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Kathleen Cronin

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

Delightful Country Cottage on Wild Atlantic Way

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Holiday Cottage in Ballylickey, Nr. Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland - 10 Mins Walk to Pubs and Shops

Welcome to Suaimhneas.

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.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathleen Cronin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 16 traveler reviews

Delightful Country Cottage on Wild Atlantic Way
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal cottage to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking to get away from it all without being isolated you couldn't do much better. Standing in it's own grounds and with an open aspect this cottage was a delight. Do not expect 5 star luxury however, this property is dated in parts but this all adds to it's charm. On arrival we were taken by the peace and quiet and walking in through the front door were greeted by a blazing log fire. What a start. The accommodation was good, the rooms clean and adequately furnished for our party of five. The weather we had was poor, as it rained the majority of the time, and we suffered a couple of storms, but the cottage was warm and draft free. Being on the Wild Atlantic Way, the cottage is ideally suited for exploring, with stunning drives and walks on your doorstep. The town of Bantry is a short drive away with plenty of shops and good restaurants. Larger supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl are available. So if you're looking to explore this part of Ireland this is the ideal place to go. The owners were a delight to deal with and ensured we had all we needed. So ignore the quirky side of this place and immerse yourself in it's charm, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home in gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen was a pleasure to deal with before, during and after our lovely week in her cottage. The cottage itself was clean, extremely well equipped & cosy! We had the fire lit every night & enjoyed the beautiful views every day. The cottage is very well located for exploring the beautiful area. We hope to come back soon! Thanks again Kathleen (& Jack)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah and James for you lovely positive review. Thank you for taking the time to write the review .It is good for us to receive reviews as we then know we are doing something right and our aim is to make our guests' holiday a pleasurable and memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Cork or Kerry International Airports
Nearest Barpub
700 Kilometres
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.


Nearest airport: Cork at 72 kilometres and Kerry 88 kms.

Nearest beach: Beach at 1 kilometres.

Nearest ferry port: Cork at 72 kilometres and Rosslare 275 kms

Nearest railway station: Cork at 72 kilometres and killarney 72 kms.

Car: necessary - taxi available locally.


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

Bantry Bay Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 6
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 11
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for June, July, August 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.

Holiday maker pays a deposit of 33% to confirm booking and the balance is payable on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ireland Accommodation and Amenities

Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • 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.

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