Now’s the time to invest

According to Joe Naughton, of ERA Oates, “There’s a now greater sense that the market has bottomed-out”. He added “unlike many locations Athlone has surprisingly very little stock of new homes which makes the town a much more solid investment, providing the price is right”.

There are a number of Bastion Quay apartments, at the Docks, Athlone, which are now available at 50 per cent off. This makes it within the reach of first time buyers and empty-nesters looking for spacious, low maintenance living, without compromising on space.

The developer, H2 Developments Ltd, is providing a guarantee that prices will not go lower. This makes the development a genuine opportunity.

The low-density scheme featured on the popular RTE ShowHouse programme, and its well-known presenter, Neville Knott, chose Bastion Quay as his ‘Home of the Series’. Knott was highly complimentary of the scheme “amazing…the main living spaces are stunning with breathtaking views over the Shannon. The standard of this apartment is on an international level”.

The scheme re-defines apartment living with extremely spacious floor areas up to a massive 1,600sq ft. All apartments feature stunning river views showcasing the beauty of the River Shannon and surrounding parkland. Bastion Quay’s location has the added benefits of a lush recreational green belt across the river and an adjacent nature reserve, both of which will protect the views into the future.

At a time when properties throughout the country were tested to the limit and unfortunately beyond, Bastion Quay avoided the recent flooding giving buyers great peace of mind.

Clare O’Kelly, a Bastion Quay owner-occupier said “The great location means I can walk to town in a few steps. With a very high level of owner-occupiers in the scheme there is a very safe and private feeling”. She added, “I never grow tired of the glorious views from my large terrace which I find so peaceful”.

According to Chris Vos, manager of The Prince of Wales Hotel and a Bastion Quay resident “Living here has made it possible to enjoy big-city style living, in a spacious apartment with great river views, at small town prices. Being in the centre of Athlone, I can walk to work and enjoy all Athlone has to offer directly on my doorstep. I'm delighted we moved into Bastion Quay.”

The extremely generous specifications include state-of-the-art kitchens, high performance luxury lifts, CCTV intercom system, fireplaces, high performance Scandinavian glazing, secure car parking, acoustically-insulated flooring, concrete construction, luxurious entrance lobbies, attractive landscaping, and much more.

Viewing of Bastion Quay is highly recommended. Contact ERA Oates on (090 ) 6477500 or take a virtual tour on www.bastionquay.ie

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