Sheilas West Wing in West Cork

House - Entire home/apt · Ahakista, Cork, Ireland

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hello all,

There are two options, Entire home or can be both in my house just email me and we'll discuss it. Read on for further info.

I have had a very interesting and successful experience with airbnb with my cottage rent peace and quiet. I've built an extension onto the cottage on the west side and my friends and family always joking and and called Sheilas "West Wing" is the name that is sticking. 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. I like welcoming people into my home. I work away from home so often I Will be away Monday to Friday so I Will be happy to have people all the week maybe some weekends I may want it all to myself but am very social so I really like meeting and having interesting conversations with people from all over the world. I travel lots myself and love meeting like minded people.

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 sheeps head way.

It is best to come by car but if you did not I can pick you up and drop you back to the bus in Bantry or Bandon where I work... It is important that the times must be close to my work times.

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 love sharing it with people as it designed to have cosy corners and large party spaces also. 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $498 /week
Monthly Price: $1422 /month
Cleaning Fee: $71
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Thanks so much to Sheila for a lovely stay at the West Wing.
    Winter storms outside, but inside was warm and welcoming,
    just like the host herself.

    December 2013
  • Nous n'avons pu passer que 2 nuits dans le Sheep's head mais c'était très agréable. La vue est magnifique. Nous avons été bien accueillis par Sheila qui a fait l'effort de parler français ! Cette maison a été très bien rénovée, elle est très confortable et agréable, malgré quelques odeurs dans la cuisine laissées je pense par de précédents locataires fumeurs...

    October 2013
    Response from Sheila:

    Merci votre suis heureuse que vous aimee cette maison. C'est une maison pas fumeur mais je ne pas la quand les locataires rester la....C'est ne pas bonne fumer dans ma maison. Je suis desolee pour la odeures de feumeurs.

    October 2013
  • We had an absolutely magical stay at Sheila's cottage on the Sheep's head peninsula. She opened up her heart and home to us in so many ways, making sure we had the best experience as possible. We went on incredible hikes and pasture walks through the area and met so many wonderful people through her! She took us Irish set dancing one night, welcomed us with tea and bread and cheese our first night, and made us feel so at home. The cottage is very cozy and homey, and there is a great nook upstairs for reading, cuddling or doing yoga. There is a washer/dryer, great wifi, a fully stocked kitchen with appliances, hot showers and incredibly comfortable beds. I couldn't recommend her home highly enough, we all can't wait to return!

    October 2013
    Response from Sheila:

    Hi Girls,

    I can honestly say I enjoyed your company. Friendly fun ladies.


    October 2013
  • fantastic house, great location/views, excellent host!

    October 2013
    Response from Sheila:

    Glad you enjoyed your hols in my West Wing.

    October 2013
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Teacher, Weight Loss Coach, Dancercise Coach, Business woman.
Hi I'm a fun, creative person, I'm a teacher of Technical Drawing and Wood work. I've worked hard to renovate my house and am very proud of it. I often have house guests: wwoofers/Helpex/family and lots friends and basically now I'll add the airbnb guests to the long list of happy visitors. I do guided hillwalks on the sheeps head way. I will pick up in Bantry and drop you back if you are traveling by bus. I'd love a longer stay couple who will look after themselves as I'm coming and going lots during school term and often am not home at all for several nights a week. During the summer I am around mostly unless I am off to France for a two week holiday usually every summer. I speak English, Irish, French, some Spanish, Italian and Japanese. I am keen on languages and love learning them. I am also very much into nuitrition and natural and herbal and I now teach Weight loss and nutrition: If anybody is interested I also teach Dancercise and fitness classes and run Weight Loss and healthy nutrition weeks and weekends. I,ve turned my life around by changing my nutrition and getting fit. I lost 45lb and totally transformed my body from fat to fit....more than happy to help you to do the same.
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