The Cable Hut Sea Road Newcastle
|Area: 0.75 acre sq ft||Bedrooms: N/A||Price: SALE AGREED|
|Type: Development Site||Location: Newcastle, Co. Wicklow|
Enjoying a spectacular coastal setting between Newcastle Beach and a neighbouring nature reserve, this property has a rich history that will inspire a buyer with imagination and vision. The Cable Hut is closely connected with Captain Robert Halpin, the Wicklow-born mariner celebrated for his pioneering work laying trans-Atlantic submarine telegraph cables in the late 19th Century. Accessed at its northern end from Sea Road, the property comprises a three-quarter acre site stretching along the coast and includes the Cable Hut, a ruined red-bricked building dating back to the period when Halpin laid a submarine cable between Newcastle and Nefyn, Wales in 1886. Call us to arrange a viewing of this very special property.
Thanks to its superb location, historical significance and close proximity to one of North Wicklow’s most sought-after residential areas, the Cable Hut Sea Road Newcastle is a unique property which, subject to planning approval, offers tremendous development potential. One possibility is a restoration of the Cable Hut itself, either as a standalone work or as part of a larger ‘grand design’ project. Full planning permission for use of the Cable Hut as a home, with an extension, was granted in 1978. The planning permission was subsequently allowed to lapse.
While best known for his epoch-making role laying the first trans-Atlantic submarine telegraph cable between Valentia Island, Co. Kerry and Newfoundland, Canada in 1866, Captain Robert Halpin continued his illustrious career with many further projects, including his completion of the Newcastle-Nefyn cable in the 1880s. Today, he is recognised as one a handful of pioneering 19th Century inventors, mariners and engineers whose work brought about a communications revolution that ushered in the modern age. For more information about the site, Halpin and his work at the Cable Hut site, visit:
The site enjoys an outstanding coastal settting overlooking Newcastle Beach to the east, and bounded by Birdwatch Ireland’s East Coast nature reserve immediately to the west. It commands panoramic views of Wicklow Head to the south and the Sugarloaf Mountain and rolling Wicklow countryside to the west. It’s a short drive from from Newcastle village and (heading north through Kilcoole) only a few minutes from the R774 link road, providing speedy access to Greystones and the N11/M50. Newcastle is a much sought-after and affluent area of North Wicklow, where the lack of large-scale developments has helped it retain its village feel while still providing a wide range of local amenities. Greystones DART Station is only ten minutes drive away, putting this location within easy commuting distance of the capital. Local amenities include the popular refurbished village pub and restaurant, a thriving GAA club, the Druid’s Glen golf and leisure resort just two miles away and a private airfield (Newcastle Aerodrome) a short walk from the Cable Hut.
VIEWING: By appointment only
CONTACT: Gabriel Dooley on 01 20 10 300