A WEST CLARE property has gone on the market for a sum of €9.75m.

Dunmore Bay & Horse Island is located in the Loop Head Peninsula is positioned on a sixty acre clifftop site with panoramic views of Loop Head Lighthouse, Kerry Head and the Slieve Mish Mountains.

It is the third most expensive house on the Irish market presently, topping the bill is the €12.5m Censure House in Howth, Co Dublin which is followed by the €9.85m attached to Bushey Park in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow the mansion belonging to singer Chris de Burgh.

Located near Kilbaha Bay, the mansion has deep water mooring, two pubs and a restaurant. The village of Carrigaholt is a seventeen minute drive while Kilrush and Kilkee are approximately a half hour’s drive away. If boat or car is the preferred mode of transport, a marked helicopter pad offers the alternative of air access.

An adjacent private island is included in the sale of the 1,160sq m property. A businessman from the United States who currently resides in Switzerland is understood to be the owner of the house. The house was developed on the site of a former cottage with the majority of works completed within the last two years by an array of professionals and skilled craftsmen sourced both locally and from overseas.

Joint selling agents David Ashmore of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty and Cormac O’Sullivan of Ennis-based DNG O’Sullivan Hurley have described the fusion of design within the home as “intoxicating” and advised, “achieving building consent in such a position is exceedingly unique and an increasingly unlikely feat”. The Irish Times acknowledge that the residence “may not have universal appeal”.

There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms within the house, complemented by a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room adjoining the main bedroom, a wine cellar, a glass elevator, and an indoor swimming pool that opens out to a large patio terrace and “champagne room” and changing rooms. It is surrounded by a large enclosed courtyard. A land bridge links the island and there is a small beach within the private bay.

Within the home is a classical design of ornately decorative ceiling cornices replete with gold gilding, a well-executed cantilever stone staircase with elegantly brass coated balustrades and the incorporation of original and exquisite Bossi chimneypieces blended with clean contemporary architectural design. The stair hall extends over three floors and features a remarkable cantilever stone staircase and accesses a glass elevator lift. A study on the upper floor accesses a large roof terrace and links to the rooftop reception room, both having glorious ocean views.

The pool room on the lower level opens out onto a large patio terrace and is augmented by a luxurious ‘Champagne Room’ and changing rooms. The courtyard can be accessed directly from the house, the south patio terrace or the parking courtyard. It includes a curve-fronted garden room, a lily pond and rose beds. The integral garaging can accommodate up to four cars and link to a fuel store and into the axial hall linking to the stair hall, elevator lift and kitchen.

Related News

image
Infant Hunter Molloy 'radiated love and lived his life fully'
ennistymon lea debate 1
The Electoral Chair: Ennistymon local electoral area debate
knappogue castle 1
Knappogue Castle to open as private residence this year
SONY DSC
€8.7m funding approved for Scariff regeneration project
Latest News
SONY DSC
€8.7m funding approved for Scariff regeneration project
bunratty castle 2
Haugh highlights movie potential of Clare
garda
Woman sustained broken eye socket, broken ribs, collapsed lung, stitches to face from alleged assault by then boyfriend
clare v tipperary minor 30-04-24 dermot coughlan 1
'We lost it in the first fifteen minutes' - Coughlan on Clare's exit in minor semi-final
ennis courthouse tent 24-02-21 4
Jail warning for mother of three who walks children on daily six mile round school trip
Premium
ennis courthouse tent 24-02-21 4
Jail warning for mother of three who walks children on daily six mile round school trip
ennistymon v st breckans 07-07-23 liam cotter 1
Cusack Cup champions Ennistymon still unbeaten
leonard cleary 2
Tributes to Corofin's Cleary as he bids farewell to Council
avenue utd v newmarket celtic 12-05-24 team champions 1
Avenue Utd win Premier Division title
ennis municipal district le24 candidates
The Electoral Chair: Ennis Municipal District election debate

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top