Julie Fitzgerald Vitelli

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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COTTAGE & STUDIO

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Renovated stone cottage & barn with large garden, pond & pool.

LAHARANDOTA - The Artists' Cottage, an old stone farmhouse previously owned by American painter Frank Russell, now fully renovated to include slate floors, old beams and stone walls. Set in over an acre of land and surrounded by fields with extensive views over the sea and the Mizen Head. Ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday or weekend retreat, for walkers/cyclists or families, with its large garden, spring, pond and small outdoor pool (solar heated). Located 4 miles west of local village Kilcrohane, and a scenic half-hour drive from the busy market town of Bantry with its great restaurants and pubs. Stroll down the lane from the cottage directly on to The Sheep's Head Way, one of Ireland's 31 Waymarked Ways (marked trails). The peninsula's natural wild beauty makes its 55 mile trail stand out from others and offers an exciting challenge for all keen walkers. If, however, you're not a 'wild rover', there's always riding, sailing, kayaking, diving, golf...

NOW FEATURED IN ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S IRELAND GUIDE: Review: 'Now how many Irish cottages come with an outdoor pool? Next to the road but shielded by hedges, it even has sea views! You are at the tip of the strikingly beautiful Sheep’s Head peninsula, a paradise for walkers. Laharandota was the house of an artist for many years; it still shows. Everything inside is in the best possible taste and breathes a generous spirit: a wonderful kitchen with big Rayburn stove, art, objets and a fabulous hamper, a claw-foot bath, a glasswalled sun room, nooks, crannies and a rustic fireplace that roars in winter. Next-door’s studio, often rented to the same party, provides comforts on a reduced scale, but the light, the art, the sea views are the same. Hike a part of the Sheep’s Head Way: ‘the best walk in Ireland’ says Country Walking magazine. Head for the lighthouse, look out for choughs and peregrines. Shops and restaurants are a short drive away, lovely Bantry Town and sandy Barleycove beach are not much further. Inspirational'.

Guest Comments: 'It is a fabulous place to stay - we found ourselves spending lots of time just pottering around the cottage because it was so lovely. We will definitely come again and will recommend it to our friends.'

Gerry & Liz, Gloucestershire

'Thank you so much for the weekend. I must say your cottage is spectacular - you have a real eye for interiors and the quality of the renovation and furnishings is stunning. We had 3 days of great weather, the kids were even swimming in the sea. They didn't want to leave and now want to live there!'

Adam & Jane, Hertfordshire

'Thank you for a wonderful 3 days in your beautiful cottage. It was everything we had dreamed of and more. We absolutely fell in love with The Artists' Cottage and the surrounding area.'

Jayne & Gordon, Rockingham, Australia

'We had a fabulous time. The setting was wonderful and the cottage was just gorgeous. Daniel loved his cute little bedroom. He was even brave enough to swim in the pool!'

Pamela & Roger, Glasgow

'Thank you for providing such a welcoming, comfortable taste of rustic charm for we city-dwellers. We all loved everything about the cottage. Of course the swimming pool is the icing on the cake - luckily the weather was glorious so we chilled out and lazed by the pool or braved its invigorating freshness!'

John & Susan, Edinburgh

'Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the cottage. It is in a beautiful and unspoilt location and the views across the bay are something to remember. The quality of the finish and furnishing in The Artists' Cottage are incredible, really beautiful. We had some really lovely times there and we will remember it with great affection.'

Susan & Phil, Hampshire

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Details for Cottage & Studio 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

This beautiful detached cottage is nestled on the hillside, surrounded by a large, private garden with wonderful sea views. The garden features a stream, pond and small outdoor pool (solar heated), stone corral with barbeque and patio area equipped with garden furniture. Inside there are three bedrooms (a double, twin and a single), downstairs loo, family bathroom, en suite shower room, open-plan kitchen/ living room, study with sofa bed and sun room. Laharandota has been thoughtfully restored from an existing farm complex, comprising a detached cottage, stone outbuilding with utilities, an old stone loft/ barn (The Studio) and a green house, all enjoying spectacular views over Dunmanus Bay and the West Cork countryside. Many original features have been retained to create a unique and peaceful atmosphere which compliments the surrounding land and sea.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Julie Fitzgerald Vitelli

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Cottage & Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Cottage & Studio
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+44 (0)7734 663589
Bantry Bay County Cork
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, IRE
5

