Duck Cottage’, a former Coastguard Station, on the water’s edge of Rutland Island, a half a mile from the Donegal mainland, is on the market for an eye-watering €455,000. 

Built in the early 1800s and modernised over recent years, the cottage is one of just fourteen homes on this unspoiled island.


Glorious sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, and rare wild flowers combine to make Rutland an exclusive hideaway in The Rosses.

Duck Cottage has its own boat slipway and a deepwater mooring allows easy access to other islands and the mainland.

There are no roads or mains water on Rutland. Pure Donegal rainwater is harvested from the cottage roof for showering and washing up.

A solar panel system helps heat the hot water.

There’s an electric two oven Aga cooker, two multi-fuel stoves, an open kitchen fire and storage radiators throughout.


A spectacular upstairs loft style lounge allows amazing views of the sea, nearby islands and the fishing boats and ferries heading for Aranmore.

A Beech and Oak Kitchen is at the heart of this cottage – ideal for get-togethers and cosy winter’s evenings. Duck Cottage will suit people with a love of the coast, boating and the countryside.

It’s a place for adventures. Homes like this rarely come on the open market.

See full listing from online here.



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