Friday 15 December 2017

Take four: properties on an island

What: Four bedroom cottage with island view Where: Skellig Cottage, Valentia Island, Co Kerry €270k

Skellig Cottage, Co Kerry
Skellig Cottage, Co Kerry
Bere Island, West Cork
Dugort, Achill Island, Co Mayo
Moress, Inch Island, Co Donegal

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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