27 July 2015

Inside tranquil new Lough Erne homes


Every once in a while something unique which manages to set new standards in modern living comes along and this week Home Finder has found it – Water’s Edge in Fermanagh.

This one-off new development on the shores of Lower Lough Erne at Castle Caldwell near Belleek offers a rare and privileged chance to live among the type of beauty which you would normally only find in forest parks and nature reserves.

As you enter the lush gated estate you immediately find yourself driving along a beautifully landscaped avenue which cuts through thick forestry eventually opening onto the spectacular beauty of Lower Lough Erne.

Designer “boat style” homes blend with their natural surroundings and sit along the water’s edge offering uninterrupted views of the forestry and lough.

Thoughtfully designed to maximise their spectacular setting, each house comes with an extensive first floor balcony which provides the perfect private platform from which to enjoy the tranquillity of this wonderful place which you can call home.

Stone pathways have been cut through the forestry and around the lough shore offering countless walks for residents with natural picnic spots at various locations overlooking the water.

It is a haven for wildlife and birds where nature remains untamed by human touch so that you can lose yourself in the vast grounds where wild flowers also abound.

 There is a jetty for residents to moor their boats and plans are included to build tennis courts and a children’s play area within the development.

But it is not all about this unique and stunning location, the properties will draw you here, too.

Obviously great thought has gone into the design of the houses to ensure they compliment the beauty of their setting.

Natural stone and bleached wood have been used on the exteriors which also feature large double height arched windows front and back making the most of the beautiful exterior views.

Three properties are currently finished with plans to eventually build 30 homes.

Each turnkey home has high levels of insulation, low emissivity double glazed windows and underfloor heating on the ground floor. There are three bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms, an open plan lounge and kitchen opening onto a large balcony and a bathroom.

There is also a basement level with generous garage style storage.

A choice of high quality custom designed kitchens is available, complete with fridge freezer, washer dryer, electric oven, gas hob and extractor fan.

All three bathrooms are fitted with top quality sanitary ware with attractive wall tiling to the wet areas.

The electrics are also top spec with a full mains smoke detection system and intruder alarm.

Outside the properties sit overlooking the lough and come with a driveway with parking and landscaped gardens with lawns.

Property of the Week: Water’s Edge, Castle Caldwell, Lower Lough Erne

View this and more articles on the Belfast Telegraph.

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