About this listing
This is an extremely comfortable and well equipped home with stunning views and a balcony from which to enjoy them. There is a very comfy and cosy den for reading or tv. King size bed and dressing room, comfy double bedroom ensuite. Large yoga room!
Welcome to your holiday on the Sheep's Head peninsula. My West Wing is an entire home and it is all yours to enjoy a home away from home experience. I have two separate Airbnb listing at this one address.
2 large bedrooms, a large front room the "dawn ballroom" perfect for yoga dancing and large dinner parties and when the table is extended. There are two bathrooms one upstairs and a downstairs wc and shower wet room. kitchen is large and a delight to cook in. I have designed it and built it while living next door in the cottage "Rent Peace and Quiet and hillwalk" also listed on Airbnb. Guests will have a peaceful tranquil location with spectacular views and it is a delight for anyone who needs to escape the city and just breath. The neighbours are sweet and farming and fishing and arts and crafts types. There are two pubs one has a restaurant and both have really picturesque beer gardens overlooking the harbour. The village of Ahakista is rather tiny with just two pubs an art gallery/coffee shop and garden, a school and a church (all spread out) There are two other villages on the penninsula, Durrus and Kilcrohane and we are halfway between them. There are shops and cafes in both villages. Lots of hill walkers come for easy and unspoilt walking routes called the sheep's head way.
It is best to come by car as there really is very poor public transportation. I have had cycling tour guests who arrived and stayed to rest at the end of their journey.
My place is unique or special as it has a lovely character without the perfection that makes hotels and modern houses boring and soulless. I love it and am very proud of it and I hope you will love it as much as I do.
Thanks for considering my West Wing for your holiday destination.
wifi internet/restaurant and bars.
You have full access to the entire space of the West Wing which is now called Wild Atlantic way view. which has a large 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, den and balcony. Enjoy !
Interaction with Guests
I meet my guests on arrival, show you around the house, chat and possibly have a cuppa and scones, tell you about the area and give you maps and show you brochures, local tips and things to do and see etc.
Great views, Eden award winning area of natural unspoilt scenery. Great little pubs and bar food, great hiking and biking available, sailing trips available in Ahakista. Sheep's Head walking routes.
Other Things to Note
Hot water plentiful and set on timer from 7 till 8 morning and evening.
Heating is underfloor heating in winter, there is also a very large stove which is lovely to snuggle in front of.
Free 360 panoramic view of hills and sea.
4 seasons in one day be prepared with layers and waterproofs suitable hiking footwear. Sheep's head walking trails are marked and suitable for all levels.
Pubs restaurants cafe all just one mile from the house.
games and books
Visiting fox and rabbits
no smoking indoors
Treat my home like its yours if you love it as much as I love mine.
Wash up dishes pots and pans or use dishwasher.
Use coasters as I have beautiful wood tables and they will damage and get rings if coasters are not used.
no dirty shoes/hiking boots inside. slippers provided.
Leave my house as you found it with fond memories and a wish to return.
Hello! I'm a fun, creative person and a teacher of Technical Drawing and Wood work. I've worked hard and put every penny I've earned towards the renovation of my cottage and the building of the West Wing, It has taken ten years of every weekend and summer holiday of working/diy on my property, It has been a labour of love and I am very proud of it.
Hobbies long distance sea swimming, hill walking, dancing all sorts including Irish Set dancing, Salsa and Swing dancing.
I've had all kinds of house guests over the years: WWOOFers, Helpex-ers, Family and lots Friends. Now I'll add the airbnb guests to the long list of happy visitors. I lead guided hillwalks on the Sheeps Head Way.
When I was 22 I backpacked around the world, for about 2 years. Then I returned to Ireland a began my studies as a Woodwork and Technical drawing teacher.
I speak English, Irish, French,