Beara Peninsula (Cork) Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Authentic self-catering holiday rental Cottage on 12 acre Waterfront Farm.
Overview: Shorefront, newly restored, authentic stone built self-catering holiday home on a Seaside Farm in the stunning and unspoiled Ring of Beara at Pallas, Ardgroom, Beara Peninsula, West Cork - a place to get away from it all. Sleeps up to 6, with bedrooms on the 2nd. floor - see Section on 'Facilities' below for additional details on layout. Central heat and open fireplace. The Cottage is on waterfront property adjoining a pebble strand with spectacular views of Ardgroom Harbour, Kenmare Bay, and the surrounding Caha Mountains. 150 yards from Pallas Pier, which is used by both fishing and recreation boats. Boat trips are also available from this Pier, and fish can sometimes be purchased here as well. Short walk to 2 small sandy beaches - from which Seals can be seen at certain times. Also see seashells along the strand and beaches. Only 2 miles to Ardgroom Village for Pub, Restaurant, and Shop / Deli / Cafe - with Internet. Castletownbere, our local Town, is 10 miles away. Fresh water & sea/rock fishing, hill walking, and caves are nearby. Golfing, deep sea fishing, sightseeing cruises, dive & sailing centers, horse riding, and unique gardens are in a 6 to 20 mile range. Archaeology, arts & crafts. See also Sections: 'More Details' and 'Location' below. For information on a one bedroom Annex adjacent to Cottage, see Notes under 'Facilities' below. For owner's website, see www.mollys-cottage.com. Weekly rent: July - August 475 to 575 Euro. Other months from 260 Euro.
Local Activities / Amenities / Road Trips: Castletownbere is a picturesque fishing port - from which there is also leisure deep sea fishing. There is horse riding and a riding school 6 miles away in Urhan (past Eyeries Village). There are unique gardens in two picturesque locations, both by the seaside - Lauragh, Co. Kerry, 6 miles away (at Derreen Gardens) and in Glengarriff, Co. Cork, 25 miles away (in Garnish Island). Boat trips, sailing, canoeing/kayaking and other water sports are at Star Outdoors 18 miles away at Dawros, Co. Kerry, on the Kenmare road (near Kenmare) - overlooking the shorefront is a pub and restaurant at this facility also. 15 miles to the West Cork Sailing & Powerboat Center in Adrigole, Co. Cork. There are canoes and kayacks at this Center as well. In Adrigole there is also a Waterfall - at the foot of Hungry Hill. There is another Waterfall in Gleninchiquin, Co. Kerry, 16 miles away - off the road to Kenmare. Allihies, 15 miles away, has a beach and arts & crafts. At the tip of the Peninsula is historic Dursey Island at 20 miles and is reachable by Cable Car. 40 miles to Killarney National Park & Lakes/Muckross House & Gardens in Co. Kerry. Historic Bantry House & Gardens in Bantry, Co. Cork, is 38 miles away. Another historic location is Bere Island, which can be reached by Ferry from Castletownbere, or via the Ferry from Furious Pier about 3 miles east of the Town.
Annual Events: Each year in the first week in August there is a Festival in Castletownbere, which includes a Regatta, Outdoor Music, Children's Carnival, and other activities. The Annual Allihies Festival is held in mid August, and includes Horse Racing, Sports Competitions, and Music. The Eyeries Village Family Festival is held in mid July. In Kenmare, there are also Festivals in July and August.
Restaurants / Cafes / Shops: In addition to the restaurant and the cafe/deli in Ardgroom Village, there is also a restaurant in Eyeries Village 5 miles away - on the road to Castletownbere. Kenmare, Co Kerry, 22 miles away, has many restaurants and cafes. Catletownbere also has some restaurants, cafes, and several pubs that serve food, including the historic McCarthy's Bar. Some of the pubs also have live music. Castletownbere has a bank, Tourist Office, supermarket - including fish shop, and many other shops. In addition to the fish shop in Castletownbere, Lobster and other fish are available at Shellfish de la Mer a short distance east of the Town.
(A Booklet and Brochures in the Cottage have additional details on restaurants, pubs and other facilities).
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered