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Domhain Eile - luxury house - the views are breath taking!

Cora Gorman - emails preferred -

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Cora Gorman - emails preferred -

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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Domhain Eile - luxury house - the views are breath taking!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Beara Peninsula (Cork) House Rental Photos and Description

This house enjoys panoramic views of Bere Island, Bantry Bay and the Atlantic

Our house is called DOMHAIN EILE which is the Gaelic for another world and that's just what it is !

PANORAMIC VIEWS - The house is bright and spacious with beautiful contemporary styling throughout. Domhain Eile enjoys SPECTACULAR views of Bere Island and it's lighthouse, the Atlantic and Bantry Bay. . N.B. Please review the photographs provided to see the breathtaking views and sheer beauty of this location.

HIGH SATISFACTION RATINGS - We invite you to read the reviews of previous very happy guests. Domhain Eile is a stunning house and location for your holiday but don't just take our word for it !

The local area : The rugged and unspoiled Beara Penninsula in South West Cork is often described as one of the most untamed and beautiful parts of Ireland. Domhain Eile provides an opportunity to experience this lovely part of Ireland . This is a fantastic house with superb facilities , stunning views and in a unique and special part of Ireland .

The house is 1.5 miles from the fishing port of Castletownbere (well served with supermarket, restaurants and pubs) and is on the famous Beara Walking and Cycling Trail. There are a couple of good restaurants in Castletownbere - The Olde Bakery and Cottage Heights serving a selection of fresh local fish but with a varied menu. A bit further away in Glengarriff there are several restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual bar food. Kenmare is famous for it's gastronomic delights and is teeming with superb restaurants.

Local life: Although it is a small town, Castletownbere is the largest white fish port in Ireland and is a bustling workin

Golfing: There are three golf course's in the immediate area (caveat - the author is not herself a golfer!) There is Bantry Bay Golf Club which is open to visitors and is a Christy O'Connor Junior designed course and I am told there are stunning views across the bay at many of the holes. There is another golf course at Glengarriff which is a 9 hole park land course with terrific views across Glengarrif Harbour. The Club President is none other than the former film actress Maureen O'Hara who lives locally. There is a links course in Castletownbere itself and at least 2 other courses within 20 km of Glengarriff. Enjoy your golf!

Capacity: Although Domhain Eile has capacity for up to 10 persons so the house could suit two families. There is an extra table in the Lounge area which will seat 4 persons and the dining room table will seat 8. There is comfy seating throughout the house to include an example of the Beara Chair and footstool which can be used outside if the weather permits. This is a great house for children - they will love exploring it and will have lots of room to play indoors and outdoors.

Broadband - wireless broadband available for the use of guests for a small additional charge per week.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Cora Gorman - emails preferred - (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Cora Gorman - emails preferred -

We purchased this property as a home away from home back in 2008 . However we cannot always use it due to work and family commitments so we are happy to make it available for others to enjoy for a number of weeks each year. We hope you will love this house , the panoramic views and the friendly local people as much as we do !

Cora Gorman - emails preferred - purchased this house in 2008

Why Cora Gorman - emails preferred - chose Beara Peninsula (Cork)

This is a unique property. It enjoys unrivalled sea views and is located in one of the most untamed, unspoilt and ruggedly beautiful parts of Ireland. Beara Penninsula is a special place. Our house is just outside the fishing port of Castletownberehaven. The area is known locally with some affection as 'Bere heaven' !

What makes this house unique

We have attached a leaflet which gives additional information on just some of the gorgeous places and wonderful sights to behold and activities to enjoy in this beautiful part of Ireland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was very nice - big , perfect, awesome ! Our favourite place was a rock pool. Gleninchaquin Park was wonderful. So too was swimming in the Atlantic. We loved the Cable car ride over to Dursey Island. Allihies Beach and Garinish Loopwalk were also great fun. And we saw dophins from Dursey. Thank you very much Cora for the lovely holiday. Family from Potstam , Germany ( review from the children).
Jul 2014
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Domhain Eile - luxury house - the views are breath taking!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Cheshire, UK

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

I can't sing the praises of Domhain Eile highly enough, our third visit in as many years, a comfortable house in which you can relax and feel at ease in, peaceful and tranquil but not totally isolated. We love exploring the area and found so many unspoiled little gems and walks, coves and beaches....... we are keen photographers and were kept very busy and were once again very lucky with the weather.Already regretting that we wlll not be visiting in 2015.... but we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cheshire, UK

Second visit .... Just as fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We said we'd be back....... and once again the house and area were everything we could have wanted. If you want a real get away from it holiday, this is the place, with the added benefit with a small town minutes drive away. Scenic drives, picturesque towns and villages, walks for all levels with stunning views, friendly people, fantastic food, not as expensive as everyone seems to think and a comfortable well equipped house to relax in....... already planning dates for our return next year

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Penticton, British Columbia

Wonderful Irish Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Domhain Eile tremendously!! The home was clean and well-maintained - the caretaker met us upon arrival and showed us how everything worked. When we had to call her regarding the internet she came over immediately and fixed it for us. We were so thankful to have such a beautiful and well-stocked kitchen that we ate in almost every night and then enjoyed a cozy evening reading by the fireplace. The Beara Peninsula was stunning and we took every opportunity to walk on the Beara Walking Trails. Thank-you Cora and Laura for a wonderful relaxing week!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a family holiday in early August 2011, the house is excellent with beautiful views of castletownbere, and the owner and her local representative were very helpful. This part of West Cork is away from the main tourist trail and so is very much unspoilt and if you want a holiday to get away from it all and an extremely nice house to stay in this is the place for you.

