"Rockridge Farm" enjoys a prime location on the edge of the busy shopping town of Newtownards, and offers easy access to Bangor via the A21 dual carriageway. It's location is undoubtedly one of convenience and further offers close proximity to the existing development zone of Newtownards. The current development boundary is expected to move towards the subject lands on offer, therefore as selling agents, we feel this unique sale presents superb future investment potential to become development land in the future.
Surrounding land uses are currently in farmland with primarily low density housing. Being so close to the existing development zone boundary, the subject lands will undoubtedly be of interest to property developers wishing to bank possible future development land to capitalise on. The land may also be of interest for those seeking land to tap into the rapidly developing tourism industry in Northern Ireland, whether the business is camping, country pursuits, glamping pods or providing an outdoor activity which blends into the countryside seamlessly, or is involved with wildlife or farm animals, subject to relevant approvals.
There is a wealth of amenities in close proximity. Neighbourhood shopping and a vast range of stylish eateries, bars and boutiques are nearby with Newtownards and Bangor towns. The area benefits from excellent commuter routes into Belfast City Centre. In addition, the lands are within close proximity to Strangford Lough and Bangor Marina for sailing/ water sports enthusiasts, Scrabo Tower and the Killynether Country Park, Helens Tower, Clandeboye Golf Course, Donaghadee and Groomsport
Within this important sale comprises a unique holding of C. 23 acres of agricultural lands, including C. 9 acres of country park land bordering the Whitespots Country Park to the rear of the parcel.
Future investment potential to become development lands in the future, subject to current Newtownards development zone being extended.
Accessed off the A21, main dual carriageway connecting Newtownards to Bangor.
A fantastic building site with Outline Planning Permission granted for a detached dwelling and offers stunning views over Newtownards, Scrabo Tower, Strangford Lough and the Mourne in the distance. The site also encapsulates a range of associated farm buildings – three corrugated barns, two stores, garage, stone cottage, three stables, large concrete yard and the original blacksmith forge which serviced the Lead Mines.
There is legal pedestrian access onto the public path leading to Whitespots Country Park.
Outline Planning Permission was granted on 24th January 2020 (Ref: LA06/2019/0017/0) for a replacement dwelling, with retention of old dwelling to be used for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the occupants of the new dwelling.