A beloved local shop in bustling Cork village is up for sale as owners plan to retire
A beloved local store in the heart of one of Cork’s most popular villages has gone up for sale. The Trawl Door in Ballycotton is loved by locals and visitors alike as it serves some of Ireland’s best artisan sandwiches and is packed with local produce.
The grocery store opened under its current name in June 2019 and was followed a year later by their successful ‘Coney Island’ ice cream parlor, which is connected to the store. They also have great crafts and works by local artists.
The trawl door is one of the many things that put Ballycotton on the map. Despite the small size of the village it packs a huge punch with The Sea Church attracting world famous singers for concerts, nearby Cush serving Michelin standard food, Skinny cooks up some of the best fish and chips in the county at the waterfront and Blackbird offering beautiful evenings.
Then there’s that stunning cliff walk that attracts adventure seekers and that iconic island lighthouse that you can almost touch from the beach.
The Trawl Door building was built in 1860 as two houses, but has changed several times since then and has served as a restaurant, grocery store, and post office. The spot price is €450,000 and the offer includes a self-contained two-bed apartment above.
According to the sellers at Hegarty Property, the current owners are “ready to retire” and hope to pass on the business.
They wrote: “Ballycotton has become a major tourist attraction in recent years, popular for fishing, lighthouse tours, the well known cliff walk, many nearby beaches and yet only 15km from Midleton and 38km from Cork The Ballymaloe House & Cooking School Renowned worldwide for its first class hospitality, fresh, seasonal local food has set the standard for many years, but it is no longer the only one.
“Built in 1860, the building began as two residential homes but has since successfully hosted numerous businesses including a restaurant, grocery store and post office. It is now for sale; after 15 years at the helm, the current owners are ready to retire and hand over the reins of this very successful business in the heart of the village.
“This property comprises a charming self-contained two bedroom apartment with independent access, with an open plan living area and a large first floor terrace to the rear.
“If living in a bustling coastal village, working independently, having a relaxed lifestyle with stunning sea views are on your wish list – then this property could make your dreams come true!!”
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