About this listing
Boutique 1840's home overlooking Beara island. Set on 5 acres of landscaped, wooded & walled gardens, small beach, river with waterfall, Finnish wood-burning sauna. 3km from the fishing village of Castletownbere, and its un-spoilt rugged beauty.
We completely renovated the house 15 years ago - with a sensitivity to its history yet, combining the comforts of modern living, including underfloor heating. Standing in approximately five acres of landscaped garden and private woodland, an avenue of tall trees leads to the house, which is hidden from the road and perched on the water's edge.
You enter into the inner hall with fireplace, and piano . One is immediately struck by the rich simplicity of the design and décor. Limestone and wooden floors flow throughout.
To the right, is the kitchen, a wonderful large space with dining area and stunning views of the bay. The attention to detail extends even to the mirror backed Aga Cooker, which ensures that those with their backs to the window can still enjoy the view. The appliances, (including a dish washer, two small fridges and a separate freezer), . There is an electric hob, electric oven , Aga cooker, large belfast sink, and filtered drinking water sink.
Outside the kitchen is a small WC with sink
The atmosphere is one of informality - an ideal place for family and close friends.
Outdoors you can follow the path along the riverbank and find the waterfall where the house gets it's name from.
There is also a wood burning Finnish Sauna, outdoor shower and direct access to the beach.
The house is on two floors, the ground floor includes the kitchen with the oak table that sits 12 people. The lobby with the piano and fireplace leads into The "white" room…which is an elegant sitting room/ library -this room leads into the television room with large kick back leather chairs
the Television has sky, multi-channel and dvd player (a good selection of dvd's available).
Laundry room with american size washer and dryer.
TOP FLOOR…(6 Bedrooms/3 bathrooms)
1- master bedroom with ensuite,/(large shower in tiled sunken bath), balcony
2-double bedroom- with hand sink- sea view
3-double bedroom- with hand sink - sea view
4- bunk bed room with two double two singles- with hand sink - sea view
5- two single beds- garden view
6-one double, one single- garden view
Bathrooms 2 and 3
2- toilet , open shower and sink- with balcony
3- bath with overhead shower , and sink
Interaction with Guests
You will be met on arrival to be introduced to the house.
Many people come to the area for its spectacular sailing, fishing, cycling, kayaking, hill walking, and of course the infamous pub McCarthy's Bar (Pete McCarthy)
Bearhaven Golf club - 1km away (9 hole) and in the Nearby Glengarriff (30min by), Maureen O'Hara Golf Course (9 Hole)
The Buddhist centre, Dzogchen Beara - meditation retreat centre
The walk beside Dunboy Castle
Ireland's only Cable car - Dursey Island cable car… transporting people and livestock to the island not always together…..
Allihies Copper mine museum.
Airports are Cork and Killarney (Farranfore) -
selection of international car rental companies
Train stations - Cork and Killarney…
Small coach leaving Cork city everyday direct to Castletownbere - 1:45 min / Harrington bus service - (phone number hidden)/international call -
(phone number hidden)
Buses - arriving into town daily from various irish cities..
Local transport - taxi, car, cycle, kayak, foot
Other Things to Note
July and August one week minimum. Sept to June three night minimum.