Take four: properties on an island
What: Four bedroom cottage with island view Where: Skellig Cottage, Valentia Island, Co Kerry €270k
Published 27/06/2014 | 02:30
With views over the Blaskets and Skellings from all windows, each of the four bedrooms in this modern dormer are en-suite, making it possible to consider using it as a B&B.
Additional accommodation includes a kitchen/dining room, living room and main bathroom with corner jacuzzi bath.
There is a slate fireplace in the middle of the kitchen. All windows are woodgrain-effect uPVC and there is oil-fired central heating.
The exterior has a lawned garden, patio areas and a pillared entrance with spaces for parking and turning.
There is a detached block-built and wired workshop and water is provided by a private well.
It is 20km to Cahersiveen over the road bridge at Portmagee or via a five-minute ferry crossing. Valentia has about 660 permanent residents.
A key attraction is the tetrapod trackway, considered to be the first evidence of life on land, located 10km at the north tip of the island.
Enquiries to: The Property Shop, Cahirsiveen (066) 9472353.
What: Three bedroom bungalow with sea views
Where: Bere Island, West Cork
This south-facing bungalow has views across Sheep's Head and to the sea.
Built on four acres, the interior accommodation includes an L-shaped kitchen/dining room, a living room with a stone fireplace and three bedrooms along with the family bathroom.
There is significant attic space with development potential for a further three bedrooms if desired and a detached garage with a loft sits on the grounds.
Bere Island is 2km offshore from Castletownbere and is the largest white fishing port in the country.
It is 11km x 5km in size and has a population of just over 200.
There are two ferry services for the island. Cork city is 118km while Killarney is 80km (plus the ferry ride).
Enquiries to: J.J. O Sullivan (027) 70900.
What: Three bedroom bungalow with island views
Where: Dugort, Achill, Co Mayo
Dugort is on the northern tip of Achill Island and this property is in the village overlooking the Blue Flag beach and the Doogort East Bog which is a national heritage site.
The property is modern with a reception hall, kitchen/dining area, living room, utility and one bedroom with a bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs are the remaining two bedrooms, both en-suite with walk-in wardrobes.
Knock Airport is a 75-minute drive while the towns of Westport (56km) and Castlebar (64km) are serviced by a daily bus or by the road connecting Achill Sound to the mainland.
The island's main town of Keel is 12km away.
Enquiries to: Rona Moran Auctioneers (098) 36863.
What: Modern six bedroom house
Where: Moress, Inch Island, Co Donegal
Inch is about 8km sq and lies off the Donegal coast at Burt, but is accessible by a causeway, making transportation easier.
This house is on half an acre and comes with four double and two single bedrooms and has a purpose-built childcare facility to the rear with capacity for 12 children. There is also a detached workshop.
In the main house is a kitchen/living area, dining room, living room, utility room and a wet room downstairs along with one of the bedrooms. Upstairs are four bedrooms, including the master with a walk-in dressing room and en-suite, while the second floor houses the remaining beds.
Buncrana town is 13km while Derry city is 20km. Enquiries to: Sean Furey Auctioneers, Buncrana (074) 959 2104.
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