Johnstown, Kilskyre, Kells, County Meath

Sale Agreed A82 XH0F 1 bath


AN EXCITING RENOVATION PROJECT WITH FPP THAT EXTENDS TO c. 1 ACRE, WITH DERELICT COTTAGE RESIDENCE CURRENTLY SITED THEREON, CONVENIENT TO M3 MOTORWAY AND N52. Given that there is a derelict residence sited on this holding (FPP recently granted to renovate and extend), one could execute the current plans, potentially availing of the various housing support grants available, where applicable, or alternatively seek permission for a completely custom replacement dwelling, perhaps set further back on the site. Either way, this is a unique opportunity for those seeking to develop and customise their very own dream home. Those requiring space will be impressed by this property, given its generous site size of c. 1 acre (SM) or thereabouts laid out essentially in a single greenfield block. Moreover, it presents a unique opportunity for those in search of the good life being ideal for the establishment of a wholesome healthy outdoorsy small holding, whatever form that may take polytunnel, chickens, goats, sheep, or maybe even a pony, who knows? Viewing is recommended. FEATURES Exciting project, extends to c. 1 acre, in a lovely country location Full planning permission (FPP) recently granted for renovation and extension No 'Local Needs` restrictions No Council levies (no financial contributions) Would alternatively suit alternative new build design set further back on site, subject to PP Various housing grants and supports may be available 1.5km from Kilskyre Hurling Club and Community Activity Centre, 4G Astro, certified FIFA 1 & 2 Star Explore Girley Bog Walk, a wonderful natural amenity (3.5km) Closeby Slieve na Calliagh in the Loughcrew Hills, Meaths highest point 8km northwest of Athboy (R154) 10km southwest of Kells Heritage Town 21km equidistant Trim Heritage Town and the county town of Navan Convenient to M3 motorway and N52 PLANNING REFERENCE: 23687 (Meath Co. Co.) LOCATION This property fronting the R154 is exceptionally well located a little over 1km off the N52, some 9km from the M3 at Kells, some 10 minutes from Athboy and a further 10 minutes to Navan. How convenient is that? Kells offers an excellent array of shopping outlets, both authentic indigenous and the multiples, including SuperValu and Aldi; recreational; educational with preschools, creches, primary and secondary schools; employment and other facilities. It is a popular tourist hub within the Royal County. Local leisure facilities include two award-winning 18-hole golf courses at Headfort, tennis club, swimming pool and equestrian centres along with a range of other sports clubs and their grounds including soccer, rugby, football, hurling and handball. There is much to do in or about Kells including Hinterland, an annual festival of literature and arts. Aside from the River Blackwater, there are several lakes nearby making the area ideal for those fond of fishing or water sports. Locally there is Girley Bog Walk (3.5km) and Causey Farm (7 minute drive), drawing visitors locally, nationally and worldwide. Towards Oldcastle, the Loughcrew Hills incorporate a complex of passage tombs, one of Irelands most magnificent and abounding archaeological landscapes, ideal for weekend exploration. Deerpark near Virginia on Lough Ramor, provides another similar natural resource. Richard Corrigan`s culinary and hospitality hotspot, Virginia Park Lodge, is adjacent there too. Add to that Mullaghmeen Forest, Europe`s largest planted Beech forest - ideal for a trek, with or without dogs, is not too far either. With the M3 adjacent and the N52 (Dundalk/Limerick Road) routing by, Kells is one of the premier satellite locations ideal for those commuting to Dublin and elsewhere through the provinces. Regular buses run along the M3/N3 routing through the town adding to the choice of travel options to Dublin City & Airport and back to Donegal through Cavan. Given its excellent transport links, Kells is popular with Dublin commuters and those who transverse the country for work. Employees from the ICT, E-commerce and pharma sectors based around Blanchardstown / Damastown as well as ICTs based around Leixlip often choose Kells as a place to call home, citing lifestyle, ease of commuting and affordability as the rationale for their choice. Such companies include giants like Synopsys, IBM, PayPal, Symantec, Ebay, Paypal, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Alexion, Helsinn Birex, Hewlett-Packard and Intel, with recent additions MSD, near Dunboyne, and Facebooks data centre at Clonee. For those who wish to immerse themselves in retail therapy, Navan Shopping Centre is about 20 minutes drive, and another 25 minutes takes you to the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. HOUSING GRANTS & SUPPORT SCHEMES As of 1st May 2023, amongst the Government initiatives, there`s up to 70,000 (includes 20,000 Derelict top-up) available through the Croí Cónaithe scheme and up to 26,750 under the SEAI Better Energy Home Scheme, subject to qualification and conditions. Interested parties should make their own independent enquiries in relation to same, in order to satisfy their applicability, availability, conditionality and qualification.


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Date created: Apr 25, 2024

Quillsen (Navan)
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Chris Smith
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