Cloughboy Cottage

Cloughboy Cottage

Cloughboy Cottage

Picture-perfect coastal escape

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County Donegal

This dazzling designer holiday cottage, notched into the southern slopes of the rugged Loughros Peninsula, boasts spectacular views across tidal sands and oyster farms to Assaranca waterfall and Slievetooey Mountain beyond.

The garden is six acres of moorland, indigenous wild flowers and grasses, on a rocky slope that is separated from the tidal shoreline by a narrow yet populous fenced road and a stretch of boggy pasture.
Here you are never far from fine food, fine sand and the cries of wheeling seabirds.

 

Comfortable in its surroundings

A generous double height atrium at the central core of this contemporary cottage, serves as open plan living and dining area.
Here, an eclectic mix of leather and antique sofas, invite cosy evenings of family games, or just lapping up the idyllic panoramas across Loughros Beg Bay through French doors that hinge out onto the front terrace.

To the other side of this large room a substantial oak table surrounded by classic Cassina Cab leather chairs, can comfortably seat eight to ten for dinner.

A black granite worktop spanning the rear wall accommodates a stainless steel sink, with built in dishwasher and drinks fridge beneath.

A tidy galley kitchen adjoins the dining area, housing a complete range of choice electric appliances and utilities inside solid oak presses.

Light and warmth flooding through the huge skylight that crowns the apex above our heads, bounces off white walls and is finally absorbed by the black slate floor during the day, to be radiated back at night.

Built-in storage units and sideboard are in solid oak, setting a theme for the rest of the furniture.
A long sitting room, with more uninterrupted views of the bay and relaxing bed sofas, follows through from the main atrium, and leads to the barbeque area.

There are two wonderful double bedrooms at either end of the ground floor linking to the central area via ensuite bathroom lobbies. All showers are power assisted.

Styling throughout the house is clean, modern and minimal, with under floor heating adding a subtle cosiness.

The prevailing feature of the interior is an elevated bridge spanning the atrium.

Accessed by a stylish, skeletal open-tread stairway, the catwalk links a twin bedroom with another double bedroom in the attic.
Both have ensuite shower rooms, and multiple velux windows provide ample daylight.

Facilities

Equipped with everything you would expect from a five star family home – from travel cot to microwave, satellite TV, wi-fi broadband and DVD. There is currently no clothes dryer.

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

Outside

Enjoy spectacular views from the patio, with oak garden furniture and a large charcoal barbeque.

The grounds remain purposefully natural with grass, heathers, fuschia, escallonia and wild flowers, including orchids in season.
Although not visible from the cottage, you will need to cross a narrow fenced road that services the many cottages on the peninsula and cross a stretch of boggy pasture to reach the seashore. It’s not suitable for swimming at this point, but it’s great for collecting mussels at low tide. A healthy walk across the head brings you to Trabane, the nearest swimming beach.
Cormorants, sea birds, choughs, seals and an otter can be seen from the house. Dolphins also visit the bay occasionally.

Restrictions

Smoking – no, sorry
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Pets – No, sorry, sheep and lambing environment.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

Christmas Day, New years Eve and Easter –  price on request

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

June to September €1,850 per week minimum stay
October to May €1,450 per week Weekend €900 Mid-week €900

 

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Reviews

 

I have rented villas…

and homes now for a few decades so always happy to revert when the feedback is positive. The aspect and comfort of cottage makes for a great stay with the spectacular view from front a real highlight.
Hard to find fault with anything. I guess the only 2 items that might be worth mentioning ( although minor in the overall scheme of things ) are :- Bathroom in Master bedroom downstairs does not seem to have any ventilation . Window there does not seem to be designed to open ?
Thanks, we didn’t realise the handle was broken – it’s all sorted now…Ed
– The outdoor slabs out front look old ( and with lots of weeds ) compared to lovely patio at side of house . Weather was cool and breezy so we did not get opportunity to sit out but if we did , a minor upgrade to this area would be well worth the investment.
We did a bit of weeding too but will look at upgrading seats at front patio as it’s definitely the best view!..Ed

