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Located on the beautiful award winning Sheepshead Peninsula in W.Cork Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge is ideally situated fot that relaxing break away.
The house is situated in 4 acres of grounds some lawned other areas to fields and rough pasture with ponds as a nature trial. We welcome pets, but we do insist that they are kept under strict control at all times. There are Ducks, Chickens, Conemara Ponies and a goat within the grounds.
The House has views over Dunmanus Bay and the Mizenhead and is 1/2 mile from the sea.
An ideal base for walking "The Sheepshead Way" we offer free "drop offs" & "pick ups" so you can base your walking holiday from your own "home from home."
Discounts offered to Guide dog owners, puppy walkers & approved respite breaks.
Wheel chair access.
Located 12 Miles from Bantry town in West Cork Ireland
Your host's are Mike Hegarty & Julia Bird, Mike is from a maritime background as Capt in the Merchant Navy, A former member of Poole Lifeboat Crew & Humber Rescue and Julia was formerly director of the Theatre Royal Bath and was responsible for the creation of Peter Ustinov's one man show. memrobilia from which are displayed around the house.
Very very calm place to stay. Mike and Julia will give you great advice and great welcome to their house. There are a lot of animals in the garden that wont disturb you but it's cool to see the interaction between them in the morning :)
The breakfast is home made and love made. The place is a bit hard to find. Ask Mike and Julia the GPS position.
We had an amazing time at the cottage. The view and the whole environment was just breathtaking!
Mike and Julia were the nicest host we met on our journey! They made us feel really welcome and we had a breakfast family- style!
We great stay at Carbery Cottage. It exceeded our expectations. The room was nice. The breakfast was fantastic. And, the Sheep's Head peninsula was a mecca for hikers. Julia and Mike were great hosts and provided excellent local information - spectacular restaurants, routes to take ... It couldn't have been better.
"Very friendly and easy going hosts - but still very attentive and professional. From the moment I arrived I felt totally at ease and was made to feel at home.
The place was bright and airy, clean and well appointed - even though fully booked it was very quiet and peaceful. I had a lovely breakfast and chatted with the owners and the other guests and had a really nice start to the day.
The rural location is still easy to get to, with great views across the countryside down to the bay." Julian
This is an idyllic location full of charm. Mike and Julia are friendly and the menagerie of animals makes the stay even more fun if you are an anal lover. If you're lucky Dizzy the Duck will warm up to you and give you nibble-kisses. Breakfast was delicious, too. It's a beautiful area you shouldn't miss out on! Thank you to Julia and Mike for a great stay!
Lovely place and lovely host. Breakfast was very tasty and the boys loved talking duck ;-)
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Mike was a former Merchant Navy Captain and volunterr lifeboat crew with Poole Lifeboat and Humber Rescue after many years in the shipping industry he moved to West Cork and intitially leased a small country bar and eventually established CCGL with Julia. Julia Clotworthy Bird prior to moving to Ireland was Director of The Theatre Royal Bath and one of her many success stories within the theatre world was the establishment of Peter Ustinov's one man show. Memrobilia adorn the walls of Carbery Cottage. (mostly the cloakroom walls!) . Julia is also an artist some of which are displayed and Mike laterly worked within the music industry of which various items are displayed.
Mike is also a qualified Dog Trainer and classes can be arranged. We also operate a 46ft sailing charter yacht "Merlin" through Carbery Sailing Day/ evening/Overnight trips can be arranged.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Mike & Julia.