Fivealley, Birr, Offaly



Stokes Property are pleased to offer an amazing opportunity to acquire a purpose-built (2003), high quality bar, bistro and guesthouse on the N52 midway between Birr and Kilcormac.

Effectively, three complementary businesses in one, the En-Route has:

• Bar with 7 day on licence with Restaurant Certificate extending bar hours for restaurant functions / parties);
• Bistro seating 40 diners and
• Guesthouse with seven, luxury, en-suite bedrooms.

The property is offered in walk-in condition with top quality fittings, furniture and equipment throughout. The very generous site (c. 0.54 Ha / 1.34 Acres) provides excellent road frontage, ample parking and a large lawn area.

The En-Route Guesthouse opened to the public in 2004 and received three star classification from Failte Ireland

All rooms are en-suite with power showers and equipped with TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea making facilities. High quality furniture, carpets and soft furnishings are in excellent condition throughout.

There is a wheel-chair accessible room at ground floor level. All other rooms are on the first floor. Guests can use the television lounge and a rooftop patio area.

The bar combines old style décor with high quality modern equipment. There is a paved beer garden which forms part of the licensed area and can be accessed through patio doors from the bar. The paved area is used for barbecues and outdoor entertainment.


Turnkey property with top quality fittings and furniture throughout.
Fully equipped kitchens.
Huge potential for growth.
Large car park and grounds.
Prime location on N52

BER Details

Energy Performance Indicator: XXX kWh/m²/yr


Accommodation (Guest House)

Ground Floor:

Reception Area: 10.55 sq.m. with tiled floor.

Office: 4.3 sq.m.

Bedroom 1: 19.4 sq.m.
Double bedroom with fully wheelchair accessible shower and toilet facilities

First Floor:

Bedroom 2: 16.6 sq.m.
Double bedroom en-suite. Access to roof terrace.
Bedroom 3: 15 sq.m.
Single bedroom en-suite. Access to roof terrace.

Bedroom 4: 16.2 sq.m.
Double bedroom en-suite

Bedroom 5: 16.4 sq.m.
Double bedroom en-suite

Bedroom 6: 17.8 sq.m.
Twin bedroom en-suite

Bedroom 7: 35 sq.m.
Family / triple room en-suite with bath.

Guest's TV Lounge: 15 sq.m.

Accommodation (Bar & Restaurant)

Bar 53 sq.m
Tiled floor, patio doors to paved seating area, open fireplace with solid oak beam. Fully equipped bar with additional seating capacity when stained glass partitions are opened to create a counter between bar and main corridor.

Additional Bar Area 19 sq.m.

Restaurant 37.5 sq.m.
Seating for c. 44 patrons

Ladies & Gents Toilets

Kitchen 40 sq.m.
Fully compliant with Food Hygiene Regulations. Tiled floor. Extensively equipped for cooking and food preparation. Ovens, hobs, fridges etc.

Wash Area 7.2 sq.m
With stainless steel washer.

Dry Food Store 3.6 sq.m.

Veg Prep Area 2.7 sq.m.

Cold Room 5.8 sq.m.

Spirits Store 3 sq.m.

Staff toilets and changing area.

Chilled Keg Room 6.41 sq.m.

Plant Room 9.6 sq.m.

Chef’s Office 4.3 sq.m.
Total Net Internal Area c. 400 sq.m. / 4,305 sq.ft.


• Secure delivery yard;
• Patio;
• Extensive parking;
• Lawn.

Note: All measurements are approximate and quoted in square metres Net Internal Area.


En-Route is on the N52 approximately mid-way between Kilcormac and Birr.

Viewing Details

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