Cottage, Sleeps 6 - Designed and built in the style of an old converted stable, the Cottage, which is super-insulated, is deceptively spacious and laid out over two floors. Some interesting features are the antique restored radiators,oak flooring throughout, curving mahogany handrail on the staircase, big comfy leather sofas, wood-burning stove, handmade mahogany four poster in the Master bedroom, pretty stable door and the high vaulted ceilings upstairs. All the bedrooms are large, airy, spacious and beautifully fitted out.
The ground floor accommodation has the Master bedroom with en-suite, an open plan living room together with fully fitted kitchen and dining area offering stunning views over Dunmanus Bay, Mizen Head and out to the Atlantic.
Outside, there is a small private terrace and garden area where guests can eat al fresco and enjoy the panoramic views.
The Cottage offers you:
• Fabulous sea views from all rooms
• Outdoor terrace and garden
• Washing machine and drying facilities
• Private parking
• Satellite TV and Wi-Fi
• Wood-burning stove and gas central heating
• Master bedroom - four poster bed and en-suite
• 1 double bedroom and 1 twin upstairs
• Upstairs shower room with thermostatically
controlled power shower
• Books, games and maps
• All bills included
Escaped the big city and set up home in this beautiful part of the world to breath clean air, immerse ourselves in the amazing scenery, grow our own food, keep bees, follow our passions of walking, gardening and cooking.
Noel & Lorna Bourke purchased this cottage in 2011
The Sheep's Head is a hidden gem in Ireland - a little peninsula jutting into the Atlantic, quiet and unspoiled. We are privileged to be custodians of a magnificent standing stone situated in our garden dating back to 1500 BC making it some 3,500 years old. The stone marks the Winter Solstice. It is symbolic of an ancient way of life lived by our Irish forefathers. For those people interested in star-gazing, Gallan Mor is a perfect spot because it has an uninterrupted view of the sky and as there is no light pollution, many stars and constellations can be seen clearly with the naked eye.
At cottage, its all about the views...views from every room. The cottage overlooks Dunmanus Bay right out to the end of Mizen Head and The Atlantic beyond. The cottage on an elevated site, away from the road but you can spend your days watching the fishing boats, sea gulls and gannets and sometimes dolphins in the bay. Or curl up in front of the fire with a good book. On fine days you can eat al fresco on the terrace. There are plenty of walks, long and short for you to enjoy.
The Cottage is located on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula between Durrus and Ahakista on an elevated position over-looking the sea in an area of outstanding beauty. It is an ideal base for exploring West Cork and The Ring of Kerry. West Cork attractions include Garinish Island and Glengariff, the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head. Outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing and water sports are numerous. For golfer, Bantry Bay Golf Club's 18 Hole championship course is located a short drive from the town and is open all year. The Sheep’s Head Way Walk, a 175 km walk has been named by Walking Magazine as one of the best walks in Ireland.
We are a short drive from Bantry where there are plenty of events for you to enjoy such as the West Cork Literary Festival, the Chamber Music festival, plenty of live music, the monthly fair day at Bantry Market with fantastic fresh home grown produce, chickens, goats, ducks and geese for sale too. Bantry town has a multiplex cinema, shops and boutiques and excellent restaurants. Closer to home there are fabulous places to eat such as Blairs Cove and Carmel Somers’ Good Things Café which is also a renowned cookery school. Arundel’s Bar by the Pier in nearby Ahakista has live music, good food and a pub garden overlooking the harbour. Durrus has four pubs some of which serve food and have live music and The Gateway Café Brasserie serves great food all day. The Air India Memorial Garden is a few minutes’ drive from us and very well worth a visit.
Within easy reach are the sandy blue flag beaches of the Mizen Head; Bantry House; Glengariff Bamboo Park; Cape Clear Island; Fastnet Rock and Garnish Island; Ewe Sculpture Gardens and Waterfall Alpaca Farm in Drimoleague. Other activities include scuba diving, snorkelling, whale watching, horse riding and water activities such as kayaking.