Jill O’Mahony, July 2020

Imagine our delight …

in the view from the front room of this beautiful cottage. Every morning we would be amazed at the shifting sand patterns caused by tidal surges from the night before.
This home is located midway along Loughross Point, a spit of land out from the township of Ardara. It is a comfortable place to stay to explore the region. We visited Donegal, Northern Ireland including the dark hedges (aka King’s Road in Game of Thrones), Giants Causeway, the Grianan of Aileach (or Ailigh), Killybegs, and Glenveagh National Park. We covered a lot of County Donegal and it was gorgeous.
Our host, Kathy, was amazing and super friendly on the morning we woke to find we had no hot water. She came to our rescue in a flash. This was our mistake entirely as we were too hot during the night and turned off the heating only to find that the house heating the the hot water are run on the same system. Silly us. Don’t let this deter you from this wonderful place, just make sure you get the lowdown on the hot water boost system!
We’ll be back to visit soon, with a plein air painting kit and fly fishing rods!

Anne Maree Healey, June 2018

Every time I glance out of the windows, the scene has changed and I am compelled to pause and then let go as the new light and water shift and create anew the mountains and the bay.
I will miss this magical place, but have tucked in my heart many memories to return to and cherish always.”

A lovely few days –

“We swam everyday and have hardly seen another soul.
We love this house; its got everything you could possibly need (except a boat and maybe a horse)!
We came here to write and have been inspired and distracted by the landscape in equal measures.
We’re already thinking about when to come back.
Many thanks”
Harriet and Kate – June 2014 – London

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Out & About

 

Donegal is wild, mountainous and steeped in history, with the softest people and a generous helping of experiences yet un-had..
We just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites…

Here are some of our favourites…

The Locality

 

Ardara 7 km down the road, is the nearest village for shopping, charming pubs, cafes and restaurants. The town is best known for its tweed and knitting production, but also renown for an unending chain of festivals.

Wild Atlantic Way
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A 30 minute walk to Loughros Point at the end of the peninsula brings the joy of a dramatic ocean sunset or thrill of giant crashing waves.

There are many, many beaches around the ragged Donegal coast, so you are never far from sand whether walking , cycling or driving.
It’s an easy cycle ride northwards to Portnoo (13km) which not only has a huge unspoilt beach, but backs onto a wild and picturesque Atlantic golf links.

While you’re over that way, the Kilclooney dolmen is one of the finest examples of a portal tomb to be found in Europe. Over 4,000 years old, it’s well worth the short boggy trek from the road.

photo Hans-Georg Stump

photo Otmar Butz

Ardara is on the edge of the second largest Irish speaking district in Ireland. Some 30,000 Irish speakers live in the Donegal Gaeltacht, or roughly 24.5% of the total Gaeltacht population.

To the South, don’t miss a trip through the beautiful Glengesh Pass on the way to the Slieve League sea cliffs. At 600 metres high, they are nearly three times higher than the more famous Cliffs of Moher. A narrow twisting precipitous road will take you to the best viewing point at Bunglass.

Killybegs, 20km from the house, is a sheltered fishing port on Donegal Bay. It is home to Irelands largest off-shore trawler fleet, also not surprisingly, some of the best fresh fish food to be found.

For anglers seeking scenery and unspoilt fly fishing, then look no further the Owenea River which enters Loughrosmore Bay at Ardara – one of the best salmon rivers in the county.

Galway holds the limelight when it comes to oysters – but up here in Donegal we think we do better..
let us know what you think.

​How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Derry, Knock or Shannon.
Derry Airport – approx 1 hour from house.
Knock Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 4 hours from house.

