Situated on the edge of Castletown House estate, formerly belonging to the Conolly family, the corkscrew-shaped building – which was built in 1743 – sits in front of these new architecturally designed 3 and 4 bed homes which have prices from €430,000 for the 3 bed detached and the 4 bed semi.
As well as providing a protected 4 acre parkland area right beside these fabulous new homes, the enchanting Wonderful Barn also forms part of the scenic 16km Arthur’s Way Heritage Trail which provides a superb walking, running or cycling route for local residents.
Barnhall Meadows takes its name from The Wonderful Barn and is further evidence of developers’ Glenveagh’s appreciation of the past. They might be a young company but they appreciate their history and even the brochures for this new development have been designed in such a way as to encapsulate the inside of the barn.
The Wonderful Barn is described as a fairy tale-style building and you can create your own wonderful story in Barnhall Meadows – a development which truly blends the best of town and country. The aforementioned walk and scenery brings peace and tranquility while Leixlip with its wide range of services and amenities – including two railway stations with regular links to the capital and further afield – has all you could ever need on your doorstep.
Leixlip is the perfect modern setting – rich in history but very much living in the 21st Century. Its castle dates from 1172 and is the former home of the Guinness family. It is one of several historical monuments in the area but equally the town – located just 17km from Dublin City Centre – is very much a leader of modern Ireland.
Only last month the go ahead was given for a new €3.63 billion manufacturing fabrication facility for Intel at its Leixlip plant. Along with the first phase of the planning permission which was secured three years ago, this will see Intel pump €7.26 billion into their local business – a move that will create 1,600 jobs upon completion as well as 6,000 construction roles in between.
This means that Leixlip is set to thrive for many years to come, making it an ideal time to put down roots there.
Of course, location is one thing but the home is all important and it’s no surprise that Glenveagh has delivered a high quality, high spec development with a range of house types to suit everyone from first-time buyers to trader-uppers.
There was huge interest in these properties, which are being jointly marketed by Savills and Coonan Property, when they launched in November and even greater demand is expected when the show houses re-open their doors in the New Year.
It’s easy to see why. These show houses have been finished in some style by House and Garden and from the moment you step inside and feel the warmth on your face you can instantly see yourself living here.
It was the four bed Elm which we visited and while there are bigger homes to choose from on site, this didn’t disappoint in any way.
As is standard with Glenveagh homes, extra wide windows allow light flood through the house and with the sun shining on the day of our visit this beautifully accentuates the blues and greens used throughout the home to bring it to life.
The Elm was designed to be modern and the vertical panelling in the hall way instantly gives that feel of being classy.
Inside every miniscule detail has been well thought out with even the lines in the light fittings in the living room having a relationship with the art on the walls.
The garden is well finished by Luxury Landscapes while B Space Kitchens have cut no corners in installing the kitchens, which are spacious and luxurious. Another tidy feature is the utility room with its bench and room for a wide variety of household items.
Glenveagh take great pride in getting their customers’ views and have forms asking for feedback on every detail of the houses, something which they no doubt put into action in future builds and developments.
The first of the main bedrooms is casual and light-filled with cushions used to combine all the colours of the room.
The master bedroom stands out for its box panelling in Kensington grey colour. It features a handy walk-in wardrobe on way to the en-suite with shelving as well as railings.
This house and this development really has all you need for a home.
Barnhall Meadows might be located in an area rich with history but it could also be the ideal place for you to begin the next chapter in your life.
With The Wonderful Barn beside you, you could well have a Wonderful Life here.