New Listing: Drombeg Cottage

New Listing: Drombeg Cottage

New Listing: Drombeg Cottage

 

Drombeg Cottage is perhaps the best situated house on Beara, with Panoramic views of Kenmare Bay, Caha and Kerry Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean stretching outwards from the coast. Set on a hilltop just two miles from Drombeg Village.
A respectfully modernized traditional Irish farmhouse, Drombeg Cottage has every convenience and plenty of character for any family hoping to make the most of a week on the Beara Peninsula

 

With gentle sloping hills surrounding the terraced gardens offers shaded seating to the North, East and West of the cottage. A morning coffee and a survey of the surrounding hills will offer you an early opportunity to see the routes of the 15 marked loop trails that will suit any walker.
See the Beara Loop Walks Guides: Beara Looped Walks

 

Drombeg Cottage is perfect for an easygoing summer days of touring West Cork and Kerry.; in the words of one guest:

A wonderful magic place-both this cottage and Beara. The view was incredible and our cow neighbours fun and friendly. Beara itself was beyond words: the beauty, not touristy, just a beautiful, haunting, spectacular world that we will always cherish and hopefully come back to.” – John and Karen June 2019

 

To see more reviews of Drombeg and see the Booking Calendar: Booking Calendar and Reviews

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New Listing: Aherlow Castle in Tipperary

New Listing: Aherlow Castle in Tipperary

A man’s home may well be his fortress, but we would hope any person could feel at home in Aherlow Castle.  A beautifully restored country house; taking in a surrounding panorama of Tipperary’s side of the Galtee Mountains.

The twin turrets and defences are purely decorative; with it’s imposing exterior belying a warm and welcoming interior. The castle is nestled in 30 acres of private wooded valley and serves as a wonderful escape with many stunning forested trails surrounding. Why not take a brisk walk, followed by a warming drink by one of the castles many open fireplaces, a remedy for any worries.
With four doubles and one single; Aherlow would suit an older group, looking for a perfect country retreat; as in this guest’s words:

“We really loved our time here, there is something very special about this place, a deeply restful and calming space that’s incredibly healing. The surrounding environment is beyond beautiful, such a joy to wake to mists over the distant hills.

Sitting in the middle reading room in the mornings with the French windows giving such an amazing view. The silence was restorative and we were able to just ‘be’. Loved the big kitchen, high ceilings, furnishings, everything was so calming. After a very busy and stressful few months, we all felt so blessed to have come to Aherlow castle and we left lighter, calmer and ready to face the world again.Jennifer M -2020

Aherlow’s booking calendar is available here: Book Aherlow Castle.

For more marked trails in the Glen Surrounding, Visit Discover Ireland: Glen of Aherlow Looped Walks

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New Listing: Green Garden Cottage on Achill Island

New Listing: Green Garden Cottage on Achill Island

One for those taken with island life in Ireland, Green Garden Cottage is a modern haven of contemporary design within earshot of rolling waves, in Keel on Achill Island.

Grab a coffee on your way for a morning dip in Keel’s own Blue Flag beach, cook up A grade Achill Lamb in a galley kitchen with every convenience or explore the eclectic and historic tideline.

Exterior shot of white cottage at greengarden cottage ireland

This holiday cottage was a labour of love for the owners, built with a matching twin in the seaside side of the village. Green Garden sleeps six comfortably in two ensuite double bedrooms and a twin, for younger guests.. Cool and inviting in neutral colours, ivory tiles, full length glass doors and window walls; the cottage is appealing to all and perfect for a family summer getaway.
If a week Islandside sounds a treat; the booking calendar is available here: Green Garden Calendar

Bedroom at greengarden cottage ireland

If the strand in the village is too hectic, locals recommend taking a short jaunt west to the southwestern tip of the island and the hidden cove at Keem beach, a white sand beach perched on the very edge of Europe; not to be missed!

image source: AdventureCal on Instagram

Click here to learn more about Achill’s beaches.

