FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL SOLD FOR RESERVE PRICE OF €650,000 – TO ITS MANAGER!

first_imgBy Darren Boyle in Dublin: The famous Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh has been sold for the reserve price of €650,000 today as a distressed property.The hotel, in which former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spent many summer holidays, was sold to current manager Paul Diver when it went under the auctioneer’s hammer at the Shelbourne Hotel.The bidding, which opened at €600,000, lasted just a few seconds before Mr Diver snapped it up. Mr Diver, who has managed the hotel for the past 20 years said “I just can’t believe it. It’s a total adrenaline rush. It’s been a long, long road but we’ve made it.”When asked if he was surprised by the lack of interest in the 55 bedroom hotel, Mr Diver quipped: “No, I was delighted”There were a couple of bids on the hotel before it closed at €650,000.The hotel has been owned by the local Britton family for more than 50 years and had a number of VIP guests over the years including Woody Allen and then wife Mia Farrow.   FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL SOLD FOR RESERVE PRICE OF €650,000 – TO ITS MANAGER! was last modified: March 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RossnowlaghSANDHOUSE HOTELlast_img

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