Summer Means Sun, Sand and Sea When You Buy a new Home at SeaGreen in Greystones

There are many truly great things about the seaside town of Greystones, from its position as a culinary hotspot to the many family pastimes to  keep everybody active, from its well-known  Cliff Walk to its  hidden gems, and one thing most locals will agree on, is that the beaches are definitely one of them. If you own, or are looking to buy, one of the beautiful new houses at SeaGreen Gate in Greystones, the sun, sea and sand at these beaches in  this perfect location are a great way to enjoy an  active lifestyle.

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There are two beaches in Greystones – the shingled North Beach beside the harbour, and the sand and stone South Beach at the southern end of the town. Greystones actually gets its name from the kilometre-long stretch of grey stones that separates the two.

Just as Greystones enjoys an  easy commute to Dublin city centre and the surrounding areas via a great public transport system and road network, the South Beach is also very accessible by DART, but for those living at SeaGreen, it’s just a short walk from your front door to the sand and the water’s edge.

Awarded a Blue Flag, the half-mile long South Beach is lifeguarded during the warmer months, and also has an adjacent playground, completely refurbished and improved this year, for children who want to take a break from splashing around and swimming in the clean and clear water.

The Blue Flag means that dogs will not be allowed on the beach from June to the end of August, so you don’t have to worry about anybody stepping in something unpleasant while sunbathing or going for a paddle.

Even in the winter months, the South Beach proves popular, with many hardy souls taking to the water for a refreshing dip, such as during the  annual Christmas swim.

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One place many locals flock to is the little inlet known as Lady’s Cove that is situated between the two beaches. As well as the clean sand you can catch some rays from, it has great rocks to jump off and lots of opportunities for beachcombing to find interesting bits and bobs from the sea and creatures such as anemones at low tide, so your children will have a great time while you relax and enjoy the weather.

The North Beach at the harbour also provides locals with an array of  water-based activities, with the sailing club, sea scouts and angling club all situated nearby. The recently modernised marina accommodates up to 250 boats and attracts sailing fans from all over the world, so even if you don’t fancy getting into the water, you can enjoy a great day on it.

Greystones sailing club offers dinghy and keelboat sailing courses for children and adults alike, so if you don’t yet know your rudder from your tiller, you can sign up and soon be able to take to the water right from the beach and check out the coast from a different vantage point.

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Of course, one thing that makes both of these beaches truly stand out is the jaw-dropping setting. Looking out across the sea, you can take in the views of nearby Bray Head all the way across Dublin Bay to Howth, while behind you stands the beautiful Wicklow Mountains.

Dolphins have been known to come close to shore for a visit, and while you may not see any whales, on a very fine day you can actually make out Wales on the distant horizon.

After a  perfect summer day on the beach, it’s great to know that you can walk the few minutes back into town to sate your appetite at one of the many great cafes, restaurants and pubs. From healthy food at The Happy Pear to crepes at Pierre Grise to pizza from the Delgany Inn, or even a cold treat from the Spendlove ice cream parlour, there’s a fantastic selection on offer to suit any tastes.

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For owners of the new four-bedroom  Wilde, the  Beckett or the  Yeats houses at the SeaGreen Gate development, it is also great to know that after a day on one of the two beaches, or both if you are feeling active, it is only a few minutes’ walk back to your new home, where you can enjoy the comfort these superb new builds offer. Whether you want to gather in  the kitchen to share stories of your day, or plan to enjoy the  penthouse feel within a family home the innovative design of the interiors provides, is up to you.

The beaches in Greystones are just another reason why this seaside location is such a great place to live, but however you decide to spend the sun-filled summer days here, it is always good to know that  your new home is just a hop, skip and jump across the sand away.

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Summer Time and The Living Is Easy at SeaGreen in Greystones

We have been very excited about the launch of our latest phase of development at SeaGreen Gate, with our show homes opened last weekend to reveal the beautiful interiors of our new houses in Greystones. The show homes will also be open for viewing this Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May, from 2pm to 4pm. But while we are delighted to show just what you can expect from the  Wilde, the  Yeats and the  Beckett four-bedroom houses in this great development, we are just as excited about the changes the warmer weather is bringing to Greystones, and the stunning scenery and enviable lifestyle that makes this thriving seaside town  the perfect location to buy a new home.

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For those who enjoy the great outdoors and all that this seaside location has to offer, you need look no further than the famous Cliff Walk between Greystones and Bray. This picture-perfect walk, with its array of wildlife and flora, really comes into its own as the sun begins to shine, with flowers in bloom as far as the eye can see, creating a beautiful landscape like a sea of gold in which to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy  an active lifestyle, as this recent blog from  Greystones Guide reveals.

