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Fernhill House & Lands, Dublin Road, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow

At a glance...

  • Prominent, elevated site of circa 7.8 acres / 3.16 Hectares
  • Located in proven residential and commercial area
  • Currently zoned Community/Education/Institutional (CE)
  • Excellent future re-zoning potential
  • Circa 180 metres of frontage on to main Dublin Road/R750
  • All mains services close by
  • Structure of substantial Georgian house on site
  • Numerous schools and sporting facilities close by
  • Close to Bus and Rail links
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Fernhill is a substantial elevated site of approximately 7.8 acres /3.16 hectares located on the northern edge of Wicklow Town. The property enjoys circa 180 metres of frontage on to the main Dublin Road/R750 . The site is made of a mature wooded area on one side and an open field on the other. At the centre of the site is Fernhill House a large Georgian era building. Originally a residential home, Fernhill House in most recent times was a hostel for the Wicklow Girl Guides but was subject to an extensive fire almost 25 years ago, This building could be reinstated or changed to a different use such as apartments or offices.

Fernhill is located on the northern edge of Wicklow Town and just 500 metres from Main Street, Wicklow Town. The area is a mix of commercial and high density residential. The site is flanked by the popular residential estates of Glebemount to the south and Burkeen Hall to the west.

The property is close to a wide range of services, amenities and facilities. A number of primary and secondary schools, bus and train services, sports clubs and leisure facilities are all within walking
distance of the property.

Wicklow is a popular commuter town just 45 minutes from Dublin city centre with fast access by both road and rail. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Leinster with a recorded population in Wicklow Town â?? Rathnew of 13,954 in Census 2016

Under the current Wicklow Town, Fernhill, zoned Community/Education/Institutional (CE) : To provide for and improve community, educational and institutional facilities.
Typically permitted uses under CE Zoning: Office, Carp Park, Cemetery. Church/Religious Building, Community Facility, Cultural Use, Education, Hospital / Nursing Home, Playground, Public Services.

Given the propertyâ??s position within a densely residential and commercial area, there is very good potential to re-zone the lands in the future. Submissions to Wicklow County Council for the Wicklow Town & Environs County Development Plan zoning changes will be open later in 2022 or 2023.


Travelling south on the M11 from Dublin take exit 16 Wicklow Town / Rathnew. Continue straight through Rathnew village towards Wicklow Town. Pass under the railway bridge and continue straight for approximately 350 metres. On the left is Sports Direct and Lidl. Fernhill is located directly opposite. Coordinates:  52.98575005737178, -6.057166981286246

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