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    Island Properties in West Cork: Your Slice of Paradise

    BySharna Bass

    Sep 19, 2023
    Island Properties in West Cork: Your Slice of Paradise

    The remote islands of West Cork boast some of the most breathtaking views in the world. Life on these islands is a tranquil escape from the bustling mainland, offering peace, serenity, and unparalleled scenery. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an island property, now is the perfect time to make that dream a reality. Let’s take a look at four impressive island properties currently on the market.

    First up is Hare Island, a truly scenic spot with spectacular views overlooking Roaring Water Bay. This 3-bed traditional home is listed for €750,000 and offers a slice of paradise nestled on 16 acres of land. The property is secluded, just steps away from the beach, and even comes with its own private jetty. Imagine enjoying the sun and sea views from the wrap-around balcony, overlooking the bay and Sherkin Island.

    Next, we have Middle Calf Island, a 64-acre uninhabited island with tremendous potential. Currently home to a herd of Kerry Bog Ponies, this island is filled with possibilities. While there are remnants of four ruined homes, planning permission for one of the dwellings to be reconstructed as a modern home has expired. Middle Calf Island is part of the ‘calf’ islands in Roaring Water Bay, located between Schull and Cape Clear.

    Moving on to Sherkin Island, we find Farrnacoush, a stunning 4-bed family home with unbeatable scenery. This property sits on the edge of the island, overlooking Baltimore Harbour with direct access to the water. Built in 2012, the house is finished to a high standard and offers southeast-facing panoramic views of the water. Sherkin Island is known for its beautiful beaches, including Silver Strand, Tra Bawn, and Tra Eoghan Mor.

    Lastly, we have a 21.5-acre plot of agricultural land on Sherkin Island. Priced at €450,000, this package of land includes frontage to the harbor and public road. The property features a public pier, shingle beach, and two ruined dwellings that could potentially be restored with the necessary planning permissions. With easy access to Baltimore and Skibbereen, Sherkin Island offers a vibrant community and year-round accessibility.

    If you’ve ever yearned for a private island retreat, these properties in West Cork offer the chance to live your dream. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery, tranquility, and vibrant island life that awaits you in this breathtaking corner of the world.

    – Kerry Bog Ponies: A breed of pony native to Ireland, specifically the Kerry region. They are known for their hardiness and surefootedness.
    – Panoramic views: Views that span a wide area and capture the surroundings in a panoramic manner.
    – Frontage: The extent of land that faces or borders a particular feature, such as a harbor or road.

    – Pat Maguire Properties
    – Dominic J Daly (selling agent)
    – Charles McCarthy Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Valuers