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New Listing: Pipers Cottage in Cork

New Listing: Pipers Cottage in Cork

A unique space in a unique place, Pipers Cottage in Ardgroom, Co. Cork is a picture perfect cottage surrounded by the Beara Peninsula’s immense natural beauty. Located close to the characterful harbour village of Ardgroom, the house is well-served with outdoor pursuits.
Hiking, biking, fishing, and every outdoor pursuit is accessible with a short jaunt.

pipers cottage cork

With one double and a twin room; Pipers Cottage in Cork is the perfect base for a smaller family looking to explore Ireland at its most untamed and beautiful.
With a postcard-perfect view from it’s south facing terrace; every meal possible should be taken surrounded by mature trees and gentle rolling coastal vistas
Pipers Cottage is one of a matching pair, with another beautiful and similarly appointed cottage lying closer in to the village of Drombeg.

Drombeg Cottages House Page: Drombeg Cottage

pipers cottage cork

West Cork has been home to many of Ireland’s whale sightings, with the MV Mary Jo regularly launching to see Minke, Baleen and Humpback whales from the nearby Reen Pier (10km from Pipers)

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Image Source: Cork Whale Watch


A calendar for Whale Watching trips: MV Mary Jo Schedule.

Pipers Cottage, Cork’s booking calendar: rates and availability.

New Listing: Riverbend in Waterford

New Listing: Riverbend in Waterford

If you’re looking for a truly unique place for a family break with the best weather this island can provide, why not consider a week on the historic Copper Coast?

This light and airy coastal bungalow on the mouth of the River Mahon, in Waterford, Riverbend is a spacious, open-plan delight.
Watch the meandering river through the picture windows that surround you; or stroll from the surrounding terraced deck to nearby Bunmahon Beach; and back for a spot of al fresco dining.
The terrace allows guests to survey the busy estuary wildlife, from which herons, foxes, squirrels, otters and all manner of fish and seabirds can be seen.

A nearby fishing platform allows those with patience the opportunity to catch their meals, for all others The Engine Room in the nearby village serves a fine menu of light bites for lunch or dinner.
The hardest part of the many walking and biking trails nearby is picking which to do first! Help is at hand with the local experts at Waterford Camino Tours offering top-rate guidance on getting the most out of your time in Waterford.

Waterford Camino Tours programs are here: Waterford Camino

With two perfectly-appointed double rooms and two twins; Riverbend would suit an active and outdoors-y larger family. Riverbend is a perfect launching pad for exploring Waterford’s Greenway, a stretch of disused railway line linking Dungarvan and Waterford which now serves as one of the South East’s most scenic trails for hiking or biking

Image Source: Discover Ireland – Cycling Greenway

If you’re so inclined, Waterford Greenway Bike Hire can assist with keeping you on the move; with three locations in the county to pick up and drop off their cycles.

Waterford Greenway Bike Hire is available here: Waterford Greenway Bike Hire

For other houses in the area; see our  South East Collection

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Friends of Unique Irish Homes: Bramwell Brown Clocks

Friends of Unique Irish Homes: Bramwell Brown Clocks

With Christmas on our doorstep, Unique Irish Homes has joined forces with the wonderful Bramwell Brown clocks to bring you a fun gift idea! 

Family holidays are often defined by the weather! And Ireland wouldn’t be Ireland without conversations on the matter. So, what better instrument to have in a holiday home than a Bramwell Brown clock!

Beautiful clock on a wall in an Irish kitchen Unique Irish Homes

This wonderful partnership has come about in the same way we have built our wonderful collection of homes – around the “kitchen table”. The wonderful brother and sister team, Rob and Sarah, are friends of friends and their ethos blends organically with ours. 

As a family-owned business, each clock is assembled with care and pride by their extremely skilled team at their workshop in Hampshire. The parts come from all over the world. What stood out to us and what makes them so unique is that whichever team member painstakingly assembles these parts together to create each finished clock, personally signs or stamps a certificate that goes into its box.

These wonderful clocks are designed to bring character and charm to your home and that’s exactly what they did at Cove Lodge, one of our latest additions to the UIH collection. It forecasts the weather with lovely illustrations for everything from bright sunshine to stormy downpours. Perfect for kitchen, hallway and living room alike, this clock can be the centrepiece of the wall, or the final touch to bring it all together. Available in a variety of frame colours.

Keep an eye out for Bramwell Brown clocks in our properties and follow them on Instagram to stay up on their new designs. We’re most excited about the tide clock coming next year!

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