Even at the seafront, where you can now enjoy a number of  water-based activities, you can’t help but notice the sea of yellow flowers erupting into bloom, and probably won’t be able to resist embarking on the cliff walk to get a closer look and wander through this beautiful vista.

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This 7km walk from Greystones to Bray Head (pictured below) has a well-maintained path from start to finish that offers amazing views, no matter where you look. The surrounding coast opens out to one side, with the chance to watch seabirds, porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks in the sea below, while on the other, the majestic flora dazzles anybody who takes to this route for fresh air, exercise, or just to wonder at the beauty of this part of the world.

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It’s no surprise that once arriving in Bray, even though the DART line makes the return  commute so easy, many people decide to turn around and make the journey back to Greystones by foot, just so they can take it all in again.

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While the trek along this pathway is a feast for the senses, it can be hungry work, so it is just as well that another major attraction to living in Greystones is that the town has become  a real foodie haven, and can provide a literal feast for anybody who wants to drop in and enjoy a well-deserved treat for the tastebuds too.

Probably the most famous eatery in Greystones is  The Happy Pear, which, though popular all year round, can’t be beaten once the sun begins to shine and crowds gather to sit outside and enjoy a tasty meal and  a perfect summer day, whether that’s on the path to the front of the establishment, or in the back yard behind it.

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The family-run establishment focusing on local produce and natural foods, wholefood café and evening restaurant offers a great dining experience, and really adds to the summer feel of the town. It’s no wonder it is known locally as ‘the happiest place on Earth’.

Tucking into one of the many super-healthy, super-tasty dishes the café offers, while the sun shines down, it’s easy to see why locals and visitors alike soon begin to glow with the same vibrancy you see in the surrounding landscape.

Summer is a real celebration at The Happy Pear, with founding twin brothers Dave and Steve Flynn eager to bring the fresh produce the season brings to their menus. An article in  The Irish Examiner saw them extol the virtues of summer living in Greystones and the surrounding area.

‘There is plenty of ripe fruit, the weather is warm, everyone wants to eat healthy and be outside, and everyone is more extroverted,’ Steve says.

‘Strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb are all in season and even Irish cherries, these all excite us, plus there’s the opportunity to go have more picnics and more outdoor dining, which we really adore.’

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That enthusiasm spreads quickly as the sun shines and the weather gets warmer in Greystones, and the atmosphere of easy, fun living is infectious, making it a truly magical place to call home.

Because of the amazing scenery that really comes into its own as summer rolls around, and the fantastic amenities and special places to sit, relax and enjoy a good meal or a refreshing drink, Greystones is a really special place to visit, but it’s an even better place to call home.

That is  one of the reasons why the development of new houses at  SeaGreen Gate in Greystones is proving so popular. Not only are these homes designed to meet every modern need and convenience, with the highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout, but they are perfectly located overlooking the town and the coast, and are just a stone’s throw from the sea and all the great facilities your family can enjoy close by.

As the pictures above show, Greystones really does come alive in the summertime, and if you choose to buy a new home in the beautiful SeaGreen development, you will quickly find out how easy the living can be.

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The Call of the Sea: Water Activities for the Family to Enjoy in Greystones When You Buy a SeaGreen Home

The cold and dark evenings are hopefully on their way out soon, and we can begin to look forward to the type of weather that makes Greystones  a perfect place to live. Situated on the coast just outside Dublin, this thriving town offers a number of great outdoor activities for all the family, as well as a few  hidden gems, and if you buy one of the beautiful new houses at SeaGreen, you can answer the call of the sea and enjoy a range of water-based pursuits practically on your doorstep.

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While the houses at SeaGreen all offer high-spec fixtures, features and fittings, one other major benefit of this development is its proximity to the coast, and the many activities it provides to make sure you and your family enjoy  a great lifestyle.

Here are just a few marine highlights of this great seaside location:

Greystones Harbour Marina

Recently modernised,  Greystones marina lies at the centre of the town’s beautiful harbour, and is a great place to indulge in your love of the water.

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Accommodating up to 250 boats and attracting sailing enthusiasts from all over Ireland, the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and even the US, the marina provides full boatyard facilities, including storage, hoisting, water and shore power, fuelling, and toilet and shower facilities. There is also free WiFi and local maps and guides, so even if you are not planning to head out on the water, it’s a great place to kick back and relax, or plan a day out inland.

The Beaches

On either side of the harbour lies a beautiful Blue Flag beach that provides a great chance to enjoy a bit of sun, sea and sand. In the summer months, these beaches prove very popular with locals and visitors alike, with the nearby railway line offering easy access from Dublin and the surrounding towns, but locals are also known to enjoy the water here all year round, as  the annual Christmas swim shows.

