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IrelandClareKilfenoraBoghill Centre, Kilfenora, Clare


Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, Clare

Energy RatingBusinesses Refreshed on Jul 31, 2020
Vaughan Hannon
Vaughan Hannon
Tel: 065 707 1477
PSRA Licence No. 003392
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Property Facilities
Heated Flooring
Central Heating
Full Furnished


52 Acres – Detached Eco House – Two Event Halls, Two Chalet Blocks of Private Rooms and a Hostel..... Located on the West Coast of Ireland at the foot of the Burren, the Boghill Centre is a multifunctional property comprising ample residential and stunning workshop spaces that can be used and adapted to a variety of activities. The buildings lying on a 5 acre site are flexible and designed to suit a variety of purposes and budgets, the remaining 47 acre estate offers scope to be utilised in many ways including further development of the existing business if required. Viewing of The Boghill Centre is by prior appointment with Vaughan Hannon Auctioneers. Price Guide: €760,000.


Detached Eco House (Staff House/Main House) Situated 300m from the centre complex- 260 square metres of accommodation over two floors (139 square metre footprint) plus south facing sun deck area. Eco Build with geothermal heating and solar panels. The house is divided into two separate living accommodations comprising of 2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen/living/dining in each unit. This is a super house, well designed and built. Hostel Building 21.70m x 11.90m (265 square meters) - Wooden floors throughout other than the kitchen. Entrance Hall. 6.50m x 2.00m. Display boards and information for guests and visitors. Fire alarm panel. Office - 3.00m x 2.40m. Large N facing window Office furniture . Broadband connection and phone. Central hallway 14.70m x 2.10m. Access to all areas via Fire check doors. Storage cupboards and glass fronted display shelves. Shower/WC 2.20m x 2.20m Kitchen 6.70m x 4.50m. Commercial 6 ring gas cooker with oven. 3 Fridges 1 upright freezer. 2 double S/S sinks. 1 large Belfast vegetable prep sink. Handwash basin. Shelves and cupboards for storage. Freestanding S/S chefs table with under shelf. Microwave oven. Reverse Osmosis water purification system for drinking water. Floor tiled with non-slip tiles. External door for garden access and loading in supplies. Dining Room - 5.50m x 5.00m. Seats 22 comfortably. Coffee/Tea bar area. Filtered water spigot. Picture window overlooking garden. Serving hatch to kitchen over serving counter with storage shelves underneath. WC 2.40m x 1.20m Living Room - 6.70m x 6.50m. Large comfy room with wood burning stove and French doors opening onto decking patio area overlooking gardens. Lots of bookshelves. Bedroom 1.- 5.50m x 4.00m. 6 bed family room Bedroom 2.- 4.30m x 4.00m. 6 bed family room Bedroom 3.- 4.00m x 3.50m. 4 bed family room with private Shower/WC 3.00m x 2.20m. Door from shower room to outside. Bathroom - 5.00m x 2.00m Bath with over bath shower and screen, WC, Bidet, Pedestal basin and heated towel rail. Floor tiled. End wall all cupboard space for laundry etc. Storage/work – guest overflow room. - 3.70m x 2.00m. 2 bed (bunks). Not much daylight! Bedroom 4 - 4.50m x 3.50m. 6 bed family room Bedroom 5 - 4.50m x 3.70m. 4 bed family room Shower/WC shared by bedroom 4 and bedroom 5. 2.00m x 2.00m Laundry Room - 3.00m x 2.00m Miele washer and Miele tumble dryer. Back up oil boiler and H/W tank Large Hall and Facility Block Comprising an octagonal workspace of 11m in „diameter‟ with additional 2.10m apron on the east side. Polished wooden floor with 3 sides fully glazed and a central lantern skylight in the pitched timber roof. Caters for groups of 40 to 50 depending on activity. and for performances can seat up to 100. Serviced by 2 WC‟s , 2 showers, a private „chill‟ room (originally a studio) 3.70m x 3.20m and a kitchen for light refreshments 3.20m x 2.70m. WiFi from cabled modem. Decking area outside. Small Hall and Associated Rooms Comprising an octagonal workspace of 6.00m in „diameter‟ with 3 sides South facing and fully glazed. Floored in natural Marmoleum. Central lantern skylight in the pitched roof. Caters for groups of up to 20 depending on activity. WiFi from cabled modem. Toilet (wheelchair accessible) 2.50m x 2.00m all rails and alarm pull, with storage cupboards and Belfast sluice sink. Foyer 4.40m x 1.80m. Double doors (glazed) external and internal. Pottery 9.00m x 2.50m. Fully equipped with Pug mill, potters wheel (electric), Large and small electric kilns , work benches and Belfast sink with sediment trap. The clay used is sourced from the Boghill land. 3 windows and double exterior glazed doors. Small Kitchen for light refreshments 2.50m x 2.00m with storage area for tables and chairs etc Decking area outside. Boiler House. 6.00m x 2.50m. Housing Wood Gasification boiler, Buffer tank 3000litre, Log splitter (10 ton), Heating controls and time switches, South wall glazed in twin wall acrylic sheet to give solar gain for wood drying. Double Rooms Block Arranged in an L formation 4 Double/Twin rooms approx 3.50m x 3.20m each with ensuite shower/WC 3.20m x 1.00m. Fitted out with pine beds and furniture. Single Rooms Block Arranged as 2 pairs of single rooms approx 2.50m x 2.30m each. Each pair of rooms sharing a centrally placed shower/WC 1.60m x 1.60m off the entrance lobby. Pine beds and furniture.


