Price €1,750,000
Land type Building Site
BER Rating
Status For sale

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Matt O'Sullivan Ltd

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Seldom does a landmark and historic property such as this come to the market and we at Matt O’Sullivan auctioneers are proud to offer it to the market. An iconic building on what is one of the most scenic and breathtakingly beautiful locations in Ireland, if not the world, this property needs to be seen to be believed.

Currently being run as a short-term holiday complex, there is a lot of scope and numerous opportunities for its use. Subject to the necessary planning requirements, the property may be used as a large family home, or a boutique hotel for example: there are many exciting possibilities.

The Coastguard Station consists of six Two-Bedroom Townhouses, with bathroom, kitchen/dining/living area and porch; one spacious three-bedroom Officer’s House with two bathrooms, large kitchen and dining/living area, and the feature one-bedroom Tower.

All units are centrally heated and the townhouses and officer’s house have open fireplaces.

The grounds measuring circa 2 acres are of low maintenance gardens, with original entrance gate and a sweeping driveway lined with impressive locally sourced stone walls.  There is a manager’s office and laundry room on site.

From an elevated site with good road frontage onto the lower and high Sky Rd the views from each and every unit are a panorama of the Atlantic Ocean, Faul, Errislannin and Mannin peninsulas. One can even see as far as Aillebrack and Roundstone in the distance.

The property was built in 1875 and after a major fire in 1922, the property fell into dereliction. It was in 1959 that the family of the current owner acquired the Coast Guard Station and in the mid 1990’s it underwent a full and sympathetic renovation using the best of local tradesmen and craftsmen.  Architecturally the reconstructed building was modeled as closely as possible on the original.

Built on a steep incline overlooking Clifden Bay and immediately adjacent to the D’Arcy Castle, it could hardly have been better situated for a sweeping view of the surrounding coastline. It is located about two and a half miles west of Clifden where the road splits into an ‘upper’ and a ‘lower’ level. The entrance is about 200 metres from the crossroads on the lower level.

From the doorstep one can access the peace and beauty of the Sky Road and walk for miles in the fresh Atlantic air. In Clifden and the surrounding area there are a variety of shops, restaurants and activities to suit every taste. The popular sandy beach of Eyrefort is just a short drive or an easy cycle away.

This is a unique opportunity to acquire an entire Coastguard property under complete ownership. Today, the building is a proud beacon on what is the majestic and captivating Sky Road.


BER: Exempt (listed building)



From Clifden town take the Sky road and continue on this road for approximately 2.5 miles. You will come to a Y junction where the low road and high road split. Take the low road and the property will be located on your right-hand side after 200m.



These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that all negotiations are conducted through Matt O’Sullivan Ltd. All properties are offered subject to contract and to being unsold.

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