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18-06-2019, 16:37   #1
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Mariaville, Maynooth (Cairn Homes)

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Has anyone else gone for Mariaville in Maynooth. They're selling fairly quickly off the plans at the moment. Show houses won't be ready until end of August, but the specs/finishes and layouts are very similar to Gandon Park Lucan and Edenbrook Citywest.

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What are the prices like?
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3 bed mid-terrace from €365k, end-terrace €370k, 4 bedroom houses from €480k.
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3 bed mid-terrace from €365k, end-terrace €370k, 4 bedroom houses from €480k.
Priced out my hometown, it’s a sad day....
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Priced out my hometown, it’s a sad day....
I know the prices are desperate for new stuff, but theres a lot of more reasonable options for second hand houses.
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I know the prices are desperate for new stuff, but theres a lot of more reasonable options for second hand houses.
There really is, I would love a new build so have accepted the fact that I won’t be buying new in Maynooth, Kilcock is a stretch but much more feasible!
Second hand in Maynooth is really reasonable however
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There really is, I would love a new build so have accepted the fact that I won’t be buying new in Maynooth, Kilcock is a stretch but much more feasible!
Second hand in Maynooth is really reasonable however
Yeah the new houses in Kilcock look lovely. We had seen those too.
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Mariavilla show homes are open both days this weekend 2.30pm to 4pm for homes in Phase 2, expected for completion by February 2020.
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Think you'd be nuts to be buying in these new estates. The town is already stretched to the limit with it's current population, throw these new houses on top with bugger all improvement in the infrastructure and it's just going to be hell. Already can take half an hour to get from Tesco to Aldi on a bad day and that's barely 2km.
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Has anyone here bought/ moved in to Mariavilla? Husband and I are considering buying in the next phase but the houses are top of our budget so interested in people's experiences/opinions.
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You should have a few trips to Maynooth at different times to see what your routes would be like. Maynooth is a great town with a lot going for it but the traffic is out of control with significant delays going through the town even on weekends so you would need to factor this in to your decision.
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Has anyone here bought/ moved in to Mariavilla? Husband and I are considering buying in the next phase but the houses are top of our budget so interested in people's experiences/opinions.
We moved in on December 10th. The estate is really well finished and is lovely and quiet. We've met most of our neighbours and theres a good community spirit already.
Houses are well finished with significant tiling to bathrooms and kitchens fully kitted with all appliances except washer/dryer. The electrical spec is really good with plenty of sockets, TV points and data cables and pre-world for intruder alarm. Great use of space and lots of storage. Our houses have solar panels, but I hear on the grapevine that phase 2 are getting air to water heat pumps (I'm just a bit jealous). Gardens are small but adequate and include a paved patio area. Insulation and head retention is good, thermostats fitted are smart enabled and can be hooked up to an app for out of home control. Virgin media is your only option for broadband for the foreseeable but the estate is wired for their new fibre network and we're getting speeds in excess of the 500mbps we are paying for. Theres a small management fee of €240 a year for upkeep of green areas, playgrounds and some shared lanes for access to back of mid terrace houses.
Some folks (ourselves included) had minor plumbing issues a few weeks after moving in, resulting in Cairn coming out to do minor remedial works. The customer service team are very helpful and will sort out any defects for 12 months after sale in addition to usual Homebond guarantees and other extended warranties like appliances (2 years) and boiler (5years). Our house was at the top of our budget also, but we're glad we went for Maynooth as it's a great town.
Traffic going through the main street can be rough at peak times, but I work in Dublin direction and the estate is located on the northeast side so you can slip down the old N4 to leixlip interchange and join the M4 at exit 6. The estate is a stone's throw to Carton Park where you have Tesco Extra, Heatons/Brandmax, Boots, the Range, post office, butchers etc...
If you've any other specific questions, I'm happy to answer them. Good luck with your house hunt!
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We moved in on December 10th. The estate is really well finished and is lovely and quiet. We've met most of our neighbours and theres a good community spirit already.
Houses are well finished with significant tiling to bathrooms and kitchens fully kitted with all appliances except washer/dryer. The electrical spec is really good with plenty of sockets, TV points and data cables and pre-world for intruder alarm. Great use of space and lots of storage. Our houses have solar panels, but I hear on the grapevine that phase 2 are getting air to water heat pumps (I'm just a bit jealous). Gardens are small but adequate and include a paved patio area. Insulation and head retention is good, thermostats fitted are smart enabled and can be hooked up to an app for out of home control. Virgin media is your only option for broadband for the foreseeable but the estate is wired for their new fibre network and we're getting speeds in excess of the 500mbps we are paying for. Theres a small management fee of €240 a year for upkeep of green areas, playgrounds and some shared lanes for access to back of mid terrace houses.
Some folks (ourselves included) had minor plumbing issues a few weeks after moving in, resulting in Cairn coming out to do minor remedial works. The customer service team are very helpful and will sort out any defects for 12 months after sale in addition to usual Homebond guarantees and other extended warranties like appliances (2 years) and boiler (5years). Our house was at the top of our budget also, but we're glad we went for Maynooth as it's a great town.
Traffic going through the main street can be rough at peak times, but I work in Dublin direction and the estate is located on the northeast side so you can slip down the old N4 to leixlip interchange and join the M4 at exit 6. The estate is a stone's throw to Carton Park where you have Tesco Extra, Heatons/Brandmax, Boots, the Range, post office, butchers etc...
If you've any other specific questions, I'm happy to answer them. Good luck with your house hunt!
Thanks for your reply, much appreciated! We're very much sold on Maynooth as a town, I grew up nearby and my husband now works at the university so we know the area very well. Neither of us will be commuting by car so traffic issues don't put us off. It's the price tag on the Mariavilla homes that's giving us pause, but from what you've said it sounds like they're worth it. It makes a big difference to hear from someone who's living there and happy.
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Thanks for your reply, much appreciated! We're very much sold on Maynooth as a town, I grew up nearby and my husband now works at the university so we know the area very well. Neither of us will be commuting by car so traffic issues don't put us off. It's the price tag on the Mariavilla homes that's giving us pause, but from what you've said it sounds like they're worth it. It makes a big difference to hear from someone who's living there and happy.

Ive grown up in Maynooth. 30 years now. Home owner now too. Id get out in the morning at this stage. Traffic will affect you not matter what. Houses are seriously over prices and students are ruining most estates. Investment funds will fill new houses they buy with them. Just to add the newer estates may not be student inhabited straight away but thats the way it goes. Over the course of 10-15 years that will change.

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Ive grown up in Maynooth. 30 years now. Home owner now too. Id get out in the morning at this stage. Traffic will affect you not matter what. Houses are seriously over prices and students are ruining most estates. Investment funds will fill new houses they buy with them.
I see what you're saying but get out and go...where? Nowhere is perfect, most places have traffic issues or crime issues or infrastructure issues and on and on and on. And everywhere that you can commute to the city centre from is "overpriced". Maynooth has a lot going for it and as first time buyers who don't earn monster money, we're pretty excited to live there.
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