Property: Major milestone for east Belfast eco-development Ferndene as show home opens its doors this weekend

These unique 'Scandi-inspired' eco-homes are fitted with in-roof solar panels and a 5kWh battery

 Leading Northern Ireland property developer, Strand Homes, has announced a major milestone for their newest eco-development in east Belfast.

Ferndene, located on the outskirts of Belfast, will officially open its highly anticipated show home this Sunday, January 22. 

With breath-taking views of the east’s countryside, the elevated location of the development boasts incredible glimpses of Scrabo Tower and Stormont, yet is in a prime location for city-centre commuters. 

Jen Mitchell, sales and marketing manager at Strand Homes said:

“Ferndene is a truly exceptional community of 46 meticulously designed and spacious eco-homes. What really makes these homes stand out is that many of the house types have a fifth bedroom, a fantastic opportunity for growing families or professionals who have been dreaming of that quiet home office or cinema room for the last few years.

“Strand Homes puts the homeowners’ experience at the forefront when they select lifestyle locations to offer new homes. Ferndene demonstrates this as a prime location for families, commuters, shoppers and countryside enthusiasts alike. On the doorstep, you can enjoy the buzz of leisure and social facilities including Streamvale Farm, Omniplex, David LLyods, the Ice Bowl or opt for the calming beauty of nature walks along the Greenway and in nearby countryside.”

The new community was designed by Strand Homes to boast a ‘Scandi-feel’ – with the use of the finest building materials and exceptional finishes found throughout. New customers can be involved with selecting their finishes to personalise the design of their new home. 

Jen added: “With homeowners keen to live more sustainably, Strand Homes is making this more achievable by providing all homes with the tools and technology to reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bills. Ferndene is leading the way as one of the few developments in Northern Ireland where every home is fitted with in-roof solar panels and a 5kWh battery, allowing the homes to store energy created throughout the day and use it at night – that’s fantastic news for homeowners at a time when energy bills remain uncertain. 

“Every home is also fitted with EV car charging facilities.

“Strand Homes stands out as passionate about planting and is a member of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, meaning that only native and pollinator friendly plants are used within the developments where possible. Therefore, home gardens are designed to grow and flourish over the coming years and enhance biodiversity.”

Samuel Dickey, director at Simon Brien Residential said:

“We are delighted to be involved with Strand Homes on this superb development. Whilst we have sold several homes off plan, we are looking forward to showcasing the beautifully furnished show home this Sunday from 2pm-4pm which is the best way for buyers to see the spacious layouts, high quality specification and finish as well as the green technology first hand.”

Homes at Ferndene currently range from £435,000 to £499,950.

To find out more, or to book an appointment to experience the new Strand Show Home at Ferndene, visit or call their East Belfast office at 02890 595 555.