Mount Corrin

Mount Corrin

Mount Corrin

An authentic Country House of exceptional charm

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County Cork

West Cork is a very special place. Here, sheltered in the crook between Mizen and Sheeps heads, Mount Corrin exudes all the ambience and atmosphere of a neo-classical house; an oasis in a wilderness landscape.
Wonderful detailing, paintings, curios and objets, delight at every turn, illustrating the very personal and sensitive restoration project that this home epitomises.
The extensive gardens too, with their organic vegetables, hermitage and heated swimming pool, confirm that this is a very special place indeed.

 

Elegant Country style living

The main house is Georgian and was constructed in 1750. It has recently undergone a spectacular restoration.
Tracery on sash windows, bold colours contrasting with warm washes, together with original and salvaged fittings, add quirky authenticity to the Strawberry Hill Gothic design.

There is a self contained cottage, a fitness centre in the Granary annex, and an enclosed garden hermitage in the grounds.
The splendid organic kitchen gardens are magnificently maintained to ensure fresh herbs and vegetables, while a relaxing jacuzzi tub compliments the heated swimming pool.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 11 guests. incl. Cottage
    From €5,000 per week(without cottage)
  • Bedrooms
    Three double bedrooms
    two ensuite
    One Single Bedroom with walk in bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Other Rooms
    Two Living Rooms
    Kitchen with Breakfast Table
    Dining Room
    Conservatory
    Study
    Utility Room 
    Boot Room
  • Features
    Cottage with Two Double Bedrooms
    Living Room
    Kitchen
    Bathroom
    WC
  • Contempo
    Heated Swimming Pool
    Jacuzzi
    Gym

The crimson dining room adjoining the kitchen, has period furniture and Persian rugs floating on wide-board pine floors that feature throughout the house, and were characteristic of the era.

Much of the interior is reminiscent of simpler and more genteel times. The kitchen illustrates this perfectly with open shelved walls of glossy white tiles to the ceiling.

An Aga range and plenty of pots and pans anticipate an ambitious culinary experience, or simple breakfast around the table. There is a separate utility room off the kitchen for laundry.

The living room and drawing room interconnect via double french doors. Each room has a wood burning stove set in a classical fireplace. Books, paintings and sofas contribute to that wonderful meeting of comfort, library and gallery.

A typical Georgian circular skylight or roof lantern, floods the stairs and landing in the centre of the house, bringing to life the white stair treads and Tivoli Blue walls.

There is a magnificent conservatory annex built into this end of the house which opens out onto the side terrace – great for barbeque feasts and romantic nights.

Bedrooms

The exquisite porcelain basins and classic taps of the master ensuite are typical of the surprises that greet you throughout this home. A second double bedroom has a bath set into a tiled alcove, while a third has a separate walk-in wardrobe, and a magnificent walnut sleigh bed.

The main bathroom on the landing features a terrific wet room style shower, and a black and white tile theme, so associated with the Georgian era.

Facilities

Equipped with everything you would expect from a five star home – from WiFi to barbeque, clothes dryer to microwave, Books, DVD and games
Heating – Central and Under-floor
Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Pilates Gym

If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us..

The Cottage

The property comes with a separate cottage to the other side of the main house.
It is beautifully fitted out, with a spacious modern kitchen, wood-burning stove in the living room, two double bedrooms and a double sofa-bed.

 

The Hermitage

Further across the garden amongst the trees is the hexagonal Hermitage. Chill out here by the wood stove with just trickling stream and birdsong to disturb you.

 

Restrictions

Smoking – no, sorry !
Pets – One well controlled dog only
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – Special attention – the property is not suitable for non swimming children.

Your particular attention is brought to the Terms and Conditions applicable to this home, a copy of which will be forwarded to you with the contract as part of the booking confirmation.

Outside

The rambling garden invites exploration, with a wide variety of well maintained shrubs and trees punctuating the lawns and pathways, and “celebrating the gaiety of nature”- Walpole.

