Ninorc house in beautiful Bantry

House - Entire home/apt · N, Cork, Cork, Ireland

Ninorc is a 19th century Irish farmhouse that has been faithfully restored and modernised to bring it up to 21st century standards. The house is on a working farm and your host Breda lives on this farm with her family.

Your host, Breda
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Ninorc is a 19th century Irish farmhouse that has been faithfully restored and modernised to bring it up to 21st century standards. The house is on a working farm and your host Breda lives on this farm with her family.

The Space

The house has 4 bedrooms upstairs (one ensuite) and one bedroom downstairs (which can function as an additional living room). In addition, there are two bathrooms, both of which have power showers (one upstairs and one downstairs). There is a modern kitchen with all the appliances you would expect as well as crockery and cutlery. There is conservatory dining room off the kitchen, which opens to a patio. There is a main living room for relaxing with a wood fired stove and TV. Wifi internet is also provided. Outside, there are two substantial gardens and splendid views of the lush West Cork countryside.

The house is just 5 minutes drive from the busy market town on Bantry, which is also a fishing port. Bantry has a major supermarket and other shops and services located in the centre of the town. Fridays see a well established artisan food market with produce from the surrounds on sale (check out the Gubeen cheeses & salamis or the wonderful Baking Emporium breads and cakes). There are five restaurants in the town, ranging from the award winning Fish Kitchen to bistros such as The Brick Oven and Tractors. There are a number of cafes, including the fantastic Organico as well as Floury Hands and de Barras.

Bantry has plentiful night life, especially during the summer and weekends, notably in the Anchor Bar, Ma Murphys and the The Mariner (live music venue). Bantry is home to Bantry House and Gardens, which is an Anglo-Irish mansion and garden of international fame. There is an 18 hole Golf course in Bantry and a 9 hole in the nearby village of Glengarriff. As a port the town provides access to the bay for those interested in sailing, angling or just those interested in touring the bay and islands.

The house is located very conveniently for touring the three peninsulae (the Mizen peninsula, the Sheeps Head peninsula and the Beara peninsula) that are located in this part of south west Ireland. Each of these peninsula has it's own character and are filled with small villages, wonderful walks and cosy bars and restaurants. On the Mizen peninsula is the lovely village of Schull, which has many and varied restaurants as well as daily ferries to the Irish speaking island of Cape Clear. The house is 20 minutes drive from the lively town of Skibberren and 30 minutes from the busy Baltimore (home to lovely pizza and oysters in La Jolie Brise).

Cork City is an hour away by car and is the main air access point for this area through the airport. The nearest ferry terminal with access to the UK is Rosslare in Wexford. There is a summer ferry service to and from France in Cork City.

Guest Access

Guests who would like to walk on the farm should ask Michael (the farmer) beforehand as some farm animals can be dangerous. Ninorc is situated on a dry stock cattle farm and the usual safety precautions apply if walking on the farm.

Interaction with Guests

Michael, Breda and their son Brian (along with his family) live on the farm and if necessary are easily contactable.

The Neighborhood

Bantry is a friendly and tolerant market town situated on Bantry Bay, which is one of Ireland's largest and deepest harbours. Nearby are other harbours such as Kenmare and Baltimore.

Getting around

West Cork is a rural tourist destination and therefore public transport is limited. A car is essential. There are parking spaces for at least three cars at Ninorc.

Other Things to Note

Long stay guests (1 month or more) must take responsibility for the oil heating and electricity bills. The meters for both can be checked on arrival and departure and the bill settled at that point. A deposit of €150 for the utility bills may be required in this instance. Electricity bills are not normally more than €100 per month and the oil bill varies with the time of the year and usage. Ninorc also has a solid fuel stove, which burns coal, peat and timber.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $532 /week
Monthly Price: $1065 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We spent one fabulous month in Ninorc house with our 8 month old daughter. The Cronin's where extremely helpful. They provided a cot and set it up in a beautiful room that was perfect for a baby. They also provided us with a stair-gate and other bits and bobs to help us along the way.

    Ninorc House was a perfect way to see West Cork. Just a short 5 min drive to Bantry, it was perfectly located to see a wide range of Cork's highlights. From Glengariff to Sherkin Island and Skibberean to Mizen Head. All are within a 20 - 30 min drive.

    The house is cozy and has a warm wood burning fire and oil heating that was perfect after the long days walking in the hills.

    The house is perfectly sized and has a well stocked kitchen. We had friends and family visit on weekends and there was plenty of room for all. The very large rangemaster stove made it very easy to cook for everyone.

