Welcoming detached house located in a beautiful valley in peaceful countryside. 5 miles from Bantry and 3 from Durrus village.
A farmhouse style dwelling, with comfortable clean bedrooms - all cotton bedding. Large dining/living area with internet available. Cosy sitting room with a log fire for relaxing in the evening. you can expect to relax and rejuvinate here. Traditional and vegetarian cooking with a bias towards wholesome natural foods. We have eggs from our own hens for your breakfast, and other garden produce in the summer. A continental will be available - but please inquire for additional requirements (ie. a full Irish) at a small extra fee.
We're situated at the start of the Sheep's Head; it is an ideal place to sample the sheep's head walking routes. Walking along the ridge is amazing with fantastic views: this starts on the hill behind the house - Bantry bay, Beara, and the Kerry mountains to the north; Dunmanus bay and mount Gabriel to the south.
I am located 5 minutes walk from the famous Durrus cheese producers - visits can be organised here. In the village of Durrus there are 4 pubs, a small supermarket, a bistro/restaurant, a hardware store, 'good things' cafe, an amazing charity shop, two churches.... there are small beaches nearby and a brilliant sandy beach at Barley cove on the mizen head. Sheep's head lighthouse and Mizen head lighthouse (mizen vision) make popular destinations. Boats from Schull and Baltimore go out to Cape Clear and islands.
Bantry is a busy town with a market on fridays, everything from livestock to antiques to artisan food. There is a cinema and many shops, cafes, restaurants etc. Buses come frequently from Cork. There are 2 hotels and you'll find music either there or in the pubs. Ballydehob (email hidden)ly traditional session every friday night. Bike hire is on offer from Bantry if you like cycling.
Fizz's place was our favorite on this trip! Tucked away in the deep bush of western Ireland.… it does not get much better than this. She has amazing gardens, a grand hostess, serves a lovely feast…and lives at the edge of the Summerland. Pure magic and a big heart. Three cheers for Fizz!
Tranquillo is truly and tranquil place to stay for excursions into the Sheep's Head, Mizzen, and even the Beara pensulas. It is in a nice country setting nearly at the top of the Sheep's head ridge with a comfortable room and bed. Fizz is an amiable host that is very knowledgeable about the area. She even took time to show this city boy (very loosely defined) a bit of the country life. The breakfast was ample with fresh eggs from the resident chickens. I wish I had planned to spend a few extra days in the area both the sights and the hospitality provided.