Preston House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Preston House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland
Sold €430,000 - Commercial
7243 Sq Ft 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms


This fine period property is offered to the market For Sale by Private Treaty, excluding contents which may be purchased as an option with the property.

Preston House is a period property that dates back to the early 19th century, situated on Main Street in the picturesque heritage town of Abbeyleix in County Laois. The entire property was beautifully restored retaining many of its original features to reflect the style and character of this regal Georgian building which at one time in its glorious past housed the first ever post primary school in Laois, established in 1894. This property is steeped in local history and was originally known as The Assembly Rooms.

The property is listed in the official record of protected structures by Laois County Council and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, (County Development Plan 2011-2017/ref RPS 071) (NIAH No 12900723/ Regional).

The overall footprint, including herb and lawn gardens, long driveway and adjoining rear car park extends to approximately 0.61 Ha | 1.5 acre.

The property itself has an internal floor area of 682 sqm | 7,343 sqft over three floors.

For many years the property operated as a four star standard guesthouse with a restaurant that has hosted some fine dining in its time. It has also been the venue for boutique style weddings which included fine dining and a concert room on the first floor.

Furthermore, Preston boasts six spacious, beautifully finished bedrooms (all en-suite), assorted large and small private function rooms all decorated and furnished to a very high standard in character with the building’s heritage.

The property offers so many opportunities for either a blue book style elegant guest house, a commercial head quarters or indeed to return it to its former glory as a fine period residence.


Rear car park & driveway

Rear lawns & Herb Gardens

Converted stables – store rooms

Original Timber and Carpeted floors

Fully painted.

Ladies & Gents toilets & washrooms.

Oil fired heating.


Contents are offered as a separate option for

intending purchasers comprising:

Ornate Fittings, Silk Curtains, Antique light fittings & Antique furniture.




60 cover restaurant

Ladies & gents Toilets

Baby changing room

Fitted, equipped Kitchens


Store rooms & staff canteen

Lounge & wine bar

Two Private reception rooms.



Three double en suite guest rooms

100 seat function room with bar




Three double en suite guest rooms





While every care is taken in preparing these particulars, the firm do not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracy in the particulars & terms of the property referred to. These details are given in good faith and we believe them to be correct, but any intending vendor, purchaser or tenant/lessee should not rely on them solely as a statement of fact and must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each of them. In the event of any inconsistency between these particulars and the contract of sale, the latter shall prevail. No person in RBL Estates has any authority to make any representation or warranty in respect of this property. VIEWING - Strictly by appointment with agent

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