We had a great time and will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
California, USA

Our stay in Another World

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful short stay at the end of September. The town of Castletownbere is charming, the Ring of Beare challenging to drive and well worth the effort, especially the Healy Pass. The wonderful accommodations of the house make for a relaxing visit in the countryside. It was clean, well furnished and quiet, with great views of Bantry Bay. A garden rabbit visited us each morning. The fresh seafood at Murphy's was well prepared and promptly served. The 30 minute drive to Glenfarriff seemed to get shorter each time we made the journey and the sweaters we purchased in town get noticed by all our friends. Laura was prompt on our arrival, showed us the house, all the features and was there to see us off. Warm towels in the bathrooms, fluffy duvets on the beds and well appointed kitchen made for a stay we'll remember forever.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellente appréciation

  • 5 of 5

Maison confortable et idéalement située pour une découverte de la péninsule de Beara

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Cork International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Kilometres
McCarthy's Bar, Castletownbere, Co.Cork
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Cork Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Castletownbere Golf Course
Nearest Train
95 Kilometres
Killarney Train Station
Nearest Motorway
140 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
The Olde Bakery, Castletownbere
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Tra Hilann, Castletownbere, Co.Cork
Car: necessary

The house is in an ideal location for exploring West Cork . The village of Allihies is 10km away - watch the waves bashing Ballydonegan Beach - en route you will pass the road up to Dzogchen Beara, the famous Tibetan Buddhist Centre . Dursey Island is worth a visit and boasts Ireland's only cable car. Bere Island itself has a ferry service for foot passengers and cars and is a walkers heaven. The pretty villages of Glengariff and Kenmare are close by- take a boat across to beautiful Italian gardens at Garinish Island. You can visit Bantry House and Gardens. The Healy Pass will take your breath away especially when you see Glanmore Lake. Gleninchiquin waterfall looks as though it was taken from a fairytale . Check out Ballycrovane Harbour, the Hag of Beara, Dereen Gardens - go sailing or kayaking in Ardrigole. Visit the famous MacCarthy's Bar in Castletownbere made famous in Pete MacCarthy's book - there's umpteen ways to enjoy your time, get to know the people and experience the craic.

Other Activities: Kayaking, snorkelling, traditional music, socialising, archaeological and historical sites, shopping, beach combing, craft shops, gourmet dining


Rates & Availability

From €120 Per night

Beara Peninsula (Cork) House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2014/Spring 2015
Oct 31 2014 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015/Spring 2016
Sep 5 2015 - Jun 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €200


INCLUDED : Electricity, Gas, Bed linen and Towels.

EXTRA : Central heating oil - ( you will only be charged for what you use - on a non-profit basis )

A refundable breakages/security deposit of €200 is payable upon arrival. This will be refunded after departure.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Beara Peninsula (Cork) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Fun jacuzzi shower with side ways jets - hotel quality !
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Classy bathroom - bright , comfortable and stylish !
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Downstairs shower - all our bathrooms have grab rails !
  • Bathroom no 1 is the main bathroom upstairs - it is tiled in black and white marble and serves the house and bedrooms 2 and 3. Bathroom no. 2 is the en suite for bedroom no. 1 ( the master bedroom ) and boasts a very strong shower with sideways jets . Bathroom no. 3 is located on the ground floor and can serve as the en suite for bedroom no. 4 and is suitable for wheelchair bound or elderly persons.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Very large bedroom - sleeps 4 comfortably !
  • Bedroom no. 1 has its own en suite (boasting a multi jet shower) and an impressive cast iron , king sized bed with new pocket sprung mattress. The room includes a spare single bed , a walk in wardrobe and the best views of Bear Island and it's lighthouse. Bedroom no. 2 (with another traditional cast iron bed) and bedroom 3 (includes a spare single bed) share the luxury main bathroom. Uniting the 2 spare single beds means that the house can sleep 10 persons if this is necessary. The house is therefore suitable for two families. Bedroom no. 4 is on the ground floor and so would suit an elderly or incapacitated person who wishes to avoid climbing stairs - it is adjacent to it's own shower room and WC. We can provide a beautiful handmade cot for an infant if required. All bedrooms are furnished to a very good standard with high quality chests, lockers, rugs, and wardrobes throughout. All bedrooms have pine wood floors and doors.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The house is 4 years old with contemporary styling. The kitchen is very well equipped with a large American fridge and all mod cons. There is a separate utility room for laundry, etc. The dining room is bright with French doors opening to the sea views and adjoins the kitchen. Cooking is a pleasure in this kitchen - make sure to visit the Fisherman's Co-op at Castletownbere for the best of fish and sea foods - feel free to use our cookbooks and recipes with our compliments. There is a very comfortable lounge area with good seating including chaise longue for taking it easy. The sitting room has a vaulted ceiling and open fire, TV and DVD player. There are a selection of board games and books in the house for your entertainment. Apart from in the kitchen and bathrooms there are hardwood floors and doors throughout the ground floor with under floor heating. WiFi Internet is available for an small additional charge per week.

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