Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort in Wicklow for €5m

Four-star resort at Blessington lakes includes 18-hole championship golf course


The four-star Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort at Blessington lakes in Co Wickow has come on the market through DTZ Sherry FitzGerald at €5 million.

It is being sold on the instructions of receiver Paul McCann of Grant Thornton.

Tulfarris, which is set on 220 acres and includes an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Patrick J Merrigan, is a 67-bedroom modern hotel with a further seven bedrooms in a fine 18th century manor house.

It is a well-known wedding and conference location with good banqueting facilities.

The hotel is 30km south of Dublin city centre and easily accessible from the N81. It is in a remote setting with views of the Wicklow Mountains and Vartry reservoir.

Developer Paddy Kelly lost control of Tulfarris after Anglo Irish Bank appointed a receiver in 2009 to collect loans of €25 million.

A hotel asset management services group was subsequently appointed to run the facility.

Kelly bought Tulfarris in 2003 for €17.5 million.

The estate was once home to legendary rugby player Karl Mullen.

Kelly and his business partners invested about €60 million in developing Tulfarris into a resort aimed at families.