By Sea: Various sailings run to Belfast or Dublin from UK
from Cairnryan in Scotland to Larne or Belfast – under 3 hours from house.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 3.5 hours from house

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Doolin Lodge

Doolin Lodge

Doolin Lodge

The Rocky Edge of Europe

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County Clare

In the anodyne air of west Clare where time drags its heels, Cliff walks beckon, and music reigns supreme, sits this little lair of self-catering luxury.
The larger of two meticulously restored 18th century farmhouses, Doolin Lodge’s surprising interior shows great attention to detail, and brings an international 5 star quality to a remote rural cottage.

 

A comprehensive cottage makeover

An expansive open living space is at the centre of the cottage extending to two informal seating areas.

Cool coffee-and-cream neutral tones and warm oak floors combine to create a cosy contemporary ambience throughout this home, while roof lights augment the traditional small shuttered cottage windows.

The traditional rustic stone hearth, still with its cooking crane, is now occupied by a more serviceable wood burning stove – its chimney breast stretching through a double height atrium, adds an airy dimension to both floors.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric Oven
• Fitted Microwave
• Electric Ceramic Hob
• Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Twin Toaster
• Nespresso Coffee Machine

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Tumble Dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – One double and Three King-size beds
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet – moderate speed
• Flat-screen TV

Off the living area, a gleaming chic kitchen in ivory tones, replete with concealed appliances, is tastefully finished with matching marble worktops and up-scaled white floor tiles.

For informal nibbles a high stooled breakfast bar postures in a diagonal crescent at one end, but for dinner in the same space a two tone table fits snuggly against banquet seating to accommodate eight.

If your preference is al fresco, and the weather permits, handy sliding French doors open onto a sheltered sun-kissed private patio.

There is a sumptuous ground floor double bedroom opening off the living area with ensuite shower room, which some will find especially convenient.

A returning stairway from the living area winds up to three more, equally generous, double bedrooms – one of which is ensuite – and a family bathroom.

These carpeted upstairs rooms also come with stunning views of the local landscape, including the Aran Islands and the unique limestone / karst backdrop of the Burren.

Outside

Just a kilometre from the Atlantic, the tang of the ocean hangs in the air, and some of the most spectacular sunsets anywhere paint the skyline. Ample paved parking is provided, although the gardens are shared with a smaller cottage, similarly tastefully restored.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for toddlers or children under the age of 12.

Provisional Booking Form

Information & Rates:


Approximately  €2,500 per week or  €1,400 for 3 nights minimum

Please email me here for details.


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

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Reviews

 

The pictures do not do this place justice…

The house and the location is beautiful. I loved the little nook in the kitchen. There was loads of space and the beds were really comfortable. The house is obviously well taken care of and there are some really nice touches everywhere. I will definitely be back to explore the area again.

Ylonah, February 2018

A family weekend stay at the beautiful Doolin Lodge

The house is in impeccable condition, extremely comfortable, spacious for the seven of us, with a well appointed large kitchen/living area for family cooking and dining. We all commented on how comfortable the beds are too!
We had a wonderful stay in spite of two storms with resultant power outages. We just lit the huge wood burning stove and enjoyed cosy, board game playing evenings.
Sharon was very attentive and we enjoyed the local food items which she provided. We would highly recommend Doolin Lodge as a haven of peace and comfort and a great base for visiting nearby sights.

Noreen Keane, March 2019

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Out & About

 

What with the island hopping and the caving, you’ll discover there’s too much to do, so here are a few of our favourites…

photo Brian Meagher

Here are some of our favourites…

The Locality

 

The villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna are less than 10 minutes away by car.

Doolin is known as the capital of traditional music in Ireland, and most of the social activity in the village’s four main pubs caters to this, with skilled musicians stopping for sessions as they pass through. County Clare is particularly home to the concertina.

photo Gerald Tapp

This is also the nearest point to the Aran Islands and ferries depart from Doolin harbour regularly as well as sightseeing trips below the famous cliffs. Trips to the two smaller islands of Inisheer at 11km or Inishmaan are make for terrific days out, but to appreciate the cliff fortress of Dun Aengus, a stop-over on Inishmore makes sense.