On the way to the heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, stop by the two storey Granary.
Downstairs is fitted out as a small gym with pilates equipment and shower room – up the rustic stairs is an artist studio and relaxation area.

Beyond the croquet lawn, the blending in of stone walls and rough hewn railings around the pool area complete the country house romance.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is only let by the week.

Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €8,500
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €8,500
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €9,500
New Years 30th to the 2nd Jan 2023 – €9,500

The Cottage on the house grounds is only  available seperately in the off season (15th September -1st June) excluding the holidays outlined below. 

NB. There is a €500 refundable deposit applicable to this home.

Your particular attention is brought to the Terms and Conditions applicable to this home, a copy of which will be forwarded to you with the contract as part of the booking confirmation.

2023 Rates.

The rate per week for Mount Corrin will be €9,500 per week. This rate will include the The Cottage.

Minimum stay is 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Rates.

23rd December – 8th January €9,500.00 per week (incl. cottage)
9th Jan.-9th February €7,500 per week (incl. cottage)
€5,000 per week  (house only)
11th February – 18th February €8,500 per week (incl. cottage)
19th February – 1st April   €7,500. per week (incl. cottage)
€5,000 per week  (house only)
2nd April – 24th April €8,500.00
25th April – 31st May    €7,500 per week (incl. cottage)
€5,000 per week  (house only)
1st June – 30th September €8,500 per week (incl. cottage)
1st October – 22nd December  €7,500 per week (incl. cottage)
€5,000 per week  (house only

 

 

 

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Reviews

 

“The house at Mt Corrin was perfect for our needs.”

 

 Grandparents, 2 daughters with sons in law and three children. Lots of accommodation and space where everyone could easily take time out either indoors or outside. We loved the property,  the ambience, the splendid gardens and the pool. The pool was used for 6 days out of 7. 

 

Don, 2021.

West Cork still has many secrets waiting to be discovered…

and Mount Corrin House is one of them.
This is a property that keeps on giving. Around every turn there is another surprise. The gardens have been created with love and consideration. Around every bend there is another surprise waiting, from the walkways amongst the creative planting to the kitchen garden.
The house is the ultimate in comfort and understated style with the river house (my favourite) offering the ideal holistic escape. The kitchen is a chef’s dream where every detail has been considered.
This is a property where the small things make the difference.

 

Carmel Somers, February 2019
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Out & About

 

Rugged and remote, this part of West Cork encourages leisurely endeavours, rambling, cycling and of course eating.
There are amazing pristine beaches for surfing and kiting, fishing, sailing and boat tours and brilliant restaurants.
With wonderful walks, splendid scenery, and legendary gardens to visit, we just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites…

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

The house is in a sheltered dip near the village of Durrus, at the foot of Mount Corrin. From here you can explore both the Mizen and Sheeps Head peninsulas.
The local supermarket supplies seriously good regional produce –  this neck of the woods generally is a magnet for those of us who pursue quality food and quality cooking!
The sleepy market town of Bantry is just 11kms away and has larger shops and supermarkets.
There are excellent walks, trails and views throughout this popular and remote region – the Sheeps Head Way is a classic.
Friday is market day in Bantry’s large town square, and should not be missed for the excellent local artisan food on sale.
Bantry Bay is renowned for mussel fishing.

The lighthouse on the cliffs of Mizen Head at the end of the peninsula is Ireland’s most south westerly point, and can be reached by a dramatic bridge.

Beautiful and busy Barley Cove beach, just around the corner, has extensive sand dunes and an interesting floating pontoon link, which helps to protect the dunes from visitor erosion.

The Fastnet rock lighthouse 14km offshore is the most southerly and the last visible point of Ireland for emigrants traveling to Ellis Island in the 19th century. It is also extremely exposed.
The original cast iron lighthouse used to shake violently in storms.
A rogue wave reportedly washed over the 48m tower in 1985.

