Friday 23 June 2017

Lighthouse lodgings on rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastline could be yours for €130k

Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft
Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft
Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft
Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft

Sasha Brady

A stunning 19th century lighthouse has gone on the market for €130k.

Located in Bantry Bay, the property comprises of the former light keeper's house and decommissioned lighthouse.

The property was constructed in 1847 and has been guiding vessels in Bantry Bay until 1975.

The building may not look very grand, but the historical home comes with an impressive backdrop of the rugged coastline that overlooks the spectacular Berehaven Harbour on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft
Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft

It's located in a special spot, east of Bere Island and nestled between the Beara and Sheep's Head.

According to Daft, while the lighthouse is decommissioned, "Irish Lights have installed and operate a stainless steel solar powered beacon" from the tower.

Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft
Roancarrigmore Island, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Photo: Daft

It's also an inspired and peaceful location, totally secluded, just 2km from the mainland which is accessible by boat from the adjacent piers or from Castletownbere pier which is just over one hour away.

It's in need of renovation so would be perfect for anyone who's looking for a passion project that requires a lot of imagination.

The property comprises of an entrance hallway, living room, kitchen, six single bedrooms, shower room, toilet and a second kitchen.

The description on Daft says: "There is also a large internal courtyard with a collection of storage units that could easily be converted into a variety of uses.

"The house has lovely high ceilings and period features, including sash windows, throughout. There is a plant room and within the tower itself there is a cast iron and concrete staircase leading up to the top, which has also balcony providing unrivalled 360views over Bantry bay the surrounding countryside."

Check out the full listing here on Daft.

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