Description I.D. IE/EA/39537/48028433
Horse Island is a spectacular, entirely privately owned island situated in Roaring Water Bay off the coast of Schull in the outstandingly beautiful West Cork area of Ireland. Its 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. Horse Island is one of only a few Irish islands that is fully and sympathetically re-developed as a private residential island with all modern facilities. Totally self-contained with regard to electricity, water and sewage treatment and is probably the best re-developed and revitalised of all the islands off the West Coast of Ireland. The Island extends to c. 157 acres (c. 63.5 hectares) and has an interesting Victorian era copper mining history with the original mining village now in ruins. Following years of abandonment, today Horse Island is once again a residential island offering the luxuries of modern life coupled with exclusive privacy and tranquillity. The island is located only a few minutes? commute by boat to the many access points on the mainland from the island?s modern harbour with 150 ft pier and slipway. The island provides amazing views over Roaring Water Bay, out onto the Atlantic with the famous Fastnet Rock lighthouse. The current and previous owners have renovated and developed the Island which now consists of the main house with 6 bedrooms, two 3 bedroom guest houses, two 2 bedroom guest houses and two 1 bedroom cottages. All houses and cottages have amazing views to the bay and sea. Extensive walkways through and round the island provide access to all areas including the many sandy beaches, pastures and the natural landscape. Horse Island House The Main House on Horse Island is located on an elevated site overlooking Roaring Water Bay, the surrounding landscape and sea scape with its many islands and the famous Fastnet Rock on the horizon. The two storey stone built 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 cum 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. The Village - Guest Houses and Cottages In the middle of the island near the pier and boathouse a total of six completely private residential houses and cottages of various sizes form a private village of guest accommodation. Fully fitted with all conveniences. Pier House (2 bed, c. 1,300 sq ft): Situated close to the main pier the house briefly contains open plan living room, kitchen
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