Barncastle Hotel

Blue Hill, ME   Offered for sale at $1,600,000

New to market, this 1884 Shingle-style Victorian sits on 2.68 acres in the coastal Maine town of Blue Hill. The building boasts more than 9000 square feet of heated and seasonal space, and is zoned for both residential and commercial use. It is currently operated as a boutique hotel with 5 rooms and suites and a popular 75 seat restaurant.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home was designed by Boston City Architect and Blue Hill native George Clough. It features an onion dome turret, eyebrow window and covered archway framed by two pairs of turrets, and is surrounded by established perennial beds, stone walls and outdoor spaces.

This main building includes 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, a central hall with 16’ ceilings and split staircase with mezzanine. The home maintains its original wood paneling and ornate millwork, native wood floors, wooden and brass door knobs, fireplaces and many original light fixtures, including locally-fabricated wrought iron chandeliers that were converted from oil and candlelight.

The first floor includes a grand foyer, gift shop, dining room and large library all with working fireplaces. A three season sun porch, large deck with adjoining Speakeasy hotel bar, 2 bathrooms and a commercial kitchen with wood-fired oven also occupy the first floor. The second floor has 5 guest rooms and suites, each with private bath.

The barn has recently been restored and is currently used as a summer event space for 100-120 guests, with 2 pairs of 9’ sliding barn doors opening to an outdoor deck and courtyard. The barn is well-equipped with a performance stage, sound and light systems, an event bar and a restroom. It also has an adjoined heated billiard room. The second floor barn space has high ceilings and loft and could be renovated for additional event seating and/or an owner’s apartment.

The property offers further room for expansion: additional rooms, cottages, spa or pool would all be possible, as would subdivision of the property. Lots of potential with 2.68 acres in town!

- Lot size: 2.68 acres
- Square footage 8,970: main building 6,768sf; barn and billiard room 2,202sf main floor plus 1,140sf unfinished upstairs; covered porch and canopy seating 1,087sf; dining deck 496sf; barn deck 144sf
- Exterior: wood shingles; roof: composition shingle
- 5 guest rooms with private baths in the inn
- 2 public restrooms on the first floor for the restaurant and 1 in the barn
- Common areas include grand foyer/reception, breakfast room/multipurpose space, dining room, bar and pub dining, enclosed porch dining, and large grand parlor with fireplace that is currently the retail shop
- Large renovated barn includes a stage with sound system, wet bar, public restroom and unfinished space upstairs, with plumbing rough-in for future expansion and billiard room
- Outdoor space includes a seating area outside the barn and seating beneath the unique 'castle canopy' (arch and turret link between the carriage barn and main house)
- Total seating capacity 125
- Floors are hardwood, carpet, tile, vinyl and laminate
- 4 working fireplaces - 3 in the common areas and 1 in a guest room
- A very clean and organized commercial kitchen with 6 burner Southend stove, Ansul hood system, pizza oven, walk-in cooler, ice machine
- Laundry in the basement, all done in-house
- Licensed for 125 restaurant seats
- Licensed for 25 rooms, currently there are only 5 but approved for an additional 20 on the property
- Public sewer, plus an additional stub out (for expansion)
- Private well water
- A/C units, and heat pumps
- Heat - oil fired baseboard, direct vent furnace, direct vent propane heater (Billiard)
- Hot Water: on demand propane; electric; and off heating system
- Fire sprinkler system
- Onsite parking for ~45 cars on gravel/grass area
- 2022 real estate taxes $8,436
- Warranty Deed Book 4719 Page 325 Hancock County Register of Deeds; includes 50 foot ROW to G

Property Details
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • 5 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1884
  • Last Renovated in 2021
  • Building is 8,970 SQFT
  • Lot is 2.68 Acres
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Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at $1,600,000
  • Occupancy Rate: With NDA
  • Average Daily Rate: With NDA
  • Terms: To qualified buyer with NDA
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