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LUXURY AWARD WINNING 4 STAR HOLIDAY FARMHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Joe & Agnes Hegarty

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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LUXURY AWARD WINNING 4 STAR HOLIDAY FARMHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Sheeps Head - Hillcrest Farm

Beautiful Award Winning Farmhouse overlooking Ahakista harbour

Traditional Style farmhouse, 3 en suite bedrooms, sleeps up to 7.

Hillcrest Farmhouse has been the family home for 5 generations. Since 1990 it has been tastefully restored and was operated as an award winning Guesthouse and is now available for your self-catering holiday home. It is 4 star Irish Tourist Board approved. Located on the beautiful ‘Sheep’s Head’ peninsula, it is a 5 minute walk to Ahakista village where you will find a small sheltered beach, pubs wtih traditional Irish music, Herons Gallery and cafe, restaurant , sailing fishing and boating, church and school, overlooking Ahakista harbour and Dunmanus Bay. Two pubs Arundels by the pier and the Tin pub. The farmhouse has superb sea and mountain views, large garden with lovely mature trees and shrubs, patio area and on site parking. Located on the sheep head way walk and cycling route. The popular sheep head way achieved the Eden award of excellence in Europe in 2009.

There are many scenic loop walks for the visitors to pursue. Or long walks for the more enthusiastic walkers. Maps are available on the premises

Just 3 miles to the village of Kilcrohane where you will find good restaurants and Irish music pubs, playground and beaches, shop and church, . The coastal village of Durrus is just 5 miles with its restaurants, pubs supermarket shops and cookery school, also lovely gardens open to the public. Bantry town just 20 minutes drive, which has many attractions. The farmhouse is furnished with some antiques and is equipped to a high standard. A baby cot and high chair are available, electric blankets, clock radios hair dryers in all bedrooms and power showers. Not equipped for wheelchair mobility. Linen, towels and toiletries supplied.

WiFi Internet access available.

At the back is the owners accommodation where we offer breakfast to our self catering guests should they require same. It is totally independent and separate to the rental accommodation.Home made scones are served as a welcome pack on your arrival. Our friendly collie dog Shep will be waiting to greet you and guide you on the walking trail. Our lovely cat roams around the farmyard. Our two donkeys love the visitors especially when they feed them a carrot and our free range hens are there for you to view and the rooster with its singing voice throughout the day.

Ideal base for touring West Cork and Kerry.

Please visit our website for more information. www.ahakista.com

To check availability:-

Email:- hillcrestfarm@ahakista.com

or

Telephone + 353 27 67045

Thank you.

Agnes & Joe Hegarty

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe & Agnes Hegarty (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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About Joe & Agnes Hegarty

I, together with my husband Joe, have worked together in the B&B, Self-Catering business for 50 years. We have had the pleasure of meeting visitors from all over the World. Many of our visitors have enjoyed returning to our beautiful part of the World for their vacation each year, and we have developed great friendships as a result.

We have seen many changes in B&B and Self-Catering since our commencement in the 1960's. It has been a fantastic learning experience and we are so proud of our many award winning achievements to date.

We look forward to welcoming you and we will do our utmost do ensure that you have an enjoyable vacation.

Kind regards,

Agnes & Joe

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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
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Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
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+353 -27 67045
Sheeps Head County Cork
5

I did not want to leave!!

  • 5 out of 5
Out of the four weeks spent in Ireland, we spent 7 of those days at Hillcrest Farm in Ahakista. We did not rent a car and took a taxi from Bantry to the farm. Upon arrival we were greeted by Agnes with a plate of scones she had backed that day! The farm is located on a hill top that looks out of the bay and mountains. It is also located on what they call "Sheeps head way", a fantastic hiking trail that spans around a stone ring, through woods, over hills, past ruins- including a small castle, seaside cliffs, and even a horse pasture!

The house and grounds were beautiful, obviously a work of love for Joe and Agnes. Both were very friendly and helpful. We truly felt welcome and part of the family. You could not find more friendly people if you try.

The restaurant in town was excellent although a little pricey. A walk to the next nearest town gave us a few more options as well as a little shop. Everybody (and I do mean everybody) was incredibly nice, helpful, and seemed genuinely glad to have you!
I hope to come back and spend much longer very soon!
Thank you, Joe and Agnes!!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Slava and Brenda for your great review. We really appreciate your nice comments and are so glad you and all your family enjoyed your stay so much at Hillcrest Farmhouse and in the Ahakista area. We certainly look forward to your return visit in the future.
Best Wishes to you all,
Joe and Agnes.
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Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496293
+353 -27 67045
Sheeps Head County Cork
5

Excellent house, location and hospitality

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Hillcrest for a week and had a really great holiday, due in large part to the hospitality and hard work of Agnes and Joe. The house is really well-equipped, so there is no need to bring any household items or equipment with you.

As we benefitted from great weather during our stay, we used the patio area for our meals, with lovely views over the bay. For relief from the heat, we made use of the shade provided by the trees in the lovely private garden.

We enjoyed a couple of trips to the Ahakista Bar (the Tin Pub), with its own garden overlooking the sea and a couple of meals in Arundel's, at the quayside. The nearby Heron Gallery serves lovely meals, beautifully presented and using fresh local produce.

The Sheep's Head Way passes right outside the house and we walked a couple of the looped trails, which are clearly marked and easy to follow. Also recommended is a trip to the end of the peninsula (take care on the very narrow roads!) and the walk to the lighthouse. We also drove to Mizen Head visitor centre, stopping off at the beautiful Barley Cove beach.

On the far side Bantry, but still within easy reach, is the village of Glengarriff, where you can take a ferry to Garinish Island and spend a couple of hours exploring the Italian-style gardens.

Agnes and Joe are very helpful in providing all the help and advice you need, and we really enjoyed regular visits from their lovely dog, Shep, who was a firm favourite with our two teenagers!

Overall, we found this to be a really excellent holiday. A very peaceful and tranquil location, but with plenty of attractions and activities to choose from.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496293
+353 -27 67045
Sheeps Head County Cork
5

A beautiful house in an idyllic setting

  • 5 out of 5
We have been spending summers in Ahakista for many years and this is the most perfect house. The owners are a delightful couple and live close by, ready to help with any enquiries. The house is completely private, has a beautiful garden with stunning views over Dunmanus Bay and the recent construction of a lovely patio area makes morning coffee and drinks in the evening a real pleasure. The house is equipped with every creature comfort but retains the charm only found in older properties. Two of the three bedrooms are en suite and there is, in addition, a large family bathroom. The sitting room is cavernous, beautifully furnished and there is a large fireplace to relax in front of, once you have lit a roaring peat fire, for when the weather is cooler. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large dining area with high quality furniture. There is also a useful, separate utility room, ideal for people with families, needing laundry facilities most days.
The village of Ahakista is a gem - so beautiful, with its own secluded swimming beach, unknown to most people who drive along the peninsula. There are two pubs, two coffee shops, and there is a busy pier where it's fun to watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch. Within just a few minutes are the neighbouring villages of Durrus and Kilcrohane, with stores, restaurants, pubs and post offices. Kilcrohane has a pier, off which you can jump, and the water is perfect for safe swimming.
The Sheep's Head Way runs just behind the farmhouse and the views from the top of the fells are breathtaking. There are also numerous "loop" walks in the area, both in the hills and on the cliff tops.
Further afield, but within an hour and along the most scenic drives imaginable, are the beaches of Ballyrissult and Barley Cove. Schull and Bantry are the nearest towns and are lovely places to while away a few hours. Bantry has a cinema, a weekly Friday market, some excellent places to eat and pubs full of character. Schull is boaty, bustling and from there you can take the ferry over to Cape Clear Island and the Fastnet rock - two real treats.
This is a very special part of Ireland and, in our opinion, there is nowhere better to enjoy it than Hillcrest Farmhouse. We would recommend it to couples, families, walkers and anyone in search of traditional accommodation with luxurious features.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496293
+353 -27 67045
Sheeps Head County Cork
5

Hillcrest House

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely time in Hillcrest House and the Ahakista area, helped by great weather. Agnes & her family were very welcoming and our kids enjoyed the donkeys, chickens, cat and especially Shep the dog. We had a toddler and a teenager, and hadn't been to Sheeps Head for 20 years. Agnes even delivered some mackerel straight off the boat - which was appreciated by the fish lovers.

House is private and spacious, ample parking, great patio and garden area, swings for the kids.

Very quiet area, great for walking, swimming, fishing, cycling, touring. House very clean and well maintained, we had no problems. Local village with small safe beach, pub 10 mins walk, shop 15 mins drive. We enjoyed the local maritime festival.

The penninsula is not as busy as Mizen or Beara, so the roads are quiet, non Irish drivers should be careful on the narrow roads, the locals tend to drive fast. As you are on a penninsula, expect to drive up to an hour if you want to partake in activities/sightseeing or shopping outside of the Sheeps Head.