What makes these beaches truly stand out is the amazing setting, with stunning views across Bray Head and Dublin Bay to the north, and the majestic backdrop of the Sugarloaf and Wicklow Mountains to the west. On a clear day, you can even make out the west coast of Wales on the horizon across the Irish Sea.

Greystones Sailing Club

Celebrating its 50th birthday this year,  Greystones Sailing Club is one of the best dinghy sailing clubs in Ireland. The 350 member-strong organisation offers dinghy and keelboat sailing courses for a range of junior and adult classes and abilities, so whether you are an experienced racer or an absolute beginner, there is a course for you here.

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The club has an active training and sailing programme providing instruction for 100 children and 30 adults every year, with ongoing training for other members, and runs a beginner’s course for Transition Year students at one of the  excellent local schools – the nearby St David’s Secondary School. It also provides courses for First Aid, powerboats and sailing instructors.

Greystones Ridge Angling Club

Having formed almost 60 years ago, the  Greystones Ridge Angling Club now has a brand-new clubhouse befitting the organisation’s appeal to the local community. With new members always welcome, they plan to make the club a centre of excellence for sea angling, and plan angling courses for people of all ages.

Sea Scouts

Based in the harbour marina, the  Greystones Harbour Sea Scouts provides children and young adults with a great way to stay active, have fun and make friends. With a full marine activities programme including canoes and dinghies incorporated into the normal land-based scouting activities, members can enjoy a good cross-section of outdoor pursuits. During the winter months, theory practice is taught, before summer sees the Scouts take to the water, fully prepared and ready to put their lessons into practice.

From the age of six, children can join the Beavers, then move on to the Cubs at eight, before joining the Sea Scouts at 11, then moving up to the Venture section at 15, then the Rovers at 18, with the possibility of taking on a leadership role, so no matter what age your children are, they will find fun and friendship here.

The Cliff Walk

If you love the sea but prefer to look at it from the comfort of dry land, the  Cliff Walk between Greystones and Bray is the perfect place to take in the scenery and get some exercise. The 7km walk along a well-maintained path offers great views of the surrounding coast, with the final stop at Bray Head well worth all the effort.

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As well as the beautiful flora and many seabirds, porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks can sometimes be spotted by the keen-eyed walker.

If you don’t fancy retracing your steps back to Greystones, you can always take the 15-minute Dart ride from Bray station.

Greystones offers so many marine-based activities that you and your family will be able to enjoy a great lifestyle, and if you buy one of the homes at SeaGreen, you will be able to easily access all of these and experience all this town has to offer, before returning to the comfort of your beautiful home in this great development.

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The Arts, Culture and Community You Can Enjoy When You Buy a New Home at SeaGreen Gate in Greystones

Situated in a  perfect location, the seaside town of Greystones offers so many ways to enjoy an  active lifestyle, but it also offers an array of cultural pastimes that will keep you and your family entertained and enlightened. Here are just a few of the many ways in which homeowners at the new development of beautiful houses at SeaGreen Gate can pursue their artistic interests.

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Get Inspired

Steeped in an artistic and literary tradition, Greystones has always provided more than its fair share of creative people, and been called home by many others, influenced no doubt by the surrounding landscape and the thriving cultural scene.

Samuel Beckett spent his childhood summers at the harbour, while JM Synge spent his at Rathdown House, JP Donleavy, author of The Ginger Man, lived on the seafront, while Richard Condon (author of The Manchurian Candidate), historical fiction author Robert Elegant and Irish Fairy Stories author Sinead de Valera all lived at The Burnaby at one stage. Dutch cartoon strip author Marten Toonder, who created the Oliver B Bumble series, also lived in Greystones for much of his life.

That literary tradition is alive and well today. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly biographer Paul Howard once lived in Greystones, while The Killing Snows author Charles Egan, and popular fiction authors Amy Lynch, KA Finn, JJ Toner and Ruth Fitzmaurice all call the town home.

It’s not just authors who get their inspiration from the town. Well-known musicians and actors are also commonplace. Ronnie Drew of the Dubliners lived here, and both Damien Rice and Hozier are residents, while Father Ted actor Frank Kelly and wildlife film maker Eamon de Buitlear lived here too. Saoirse Ronan is the latest artistic icon to move to the town.

With such an artistic heritage, and such a beautiful setting, it’s no wonder that Greystones has been hailed as the  self-publishing capital of Ireland.

