The Rosspark Hotel in Kells, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, is to be offered for sale following the announcement that owner Keith Carmichael will be retiring.
The 39 bedroom property is set on a landscaped parkland side extending up to 10 acres. It was bought by the Carmichael Group in 1999 and since then under the management of Keith Carmichael has made significant investments of £3 million and enhancements.
Concept plans have been drawn up to provide a 38 bedroom extension to the property, as well as 17 new two-bedroom cottages and a new spa facility/swimming pool to enable further expansion of the hotel.
Carmichael stated, "I am very proud to see how the Rosspark has grown and developed over the last 24 years, whilst continuing to be a popular destination for families and friends to come together for special occasions. I have thoroughly enjoyed developing the hotel along with my family and the great team we have been fortunate to have working with us at the hotel. The time has now come for me to think about my retirement and start the process for this and enable the new owner to take the Rosspark to the next stage of its development."
The sale is being handled by property consultant Gavin Weir, principal, Avison Young in Belfast, who said, "This is a unique opportunity for someone to build on the great work that has been done over the last number of years at the Rosspark Hotel. Opportunities like this rarely become available on the open market and we anticipate a significant level of interest from locally based hotel groups as well as parties based in the UK and Republic of Ireland who will see this as chance to enter the Northern Ireland market and hit the ground running without the time delay and onerous costs that come with a new build project."
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