If seeking a lifestyle change is your goal then you couldn’t make a finer choice than a rural Newfoundland outport; St. Mary’s is a quintessential NL village on the storied shores of St. Mary’s Bay. The Claddagh Inn is situated in the centre of town on a hill with nearly three acres overlooking the harbour and Battery Park. Once a convent, the property has been fully converted to offer 6 en-suite rooms, dining and sitting rooms, over-size galley kitchen, lovely decks front and back with wheelchair access. It has a finished basement featuring storage space, cold room, office, laundry and utility space as well as a large spare en-suite room and a walk-out. The Nun's chapel on the main floor has been converted into a private Irish “guest-pub" channeling the region’s deep Irish heritage.
The property includes an attached "owner’s suite” and over-sized and heated two-car garage. The rentable owner’s suite features an open-concept in-floor heated kitchen and living area with a balcony overlooking the harbour and to the villages of Mall Bay and Riverhead creating the perfect roost for bird watching, enjoying the fishing vessels glide-by and "star-gazing” after dark.. The bedroom floor is also heated and overlooks the “Nun’s Wood to the rear of the property with tiled and heated washroom floor and tiled open shower.
The Inn has historical significance and several major upgrades and is decorated with antiques and curios throughout with wainscotting in the upper halls. An engineered 400 amp service to accommodate both the addition and commercial kitchen appliances was added in 2014 to handle any future utility additions. The Inn’s plumbing distribution system was replaced and is serviced by a valuable asset: private sweet-water artesian well negating the need for town water and enjoys municipal sewer service. Too many upgrades to list here, more information is available for serious inquiries.
Enjoying a central location on the popular “Irish Loop” drive and only 1.5 hours scenic drive from the St. John’s airport, the property is "bookended” on one end by a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Mistaken Point and at the other the world-famous Cape St. Mary’s Bird Sanctuary. The Salmonier Nature Park and new Rocky River Zip-lines Adventure Park can be accessed by car from the Inn as can the Colony of Avalon archeological dig in Ferryland. Local recently-developed walks and historical sites including St. Mary's Battery Park and Bait-Depot, the falls, lookout pond, “The Scrape” and more can be reached by foot right from our doorstep. Nearby, the deep-water "bight” at St. Vincent's is where for weeks each summer, by just standing on the beach one can spy whales frolicking and feeding by the shore amongst the seals and birds to the south, and the entire 26 Km length of "Holyrood Pond” with 36 identified species of fish to the north! A popular local wedding spot with the church across the way and a wee nun’s memorial next-door, The Claddagh Inn is well known on the Avalon as a “secret get away” for townies making the chatty evenings in the wee pub after-dinner warm and inviting.
A generational local employer and key component of St. Mary’s economy and character, the property and it’s history is well known and respected by a very welcoming community! The Claddagh Inn is offered at a significantly reduced price so If it’s time for that change, if the kids are grown, if you are moving into semi-retirement, or if you’re coming home from away and ready for the next adventure, give us a call, you will not be disappointed!
The Claddagh Inn
St. Mary’s NL
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Patrick and Carol Monsigneur