Car and boat great add-ons

LAST time around, there was a flood of interest and a flurry of auction bids for Harbour Cottage, on Long Island off the south west coast of Ireland, and it sold well, in competitive bidding.

In 2004, this handsomely set cottage on the easily accessible island in Roaringwater Bay went up for sale guiding €280,000, and sold for a price in the low €300,000s at an eventual auction, with five bidders keen on it and giving chase.

Now, after the further rise, and fall to a low ebbing property market, the waterside house is back up for sale — complete with car and 16’ boat — after an intervening period of use and further spending on improvements.

And, this time around, asking price is again €280,000, so the vendor is facing a straight up loss, as well as the thousands more spent on upgrades.

Selling agents for Harbour Cottage are Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, who describe it as delightful.

Re-roofed, much improved and with kitchen by noted Kilkenny joiner Clive Nunn, it has features like a half door, stone fireplace, open beam ceiling and terracotta tiled floors.

Access to Long Island, adjacent to the shoreline in Roaringwater Bay, is from spots like Schull itself, and from Colla Pier, and Harbour Cottage is offered for sale with 6ft Orkney Longliner Boat with 15 horsepower outboard and a Toyota Corolla as an island getabout.

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