€55,000 -€15,000 on 30th Nov 16
Athcarne Castle is a ruined Elizabethan castle outside the town of Duleek and nestled on it's grounds you will find The Orchard..... a hidden gem.
This is a stunning site set on approx 1.4 acres / 0.57 ha of grounds in an idyllic country setting. Truly unique not only for it's history but for it's appearance, high stone walls surround the site on 3 sides offering superb natural shelter and privacy. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
There is an immense sense of history here which makes it so unique. Athcarne Castle is located six miles from the site of the Battle of the Boyne and in 1690. King James II is said to have stayed overnight at the castle on the eve of the battle. The castle was inhabited until mid 20th century, and has since fallen into disrepair.
The location is excellent with Duleek 2 miles, M1 Motorway 4 miles, Ashbourne 11 miles (approx). Local needs will apply - the site is being sold as is and not subject to planning permission being obtained.
From Ashbourne travel Northbound on the N2, leaving town at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N2. Travel for 11 km to Balrath Cross (see Ballymagarvy House on your left hand side) Turn right onto L1610, travel for 3 km and at staggered cross roads turn right. Proceed for 0.7 km and The Orchard is on your left hand side. Lat: 53.622182 Long: -6.443418
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ashbourne on 01 8350577