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Lovely cottage in quiet location

Entire home/apt
5 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

We bought the cottage in a run-down state in 2007 and had to completely renovate it. But it has thick stone walls and lots of character and is now very comfortable. We live here much of the time but need to rent it out to pay the mortgage!

Lovely cottage in quiet location

The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Old and beautifully renovated cottage in pretty small harbour town. Fantastic countryside and coastal walks.
Cottage only a few minutes from Bay and shops but set back with pleasant views of the fields etc.
Fire and Aga/Stanley, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Garage. Small garden and roof terrace.
Homely decoration and very comfortable.
Rates variable depending on time of year from £50 per night during off season to £75 during July and August.

The house is detached and is on a quiet road five minutes from Bantry town centre, where there are shops, pubs, restaurants, banks, a cinema and a very good outdoor market every Friday.

There is a regular bus service (Eireann 236) between Bantry, Cork and Glengarriff.

Guest Access

The cottage is let out as a whole (three bedroom) house.

Interaction with Guests

If I'm not around my friend Zora, who runs a nearby riding stables establishment, is always available for help and advice.

The Neighborhood

West Cork is a very beautiful part of Ireland but doesn't suffer from the coach-loads of tourists you get in Kerry and Galway. Lots of things to see and do but this is genuine rural Ireland, not a synthetic tourist destination.

Getting Around

Parking is available in a garage attached to the house or on a track by the side of the house. There is a good bus service to Cork. Bicycles can be hired from Nigel's Bike Shop, a five-minute walk from here.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM

We wash sheets and towels and clean thoroughly between visitors but it helps if – as most people do – mess is kept to a minimum.

Dogs are not allowed as there is only a small garden and the fields at the back of the house are often occupied by sheep. Farmers tend to shoot on sight any dog seen worrying their sheep.

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Lovely cottage in quiet location

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