I'm an artist with a passion for the sea and gardening. My paintings and drawings are displayed in our gallery, as well as the works of selected local artists.
We had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Annabel and Klaus made us feel so welcome. They are the most genuinely friendly and interesting people that you could meet. We were treated like old friends from the start and they shared lots of local tips for exploring the area. Sheepshead peninsula is simply breath taking. Annabel suggested some great walks and Klaus lent us a map of the routes. Our dog, Flo, thought she was in heaven! This is a great location for exploring other parts of west cork too as it's only 20 mins drive to the Mizen head peninsula and not too far from Beara either. The cottage is cozy and really nicely decorated. It's full of Annabel's colourful artworks. After staying in sterile, dull holiday homes over the years it's nice to find one with character. Can't wait to come back!
Annabel and Klaus offer a great vacation experience with the accommodations and hospitality they provide. They welcomed us with a warm and cozy house, and all was ready for us to feel at home. It is a wonderful location to see and explore the beautiful Irish coast line. Annabel was so kind to show us her art studio, gallery and the gardens which are simply beautiful. We loved her animals which include sweet cats, a wonderful dog and three lovely pigs. Thank you for a great time in Ahakista, we will be back!
We had an excellent time here! The place was much larger than we'd anticipated--very spacious for the two of us! The living room was very cozy, and the fire place was delightful. And the scenery was amazing. Driving along the coast in this part of Ireland is like being in a postcard, and the nature walks nearby are very scenic as well. Would definitely come back!
A great place to stay in a beautiful setting. Annabel and Kurt were kind and friendly, inviting us to help ourselves to the fruit and veg in the garden, and being very accommodating. Hope to stay again!
We spend 2 days in Ahakista. De cabin was situated in a beautiful garden on a verry nice peninsula.
We had 3 lovely neighbours ( little pigs)
Fine Place to walk around and see de beautiful nature.
We had a warm welkom from Annabel and de dog Molly.
Jolanda and Jan
The cottage was perfect for our short stay (3 nights) in early September. It's beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable, has plenty of character and the location is just brilliant. It's in a quiet spot on a hill above the sea, with stunning views and a lovely (and large) garden to enjoy it all.
We were unable to meet Annabel as she was away, but her manager was extremely accommodating. She was also looking after the attached gallery & cafe, a fine selection of Annabel's artwork and serving delicious fresh food.
The local pub (Arundels by the Pier) is 5mins walk and serves excellent food & has plenty of gluten free options.
I would not hesitate to recommend the cottage, it deserves to be fully booked! We will certainly be back as soon as we can.
A very useful spot to explore the local area, as well as the local pubs, as well as the lovely cafe next door.
Seaside Cottage fut un bon choix pour le début de notre séjour de 3 semaines en République d'Irlande puis Northern Ireland. Le cottage d'Annabel est agréablement décoré et est accolé à sa galerie / salon de thé que nous recommandons (produits bio et/ou sans gluten). Annabel est une véritable artiste qui concrétise ses rêves floraux et animalier jusque dans l'univers féérique de son jardin. L'emplacement de ce cottage - sur une colline surplombant la mer (avec une vue imprenable), permet de profiter de la presqu'ile et de rayonner dans toute la région, que ce soit à pieds sur les chemins fleuris de la lande (Sheep's Head Way), ou bien en voiture vers Mizen Head, Bantry, ou encore le jardins de Garinish Island à Glengarriff. Nous n'avons pas beaucoup vu Annabel, très occupée par ses multiples activités, mais nos courtes discussions furent chaleureuses. Un accueil et une location à recommander sans problème. Quant aux dessins et aux cartes d'Annabel, vous pourrez les retrouver avec émotion dans tous les endroits recommandables d'Irlande tant elle peut légitimement connaître le succès !
Le seul bémol portera sur la vaisselle, dont l'état général (usure et/ou propreté) peuvent surprendre ... sans remettre en cause notre conclusion : un cottage à recommander +++ sans regret !
Just the best, of people, and of thoughts, and of places. Probably also the best salad in Europe - literally as fresh as a daisy. I hate to recommend it, as this jewel will become less available, but what Klaus and Annabel do is quite exceptional, don't miss out.
Annabel's cottage is a total delight. It is a great mix of old style charm and modern comfort. It is very spacious, clean and quiet, situated in a lovely garden. The location is superb. There are so many beautiful places to visit nearby. Annabel and Klaus are lovely hosts and the gallery/cafe is an added bonus. Many thanks, John and Stephanie
It was a real pleasure to meet Annabel and Klaus, and we very much hope to see their guest house when we next go back to Ireland. I hope they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed having them to stay. There was so much common ground and lots to discuss as Annabel is a talented and engaging artist, whose work I covet! We both very much hope that we will meet again in Ireland.
It was a pleasure having Annabel Klaus and Lisa stay at Upper Swanage. We hope they had a good time and would welcome them back anytime.
Annabel was a great guest! Very friendly and respected our property. Even gave us free tickets for the event they were hosting!
It was wonderful to have them as guests, we had very nice contact, good talks and we spent some nice moments toghether, Annabel and Klaus are interesting people and it was great to have them around, thanks to airbnb I had the chance to meet them and I'm sure is the begining of a friendship, now I' m looking forward to visit them in Ireland, exelent guests, thanks Annabel and Klaus :-))