Your chance to own an idyllic private island - and still have change from £85,000

Crehan Island comes complete with its own jetty
Gary McDonald Business Editor

FANCY owning your own private island, set on six acres of scenic woodland, boasting an abundance of wildlife, great for fishing, with its own cruiser jetty - and probably still have change from £85,000?

That unique opportunity has been presented with the sale of Crehan Island on Upper Lough Erne, close to Derryad Quay near the market town of Lisnaskea.

Described as a little piece of heaven on the Erne, Crehan Island was once part of the Cavandish Butler family estates in south west Fermanagh, which included Lanesborough Lodge near Castle Saunderson, also the neighbouring island of Inish Wrath with its fine Victorian mansion house built in the 1800s.

Today Crehan is owned by the Fermanagh-based Inishfrehne Partnership, and the island has all relevant DAERA foreshore leases, wooden hut planning, jetty and NIEA agreements in place, and is currently being marketed and promoted locally, nationally and internationally by various specialist sales platforms.

The island has come to market with a guide price of £79,750 to £85,000, and it is being seen as a superb investment opportunity.

Indeed considerable interest is expected in Ireland and further afield due to the island's unique location and peaceful location on Erne-Shannon Waterway near Crom Castle.

"This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a small part of the Upper Erne's special heritage, genuinely a place apart," according to the local agents Eadie McFarland.

Crehan Island is convenient to both Derryad and Geaglum Quays, Lisnaskea marina and boat club facilities, while Lisnaskea, with its schools, churches, medical clinic, variety of independent shops, traditional pubs, friendly restaurants and leisure facilities are all within a 15 minutes drive.

And the island town of Enniskillen is less than 45 minutes by road via the A4, with Belfast and Dublin easily accessible within a couple of hours.

There's even a helipad close by at the award-winning Watermill French restaurant at Kilmore Quay.

Expressions of interest should go to local agents (phone 028 66324831) or national agents (phone 028 90663030)

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