A CRACKING good quay- and harbour-fronting site in the heart of top tourist town Kinsale has come to market, with huge redevelopment scope.
Listed with agent Cearbhall Behan of Behan Irwin Gosling is the former Sea View B&B and filling station site, extending to a quarter of an acre, with dual frontage to Pier Road and to Main Street.
Set between the ever-busy Dinos sit-down and take-away fish and chip shop, it also adjoins the town’s summer ‘merries’ or fairground, with neighbours including Actons Hotel, other restaurants such as Fishy Fishy, cafes, craft shops and the tourist office.
The 0.24 acre site include the existing 4,500 sq ft three-storey over-basement building to the rear onto Main Street, needing refurbishment, and where a portion is currently used as a youth cafe. The one-time garage forecourt section fronting on to the Pier Road is currently in temporary summer use with a children’s adventure climbing frame and small crazy golf facility on it.
Kinsale’s the official starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way, and has a year-round visitor and tourist trade, as well as being a busy boating centre, and has dozens of bars, cafes and restaurant as a gourmet destination, 20 minutes from Cork city and airport.
This high-profile, opportunity site is zoned ‘established town centre,’ and “has excellent development potential, subject to planning permission,” says estate agent Mr Behan, who guides at €1.1 million.
The Sea View property had been on the market in 2002, as a redevelopment site with a then-€3.5 million price guide.
It came back to market in 2014 with a €500,000 guide via Savills, acting for receivers KPMG, and sold by 2015 for a considerably higher sum.
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