Rising tide of recovery could lift price on waterfront site in Baltimore

Will a rising tide of economic recovery do enough to lift a waterfront Baltimore harbour site of just under three acres, up to the €1 million guide price?
Rising tide of recovery could lift price on waterfront site in Baltimore

Coming up for sale in the weekend of the annual Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival, as well as a Seafood Festival May 27-29, is the derelict site of the former Baltimore Boat Yard in West Cork, with 180 metres of water frontage and full harbour and Sherkin Island views.

Estate agents Anthony Quinlan and John Downing of Downing Commercial say that as it has a 99-year foreshore licence, the property could suit some marine/marina activity, though its most likely prospect is quality residential development.

The location is at Bull’s Point, within the village near a sizeable completed holiday home scheme; the site includes several stone buildings, and rusty steel sheds.

This 2.8 acre site was the subject of a 2008 planning application from Baltimore Properties Ltd for 19 houses, with seven of those to be built over seven commercial units, as well as a five-storey, 18-bedroomed guest house, apartment and 89 car parking spaces.

The planning was approved at local level, but rejected by An Bord Pleanala due to height and services issues. Zoning allows for residential and commercial use.

The Bull’s Point site also includes a slipway, previously operated by Baltimore Boat Yard, and there’s a right of way along a perimeter road to Baltimore’s RNLI lifeboat station.

Details: Downing Commercial 021-4271000

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