright and airy hallways, while big, high-spec windows make the most of the natural light.
Rooms are designed with modern life in mind with large living areas and kitchens ideal for family get togethers. Externally high quality materials and innovative building methods ensure homes that look great and are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Transport links at The Hawthorns are truly excellent. Tullamore Train Station is a short seven-minute drive from your front door with a travel time of just 60 minutes to Dublin’s Heuston Station. The AirCoach also offers a fast and frequent service to Dublin International Airport while for motorists the M6 interchange is just 12km away, linking Galway and Dublin and offering access to many other main roads in the country.
One of the major benefits of The Hawthorns is how urban meets rural. Tullamore is one of the biggest towns in the Midlands with a host of great local amenities to match. Yet in your leisure time you can enjoy some of the best scenery and walks in the area. This includes a trek up the Slieve Bloom Mountains or discovering the spooky history of Charleville Castle.
There are a wide selection of primary and second level schools in the area as well as two shopping centres, the Midlands Regional Hospital and two parks. Tullamore also has a wealth of sporting facilities including a golf club, tennis club, rugby club, football park, leisure centre and Tullamore GAA Centre.
Tullamore is a thriving town with something from everyone including a wide range of local and mainstream shops, while The Bridge Centre is the Midlands’ premier shopping centre, housing both a six-screen cinema and over 30 stores. At night the town really comes to life. It is packed with wonderful artisan coffee shops, restaurants and bars while there are a number of great days out nearby including Lough Boora Discovery Park, a 2,000 hectare facility filled with walking and cycling trails, unique outdoor sculptures, a fairy trail, stunning scenery and countless species of birds and plans. The beautiful Grand Canal Way also offers some stunning walkways as well as many water-based activities.
Find out more about The Hawthorns and register your interest here.
Oldbridge Manor, Drogheda, Co Meath
Oldbridge Manor consists of 3 and 4 bedroom family homes on an elevated site 2km west from Drogheda town centre.
Oldbridge Manor is an extremely attractive new development thanks to a tasteful combination of brick and render on the exterior of each home, long with an abundance of green space. Modern and innovative building methods and high-quality materials combine to create homes that will look great and feel comfortable for generations to come.
Inside the interiors are thoughtfully laid out to suit modern living and are all finished to the highest of standards.
A host of educational, recreational and retail amenities are within walking distance, making this an ideal location for families of all ages. Residents can also enjoy the restored Oldbridge House with visitor centre, amazing Victorian walled gardens and within the historic Battle of the Boyne site, just minutes from the front door.
Drogheda itself is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. It is located on the M1 on the east coast of Ireland, mainly in Co Louth but with the south fringes of the town in Co Meath. It is just 40 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 30 minutes from Dublin Airport and is therefore incredibly popular with commuters and families with ease of access to the M1 motorway as well as a train station and numerous bus routes.
There is a wide variety of schools and amenities on your doorstep including numerous schools, a third level college and a wide selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, theatres, retail parks, a water park and much more. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange is also located 8km west of the town while Tayto Park is also a short drive. There is also a wide range of sporting facilities on your doorstep including several GAA clubs, golf clubs, a rugby club, a League of Ireland football club, leisure centres and more. The Ramparts playground and the Princess Grace Rose Garden are all within an easy stroll of Oldbridge Manor.
The development itself benefits from the extensive River Boyne Board Walk, a beautiful greenway for walkers and joggers beside the picturesque River Boyne. The path leads to Oldbridge House, home to an extremely large and attractive park and the Battle of the Boyne museum.
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It’s the second edition of our ‘Get To Know Your Agent’ feature and today we’re focusing on Bandon in West Cork.
Today we get the views of Majella Galvin of DNG Galvin Property Services to find out all that the area has to offer.
So if you live in or near Bandon or equally if you’re planning a visit there, check out their recommendations of the best places to check out.
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Majella Galvin – DNG Galvin Property Services
How long have you lived/worked in your county/area?
I am proud to say I am a Bandon native. I grew up just outside the town. Bandon is known as the Gateway to West Cork.
Majella Galvin and her sister Caroline in the DNG Michael Galvin offices
Favourite public amenity in your area?
