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The School Master’s House, Cape Clear Island, Ireland, P81 XF21


Detached House

For Sale



0.50 acres

130 sq.m.


'This house is wonderful, with beautiful geometries inside and out, light-filled rooms and has one of the best views in the world'
Peter Murray, Art Critic & Author

Dating from early Victorian times, this property was originally built as the residence for the headmaster of the island's National School.

It enjoys a magnificent southerly aspect over South Harbour to the ocean, Fastnet lighthouse and the surrounding countryside. Set on circa half an acre, it is approached over a private lane from the public road, which creates a great sense of seclusion and privacy.

The house is in good repair throughout having been well maintained over the years. The accommodation consists of Kitchen, 2 Reception Rooms, Bathroom and Utility Room on the ground floor, with two large bedrooms on the first floor.

The property also benefits from a detached self-contained guest chalet with open plan living space including kitchen units and a shower room/wc. It could also be utilised for a number of other purposes, such as a studio or home office.

A most attractive feature is the south-facing terrace from which you can enjoy the wonderful aspect and spectacular sunsets.

Located toward the centre of the island, c. 1 mile from the main ferry point at North Harbour. Cape Clear Island is just off the South-West coast of Cork, serviced by a regular passenger ferry from Baltimore village and seasonally from Schull. The boat trip takes approx. 40 minutes. Cape Clear has a year-round population of about 120 people.

The vibrant market town of Skibbereen is just a short 15-minute drive from the Baltimore ferry point. It has numerous excellent shops, supermarkets, a bustling country market, restaurants and a host of other public services, including Ludgate digital hub with 1GB connectivity with desks/rooms available to hire for individuals, start-ups or established companies.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Living Room: 4.5m x 3.2m. Fireplace.

Kitchen: 3.2m x 2.6m. Fitted units, Jotul wood/coal stove with back boiler.

Sitting Room: 3.2m x 5.5m. Fireplace.

Rear Hall

Bathroom: wc, wash-hand basin, bath.

Utility Room/Cloakroom: wc, wash-hand basin.

First Floor
Bedroom (1): 4.2m x 5.2m. Fireplace, wash-hand basin.
Bedroom (2): 5.5m x 4.0m. Fireplace, wash-hand basin.

Detached Chalet:

Open Plan Living Space: 5.6m x 3.6m. Fitted kitchen units, pitched ceiling with beams.

Shower Room: wc, wash-hand basin, shower.


Garden Store


Mains water

Septic tank sewerage disposal

Back Boiler

Plumbed for central heating (Ground Floor)

Title: Freehold

Price Guide:
Offers in excess of €400,000

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