Inishcoo House is a large, beautifully restored 18th century coastguard house standing alone on a magical uninhabited island just 5 minutes bovat ride from the historic fishing village of Burtonport on the mainland. The island features several glorious sandy beaches, a shipwreck, an inland lake and unlimited walking, fishing, boating and swimming possibilities.
The house is believed to have sheltered Bonnie Prince Charlie after his escape from Scotland. It faces south on to Rutland Sound, which is a busy channel, including the ferries to and from Arranmore passing the house within metres.
Inishcoo has 7 bedrooms and can sleep 5 couples comfortably plus one small doouble (with 4 ft bed and one small single room.. However there are several options within this large holiday home that make it possible to accommodate up to 20 + cots, particularly where children are involved (including a huge, bright children's dormitory in the roofspace). Please contact the owner who will gladly outline the options available.
A Luxury Eco-Friendly Island Retreat
The house is an eco-house, and warm and cosy all year round, with air-conditioning if needed in the summer. Inishcoo House and its garden is completely enclosed and is totally safe for wandering children. Beyond that is another 6 acres of private grounds enclosed on three sides by lovely old stone walls where older children can play unsupervised among the wild flowers and boulders (brilliant for hide and seek!).
Within the grounds stands an old stone watch hut from which coastguards have observed the bay for centuries and where our guests can do the same today in complete peace and seclusion.
In keeping with the eco friendly theme, it is necessary to conserve water on Inishcoo as much as possible. Instead of mains water, rainwater is harvested and filtered - a system that will no doubt become more common on the mainland as water charges apply! FREE WI-FI is included with fast Broadband speed and there is good mobile telephone reception (although you may need to be by a window as the walls are so thick)!