Ballymacahara, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Address: Ballymacahara, Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Bedrooms: 0
Status: Sold
Price: Sold
Property comprises c. 29.8 Acres (12.06 HA) of mixed zoned lands located in the townland of Ballymacahara and Mount Alto on the Western outskirts of Ashford village.
  • C. 29.8 (12.06 Ha) Mixed Zoned lands.
  • c. 8 Acres of land zoned "RE" Existing Residential.
  • Remaining land zoned SLB (Strategic Land Reserve) & OS (Open Space).
  • Landmark site of huge significance to the Ashford area.
  • Highly accessible location just minutes from M11 roadway.
  • Superb development opportunity in one of the most sought after areas in County Wicklow, 40kms South of Dublin
  • Adjoining site at Ballinahinch c. 27.9 acres (11.3Ha) also available
Additional Information

The property has extensive road frontage onto a secondary road linking Mount Alto and Ballylusk in Ashford. The site has a superb aspect overlooking Ashford village and the surrounding hinterland. Ballymacahara also includes Mount Alto House, a two-storey detached dwelling (converted to 2 semi detached dwellings) and outbuildings in need of extensive repair and renovation. The land surrounds the house and outbuildings and slopes downwards away from the road towards the Vartry river valley. The lower lying sections of Ballymacahara enjoys extensive frontage onto the beautiful Vartry river. Access is taken via the original driveway to Mount Alto house and there is a separate field entrance to the West of the residence. Presently the site is laid out in grass for grazing with boundaries marked by a mix of stock proof fencing, ditches and hedging. The surrounding area is predominantly in residential use with a number of high-end larger detached family homes in the immediate locality. This is one of the most important pieces of development land to come on the market in Ashford in the last number of years and offers a significant opportunity to developers. LOCATION The lands are ideally located on the Western outskirts of Ashford village overlooking the village centre and hinterland. The property enjoys a superb position close to the centre of Ashford and is less than 1km from the new N11 bypass. The land is accessed via a secondary road linking Ashford village and the townland of Ballylusk. Ashford is just 6kms north of Wicklow Town and just 40km from Dublin City Centre. The M50 is easily accessible at Loughlinstown, just 30km north of Ashford and the M11 provides commuter access to all aspects of Dublin city. Ashford is beautifully positioned in the valley of the Vartry River and is well known as an area of outstanding natural beauty. This thriving village is home to the world-renowned Mount Usher Gardens and Ashford Films Studios, and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the County. Close proximity to M11 and an easy commute to Dublin has led to huge demand for residential property and development sites in the locality in recent years. TOWN PLANNING / ZONING The lands are zoned as follows as per the County Development Plan 2006-2022. c. 8 Acres of land surrounding and including Mount Alto house is zoned for "RE" Existing Residential under the Ashford Town Local Area Plan and County Development Plan. The land is gently sloping downward away from the road and into the valley of the Vartry river. The land adjoins a low-density development of one-off housing units overlooking the village. The remaining land is zoned SLB (Strategic Land Reserve) and OS (Open Space). It is expected that the SLB land will be considered for rezoning in future development plans once existing zoned lands are being developed (as per directives under County Development Plan). Population Projections for the area as provided in the County Development Plan show a target population of 2,675 by 2022 (1,484 in 2011) with housing stock projection of 1,182 units by 2022 (531 in 2011).


Coming from Dublin heading south on the M11 take the exit for Ashford, coming through the village take the 1st right after the Chester Beatty Hotel. Take the 1st right onto Mount Alto Road, follow the road Ballymacahara is on the right marked by a Clarke Auctioneers sign.