Sheeps Head

  • 5 of 5
We've rented quite a few cottages during our 2 year expat assignment in Ireland and this cottage/studio was by far the best! The owners have spared no expense in refurbishing this old farm house with the highest quality appliances (kitchen and laundry), bathroom fixtures, bedding, decorations and it even had a pool! We didn't have the weather to utilize the pool, but we did enjoy sitting by it and taking in the spectacular ocean views! The size of the cottage fit our family of 4 perfectly (kids' ages were 6 and 8). We added the studio to accomodate another friend traveling with us. We traveled to all three peninsulas (Beara, Sheep's Head, and Mizen) by car for daily hikes. The scenery was spectacular with lots of cliffs (much nicer than the Cliffs of Moher!). We dined in the town of Bantry which is filled with wonderful restaraunts. The owner, Julie, was delightful to work with right from the start of the booking. She also gives you loads of information on things to do and restaraunts to go to. At the end of the day, it was always so wonderful coming back to the cottage and collapsing in those beds or sitting on the leather sofa next to a roaring fire in the stone fireplace. We had a wondeful stay on the Sheep's Head peninsula and highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage & Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97480?uni_id=1002319
+44 (0)7734 663589
Bantry Bay County Cork
California, United States
5

Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5
When we decided go to Ireland for our honeymoon, we looked on VRBO and my husband told me to pick any cottage I wanted. This was the one that immediately caught my eye, I wanted nothing else and no other cottage could live up to this one. I was completely smitten with all of the pictures. As soon as we opened the door, I was in love!! It looked exactly like the pictures, even better! She had even prepared brownies, champagne and a lovely note for us when we arrived. It was the perfect location to relax and get away from all of the busyness, not to mention its gorgeous view!! We immediately felt right at home. The house had everything we needed and more. It was fun to explore the little property, take a walk down the street, and read a book in the sunroom. They had instructions for everything, which was really helpful. As soon as we got back, I could not stop raving about this cottage. I am hoping it will still be for rent in a few years so we can return!! We LOVED everything about it and cannot wait to return!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage & Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97480?uni_id=1002319
+44 (0)7734 663589
Bantry Bay County Cork
5

Luxurious Laharandota

  • 5 of 5
Although only our first visit to Ireland I doubt we could have found a better place to stay than the Artists Cottage, Laharandota.
Quality abounds everywhere from the well maintained exterior and grounds of the property through to the beautiful and tasteful decor and fittings inside.
An enormous amount of thought, time and not to mention money has obviously been lavished on this property resulting in a superb blend of 'old world' Irish charm coupled with the benefit of modern comfortable living. There are so many thoughtful touches throughout this homely cottage that it it simply wouldn't be possible to list everything within a review.
Suffice to say that as owners of holiday rental property ourselves for over a decade we probably wouldn't be the easiest of guests to impress!
In summary, an outstanding property with many high quality fittings set in beautiful tranquil surroundings. We wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely return to Ireland again.
Very impressed!!!...and most highly recommended!
Des, Gemma and Charlie
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Cottage & Studio
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Bantry Bay County Cork
5

Fantastic house, amazing location

  • 5 of 5
The cottage and studio are tastefully and beautifully furnished. We really appreciated the quality of the finish but the traditional Irish charm of the property was not lost.
I'd highly recommend this property for a romantic weekend or as a base for lazily exploring the peninsula.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage & Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97480?uni_id=1002319
+44 (0)7734 663589
Bantry Bay County Cork
5

A Little Bit of Paradise on Sheep's Head

A Little Bit of Paradise on Sheep's Head
  • 5 of 5
Our trip to the Artist’s Cottage was more perfect than we could have ever expected. Despite the bad weather, the cottage’s setting is breathtaking and peaceful, ample food for the soul. Inside the house is extremely inviting with comfortable bedding and a cosy fireplace with an generous supply of firewood. The bathrooms and kitchen are fitted out to the highest standards and those who enjoy cooking will relish the Rayburn stove and lovely Le Creuset and Chasseur cookware. I especially got a kick out of the self-closing drawers and cupboards! Even for those who are not usually partial to cooking up a storm it is hard to resist the country charm of the kitchen and the compulsion to prepare some freshly baked bread. Julie really thinks of everything to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible with board games, DVD’s, guide books and an iPod dock supplied. Unfortunately due to the weather we didn’t get to try out the swimming pool but hopefully we will have better luck on our next visit. I can’t recommend the Artist’s Cottage highly enough for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat whether it be to huddle with a good book by the fire or hike around the Sheep’s Head Way. The Artist’s Cottage provides the comfort and luxury of a fine hotel but with the freedom and privacy that you can only get from self-catering. Our holiday was just for myself and my husband but I can imagine it would be equally ideal for a family or group of friends. We will definitely be going back!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage & Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97480?uni_id=1002319
+44 (0)7734 663589
Bantry Bay County Cork
dorset
5

