The Admiral’s House, Rerrin, Bere Island, Beara, Co. Cork

  • Size

    200 m²

  • Bedrooms

    6 beds

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Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 200 m²

The Admiral s House sits serenely in an elevated site on Bere Island and comprises an attractive 2 storey, 6 bedroom house located within a few minutes walk from the island village of Rerrin. The property is easily accessible via the regular Ferries. The marina and access to the foreshore are adjacent. This wonderful period residence, with breath-taking elevated views over Castletownbere harbour with Hungary Hill standing tall in the background, making The Admirals House a unique opportunity set in an enviable location.

The Admiral s House
The house is bright and spacious with high ceilings and has been restored and renovated whilst maintaining the unique character. The living rooms with large picture windows take advantage of the magnificent sea views, each having the benefit of open fireplaces.

The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance porch, sitting room and dining room, galley style kitchen, utility room, guest bedroom en-suite, wet-room, office and a guest wc. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms all en-suite, a guest wc and ample storage areas.

The many enhancing features of this fine residence include double glazed windows, oil-fired central heating system, open fireplaces and timber/carpet floors throughout.

The mature landscaped grounds add to the ambience of this fine property. The garden includes a seating area which is ideal for entertaining and is bordered with mature trees and shrubbery. There is a small detached outbuilding to the rear of the property.

In 1797 the first Royal navy entered the calm waters of Berehaven Harbour and established a naval base as a precaution of more attacks from the Spanish after the fall of Dunboy and attempted invasion by the French Armada, with the harbour then described as Being entered, the tides are slack, there are a good anchorage and convenient places to bring ships on ground, and smooth water, five fathoms deep at low water mark. Towards the north end it grows much larger, is at least a league over, and of capacity sufficient to contain all the ships of Europe.

By way of a compulsory purchase order by the British War Department in 1898, fortifications were built to protect British Dreadnoughts when they were in port. Accommodation for officers and men, along with store houses and other ancillary buildings were also constructed at this time. Local knowledge says that The Admiral s House was built at this time used by the naval officers but not the army and that is how it got its prestigious name.

The Admiral s House enjoys a remarkable position within the scenic Island of Bere Island in West Cork and is easily accessible via Berehaven Harbour and the Island Marina.


The Admiral's House, Rerrin, Bere Island, Beara, Co. Cork

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