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SECLUDED LUXURY HOUSE WITH AUTHENTIC PERSONAL FLAIR NEXT TO ATLANTIC OCEAN

Denise Nagle

Speaks French, German, English
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Denise Nagle

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SECLUDED LUXURY HOUSE WITH AUTHENTIC PERSONAL FLAIR NEXT TO ATLANTIC OCEAN

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Bantry Bay - Toormore House

Personal, warm atmosphere, secluded sandbeach, fireplaces, library, gardens

The house is in the most south-western part of Ireland, close to the village of Schull. It is right in front of the Atlantic Ocean with views of the world famous Fastnet Lighthouse, as well as a 4000 year old stone tomb. Across the house, there is an intimate sand beach. The house is cosy and comfortable. It has two floors and features open fires, handmade oak and pine furniture, black natural stone slabs and Persian carpets. Under floor heating, bathrooms en suite, reading room, open fire sitting area and conservatory offer space and comfort to relax. The house has several rooms but is ideal for two people. There is a living room with wooden beam ceiling, open fire and a natural stonewall, a meditation room with a massage bed, a master bedroom with en-suite bath and a guest bedroom. The large handmade pitch-pine kitchen, glass conservatories, fireplaces and reading area are also charming. You have ocean view from every room. CD, DVD and book library are available. No kids.

Private and authentic Atmosphere: This house has a very special personal and charming touch and atmosphere. The owner is using it himself on a regular basis and it is very different from a typical holiday rental cottage. Everything is real and authentic. You will find handmade furniture, Persian Carpets, very expensive HiFi system, huge library with books in several languages, art, several hundred CDs and DVDs. The owner is traveling quite a bit and the house is full with little things from all over the word. There is a little video a guest made, you can watch it at youtube if you search for 'Toormore'

Remote and quiet: The house is very remote. In front of the house is a garden with palm trees, fuchsia, escalinoa. The Gulfstream creates a very mild climate and we never have snow. This allows a very sumptuous vegatation. Every room has ocean view and you can see the famous 'Fastnet' lighthouse. A sheltered intimate sand beach is in front of the house. From the guestroom and the meditation room upstairs you can see the 'Standing Stones'. At night, you only hear the waves of the ocean. And sometimes a fox. In fact, the fox as well as Likker and Honey, our cats, might even pay you a visit.

How it all began: Over 15 years ago the owner, an international working artist came to work on an art project in the Southwest of Ireland. Finding peace and serenity and a refined lifestyle which can only be found in a few places on earth, he built his dream house in a very special location. The house is on an elevated piece of land and overlooks the Atlantic, a stone tomb und the bay. Quite an unique combination of endless blue, space and a feeling of longing to be far away --created by the ocean-- yet at the same time the feeling of being at home, protected and sheltered --created by the bay and the cliffs-- had a very strong impact on him and he fell in love immediately. In Toormore he found a place where one can still discover secret places, be enchanted by the grace of thousand year old forests and explore ancient castles and stone circles. Here where people still take the time to chat, it is possible to withdraw from the hectic modern life and to relax, be creative or even find oneself.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Denise Nagle

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2007
Speaks French, German, English

Denise is the 'soul' of the house and it is she you will meet when you arrive in Toormore. She also will be there in case you need anything, be it help or advise. She also can give you some ideas on what to do or where to go.

At the end of the world, facing the Atlantic Ocean, very cozy. Not a typical holiday rental home as the owner is using the house himself. Filled with art, music, movies and books ... a real 'home away from home'.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 79 holidaymaker reviews

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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
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Bantry Bay County Cork
5

A CHARMING HOUSE ON THE IRISH COAST

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderfull time in this country house, with large windows on the ocean. It is also well equiped and nicely furnished. The rooms are really cosy and confortable. The whole place has a great atmosphere. The nearest village, Skull, is lovely and you will find a lot of nice shops in the main street.
There are many things to see in the area, and many places to have a walk, like Barley Cove, for instance.
Denise was very nice to us and very helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
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Bantry Bay County Cork
Los Angeles
5

HONEYMOON ESCAPE

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I just stayed here for our honeymoon and fell in love with the house and the surrounding area. We wanted an escape for the week and found it with this amazing home away from home. We were able to settle in and have a place to come back to each day after our adventures. The home had everything we needed and felt so cozy. The day it rained we stayed in and read books, and it didn't feel like we were missing out by staying inside. We cooked in the beautiful kitchen and watched movies from the fun collection. We felt more like we moved to Ireland rather than being on vacation. We miss being there every day and hope to make it back in the near future!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
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Bantry Bay County Cork
Southern Illinois, USA
5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 out of 5
John and I enjoyed another wonderful stay at Toormore House. The weather couldn't have been better - sunshine every day, calm seas, and a great view of Fastnet Rock from the house. The house was great as we remembered - such a soothing and restful place. We were able to disconnect from the daily grind and really relax. We look forward to coming back again soon!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
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Bantry Bay County Cork
Denver, CO
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE RIGHT ON THE OCEAN

