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looking across the Kenmare Bay to the McGillicuddy ReeksBothar Bui is your own private village...
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Unique Seafront House in West Cork

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Unique Seafront House in West Cork

Entire house
12 guests5 bedrooms9 beds2 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
9 beds
2 baths
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Bothar Bui is nestled on a secluded hillside overlooking Kenmare Bay on the Beara peninsula in the heart of Ireland’s scenic South West.

Designed by renowned Irish architect Robin Walker, this unique modernist assemblage of historic farm buildings and contemporary structures works as a rare family holiday retreat. The house makes the best use of its quiet location, surrounded by 12 acres of indigenous oak woodland leading down to a small harbor with private shoreline.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 couches

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


96 Reviews

Charlie User Profile
November 2018
A must if you get the chance. The space is beautiful and one of a kind. Staying here feels like having your own village. It was designed by the architect Robin Walker who worked with and was a contemporary of Mies Van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier. If you are headed up or down the …
Karen User Profile
September 2018
It's a beautiful location with outstanding views. If you're looking for a very rustic experience, this is the place for you.
James User Profile
December 2017
A perfect place to stay! The living spaces were gorgeous and the views were even better. We stayed during late December, and the heat kept the place plenty warm. Amazing trail down to the ocean. Wish we had stayed longer!
Kandis User Profile
June 2017
We came to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. We couldn't have picked a better place in which to create and savor those memories. Sarah and Kieran are the perfect host's. The location is remote, but offers the most Beautiful scenery. I would definitely recommend it to all.
Alley User Profile
October 2016
Sarah was amazing, and Bothar Bui is an unbelievable gem. The pictures don't do it justice at all -- the charm, luxury, yet also simplicity -- it is just pure magic. Such an inspiring and creative and romantic place to spend our time. The location is also INCREDIBLE. The enti…
Kurt User Profile
October 2016
this location is remote in a very beautiful area, but be prepared to negotiate terrain, especially in poor weather.
Marion User Profile
September 2016
Sarah made us feel very welcome. She met us at the end of the drive and showed us everything we needed to know about the house. We loved our stay. The views were lovely and the house was beautiful. We lit a peat fire in the kitchen every night and experienced the best of …

Hosted by Sarah

Castletown-Bearhaven, IrelandJoined in January 2014
Sarah User Profile
99 Reviews
7 References
I am an artist and gallery owner, originally from Dublin, living in the Beara peninsula sinceI love travelling myself and I really enjoying meeting the guests who come to Bothar Bui, I like seeing their reaction to the house and the location as one of my favourite things is to vi…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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