Over the years one of the most noticeable facets of the Galway property market has been the dearth of one bedroom apartments being built. Developers in the main preferred the premium prices that were available from providing two bed units, and people were often faced with paying for space not always needed.
Property Partners Maxwell & Heaslip has now brought to the market two one-bedroom gems, both of which will have excellent appeal either for owner occupier use or investment.
The apartments are both in schemes which are particularly appealing for their location and proximity to all local amenities. In addition both are at ground level with surface parking provided.
The first is apartment No 15 Suncroft Court, Taylor’s Hill, which is in one of the city’s most prestigious locations and is adjacent to the Bishop’s Palace with wonderful views over the Salthill skyline. Suncroft Court comprises 16 units, all of which are spacious with large balconies overlooking the city. The residents have maintained a lovely balance of open space and gardens which are enclosed within a secure gated entrance.
With a living area of c500sq ft, the space incorporates a large living room with an open fireplace. The kitchen area is open plan and a large glass patio window opens onto the balcony. The spacious bedroom and adjacent bathroom make this apartment a must see for a discerning buyer either looking to retire, or for anybody looking for a property within a very easy walk of the city centre, university, or the hospital. This property has been priced to sell in the present climate and is available with an AMV of €180,000.
Not a long distance away is another little gem in one of the most central locations mid-way between Salthill and the city centre. Again this one bedroom apartment at Fairhaven, Whitestrand Avenue, has a lovely aspect, with ground floor access and surface parking a few yards away. This property has been until recently the home of a retiree, and has all that could be desired in the lines of location and proximity to all conveniences. Its layout is very practical, with the addition of an open fireplace, not usually found in newer buildings. The Promenade is a very short walk away, as are shops, schools, and the city centre.
This scheme again is a very compact size, with all owners actively involved in its management, proving very cost effective which is paramount in today’s market. According to agent Alan Maxwell this apartment would be suitable for someone who enjoys privacy, and wants to be close to amenities. On the other hand this would be an ideal investment for a family with potential for its use as a student residence, and perfect for a summer home. NUIG is within easy walking distance, and the bicycle storage shed would be perfect for the buyer who prefers to cycle around the city and avoid the traffic.
Prices in this area have weathered quite well against the downturn in the market, but it is unlikely that better value will be found than here at Fairhaven when the agents have been instructed to make a sale to the first genuine offer in excess of €150,000.
Both of these properties are likely to appeal in the same market due to their size, location, and aspect, so why not book an appointment to see both before these bargains are snapped up.
Appointments to see one or both of these can be made by contacting the office of Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip at (091 ) 565261 or by viewing online at www.propertypartners.ie