About this listing
There are two options, Entire home or sharing.....it 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.
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.
The sheep's head was a great area to discover with our children. And the house of Sheila gave us, next to a great view, a lovely place to sleep, eat and enjoy.
Sheila welcomed us very friendly and we recommend her place to everyone who likes being in the countryside. We realy felt like at home. The view is very nice as well (if the weather is fine).
Sheila was a warm and welcoming host and went above and beyond to provide us with everything we needed for our week long stay at the West Wing.
Nous remercions infiniment Sheila pour son accueil, sa disponibilité et sa gentillesse. Son gîte est un vrai petit nid d'amour où l'on se sent comme chez soi tout de suite. Les pièces sont spacieuses et il y a tout le nécessaire qui permet de passer un excellent séjour. Tout est parfait tant au niveau des commodités que du confort. Nous recommandons vivement ce lieu magique.
Sheila was a very great host. She was also absolutly helpful and gave us good tipps what to do. I can recommend her in every way. We has a great time thanks a lot
Nous avons passé deux jours en famille chez Sheila à Ahakista, et avons regretté de ne pas avoir prévu de rester davantage! Sheila nous a gentiment accueillis, nous a fait visiter la maison et nous a procuré les petites choses que nous avions omis d'apporter (adaptateur de prise électrique par exemple!). Sa (grande) maison est située dans un havre de paix, environné de montagnes et de baies ainsi que les photos le laissent deviner. La maison elle-même est très agréable, confortable, on a envie de s'y installer pour s'y reposer, lire, écrire... Bref, une belle expérience!
Thanks Sheila for a warm welcome to your idyllic hideaway in sheep's head. What an amazing view from the house!! The cottage was perfect with everything one would need to have a real enjoyable stay.
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About the Host, Sheila
Hello! I'm a fun, creative person and a teacher of Technical Drawing and Wood work. I've worked hard to renovate my house and am very proud of it.
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.
If needed I will pick you 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 minus the times I'm 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 nutrition (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.