Horse Island is a beautiful, entirely privately owned island off the West Cork coast. 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 approx. 157 acres (approx. 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. Only a few minutesâ€™ commute by boat to the many access points on the mainland from the islandâ€™s modern harbour with 150 ft pier and slipway. The island provides amazing views over Roaring Water Bay, its many islands 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
Horse Islandâ€™s two storey stone built residence offers six bedrooms on a total floor area of approx. 4,500 sq ft. The house features outstanding living accommodation with the main living area separating the guest wing from the ownerâ€™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 ownerâ€™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 room ...