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Property Watch: Five commercial/retail properties that are currently for sale in Laois

On this week’s feature we will explore the commercial/retail side of Laois’ property market. With such a wide ranging selection of properties, we decided to focus on shops, restaurants, and pubs.

There is no budget this week because of the varying prices, conditions and qualities of the properties on the market.

The towns that feature this week are Ballylinan, Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Portlaoise and Stradbally. The prices range from €130,000 to €500,000.

Main street, Ballylinan, Co. Laois

Hennessy Auctioneers and Valuers are currently selling this superbly located disused filling station in Ballylinan. The property is set on C. 1 acre and is finished to the highest standard with a high class delicatessen section, generous shelving & display units suspended ceilings and florescent lights throughout.

A large range of storage facilities also feature with a cold room, office, staff changing room & bathroom and ancillary stores.

Comprehensive tarmac and cobbled forecourt with large canopy and four standard petrol/diesel pumps. Ample parking facilities are a feature of this property and the entire property is very secure with shutters and steel doors to the front & rear.

A four bedroom bungalow is also attached to the property which is to a livable standard. This property is a very unique business opportunity, with there being no petrol station situated along the Athy/Castlecomer Road or the Stradbally/Carlow Road and Ballylinan is a growing village community.

Guide Price: €260,000

Preston House, Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

RBL Estates have Preston House on the market, which is a period property that dates back to the early 19th century, situated on Main Street in the picturesque heritage town of Abbeyleix.

The entire property was beautifully restored retaining many of its original features to reflect the style and character of this regal Georgian building which at one time in its glorious past housed the first ever post primary school in Laois, established in 1894. This property is steeped in local history and was originally known as The Assembly Rooms.

The overall footprint, including herb and lawn gardens, long driveway and adjoining rear car park extends to approximately 1.5 acre. The property itself has an internal floor area of 7,343 sq.ft. over three floors.

For many years the property operated as a four star standard guesthouse with a restaurant that has hosted some fine dining in its time. It has also been the venue for boutique style weddings which included fine dining and a concert room on the first floor. Furthermore, Preston boasts six spacious, beautifully finished bedrooms (all en-suite), assorted large and small private function rooms all decorated and furnished to a very high standard in character with the building’s heritage.

The property offers so many opportunities for either a blue book style elegant guest house, a commercial head quarters or indeed to return it to its former glory as a fine period residence.

Guide Price: €430,000

Main Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois

Peavoy Auctioneers are presenting this residential licensed premises along with an ajoining property. Enjoying a central town location, “The Pub” is a licensed premises of exceptional merit, strategically located on the main street.

Not only is it one of Mountrath best known and renowned public houses, it is also finished to the highest modern specifications with exceptional presentation throughout.

The property boasts many features such as oil fired central heating, PVC double glazed windows, large area in lounge for pool table, recently refurbished, solid pine doors, solid timber flooring throughout bar, large garden to rear and joint right of way to side entrance.

The upstairs residence contains four bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room while the adjoining property contains a ground floor commercial unit as well as a one bedroom first floor apartment.

Guide Price: €350,000

81 Main Street-Public House, Bar and Venue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Elite Estate Agents have introduced to the market, this prime public house located in the centre of Portlaoise. The very well maintained premises consists of a large lounge/bar area ,almost 3,000 square feet with access from both the Main street and Lyster Square.

A lounge area to the rear that lends its self to a function room/party venue. This property boast the opportunity to create a great party venue in the heart of Portlaoise town .

Other features to the property consist of a contemporary smoking area that includes LED lighting, surround sound and a heating system, fully equipped ladies and gents toilets, as well as a modern cold room to facilitate adequate keg storage.

Upstairs consists of a self contained unit with a separate hall door onto the Main Street. This area would require a small amount of investment to make it an attractive office with a number of rooms.

Guide Price: €500,000

Feeneys Pub, Main Street, Stradbally, Co. Laois

Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland Keating Auctioneers bring to the market this property on the Main Street, Stradbally, which is originally known as Feeneys Pub.

The property is in need of refurbishment, there is a large yard to the rear with sheds, this property is in a great location with lots of potential. The property is a in a great location in one of busiest and picturesque towns in the county.

There are currently five pubs in the town, while there is two cafe/restaurants situated along the main street.

The property has potential for any type of business such a return to its former glory as a pub, a shop, a restaurant or any form of retail but it will need work to opened as a functioning business.

Guide Price: €130,000

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