  • 5 out of 5
The house is lovely. Everything was great. It looks exactly like the pictures on the website, only better. Denise was wonderful. We really didn't need much, but we knew that she was only a phone call away. We had a great time!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p503613
Bantry Bay County Cork
5

BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE ON IRELAND'S SOUTHWEST COAST

Beautiful Escape on Ireland's Southwest Coast
  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here in late April and discovered that Toormore House is something special indeed. It's a home located in an area so stunningly beautiful and off the beaten path that it seems hard to believe the seascape you can view from the windows is real. The house lets you enjoy the peace and quiet of a charming rustic home, yet also manages to offer every modern comfort -- television, stereo and wifi. Many travelers might also appreciate the fully functioning washer and dryer, which should allow you to pack a little lighter. This home is a truly beautiful property, and I can only imagine what a labor of love it must have been the owner to build.

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and take in the spectacular sights of Southwest Ireland's landscapes, this home makes an ideal base. The nearby town of Schull is small but offers essentials such as groceries and a few restaurants.

The home's caretaker Denise and her husband Chris are also great -- very lovely people who took the time to share some tips about the area with us. Many thanks for the hospitality and for providing such a lovely place to spend a week.
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Secluded luxury house with authentic personal flair next to Atlantic Ocean
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p503613
Bantry Bay County Cork
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 out of 5
This was our fist time to Ireland, so we spent quite a bit of time researching places to stay. We are so thankful we stumbled upon this magnificent house on HomeAway. As soon as we read the detailed description and the many, many positive reviews, we knew our search was over. We had finally found our perfect home away from home. It is a living, breathing home that overflows with character, style, and spirit. As soon as we walked in the door, we felt cozy and comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, we kept exclaiming over and over again that we never wanted to leave!

This home is even more spectacular than described. Both inside and out, it is truly one-of-a-kind and an architectural gem. The exterior stonework and design are downright impressive, and within, each room has its own personality and is very well-appointed. The picturesque views of the ocean from the property are stunning! The location is ideal for a secluded, romantic getaway. It is also the perfect base for day trips throughout County Cork and the surrounding counties.

The owner and the caretaker were extremely pleasant, friendly, and accommodating during our stay. Their customer service from beginning to end was top-notch. They were full of excellent suggestions as to what to do in and around the area. We enjoyed visiting the seaside villages, the mountains, and the local pubs nearby. Spending quiet nights in front of the fireplace was one of our favorite ways to relax.

We would highly recommend this home to others. As our title states, this home is like heaven on Earth! We are already talking about a return visit to Ireland. The next trip will be easier in the sense that we already know exactly where we want to stay - right here!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Cork Cobh
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Motorway
75 Kilometres
Cork - M8 to Dublin
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Toormore
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Goleen and Schull, 15 Bars
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Skibbereen and Bantry
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Goleen and Schull, several restaurants
Car: necessary

The house is located at the sunny South West Coast of Ireland, the most demanded area of Ireland. Cork airport is 50 miles away; the next little town (Schull) is 4 miles away. It is surrounded by unspoiled nature on several acres of own coastal land, right on the Atlantic Ocean. All you see from the windows is the sky and the blue of the water and the Fastnet Lighthouse. Because of the Gulf stream, the climate is mild (palm trees in front of the house) and most of the year is perfect for being outside. Because this area is highly sought after by tourists (a sailor’s paradise) the coastal towns are bursting with charming pubs, first class restaurants, little shops and activities. In short: If you want to withdraw and nourish your soul, be surrounded by cosy fireplaces, art, paintings, books, music and movies, handmade furniture, Persian carpets, gardens with palm trees, smell and feel nothing but the Ocean without seeing other houses around you, this is the perfect place.

Golf: There are several golf courses. Bantry and Skibbereen are closest to the house. Kinsale Golf Club is an 1.5 hour drive away.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Bantry Bay, County Cork

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High 2014
28 Jun 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
for 7 nights
€1,300
 
 
Med 2014
4 Oct 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
Med 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
High 2015
27 Jun 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
for 7 nights
€1,300
 
 
Med 2015
3 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
for 7 nights
€1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Final cleaning (€ 90) and maintenance (€ 140) for water, gas, waste, electr, heating etc are not included and can be paid when you arrive.

Endreinigung (€ 90) und Betriebskosten (€ 140) für Wasser, Gas, Müll, Heizung, Elektrizität sind nicht enthalten und können bei Ankunft beglichen werden.

Most guests prefer to pay the Damage Deposit (€1300) by cheque or credit card when they arrive.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bantry Bay in County Cork

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest room - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • bay
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
This house has a very personal note. All furniture is handmade using Mahogany, Oak and Pine. In living room and kitchen natural stone faced walls, the main floor is fitted with natural stone slabs heated by under floor heating and original Perian carpets. Warm natural timber is used all over the house, many fireplaces, hundreds of books, CD's, DVD's. Artwork and little things from all over the world. Special Hifi system with studio monitors. Meditation room with computer controlled Japanese Massage Bed.
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