Have a Whale of a Time

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Just a short walk away from the appropriately named  Yeats, the  Beckett and the  Wilde four-bedroom houses at SeaGreen Gate, the  Whale Theatre is a recently refurbished, intimate 130-seat theatre with a unique atmosphere. Its aim is to foster culture, creativity and community, and is the home of the Greystones Players, a non-profit community drama group that aims to bring people from the Greystones area together to work in collaboration to make great theatre and to enrich the culture of the town.

Producing and hosting plays, cabaret, comedy, concerts, dance classes and performance art, The Whale offers great artistic events for the entire family, while it also hosts Greystones Film Club screenings, with membership free to everybody.

Hit the Hot Spot

Above the Beach House in Greystones harbour you will find the  Hot Spot Music Club, a centre for music and live arts. Crossing all musical divides from swing to trad to flamenco, the venue provides a stage for singer-songwriters, musicians, comedians and poets to showcase their talents.

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Regularly hosting the likes of Tir Na Nog, Dermot Byrne, Leo O’Kelly, Nigel Mooney, Mick Hanly, Amelia Curran and Honor Heffernan, the club has also seen the aforementioned Hozier (pictured) take to the stage. It is also home to the Universal Funk Orchestra, whose covers gigs are always a hit, while the Ukulele Pluckers group meet on weekends for a weekly jam at which all comers are welcome.

As a family-run, friendly and relaxed venue, it’s a great place to mingle with the community, take part in a workshop, discover the next big thing, or even show off your own artistic talents.

Enjoy the Art of the Community

The harbour and  beaches in Greystones offer a multitude of  water-based activities, but for those with a more cultural leaning, there is plenty to enjoy on dry land.

The Greystones Art and Photography Exhibition  (GRAPE) at the harbour showcases local artists, photographers, arts and crafts and artisans, offering you a wide range of styles to browse as you enjoy  a perfect summer day.

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Also to be found at the harbour is the  Boat Yard Gallery, a collection of paintings, design, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography and jewellery. With a relaxed atmosphere, you can browse at leisure to find the perfect item to enhance your spacious living area, your  kitchen, your  bathrooms or your  bedrooms at SeaGreen Gate, or get inspired to create your own work of art.

On a larger scale, the  Greystones Art Group, established in 1965, aims to encourage amateur artists from the community. It works to advance the artistic knowledge and skills of its members through lectures and demonstrations, and facilitates an annual exhibition of paintings and other artworks.

They provide monthly outdoor painting sessions in different venues each time, as well as monthly demonstrations, so members can hone their skills and learn from experienced artists. The group will also play a part in Culture Night 2018 in September, having previously produced a mural as a result of a public paint-in, which was displayed at the Meridian Centre, and a series of mysterious figures and faces that were placed high in the trees along Church Road to create a spectacular view.

Studio artist Tom Byrne’s  Greystones Art Gallery is also a great place to view an artist at work, and to browse the many fine pieces he has created. He welcomes the community to drop in and watch as he works on a seascape or portrait, in order to gain your own inspiration, and his paintings have been bought by the likes of Gerald Kean, Bono and Louis Walsh.

Read Up

Given the literary heritage associated with Greystones, it is no surprise to learn that the community also fosters a great interest in literature and history. The library in the centre of the town offers the usual depository of reading material, but it also hosts the many flourishing book clubs that encourage locals to comment on copy and chat about chapters in a friendly and inspiring setting.

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Of great renown, the  Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society is a very active group that promotes interest in and awareness of the historical and archaeological heritage of Greystones and the surrounding area. As well as monthly talks and lectures, the society also offers one-day and three-day trips to areas of historical interest, and publishes a journal that collects together articles of interest, often based on talks presented to meetings of the group.

Established in 1988, the society is constantly growing and is always looking for new members, so if you like the idea of finding out about the rich history of Greystones while meeting new friends and becoming a part of the community, this is the place to be.

As you can see from the above, while Greystones may be known as  a culinary hotspot that provides a host of great eateries, the many cultural offerings here can also give you plenty to feed your mind, and it is all within a few minutes of the beautiful  new houses at SeaGreen Gate. Homeowners at this new development can not just avail of the many activities that invigorate the body, they can also get inspiration to invigorate the mind while enjoying all this idyllic, culture-filled community has to offer.

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Cosy Culinary Hotspots for the Food Lover When You Buy a SeaGreen Home in Greystones

It looks like winter is refusing to leave us, with the freezing weather keeping people from getting out and about. If you own one of the beautiful  new houses for sale at SeaGreen in Greystones, however, there is lots to keep you warm until spring arrives. Not only will these superb energy-efficient and excellently insulated homes keep you and your family snug while the snow falls outside, the town itself provides an array of cosy culinary hotspots where you can bulk up to keep out the cold, and all within minutes of your front door.