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Peaking at 213 metres high, and stretching south for nearly eight km, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher are probably the most visited tourist site in Ireland.
The Cliffs are home to an immense number and a variety of nesting seabirds, including the only mainland colony of breeding Atlantic Puffins in Ireland, a species on the decline elsewhere in Europe.

Built in 1835 by local entrepreneur Cornelius O’Brien, as an observation point for the hundreds of tourists who even then visited the Cliffs, the tower bearing his name is unmistakable on the headland.

Excavated in 1986, Poulnabrone Dolmen is probably the most photographed of some seventy Neolithic tombs across the Burren region. The bones of 18 adults together with 6 children were found, dating back to about 3,600 BC.

photo Bogman

The Burren starts in earnest less than a kilometre away – its strange karst landscape consisting of limestone slabs divided by crevices (or grikes) is famous for its remarkable collection of animals and plants, including orchids and the European Pine Marten.
This is Ireland’s most important cave area, where only one river manages to reach the sea without being swallowed into a sink hole. More than 35 miles of cave passages have been surveyed and some can be explored for nearly seven miles.

Beneath the Cliffs, enormous waves born of distant Atlantic storms race towards the coast. Big wave surfers travel by jet-ski from Doolin to catch the wave known as Aileens at the bottom of the Cliffs which can be over 35ft high.
But for most surfers, the seaside town of Lahinch (25 minutes by car) is the place to be. Here you will find a magnificent beach where in 2006 a world record for the number of surfers riding on one wave was achieved.

Lisdoonvarna, the nearest main town, is home to one of Europe’s largest annual matchmaking events. Attracting over 40,000 romantic hopefuls, bachelor farmers and accompanying revellers. The current matchmaker is Willie Daly, a fourth-generation matchmaker.

For the serious sea cliff rock climbers, Ailladie on the coast just north of Doolin is popular.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – about three and a half hours from the cottage
Shannon Airport – is just over an hour away.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is about three and a half hours from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is approx 4 and half hours from house.

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Achill Beach Cottage

Achill Beach Cottage

Achill Beach Cottage

A lazy stone’s throw from the Atlantic

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A lazy stone’s throw from the Atlantic

Achill Island, County Mayo

As the name suggests, this classic if rare small stone cottage lies right on the edge of a barefoot beach of bleached powder sand on the Wild Atlantic Way.
There are 79 miles of coastline and five Blue Flag beaches here on Achill Island, and much to see that can only be visited by foot or boat in this most westerly outpost of Europe.

 

Simple Fare for Sandy Feet

Your traditional Irish, vernacular cottage, complete with stable-door entrance, which would once have housed entire family plus animals in its only room, Achill Beach Cottage has been sensitively refurbished into a cosy holiday home.

A turf burning stove provides welcome warmth and a beguiling aroma after a blustery walk.

As is custom, most daily activities share the communal living space that spans the entire original dwelling, with the kitchen, painted dresser, and dining area to one end, and generous and elegant overstuffed seating at the other.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• 5 ring electric ceramic hob
• Electric Oven
• Fridge
• Dishwasher
• Twin Toaster
• Microwave

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine-dryer
• Electric heating
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two single beds(twin room), one double(main room),
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV
• USB charger sockets
• DVD player

Other

• Some books
• Selection of games

The brilliant white interior of rough stone walls contrasts with a flagged floor of black slabs, and is dotted with an assorted collection of coastal paraphernalia.

Obscured from the front, a modest extension to the rear, accommodates a double and a twin bedroom, together with an exotically plum-floored shower room.

Sliding French doors open from this annex onto a sheltered south facing, gravelled al fresco area, with a charming circular granite table bracketed by two matching benches.

Outside

To the front, a low wall and picket gate separate the garden from the common land that stretches across a narrow road and straight on to Pollawaddy strand.
Usually you will have the entire beach to yourself.