The Boghill Centre Estate Includes: • A ranch style hostel with commercial kitchen, dining room, large living room, five 4/6 bed dormitories with associated bathrooms, office and small laundry. • A large Octagon Hall - a flexible venue for workshops training and events with seating space for over 100 • An Eco Hall with grass roof comprising additional workshop space/therapy room, wood gasification boiler room and fully equipped Ceramics Studio • 2 Chalet blocks of private bedrooms - 4 singles and 4 twin en-suite rooms • An accommodation block (4m x 10m) divided in two separate units • A newly build wood shed • A selection of sheds, and outhouses • Large organic garden, chicken coop, poly tunnels, orchard, lawns, native treees and barbecue area • Stone circle, pond, willow labyrinth, various cob buildings • Turf cutting areas, newly planted woodland and grazing areas. The Boghill land boosts a seam of excellent clay which is dug and processed for The Ceramics Studio. • An eco-build staff house incorporating two separate living spaces with shared porch entrance and sun deck and each with living room kitchen area and 2 bedrooms. Heated with solar panels, geo thermal system and wood burning stoves. Also includes adjacent studio and nearby stable.

BER Details

BER: B3 BER No.800572042 Energy Performance Indicator:445.83 kWh/m²/yr


Family Home and Business: The detached eco house is an ideal family home and a place to run a thriving business from; currently the house is laid out into 2 living spaces, if required the potential to amalgamate the house into one living space is possible. If you are looking for a thriving business, a family home all located on 52 acres of lands this is the property for you. The business, (turnover available on request) can be taken over as is, with a wide range of repeat customers; support can be given (if required) in the transition period to make sure the business continues running smoothly. Community Living: The Boghill Centre offers many opportunities and would be an ideal property for community living. The property is laid out in a way that it could be used by one or two families or a group of people that want to live and work together and pursue their own interests utilising the buildings and the land. Excluding the House: If required the business, the buildings and the land can be bought separately from the house, price available on request. The house is also offered for sale separately; however the house will not be sold unless the rest of the property is sold first. Ideally the entire property would be sold as one lot, however as the house is approximately 300m from the rest of the buildings it is possible to divide the property without damaging either property.

Outside and Garden

Outside and Garden: A Newly built cabin10 x 4 meter for staff accommodation Four sheds: a tool shed, an accommodation unit, a shop/recycle/ outdoor clothing and a lawnmower shed with a ride on lawn mower. Two finished cob houses and a variety of cob houses in different stages of building A stable block for 2 horses on lane between Staff house and Centre. A Pollytunnel 3 x 10 m 3 bay composting system and chicken coop in organic vegetable garden and orchard area. A newly build wood shed Three large polytunnels measuring 5 x15 metre each, further away on the land. Last year approx. 3000 native Irish trees were planted on the land (A variety of native Irish trees that work well with our soil type such as: Alder Buckthorn, Wild Cherry, Holly, Hazel, Field Maple, Crab Apple, Lime, Willow, Blackthorn, Whitethorn, Birch, Beech, Oak, Alder, Hornbeam, Mountain Ash and Dogwood) Barbecue area Stone circle, pond, willow labyrinth Turf cutting and grazing areas. A seam of excellent clay which is dug and processed for the Ceramics Studio.

The Business

The Business An award winning Residential Ecotourism Centre with a reputation as Ireland‟s most popular large group venue. It boasts a variety of buildings accommodating approx. 40 guests and workshop activities, set in a 52 acre estate. The business is a thriving activity venue, hostel and B&B, run on holistic, ethical principles and with a strong sustainable environmental focus. The Boghill Centre is a thriving Residential Group Venue – one of the best known large group retreat centres in Ireland. It can accommodate approx. 40 people in a mixture of hostel dormitories and private rooms to suit various group budgets. Besides the Irish visitors there is also an extensive international business attracting groups from USA, South America, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Holland and individuals from as far away as Canada, Australia and Japan. Activities are mainly of a holistic nature however music features largely. It is also used by several of the Irish Universities and Colleges. As a business The Boghill Centre is a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network which is a leading partner of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. The new owner of Boghill, if wanted, could have the opportunity to influence the development of quality ecotourism in the region and play a role in the future sustainability of the Burren region. At the moment due to the Covid19 restrictions the Centre is receiving many bookings for individual guests and small family groups through AirB&B and their own webpage. Includes social media such as Facebook, Instagram and The Boghill Centre’s own website. Check out the reviews on tripadvisor at and search Boghill Centre

Distance to

The Boghill Centre to Kilfenora Village – 5.1 km, 7 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to Ennistymon Town – 12 km, 15 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to Lisdoonvarna Town – 3.3 km, 5 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to Doolin Village – 9.6 km, 12 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to The Cliffs of Moher – 17 km, 15 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to Lahinch Town – 13 km, 17 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to Ennis Town – 31 km, 36 minutes by car. The Boghill Centre to Shannon Airport – 53 km, 53 minutes by car.
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