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The Anvil Bar, Boolteens West, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry



For Sale

437 sq.m.

BER No: 800509283
EPI: 294.45 kWh/m2/yr


Steeped in local history, the Anvil B&B, Bar & Restaurant is a prominent & well-regarded family run business, famed for its warm welcome and friendly Irish hospitality. Dating back to the 1800s, it has had several uses throughout its time including a commercial & tourist hotel, general grocery shop, drapery, joinery & travel agency,

Purchased by the O'Connor family in 1999, it has been lovingly maintained over the years and still has much of its old world charm and original features.

The landmark property is situated in a prime location in the village of Boolteens (3km from Castlemaine birthplace of The Wild Colonial Boy') and nestled between the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way, an area renowned for its rugged beauty and unforgettable scenery. Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park, The Ring of Kerry and Inch Beach are all within easy reach.

The property consists of a three storey licensed bar & restaurant, bed & breakfast and private living quarters extending internally to approx. 4,700 sq ft with approx. 55ft of road frontage on to the R561.

The premises enjoys a very strong daily local bar & food trade including weekly hen & stag parties. It is adjacent to the local church and benefits from the weddings, christenings and other services hosted there. There is an extremely busy passing trade, especially during the summer months as it is on the main road from Killarney to Dingle.

The property is extremely energy efficient to run with a BER rating of B2, solar panels for water and PV panels for electricity.

In turnkey condition throughout, the property presents an opportunity for owner occupier use with the benefit of it being a long established reputable and thriving business.

Cosy bar area with wood pellet stove & restaurant with solid fuel stove.
Bar & restaurant seats 140 people in total.
New Kilkenny tap system installed in 2021.
Covered outdoor are (approx. 16' 7" x 30' 6") with lighting, heating and stereo system. Seats 60 people. Electric garage door. Storage shed (approx. 15' x 22') off this area. Steeltech shed for storage (10' 6" x 10' 6").
Ladies & Gents toilets.
Freezer room.
Keg room.
Store room for spirits.
Fully functioning kitchen.

Main living quarters consisting of:
Store room
Lounge with solid fuel stove
Bedroom 1 currently being used as walk in wardrobe
Bedroom 2 (double)
Bedroom 3/store room
Bedroom 4 (double)
Bedroom 5 is large master double bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes
Main Bathroom with door off Bedroom 4
Utility (plumbed for appliances)

B&B that can sleep 16 guests consisting of:
Landing area with laundry room
Bedroom 1 - Triple bedroom with 3 single beds and en suite
Bedroom 2 - Triple bedroom with double and single beds and en suite
Bedroom 3 - Triple bedroom with double and single beds and en suite
Bedroom 4 - Double bedroom with en suite
Bedroom 5 - Double bedroom with en suite
Bedroom 6 - Double bedroom with en suite.

Bedrooms fully renovated in 2012.
Separate side entrance with mag lock to B&B.
Channel manager in use that manages bookings. Guests can book through own website,, expedia, airbnb.

Large double garage (approx. 1,520 sq ft) in car park with electric double doors, power, water & alarm system.
Small storage shed in car park.

Oil fired central heating on ground floor. Electric heating to first and second floor.
Solar panels at back for water.
PV panels at front for electricity.
Roof recently replaced.
All new PVC double glazed windows.
Mobile surveillance cameras & alarms. 16 channel 30 day recorder camera system.
Rates - approx. 5,800 per annum

Folio Number - KY13273F

Milltown - 6km
Killorglin - 13km
Killarney - 25km
Tralee - 19km
Kerry Airport - 18km

Viewing strictly by appointment only with sole agents Property Partners Gallivan

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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