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Greystones is  an ideal place to live, with a range of activities to help you enjoy  a great lifestyle, but it is also  a foodie’s dream, offering a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, where you can while away the hours and enjoy a delicious meal. Here’s just a few ways to stay cosy and well-fed during the winter months:

Coffee at The Happy Pear

It’s impossible to think about food in Greystones without thinking of  The Happy Pear, the family-run shop and wholefood café that has become a national (and international) sensation since it first opened its doors in 2004.

As well as great healthy vegetarian food, their cafes on Church Road and in the Leisure Centre on Mill Road offer delicious coffee, so you can sit, sip and unwind in welcoming and friendly surroundings, keeping cosy while the cold weather bites outside.

Their devotion to the natural artisanal approach to food is also seen in their coffee, which they roast themselves, and source from the finest suppliers around the world, offering seasonal varieties that guarantee that no matter what the time of year, you will get a great-tasting coffee. In these cold months, it really hits the spot, so drop by, settle in, and spend a bit of time with friends or family over a tasty hot drink.

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Hot porridge at The Three Qs

There’s nothing quite like good, wholesome food to keep you warm in the winter months, and to reward your bravery for venturing out into the snow, you can pay a visit to  The Three Qs on Church Road to enjoy their amazing brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

They offer traditional dishes such as wood pigeon, but also North African delicacies that add that extra spice you need at this time of year. Using the best local ingredients, all of their dishes are of a very high quality, but what makes this place a favourite spot for brunch among locals is their famed porridge.

Warm and creamy, and served with bananas and toasted almonds, it’s delicious, but perhaps the best ingredient in this dish is the Baileys, a perfect addition that will keep you warm all day long.

A Curry at Chakra

There are few things more satisfying on a cold and wintry day than a hot curry or a spicy dish, and Greystones is lucky to have one of the finest Indian restaurants in the country in  Chakra by Jaipur (main picture), based at the Meridian Point Centre.

The cuisine is hard to beat, with locally-sourced ingredients used to create modern takes on classic Indian dishes ranging from street food to succulent and satisfying mains, with something for every palate.

The stylish décor lends itself to an immensely cosy atmosphere in which you and your partner, or your whole family, can enjoy a satisfying, cosy meal.

BBQ at Tramyard Kitchen

A cosy BBQ restaurant right in the heart of Greystones means you have a great excuse to leave the house no matter what the weather.  Tramyard Kitchen provides relaxed dining in very cosy surroundings, making it the perfect place to meet up with friends over lunch or dinner.

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Serving a delicious range of chargrilled fish, chicken and juicy steaks, it’s a great place to drop into and surround yourself with the warmth of fire-cooked food.

Soup at the Beach House

There’s nothing like sitting in a cosy and welcoming pub when the weather outside is cold and unforgiving, and the family-owned and run Beach House pub at the harbour in Greystones has been providing a warm haven for locals, fishermen, tourists and hikers since 1850.

The Beach House offers an a la carte menu full of nourishing dishes, but we recommend dropping in for a bowl of their delicious soup served with homemade brown bread that will help keep out the cold.

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A hotspot for lively conversation in a cosy setting, the atmosphere here might mean that dropping in for a bowl of soup may result in you spending more than a few hours enjoying the warmth on offer, and of course, one of the best pints of Guinness in the country.

The good thing is, however, that as with the other great places mentioned above, it’s only a very short walk away from home, if you buy one of the  houses for sale at SeaGreen, so you will be able to go from one cosy setting to another, and keep the cold at bay.

With all of these culinary hotspots right in the middle of the town, Greystones really is an ideal place to find a warm and cosy spot to spend your time, without having to go too far out into the freezing weather.

If you would like to register your interest in buying a home in SeaGreen’s upcoming phase of development, and enjoy all the cosy culinary delights Greystones has to offer, you can do so here:

 


Hidden Gems in Wicklow That Home Owners at SeaGreen in Greystones Can Enjoy

The beautiful seaside town of Greystones is well-known for its outstanding scenery and range of activities, but there are also some hidden gems in and around the area that provide locals with great ways to spend their free time.

It’s the perfect location to call home, with the great transport options making the commute to work easy, and a host of excellent schools close by, but when it comes to getting out and about and enjoying all the area has to offer, Greystones has a few surprises up its sleeve.

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While many people are aware of the Wicklow Way and the absolutely stunning Cliff Walk, a lesser known and more family-friendly walk lies much closer to home for Greystones residents looking to stay healthy, or simply enjoy the scenery.The Glebe (also known as Jacob’s Ladder), is a winding trail that starts out at nearby Delgany and brings you through fields, along a river, then up some very old steps to the magnificent church overlooking the village. This easy stroll is much-loved by locals, and gives great views over the area.

