Inis Saimer is a private residential island surrounded by the quiet waters of the Erne Estuary in the town of Ballyshannon on the Wild Atlantic Way. The island has its own private jetty, and is just one minute by boat from Ballyshannon’s Mall Quay. Inis Saimer is a sheltered restful place, a discreet island retreat, yet Ballyshannon’s town centre with shops, restaurants etc. is no more than 6 minutes from the front door of the island’s historic residence.
The residence on Inis Saimer, built in the mid 1800s, is very spacious (approx. 36.5m x 6.5m total inside dimensions). It boasts a generously proportioned open plan living space, comprising a kitchen and family dining and sitting areas (approx. 6.5m x 4.5m). A large hallway (approx. 13.4m x 1.9m) connects to a bathroom (approx. 1.9m x 3.4m), three double bedrooms (approx. 3.7m x 3.9m each), and a large function/banquet room (approx. 6.6m x 12.4m).
A generous balcony/deck connects to the eastern gable and overlooks the Erne River, the Mall Quay, and the town of Ballyshannon. The large window of the function room in the western gable commands a view over the spectacular vista of the Erne Estuary, with the high dunes of Finner and the surf of Donegal Bay.
The house is connected to the national electricity grid (also to be connected to fibre optic broadband), mains water supply, and has its own septic tank. The island’s shores provide prime seatrout angling.