Property Development Opportunities in Skerries
Skerries, an outlying suburb of Dublin, has seen rapid yet thoughtful expansion in recent years. With excellent transportation links, infrastructure and services, Skerries is well-situated and ready for development. The seaside community is a pleasant place to visit, attracting thousands of visitors for annual sporting and cultural events. It is an even more enjoyable place to live, representing coastal living at its best with thrilling activities and family-friendly attractions on land and at sea.
From residential development to recreational and tourist facilities, Skerries has potential opportunities to expand and attract new visitors, businesses and residents. Increasingly, Skerries is one of the most sought after locations for property development in Ireland. Launched in 2008, Barnageeragh Cove is a rare opportunity to get a new home in Skerries. The development is one of the community’s most privileged properties and features with two-bedroom apartments to stunning three-bedroom homes with seaside views.
Skerries is poised to continue growing. Sitting on an elevated coastal site two kilometres west of Skerries, the Milverton Demesne has full planning permission for an integrated tourism recreational haven with authority to build a 300-bedroom luxury hotel, holistic spa, two 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole putting course, a short game academy and practice range, and two golf clubhouses. Planning permission has also been obtained for 58 homes, including 50 large luxury residential homes, five refurbished gate lodges, and refurbished stable buildings. The sprawling site has also been approved for a 740-space car park.
The 465-acre Milverton Demesne is one of the largest parcels of land to go for sale in the Dublin area in recent years. The site includes a Holy Well reputed to be 4,500 years old and St Mobhi’s graveyard, as well as two original residences and five gate lodges. With heritage features, the Milverton Demesne is an excellent site to blend contemporary design with historic features. It also has boundless coastal views and excellent road connections with the nearby M1 motorway, making it an ideal site for tourism development and luxury homes. It is a prime location to build a premier championship and Ryder Cup-ready venue for golf. The estate also has over 500 acres of good qualify agricultural land, an excellent opportunity for the region’s well-established agriculture sector.
Skerries also has development opportunities for additional tourism and recreation properties. Skerries Harbour is an ideal location of a new marina, making use of natural and man-made defences that calm the waters around the harbour. A report by the Skerries Sailing Club in 2010 estimated that demand for a marina in North Fingal is estimated at between 350 and 750 births, and that a 250-berth marina could bring hundreds of overnight visitors and benefit local business with €850,000 to €1.2 million per annum at start-up and increasing as new industry clusters emerge around the development. A marina could also act to revitalize an under-utilized site and serve as a new landmark to attract residents and visitors in a location that is already the setting for established fine restaurants, bars and hotels.