240-acre Brittas Bay site sold for €1.65m
The sale of a 240-acre plot of land at Ardanairy, Brittas Bay has exceeded its €1.3 million asking price after a purchaser paid €1.65 million for the site, representing one of the largest land purchases in County Wicklow in recent memory.
The property went up for public auction on Thursday at the Glenview Hotel, with Jordan Auctioneers of Newbridge handling the sale.
The property is situated 3km from the M11 at Jack Whites cross, giving easy access to a range of destinations both north- and south-bound.
It is believed that a Wicklow based farmer purchased the land.
Prior to the sale the 240-acres it was indicated that most of the interest for the site would be agriculture related.
The property was split into three lots but the successful bid was for the entire land. Lot one was predominantly rough grazing land. Lot two was previously used as a private landing strip. It includes an aircraft hanger and some additional buildings which are in disrepair. A section of that Lot also adjoins the European Golf Club.
Lot three comprised the entire 240-acres.