A megalith at Toormore Bay, known as the Alter Wedge Tomb is one of a dozen or so similar Stone Age constructions to be found around the peninsula.

At the end of the 18th century a republican group seeking to overthrow British rule in Ireland, and spurred on by activities in America and France, managed to persuade the French to send a sizeable fleet of ships and some 14,000 troops to Bantry Bay.
Storms and general mismanagement doomed the Armada – an exhibition in Bantry House details more of this, plus the gardens are fantastic.

Sailing is the most ubiquitous pastime along this stretch of Corks coastline, and from Crookhaven to Kinsale there are countless regattas throughout the summer, and great opportunities for the serious sailor to up their skills.

The comparatively warm Atlantic ocean caused by the gulf stream current, ensures an abundance of nourishment for maritime fauna. Apart from whales, dolphins and seals, the whole area is a Mecca for bird watchers.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Cheap flights to Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) Cork, Dublin or Shannon.
Kerry Airport – approx 1 hour from house.
Cork Airport – approx 1.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 4 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Stena Express – 120 mins (summer only from Fishguard)
Swansea/Cork Ferry is 1.5 hours from the house.
Rosslare Port is approx 4 hours from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

 

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Saltwater Cottage

Saltwater Cottage

Saltwater Cottage

Ocean Surf and Salty Haze

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County Mayo

This is a deceptively spacious multi-level cottage that has been snugly fitted into a sloping terrain as it tumbles towards the shoreline.
One of a small cluster of white-washed dwellings on the closest point to America, with beaches at the doorstep, it enjoys spectacular panoramic vistas across the entrance of Clew bay and Southwards.

 

A stone’s throw from the Atlantic

An open plan living, kitchen and dining area spans the front section of a triad. This is the original cottage from the end of the 19th century, and enjoys spectacular views across an infinitely variable seascape. Sliding French doors separate the panoramic ten seater dining area from a broad paved terrace which adds a whole new understanding of al fresco lunching.

The inclusive kitchen backs up the dining area. With a long preparation island complete with sink, and premium appliances, inspired family banquets are anticipated.

AT A GLANCE

    • Sleeps
      Up to 10 guests
      From €4,100 per week
    • Bedrooms
      Two double bedrooms, one double + bunk
      With walk in wardrobes
      One double bunks bedroom
      All are ensuite
    • Other Rooms
      Sitting room – kitchen – dining room
      TV den, utility room, guest WC
    • Features
      Waterside
      Furnished patio
      Kayaks x2 plus
      Charcoal BBQ
    • Contempo
      Flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi internet
      sound system, underfloor heating
      Good Cell phone reception
    • Availability
      Weekly: Saturday to Saturday

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At the opposing end of this ground floor space, the living room interior retains the original rough stone walls in part, with tasteful sculptured rendering curving around the chimney, window and door reveals.

A couple of classic sofas of the 1800’s style, bracket the inset turf-burning stove, and complement traditional, ornate cast iron heating radiators around the walls.

Sandwiched between the original cottage at the front and the sleeping accommodation on two levels at the rear, is a broad hallway. On one side is a cloakroom and utility storage, and the other steps down to a comfortable den – which is where you will find the flat screen TV with surround sound, an audio selection, and a variety of family games.

A scattering of Persian rugs soften the solid hardwood and limestone floors throughout.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• La Cornue Gas range with oven and 5 rings
• Electric oven
• Microwave
• Fridge
• Under-counter freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine-dryer
• Additional Fridge-freezer in external store-room
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two King-size and one double bed, three sets of bunks
• 3x Hairdryers
• Heated towel rails

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV
• with Surround sound
• DVD player

Other

• Good selection of books & Board games
• Boogie boards x4
• Surf boards x2
• Croquet set
• Fishing rods x 2
• 2 sea Kayaks & life jackets x4

Sleeping accommodation

Either side of the lower ground floor, there is a family bedroom. One with bunks and a double bed, and the second with a pair of stacked bunks that kids will love.

