Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Ballydehob - Rustic Elegance on Mount Kid.
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Conservatory; Sleeper sofa; 1.5 bath with views of coast.
Spectacular romantic hideaway in rural setting at the foot of Mount Kid. Converted Stable oozes rustic charm with gorgeous stone floor layout and lots of light. The conversion includes 4 skylights and an larger than life A frame window in the bedroom upstairs with views over the country side. The kitchen window is at eye level with the adjoining field where the cows are for viewing. We never quite know who is viewing whom! We are surrounded by working farms on all sides. This is an oasis for those seeking refuge from the hectic pace of life. Mount Kid offers total tranquility and privacy. Efficient wood/coal burning stove heats main and upstairs. Fully equipped as self catering however we are on premises to provide you with that extra special touch to ensure your holiday goes smoothly. For those staying a week we do a welcome dinner on arrival included with bottle of wine. We also stock a few items in your fridge as many weary travellers have little time to suss out the local supermarket.
Details of the bedroom set up. Upstairs is the main bedroom with dresser and lamp. There is also a ceiling fan and light. This bed is super comfy and sleeps 2. There is room for a portable bed which we have along with memory foam topper for comfort. Downstairs is a pull out sleeper sofa which is also comfortable and fitted with memory foam. This is in the conservatory and will sleep 2 as it is a Full size bed. All the curtains retract for privacy as does the skylight. The bed easily retracts to serve as a sofa and the room is equipped with Sat TV and Bose speaker system. It is ideal for a couple but depending on the ages and numbers of other guests can be quite suitable for up to 4-5 persons.
We love dogs...they are welcome but we do ask the breed and temperment.
Relax, reconnect and indulge yourself while we pamper you during your stay. Enjoy a glass of vino while you sit yourself by the Chiminea in the evening. There is a full Herb garden with fish pond in the middle. Cooks avail yourselves to our herbs and when available, some of our produce from our new poly tunnel and outdoor raised beds.
(Dinners also available. Please ask for sample menu if interested in having Chris cook specific meals should you not wish to cook all the time.)
West Cork is a Wild and Rare natural beauty worth visiting. With its plethora of Farmer Markets in Spring/Summer and endless activities, West Cork offers a unique opportunity to take a break from the crowds. If you're a 'Foodie' then Mount Kid is the place for you. Choose a fine local restaurant or let the chef come to you. Our local chef (well known for his fine cuisine) will prepare a meal served in our garden conservatory or the privacy of your own cottage. Candles, music and atmosphere abound! Pack a picnic lunch and head off to the Beara Penninsula which boasts some of the finest walking in the world.
Or visit Gougan Berra (one of my favourite) Mannings Emporium is a must stop over or back; Three Castle Head, Mizen Head, Loch Hyne, The Nature Reserve in Glengarriff or a sundry of other hidden gems. There are so many it's difficult to tell about all of them here. Also are the various festivals such as the Literary, Food, Short Film and Jazz...and more. Farmers markets are Friday-Sunday.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Senior Adults Only Community
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Patricia O'Brien
Chris has live in West Cork for 42 years. I joined him in 2004! He is gorgeous in character and a well known private local chef providing meals for holiday makers and special occasions. Chris is also adept at the art of beekeeping. Like so many we lost our bees some years ago but have a thriving hive for 4 years with honey production which we give our guests a sample! Chris came to Eire from England at the age of 24 and aspired to live a self sustaining lifestyle. Things have changed since and we now have a full vegetable garden and tunnel which our guests have leave to partake!
Patti is an Emergency nurse from Boston living here 10 years now. It was her dream to launch the cottage and make it something extraordinary and memorable for those who choose to stay here. It truly is a unique venue. Your advantage is that we are located on the premises to ensure that all your needs are met. She has worked hard at establishing a garden for not only ourselves but our guests to partake. Very successful as of this year 2014! Peas, potatoes, spinach...and so much more...the flowers and trees make this place something special. It is a bit of an oasis in the midst of farmland!
Patricia O'Brien purchased this cottage in 2007
Why Patricia O'Brien chose Ballydehob
West Cork boasts some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. There are no crowds here and lot's of things to do, or simply relax and get lost in a book. The people of West Cork are the most hospitable and friendliest of individuals, who truly care about their country. They are the heart and soul of this land. This is the kind of place that will stay with you for years to come. The comment we hear most from our guests is how wonderful the Irish hospitality is. Not to mention the unique mix of those who came here to live a less than ordinary life.
What makes this cottage unique
Upon arriving to our stead, guests will be 'baptised' as they enter through the tunnel of Fuchsia which Chris has been maintaining for years.
Sharing a meal or glass of vino...we often have the opportunity to know our guests intimately, which sometimes lends itself to the unexpected invite over for dinner and wine. This is probably the greatest advantage for those who stay here, in that we are available to see to all your needs, unlike most self catering places as we live on the premises. Come join us and share your own life story! For most guests this is one of the highlights of their trip.