Superb energy efficiency at The Meadows

Interest is expected to be high next week as the showhouse at The Meadows in Castlerea opens on Sunday, March 9 th from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Meadows is one of the most eagerly awaited housing development in Castlerea Town in recent years and has already attracted substantial interest. Homes in The Meadows are four-bedroom, 1,775 sq. ft semi detached homes which come with an A rating for energy efficiency. Local developer, Henry Haverty of Clareton Developments, has exercised his usual sound judgement and foresight in the acquisition of this superbly located site and had yet again designed a development of high-quality, energy efficient insulated concrete houses. The high degree of insulation in these houses reduces temperature fluctuations and air infiltration by absorbing and storing heat. Draughts and cold spots are virtually eliminated and room temperatures remain constant. The energy efficient houses provide exceptional sound proofing on both walls and floors. Transmitted noise levels are reduced by 40 – 50  percent when compared with timber floor/joist construction, thus ensuring a serene and comfortable ambience within the home. The Meadows development provides increased safety regarding fire resistance, and delivers a three-hour fire rating in comparison to only one hour for traditional building methods. The Meadows is located in a much sought after residential area of Knockroe in Castlerea Town. The development consists of 22 large (165 sq. m.) semi-detached four-bedroom homes, eight detached four-bedroom homes (153 sq. m.) and six semi-detached two-bedroom bungalows (64 sq. m.), offering an excellent choice of house styles at prices to suit all purchaser’s needs.   House numbers 1 to 12 make up phase 1 of this development and consists of the extra large 1775 sq. ft. semi-detached homes comprising on the ground floor of sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility and WC. On the first floor there are three well proportioned bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a bathroom. On the second floor there is a large en-suite bedroom with access to ample storage space in the attic area. The Showhouse is open on Sunday 9th March from 2 – 4 p.m. and is not to be missed. Like all property transactions, location is always a key factor when choosing any property. Castlerea Town is well serviced by road and rail networks, being situated on the N60 and served by the Dublin/Westport railway line. Ireland West Airport Knock is 25 minutes drive away with daily flights to many destinations in Europe, including mainland UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Holland and Andorra. Also within easy reach are the two regional airports at Sligo and Galway. Education in Castlerea is well catered for with three primary schools and a community school with approximately 700 students. There are also four third-level colleges within 75 km of the town. All of the major financial institutions are represented with Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank and the EBS building society. The town boasts many leisure facilities including a nine-hole golf course, soccer astro turf pitch, heated outdoor swimming pool and a GAA pitch. Castlerea is conveniently located between larger urban centres.  Within one hour’s drive are the towns/cities of Sligo, Galway, Castlebar, Ballina, Tuam, Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford, Roscommon and Athlone. For further details contact the sole selling agents Carthy & Associates Real Estate Alliance on (094) 9625990 or