On the level above, and separated by a large landing with French doors to the back patio, are two double bedrooms, both with king size beds, and large picture windows facing onto the paddock at the rear.

All the bedrooms are carpeted and have stylish ensuite shower-rooms with underfloor heating and walk-in wardrobes.

Outside

A narrow road below the front lawn, separates the cottage from the rocky shoreline and adjoining beach; few roads have less traffic.
Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s sacred mountain clutter the skyline. The bird life is exceptional with resident pairs of curlews, herons, and even an otter.
There is large store house in the back with a fridge/freezer for drinks.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Public and Bank Holidays at high season rates
No Midweek Bookings:- Thank You

Holidays’ Dates for 2022 are priced as following.
Halloween   27th- 1st October 2022 – €4,100
Christmas  23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €4,100
New Years’  30th December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023  -€4,100

A refundable breakages deposit of €500 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

  Weekly Weekends
October to April €4,100 7 nights minimum
May to September €4,500 7 nights minimum

 

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Pets – Possibly, check with us.

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Reviews

 

We had a fabulous time at Saltwater Cottage

and would highly recommend it. The food basket was a lovely surprise when we arrived. It was a beautifully appointed house and very comfortable to stay in. Our only problem was the weather!

Edel, July 2020

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Out & About

 

The mountain bogs and ocean inform activities in this most westerly part of Europe.
There are five Blue Flag beaches on Achill, and much to see that can only be visited by foot or boat.

Here are some of our favourites…
Events

Achill International Harp Festival last week in October
Achill Marathons in July & August

 

The Locality

 

 

The nearest large towns are Westport at 40K and Castlebar 50k but there is a supermarket in Keel, and a great butchers shop, and a large supermarket which you will have passed, in Achill Sound 10km distant.

Achill is the largest off-shore island of Ireland, and Achill Head is the closest geographical point of Europe to the US – Hamlet in Maine is 4,021 km. Since 1887 it has been connected to the mainland by a short bridge over the sound.

About 85% of the island is peat bog, but has five blue flag beaches; Dooega being one.
The lake at Keel offers a flatter surface for kitesurfing and windsurfing starters.

Battered by huge Atlantic storms, the landscape is a testimony to the power of the elements.
The northern side of Croaghaun Mountain has the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Stretching 1.2km in length and 600m high, they are three times higher than the more famous Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs can only be approached by foot or from the sea.

Wild Atlantic Way
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Don Allum was the first man to row to America and back, making landfall at Dooagh beach in September of 1987.

Constructed in 1429 by the forefathers of Grace O’Malley, the legendary pirate queen who was born and buried on Clare Island, the 12 meter high Tower at Kildavnet is well worth a visit as you cycle around Achill.

At 42 km, the Great Western Greenway, constructed on the route of the redundant Westport to Achill railway, is the longest dedicated walking and cycling trail in Ireland. It is a magnificent way to experience this part of Mayo.

The name Achill is possibly derived from Eagle – although none have been seen here for well over a hundred years.
If you’re into raptors though, you might spot the fastest animal on earth, the peregrine falcon, instructing it’s young to fly along these cliffs in the autumn.

Basking sharks, dolphins and orcas are regular visitors to these waters, and large pods of porpoises are frequently sighted.

It is a Gaeltacht, or Irish language speaking region.
The island’s current population of just under 3,000 is about half of what it was before the Great potato famine of the mid 1800’s.

