Coastal cottage on the market as ideal island escape

written by Rachel McLaughlin April 7, 2021

A coastal cottage in West Donegal is catching the attention of property fans who are dreaming of a summer escape with a difference.

Duck Cottage on Rutland Island sits between Burtonport and Arranmore, offering its own slipway for direct sea access.

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The former coastguard station is a nautical themed hideaway for anyone who wants to “shelter from the Covid storm”, according to the seller.

It’s on the market for €435,000, and is said to be a rare catch.

Duck Cottage, Rutland Island. Photo: daft.ie

“Island homes like this rarely come on the open market,” said the listing.

“Built in the early 1800s and modernised over recent years, Duck Cottage is one of just fourteen properties on this unspoiled island. It can sleep up to 9 people. Glorious sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, and rare wild flowers combine to make Rutland an exclusive hideaway in The Rosses. A perfect place to shelter from the Covid storm!

“Duck Cottage has its own boat slipway. And when the tide is low, a deep water mooring allows your boat to be nearby to give easy access to other islands and the mainland. The island harbour is just a few hundred yards away and the old landing steps allow access to the island whatever the tide.”

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Duck Cottage, Rutland Island. Photo: daft.ie

Duck Cottage, Rutland Island. Photo: daft.ie

It’s back to basics for anyone who buys the property, as 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.

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

Duck Cottage, Rutland Island. Photo: daft.ie

Duck Cottage, Rutland Island. Photo: daft.ie

Duck Cottage, Rutland Island. Photo: daft.ie

“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 nature, the coast, unspoilt beaches, boating and the countryside. It’s a place for adventures.”

Does a cottage by the sea float your boat? Check out the listing on: https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-rutland-island-burtonport-co-donegal/2515577


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