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Cosy south facing sunny cottage Ballylickey, Bantry - on the Wild Atlantic Way

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3bedroom, 2bathroom cottage with stunning rural view,close to the sea.

Welcome to Suaimhneas.

This is a three bedroomed cottage. There is one double ensuite downstairs and a double and twin upstairs. There is a bathroom upstairs with shower over bath. Downstairs there is a toilet. The cottage has a cosy lounge with inglenook with solid fuel stove. A starter fuel pack is provided for each guest. There is a television, dvd player and radio/cd player.

Off of this is a fully equipped kitchen cum

dining room with electric oven and grill, microwave, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. All necessary delph and cutlery are provided.

The downstairs double ensuite includes a spacious electric shower.

All duvets, towels and linen provided.

The cottage is situated on its own private enclosed grounds which provide ample parking, safe playground for children and secluded area to relax and sunbathe or enjoy an open air picnic and view the scenic countryside.Combining the best of both worlds it has every modern convenience and all the romantic appeal of a traditional cottage.

The interiors are finished in natural wood which creates a warm welcoming atmosphere. Suaimhneas is approved by the Irish Tourist Board. It is located 1km from the village of Ballylickey which is nestling on the edge of beautiful Bantry Bay with the backdrop of the Caha Mountain Range.

Here there are hotels, award winning restaurants and pubs, supermarkets, and it is on the bus route. There are several little bays and inlets where you can swim and fish. The cottage is 7km from the maritime heritage town of Bantry, and Glengarriff is 12km away and is the gateway for touring both the Beara peninsula and the Ring of Kerry.


More Details

Kathleen Cronin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Kathleen Cronin

I am a retired teacher who has been a self catering host since 1970. I have welcomed guests from all over the world and look forward to meeting new ones.


Why Kathleen Cronin chose County Cork

Guests should choose this house because it is ideally situated on the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, Ring of Beara, Ring of Kerry and West Cork.

The house is equipped with all mod conveniences yet it is traditional in character , layout and presentation.

As its name suggests the house and the area is quiet and peaceful.

The house is situated in a spacious enclosed garden with ample free parking. It is very safe and suitable for children. The house is detached on its own private grounds.

What makes this cottage unique

My husband and I live close by and will help you with any planning or issues that may arise.


Ardnacloghy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1, toilet, bath with shower, wash hand basin. Bathroom 2, toilet, wash hand basin. Bathroom 3, toilet, shower enclosure, wash hand basin wheelchair accessible
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , A travel cot is provided
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) All bedrooms have morning sun . Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, 1 large double bed, en suite downstairs. Bedroom 2, 1 double bed, 1 cot upstairs. Bedroom 3, 2 single bed, twin upstairs. All bedrooms have chairs, wardrobes and dressing tables and reading lamps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The heating is electric - meter is read on arrival and is payable on departure depending on amount used. The property is child friendly with enclosed garden and gravel area, patio and lawn and there is a cot and highchair available. Outside: Enclosed garden, barbecue, parking, garage, table/6 garden chairs and covered barbecue area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are supplied free of charge for all beds as are duvets and pillows. A travel cot is also available. Other: TV, radio, stereo system, CD, audio tape and DVD player are provided. Outside there is garden, barbecue, parking, garage, 6 garden chairs. Wheelchair accessible, suitable for elderly or infirm, children welcome, pets considered, low allergen environment.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Cosy south facing sunny cottage Ballylickey, Bantry - on the Wild Atlantic Way
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Comfortable, large, peaceful home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable farmhouse in peaceful, rural location. Had everything we needed and ample space for 6 people. Clean & tidy with an old world rustic charm, lovely open fire which we didn't need to use as the weather was brilliant. Kathleen the host very informative and helpful with details of local sights and directions. Great base to explore the Beara Peninsula which has some of the most outstanding views I have ever seen. Close to both Bantry & Glengariff which are lovely towns. If you do one thing while visiting the area, drive the coastal road from Glengariff-castletownbere-eyeries, onto Lauragh, drive up over the Caha Mountains past Glanmore Lake, view from the top is immense with more jaw dropping views on the way down over the Healy pass.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I've been a frequent visitor to Kathleen & Jack's West Cork cottage for about 10yrs now. I visit twice a year and it really is my sanctuary. I couldn't imagine a time when I wouldn't come to stay. The house itself is everything you would expect from a traditional country farmhouse with all its character and charm, with the added advantage of the creature comforts we've all come to expect. It's the perfect base to explore our beautiful coastline, and a warm, cosy cottage to come home to in the evenings. Light a fire, open a bottle of wine and just let yourself unwind. It's paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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6th Visit and still loving it

