Arbutus Lodge on market for ?2m
THE ARBUTUS Lodge Hotel - one of Cork city's landmark properties - is on the market with a ?2m price tag.
The impressive Georgian property at Montenotte is being sold on the instructions of William G O'Riordan of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, receiver and manager of Carmody Hotels (in receivership). Selling agent is Frank V Murphy.
Also for sale is nearby Belfort House at ?500,000. Both properties are available in either one or two lots.
The Arbutus stands on approximately two acres and was built in the late 18th Century by Thomas Beale, a miller with extensive property in the area. It was sold in the early 19th Century to master cooper David Howe and the next occupant in 1871 was Mayor of Cork Charles Joseph Cantillon.
The latter was succeeded by Mia Farrow's grandparents Sir Daniel and Lady Ellen Sullivan. Sean Ryan purchased the property in 1961 and converted it into a hotel. The Ryan family sold the hotel in September 1999 to present owners the Carmodys.
The property has sixteen en suite bedrooms, but won worldwide acclaim for its restaurant/dining room facilities seating around ninety patrons. Two bars are also included. Many of the original features of this historic building remain intact, including the grand reception lobby.
Belfort House is a substantial five bedroom residence enjoying views over Cork City. It stands on around 0.8 acres a kilometre from Cork.