`Somerville`, Balheary, Swords, Co. Dublin

Type: Detached / Location: Dublin North / Area: Swords
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4 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms
Price €750,000


LOT 1 (Outlined in red in pic 2): Somerville House sitting on c.3.3 acres zoned MEC plus c.6.67 acre field (c.1.67 acre of which is zoned MEC & c.5 acre RU
*Additional lands zoned MEC may be considered as a second Lot sale. Subject to contract.

Flynn & Associates proudly welcome this unique opportunity to acquire one of North County Dublin`s most appealing homes to be offered to the market this year. `Somerville` located to the north of Swords is a large country home and farm with some of the finest agricultural lands to be offered for sale in some time. This striking country home & farm yard sit on a generous total plot of just under c.10 acres inclusive of a mature tree lined entrance and garden plus a farm yard with extensive array of out-buildings, stables and an open barn. The total site size at c.9.97 acres is inclusive of a c.6.67 acres field to the rear. The house and farm yard itself sits on a c.3.3 acre site. The current zoning objective on the house and a portion of the field to the rear fall under the Metro Economic Corridor (MEC) objective. These lands offer exceptional long-term development potential as they are located in close proximity to Swords Town Centre and the proposed Metro Route.

`Somerville` House represents a unique restoration opportunity to transform this home to its former glory. The property requires a full refurbishment having been unoccupied for a number of years. The generously proportioned home extends to c. 214 sq m / c.2303 sq ft in size with a number of highly attractive reception rooms and with a host of original features. The property offers 4 / 5 bedrooms and three further reception rooms plus kitchen and bathrooms. The farmyard hosts a number of stone cut original buildings which offer huge potential as either farm, stables or shed or the chance to create a new lease of life as an alternate use to those looking for additional space with transformation in mind. To the rear of the yard there is additional out-buildings and a modern hay shed. The field to rear is accessed to the north of the site.

The subject lands are located approximately 3km north of Swords Town Centre on the west side of the Balheary Road. Swords is a large town in North County Dublin located along the Belfast-Dublin economic corridor. It is highly accessible due to its proximity to Dublin City Centre (16km); Dublin Airport (6km) and the Port Tunnel entrance at Santry (9.5km). The M1 (Dublin – Belfast Motorway) is located approximately 3km to the east of the subject lands, with access available at Junction 4, Lissenhall. The town is well served with numerous bus routes providing frequent access to Dublin City Centre. Swords Town Centre offers excellent local shops, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. The area is established mixed-use location, there are also a number of notable retail destinations in the area including the Pavillions Shopping Centre, Airside Retail Park and Airside Business Park. The area also benefits a host of amenities including Rugby, GAA, Hockey, Badminton, Basketball and Golf Clubs. Swords is the largest Town in Dublin and the second largest in the country with a population of 39,248. In addition, Swords has a long term population projection of approximately 100,000 people.

• Striking country home and farm (approx. c. 9.97 acres / 4.03 hectares)
• Strategically Positioned Land Bank Zoned `Metro Economic Corridor
• Renovation project offering huge potential to a stunning home
• Exceptionally high quality agricultural land currently in use as grazing
• The lands offer exceptional long-term development potential located in close proximity to Swords Town Centre and the proposed Metro Route.
• Located on the north side of Swords approximately 3km from Swords Town Centre and only 6km to Dublin Airport
• Located less than 1km from the emerging preferred Metro Estuary/Park and Ride stop. www.metrolink.ie
• Zoned Objective `Metro Economic Corridor` under the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023
• Suitable for a wide range of uses subject to Planning Permission
• Numerous stone cut farm yard buildings
• Idyllic setting in a picture perfect rural location

Town Planning
A portion of the lands are situated in an area zoned objective Metro Economic Corridor (ME) to `Facilitate opportunities for high density mixed use employment generating activity and commercial development, and support the provision of an appropriate quantum of residential development within the Metro Economic Corridor` under the Fingal County Council development plan 2017-2023.
The Vision of this Zoning Objective is to `Provide for an area of compact, high intensity/density, employment generating activity with associated commercial and residential development which focuses on the Metro within a setting of exemplary urban design, public realm streets and places, which are permeable, secure and within a high quality green landscape. Landmark buildings will provide strong quality architectural features, which respect and enhance the character of the area into which they sit. The designated areas will form sustainable districts which possess a high degree of connectivity and accessibility and will be developed in a phased manner subject to the necessary provision of social and physical infrastructure`.

The MetroLink is a proposed high-capacity, high-frequency rail line running from Swords to Charlemont, linking Dublin Airport, Irish Rail, DART, Dublin
Bus and Luas services, creating fully integrated public transport in the Greater Dublin Area. The MetroLink is proposed to run from Estuary on the North-side of Swords to Charlemont via Dublin Airport and St. Stephen`s Green. The line is planned to begin operations in 2027.
It is estimated that The Metro Line begins at ground level at Estuary, east of the subject lands. It is also proposed that a 3,000-vehicle, multi-storey parkand-ride facility will be located at this stop. The subject lands are located approximately 800m west of the emerging preferred metro line Estuary Stop. MetroLink will carry up to 50 million passengers annually, cutting journey times from Swords to the city centre to 25 minutes. It will change the way we travel – and how we live.

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