Agricultural lands Cave Hill / Hightown Road, Belfast, BT36 7AU

Offers over £600,000 

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Property Description

  • For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Unique agricultural lands c. 241 acres

The lands form part of the rear section of the Cave Hill situated to the North of the Cave Hill Country Park and the famous ‘Napoleons Nose’. The property sits approximately 6 miles North of Belfast and a short distance from Mallusk. Belfast Zoo is situated to the East of the lands with the main access point via the Hightown Road adjacent to St Enda’s Gaelic Athletics Club. An additional agricultural access is positioned off the Upper High Town Road to the east.

Cave Hill Country Park
The lands sit adjacent to Cave Hill Country Park which includes a visitor centre, ecotrails, walking routes and archaeological sites.  The park links the Cave Hill to the city and also provides access to Belfast Castle.  The most spectacular archaeological site is McArts Fort, an ancient fort which stands approximately 1,200 feet above sea level. A public car park provides access off the Upper Hightown Road adjacent to the subject.

Description
The subject comprises an agricultural land holding extending to c.241 acres accessed via both the Hightown and Upper Hightown Roads.  The lands form the rear section of the cave hill and as such have a steep topography and are currently used for grazing purposes. 

A stone lane transverses the lands linking the two access points and provides access to a telephone mast which has been sold previously by way of a long lease. Building ruins are also situated on site which could also provide an opportunity subject to planning.

The lands are suitable for a range of uses subject to planning and statutory consents. Alternate uses could include:

  • Agricultural
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Leisure
  • Forestry
  • Minerals & Commodities
  • Telecoms
  • Utilities
Planning

Planning consent was granted in July 2015 under reference U/2014/0292/F for the erection of a single wind turbine - 30.4m hub height with 14.55m blades, associated access and 2no. electricity cabinets.

The site in shown within the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 (Draft) and is within a Site of local Nature Conservation Importance and an Area of High Scenic Value.

Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries in relation to planning and statutory consents.

Title
We have been advised that the property is held by way of Freehold title. A full legal pack is available from our clients solicitor:
Johnsons Solicitors, Johnson House, 50-56 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GF
Contact: Mr David Wilson
Email: david.wilson@johnsonslaw.co.uk
Tel: 02890 240183

Entitlements
The sale does not include Entitlements under the Single Farm Payment Scheme. Prospective purchasers should carry out their full due diligence.

Sales Process
The property will be offered for sale by Private Treaty. 

Guide Price
Offers over £600,000 reflecting less than £2,500 per acre.

Description Area
Agricultural lands241.00 acres
Total Area:

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