That would have to be the Graham Norton Walk. Named after the chat show host, the Graham Norton Walk is a fantastic riverside walkway.
The Graham Norton River Walk in Bandon
Favourite restaurant/coffee shop?
Bandon has many fine restaurants and cafes. Pádraigíns serves delicious homemade pizza, The Poacher’s Inn is renowned for their seafood and Michelle’s House & Warren Allen are great places for coffee and cake.
The Poacher’s Inn is renowned for its seafood
Is there a local market or farmers’ market?
The Country Market is open on Fridays and Saturdays. They have a great selection of homemade jams, quiches, desserts and flowers. The Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday within the town centre. It is a bustling place with plenty of food stalls with crepes, coffee, fresh vegetables, plants etc.
Well that would have to be Pádraigíns. They are a family-run business who source local fresh produce. The lasagne with garlic bread is my favourite. Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself when you visit Bandon.
Michelle recommends the lasagne and garlic bread in Pádraigíns
Bandon has many fine bars. The Old Market Bar has undergone a revamp in recent years. It is a spacious and comfortable bar with a great friendly atmosphere. I’m looking forward to their re-opening soon. The Copper Grove is a popular bar with great food and is a popular venue for family occasions.
The Old Market
Favourite sporting facility?
Well I am not really a sportsperson. Bandon GAA Pavilion is an excellent facility for the town, Bandon Rugby Club and Bandon Golf Club ensures the town has a great mix of sporting facilities.
Bandon Golf Club
Favourite Place to Walk?
The Clare O’Leary Walk is a lovely walkway which follows the path of the old Cork-Bandon Railway.
Area of Scenic Beauty?
The newly constructed Bandon Footbridge is a spectacular sight. The Bandon River and riverside walkway.
The Bandon Footbridge
Best children’s attraction in the area?
The playground and skate park are hugely popular with children. There are on-going fundraising for the children’s playground so there are better things on the way.
Bandon skate park
Is there a must see in your area?
The majestic River Bandon and its Weir with its wildlife is a must see. An attractive footbridge was built in recent years.
The River Bandon Weir
The best thing about living in your area is…
Bandon has a great community spirit and friendly people. The town is situated less than 20 minutes from Cork City western suburbs and a short distance from spectacular coastal towns and villages. We have the best of both worlds in Bandon.
Check out all the latest properties for sale in Bandon on MyHome.ie here. More
Experience vibrant student accommodation at aparto’s brand new student residence, The Loom. Book with confidence, flexible cancellation policy, get up to two weeks free rent and there’s a group booking offer.
The Loom, aparto’s brand new student residence, will open its spacious, state of the art accommodation to students from far and near this September, on Cork Street, Dublin 8. Students will feel inspired, become part of a thriving community and enjoy living in colourful and versatile surroundings.
Although we’re living in uncertain times, aparto wants to ensure that your transition into college life and search for accommodation is as easy as possible this year.
Voted two years in a row as the Best Private Student Halls Provider in NSHS 2019*and 2018*, offering private student ensuite rooms in shared apartments. With residences Binary Hub, Beckett House, Dorset Point, and their brand new residence opening in September– The Loom.
It’s not just 166 comfy ensuite bedrooms on offer at The Loom. Students will be welcomed by a friendly team and enjoy unwinding in a plethora of contemporary indoor and outdoor landscaped spaces. Each aparto residence is an award-winning destination where students are supported, encouraged, and made to feel at home.
The common space is a great place to socialise and for students to meet like-minded friends, feel inspired at events and enjoy the ultimate student experience throughout the year. In the event of a small group event the dining space can be separated from the main space and pool area.
This gym is ideal for beginners to advanced gym-goers. It is the perfect place to keep fit and active, with surround sound allowing students to listen to their music and concentrate on their workout.
The rooftop terraces are an outdoor oasis all year round – with panoramic views overlooking the Dublin city landscape. A great area for students to support their wellbeing, feel energised, socialise, enjoy some fresh air or sunshine.
On each floor there is a small room hidden away for a bit of privacy. These snugs are designed to allow students a quiet space to study, create podcasts, tiktok content, or simply enjoy collaborating with a friend!
