West Cork, Beautiful Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Ahakista, Cork, Ireland
Your host, Gerard
3 Reviews

The Space

Our house at Gorteanish is a charming and elegant country residence splendidly located in stunning countryside on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork - 60 miles from Cork City and Airport (1.5 hours) and 90 miles from Shannon Airport (2 hours). It is 10 miles from the traditional country - market town of Bantry. Standing on 2.5 acres of its own grounds and set against a backdrop of rolling hills, it boasts some of the best views of the magnificent scenery on the Sheeps Head Peninsula with panoramic views of Dunmanus Bay.

With a floor area greater than 3000 sg. ft, the traditional old farmhouse -cottage style, has a 35 foot long living and dining area with a magnificent wood stove and dining table for 8. There is a modern kitchen on the ground floor as well as a relaxing study area. There are four large bedrooms with two full size bathrooms and much additional space. Sea and hill views are spectacular from all rooms. Outside, there is a timber and stone patio-deck area for barbecues and outside dining or relaxation.

This is the ultimate in getaway - if you want to write, read, mix with the locals in the pubs and restaurants and coffee shops or just walk the hills or bike or swim or even do some rock fishing.

Situated on an elevated site, 1km above the coastal village of Ahakista in a truly rural setting, our house at Gorteanish offers unparallelled peace and quiet, an increasingly hard-to-find feature in today’s hectic pace of life. Holidaymakers are assured of a relaxing and tranquil stay in this private and peaceful location. Children are most welcome - there is plenty scope both inside the house and in the grounds for little ones to explore and play.

Ahakista village with its two pubs, restaurant, coffee shop/gallery, fishing pier and little sandy beaches has many locations of archaeological and historical interest to be found locally.

Sheeps Head has long been a favourite of hill-walkers and orienteering and Gorteanish is ideally situated in the heart of this wonderful hill-walking countryside giving immediate access to a wide range of walking trails to suit all levels of hill-walking enthusiasts. Water Sports, Biking, Fishing, Sailing are just some of the other pursuits available locally. Please view the following short video for a flavour of what the Sheeps Head has to offer.

We are delighted to welcome you to this simply beautiful part of West Cork and are confident that you will be enamoured and delighted by all it has to offer, whether it be a peaceful and quiet family holiday or a more active break that could include walking, orienteering, biking, swimming, fishing or simply touring the beautiful West Cork countryside and coastal villages - our house at Gorteanish is an ideal base from which to explore the myriad delights of West Cork.

The area is rural and has only limited public transport, so a car is recommended. However, the public bus does pass by the Village of Ahakista twice per day. We are 1 mile from the Village. Biking is a common mode of transport locally.

Please note that the weekly rates are:
1) for the six months - October to March - €395 per week. 2) for the six months - April to September - €595 per week. 3) Daily rates are €125 throughout the year (for up to 6 people). More than 6, add €20 per night. Add €40 for bed linen and €20 for towels. We require that the house be kept clean and tidy, otherwise a €60 cleaning fee will be surcharged.

For additional details please contact us.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $835 /week
Monthly Price: $2778 /month
Security Deposit: $835
Cleaning Fee: $84
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This large cottage is situated in one of the most stunning parts of the world and similarly the cottage was spectacular. There were four very generous sized rooms very well presented. The views from the bedrooms were amazing especially the evening sunsets. The sitting spaces were very cosy especially in front of the wood fire each evening. Gerard was a fantastic host meeting us and taking his time to go through all the details of the house with us. He was excellent at communication and sent us numerous emails about directions and things to do whilst we were in Ireland. We arrived with yummy fresh food in the fridge as well, a real bonus. We very much look forward to staying at Gerard's house again.

    September 2013
  • Es war eine wunderbare Woche bei Gerard. Das Haus liess keine Wünsche offen, traumhaft in jeder Hinsicht! Die Landschaft auf Shep`s Head ist bezaubernd! Gerard ist ein großartiger Mensch der uns bei Fragen und Problemen immer sehr freundlich zur Seite stand. Es war zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit, jeder Zeit wieder!
    Thank you Gerard!!!

    August 2013

    August 2013
  • Unser Urlaub in Irland war der schönste, den wir je erlebt haben. Und Gortehanish House von Gerard hat alle Wünsche übertroffen. Wer Natur pur, absolute Stille und Frieden mit sich finden möchte, ist hier in Ahakista auf Shep's Head im Südwesten Irlands genau richtig.
    Das Haus ist urgemütlich, sauber und bietet alles, was zu einem entspannenden Urlaub gehört. Gerard ist ein absolut höflicher und zuvorkommender Mensch, der bei Fragen ständig zur Verfügung stand und uns auch mit Tipps für Erkundungen viele Beispiele gegeben hat. Wir konnten Irland so fernab vom üblichen Tourismus erleben und haben viel über Land und Menschen mitnehmen können. Für uns steht fest -wir kommen wieder! Ein ganz herzliches "Thank you to Gerard". Failte' Ireland♥ Wir vermissen dieses Land jetzt schon.

    August 2013
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My name is Gerard and I am married to Irene. I am an engineer with a passion for the outdoors . We have a beautiful country house for rent, short or long term in the beautiful scenic and tranquil area in West Cork, Ireland. Our home is ideally located in in the coastal area of West Cork, one of the many beautiful vacation spots in Ireland. It is an area surrounded with spectacular scenery of landscapes and water with vacation activities of sightseeing, touring, pubs, restaurants, hill walking, fishing, biking that are unparalleled in Ireland.
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