Farm Ireland

Monday 26 February 2018

119ac of Laytown land up at €15k/ac

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

For many, Laytown and Bettystown are associated with sand, sea and sunny afternoons.

But for those in the farming business these places are associated with good tillage ground.

Evan Lonergan of HT Meagher Knight Frank is in no doubt that 119ac of Laytown ground, currently under crops and for sale by private treaty, will attract much attention from local farmers.

The holding is for sale under the instructions of the owner, with a guide price of €15,000/ac.

The non-residential lands are located adjacent to the Co Meath seaside village and are bounded by the R150 to the south, the Minnistown road to the west, by agricultural land to the north and by the Dublin/Belfast rail line to the east.

Laytown train station is located immediately to the south-east of the lands, with Drogheda 8.5km away and Dublin 41km.

The block of land is irregular in shape and comprises top-quality ground currently in tillage.

Laid out in six divisions, the farm benefits from natural boundaries and has 765m of frontage on to the R150 and 480m of frontage on to the Minnistown road.

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Mr Lonergan said the vendors would consider sub-dividing the land into lots if there were a demand for smaller parcels.

However, he expects the primary interest to focus on the entire.

While the property is on the market as farming ground, it also has considerable development potential and under the Laytown Local Area Plan, 2005, the lands are zoned Objective A4 or "to provide for new residential communities".

Irish Independent