Fully developed private island off Irish coast on sale for €7m – take a look

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Cottages on Horse Island

A lush-green private island off the coast of Co Cork has been put up for sale for an eye-watering €6,750,000.

Horse Island covers 157 acres and has a six-bedroom main property and six cottages.

It is located at Roaringwater Bay, West Cork and is listed at privateislands.com.

Cottages on Horse Island

It has been fully and sympathetically re-developed as a private residential island and is complete with modern facilities and fully functioning electricity, sewage and water systems.

There are also beaches and beautiful views of the natural landscape. There are several walkways across the island.

Extensive walkways through and round the island provide access to all areas including the many sandy beaches, pastures and the natural landscape.

The listing says: “Horse Island’s natural landscape and beauty embodies what Ireland’s west coast landscape is so famous for.

“It provides for a unique private retreat second to none and offers the perceptive buyer utter tranquillity and privacy in the fast-paced modern world.

“Located only a short boat trip from the mainland harbours of Dreenatra Pier and Rossbrien Pier and slightly longer from the fishing ports of Schull and Baltimore access points on the mainland are in easy reach.

“The island provides amazing views over Roaring Water Bay, out onto the Atlantic with the famous Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

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“The current and previous owners have renovated and developed the Island which now consists of the main house with six bedrooms, two three-bedroom guest houses, two two-bedroom guest houses and two one-bedroom cottages. All houses and cottages have amazing views to the bay and sea.”

During the Victorian era, the Island was home to a copper mining village, which is now in ruins.

The main property includes features such as panoramic windows, double high ceilings, a roof terrace, a large kitchen and dining area and an outdoor dining area.

The listing states: “The two-storey stone built main residence offers six bedrooms on a total floor area of c. 4,500 sq ft.

“It features outstanding living accommodation with the main living area separating the guest wing from the owner’s accommodation. The large living room offers double height ceilings with mezzanine over, extra large panoramic windows to soak in the light and outstanding views over Roaring Water Bay all the way to Cape Clear Island and the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

“The owner’s wing incorporates a large kitchen/dining room, which is perfect for entertaining and also enjoys the most amazing views from every angle of the rooms. The first floor comprises a private master suite with en suite bathroom and dressing room/study as well as access to the roof terrace. The guest wing incorporates five bedrooms, two on the ground floor with bathroom and three on the first floor with bathroom.

“To the rear is an enclosed decked courtyard with all the facilities required for “Al Fresco” dining and entertaining.

The fully enclosed courtyard offers full protection from the elements. The courtyard contains open or sheltered seating, charcoal fired BBQ and wood fired pizza oven. The outbuildings consist of store areas and a large wine cellar.

“The exceptionally bright house has been finished to the highest of standards featuring quality materials and craftmanship throughout.”

For more information visit privateislands.com.

Take a look at the pictures below.

Horse Island

house on Horse Island

Horse Island house

Horse Island house fireplace

Horse Island house window

Horse Island house living room

Horse Island house stairs

Horse Island house kitchen

Horse Island house dining room

Horse Island house dining table

Horse Island house landing

Horse Island house bathroom

Horse Island house bedroom

Horse Island house outdoor area

Horse Island house outdoor sea view

Horse Island house outdoor facilities

Horse Island path

Horse Island house tennis court

Horse Island beach

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling