Gleann Elagh offers a taste of luxury living in a secluded setting. The development, on the Upper Galliagh Road in the west of Derry, comprises just 21 detached homes laid out in a traditional avenue style. Sheltered by private land populated with mature beech trees, and with views over the Donegal hills, Gleann Elagh is just five minutes from the city of Derry, but feels like part of the countryside.
Residents at Gleann Elagh benefit from easy access to Derry. Both the Waterside area on the east bank of the River Foyle and Cityside on the west bank can be reached in a few minutes by car or bus. Named as the UK City of Culture in 2013, cosmopolitan Derry is packed with galleries, music venues and shops inside its 17th century walls, and has the best range and quality of bars and restaurants in Northern Ireland. The two historically divided sides of the city are now joined together by the iconic Peace Bridge, a symbol of hope that links east and west.
There are ample leisure opportunities nearby. Templemore Sports Complex just around the corner offers swimming and fitness classes, while golfers can tee off at Foyle Golf Centre’s 18-hole championship length Earhart course, Woodlands Par 3 and driving range. Ballyarnett Country Park has a popular playground, and there are beautiful riverside walks along the Foyle.
The area has a good selection of nurseries, primary and secondary schools, plus Ulster University’s Magee campus. Derry has a range of shopping centres with high street stores and restaurants including Foyleside, Richmond and Quayside, while the Brunswick Moviebowl has a seven-screen cinema, children’s play centre and bowling alley.
Gleann Elagh has good transport links as the Buncrana Road offers city access within 5 minutes, the new A6 Skeoge Bypass leads directly to the Foyle Bridge and Belfast can be reached in just over an hour and a half while the scenery and beaches of Donegal are within driving distance.