ROBINSON Crusoe may have had all the palm trees and coconuts he wanted, but he would have given his Man Friday for just one night at the Beach House on Heir Island.
This four-bedroomed home, overlooking the white sandy beach and crystal clear waters of Roaring Water Bay, has everything a 21st-century castaway could need.
Asking €425,00, it’s not far from the island’s pier, ideally placed to take advantage of all that Heir Island has to offer, but with the nearby convenience of the mainland, which is easily accessible.
The cosy retreat features a wood burning stove, oak floors and Aga cooker, as well as a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer and Belfast sink.
Sited on just over two acres, the Beach House incorporates a separate studio that can easily double as guest accommodation.
The light-filled spacious kitchen leads to a comfortable living room with a multi-fuel stove and panoramic views of the sea at the end of the driveway.
Just off the living and dining area, you’ll find the shower room and the first of the four bedrooms – all of which have sea and coastal views.
An ash staircase leads to three bedrooms and a bathroom. As with the bedroom on the ground floor, these bedrooms are bright and warm, providing an oasis of calm following a day of swimming, fishing, boating or beach combing. A relaxing soak in the claw legged, roll top bath followed by an evening with a good book in the cosy snug watching the fishing boats heading out to haul their pots of lobster and crab, would be a perfect way to end another day as a castaway on Heir Island.
The agent is Pat Maguire Properties at The Square, Skibbereen, phone 028 22822 or see patmaguireproperties.com for more.