Inside the cosy pub at The Lodge Hotel.Dearbhla Friel Properties

Ireland is in the midst of a horrendous housing crisis with most prices rising exponentially out of ordinary people’s reach, but every so often there comes along a bargain like this that would prick anyone’s interest: a 31-bed, three-star hotel in County Mayo on the market for $510,709 (€450,000).

The Lodge Hotel, in Geesala, positioned between the towns of Bangor Erris and Belmullet in north County Mayo, has the potential to make someone’s dreams come true… or so we think.

The hotel, which was previously known as the Teach Erris, is a whopping 30,677 sq. feet (2,850 sq. metres) of property. Dearbhla Friel Properties told IrishCentral the property has recently been refurbished and is a “successfully trading hotel business located along the busy tourist trail the “Wild Atlantic Way” in beautiful County Mayo.”

Can you picture yourself behind the bar yet?!

Front of house at The Lodge Hotel, in Geesala.

Front of house at The Lodge Hotel, in Geesala.

The hotel includes a bar, restaurant and 31 beds, spread over two floors. All guest bedrooms are en suite. The hotel also includes banqueting facilities on the ground floor for 250 guests and a smaller function room on the first floor. There’s also a two-bedroom, self-contained owner / manager’s apartment as well as staff areas, offices and store rooms.

Couldn't you just imagine! Inside The Lodge Hotel, in Geesala.

Couldn't you just imagine! Inside The Lodge Hotel, in Geesala.

We decided we’d play devil’s on your shoulder and tempt you even more. For the same price in Dublin city center you could buy a one bed apartment on Duke Street or in Cork City a three-bed bungalow / ranch-style house.

If we had money to spare we know what we’d be doing… learning to chef and surf and then moving to Mayo!