West Cork Holiday

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time in this beautifully decorated and maintained cottage and studio. Every corner of both buildings was brimming with carefully chosen and loved treasures. The use of texture and colour was beyond professional. it was even better than the photos on the site.
The linens were luxurious with great piles of blankets and gorgeous quilts. The bathrooms were immaculate with good quality towels and again decorated in great style. The roll top bath was a big hit!
The kitchen was well kitted out and it was a novelty to cook on the Rayburn - i turned out a pretty good roast chicken on the first night having had a speed read of the Rayburn cook book found on the shelf above, this is proof that it is easy to use!
We loved having the pool and went in everyday even the day it was overcast and slightly rainy. We cycled to the Sheep's Head, then whizzed back and leapt in the pool - bliss.
There is so much to do in the area - included using the bikes, walking down to coves and rock climbing, skimming stones or just watching the sun set. The cove closest to the house was great for a walk before dinner.
We went over to Baltimore and went whale watching with Nic Slocam - a geat afternoon and highly recommended.
We had some great meals in Bantry, Skibereen and Schull. Of course we loved the places in Kilcrohane and quickly felt at home there.
The little cove and the jetty in Kilcrohane were charming and a game of tennis on the local court was fun as the court sloped away at one end...
i would recommend this enchanting property to friends knowing that they would be very comfortable and well taken care of. We would love to come back. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Ferry
129 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Kilcrohane
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Kilcrohane
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Bantry
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Durrus
Car: necessary

Laharandota is located on the southern side of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, about 4 miles south west of the village of Kilcrohane and 15 miles from the bustling market town of Bantry, West Cork. The propoerty is ideally located for touring the West Cork area, for walking, cycling or sailing with it's many walking routes, scenic drives, coves and bays. West Cork attractions include Garinish Island and Glengariff, the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head, as well as the town of Bantry, with its many shops, great restaurants, bars and cinema.

The area is also well known for its raw natural beauty, attracting walkers, artists and anyone with a love for the outdoors to the area. Within a short drive from the property is the village of Kilcrohane, with its quay and coves for bathing, two pubs, shop and local church as well as the Sheep's Head Lighthouse and Way, which passes directly behind and in front of the cottage's gardens.

Other Activities: Cookery classes at nearby restaurant, 'The Good Things Cafe'

Golf: Bantry Bay Golf Club's 18 Hole championship course is located a short drive from the town and is open all year.

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Availability & Rates

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Bantry Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
AUTUMN (Cottage & Studio)
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€250
€1,200
 
 
WINTER (Cottage & Studio)
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€250
€1,000
 
 
CHRISTMAS (Cottage & Studio)
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
€1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes Rates are in Euros and include Irish VAT, all bills, cleaning, bedding, towels and use of the following amenities: BBQ, 2 adult bikes, wireless internet (Cottage only), travel cot with bedding, high chair, stair gate, as well as the solar-heated outdoor pool (shared between Cottage and Studio).

Weekly rates assumes a 7-night stay and weekends 2 nights, with additional nights charged as listed.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bantry Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Backpack
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master (Cottage) - toilet , shower
    Family (Cottage) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet (Cottage) - toilet
    Master (Studio) - toilet , shower
    Sun Room (Studio) - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master (Cottage) - 1 king
    Single (Cottage) - 1 twin/ single
    Twin (Cottage) - 2 twin/ single
    Study (Cottage) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master (Studio) - 1 king
    Sun Room (Studio) - 2 twin/ single
  • A travel cot and a high chair are available for use by guests on request. The Studio's sun room has an iron day bed with trundle which can be used separately as 2 single beds or joined together to form a kng bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • cinemas
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
A washing machine and dryer as well as freezer are located in the garage and shared between the cottage and studio. The studio has its own sun room, lounge area and small kitchen, as well as electric storage heaters throughout and a vintage stove with open fire facility. The outdoor pool is located in the garden area in front of the studio, which also includes a stream and pond to the side of the sun room. Access to the pool is open to both cottage and studio guests from April to October, with partial heating provided by solar panels (subject to sunny weather!).
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