The cinema is the luxurious centre of the common spaces, for cosy movie nights with friends, to PS5 gaming competitions, karaoke or presentation preparation work.
EXPERIENCE AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME
Not forgetting aparto’s awesome experience and wellbeing programme, which takes place throughout the year in the common spaces – from cook alongs to interior styling sessions, cocktails to career demos, modern macrame to calligraphy and from power-up Pilates to hiit workouts (virtually at present)! Student residents will find lifelong friends and have experiences that will shape the rest of their lives. This is evident even during a Pandemic, from the minute students arrive, aparto is a resource, a base, a home, and a friend.
LIFESTYLE / Courtyard
So, what’s not to love and what are you waiting for?
Visit our website to find out more about The Loom
Your stay will include all of your bills, plus so much more:
A great social and wellbeing scene, with events and activities throughout the year. (virtually at present!)
Lots of inspiring spaces to enjoy: common spaces, cinema, onsite gym, games courtyard, rooftop terraces
Private study and podcast pods
Expert friendly team
Ample bike storage
Access to our mental health partner supports through JIGSAW and Kooth student platform – offering aparto residents anonymous, friendly, secure online counselling, peer-to-peer support self-care help and advice.
Increased Covid safety measures
aparto also wants to remind students and parents that as the Leaving Cert and International Travel plans are still unclear. If you need to move in early, there’s up to two weeks FREE rent, they will be offering free cancellation up until 31st July 2021. T&C’s apply
The Loom is offering students and parents the opportunity to avail of a 360 personalised virtual tour via Zoom. With fully furnished apartments ranging from four to eight bedrooms. The aparto team want to help you find the best fit possible and welcome you for when college starts in September 2021.
Whether you’re planning to head to BIMM, Griffith College, NCAD, RCSI, TU Dublin, Trinity College, to name but a few, The Loom’s location is ideal making sure you’re close to your college, the city and or the sea side with great public transport options!
BIMM – 3 minute by bike or 8 minute walk
TU DUBLIN Aungier St 5 minute by bike or 12 minute walk
Griffith College – 7 minute by bike or 12 minute walk
NCAD – 8 minute by bus and 12 minute walk
Trinity College Dublin – 10 minute by bus or 20 minute walk
DBS 5 minute by bike or 18 minute walk
Royal College of Surgeons -10 minute walk
UCD – 25 minutes by bike or 42 minutes by bus
Current Offers at aparto*
GROUP BOOKING OFFER – Book an apartment with at least 1 other friend & get a €250 voucher each! Code: TEAMAPARTO. T&Cs apply.
Need to move in early? Get up to 2 weeks’ FREE rent if you move in early. Limited availability.
Book with confidence – free cancellation on all 2021 – 2022 bookings until 31st July. T&Cs apply.
Studying any healthcare course– ask about aparto’s medical student rate*.
The aparto residence are like families, and if you are living with aparto – we want you to feel like part of the family too! More
The fact that a playground was installed on site before launch is a clear sign that The Hawthorns in Tullamore, Co Offaly, is a development geared towards both family and the future.
These superb new houses from Glenveagh Homes have three beds starting from €250,000 with two beds also available in future phases.
Homes at The Hawthorns have been designed for family living with spacious and fluid layouts enhanced by bright and airy hallways and big, high-spec windows to make the most of the natural light.
The rooms are all designed with modern life in mind, with large living areas and kitchens ideal for family get-togethers. The bedrooms are also spacious, providing a perfect sanctuary to rest after a busy day.
The flexible spaces throughout the homes at The Hawthorns can be configured to suit your family’s individual needs. Rooms are large and comfortable with open-plan living and dining spaces along with a high-spec modern kitchen.
The exterior of the homes are very attractive with a tasteful mix of brickwork. Internally walls are painted through the home with contemporary skirting and architraves finished in an off-white satin paint.
The homes also come equipped with generous lighting and power points and switches with smoke detectors and heat detectors fitted as standard. Homes at The Hawthorns also feature an A-rated condensing Samsung heating pump heating system which is thermostatically controlled to maximise your comfort. All homes are also pre-wired for an Electric Vehicle charge point.
Upstairs Shaker-style fitted wardrobes are supplied in the master bedroom while each home is covered by a 10-year HomeBond structural guarantee.
