Wednesday, September 15, 2021


What: 10-bed hotel

Where: Pilgrim’s Rest Hotel, Mount Melleray, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. P51A5X5

How much: €750,000

 DENISE Radley Auctioneers is delighted to bring a most unique property to the market in the form of a 10-bed hotel located at the entrance to Mount Melleray Abbey.

The Pilgrim’s Rest has the option to be classed as an 11-bed hotel, complete with a fully fitted kitchen, bar, toilets, restaurant and lounge area. It is located on the path of St Declan’s Way, which is the new Irish Camino walking trail and close to the Grotto.

According to the selling agent this is a fantastic opportunity to an hotelier. It has an abundance of potential and is the ideal investment. The house is 6, 000sqft and the separate detached staff house is 1,600sqft. The staff house is two storeys with three bedrooms all of which are en-suite and an open plan kitchen/dining/living room.

The current owners undertook a very extensive renovation of the property resulting in a fully turnkey business for any potential purchasers. The property is currently trading and is fully certified to operate as a hotel. This beautiful Georgian country house has been transformed into a magnificent boutique hotel.

Set over 1.35 acres you are greeted by a sweeping driveway leading up to this impressive property.

All 10 plus bedrooms are fully en-suite and well appointed. Each room is furnished and equipped to Fáilte Ireland’s stringent standards.

In 2008, planning permission was granted for four units, comprising of three bedrooms each on the grounds. Planning has now expired, but could be easily reapplied for.

The hotel is close to Glenshelane walk, The Vee, the Blackwater river for fishing and the Munster Vales.

Mount Melleray Abbey, just a 10-minute drive from the town of Cappoquin, was the first monastery founded in Ireland following the Reformation. When the French government forced out all foreign monks at the Cistercian monastery of Melleray in Brittany, France, a group of Irish and English came to Ireland in search of land. Sir Richard Keane granted their wish, and in 1832 they established Mount Melleray Abbey. Today, the abbey continues to be a tranquil religious community.

For more information contact Denise Radley Auctioneers (058) 42168.

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