About the property
- Cottage1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
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.
**NO STAY TAX IS REQUIRED IN IRELAND**
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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. **NO STAY TAX REQUIRED IN IRELAND**
Why Kathleen Cronin chose Ardnacloghy
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.
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A very relaxing holiday
Comfortable and quiet cottage yet handy for all the best bits of South West Ireland
Everything we needed for a relaxing week - greatly enjoyed
I'm really happy you enjoyed your holiday at my cottage and thank you for posting a review.
Delightful, cosy cottage
'Suaimhneas' cottage gave us its promised 'peacefulness' with a cosy log fire to cheer the evenings each time we returned from exploring beautiful West Cork and the Ring of Kerry. We had the full range of weather during our week (apart from snow and frost!) so we didn't see the country at its best all the time, but there is nevertheless something to be said for the special atmosphere created by drifting fog, glowering clouds and rain (light or heavy!), especially when they disperse to give occasional glimpses of rocky coastlines, mountains or lakes. (Living in northwest England ourselves, we're no strangers to this kind of weather!) We particularly enjoyed visiting Bantry House and gardens on our first day, followed by a tour of the Sheep's Head Peninsula, and 2 days later a tour of the Beara Peninsula including going over the winding Healy Pass. The Ring of Kerry made a long day out but it was worth the trip, reminding us of our first visit there 22 years ago, and we were delighted to see the Dingle Peninsula gradually emerging from cloud cover to be in full sun as we ate our picnic lunch near King's Head, reminding us of yet another happy holiday 18 years ago. Our best trip of this holiday, however, was on our last day, when the weather was perfect for the short boat trip from Glengarriff to Garinish Island and its beautiful gardens, especially the Italian Garden with views to the mainland mountains behind it. A bonus was being able to visit Bryce House, former home of the family who transformed the island, which only opened for visitors after refurbishment in its original style in 2015. So we now have more happy holiday memories to store up for the years ahead, especially of this lovely cottage which must rank as the best we've ever stayed in in the British Isles, and certainly the most comfortable and best equipped! Many thanks to Kathleen and Jack for their help and warm welcome.
Peaceful location in West Cork
As regular visitors to West Cork we always look for a property that can accommodate both us and our Golden Retriever Oscar. Suaimhneas fitted the bill perfectly this year. A modernised yet still traditional looking Irish Farmhouse set in its own grounds just outside Ballylickey, it provided perfect accommodation for us and a secure area for the dog being gated from the public road and fenced all round.
The house is well equipped internally and with a ground floor bedroom with ensuite was ideal for two and we did not need to venture upstairs at all during our stay.
The house stands in its own grounds in the countryside consequently the only sound is the occasional traffic on the country road passing the gate – which for our stay included the sight of two horses galloping unaccompanied down the road!
There is plenty of wildlife to see, the field in front of the house is full of rabbits (a challenge for our retriever), Swallows were roosting in the little shed and at dusk the little bats fly overhead.
Externally the house has a pleasant grassed area adjacent to the main house and a large gravelled area at the front which included an outdoor table and chairs with parasol for outdoor dining. The barbecue facility was a brand new gas unit delivered still partially wrapped just after we arrived.
Although in a rural location the house is only a couple of minutes drive from Ballylickey which has a number of dining options as well as a supermarket and filling station on the Glengarrif Road. Bantry is just a few minutes further.
As keen walkers we are always careful to select a property where we can walk to bars and restaurants and the Ouvane Falls Inn, Mannings Emporium (we can recommend the Tapas and the Brunch options at the weekend) and the Bridge House Inn at Pearsons Bridge are all a comfortable walk – no more than 25 minutes for the furthest - bring a torch though for evening returns.
In terms of location the Beara and Sheeps Head Peninsulas are easily accessible and Glengarrif and Gougane Barra are particularly close. Schull is a pleasant excursion with good lunchtime options.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can genuinely recommend Suaimhneas for a relaxing break in West Cork
Comfortable, large, peaceful home from home.
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.
My home away from home!
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!
6th Visit and still loving it
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.
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.
Glengarriff, 12 kms.
Kenmare, 34 kms.
Killarney, 72 kms.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.