Trish Dromey admires a pair of brand-new homes (with BERs that will save their buyers a fortune) near a highly-desirable coastal Cork village.
Size: 80 sq m (861 sq ft) & 91 sq m (983 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 & 3
It’s a plan: Cosy up to two new A-rated homes in Crosshaven
Although new houses are rarely an affordable option for many first time buyers these days, Sherry FitzGerald are offering young couples and singletons the choice of a new two-bed for €220,000 or a three-bed one for €275,000 at Drakes Point in Crosshaven.
These are the first two- and three-bed properties to become available in the A energy rated, 180-house development located within a ten minute walk from the village.
Auctioneer Paul Hannon says ten four-bed semis have been sold since the first properties were released late last year.
“We are now offering two two-bed mid-terrace houses for €220,000, as well three end of terrace houses which are priced at €275,000 and €280,000,” says Mr Hannon, explaining that these are being sold off the plans and are scheduled to be completed by early next year.
The two-bed Type K Drakes Point properties have 861 sq ft of accommodation and include a kitchen with fitted units, a living room with a fireplace and a stove, an understairs WC as well as two en-suite bedrooms.
The end-of-terrace three-bed Type J properties are a little larger, with 983 sq ft of living space and the same number of bathrooms.
Features include seeded gardens, French doors to paved patio area and cobblelock driveways.
The high energy rating involves an innovative Class a Dimplex Air Source heat pump, a high level of insulation and a mechanical air ventilation system.
Mr Hannon expects good first time buyer interest in the development which he describes as thoughtfully presented and well situated.
Drakes Point is located eight kilometers from Carrigaline and 16km from Douglas.
VERDICT: Affordable and new with an A3 energy rating
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