A Deserted Village at the base of Slievemore mountain has the remains of over eighty dry stone cottages that are a bleak reminder of the famine times.
The houses are aligned north-south, and would have been originally thatched. An entire family together with livestock would inhabit the single, windowless, main room, utilising beds of heather and rushes.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Ireland West Airport (Knock) from the UK
Knock Airport – approx 1.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 3 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 4 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Rosslare Port is approx 5.5 hours from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

 

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Tir na nÓg

Tir na nÓg

Tir na nÓg

Otherworld Ocean Paradise

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County Galway

Holiday getaways don’t come much more stunning than this large West of Ireland cottage.
Just yards from the Atlantic shoreline and with its own powdered gold beach, Tir na nOg is a quintessentially Irish thatch roof cottage, commanding panoramic views of Omey Island and the capricious Connemara coastline.
Fully equipped, and in an exclusive location just 10 km from Clifden, this unique holiday home is the consummate base to explore the year round activities of the region. Once bitten…smitten!

 

A much loved thatched home…

Tir na nÓg is a typical Irish cottage, white-washed both inside and out and with neatly coiffeur thatching – but its appearance belies its turn of the century construction.
Inside, the cottage simply oozes charisma and charm – an idiosyncratic mixture of style and the personal.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 9 guests
    From €4,750 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Three Double Bedrooms
    One includes a single
    &
    One Twin Bedroom
    Ensuite

    Four Bathrooms

     

  • Other Rooms
    Entrance Hallway 
    With WC & Utility Room
    Open Plan Kitchen Dining Area
    Study with Sauna
  • Contempo
    Private Access to Beach 
    Logs & Turf
    Piano
    Wi Fi Internet
    Sauna

The main reception area looks out across the bay through a triptych of windows to the South. An oversized weathered timber beam serves as a mantle above the traditional open hearth.
This is a comfortable room with generous pillowed sofas, antique furnishings and piano with a view to sing for!

A similar large adjacent room with a second mirror image open hearth, is home to the kitchen and dining area.
Floors in here are flagged with liscannor stone, and antiqued pine dresser and presses complete the rustic theme.

The space is informally divided by a breakfast bar with classic high stools. Banquette seating maximises numbers around a robust dining table.

Smokey antique beams and lintels punctuate the rough plastered whitewashed walls. Occasional Persian rugs are spread on polished ivory-white floorboards in reception areas. Rustic black hinges and latches on solid plank doors feature throughout the home, often painted in a subtle shade of khaki.

Through the entrance hallway at the other side of the living room, a passageway leads past the bathroom to two double bedrooms and a twin room, each furnished eclectically and with matching bathrooms.

White painted jalousie louvered shutters supplant curtains in all these rooms.

White painted stairs lead from the entrance hall directly up to the loft study with lime-washed pine ceiling.

The study houses a serious library of books, games and movies.
A stand-alone sauna occupies one end of the room while doors at opposite ends lead off to another sumptuous double bedroom and a twin bedroom respectively – both ensuite.The double bedroom includes a single, to sleep three.

Facilities

The house is equipped with everything you would expect in a luxury home – from WiFi to barbeque; clothes dryer to Sauna.
There is a library of books, games and movies.
If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us…

Outside

The cottage sits on around three acres of raised sandy pasture-land that runs down to the cove and magical barefoot beach. A wooden boardwalk skirts the building and forms a sunny Barbeque terrace to the seaward side.

This terrain is almost tree-less, but the views across to Omey Island and panoramic sunsets are unforgettable.

Provisional Booking Form

Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

There is a breakages deposit €400 – refundable within 7 days – applicable to this property.

  Weekly 2 nights 3 nights
October to April €4,750 €1,950 €2,950
May to September €5,750 N/A N/A
Special Christmas and New Year Rates 5 nights mimimum €4,125

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Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Pets – No, Sorry!

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Reviews

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. And the weather was fine too…

Just to say that we had the most fantastic week at Tir Na Nog and that it was utterly memorable. We visited Noreen at Oliver’s twice, Mitchells in Clifden similarly, walked to Omey Island, got ferried out to Inishbofin with Seamus, the son of the ferry owner, where we saw seals and the abandoned island of Inishark, ate well in Roundstone, visited the fantastic Ballynahinch again (we stayed there three times in the late 80s, early 90s), and just loved the beaches almost as much as Poppy, our labradoodle.
Tracey was fantastic, welcoming and efficient in tidying the house every day and the cook, Tina, was just great. The only cloud was that one of our party was too unwell to come. But we loved the house, its interior, garden and its unrivalled position.”

