We’ve found the perfect cottage to shelter in from the Covid storm:

The world’s getting pretty crazy. Back in March, we thought this might have all blown over by now… but here we are… in our second lockdown and Christmas fast approaching.

Sometimes the best thing to do is just retreat. Duck Cottage is hidden away from all the world’s problems on a little island off the coast of Donegal- and it’s on the market for €435,000.

The former coastguard cottage on Rutland Island has been recently modernised inside while still retaining cosy charm and character- complete with open fires and wood stoves, ready for a winter on Ireland’s wild west coast.

Not only does this Donegal cottage boast a comfortable inside but you’ll also have plenty of space outside to moor your boat (or two!). Duck Cottage comes with its own private slipway. And when the tide is low, a deep water mooring allows your boat to be close at hand. The island’s harbour is just a few hundred yards away and the old landing steps allow access to the island whatever the tide.

Rutland Island features historic ruins, a harbour and landing steps and is resident to more cattle and sheep than it is people.

There are unspoilt walks, sand dunes and golden sand beaches stretching almost the entire way around the small island.

Duck cottage is for sale by private treaty and is on the market for €435,000. Click here for more photos and info.

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