Following on from selling over 45 houses so far this year, Gem Group has unveiled a new three-bedroom house type design at The Willows, Old Dublin Road, Dunshaughlin, a development of large three, four and five bedroom semi-detached and detached houses. To coincide with this they are releasing a new phase of 25 houses onto the market. A significant feature of the three bedroom houses is that purchasers of these new three bedroom houses can convert the attic if they so wish in the years ahead to provide valuable additional living / bedroom accommodation.
Designed by award-winning architects McCrossan O’Rourke Manning, these houses exude quality with layouts tuned to comfortable family living. They have traditional brick facades with good window surround and other detail. The three bedroom houses have the potential for attic conversion at a later date when required.
Gem Group has been a leading new homes provider in Ireland since 1978. Having constructed thousands of homes over the past four decades, the Gem team has a reputation of quality and service, which is reflected in the satisfaction of their home buyers.
The development has very good landscaping throughout and there is also a new well equipped children’s playground for the residents at The Willows. It enjoys a lovely village atmosphere with excellent transport links including the close proximity of the Park & Ride railway station with a commuter rail link to Connolly Station; there are also many bus routes. Dunshaughlin is only 20 minutes from the M50 giving easy access to Dublin City. The M3 motorway is also closeby linking the town with various commuter belts. It also enjoys convenience to numerous amenities and facilities including schools, shops, restaurants, sports and leisure facilities which are within walking distance. There is a large employer base closeby including Shire, Facebook, Intel, Dublin Airport, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown Town Centre and many more.
Great Family Environment and Community
The Willows is an ideal location for first time buyers and young families trading up who are wishing to stay in or move to such an attractive location close to so many amenities. Dunshaughlin currently has two primary schools and a secondary school, Dunshaughlin Community College, which was selected as one of 12 schools worldwide to take part in Microsoft’s Innovative Schools Programme.
Sporting enthusiasts can savour the multitude of activities and clubs in Dunshaughlin and surrounding locations including gaelic football and hurling, rugby, soccer, golf, athletics, horse racing at Fairyhouse Racecourse; Rathbeggan Lakes activity centre; Killeen Castle Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, the venue for the Solheim Cup 2011.
Dunshaughlin is named after Secundinus or Seachnall, a disciple of St Patrick who founded a church on the site in the 6th century which provides an ideal starting point for venturing into the historic countryside.
Dunshaughlin is a relatively compact town with an excellent array of facilities. Amenities in Dunshaughlin which are within reach of The Willows site include Supervalu, Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Post Office, Library, Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Killeen Castle. The town has a primary Gaelscoil and St. Seachnails National School and there is one secondary school. There are also a number of eateries within the village.
The Dual Carriageway has reduced residents commuting time significantly. The village can be now be considered as a peaceful village setting within close proximity to Dublin city and an ideal option for a young family.
Dunshaughlin appeals to a large employer base close by including Intel, Dublin Airport, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, IBM and many more.
Dunshaughlin is well serviced by both rail and road. The M3 motorway significantly reduces travel times into Dublin City Centre. Alternatively commuters can avail of the rail line which runs from Dunboyne to the Dublin Docklands. It is the largest Park & Ride facility in the country, located at Pace, only 9 kilometres from Dunshaughlin. Trains run every half hour with a peak journey time of only 27 minutes to Dublin city centre.
Built by GEM
Gem are a CIRI registered builder and have successfully completed a number of high quality housing developments as Assigned Builder under the new building control regulations.
“We believe we are at the price point where people can get mortgages and sustain them, and get a good-sized home that is well finished. It is convenient to Dublin, it is 15 minutes from Blanchardstown and close to Dunshaughlin village,” says Martin Healy of Gem. Gem Construction, which is run by Healy and Vincent Fay, has big plans for the 90-acre site at The Willows.
Added to the current array of facilities at Dunshaughlin, the Gem Group will also add open space and neighbourhood centre facilities, including a primary healthcare unit, gym, retail unit and childcare facilities. The Department of Education has recently agreed to acquire adjoining lands from Gem Group for a new educational campus and are shortly expected to apply for planning permission for a new primary school on the site, while new playing pitches will be provided for Dunshaughlin Youths Soccer Club, in collaboration with Meath County Council, on lands to the east of The Willows.
The development is funded by Activate Capital and it qualifies for the Help to Buy scheme which is proving very popular.
Hooke & MacDonald and Dillon Property Consultants of Dunshaughlin are the joint selling agents. The showhouses will be on view:
Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th May 2.30pm - 4pm
The three bedroom houses (112.5 sq.m/1,209 sq.ft) are priced from €305,000; the four bedroom houses (154 sq.m / 1,658 sq.ft) are priced from €370,000. The five bedroom detached houses (169 sq.m / 1,818 sq.ft) are priced from €470,000.