The iconic Slievemore Mountain dominates to the west, and everywhere the ubiquitous bleating sheep.

Restrictions

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

Provisional Booking Form

Note that a €50 cleaning fee is added to each booking.

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

per night min booking
September to June €176 3 nights
July to August €240 7 nights – Saturday to Saturday
Christmas / New Year €240 3 nights
Easter €176 7 nights

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Reviews

 
Excellent spot…

living area is actually much bigger than it looks on website, lovely surprise! definitely a ‘unique’ spot. Would love to try it out in the Autumn, would image it’s very cosy with the wood burners going. Would have liked a 12 noon check out, but I understand the cleaning up logistics of a place like that…
I have already recommended/shared it with friends! Thanks.

Dera, July 2019

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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 Island, and much to see that can only be visited by foot or boat.

 

Here’s a mixture of our favourites…
Events

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

The Locality

 
The cottage is in sheltered Dugort Bay facing North.
The nearest major town is Westport at 40K but there are supermarkets at Achill Sound 15 minutes away, and in Keel – which also has a great butchers shop – Achill Mountain Lamb is renowned worldwide.

 

Wild Atlantic Way

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Achill is the largest off-shore island of Ireland. It is a Gaeltacht, or Irish language speaking region. Since 1887 it has been connected to the mainland by a short bridge over the sound. About 85% of the island is peat bog. Battered by huge Atlantic storms, the landscape is a testimony to the power of the elements.
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.

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.

Basking sharks, dolphins and orcas are regular visitors to these waters, and large pods of porpoises are frequently sighted, often from the back yard.

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.

Sheep have free range on the island, easily outnumbering the permanent inhabitants.

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.

photo Janip29

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.

How to get there – Car advised..

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

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

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Teach Poll Gorm

Teach Poll Gorm

Teach Poll Gorm

This is Why We Love West Cork

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County Cork

On an elevated site overlooking the cluster of islands that shelter Roaringwater Bay, this gossamer grey coastal cottage is a sanctuary of contemporary design and comfort.
Crafted stonework terraces define the lawns, apple orchard, and percolating water cascades that climb the slopes above the house – occasionally assisted by outcrops of natural granite bedrock.
This is where West Cork works its charm…

 

Stylish pleasures to come home to

Situated in a bewitching coastal landscape the south-facing house invites you to enjoy barbecues and breakfasts al fresco, and is perfectly positioned to explore the delights of this magnificent region.

Attention to detail, sensitive design and quality fittings were the drivers when this home was completely renovated and modernised in 2014, and the result is a haven that’s hard to leave and seductive to return to.

A sunny corner conservatory introduces us to the house, where stable style doors lead through the tiled entrance lobby and into an exquisite contemporary kitchen.
Central to this room is a stunning high-stooled dining island that can comfortably seat ten. Here solid iroko kitchen surfaces, a six ring gas range, Nespresso machine and premium kitchen equipment set the standard for the home.

This is just one end of a living area that flows along the full length of the ground floor.
Delicate hues of khaki, coffee and charcoal feature throughout the home, as do the leaded glass casement windows.
Sumptuous high-back leather sofas in harmonious tones face a wood-burning stove and a modestly alcoved television.

French doors at the far end let onto a sheltered dining terrace that captures the evening sun.

A study with oak writing desk adjoining the kitchen, is mostly used for music practice and creative hobbies.

On the ground floor, there is an elegant twin bedroom and bathroom which are off the central hall – perfect for wheelchairs.

Stairs from the hall lead up to two tranquil double bedrooms, each ensuite, and each with magnificent window alcove dressing table views across the bay.

Facilities

The house is equipped with everything you would expect from a five star home – from WiFi to barbeque (gas and charcoal), clothes dryer to microwave, books, games, videos ..
If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us…

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – although a family home, this property may not be suitable for toddlers or very young children. Please enquire on the provisional booking form.
Pets – No, sorry – although guide dogs are of course welcome.

