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Stunning hideaway on the beautiful Beara penninsula !

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 !

( Note : Minimum rental period is one week . )

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. 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 9 persons so the house could suit two families. 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 ( toys, books and board games are included).

More Details

Cora Gorman - emails preferred -
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

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 Ireland

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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County Cork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • 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 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master bedroom is ensuite
  • Bedroom no. 1 has its own en suite ( which includes a multi jet shower) and an impressive cast iron , king sized bed with new pocket sprung mattress. The room includes 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. The house can sleep 9 persons comfortably. 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 travel 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Stunning hideaway on the beautiful Beara penninsula !
average rating of 4.928571 based on 21 reviews

If you want secluded, this is the place to be!

  • 4 of 5

If you want secluded, this is the place to be!

The house is positioned in a very remote little village with breathtaking view!!!!

The cottage itself is big and yet cosy.

The rooms have a nice atmosfeer. There are 2 bedrooms that sleep 3 persons and 2 bedrooms that sleep 2.

The kitchen is a bit of a hazzard in operating stuff but you'll work it out!

Owners are very helpfull and always prepared to advice in anything. You are also provided with a manual of the house and know-how sheet.

We absolutely loved our stay, you do need a car in this aria and don't mind a drive...

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. A wonderful place! It was clean, well equipped, and spacious. The views from the house are fantastic. The town is quaint, but quiet, and the people are friendly. The areas nearby such as Bantry, Garrish Island, Glengariff, I highly recommend. The drive through the Caha Mountains and pass are spectacular, and shouldn't be missed.

It is a nature lovers' paradise. However, be prepared to do a lot of driving, as Casteltownbere is quite a drive to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

County Cork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Jan 4 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn/Winter 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Jan 6 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn/Winter 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $213.86



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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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