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Harbour View Hotel in Rosslare

Harbour View Hotel in Rosslare

Harbour View Hotel in Rosslare

With Brexit boosting the number of ferry departures from Rosslare Europort , local estate agent Colum Murphy of Kehoe and Associates believes that this rise in activity will generate interest in a hotel refurbishment opportunity in the harbour town.

Formerly a three-star, the Harbour View Hotel extends to 18,933sqft and includes 24 bedrooms, the Mailboat Bar & Bistro, the Galleon Bar, and Seasons Chinese Restaurant. Its site area extends to about one acre.

A four-bedroom detached bungalow will also be included in the €385,000 guide price when it is auctioned online via the Offr platform on November 18.

Overlooking Rosslare, the hotel has frontage onto the N25, the main access road to the port which also connects to the cities of Waterford and Cork.

Mr Murphy says that with more than 40 roll-on roll-off ferry departures per week, the Europort is now Ireland’s number one port for direct ro-ro sailings to Europe.

"There has been a major increase in freight activity at the port, due to the need for businesses to avoid the landbridge and associated post-Brexit delays and costs. These ferries are also expected to bring more tourists,” he added.

Stena Line, Brittany Ferries, DFDS, Irish Ferries and Neptune Lines are among those making daily sailings.

Extending over two floors, the property requires some modernisation and a small portion of the bedroom areas have suffered fire damage. It is within walking distance of all the harbour town’s amenities.

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