Our beautiful farmhouse offers privacy plus all the comforts of home in a secluded location, with shops, pubs, cove swimming and sailing just minutes away! Perfect for 4-8 guests, with gorgeous views, large kitchen and master bedroom, a fireplace and wood stove for coziness!
Nestled into a valley between the towns of Bantry and Ballydehob--just minutes from the sea, and many great swimming coves--this 8-acre property is secluded and private, yet amenities such as the health food store, and Rosie’s (one of Ireland’s great local pubs!) are conveniently located nearby. The south-facing farmhouse at Shronagree (nose-of-the-wind) is a spacious and comfortable 4 bedroom residence. The house is a perfect mix of open social spaces and private areas, with fabulous views from all rooms. The en suite, large master bedroom is about the size of an entire New York City apartment! A geothermal heat pump provides underfloor heating and hot water. There are 2.5 bathrooms, a fireplace in the sitting-room, and a wood stove in the living room. The kitchen has a gas stove and dishwasher, and excellent tasting drinking water is provided by an on-site well. The house has its own washer and dryer, plus Internet access to round out all the modern necessities!
The area has plenty of year-round activities. We find the local newspaper, The Southern Star, to be a great source of information. A short drive to the west takes you sailing in the town of Schullis, and to the east, enjoy the rich history of Skibbereen. The walking routes of West Cork are famous, and travelers come from around the world for these amazing journeys. There is a vibrant arts community, and many artists, writers and musicians have used the house for various creative projects.
Enjoy, create, and take in the stars. They are quite spectacular in this valley!
Guests have access to the entire house with no off-limit spaces.
There is a caretaker nearby to answer any questions. We will have literature with house information on arrival. We would not be interacting with guests as we would not be present during the guest's stay.
This is a very special part of the world. You are in the midst of rural farming Ireland, with artists scattered throughout the area. Most young families grow their own food and are living rich, sustainable lives. There is always something interesting to do, but if you feel like having a peaceful retreat, you can do that too.
We recommend having a car, but guests have stayed here with bicycles as their only transport. The walking is fabulous!