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I am from Cork City, Chocolatier by profession and I like surfing, hill walking, cooking and Italy.
Irland ist auch im Winter sehr schön. Das Haus war überaus komfortabel und geräumig. Die Lage ist sehr schön und abgelegen. Nach Cork fährt man ca. 1 Stunde mit dem Auto.
Würde ich jederzeit wieder buchen!
We had a fantastic experience at David and Angie's Wild Atlantic View.
After another host double booked and cancelled our reservation 24 hours before we were meant to check in, we were scrambling to find a place. We contacted David and, despite it being so last minute, he responded within an hour happily welcoming us to their place.
When we arrived we were blown away by the beauty of the place, inside and out. The photos on the profile do not do the property justice. The space is warm, roomy, and bright, decorated to live in (unlike so many holiday properties you see that are blank and uninviting). The gorgeous art (some of it done by Angie) and furniture created such a comfortable environment, one we didn't really want to leave. Every room in the house has character and offers a beautiful view of the bay or farmland surrounding the property - an inspirational spot to relax, read, write, or create art. The kitchen is large and well stocked with anything you'd need to create and serve a feast, provided you bring the food. Floor-to-ceiling windows opposite the dining table give one of the best views I've ever shared my morning coffee with.
Angie and David greeted us upon arrival and offered up loads of suggestions for local spots to eat, shop, and be entertained (all the ones we tried were wonderful). The road that the house sits on led to scenic, peaceful walks, and is just a short drive from several beautiful harbor towns with great food, galleries, shops, and pubs. During our stay, there was a very minor plumbing problem that caused us hardly any trouble, and when we contacted David about it he had someone out to fix it in no time. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have secured a stay at the Wild Atlantic View, and would highly recommend it to anyone planning to explore SW Ireland. If we're ever back near West Cork, this is where we'd prefer to stay.
Miriam, Michael, Aisling, & Niamh
Liebe Angie und David!
Vielen Dank für die wunderbare Zeit in Eurem Haus.
Es war die schönste Unterkunft, die wir in Irland hatten. Wirklich bezaubernd.
Das Haus liegt einfach super. Sehr ruhig mit herrlichem Blick zum Meer. Alles ist so liebevoll eigerichtet mit viel Phantasie und schönen Ideen.
Wir haben uns wie zuhause gefühlt.
Herzliche Grüße von Sven + Familie
David welcomed us and gave us some useful ideas of where to visit locally and a few things to get started.
Lovely house with plenty of space for our family
One downside was that it could've done with a better cleaning prior to our stay
Thanks very much
A lovely place in a fantastic area of West Cork.. David and Angie were wonderful hosts, leaving us local bread, cheese and chocolate on our arrival, and giving plenty of recommendations of places to check out nearby. We stayed with our 2 year-old daughter, and the place was perfect for her - cot provided, and she loved strolling out to see the nearby donkeys and cows every evening. Would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a family-friendly place in beautiful surroundings anywhere in the vicinity of Skibbereen/Schull/Baltimore.
Many thanks to David and Angie for letting us stay in their beautiful and clearly much-treasured house for a week of sunshine, exploring and relaxation. As a family of four with an extra guest, we relished the luxurious spaciousness of the house and the great views towards Baltimore. There's fascinating art everywhere and the house is most comfortably furnished. Especially people with teenagers will appreciate the separate bathrooms! Those of us sleeping in the upstairs bedrooms were treated to a magnificent starry sky visible from the beds. Angie told us that the area was a sunshine pocket, and indeed we were able to relax with a beer on the terrace outside the house almost every evening.
Communication with David and Angie was easy, prompt and friendly. It was great to meet them (even if we arrived half an hour early and created chaos) and be greeted with local products and some of David's yummy chocolate. They provided good information to local pubs, restaurants, shops and points of interest.
None of us wanted to leave - and we most certainly want to come back! Falling in love with West Cork is easy, but easier still if you're experiencing it from such a great house.
Many thanks for you kind review, we were very pleased that you had a good holiday in our cottage.
David and Angie.
Angie and David's cottage in West Cork is as big as a palace. It was the perfect size for the extended family and all generations. The light, the scenery, the four bathrooms and the magnificent views made everyone happy. Angie and David told us everything about the area, from where to catch the best pub session music to where to recycle, as well as the best places to buy locally produced food. When not looking at the sea views it was a pleasure to behold the art on nearly every wall - and David makes great chocolate! Thanks.
Nous avons été très bien accueillis avec quelques provisions de qualité et des chocolats maison délicieux.
Le logement, tout à fait conforme à la description, est très très agréable avec une vue exceptionnelle, et un niveau d'équipement remarquable. Notre hôte avait tout prévu pour faciliter notre séjour de pêche.
Nous ne pouvons que recommander ce cottage, pour la qualité du logement (équipé et décoré avec goût) et du site naturel. Nous y avons passé 15 jours vraiment agréables.
Dear David and Angie
Thank you again for letting us stay at your wonderful house!
We absolutely loved the place: The huge window front with views of the bay, the maisonnette and the easy access to the terrace filled the space with light and fresh air. Even on rainy days (of which we had almost disappointingly few!), when we cuddle up inside reading, dreaming or drinking tea, we felt connected to the land and the outside. You have furnished the house with great taste and with lovely and quirky details, without being overly polished or posh. We particularly appreciated the art, Angie, that you have selected for display from your own and other regional artists’ body of work.
In the tranquility of the neighborhood we were able to relax while listening to the sounds of the cows, watching the birds and seals in the bay, or stalking the fox. Our 1.5 year old daughter Ella was thrilled to visit the neighbors’ chicken, feed the donkeys in the field next door and jump from the farmers’ hay stacks (hope he didn’t mind…!). We often took a short walk to Turks head or one of the other local piers.
After our three-week stay we started to feel like locals. You gave us some excellent advice on places to visit in the area. In particular we enjoyed the farmers’ market in Skibbereen and Bantry; and our excursion to Crookhaven, the recommended crabmeat sandwiches at the pub in the harbor for lunch and the nearby beaches. But also our trip to Lough Hayne, and the islands across the bay (Sherkin and Heir) we keep in fond memory. We loved that we were able to depart for the islands from the small local harbor only a 10 minute car ride from your house. A perfect location to explore West Cork and beyond!
Altogether: If we return to Ireland we would want to stay in your house again. To everyone looking for a tasteful, quiet, romantic and personal stay we can highly recommend booking David and Angie’s getaway.
Best wishes, Anna, Wolf and Ella
PS: Excellent chocolates! :-)