Jim O'Brien walks an unusual 78ac property by the banks of the Shannon in Co Clare
Landscape House on 78ac at Clonlara in Co Clare is what one would call a project waiting to happen.
It is a challenge waiting for the right person or people to transform it into a residential farm or return it to what it once was - a tourism and leisure enterprise that included a 12-hole golf course, along with hotel and self-catering accommodation.
In any event, the property will require considerable investment on top of the initial guide price €550,000.
Located 3km from Clonlara, 15km from Killaloe and 12km from Limerick, the former hotel and its lands are situated on the banks of the Shannon and close to Lough Derg.
Driving into the property it is clear that while it needs work it has undoubted potential. The first sound you hear once you turn off the car is the rush of the Shannon located just a field away as it makes its way to Limerick and on to the sea. There are buildings everywhere and plenty of evidence of what was once a thriving tourism and leisure venture.
"I played golf here many's the time," says Tom Crosse of selling agents GVM, "and I drank a pint in the bar," he continues, as we make our way through what remains of the pub on the property.
The premises still has a seven-day licence and this too is included in the sale, along with 78ac of land, river frontage on to the Shannon, road frontage and extensive tourist accommodation. There is also a gate lodge at the entrance.