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Rare Opportunity For ‘Coastal Hideaway’ Off Donegal Mainland

17th June 2019
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The property comprising the two cottages and outbuildings, adjacent to the now automated lighthouse on Rathlin O’Birne Island The property comprising the two cottages and outbuildings, adjacent to the now automated lighthouse on Rathlin O’Birne Island Photo: DNG Dorrian/MyHome.ie

Just €75,000 is the asking price for two fixer-upper lightest keeper’s cottages on a Donegal island, as BreakingNews.ie reports.

The cottages, which boast six bedrooms between them, are located on Rathlin O’Birne Island, some three nautical miles west of the mainland at Malin Beg.

They stand in the shadow of the island’s lighthouse, one of 53 established around the island of Ireland by renowned engineer George Halpin in the 19th century.

Touted by selling agents DNG Dorrian as a “unique coastal hideaway”, this waterfront property will not be for everyone.

Besides some “substantial” work required to bring the cottages back to liveable condition, the otherwise uninhabited island is not serviced (you’ll have to sort out such modern conveniences as water and sewage and electricity yourself) and is only accessible by boat landing on the shoreline.

The DNG Dorrian listing has much more on the property HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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