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I had to point out this little gem – no doubt that this will be a huge renovation project for whoever takes it over but it could be simply amazing. It is a prime example though of how pointless having a structure protected is in Ireland – all it seems to mean is that the structure is so wrapped up in red tape that it becomes difficult to renovate so it just gets left into a state of complete ruin – Grants are a pittance and in no way encourage renovation – levelling to the ground and rebuilding is a more attractive option. We have a lot to learn from our neighbours when it comes to protecting our heritage and buildings. **Mini rant over**

Just imagine the potential in this property! If any of you do buy it – make sure to let me know – I’ll be aching to see future plans for such a unique project!

3 Bed Cottage & Mill – Asking €200,000

(From www.myhome.ie)

For Sale by Private Treaty -Zoned Conservation Area -The Old Corn Mill Complex, Rolestown, Swords, Co Dublin

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of local history. Dating from the 1800’s this is a two storey thatched cottage, a two storey mill and a stone stable block all standing on a c.0.651 hectare site along the Broadmeadow River, in the center of Rolestown Village.

Drive along the hedge lined roads on the Meath / Dublin border to the small country village of Rolestown. Here you are located in a wonderful, quiet rural setting, with easy access to the towns of Swords and Ashbourne. All this within c.10 minutes drive of Dublin Airport.

The Corn Mill Complex

The site has frontage and access from a lay-by on the approach road to Rolestown House and the school /church, off the Ashbourne to Swords Road. It also fronts onto the Broadmeadow River and extends up to the old stone bridge over the river. It is a very private, mature and tranquil site with high trees and mature hedging surrounding it.

The old house is of stone and mud construction with a thatched roof covered with corrugated iron. The roof has collapsed in places. There are four rooms downstairs including the old kitchen with its large open fireplace and what used be the front shop / bar of a off-license and shebeen. The house is in a bad state of repair.

The old mill is of the same build and houses parts of the mill wheel including the cogs. Again the mill is in the same state of repair.

The old stable block is of stone construction with brick arched doorways and a slate roof.

The whole mill complex is a protected structure and the site of 0.61 hectares is zoned for conservation. Any potential purchasers should contact Fingal County Council to satisfy themselves on the details of this.

This property has sat undisturbed for a generation and now needs a new owner who will restore it to its former glory, retaining the character of the buildings and site. It is suited to a tourist related and craft related business and has the obvious potential for a residence subject to approved planning.

Features

This property has sat undisturbed for a generation and now needs a new owner who will restore it to its former glory, retaining the character of the buildings and site. It is suited to a tourist related and craft related business and has the obvious potential for a residence subject to approved planning.

www.myhome.ie

This complex is offered for sale by John Ryan Auctioneers in Ashbourne

Turnpike House, Bridge Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Phone: 018359332

Old Mill & Cottage renovation opportunity in Swords

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