Live in a 200-year-old Irish lighthouse

This property comes with it’s own historic lighthouse

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Ireland’s historic Clare Island Lighthouse has hit the market. Listed for $5.2 million, the property offers a unique, cliffside living space full of rustic wonder.

“It is one of the most unique properties to come on the Irish country-homes market in a long time,” agent Philip Guckian told Mansion Global. “This impressive home with its spacious accommodation has truly spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding islands.”

The Clare Island Lighthouse is rich in history, as well as stylish comfort.

“Clare Island Lighthouse is a distinctive nautical landmark perched on the top of the craggy cliffs at the northern end of Clare Island,” the listing said. “It dates back to 1806, when it was built by the Marquis of Sligo and was one of the thirteen Irish lighthouses taken over by the Ballast Board in 1810. In 1816 the original lighthouse was destroyed by a fire caused by the snuffing’s of a candle wick. The new second tower was erected in 1818. Throughout the years, the Inspecting Committee made several attempts to decommission Clare Island Lighthouse. In 1958 it became a relieving station and just 5 years later it became unwatched. The lighthouse was decommissioned on the 29th September 1965 at 7:45 a.m. when its light was extinguished after 159 years of unbroken service.”

Now renovated for luxury living, the lighthouse and surrounding property offer a number of amenities.

“Standing tall watching over Achill, Westport and beyond, Clare Island Lighthouse was once a safe haven for sailors and now this majestic property offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in one of the most spectacularly scenic locations in Ireland,” the listing said. “It was lovingly restored and transformed into luxury accommodation overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. It comprises of a collection of buildings including two towers, a number of small cottages and converted outbuildings.”

Listing by Philip Guckian and Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates