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Converted barn on working farm. Large 6 acre vista on coastal setting with panoramic sea views. Quiet beaches a stones throw. Property sits in a secluded location with plants and trees teaming the surrounding. You will find geese, donkeys and hens roaming the gardens. This property suits an escape from the hussle and bussle where you can cook in our open fire, take long walks or retreat to the comforts of the newly renovated cottage. Food mecca Midleton is the nearest town 10 min drive away with shops, excellent restaurants and of course the world renowned Old Midleton Distillery which boasts the world’s largest pot still and produces world famous Jameson and Midleton rare whiskey. Just a 15 minute drive to Ballymaloe House, the renowned Irish country house hotel and restaurant owned and run by the Allen family for over 40 years. The recent Grain Store is a vibrant intimate music venue and conference hall that caters for art exhibitions, weddings, concerts, parties, dances, fashion shows and fund-raisers.
This was absolutely the best Airbnb stay I've had. The house is simply beautiful, and the gardens and views are amazing. My husband and I spent a mini-honeymoon here, and it was perfect.
Keneth was out of town during our visit, but he checked in regularly, and his neighbor made us feel so welcome. I can't wait until we can visit again!
We were warmly welcome by Keneth`friend/ neighbour Yvonne who showed us around and was always there when we needed her.
We loved the fresh eggs and herbs /salad from " our " garden and enjoyed the good films/ books and music in "our" living room.
EVERYTHING was just perfect.
Keneth`converted barn is a piece of paradise on earth (stunning location, beautiful interior design)
We (2 adults 2 kids) had a lovely relaxed week in the barn. There is a lovely relaxed cosy atmosphere in the barn and the location of the barn is really secluded. Our daughters really enjoyed the chickens, geese, donkeys and cows! Kenneth was a great host, leaving essentials including towels and fresh flowers. And throughout the week we were offered more towels, firewood, bread , eggs etc Inch beach is only a 5 min drive and we would really recommend it. The roads around the area are quite remote so be prepared! Whitegate has a good little supermarket and playground as does Cloyne both of which are 10-15 mins away. We had lovely food out in blackbird in ballycotton and in ballymaloe house which are only a little further afield. We also did day trips to cork city, clonakility and kinsale, and fota island and cobh. We also went to trabolgan which is only 10 mins away. We would definitely stay again if he could somehow extend the barn as soon we will have 3 kids!
Keneth made our stay unforgettable. The House is wonderful and has everything you need. Location is just beautiful and a good place to relax and go for walks. Cork, Kinsale and Ballycotton are nice places to visit and easy to reach by car. I liked the Donkey so much :-) Thanks Keneth once again for everything we had a wonderful time.
Tout était fantastique chez Keneth : la réception (il nous attendait avec une douzaine d'œufs de ses poules et des pommes de terre de son jardin), la maison était en tout point conforme à la description offerte sur le site, rien ne manquait pour rendre le séjour agréable et confortable, la vue était magnifique et l'environnement, d'un calme reposant. Ces trois journées passées chez Keneth étaient les dernières de nos vacances. Nous avons tellement apprécié l'endroit que nous avons annulé nos plans de visite à Cork et au château de Blarney pour profiter pleinement des lieux et refaire le plein d'énergie avant le retour à la maison. Mission accomplie.
We spent spent 5 weeks in this amazing property in Ballyshane East Cork. The Barn is spacious, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We really appreciated the comfortable king-size bed! The garden is superb - bursting with fresh veggies, which we devoured. Kenneth was incredibly generous with his time and attention. We had everything we needed - often before we even had a chance to ask.
The location was perfect for us. A spectacular coastal location. Beautiful walks right from the property, including access to the long coastal trail. We could reach Cork City within 30 minutes, but found that we had most of what we needed within 15 minutes of the house. Middleton is a great little town with a wide range of amenities - including a fabulous pilates studio. We are foodies and were particularly happy to find some very good restaurants, excellent local markets and extensive organic food options at our finger tips. The Ballymaloe hotel and cooking school and shop are superb resources in this area.
Prior to our stay in the Barn, we had spent 2 wonderful months traveling around Ireland. We are already making plans for an extended stay at the Barn in Ballyshane next summer. Highly recommended!
Gorgeous place, among the best I've stayed anywhere, and an incredibly generous host Keneth - we arrived to find not just bread, milk, fresh laid eggs etc but also coffee, teas, a bottle of wine, bits & pieces in the fridge, you name it. Far enough away from towns to feel secluded & special, but also not that far (15-20 min drive) to places like midleton & its terrific Saturday farmers market (definitely go there for the fresh local produce, hot chocolate & ballymaloe stand). We loved it: we introduced our baby daughter to the two resident donkeys, walked over the fields to see the sea (local beaches are short drives away), cooked in the well-provides for kitchen, lazed by the fired... We're missing it already. Highly, highly recommend it. Worth the drive south from Dublin, even on a short holiday to Ireland as we did.
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