Eden Wood Omagh
About the location
Located in a part of Omagh once known as ‘Toll Gate Hill’, Eden Wood occupies an expansive, wooded site accessed exclusively from the Derry Road and offering unrivalled privacy and views across the Great Northern Road towards the Sperrin Mountains.
Situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre, Eden Wood lies within easy reach of all amenities including schools, shopping, healthcare and public transport. By car, the development boasts convenient access onto the Great Northern road with links to Derry-Londonderry and Belfast, making it an ideal choice for commuters. It’s also located close to the junction of the new Strathroy Link Road, due for completion in 2019, which will improve connectivity around the northern side of Omagh via a new bridge over the River Strule.
About the development
Occupying a pocket of lush, green countryside within the town boundary, Eden Wood offers an unusual opportunity to enjoy laid back, suburban living within minutes of the town centre.
Accessed via a single entrance which opens onto Omagh’s Derry Road, the development has no through traffic making it a peaceful and safe space for residents. Central to the Eden Wood concept is the desire to preserve as much of the natural environment as possible, maintaining many of the mature trees on the site and incorporating ample green spaces – some landscaped for leisure purposes, others left as nature intended for wildlife to flourish.
The houses themselves are contemporary in style, with each of the four house types boasting their own design quirks for a bespoke feel to the development. Internally, a high specification and incredible attention to detail further enhances the deluxe, individual feel of each property.
Culture, Arts & Leisure
With a rich cultural heritage, particularly in terms of musical and literary talent, Omagh is a hub for arts and culture across Tyrone. The jewel in the crown of the arts scene locally is the purpose-built Strule Arts Centre in the town centre, which attracts major productions from across Ireland and beyond as well as hosting regular workshops and exhibitions.
Close by is the recently opened Oasis Plaza; an innovative outdoor space designed for hosting civic celebrations, which forms the focal point for Omagh’s vibrant family culture including large scale open air events held annually on key dates. Both the Strule Arts Centre and Oasis Plaza are easily reachable on foot from Eden Wood.
Elsewhere in the town there is ample leisure provision in terms of family activities, sports and simply enjoying the great outdoors. Just minutes from the development you’ll find Omagh Leisure Complex, with state-of-the-art facilities including a well-equipped gym, three swimming pools, a sauna suite and a 3G pitch. Nearby is the district’s largest play park at the Grange, which is just one of many outdoor play facilities dotted around town. The town centre benefits from ample safe routes for runners and walkers, and hosts a weekly ParkRun event – but if you fancy getting away from it all, a short drive away you’ll find the majestic Gortin Glens Forest Park with off-road trails for walking, running, cycling and horse-riding as well as adventure pursuits.
Situated approximately five miles from Eden Wood is another of Omagh’s star attractions, the Ulster American Folk Park, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe each year.
Shopping & Socialising
Historically a market town, Omagh boasts an excellent and eclectic retail offering that attracts shoppers from across Northern Ireland. The town centre itself features a vibrant mix of independent boutiques and high street retailers, creating a varied and comprehensive retail experience. Mixed amongst the shops is a large array of cafes and casual dining restaurants; during the warmer months café culture is alive and well with both dining and entertainment spilling out onto the streets, lending a wonderful atmosphere to the town centre.
Just a short distance from the town centre itself is the Showgrounds Retail Park which has ten large units, occupied by big-name stores including Laura Ashley, Marks & Spencer, Next and River Island.
Omagh is also well-known for its vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene. The town has a healthy array of bustling bars offering live music, from Irish trad to dancing til’ the wee hours! There’s also the Silverbirch Hotel which offers luxurious surroundings for those special occasions as well as being a popular venue for larger music events.
The Omagh area is fortunate to be served by a large number of schools spanning the controlled, maintained and integrated sectors and all boasting excellent reputations and standards. There are six primary schools located within a short distance of Eden Wood, plus three grammar schools and two secondary schools also within easy reach on foot. Drumragh Integrated College is located a short journey away on the other side of town.
Upon completion of the new Strathroy Link Road in 2019, Eden Wood will enjoy excellent road links to the new Strule Shared Education Campus, the first project of its kind in Northern Ireland. Already home to Arvalee School with state-of-the-art facilities for students with special needs and learning disabilities, the campus will eventually host five of Omagh’s secondary schools on a single site.
Further and higher education provision is offered at South West College in Omagh’s town centre, which offers a comprehensive prospectus and has established links with leading universities.
Healthcare provision in the Omagh area is of an extremely high standard, with the population being well served by the newly opened Enhanced Omagh Hospital, which also houses the town’s GP surgery. Located a few miles from Eden Wood, the hospital is accessible by car in minutes and is also served by a free shuttle bus from the town centre.
In terms of private healthcare and wellbeing, there are a large number of independent dental, optical and other practices located in the town, with the Derry Road itself proving a popular location for businesses seeking a more holistic environment in which to deliver their services.
Public transport links in Omagh are primarily by bus; a bus stop is located just minutes from the entrance to Eden Wood and avails of a regular service both into and out of town. On arrival at the main bus centre service users can access a comprehensive route network linking to all major destinations.
Private taxi services are also plentiful, while ample town centre car parking is available for shoppers and commuters.