By Fiona Frawley
If you’ve been dreaming of a place to quite literally get away from it all, you might be interested in this island off the coast of Ballyshannon, Donegal.
Previously shown on RTÉ’s Selling Ireland’s Dream Homes, Inis Saimer is a private residential island surrounded by the sometimes tranquil waters of the Erne Estuary in Ballyshannon Harbour, perched along the Wild Atlantic Way.
While Inis Saimer is a sheltered, private place the island does have its own private floating jetty, providing safe all-tide access to Ballyshannon’s Mall Quay in just one minute by boat. So while you’d have your island haven all to yourself, you could also get over to Ballyshannon’s pubs, shops and restaurants in a flash if solitude ever gets too much for you.
The accommodation on the island is a spacious, 19th century bungalow with three bedrooms, a generous balcony/deck overlooking the Erne River and even a banquet room for hosting your soon-to-be famous island soirées.
Inis Saimer could also potentially be the dream work-from-home spot, as the house is connected to the national electricity grid, has good internet reception and has been surveyed for fibre optic broadband. Logging onto the morning office catch up from your own private island does sound tempting, in fairness.
The island is currently up on Daft.ie for €450,000 – see the full listing and find out more HERE.
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