Horse Island is a spectacular, entirely privately owned island situated in Roaring Water Bay off the coast of Schull in the outstandingly beautiful West Cork area of Ireland. Its natural landscape and beauty embodies what Ireland’s west coast landscape is so famous for. It provides for a unique private retreat second to none and offers the perceptive buyer utter tranquillity and privacy in the fast paced modern world. Located only a short boat trip from the mainland harbours of Dreenatra Pier and Rossbrien Pier and slightly longer from the fishing ports of Schull and Baltimore access points on the mainland are in easy reach.
Horse Island is 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 c. 157 acres (c. 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. The island is located only a few minutes’ commute by boat to the many access points on the mainland from the island’s modern harbour with 150 ft pier and slipway.
The island provides amazing views over Roaring Water Bay, 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