THE Railway Hotel in Enniskillen was once a thriving hotel, but now the building is lying empty and is up for sale for under £300,000. The hope is that the redevelopment of this eyesore site will help transform the county town’s east end.
The landmark 20 bedroom property on Forthill Street is on the market with Eadie McFarland with the potential for major redevelopment or refurbishment.
The Railway Hotel had been in existence for over 130, and was once a thriving and popular venue.
The building is arranged over ground and three upper floors
The ground floor provides a reception area, lounge, bar with dining area attached, main dining room, ladies and gents toilet facilities, kitchen with walk in cold rooms and freezer, preparation area and staff changing area.
The first floor provides another function room with bar area, toilet facilities, meeting room, 11 bedrooms all with ensuites and one two bedroom apartment while the second floor provides eight bedrooms all with ensuites and a bathroom.
The substantial town centre hotel building is in need of a major modernisation but it is thought that the site itself could have strong potential for the retail or residential sector.
William McFarland of Eadie McFarland Estate Agents who has the property on the market told the Herald,
“This hotel is one of the closest hotels to the Enniskillen town centre. In terms of development, subject to planning there are a lot of opportunities. The main direction that this is like to go is refurbishment as a luxury or a budget hotel. Perhaps it could be a very large Air B&B opportunity. Air B&B is a growing trend among modern accommodation, so somebody might embark on that.”
The guide price for the former hotel is listed as £295,000, and the Herald previously reported that the property was linked with a number of budget hotel chains in April 2016.
The hotel is a landmark building on the way into Enniskillen town centre, and William McFarland believes ‘It would be great to see something done with the hotel.’
“It is such a substantial and iconic property in Enniskillen, and it is perfect for refurbishment or redevelopment.”
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