Wednesday 25 April 2018

97 hectares up for sale by auction

Auction for site at Brittas Bay to take place in the Glenivew Hotel

An aerial view of the site at Brittas Bay
An aerial view of the site at Brittas Bay

Myles Buchanan

A 240-acre plot of land at Brittas Bay, which includes a former landing strip and aircraft hanger, is due to go under the hammer next month.

Jordan Auctioneers in Newbridge are handling the sale, with the public auction due to take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in the Glenview Hotel.

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.

'The land has potential to be dramatically improved with proper management and represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a large land holding in one or two blocks at an affordable price,' said Paddy Jordan of Jordan Auctioneers.

'It is likely that most of the interest will be agricultural related unless someone within the leisure industry sees a suitable opportunity considering its location.'

The land is separated into two sections, divided by the (R750) coastal road linking Brittas Bay and Arklow. The land is predominantly in grass and has approximately 1km of extensive road frontage onto the main road.

Jordan Auctioneers are offering the entire for sale in three lots.

Lot one consists of 131 acres and has a guide price of €655,000. The land is predominantly in rough grazing but has been used as tillage land in the past. The lower lying sections to the north west are marginal quality with some bogland situated in a special area of conservation. This lot includes a number of stone outbuildings and the remnants of a former dwelling house.

Lot two is made up of 44 hectares and was previously used as a private landing strip. It includes an aircraft hanger and some additional buildings which are in disrepair.

There is a guide price of €654,000 for this lot and a section of land adjoins the European Golf Club.

Lot three comprises the whole 240 acres. There is a small portion of land on the western section of the property which is designated a Special Protected Area, Special Area of Conservation and a Natural Heritage Area.

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