Property: Glasson Village Restaurant, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Description: Once described in Irish Times editorial as the Dalkey of the midlands, Glasson Village also known locally as the ‘Village of the Roses’ is the jewel in the crown of county Westmeath. Located close to the shores of Lough Ree, Glasson is only five minutes drive north of Athlone town on the N55. Key attractions closeby are the Christy O’Connor Jnr. designed Glasson Golf Club and Hotel, Lough Ree, the River Shannon and Athlone town with its numerous visitor attractions. Glasson is also only a ten minute drive from the newly developed Center Parcs holiday campus at Ballymahon.
Standing on circa 1.2 acres, this landmark property offers a spacious 62 seater restaurant in very comfortable surroundings, a welcoming open fire upon entry and a bar that has the benefit of a restaurant licence. The restaurant is facilitated by a large, state of the art commercial kitchen, fully fitted and equipped to modern day standards. The property also has the benefit of a large reception area and a separate dining room to accommodate parties of up to 16.
The first floor accommodation of the property once provided private living quarters to its present owners. It is presently largely used for storage but could be easily revived as living accommodation.
Located adjacent to the restaurant is a modern well-presented four bedroom detached home. This stone fronted property was completed renovated in recent years giving it modern appeal while retailing much of its original charm and character.
A superbly run family business for over 32 years, with an excellent reputation, Glasson Village restaurant has won many awards from Trip Advisor and Georgina Campbell to name a couple, and is included in all the best guide books and sites. It is renowned for use of local produce in its exceptional cuisine. This successful, ready to go business, situated in the centre of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has excellent occupancy with plenty of repeat business. The late Derek Davis was a frequent visitor and once told Michael that “if this place ever gets discovered there will be a queue from here to Ballymahon”.
It also lends itself to various other uses such as a retreat centre, a cookery school, a catering business, a small artisan food business, a craft brewery, a wedding venue or indeed as an impressive large family home. There is ample space on the large site on which the property presently stands to further expand facilities. Planning permission was granted in 2000 for the construction of a development 10 bedrooms and an extension of the restaurant. To fully appreciate the superb condition of this property, the stunning beauty of its surroundings, and the many wonderful opportunities it has to offer, viewing is essential.
Agent for this Sherry Fitzgerald property is Ollie Moore and he can be contacted on 086-8595186.