Belfast Telegraph

Award-winning Northern Ireland inn on the market

And three former pubs up for sale in separate auction

By Andrew Madden

The multiple award-winning Old Schoolhouse Inn in Comber is up for sale.

The restaurant and guest house complete with living accommodation in Co Down, boasts eight luxury guest rooms.

Terry and Avril Brown purchased the premises in 1984 and renovated it.

Meanwhile, a former riverside bar priced at £160,000, a quarter of an acre of land for £5,000, and a one bedroom loft apartment for £20,000 are all up for grabs at an upcoming property auction.

More than 60 lots, including shops, parcels of land and residential properties, will be going under the hammer at the Osborne King property auction at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast on March 16.

The combined value of all the properties up for sale is around £7.5m.

Some of the highest priced lots include an £875,000 development opportunity up for grabs on the edge of Dundonald Village on Old Mill Grove, just off the Upper Newtownards Road in Belfast.

Some of the lowest priced lots on offer include a quarter of an acre of land on Orchard Way in Antrim, which is going under the hammer for a minimum of £5,000. In Lurgan, Co Armagh, a one-bedroom loft apartment on William Street is up for grabs for £20,000, making it one of the cheapest residential opportunities in the auction.

Mark Carron of Osborne King said he expects there to be a big turnout at next month's event.

"Last year was our biggest year since the downturn in 2007 and we did £20m in auction sales alone, so they're very popular," he explained.

"This time round we have about £7.5m worth of lots on offer. We have many clients coming from across Ireland and even as far afield as London, New York, everywhere. Where there is good value, people will come."

No less than three former pubs are also on sale at the auction, ranging in price from £45,000 to £160,000.

The former Embankment Bar on Old Market Place in Omagh is on sale, with a maximum reserve price of £160,000.

Belfast Telegraph

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