Nigel – 2015

Breathtaking panoramic views

.. from the kitchen window seat – all the best of Connemara well within reach! The white sandy beach just below, the glistening waters & ever changing skies patterning the landscape all around – combined with warm fires, comfy beds, beautiful relaxing interiors – & you have Tir na nOg, a veritable stress free zone.

Susie, Wicklow – 2014

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Out & About

 

For generations Connemara has been the choice of holiday location for families seeking unspoiled tranquillity. There are truly amazing blue flag beaches for swimming and snorkelling, incredible river fishing and brilliant restaurants, so here are a few of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

Connemara is the most westerly part of Europe and exposed to the wild vagaries of weather. In places stunted trees grow, fighting against the winds; plants struggle to survive in this wilderness.

Wild Atlantic WayClick here to find out more…

Claddaghduff is a 15 minute walk away, and is the nearest village for essential items, petrol and a pint. On the way you will not miss Omey Island. It can be reached by crossing the broad strand between tides.
The island once had a population of over 400 souls. There are great walks here – mind the rabbit holes – and time it right, or you may become a castaway until the next ebb.

An annual horse race is held on Omey Strand in late July. The event is carefully planned around the tides, and typically attracts vast crowds for the day out.

Clifden known as the capital of Connemara is just 10km away. Packed with great shops and restaurants, and catering for all shopping and craft needs, it is the central crossroads for daytrips. Watch out for the Arts festival and Clifden Pony Show.

image thanks to Connemara Seafoods

To the East the skyline is dominated by the majestic Twelve Bens (or Pins), a series of craggy mountains in Connemara National Park that are a magnet to the serious hill walker.
But it is the fast flowing rivers that have made Connemara the Mecca of Trout and Salmon fly-fishing.

The Aughrus Penninsula is renowned for some of the most unspoiled beaches to be found anywhere in the Europe, with waters that are crystal clear.
A drive or cycle around the deeply indented coastline reveals many beaches of staggering beauty, and some of golden coral. You will also discover quirky little fishing harbors; sanctuary from the huge Atlantic swells.

Inishbofin (White Cow) Island lies 11km off the coast, and can be reached two or three times a day by ferry from Cleggan, less than 5km away from the house. As well as birdwatchers and scuba divers, Bofin is an important centre for traditional Irish music and song.

Ireland’s largest Gaeltacht region is here in Connemara where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language. It is estimated that Inishbofin was inhabited as far back as 8000 – 4000 B.C. Passing the signal light into the harbour you will notice Cromwell’s 16th Century Barracks. It was used as a prison for catholic priests from all over the country after the English Statute of 1585 declared them guilty of high treason.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 and half hours from house

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

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Westerly House

Westerly House

Westerly House

A halcyon waterfront haven

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County Cork

This spacious American-beach style timber home is set amid glorious gardens that slope down to the lapping shores of Bantry Bay, with a private pontoon, moorings and exquisite Atlantic sunset views.
For family breaks, Westerly House is one of those unique treasures that are exclusive to wonderful west Cork.

 

A delightful and idiosyncratic home

A broad canted bay window with panoramic views of the shoreline fills one wall of the living room and introduces a bright interior of mellow timber flooring where conventional leather sofas and quirky Christo-style wrapped armchairs provide the seating.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 12 guests
    From €2,800 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms- ensuite
    Two double OR twin room
    Three Bathroms – Two Shower Rooms
    Other Rooms
  • Sitting room, Open plan Kitchen/Dining Room
    Utility Room
  • Contempo
    Floating Pontoon
    Paved Patio
    Logs and Turf
    Barbecue
    Fibre internet
    Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi
    65″ Flat Screen TV
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The contemporary kitchen morphs into the dining area where a generous oak dining table takes centre stage in a corner of grid latticed windows.

