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€20,00/ac guide for farm on outskirts of the capital

A substantial farm with two houses on 89.85ac has come to the market on the outskirts of the capital. Located at Brownstown, Newcastle, Co Dublin, the holding is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €20,000/ac.

Located 5km from Newcastle, and 15km from Dublin city centre, the lands are equidistant from the M4 at Lucan and the M7 at Rathcoole.

This property consists of 89.95ac of ground laid out in one large block. The free-draining land is currently in a mixture of grass and tillage. It is laid out in manageable divisions surrounded by mature hedgerow. The farm is divided by a cul-de-sac with decent road frontage at either side.

The two residences on the land consist of a two-storey farmhouse and a cottage.

The farmhouse extending to 1,800sq ft occupies an attractive elevated site. It needs substantial renovation and upgrading, as does the cottage.

The farmyard consists of a large concrete apron with two four-bay haybarns and lean-tos, along with an old cow-byre and dungstead.

Bordered by the Grand Canal to the north, the property is being sold for its agricultural value.

According to Mr Byrne, it also has medium-term residential potential given its proximity to Peamount Hospital, Grange Castle, Adamstown, Lucan and Clondalkin.

The guide price of €20,000/ac is at the upper end of prices paid for land this year but Mr Byrne is confident that the property "is worth every cent of it."

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