About this listing
The bedroom [approximately 110 square feet ]is en-suite and sleeps two. It can be accessed through a separate entrance but is close to the kitchen/living room .
The house which is spacious and colourful [we are a family of artists] is built on a hillside only 200 yards off the N 71 but it seems secluded because it is hidden by trees . I love gardening and am very proud of my beautiful acre of flowers and vegetables [with the occasional gorse covered rocky outcrop]
Leap village is half a mile away [the Cork bus stops here] . Leap has one shop/filling station, four pubs, a cafe and three restaurants. It 'touches' an inlet of sea that widens to the open sea two miles away.
Leap is a perfect place from which to explore West Cork. On the western side of the bay is Union Hall, a colourful fishing village and on the Eastern side is Glandore, a very beautiful centre for sailing. There are numerous beautiful bays and locations a short drive/walk away. Bantry Bay is a three quarters of an hour drive away and the peninsulas...Mizen, Sheep's Head and The Beara Peninsula can all be explored on day trips.
We're so glad that we had a chance to stay with Joy and Michael in Leap. Their home and garden is a very special place, showing years of creative love and attention that was put into creating the space. Add to this the gentle, healthy energy they both bring to the table, and you have an exceptional Airbnb experience.
Joy nous a accueilli avec un charmant plateau de fraises du jardin et un choix de thé impressionnant. Elle nous a accueilli avec douceur et simplicité avec quelques mots gentils en français. Sa maison et son jardin sont très spacieux et naturels. Sa discussion sur l'art et la botanique très intéressante. Le breakfast a été parfait.
Ses conseils touristiques ont été judicieux. Merci beaucoup Joy et see you latter !
Joy was a very lovely host. She gave us a warm welcoming and gave us helpful information concerning the area.
If you look for quiet and wonderful nature you are right in this place.
Très bon séjour dans la maison de Joy située au milieu d'un jardin magnifique très fleuri. Joy a partagé le thé et ses fraises, production maison avec nous. Mais surtout nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement et je regrette de ne pas avoir prévu un plus long séjour pour faire un peu plus connaissance.
Joy's place is just beautiful - not too easy to find, but worth searching. We had a nice breakfast and enjoyed our stay very much.
Joy und ihr Mann waren wundervolle Gastgeber! Das Frühstück war sehr lecker. Wir fühlten uns wie zu Hause und hatten viele gute Gespräche. Danke!
We had a great one night stay with Joy. The room was cosy and met our needs very well. We enjoyed a good chat with Joy and loved the artistic warmth of her home. We were given excellent tips where to visit for supper (Union Hall) and for local sightseeing beautiful riverscapes. We really enjoyed our breakfast. A great start to our3 day car tour of West Cork.
Sorry to take so long responding but have had lots of visitors [ relations] .
Glad you enjoyed your Mizen trip and i passed on your good wishes to Chris and Michael.
Thank you so much for the suggested directions. When I get around to it I will change it. You aren't the first to find my directions confusing.
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and thank you for such a good review! Best Wishes, Joy
About the Host, Joy
I like one to one conversation, gardening, travelling and good food [healthy usually but not always] I love reading, drawing/painting, walking , intelligent conversation...
People and life interest me . I am a member of Couchsurfing and people who have stayed said that I am very welcoming and kind.
I am quite quiet ...not the life and soul of the party. However, I am warm , thoughtful and welcoming and will care about your comfort ...your stay. I love West Cork and know quite a lot about its history and can direct you to various places of historical interest locally. What I won't want to do is take you to local pubs etc. I will point you in a particular direction and leave it to you.