 

Outside

The landscaped garden, with its sunny south sloping aspect is neatly terraced with rustic stone walls.
There is about 1 acre of private lawns and orchard, with sublime views across Roaring Water Bay, to Cape Clear and the Fastnet rock.

A large decked terrace accessed through French doors at the western end of the house is a sheltered spot ideal for dining and Barbeques.
A five minute walk at the foot of the gardens is a secluded quay complete with occasional swans and even otters – that’s our swimming pool.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday
Public holidays – please apply for rates.
Please Note: – This house is not suitable for toddlers and young children(under 7); as the environs include many stone steps and terraces without railings; thank you.

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

Weekly rate €2,250 per week

 

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Reviews

 

We had a wonderful time

and were very lucky with the weather…20 degrees most days. We will certainly be booking again in Ireland using you guys.

Vernon, UK – June 2015

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Out & About

 

Teach Pol Gorm is perfectly located for exploring all the points of the West Cork compass. Enjoy great scenery, lively events and festivals, a warm welcome and some great days out and about.
…there really is too much choice and not enough room.

Here are some of our favourites…

Annual festivals a-plenty include Traditional Irish music Festival, Ballydehob Jazz Festival, Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival, Skibbereen Food Festival, Cape Clear Storytelling, and many sailing events including Calves Week

 

The Locality

 

 

West Cork is renowned for its long jagged peninsulas and deep bays – the last point of land visible to travellers from Great Britain and Ireland as they headed for America.

Wild Atlantic Way
Click here to find out more…

The climate is very mild, with moist Atlantic breezes warmed by the Gulf Stream that sweeps across from the Caribbean.
Semi-tropical plants and palm trees are common in this region. Fuchsia abound and have become the unofficial emblem of West Cork.

The closest shops are 3 km away at Ballydehob, renowned for its 19th century 12 arch railway bridge.

Kilcoe Castle which you see from the house, was the McCarthy clan’s only coastal foothold, and has been extensively restored in recent years by its present owner, Jeremy Irons.

The thriving market town of Skibbereen is ten kilometres away to the East. Every Saturday there is a lively farmers market here with excellent artisan food and crafts.

Bantry, just a twenty minute the North, has its own farmers market and the inspiring Bantry House and gardens which are well worth a visit.

Cape Clear island is Ireland’s most southerly, and has a population of 120 Irish speaking persons. It’s a 45 minute boat trip from Baltimore or Schull. The island is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide.
The islands remote location, coupled with its proximity to the continental shelf, makes it the foremost centre for bird watching in Ireland, boasting Ireland’s only manned observatory.
Whale, leatherback turtle, sun fish and shark are spotted every year – dolphins constantly.

The bustling town of Clonakilty has a strong musical tradition with much else to offer, well worth a visit.

 

Baltimore is perhaps Irelands most southern town. A 30 minute drive away, it is the terminal for ferries to Clear and Sherkin Islands. The town has a long tradition of wooden boat building.
Between 1880 and 1926 Baltimore was the largest fishing port in the country and 78 fishing vessels were registered locally.

By 1907, after the North Pier had been built, the fleet was so numerous that you could, it was said, walk to Sherkin across the decks of the boats! At one stage there were seven trains every day out of Baltimore, all carrying fish for the American market.

The Fastnet rock lies 19km to the south of Baltimore. Its lighthouse flashes once every five seconds, and has a range of 27 nautical miles.

Every second August, Rolex sponsor a yacht race from the Isle of Wight (UK) to the Fastnet and back, a distance of 700 miles.
In 2013 the last boat to cross the line, a 101 year old gaff yawl, took 6 days, 6 hours, 31 minutes and 27 seconds to complete the course.
In 1985, the lighthouse was struck by a rogue wave measuring about 157 feet (48 m) in height.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Cheap flights to Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) Cork, Dublin or Shannon.
Kerry Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Cork Airport – approx 1.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 3.5 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 4.5 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Stena Express – 120 mins (summer only from Fishguard)
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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