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‘The Ivy Cottage’, Fisher Street, Doolin, Co. Clare



2,023 sq.m.


James L. Murtagh Auctioneers are delighted to bring “The Ivy Cottage”, Doolin, Co. Clare to the market for sale by public auction. Located in the heart of Doolin village, this quaint c.100 year thatched cottage has been transformed and used as a caf for many years. The property is in excellent condition and ready to go as a caf/ restaurant with regard to planning permission.

The ground floor consists of a main dining room with cut stone fireplace, old traditional stye wooden beams, Liscannor flag stone floor, a small bathroom with shower, washing area and staff toilet, small storage room and pantry. The dining area can seat between 40 and 50 customers. The ground floor of the property also contains a spacious kitchen with separate prep and washing areas.

The property also benefits from 2 outdoor, partially covered garden terraces that can seat about 60 customers total. The outdoor seating area is surrounded by manicured flower beds and greenery.

The first floor accommodation comprises of 3 customer toilets, 2 staffrooms/ bedrooms, a spacious office and 2 storage rooms.

Accommodation as follows:
Dining Room 6.28m x 9.02m
Bar 6.07m x 2.75m
Hall 2.09m x 1.87m
Pantry 3.95m x 2.89m
Staff Toilet with shower 2.24m x 1.80m
Kitchen 9.50m x 4.23m
Prep Area 4.86m x 4.07m
Washing Room 2.39m x 3.98m
Upstairs Hall 3.86m x 2.04m
Customer Toilet 1 1.86m x 1.70m
Customer Toilet 2 1.86m x 1.72m
Staff Room 1 3.29m x 4.33m
Staff Room 2 6.06m x 4.68m
Office 3.31m x 6.96m
Storage Room 4.84m x 4.06m

The restaurant was the No 1 restaurant in Doolin on trip adviser in both 2020 & 2021. The property has also been internationally renowned and acknowledged in The Lonely Planet guide and many other guides, newspapers, and magazines.

The property is perched on a c. 0.5 acre/ 0.20 Ha site (c. 0.27 acres comprised in folio CE5393F, c.0.23 acres possessory title) with immense development potential. Located just 550m from the Atlantic Ocean and the start of the Cliffs of Moher Walking Trail the property is in a prime location for tourists visiting the area.

Please note that the majority of furniture, fixtures and fittings are not included in the sale.

It is important to note that the subject property is for sale with a lease in place until 31st December 2023. There is also a renunciation in place.

Head southwest towards Doolin, once you reach Doolin Village, continue straight for about 600m.
Turn right onto Fisher St and the property is on the right-hand side.

Viewing of the property is highly recommended by appointment only.

Solr: Pauline Horkan, Dillon Solicitors, Unit A1 Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Ph: (00 353 1 2960666)
The auction will take place on Friday 4th November at 3:30pm at The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare & via LSL Auctions online.
Registration: In order to bid at the auction, it will be necessary to register with our office before 5pm on
Friday October 28th 2022.

The auctioneer assumes the bidder is bidding for himself/herself. If the bidder intends to purchase a Lot in a name other than his or her personal name, arrangements must be made with the auctioneers in advance. By registering you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of the auction and authorise us, as agents for the vendor, to sign the completed Contract for Sale on your behalf . – Deposit: A deposit of 50,000 is required in order to bid for the property online. These deposits are payable in advance of the auction by online bank transfer. Our bank details will be provided to you at registration. The successful bidder’s deposit will become non-refundable as soon as the property is sold and a binding Contract is entered into and the agents are hereby authorised to sign the Contract For Sale on your behalf. The deposit payable on the signing of the Contract is 10% of the purchase price. If there is a shortfall in the deposit furnished by the purchaser prior to the auction, then the purchaser shall be required to lodge the balance of the deposit with the auctioneers within 1 business day of the online auction. If you are not the successful purchaser, your deposit will be returned to you (in full) For further details contact us on 0449340088

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