Tullamore itself has much to offer. One of the biggest towns in the Midlands it has a host of great local services and amenities from pubs and restaurants to schools and a hospital. The area also offers stunning scenery and walks with the Slieve Bloom Mountains and Charleville Castle popular places for people to stretch their legs.
For a great day out, a quick 20 minute drive will take you to Lough Boora Discovery Park, a 2,000 hectare facility filled with walking and cycling trails, unique outdoor sculptures, a fairy trail, stunning scenery and countless species of birds and plants. The beautiful Grand Canal Way also offers some stunning walkways as well as many water-based activities.
In normal times Tullamore is a buzzing hive of activity every day. The town centre offers a wide range of local and mainstream shops while the Bridge Centre is the Midlands’ premier shopping centre, housing both a six-screen cinema and over 30 stores.
There is also a fine selection of sporting facilities nearby including Tullamore Golf Club, Tullamore Tennis Club, Tullamore Rugby Club, Leah Victoria Park, Tullamore GAA Centre and Aura Tullamore Leisure Centre. Esker Hills Golf Club is also home to 2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry while just a short stroll from The Hawthorns Lloyd Town Park offers a fabulous children’s playground, a bowling green and a skate park.
The town also boasts excellent transfer links. Tullamore Train Station is a short seven-minute drive from The Hawthorns with a regular train service bringing you to Heuston Station in Dublin within an hour. The AirCoach also offers a fast and frequent service to Dublin Airport while for motorists the M6 interchange is just 12km away, providing access to Galway and Dublin as well as many other main roads across the country.
For further details on The Hawthorns check out Glenveagh Homes website www.glenveagh.ie, call selling agent Dillon Marshall New Homes on 087 9497769 or check out the development on MyHome.ie at www.myhome.ie/4459393 More
Home is where the heart is, or so they say, so what better way to impress the love of your life than by cosying up in your dream home for St Valentine’s Day.
With that in mind, the team at MyHome.ie have put together a list of five of the most romantic properties which caught their eye on the site right now.
True some of them may be a tad pricey and beyond the budget of most of us, but there’s no harm dreaming of that idyllic place to spend some quality time with your loved one.
We’ve all heard the story of Rapunzel being rescued from her tower by her prince and if you’ve hair long enough you can try to recreate that scene at the stunning Heathfield Castle in Ballinrune, Kilmeedy, Co Limerick. The castle itself extends to circa 3,500sq ft while it offers approximately one acre of secluded gardens to stroll through while holding hands.
Few things scream romance like a penthouse apartment with a stunning view. This particular example in Bray, Co Wicklow boasts a south facing balcony and is wonderfully finished in an open plans style. With so much more on its doorstep, this ticks a lot of boxes on the romantic front.
There’s few things more romantic than watching the sun go down with a loved one. Where better to do that than in a stunning waterfront property like this one in Co Kerry which boasts coastal views over Kenmare Bay & Ring of Kerry. The 3 bed house also offers complete privacy within a mix of beautiful mature trees and shrubs.
This 3 bed apartment in Dublin 2 might not appear the most romantic of homes at first glance but with property it’s all about location, location, location. Situated on Whitefriar Street, it’s just a few hundred metres away from Whitefriar Street Church where the shrine and relics of St Valentine rest. Irish Carmelite John Spratt brought the remains of St Valentine back to the church in 1836 and people have flocked to see them in the last half a century since they were returned to prominence.
Nothing says old style romance like a traditional thatched cottage. This one in Mooncoin in Kilkenny not only offers somewhere cosy to cuddle up with a loved one but it also benefits from room for expansion into the mature spacious garden to the front.
You can browse the full collection of homes on MyHome.ie at www.myhome.ie More
Residential property prices for houses and apartments increased by 2.2% nationally in the year to December, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
This compares to an increase of 0.2% in the year to November and an increase of 0.3% in the twelve months to December 2019.
In Dublin, residential property prices saw an increase of 1.2% in the year to December, while property prices outside Dublin were 3.1% higher.
In Dublin, house prices increased by 0.2% and apartment prices increased by 5.1%. The highest house price growth in Dublin was in South Dublin at 3.2%, while Dublin City saw a decline of 1.8%.
Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 3.1% and apartment prices up by 4.0%. The region outside of Dublin that saw the largest rise in house prices was the South East at 5.3% – at the other end of the scale, the Mid-West saw a 1.9% decline.
Overall, the national index is 16.1% lower than its highest level in 2007. Dublin residential property prices are 21.8% lower than their February 2007 peak, while residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 18.1% lower than their May 2007 peak.
Property prices nationally have increased by 87% from their trough in early 2013. Dublin residential property prices have risen 93.6% from their February 2012 low, whilst residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 88.4% higher than at the trough, which was in May 2013. More
If the recent lockdowns have thought us anything it is how important community is.
Situated beside Kilcock GAA Club in Co Kildare, the Ledwill Park development from Glenveagh Homes guarantees to put you in the heart of the community.
Originally launched in spring 2019, the development has been a resounding success with around a third of the approximately 430 homes planned for Ledwill Park sold to date.
The Sparrow in Ledwill Park
While the last year or so has been difficult for everyone, Ledwill Park is the ideal place to plan your future – with plenty to see and do on your doorstep.
Kilock as a location has much to option. The town is a rare example of a town where a road, a canal, a railway and a river run side-by-side and with this comes great amenities and transport services to the area. The Irish Rail service runs from Kilcock to Dublin with the Intercity train taking approximately 45 minutes to Connolly Station. Kilcock train station is less than a 10-minute walk from Ledwill Park.
The kitchen in The Sanderling
The M4 interchange is less than a 5-minute drive from the development and the travel time to Dublin city centre off peak is 40 mins (35 km) via the M4. Dublin Airport is also just a 30-minute drive from Kilcock. Bus Éireann also has regular services through routes 115 and 115A running from Dublin to Mullingar via Kilcock.
There is also an abundance of schools in the area. Kilcock has three primary schools, Scoil Choca Naofa, St. Joseph’s BNS and Gaelscoil Uí Riada and is home to secondary school Scoil Dara, located on Church Street.
Maynooth University is also located 5km east of Kilcock and is easily reached by both train and car.
The master bedroom in The Sanderling
Kilcock also has a wide variety of trendy eateries, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. You can enjoy a quiet intimate drink in one of local pubs including; O’Keeffe’s, Murphy’s & The Gregory. Or why not have a lovely tasty homemade breakfast at the weekend in either The Blackforest Café, Timeless or the award-winning Rye River Café. The high acclaimed Bujolle Bistro also serves the finest French Cuisine each evening.
There are also a wide number of sports clubs and recreational facilities in the area including Kilcock GAA, Kilcock Celtic Football Club, Kilcock Canoe Club and the North Kildare Club which is a sporting and clubhouse facility that houses cricket, hockey, rugby and tennis all under one crest.
The living room in The Sanderling
In late 2017 the Royal Canal Greenway section between Kilcock and Maynooth was also completed allowing walkers and cyclists to avail of the canalside amenity which will eventually when completed link Dublin City to Athlone.
The setting is one thing but the homes in Ledwill Park are also innovatively designed to deliver super living accommodation and bedroom space.
Ledwill Park comprises 2, 3, 4 & 5-bedroom terrace, end-terrace, semi-detached and detached homes, located within the townland of Branganstown, a short stroll from the town centre.
Ledwill Park offers modern homes to those starting out or seeking a larger home within a thriving community approximately 35km west of Dublin. These modern homes are ideal for those starting out or seeking a larger home within a thriving community approximately 35km west of Dublin.
The exterior of The Starling
All Ledwill Park homes benefit from superb contemporary style kitchens from Gallagher Kitchen, along with stainless steel sink featuring an elegant swan tap, shaker style wardrobes and cobblelocked driveways to name but a few features.
Ledwill Park also has the added benefit of being an A3 rated homes which incorporate sustainable and renewable technology, resulting in lower energy costs. All homes are constructed with a high level of insulation in floors, walls and roof structures. Heating is thermostatically controlled by using a heat pump system to maximise your comfort.