  • 5 of 5

Our sixth visit and to summarise, the welcome was as expected, The weather was the best yet and more surprises in the local wild life with wrens squatting in a swallows nest, pipistrelle bats in the garage with 6 young and six baby rabbits around the front of the cottage all day, fantastic. I read the other reviews and surprised at the one negative review. Log fire available, (weather too warm) place very clean and tidy and an updated cooker and microwave, Thank you again Kathleen and Jack for the warm welcome. Manning's tapas night very good but disappointed with O'Connor's restaurant this time. Warm welcome at the Bridge Inn, good food.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, warm and comfortable. Great views.

  • 5 of 5

We toured Mizen, Sheeps Head, Glengariff and the Beara Penninsula by day and in the evenings enjoyed the comforts of this charming cottage. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review and I hope other guests will be encouraged to sample the delights of my charming cottage.
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Beautiful house and warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this gorgeous elegant house. It's extremely comfortable, equipped with everything you could need and warm, spacious and clean. Lovely location. Kathleen the owner is very welcoming and friendly. Couldn't ask for more- we'll be back

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Lovely holiday staying in a lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A very fine example of a traditional West Cork farm house. The interior is a delight with the original crane in the fireplace. Excellent country style kitchen and very clean and tidy. The beds are really comfortable. The cottage is very warm and dry and has a fantastic view.

Kathleen made us very welcome and is an absalute delight.

West Cork is the most beautiful part of Ireland. Bantry market on Friday is worth a visit to stock up with local produce and fresh sea food.

We would recommend staying here at any time of the year. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Cork or Kerry International Airports
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Bridge Bar Pearson's Bridge
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Bantry Bay 18 hole
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Cork City
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ouvane Falls Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays: The cottage is situated on the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way which is now the wonderful magical coastal drive along the Atlantic from South West to North west of Ireland.

Bantry House. 18th century historic Bantry House with its formal gardens. Musical concerts are held in the library throughout the year. The Bantry French Armada Exhibition Centre is located in the grounds. Cinema (3 screens) with all the latest releases located in Bantry. Kealkill Stone Circle. Carriganass Castle. Bantry Historical Museum located in The Square, Bantry. Salmon and trout fishing can be enjoyed on the Coomhola and Ouvane Rivers and Lake Lough Bofinne. Also sea fishing on Bantry Bay. Walkers can experience The Sheep's Head Walk; The Beara Way: Nature trails in Glengarriff Natural Woods or Gougane Barra National Park. Hill walking on the Caha Mountains. Watersports available in Schull and Adrigole. If you are looking for an energetic, activity holiday or a peaceful, relaxing one you will get it here; the choice is yours.


It is 5 minutes drive to coast and beach from the cottage.


Bantry, 7kms.

Glengarriff, 12 kms.

Kenmare, 34 kms.

Killarney, 72 kms.

Cork, 72kms.

Skibbereen, 30kms.

Further Details:

Local activities include cinema, diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering. Nightly dancing, traditional music and lively ballad sessions in pubs and hotels in Ballylickey, Bantry and Glengarriff.


Rates & Availability

Ardnacloghy Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jun 3 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jun 18 2017 - Jun 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jun 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
rATE 6
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Aug 19 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
rATE 6
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Oct 2 2017 - Oct 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $108.95

Booking Notes:
Following enquiry I will provide any additional information required. Payment will be by sterling/euro cheque or credit transfer to my bank. 25% of weekly rate is to be paid on booking and the balance on arrival. IMPORTANT NOTE ELECTRICITY IS EXTRA METER IS READ ON ARRIVAL AND PAYABLE ONN DEPARTURE DEPENDING ON AMOUNT USED.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for April, May, June, July, August, September is SATURDAY.
Rest of year is flexible.
Arrival is not before 4pm and departure before 12.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner.
Bank Holiday weekends throughout the year @ 250 euros.
Christmas and New Year @ 300 Euros.
Extra charges: electricity, meter is read on arrival payable on departure for amount used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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