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West Cork - Glengarriff - Enchanting 4 Bed Hunting Lodge - Family Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Property - Sleeps 8 - Golf - Fishing - Sailing - Walking

Utter perfection for all seasons. This charecterful thatched lodge is located 1km from the West Cork town of Glengarriff, in beautiful surroundings of 2 acres of tropical gardens and lawns. The comfortable lounge is the perfect place to laze around the cosy log fire after a day's touring. The well equipped large kitchen, ideal for the chef, leads to a wonderful conservatory which opens out to the furnished terraces and gardens complete with BBQ. There is a large master en suite bedroom on this level as well as guest WC. The upper level has a huge bedroom /shower en suite with Burmese bed, Persian rugs and wonderful views over the river and gardens. The spacious green double bedroom with in-room wash basin has great views to the mountains. The twin bedded blue room has en suite WC and views over the bridge and river. There is a superbly appointed bathroom on this level complete with roll top bath. This luxurious house has it all and is highly recommended!

The Grounds: The House, a most enchanting thatched cottage, was originally built as a hunting lodge for the Earls of Bantry. Carefully restored to a high standard this captivating residence is now a unique self-catering destination and has everything one might reasonably expect in a luxurious country house. Unrivalled tranquillity of setting, period furniture, log fires and the easy elegance of this home create an atmosphere which is warm and welcoming throughout all seasons. The Grounds comprise almost fifty acres in total with the garden of three acres blending almost seamlessly into the surrounding woodland and meadows. The island on which the house stands comprises just under two acres of landscaped gardens and lawns on which many specimen trees and shrubs flourish in the subtropical climate for which this area is renowned. The island is connected to the rest of the property by three timber bridges, which give access the many paths and trails, offering plenty of opportunities to explore.

Glengarriff: Glengarriff is a renowned destination for the discerning tourist with its spectacular scenery, dramatic history and relaxed people, this lovely town is seen by many to exemplify the attractions of Ireland’s beautiful South-West and is popular with domestic as well as international visitors. An exceptionally mild climate due to the benign warming waters of the gulf stream encourages the luxuriant plant life for which the area is famous and with the rugged Caha Mountains sweeping down to the sea, the scenery is breathtaking. Glengarriff village, known as the gateway to the Beara Peninsula, is a lively and picturesque spot with a selection of restaurants, food shops, craft shops, an art gallery and of course many friendly pubs in which to enjoy a drink, meet the locals or take in a night of traditional music. Garnish Island, famed for its subtropical gardens is only a short ferry ride from the village but with its tree ferns and giant eucalyptus can feel like a different continent.

Activities: Several golf courses are nearby and there is a wide selection of recreational activities available throughout West Cork: excellent fishing, sailing, hill walking, whale watching, surfing, canoeing, cycling and pony trekking are all easily arranged in the locality.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Byrne
Speaks: english, french, All
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2017

About Janet Byrne

I am Janet Byrne - Irish. My company is called Top Class Holiday Rentals and am in business since 2008 following a successful career with one of the large banks in Ireland. I rent holiday properties in France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. I will only rent a property that I am happy to stay in myself

Janet Byrne purchased this house in 1995

Why Janet Byrne chose Monteensudder

I loved this property from the time I went to view it. It is a very special house in a superb setting. There is plenty of space - an ideal house for a family gathering - for which it is used regularly. Minutes drive into the lovely village of Glengarriff and also in a central location to do any amount of touring in this beautiful part of Ireland

What makes this house unique

The house - although presented in old style - is superbly presented with all mod cons to include wifi / central heating. Superbly equipped kitchen to allow for large party food preparation. All the bedrooms are large - 3 have own bathroom facility. I also love the lounge - perfect to sit around the log fire and catch up with old friends.


Monteensudder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper master en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower master en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upper twin en suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All of the bath/shower rooms have been recently refurbished to a very high finish.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Wash stand in bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , En suite WC
  • Master bedroom is very spacious with Burmese bed, Persian rugs and stand alone wardrobe. Lovely sofa in picture window overlooking lush gardens. Neutral tones to give restful feel. En suite shower room. Ground floor master is spacious with large double bed and has en suite shower room Upper bedroom is spacious with double bed and wash stand - beautiful views. Upper twin bedroom has 2 beds which can be placed together to make double has en suite WC. All bedrooms have period furnished and lovely views.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Please check with the owner if you have special requirements.


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West Cork - Glengarriff - Enchanting 4 Bed Hunting Lodge - Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Most amazing location and house

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at the lodge. Snuggling by the fine in the study at night, reading a book in the conservatory, walking through the beautiful grounds, exploring the Ring of Kerry...just generally taking it easy and leisurely exploring. The home and grounds were so beautiful we didn't want leave. Perfect for our time away!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi J - I am delighted that all went so well for your holiday. I love this house myself as well as the location. YOu were so lucky with the weather - all the trees were displaying lovely autumnal colours. I hope you will return another time. Many thanks for your business - Janet
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Kenmare Championship Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Local Beaches
Car: necessary

What a wonderful location. This fairy tale cottage is set on a 2 acre island of tropical gardens amid the ancient trees of Glengarriff Woods just 1 km from the town itself. Glengariff is a year round holiday destination given it's proximity to the Atlantic and to the Gulf stream thus ensuring that rare plants flourish, frost is rare and snow almost unheard of. This is a lovely town with local shopping, restaurants, traditional bars and medical centre. Not to be missed is the wonderful 'Garnish Island' which can be reached by ferry from the Blue Pool from April to October - you can also watch the playful seals on route. The nearby Bamboo Park and Nature Reserve are also worth a visit. Do not miss the local Wednesday Farmer's Market in lovely Kenmare just 20 km away. The historic town of Bantry with its majestic Bantry House is also a 20 km drive.

There are many drives in the surrounding area with spectacular scenery to be experienced.

Other Activities: Please check with owner


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Linen, towels included
wifi included
Heating fee applies during winter months
welcome pack and guest toiletries included
Weekend rates available for select groups
Reservation deposit applies @ 25% of rental
Security deposit paid with final payment at €500 - this is refunded following departure
Rental to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival date
Catering facilities available and can be paid locally
Weekend rates avail
Mid week avail

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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