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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Beautiful newly-built and unique homes not to be missed

A-rated and ready for you to add your own touch.

THERE IS A lot to be said for buying a brand new A-rated home. No need for extra plug-in radiators, less costly bills and guaranteed warmth even in the depths of winter in Ireland are all great reasons. However, for some people, buying in a large housing estate just doesn’t appeal.

This week, we’ve found four homes across the country that are all brand new but wholly unique. And, even better, they’re blank canvases waiting for their first owners to add their own stamp.

Gowran, Co Kilkenny – €560,000

This home on the Kilkenny Road in Gowran is a spacious five-bed home that’s spread over three levels and 227 m² of floor space. As you approach the property, you’ll find a sweeping gravel driveway bordered by limestone walls leading to the front. The ground floor features an entrance hall, a bathroom, a sitting room, an open plan kitchen, dining room and family room along with a sunroom that opens to a covered patio area. There is also a utility room with side access. 

The first floor is home to four double bedrooms, one with its own bathroom and then a family bathroom. On the second floor, you’ll find the fifth double bedroom with its own bathroom and office space. Gowran village is just a 15 minute drive from Kilkenny city and ten minutes from the M9. 

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Boyle, Co Roscommon – €570,000

This architecturally designed A-rated new build house in Deerpark sits on an elevated site of about 1 acre and has panoramic views of Boyle Town and the surrounding countryside. The house, with a generous floor area of 230 m², is externally completed and features concrete floors and finished plastered walls inside. Inside, you’ll find a spacious kitchen and dining room, a sitting room, a play area/office space, a utility room and a sun room. 

The main bedroom has walk-in wardrobes and a large en suite bathroom. There are three more bedrooms that are all doubles. The property is currently at its completed stage and the sale includes a 50m² garage. Passiv uPVC triple-glazed windows and doors, AluP triple-glazed patio doors, great insulation, an air to water heat pump and underfloor heating all contribute to the high BER.

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Bandon, Co Cork – €695,000

A home in the area of Gaggin, which is just over 4 kilometres from Bandon town, this unique detached five-bed property spans 270 m². Currently at the builder’s finish stage, this home will allow the new owners to customise it and add their personal tastes. The house boasts high-quality workmanship and an A2 energy rating, along with underfloor heating and an air-to-water heating system.

On a generous 0.47-acre plot, the property has been designed to maximise space and natural light, particularly in the back garden, which will get the evening sun. The ground floor features ample living space, including two reception rooms, a sunroom, a study/bedroom and a spacious kitchen dining area that has a separate utility room off it.

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Clonaslee, Co Laois – from €450,000

This home in the area of Sracullen in Clonaslee is an A-rated new build that offers spacious and bright rooms in an idyllic countryside location. A dormer bungalow, the house is thoughtfully designed with a large open plan kitchen and dining room, a convenient utility room, a ground floor bedroom with a shower room and three more bedrooms on the next floor. The property also includes a detached garage.

Located on the edge of Clonaslee, the house is surrounded by natural beauty. Glenbarrow Waterfall, The Ridge of Cappard, and the Slieve Bloom Mountains offer numerous hiking and outdoor activities for families who like to keep fit. Conveniently located, it’s only 15 minutes from Tullamore, 10 minutes from Mountmellick and 20 minutes from Portlaoise. 

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