The living room of the Moorhen
The various house types are as follows:
Sanderling AThe Sanderling (A) is a wonderfully designed 3-bedroom semi-detached property. At approx. 110sqm / 1,184 sqft these homes are ideally size for couples or families.
The exterior the Sanderling (A)
On entering the Sanderling (A) the hallway leads to a large living room with an elegant bay window. The guest WC is positioned just off the hallway. At the rear of the property there is a well-proportioned bright and spacious contemporary kitchen with dining area and direct access to the rear garden through French doors. This house type also benefits from the inclusion of a utility room which offers counter space and is plumbed for washing machine / dryer.
The kitchen in The Moorhen
Upstairs, the landing guides you to 3 family bedrooms and a master bathroom, 2 double bedrooms feature shaker-style fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom also boasts an en-suite. The family bathroom is beautifully presented with tiling and 3-piece bathroom suite.
Externally the Sanderling (A) is presented with a half brick render finish, composite front door and cobblelock driveway.
The bedroom of The Moorhen
Sanderling (B)Before entering the Sanderling (B) you are greeted with a stunning fully bricked exterior with composite front door and cobblelock driveway.
The Sanderling (B) is a superbly designed 3-bedroom semi-detached property of approx. 108sqm / 1,162 sqft. The design of the Sanderling (B) allows sunlight to engulf each room of the home, no matter the aspect.
Another bedroom in The Moorhen
Downstairs, the living room located to the front of the property boasts a large window, creating a bright, light-filled space. The large kitchen / dining area is located to the rear of the home and benefits from a utility room. The contemporary shaker style kitchen coupled with breakfast bar really does make this room the heart of the home. The kitchen also has direct access to the rear garden through double doors.
Upstairs, the landing guides you to 3 family bedrooms and master bathroom, 2 double bedrooms feature shaker-style fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom also boasts an en-suite. The family bathroom is beautifully presented with tiling and 3-piece bathroom suite.
The exterior of The Moorhen
The MoorhenAt approx. 106sqm / 1,141 sqft the Moorhen is a perfectly sized, 3-bedroom semi-detached home. Externally, the Moorhen is finished in full brick with composite front door and cobblelock driveway. Internally, the home has the living room located at the front of the home with a large window. The position of the stairs in the Moorhen is different to other 3-bedroom homes in Ledwill and allows for an extra-large utility room located off the kitchen.
The contemporary inviting kitchen is located at the rear of the home. This well-proportioned bright and spacious room comes with dining area and direct access to the rear garden through double doors.
The Dove and Sparrow
Upstairs, you are greeted with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double rooms with shaker style wardrobes and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property and has an en-suite with enclosed shower.
The StarlingThe Starling is the largest of our 3-bedroom semi-detached homes in Ledwill Park at approx. 114sqm / 1,228 sqft. This gable entrance, double-fronted home boasts an extremely large living area with dual-aspect windows ensuring maximum light.
The large kitchen also benefits from double aspect light and direct access to the garden. The kitchen is finished with contemporary style cabinetry, recessed lighting and stainless-steel splashback.
The master bedroom of the 4 bed Dove
Upstairs, you are greeted with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double rooms with shaker style wardrobes and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property and has an en-suite with enclosed shower.
Externally, this double front home is stunning with a mix of brick and render finish, cobblelock driveway and composite front door.
The living room of The Dove
The DoveA spectacular example of a large 4-bedroom home. This home is approx. 172sqm / 1,841 sqft and spaced over 3 floors.
The Dove is tastefully finished in half brick half render with cobble lock driveway.
On entering the home through its composite front door, you are greeted by a large hallway. The living room is located at the front of the property and features a large bay window allowing light to flood the room. The guest WC is located just off the hallway, while the heart of the home, the kitchen, takes up the full width of the property.
The kitchen / dining room is very large and boasts many features including; shaker style kitchen cabinets, recessed lighting and kitchen island. The Dove also features a good sized utility room.
The first floor of the property comprises 3 double bedroom, 2 of which have built in wardrobes, while the master bedroom located to the front of the property also has an en-suite.
The top floor of the Dove has a very large forth bedroom with ensuite and storage area. The Dove style home has understandably proven to be very desirable and is a must-see.
