CBRE Hotels Brings Cashel Palace Hotel to Market

Renowned Cashel Palace Hotel Adjacent to Famous Rock of Cashel For Sale

​Dublin, 27th May 2015 – CBRE Hotels and PJ Broderick Auctioneers are pleased to confirm their appointment to offer Cashel Palace Hotel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary for sale with a guide price in excess of €2.25m.

The elegant and architecturally rich hotel occupies a unique trading location at the foot of one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions – The Rock of Cashel – which attracts over 270,000 visitors annually. The Cashel Palace and the Rock are integrally linked as the land which surrounds the Rock are hotel lands. The Rock can be accessed via a private path through the gardens of the hotel.

The distinctive red brick Queen Anne style building dates back to 1730 was originally built for the archbishop of Cashel, Theophilus Bolton by architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearse, who also designed the Irish Parliament, now the Bank of Ireland in College Green, Dublin. The property opened as a luxury hotel in 1962 by Lord Brocket who at the time also owned Carton House, Co. Kildare.

Cashel Palace Hotel is synonymous with Co. Tipperary and its renowned bloodstock industry. The hotel occupies an excellent location with access from the Main Street of this prosperous easily accessible town between Cork city and Dublin city. The hotel is also easily accessible from international airports at Dublin, Cork and Shannon and Ferryport at Rosslare.

The hotel has attracted many distinguished guests over the years such as Jazqueline Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Spencer, Prince Joachim of Denmark and many other famous guests form around the world. Other previous owners of this boutique property include former racehorse trainer Vincent O’Brien and US Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady.

Cashel Palace Hotel, which ceased trading earlier this year, includes a substantial sympathetically developed three storey over lower ground level together with a two storey annex building, Gate Lodge and Old Schoolhouse. The hotel occupies a site area of approximately 25 acres (10 hectares) which include lawned gardens extending to the boundary of the world famous Rock of Cashel.The property would also be suitable for conversion to a magnificent private residence.

Also included in the sale are fishing rights to 6 kilometres of the Rivers Suir and Aherlow.

The four star hotel accommodation includes 19 guest bedrooms and 2 self-contained suites. Each individual bedroom has its own unique character with many of the rooms offering picturesque views of the Rock of Cashel. The hotel has a feature and inviting entrance hall with original wood paneling, two Corinthian columns and magnificent staircase. The  hotel  also includes Bishops Buttery Restaurant and Guinness Bar named after Richard Guinness who grew the hop plants in the gardens of Cashel Palace later to be used in the first production of Guinness Stout at St James’ Gate, Dublin.

Meetings and private dining can be facilitated for groups of up to 100 people in The Palace Suite, The Vincent O’Brien Room, The Mulberry Room or The Long Room.

The hotel is being sold on behalf of Patrick and Susan Murphy. John Hughes, CBRE Hotels on behalf of the selling agents confirmed the sale offers an exceptional opportunity to acquire a magnificent and historic property with the ability to re-establish a luxurious boutique hotel business. Cashel Palace Hotel is expected to generate significant interest form Irish and international buyers.


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