The second phase of a major development in Kinsale will attract a lot of attention writes Tommy Barker.
Kinsale, Co Cork
Price: from €330,000
Size: 1,206 sq ft
Best Feature: affordable for Kinsale
A new season and an imminent new homes phase two launch, with slight price rises, come around next weekend at Kinsale Manor, the Gannon Homes development on the edge of the scenic harbour town.
The development of A-rated homes within a short walk of the town centre (uphill, past the new SuperValu) pretty much sold out all of phase one in a few weeks when launched last autumn, with 500 coming to view the showhouses on the launch weekend. Sales were quickly agreed on 36 in the development which will total 136 new-builds, and the some of the first residents are already in occupation at Kinsale Manor, says Paul Hannon, New Homes director with Sherry FitzGerald in Cork.
So, now there are 100 to do over the next few years, and next weekend’s Phase II launch sees 22 three-bed semi-ds coming for sale, with four-bed options to be offered later in the year.
This time around, starting prices are from €330,000 for three-beds of 1,206 sq ft in this Wilson Architecture designed scheme, and that’s just a tiny bit larger that was on offer (vs 1,184 sq ft) in phase one, when launch prices for the three-bed were from €310,000. It’s understood a few subsequent sales due to cancellations saw prices come close to €330,000. In all, the development has 11 house types, including four-bed and three-bed detacheds, but strongest demand clearly is for the three-bed semis.
Buyer profile from phase one is a mix of first-time buyers and traders down, coming from Cork city and from the Kinsale area, with one or two Dublin purchasers also — not surprising, as Gannons have over 10,000 homes built in the Dublin/Leinster region since 1984: Kinsale is Gannon’s first Co Cork foray, and a few buyers are buying here as second/holiday/retirement home options.
Construction is in concrete block, hitting A3 BER energy efficiency levels, and the sale price includes kitchens from Express Kitchens, ’robes in two of the three bedrooms, walls painted, etc, with flooring and appliances left to buyers’ own preferences and budgets.
Delivery date for houses selling in phase two will be autum/late 2018, and the Sherry FitzGerald sales office is open on site next weekend, March 3/42-4pm, with two contrasting showhouses on view once more, done by Angelina Ball of Phoenix Interiors, one in a ‘Hamptons’ style, the other to a more contemporary palette.
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