Near Ballydehob, Schull and Bantry, in West Cork Ireland
Facing south over Roaring Water Bay and Ballydehob, this old cottage has recently been restored to a high standard: it is warm and dry and provides lovely self catering accommodation for year round living.
The setting, not far from the sea, is rural and peaceful: Mount Gabriel stands to the west, hills and forestry are behind (to the north), just over the hill are Dunmanus Bay and Bantry Bay. To the east is the vibrant market town of Skibbereen and to the west the village of Schull, the sailing centre of Roaring Water Bay. This is wonderfully beautiful scenery.
Accommodation Summary : Perfect for four people, this pink-washed and single storied cottage has a large living room/kitchen. There is a wood burning stove with comfortable sofas on each side, books, paintings, satellite TV and a music system. The kitchen has a painted pine table to eat around, 4 gas rings, a double electric oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine and Electric central heating.
The master bedroom has double French doors opening onto the yard and with a small garden opposite. A comfortable double bed is 5'
The second bedroom has another full sized double bed which can unzip to make two single beds. Plenty of Read more
The area There are ferry boats out to the islands in Roaringwater Bay - that's another world again. Ferry boats leave from Schull in the summer months and Baltimore throughout the year.
There are many beautiful sandy beaches for enjoying picnicking, swimming, body surfing, kayaking and sailing. This is a fabulous place to tour from - and west Cork and Kerry can be explored in day trips from Lisin na Cre. The Beara Peninsula is my favourite, but the choice is endless.
Golf courses offer plenty of choice, horse riding can be arranged. Archaeological trips, local hill walking and exploring can be undertaken by anyone.
The Ballydehob Jazz Festival is a must for May bank holiday. The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is held at the magnificent Bantry House from June 27th - July 5th. Also taking place in Bantry during July is the acclaimed West Cork Literary Festival featuring some of the top authors and poets of our time.
Dining We are real "foodies" in west Cork with local, organically grown fresh produce sold everywhere and at farmer's markets. So cook well at home and try local meat, fish, cheeses, vegetables, and salads with just the very best breads. Or be tempted to eat out by any of the excellent restaurants and pubs. Just over the hill at Durrus, Carmel Somers (used to cook at Bibendum and at Sally Clarke in London), runs The Good Things Cafe in July and August, and then cooking courses for the rest of the year. Book well ahead for both of these. On nearby Heir Island John Desmond and Ellmary Fenton run the gourmet Island Cottage restaurant but be sure to book early.
Visit the owners web site http://www.roaringwaterbay.com