Activities - visit Bernies tea room at Sheeps Head, Bantry House, Mizen Head visitor Centre, Barley Cove Beach, Schull, Glengarriff & Garnish Island, Gougane Barra, Skibereen & Baltimore & the islands, Adrigole watersports centre (kayaking, sailing etc). Drive on the Goats Path road, crab fishing off the pier, prehistoric stone circle 10 mins walk. Good food in Durrus - try the Long Boat & Sheeps Head.

All in all, just what we expected - a warm friendly welcome, clean spacious house with all facilities, safe quiet area, ideal for families with young children or people looking for peace & quiet by the sea with a warm Irish welcome. Would return to Hillcrest House.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496293
+353 -27 67045
Sheeps Head County Cork
Norfolk, England
5

Hillcrest Farm, Ahakista

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I have stayed at Hillcrest Farm several times over the last few years. We have stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and also self catering. We have stayed in the apartment which is the front part of the original farmhouse and have also stayed in the nearby detached bungalow. The accommodation is first class, being well maintained, spotlessly clean and comfortable and there is plentiful car-parking space at both sites. All modern domestic equipment is available and both the main house and bungalow are centrally heated. We usually stay in April and October, and we really appreciate the electric blankets on the beds.
We particularly like to stay in the bungalow because the views across Dunmanus bay from the sitting room are spectacular. The garden has a swing and is ideal for children, and in the adjoining field are two friendly rescue donkeys, which enjoy being hand fed with carrots. Shep the sheepdog also likes a biscuit or two.
The Sheep's Head peninsular is rich in history and there are many ancient sites and buildings to explore. There are numerous small coves and stone jetties down narrow lanes and the drive across the mountains to the other side of the peninsular is lovely. Very near the farm is a pre-historic stone circle which is just visible from the bungalow.
The owners Joe and Agnes Hegarty are very knowledgeable about the area and will always recommend local gardens to visit, places of interest to see and the best places to get a good meal. They have books, leaflets and maps of the area, and a particularly interesting book with a map of the waymarked Sheep's Head walking route, which goes past Hillcrest Farm.
Agnes and Joe are always very friendly and welcoming and we have had no hesitation in recommending Hillcrest Farm to our friends and relatives.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Luxury Award Winning 4 Star Holiday Farmhouse with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496293
+353 -27 67045
Sheeps Head County Cork
Toronto, Ontario,Canada
5

Best Self-catering cottage accommodation

  • 5 out of 5
I have been staying in this farmhouse accommodation with my wife and cousin for the past 23 years in the month of June every year for atleast a minimum period of10 to 14 days and consider the place a home away from my home in Canada.
The owner and her husband consider us as part of their family and the hospitality, affection we receive from the time we arrive till we leave is exemplary. Initially we used their B&B facility which was superb but later moved to their self-catering accommodation consisting of three bedrooms with three bathrooms.
The accommodation is well maintained with clean linen,towels, cooking utensils, electric kitchen gadgets and cleaning materials etc.
There are two pubs very close to the cottage and grocery shopping is not that far from the cottage. The famous Bantry town and Durrus on the way are with in 20 kilometers from the cottage.
The owner provides broadband facility for internet users.
We like the serene and peaceful atmosphere and take early morning walks by the road adjacent to Dunmanus Bay going towards Sheepshead.
This place and accommodation are ideal for nature lovers and could be used as accommodation by those who want to tour the county cork and county kerry which can be covered as day trips.
We go every day to Bantry town to do our banking and grocery shopping.
More than all the above the personal touch the owners give us makes us come back every year to spend a peaceful time at the cottage.
I can recommend this place as the best accommodation available in the Sheepshead peninsula of Cork County.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cork
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Local
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Ringaskiddy
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bantry
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Cork
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ahakista
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Local
Car: necessary

Conveniently situated ¼ mile from Ahakista village in the middle of Sheep’s Head peninsula. Quiet peaceful location with stunning views 6 miles west of Durus beside Dunmanus Bay. 7 minutes drive across mountain to Bantry Bay side of peninsula with spectacular scenery en route Mizen head and Beara peninsulas within easy reach, 15 and 25 minutes drive.

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Rate 7
28 Sep 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£120
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Notes Rental rates include linen, towels and some firewood. Electricity and heating charges are extra. Should you require further information, visit our website,email or telephone us for details. A deposit of 100 Euro per week booked is required to secure booking. Deposits can be paid by MC or Visa card details.
Balance of rent will be due on arrival.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sheeps Head in County Cork

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Beautiful view of the harbour from the bedroom 1. Sea view from all rooms. Some antique furniture.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Further attractions include a stone circle, gardens open to the public, cookery school as well as a pier/slipway for mooring boats. Living Room has an open stone fireplace and stone walls with a traditional slate floor. The accommodation is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Please enquire from hostess as to your particular requirements.

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