Wild Honey Inn, Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna | Property for sale | Savills
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Wild Honey InnKincora Road, Lisdoonvarna

  • Sole agency
  • Freehold

Key features

  • 7 day bar licence
  • Private courtyard with dining area
  • Less than 1 hour to Shannon Airport
  • Owner occupied living quarter
  • Established business and tourist location

Restored 19th century Inn and Irelands only Michelin starred pub.

About this property

  • History This is a fully restored Victorian building, with a history dating back to the 1840s. The current owners bought the building in late 2008 and opened in 2009 as Wild Honey Inn. The building is now fully restored and comprises of 13 individually appointed guest bedrooms, with a Fáilte Ireland four-star guesthouse rating. Housed within the building is a fully licenced (7day licence) bar/restaurant. Wild Honey Inn has gained a reputation as one of Ireland’s leading food destinations, with an impressive catalogue of prestigious awards and accolades earned over the years. Wild Honey Inn is a most impressive 19th century Inn and famously, Ireland’s only Michelin starred pub. The Inn is a three-storey landmark property in Lisdoonvarna and extends to about 10,656 sq. ft. The ground floor accommodation briefly includes two fabulous reception rooms, 3 en-suite guest bedrooms, all with access to their own patio/terrace area breakfast room, office, restaurant and bar, commercial kitchens and access to the owner's private residence on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is further guest accommodation including four en-suite bedrooms, all individually designed to match the surrounding and varying vistas. It features an incredible, recently extended extra-large room/suite with dual aspect views. The second floor includes a further six en-suite bedrooms and linen room. The owner's private residence is set over two floors and has its own private entrance. The accommodation comprises of four en suite bedrooms, dressing room, bathroom, shower room, kitchen, dining room and office. While the accommodation has been extended and adapted since its original construction, the house has been beautifully maintained with many notable period features retained. These include hardwood Canadian maple floors, vaulted ceilings, architraves and sash and case windows. The full layout of the accommodation is shown on the accompanying floorplans. Bar/Restaurant The key element of Wild Honey Inn is the established and award-winning restaurant. Access to the bar is from a front entrance porch, leading to a veranda with Victorian tiled floor and extra seating area. The bar/restaurant is characterful and atmospheric with a bar counter that provides a natural divide to two separate areas, each with open fireplaces. Decorated in keeping with the Victorian building and featuring high ceilings, hardwood floors, wooden tables and chairs. There is a custom fitted, wine cellar and keg room and a hallway leading to ladies and gents toilets. The following are some of the prestigious awards received down through the years: Michelin Star - since 2018, Michelin Green Initiative, for Sustainable Gastronomy, Michelin Bib Gourmand from 2010 - 2017, 2 AA Rosette. Restaurant Association of Ireland awards - Best Restaurant in Co Clare, Best Chef in Clare, Best Restaurant in Munster. Georgina Campbell awards - Chef of the Year. McKenna’s Guide 100 Best Places to Eat in Ireland, 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. FBD awards - Best Place to Eat in Clare 2012 & 2013. Bar of the Year awards – overall winner best bar food. Gold Medal Awards – overall winner best casual dining. The Inn The 13 guest rooms are well proportioned, beautifully designed and decorated and have recently been renovated to a high standard in keeping with the overall feel of the Inn. All bedrooms are ensuite. Further information regarding occupancy levels and other financial matters relating to operational day to day running of Wild Honey Inn can be attained through the selling agents, Savills. Gardens The stunning and tranquil gardens are a particular feature, offering year-round interest with a wide range of planting. The private, walled garden, set to the rear of the house, overlooks rolling hills with a separate pedestrian and vehicle access to the side. It is a blissful oasis which has been carefully designed and is used by the guests and diners in the summer months. Further notable features of the garden include herbaceous borders, Kilkenny limestone patio and many different species of plants. Wild Honey Inn presents an incredible opportunity for its new owners. The property is well known in the culinary world and beyond, as Ireland’s only Michelin star pub. Over recent years, the business has evolved to suit the current owner's lifestyle, however the accommodation and configuration will allow its new owners explore different avenues of entertaining and generating income. Viewing Strictly by appointment through Savills Country Agency. Eircode The Eircode for Wild Honey Inn is V95 P234. Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation. Services Broadband, gas central heating, mains electricity, mains water supply, mains sewerage. Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services. Entry & Possession Entry is by agreement with vacant possession. Offers Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Email address: country@savills.ie. Best Offers Date A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer. Financial Guarantee All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price. Generally Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail. Wayleaves and Rights of Access The property will be sold with the benefit of all existing wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such rights and others. Generally Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail. BER Details - BER B2 - BER No.800908378

Local information

  • County Clare is renowned for its dramatic and changing landscape, from the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher (12 km) to the unique limestone landscape of the Burren with its extraordinary flora and fauna.
  • Wild Honey Inn is located on the edge of Lisdoonvarna in County Clare, a well-known town for its traditional music and song. The world famous matchmaking festival takes place annually. Lisdoonvarna is a bustling town year-round and comes with the benefit of many services and amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and shops. In the past 3 years the population of Lisdoonvarna has grown due to previously city-based dwellers moving to North - West Clare to live full time. The area is hugely popular with tourists year-round with the main attractions being the Wild Atlantic Way, The Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and the unique hospitality and traditions on the West Coast of Ireland.

Additional information

  • In terms of accessibility, Lisdoonvarna is just a 30-minute drive to the M18 which connects Co. Clare to both Limerick and Galway directly as well as Dublin City (through the M4 and M6). For international travellers, Shannon Airport is under an hours' drive away. The county town, Ennis, is just 35km away.
  • The vibrant seaside town of Lahinch (14 km) is close by. Home to a 2 km long beach with golden sands, Lahinch is renowned as one of the top holiday resorts in Ireland. This coastal town attracts surfing and canoeing enthusiasts from all over the world and has earned a reputation as a top surf centre' with multiple surf schools in the area. It has a wealth of activities for children and lovers of water sports including, sailing, swimming, kite surfing, diving and freshwater fishing.
  • The keen golfer is well catered for with superb golf courses nearby including the championship links course at Lahinch (14 km). Lahinch Golf Club is a magnificent links golf course worthy of its ranking in the World's Top 50 and host to the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Ennis Golf Club (36km), Woodstock Golf Club (37 km), Spanish Point Golf Club (29 km) and Trump International Golf Links at Doonbeg (44 km) are also close by.
  • Wild Honey Inn also provides the ideal base to explore nearby Doolin and Aran Islands, a group of three rugged Islands just off the coast of Galway Bay which provided the setting for the recent movie The Banshees of Inisherin.
  • Lahinch 15 km, Ennis 35 km, Galway 63 km, Limerick 73 km, Shannon Airport 62 km , Knock Airport 123 km, Cork Airport 185km, Dublin Airport 252 km (all distances approximate).

Energy performance

BER Details - BER B2 - BER No.800908378