The kitchen in The Dove
The SparrowThe Sparrow is the largest of our 4-bedroom semi-detached homes in Ledwill Park at approx. 179sqm / 1,894 sqft. This gable entrance, double-fronted home boasts an extremely large kitchen with dual-aspect windows ensuring maximum light.
The kitchen / dining room is very large and spacious boasting many features including; shaker style kitchen cabinets, recessed lighting and kitchen island. The Sparrow also features a good-sized utility room plumbed for washing machine / dryer.
The living room located to the front of the property has dual aspect windows allowing for maximum sunlight to enter the room.
Upstairs, you are greeted with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double rooms with shaker style wardrobes and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the property and has an en-suite with enclosed shower.
The top floor of the Sparrow has a very large forth bedroom with ensuite and storage area.
Externally, this double front home is stunning with a mix of brick and render finish, cobblelock driveway and composite front door.
To see all that these stunning Glenveagh homes have to offer log on to www.myhome.ie/4301663 or visit www.ledwillpark.ie. You can also contact Noel Duffy of Sherry FitzGerald New Homes on 01 6671888 or Eamon O’Flaherty in the Sherry FitzGerald Brady O’Flaherty office in Maynooth on 01 6510000 for more detail or to arrange a viewing. More
A couple earning average wages still cannot afford even the cheapest new apartments in Dublin, according to a new report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
The Real Cost of New Apartment Delivery Report also found most types of apartments are not economically viable for developers to build for sale.
The society’s report found that the situation has improved since its previous study in 2017, with development costs decreasing for two categories of apartments and economic viability also improving.
It stated this was the result of the relaxation of building regulations brought in by ministerial guidelines in 2018, particularly the reduction in car parking spaces and the removal of a requirement that apartments have dual aspect or natural light in two directions.
However, it found that the cheapest two-bed apartment available, which would be a low-spec build in a low-rise suburban development, had a sales price of €375,000.
This would require a deposit of €37,500 and the buyer to have an annual income of at least €96,000.
A couple on average incomes would be earning just €88,000 between them.
The President of the SCSI said supports are needed and that the new Shared Equity Scheme should give apartment buyers a longer payback period because of the higher costs.
Micheál Mahon also said it takes up to 18 months to get a 100-unit scheme to planning and judicial reviews are causing further delay.
“Delays by utility companies, especially Irish Water, are also proving extremely costly and need to be addressed. As this report shows, apartment construction is a costly business,” he said.
The report set out four-category apartment types consisting of low-rise suburban, which is three storeys high; medium-rise suburban (three to six storeys); medium urban (five to eight storeys) and high-rise urban (nine to 15 storeys).
Each category had a range depending on whether the development was high-spec or low-spec.
It calculated that the all-in cost of delivering medium-rise two-bedroom apartments in Dublin ranged from €411,000 for a low-spec unit in the suburbs to €581,000 for a high-spec one in the city.
A profit margin of 15% is then added to see which categories are economically viable for developers to build for homebuyers.
It found that low and medium-rise suburban are viable if they are low-spec, according to current market prices. This is an improvement since 2017 when only low-rise suburban fell into that category.
‘The Real Costs of New Apartment Delivery 2020’ report also found that the actual cost of building a medium-rise apartment makes up 47% of the overall costs.
Other so-called “soft costs”, such as VAT, levies, and fees, make up 42%, with site costs amounting to 11%.
The overall development costs for medium-rise developments have gone down by up to 9% while most categories increased.
Chair of the SCSI working group Paul Mitchell said Build To Rent developments are more economically viable as there are fewer restrictions relating to the apartment mix, car parking and size.
He said they are also more attractive to pension funds, which can take a longer-term view of the asset.
Mr Mitchell added: “It is not surprising therefore that 76% of the units analysed are for rental rather than sale.”
Meanwhile, another report found that Covid-19 had caused a 21% decline in property transactions across the country in the 12 months to November last.
The GeoView Residential Buildings Report View found that in Dublin, the area with the highest number of property transactions was Dublin 15, which includes Blanchardstown and Clonsilla.
The postcode with the lowest average residential property price was €230,233 in Dublin 10, which includes Ballyfermot, while the highest was €771,542 in Dublin 6, which includes Ranelagh. More