For quick informal snacks there is the hi-stool breakfast bar, and just outside a alfresco terrace that straddles one end of the house and overlooks the rambling garden.

The upstairs accommodation is accessed by two separate stairs.

The Victorian bedroom is sublime with an unexpected but delightful free standing slipper bath, an open fire place, king size bed, and an eclectic mix of furniture and lighting.

The ensuite master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a king size bed.

Designer basins are plumbed into ensuite vintage genre furniture in the bathrooms.
Lime washed floor boards and furniture prevail throughout.

Designer basins are plumbed into ensuite vintage genre furniture in the bathrooms.
Lime washed floor boards and furniture prevail throughout.

These two rooms share a bathroom and may be twin or doubles.

Outside

There is more than one-and-a-half acres of mature garden with random pathways and benches.
A large outdoor heated Jacuzzi nestles among the trees and shrubs keeping watch across the water.

A private floating pontoon on the bay is accessed from the pine fringed shore via a gangway, making this a perfect spot to sip a sundowner.

Facilities

The house comes equipped with pretty much everything you would expect in a luxury home. In addition there’s a large outdoor jacuzzi, a charcoal barbecue, a 65” flat screen TV with DVDs as well as lots of books and games and internet. The freezer is in the utility room.
Three Kayaks are available on request.

Provisional Booking Form

There is a breakages deposit €800 – refundable within 7 days – applicable to this property.
This Home is only let by the week in High Season.
Note. 7 night minimum stay over Easter period as below

Special Offer 2-3-4 night stays 19th September – 28th October

3 nights €1,700

4 nights €2,100

7 nights €3,300

 

 

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2022 Per Week 4 nights  3 nights
6th Jan – 19th Feb €2,800 €1,800 €1,600
19th Feb – 9th April €3,100 €1,900 n/a
9th April – 23rd April €3,900 n/a n/a
23rd April – 28th May €3,300 €2,100 n/a
28th May – 2nd July €3,900 n/a n/a
2nd July – 27th August €4,950 n/a n/a
27th August – 1st October €3,900 n/a n/a
1st October – 28th October €3,300 €2,100 €1700
29th October – 6th November €3,900 €2600 n/a
7th November – 16th December €2,800 €1,800 €1600
17th December – 2nd January 2023 €4,700 n/a n/a

 

2023 Per Week 4 nights  3 nights
7th Jan – 2nd Feb €2,800 €1,800 €1,600
3rd Feb – 6th Feb €2,100 €1,700
7th Feb- 10th Feb   €2,100 €1,700
11th Feb – 18 Feb €3,300 €2,100 €1,700
18th Feb -16th March €2,800 €1,800 €1,600
17th March-20th March €1,775
21st March- 31st March €2,800 1,800 €1,700
1st April -14th April €3,900
15th April-28th April €3,300 €2,100 €1,700
28th April – 2nd May €2,400 €1,800
3rd May – 26th May €3,300 €2,100 €1,700
27th May – 30th June  €3,900
1st July – 1st Sept  €4,950
2nd Sept – 29th Sept €3,900
30th Sept – 27th October €3,300 €2,100 €1,700
28th October – 3rd November €3,900 €2,600
4th Nov – 19th December €2,800 €1,800 €1,600
20th Dec -3rd Jan 2024 €4,800

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

Restrictions

Smoking is not permitted in this home
Pets and Dogs – No, sorry!
The owners regret Stag or Hen parties are not admissible.
Care obviously needs to be taken with young children with so much accessible water!