A short spin in the car will also bring you to the starting point of the Downs Hill walk (pictured below), a place as peaceful as it is beautiful, where, on a good day, you can enjoy panoramic views over Greystones and the coast, as well as the imposing Sugar Loaf mountains, and all without the crowds.

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Powerscourt is deservedly recognised as one of the most beautiful places in ‘the garden of Ireland’ to spend a day, but Mount Usher Gardens in Ashford (below), less than 20 minutes from Greystones, is a well-kept secret. These gardens are a perfect place to unwind, to take time to, literally, smell the roses, before rewarding yourself with a tasty treat from the on-site Avoca café. Renowned horticulturist Monty Don says these gardens are one of his favourites anywhere, and we tend to agree with him.

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Another place that offers up the unexpected is Victor Way (or Victoria Way) near Roundwood (main picture), which really has to be seen to be believed. Covering nine hectares and including small lakes and wooded areas, this private meditation garden and sculpture park influenced by Indian philosophy offers up rare tranquillity, as well as some very eye-catching artworks. Dedicated to computer scientist and cryptographer Alan Turing, it focuses very much on providing nourishment for both body and mind, and is well worth a visit.

Speaking of nourishment, Greystones’ very own The Happy Pear has become a national sensation, but the village has many other, less well-known eateries that local foodies are more than happy to keep to themselves. Chakra, for example, is one of the best Indian restaurants in the country, and can be found right in the heart of Greystones.

Those who enjoy the active lifestyle and are looking forward to the upcoming Winter Olympics should be delighted to know that 20 minutes away is the Kilternan ski slope (below). While our island nation is used to the many water activities you can enjoy in Greystones, we don’t really expect to have ski facilities, but these artificial 180 metre and 130 metre slopes are among Europe’s finest, and give ski and snowboard fans the chance to practice their moves (or learn how to stay upright) before facing the real thing. The Ski Club provides lessons for all levels, and children will have a great time trying out tubing – the safe and fun way to tackle the slopes.

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Of course, while these hidden gems are some of the Greystones area’s lesser-known treasures, the beautiful high-quality houses for sale at SeaGreen are less of a secret. These energy-efficient homes overlooking the picturesque village offer buyers the perfect base to start out on the many outdoor pursuits the surrounding area provides, and are a wonderful place to return to after a rewarding day out with the family.

The three-bedroom Portland, four-bedroom Wyndham and Bellevue, and the five-bedroom Somerby houses at SeaGreen, provide families with the comfort and living space they need, and bring with them the benefits of energy-saving features that keep bills down all year round.

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The latest phase of development, SeaGreen Gate, will launch soon, and will also put a firm focus on sustainability combined with comfort and superior fixtures, tailored to your tastes and needs. These four-bedroom houses include top-quality insulation, solar thermal panels, high-tech triple-glazed timber windows and thermostatically controlled radiators, so you can ensure that no matter what activity you enjoy in Greystones, you can always return to a cosy home.

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The Active Lifestyle In Greystones When You Buy Your Home At SeaGreen

Our dedicated team has been busy all year turning the exciting new development of houses for sale in Greystones into high-quality homes, but you can keep just as busy in the perfect location too. With a nod to the very informative and entertaining Greystones Guide, we take a quick look at just some of the activities, sports clubs, facilities and amenities for all ages that make this a great community in which to start the next phase of your life.

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Mum & Dad

The leisurely activity of golf is just perfect for Greystones, and a short distance from the beautiful new houses for sale at SeaGreen are a couple of excellent courses. Situated in a beautiful and scenic area, what better way to spend your time in Greystones than by ‘ruining a good walk’ with 9 or 18 holes on one of the local golf courses?

Dubbed ‘Wicklow’s friendliest golf club’, Delgany Golf Club overlooks the town of Greystones and has as its backdrop the Sugarloaf Mountains. It has a proud Ryder cup heritage, a family-friendly vibe, and is one of Ireland’s oldest member-owned clubs. It also has a great membership offer up to the end of next year. You can find out more about the club here.

Charlesland Golf Club (pictured) is right by the south beach in Greystones and also brings a proud heritage with its 7,000 metres of prime land. Refurbished facilities and a beautifully designed course make Charlesland a big favourite amongst locals, and the flexible membership fees don’t hurt either. Also availing of its beachside proximity, the club has the luxurious SoBe healthy living hub that offers a café and fitness studios, and so much more.

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Not to mention, of course, the nearby Druid’s Glen Golf Club, one of the top five parkland courses in Ireland and multiple-time host of the Irish Open and illustrious Seve trophy, the ‘little gem’ that is Kilcoole Golf Club, and the many other fine courses across the county.

