Two lighthouse cottages for sale in Donegal for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment

Two lighthouse cottages for sale in Donegal for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment
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A rare chance to own not one but TWO lighthouse keeper's cottages on your own stunning island off Co Donegal has come up.

And the asking price for the 7-acre site is less than the cost of most one bedroom apartments throughout Ireland.

The cottages, which boasts six bedrooms measuring more than 2,550 sq feet, are on Rathlin O Birne Island approximately three nautical miles off the mainland at Malinbeg Head.

And despite needing some love and attention, the entire plot with breathtaking views is on the market for a jaw-dropping €75,000.

Two lighthouse cottages for sale in Donegal for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment

Unfortunately, the stunning lighthouse overlooking the cottages do not come as part of the package.

The uninhabited island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and provides excellent panoramic views towards Slieve League and the entrance to Silver Stand Beach in Malinbeg.

The property also consists a grassy headland connected to the main island by a sea arch which is bonded on each side by stone walls creating a sheltered walkway to the main access point onto the Island positioned on the mainland side.

Two lighthouse cottages for sale in Donegal for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment

The lighthouse which overlooks the cottages was originally built between 1847-1856 and designed by George Halpin.

Halpin designed and supervised the construction of many lighthouses throughout Ireland, including those on Tory Island, St. John’s Point, Fanad Head, Inishowen, Rotten Island near Killybegs, and on Inishtrahull in Co Donegal.

Rathlin O Birne's lighthouse is fully functional, remotely controlled lighthouse, operated and managed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights but not included in the sale.

Two lighthouse cottages for sale in Donegal for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment

Estate agents DNG Dorrian have described the cottages as a "unique coastal hideaway positioned in Donegal Bay."

However, they have warned potential buyers that there are no services on the island and is only accessible by boat via shoreline landing (no slipway servicing the island).

The owners of the cottages have also asked the estate agents to warn any prospective buyers to contact the auctioneer first before attempting land on the island and/or accessing the internal parts of the buildings.

Two lighthouse cottages for sale in Donegal for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment

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