Raising the standard of living – Oak Country Manor
Situated in a truly unique location minutes away from the city centre, Oak Country Manor in Derry, Ireland, is an outstanding development of 250 properties built by Taggart Homes in a mixture of three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached house types.
Great care has been taken in the external finish of each home on the development to create an inviting environment with landscaping that will mature over the short term.
Each home will have a large paved patio area with paved footpaths and door steps, and driveways will have a two coat layer of bitmac with a fine 6mm top layer of stone, creating an attractive and refined appearance.
Each home will also have low level attractive planting providing a soft backdrop, with Boston Creepers changing from green to a dark strawberry red in the autumn, and rear gardens will have high closed boarded fences, providing privacy with evergreen laurel or similar type hedging that will, over time, camouflage the fence – providing a beautiful soft, mature garden. Gardens will be either sown or lawned with grass turf depending on the season.
At the front of each property (depending on location) there will be a beautiful wrought iron fence, along with an ornate wrought iron pillar with planting behind to create an instant boundary.
Internally, many quality touches that have been added as standard include a careful and thoughtful selection of appliances, along with a choice of both contemporary and classical finishes creating both a functional and inviting space.
For example, key features in the kitchen include a Silestone Quartz stone worktop with matching splash back in a choice of colours. Silestone is a non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products.
An induction hob offers greater energy efficiency and rapid warm up times, along with the additional safety feature of cooling down immediately when not in use. Extremely fast and responsive with the ability to accurately control the power, induction hobs contain a strong electromagnet positioned under the surface of the hob. When a suitable pan is placed on it, a circuit is created which begins a rapid and even transference of heat to the base of the pan and its contents.
The hot water tap provides instant boiling water, removing the need for a kettle in the kitchen, as well as filtered drinking water, helping to eliminate limescale and other contaminants. The waste disposal unit offers a convenient and environmentally responsible answer to the growing problem of food waste.
Additional appliances include an integrated dishwasher, integrated washer dryer (replaced by separate free standing washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room where applicable), and integrated fridge freezer
Bathrooms and en suites are fitted with modern premium quality sanitary ware, including a shower/bath, combining a purposely designed bath and integrated shower facility with full glass screen and thermostatic drench head shower.
Within the lounge, a beautiful Henley wood burning stove with a quartz hearth and surround has been chosen to provide a key focal point.
The lounge ceiling has a raised well in the centre with recessed ambient mood lighting. This is complimented by down lights switched from dimmers to enhance mood or ambience at any time of day or night.
Floor finishes include unique tiles sourced from Spain, which add a quality finished look to each home.
All Taggart homes are built to the highest specification with the most modern technologies combined with reliable, traditional craftsmanship.
The company’s constant push for perfection means adhering to a strict internal quality assurance programme set out by their design team and an external third party inspection process to ensure maximum quality is delivered in every new home across each of Taggart’s developments.