The women’s rugby team has been in the spotlight lately with an interest in the sport on the rise for some time thanks to the success of Leinster and the national team in general. Rugby has always been a popular pursuit for people of all ages in Greystones thanks to Greystones Rugby Club, based at Dr Hickey Park. There’s always room to join up to become part of a team, or simply to enjoy being a member of a proud club that has produced, at last count, nine Irish internationals.

If all that talk of sport has made you hungry, there are thankfully a lot of choices when it comes to refuelling, with Greystones a real foodie delight. Try out The Burnaby on Church Street, where you can get great pub grub and a pint in one of the more relaxed places in town.

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Fitness buffs, or those who just want to stay healthy enough to enjoy the great outdoors in the garden of Ireland, will enjoy Go Gym, where classes range from yoga and pilates to weights and bootcamps to Zumba and spin to boxing.

Open early and late every day except Sunday, when the hours are still pretty good, it’s a great place to get fit, have fun and make new friends in this homely yet thriving town.

For women who want to look their best, Zero One Salon is a favourite haunt (and top-rated for hair extensions we are told), with a personalised approach to each customer and some lovely little surprise extras thrown in making it a great place to go for your hair and beauty needs.

Another great place to eat in Greystones is The Happy Pear, dubbed by locals as ‘the happiest place on Earth’ and a café/restaurant that sees many followers flock from surrounding areas to dine on the healthy and great-tasting food. The family-run establishment started off as a fruit & veg store before branching out to become an organic food eatery, and popularity soon grew into a range of books, classes and YouTube shows.

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There are so many sporting pursuits to choose from that children will find they are spoilt for choice in Greystones, but one thing this seaside location can offer that other towns can’t is the Greystones Rowing and Kayak Club. This is a fun and unique way to stay healthy, make friends and appreciate the shoreside, all while sitting down!

For those who prefer their fun indoors there is Zoom Adventure Play, or Zap for short, an indoor play and activity entre that has enough fun to keep children of all ages entertained. Tunnels, slides, obstacle courses and ball cannons across four floors, as well as a toddler area mean the children will be able to spend hours on end playing and making friends, while Mum and Dad sit back and relax in the spacious seating area and munch on the tasty treats made in-house.

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Not forgetting great places for children to enjoy a tasty snack, the fantastic gluten and guilt free frozen yoghurt outlet Mooch has opened in Greystones, meaning children can get a healthy and delicious treat from as early as 7.30am – perfect if you are planning a full day out and about or if you want to fortify the kids before they head off to school.

We are only touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of great activities and fun things to do around Greystones, and all of these can be right on your doorstep if you choose to buy one of the beautiful, high-spec, energy-efficient houses for sale at SeaGreen.

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Enjoy An Easy & Comfortable Commute From Your Home At SeaGreen In Greystones

There are many key factors to consider when you are looking to buy that perfect home for your family, from energy efficiency to the level of specification you can enjoy. While the beautiful new houses for sale at SeaGreen in Greystones offers the highest-quality regarding each of these, another major factor in your decision to buy will be the location and ease with which you can commute to work and keep in touch with family and friends.

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SeaGreen’s development of family homes in Greystones boasts a super location, situated as it is right beside the sea, overlooking the thriving yet cosy town, and with a stunning backdrop of the Dublin/Wicklow mountains, so it feels like a comfortable and tranquil spot to enjoy an enviable lifestyle. And yet it is so close to the places you need to get to, if you travel to work, want to pay a visit to your family, or want to meet up with friends.

If you work in one of the surrounding towns, or in Dublin city centre, you will be surprised by how close Greystones actually is to your workplace or to the city amenities you want to avail of. You can even see the UK on a clear day!

Greystones has a superb transport network. This means your commute to Dublin city centre is quick and easy, leaving you with ample opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones.

If you travel by DART, you will be able to avail of the fact that Greystones is the first (and last) stop on this coastal transport option, so you will be pretty much guaranteed a seat when you embark in the morning. That fantastic view all the way into the city is also something to enjoy on your 50-minute journey.

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Intercity trains also serve Greystones, and will get you into work in the same amount of time.

Dublin Bus also serves Greystones well, with the 84 brining you to the city centre in under an hour, while if you prefer to mix it up, you can hop on the 184 bus to Bray DART station, and hop on the train from there.

If you need to get to the airport, or just enjoy a bus route to the city with fewer stops along the way, the Aircoach is a great option, with frequent journeys every day taking around an hour.

