Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Gleann Elagh is one of Derry’s most exclusive developments with magnificent turnkey homes in a picturesque part of the city. Just off the Upper Galliagh Road, only 21 beautiful homes make up this bespoke community, all facing a tree-lined, country hill landscape. We spoke to Charlie Gallagher of Oakland Estate Agents about what is it that makes this development so special, the housing market in Northern Ireland and his experience of what makes a Braidwater home.

One of the majestic homes at Gleann Elagh

“Gleann Elagh, just off the Skeoge Road is a development that has to be seen to be believed. The avenue is an idyllic place to live with a real countryside feel that is only minutes from an array of fantastic shops, cafes, parks and schools. A short drive will take you to picturesque Donegal with the beautiful Lough Swilly and its long golden beaches.

The development is very much at the upper end of the market – a very exclusive development for a family looking for their forever home, with prices ranging from £225,000 to £275,000. They are truly exceptional properties and very well designed – all the latest high-tech mod-cons are available and the homes are built to an incredible standard. There are 4 stunning house types each with its own individual features and attractions.

In terms of feel, Gleann Elagh is semi-rural, a tree-lined avenue of houses facing the hills and very appealing. There is a lot of interest in the homes with all sold in the current release apart from one and it’s obvious why, once you have seen what’s on offer there.

The homes at Gleann Elagh have been very popular and that’s for a number of reasons. They are very well built 4-bed homes, all finished to a high specification and highly energy efficient.

The tree lined avenue at Gleann Elagh

Lockdown and restrictions of course had a major impact on the housing market here from Spring last year, right up until around October 2020. As soon as our doors reopened though, it was obvious that the market was going to bounce back quickly. People have realised over the last number of months that they want more from their homes – bigger gardens, home office space or play rooms and quality accommodation – all available at Gleann Elagh.

The stamp duty holiday extension, as well as a return to 95% mortgages, has again had a tremendous effect on the market with more home-movers telling us that they might never get an opportunity like this again.

Braidwater are one of Northern Ireland’s most successful and dynamic house builders and you can always be assured that with a Braidwater home you’re going to get something truly special!’’

A new viewing home, the Grianán house type, will launch at Gleann Elagh on June 20th with some of the last remaining homes released for sale. For more information on Gleann Elagh click here and speak to Sarah or Martin at Oakland Estate Agents on 028 7126 7979.