    The internet was good and I was able to work remotely during the month without any difficulties.

    As we stayed in spring we where greeted every morning with a new born calf running around outside our windows. It was amazing for our daughter to be able to see animals everyday.

    We 100% recommend Ninorc house. We never wanted to leave : )

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at Ninorc spending almost four months at the house, enjoying the lovely views, the great countryside and exploring West Cork. The house is wonderful and easily accommodated our family of 5, as well as extra guests/families as they visited us.
    The house had everything needed for a very comfortable stay with very comfy beds, great space and excellent outdoor space to kick a soccer ball or relax.

    Breda and Michael were wonderful hosts who attended to any matters promptly. Their extended family who live in neighbouring houses were also great company and support.

    We loved living on the farm waking to the mooing of cows, visiting the horse, pigs, turkeys and chickens. It is an excellent location for exploring West Cork, Beara Peninsula, Mizen Head, Killarney and ring of Kerry.

    We thoroughly recommend this house - wonderful in all aspects and we already miss it! Thanks to Breda, Michael, Brian & Susan for a wonderful stay.

    December 2013
    Response from Breda:

    frank and judith rented our house for 4months with there 3 wonderful children they were excellent guests and kept the house in perfect condition reporting any issues promptly they interacted well with our families in the area and were very kind and neighbourly we enjoyed having them and they became like family to us they left the house in a spotless condition on departure we wish them well in there travels in europe and a safe return to australia breda

    December 2013
  • Ninorc est une très belle maison avec tout le confort, au milieu d'une ferme où notre fils a pu profiter de ses amies les vaches ! Une vocation est née ! La situation est idéale pour visiter les péninsules du sud-ouest. Breda et son mari sont toujours prêts à aider et disponibles. Nous recommandons Breda et la ferme de Ninorc !

    July 2013
  • The house was beautiful and so well kept. We had a fantastic few days there exploring the local area. It's perfectly located to get to Bantry and the Sheepshead peninsula. Breda and Michael were very welcoming and the whole process was very easy. I'd recommend the house to anyone!

    July 2013
    Response from Breda:

    thanks sarah glad you enjoyed your stay breda

    July 2013
  • Great renovated farmhouse located on an operating farm. Peaceful countryside setting located just a few kilometers from the nearby town of Bantry. House was large enough for our group of 5 and could even have handled several more people comfortably. Would love to come back for a longer stay!

    July 2013
    Response from Breda:

    thanks james you will be very welcome glad you enjoyed the house and area around bantry breda

    July 2013
  • Breda and her family are wonderful hosts. The house was a cozy and charming break on our trip through Ireland. We were given fresh eggs when the hens were feeling generous, and the house had more amenities than we could use. This house would be a wonderful holiday home for your family just outside of Bantry.

    March 2013
  • A lovely house, just a few minutes drive outside thee scenic town of Bantry. Very warm welcome and fun stay.
    Thanks for a lovely time.

    February 2013
    Response from Breda:

    thank you antoni great you enjoyed your stay breda

    February 2013
  • A beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days in Ninorc house and it was a great base from which to explore the South-west of Ireland. Breda and her son made it all very easy to book and check in and the house was very clean and tidy and perfect for what we needed. Great place to stay and highly recommend it to anyone travelling in and around Bantry.

    September 2012
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Royal College of Surgeons & St James's Hospital, Dublin.
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My husband and I have been running Ninorc Farmhouse for the last ten years. I am a retired hospital manager and nurse and my husband Michael is the farmer. As a retiree, I keep busy by growing my own vegetables in a garden and in a green house, minding my grand-children and lots of walking. Two of my adult sons and their wives and children also live on the farm and we have two dogs - Coco a bichon frieze and a cattle dog called Max. The farm is a dry stock farm - this means the cattle are raised for beef. We also keep pigs and have laying hens so plenty of eggs! Most evenings, I walk along the sea front in Bantry, which is great for getting rid of any stress. I am also a volunteer collector with the Cork Cancer Research Centre, a medical research organisation founded by my brother. As for my own travels, since retirement we have been on a road trip of California and Western Canada. We finished our Canada trip by visiting my husband's niece in Toronto who (email hidden)ly Irish bar - McCarthy's Bar. In California, we loved the wine country, especially the small towns dotted amidst the rolling vineyards. And why NINORC farmhouse? Well, we thought long and hard about a distinctive name for the house and came up with the family name spelled backwards. Simple really!
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