 

Dear Mr Campbell

Thank you for your email. We had a most enjoyable week in Westerly House. It’s an extremely comfortable and well equipped house in a very beautiful and convenient setting.
The kayaks, hot tub and pontoon were particular highlights for us especially the children.
We will most definitely use your site to book further holidays and may well revisit Westerly House in the future.
Kind regards
Emma.  17th August 2022.

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Our stay at Westerly House was just perfect…

Annette did a great job of introducing us to the house and preparing us for the week. We had great weather and enjoyed all that West Cork has to offer. We will definitely consider Unique Irish Homes in our next trip.
[The] Westerly House was a solid house with all the amenities. Well stocked for cooking. Great setting. Quiet and conveniently located.
One suggestion: Getting in and out of the driveway was a challenge. We had two vehicles which I would assume is common for a house this size. A well placed “Traffic Mirror” would make the entry and exit so much easier.

Tom Duddy, August 2018

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Many thanks to Rose & Graham in Unique Irish Homes for their courteous & informative help when I booked the lovely house “Westerly” in Cork, for the celebration of my husband’s 70th birthday. We were a party of 9 adults & 4 children.

This is my first experience at using Unique Irish Homes & I can honestly say I would use them again. In an age where everything is booked online it was great to have a person at the other end of the phone to guide me & also answer questions that I had. Everything ran very smoothly. There was paperwork involved which was tiresome but I understood that it was necessary. Having done it once now it won’t be a chore next time round.
I have received my deposit for breakages back from Unique Irish Homes in a seamless transaction.

 Marie & Annette from Westerly House made our stay very welcoming & comfortable. My family had a wonderful three days in Westerly. The house was large, very comfortable & very nicely decorated. My adult kids thought it was amazing. The stunning view was visible from nearly all the rooms. The outdoor Jacuzzi was used by the youngest to the oldest. Great fun & merriment was had in it. We lit a fire in the lounge that brought atmosphere & comfort to all.

A lot of thought has been put into the set up of Westerly & all 13 of us had a wonderful time. Thanking all involved.

Geraldine Flanagan, October 2018

We recently stayed at Westerly House,

Cork and had the most amazing holiday, all the finishing touches and welcome gifts was actually why we chose not use air b n b.
Annette our house keeper was exceptional and made us feel so welcome on arrival. The house really works for a large group as there was plenty of space between bedrooms and living areas that everyone had peace and quite when needed. We loved this house so much we’ll hopefully be back soon and the photos and description online was very accurate. Thank you again!

James, April 2019

 

Out & About

 

Bantry is ideally located in magical west Cork between the isolated Beara peninsula to the north and the remote Sheep’s Head to the south. The sea, the air the history, there’s so much to explore…

Here are some of our favourites…

Annual festivals a-plenty include:

 

The Locality

 

 

Westerly House borders Bantry Bay at Ballylickey, in the crook of the sound 5 minutes from the vibrant town itself. There is an excellent gourmet café and deli just two minutes walk from the house. Bantry is host to a fine farmers market on Friday mornings, and there are several supermarkets, restaurants, and Pubs.

Wild Atlantic Way
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Bantry Bay is renowned for mussel fishing, and there is a deep water harbour at Whiddy Island (need to take ferry).
The island once served as an oil terminal for berthing supertankers until in 1979 the French tanker Betelgeuse exploded in what remains the biggest maritime disaster in Irish history.

At the end of the 18th century a republican group seeking to overthrow British rule in Ireland, and spurred on by activities in America and France, managed to persuade the French to send a sizeable fleet of ships and some 14,000 troops to Bantry Bay.
Storms and general mismanagement doomed the Armada – an exhibition in Bantry House details more of this, plus the gardens are fantastic.

The narrow Sheep’s Head peninsula spans the southern shores of Bantry Bay and has a pedestrian loop that makes for a completely unique walking experience.

Sailing is the most ubiquitous pastime along this stretch of Corks coastline, and from Crookhaven to Kinsale there are countless regattas throughout the summer, and great opportunities for the serious sailor to up their skills.