If you prefer travelling by car, Greystones is very well-served by the road network, with the N11 and M1 ensuring quick and easy access to the city centre within 45 minutes, Ballsbridge within half an hour, Dundrum Town Centre within 20 minutes, Sandyford Business Park within 22 minutes and The Park retail Centre within just 18 minutes.

The school run is also extremely comfortable, with several high-quality primary and secondary schools close by and those further afield easily reached by public transport.

Its proximity to the city means Greystones is a perfect place for Dubliners to consider moving to and finding the ideal home for a growing family. Loved ones are always going to be close by, and easily accessible by a number of transport options, so there will be no concerns about not seeing the people who matter most to you.

 

 

The same goes for expats considering a move home to Ireland who want to be close to family and the lifestyle they have become used to abroad, but also secure a home that offers the comfort and space to begin the next phase of their lives.

As for maintaining your social life, the quick journey time to the city and amenities such as Dundrum Town Centre mean you can keep up the lifestyle you wish, though you may very quickly see your family and friends visiting you a lot more in your scenic and comfortable new surroundings in Greystones.

The beautiful surroundings at Greystones offer a chance to take a step back from the hectic pace of Dublin city life while still being close enough to avail of everything it has to offer, so you can really enjoy the best of both worlds.

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The Benefits Of Buying A Super Energy-Efficient House At SeaGreen’s Upcoming Phase Of Development In Greystones

People look for many things when they are searching for the perfect place to buy a house. They want a good location, comfortable surroundings, space for their family to grow, good local amenities and facilities, and the ability to turn that house into a home tailored to their preferences. Increasingly, people are also looking for a high-quality energy-efficient house that represents good value, helps keep the environment clean and saves on future bills.

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The SeaGreen development of houses for sale in Greystones delivers on all of these considerations. The perfect seaside location, an on-site team for tailored specs, luxury fittings and superb local amenities mean this is a great place to call home, whether you are buying a three-bedroom Portland, four-bedroom Bellevue or Wyndham, the five-bedroom Somerby, or one of the great new houses in our upcoming autumn 2017 phase of development.

This upcoming phase of development goes even further to deliver the perfect home for you. Each of these top-quality houses will be built to hold an A2 Building Energy Rating (BER).

A BER is based on the calculated energy performance and associated carbon dioxide emissions for the provision of space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting under standardised operating conditions. The characteristics of the major components of the home including dimensions, orientation, insulation, and space and hot water system efficiencies are used in the calculation. SeaGreen’s upcoming high-spec phase of development will all carry an A2 rating.

This is the second highest energy-efficiency rating possible (only a few individual builds or specifically renovated homes in Ireland have an A1 rating), as is explained here by the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI). It means these exclusive houses will offer great value for those who buy them, and help you to avoid the new home costs you might otherwise face.

Apart from being kind to the environment with low carbon emissions and providing real sustainability to keep the Greystones area beautiful, that value comes in two ways.

Firstly, this new phase of development at SeaGreen will see each of the houses increase in value over time because of the BER rating it holds. Homes with a good BER rating are worth a lot more than those that have an inferior rating, and a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) shows people are willing to spend up to 10% more to buy a house with high energy-efficiency because of the inherent values and cost-savings attached to them.

That is where the second aspect of added value comes in – cost savings. All of the SeaGreen houses use top-quality materials and technology to enhance sustainability, asBill Quigley from NuTech Renewables, who work with SeaGreen on this development, explains, and the upcoming A2-rated houses are built with the highest-quality roof and wall insulation, triple-glazed windows and top of the range energy-efficient fittings to minimise the costs of energy supply such as hot water and electricity, while maximising the benefits to you and your family.

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A2-rated houses see energy bills costing a fraction of the costs other house owners face, with costs coming to just a third of those faced by even a B1-rated house, while emissions would also only be a third of those in B1-rated houses.

As explained by John the on-site electrician at SeaGreen, the state-of-the-art heating and electricity systems in these houses will see your energy bills kept to a minimum as you enjoy year-round comfort without the rising costs. Thermostatically controlled radiators will be heated by highly-efficient natural gas boilers, while a heat pump will use waste air to produce continuous hot water. Solar panels on these houses will also provide free electricity to heat water, while that top-quality insulation will keep the house warm when it’s cold, and cool when it is hot, as Fran the roofer shows here.

Having an extremely energy-efficient house also means you will be far ahead of current energy regulations, so you will have essentially future-proofed your home, meaning you can enjoy the benefits such a BER rating brings for many years to come.

Low energy bills, clean, green living, the added value of your home thanks to the best energy-efficiency rating, and the high-quality development in a beautiful location – the reasons to buy one of these superb upcoming SeaGreen houses for sale in Greystones just keep adding up. Register your interest in these homes here:

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