One of the most stunning properties ever to come on the market is for sale - off the coast of Donegal.
In fact, it's part of an island with two former lighthouse keepers' cottages.
Agents DNG Dorrian are dealing with the sale of part of Rathlin O’Birne (Raithlin O'Beirne) Island, not far from the famous Slieve League cliffs.
And the guide price is just €75,000.
The two former lighthouse keepers' cottages are set on approximately 7 acres (c. 2.83 ha).
The subject property consists a grassy headland connected to the main island by a sea arch which is bonded on each side by stone walls creating a sheltered walkway to the main access point onto the island positioned on the mainland side.
In its entirety, the island comprises of two derelict residential buildings (all in-need of substantial modernisation and upgrading) flanked by a fully functional, remotely controlled lighthouse currently operated and managed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
The lighthouse is NOT part of the sale.
According to DNG Dorrian, the island is only a short boat trip from mainland villages of Malinbeg and Teelin and slightly longer from the fishing port of Killybegs access points from the mainland are within easy reach,
Rathlin O’Birne is an uninhabited island that marks the entrance to Donegal Bay and provides excellent panoramic views towards Slieve League and the entrance to Silver Stand Beach in Malinbeg.
The lighthouse forms a dramatic feature on Rathlin O’Birne island.
Rathlin O’Birne lighthouse was originally built between 1847-1856 to designs by George Halpin.
Halpin designed and/or supervised the construction of many lighthouses throughout Ireland, including those on Troy Island, St. John’s Point, Fanad Head, Inishowen, Rotten Island near Killybegs, and on Inishtrahull off the Inishowen coast (Ireland's most northerly island).
The buildings on the island comprise of two semi-detached, stone built cottages together with an assortment of small auxiliary storage units as set-out in a courtyard configuration.
These cottages extend to a combined area of circa 2,550 sq.ft and are both in need of substantial modernisation and upgrading.
This sale also includes a small, derelict stone outbuilding positioned to the west of main cottages.
The island is only accessible by boat via shoreline landing (no slipway is servicing the island).
There is no water supply, electricity, telephone or sewage treatment on the island.
The owners require any prospective buyer to contact the auctioneer first before attempting land on the island and/or accessing the internal parts of the buildings.
Viewing by prior arrangements with DNG Dorrian on 074 97 31291.
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