Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Dunmanus Bay - Drishane
A Superb Stone Built Cottage - Amazing views - sleeps 6/8 3 Beds 2 Bathrooms
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Huge Kitchen and 3 reception rooms.
Our beautiful house at Drishane is situated 6 miles from Schull on the Mizen Peninsula in an elevated position with wonderful views over Dunmanus Bay. High speed Internet and printer with office looking over the Atalntic ocean. From the kitchen window you can watch Dolphins and Seals feeding for the mackerel which abound in the water here. It is a cottage style, stone built house in a half acre garden. Running through the garden is a stream with a small waterfall and pool with a bridge to a little spinney – ideal for the children to play. You can walk to the private beach which is 5 minutes away and within 150 mts view from the property where you can swim fish and sunbathe.
The location is well placed to access Schull, Ballydehob (5 miles), and Baltimore (12 miles) on the Roaring Water Bay side of the peninsula as well as Bantry (7 miles), Glengariff (12 miles) and beyond the Dunmanus side, all of which have many excellent pubs and restaurants. The village of Durrus is 5 miles away with pubs great food and live music plus a mini-market filled with local produce. The surrounding countryside is stunning in all directions both beautiful and craggy and is excellent for hill walking and cycling. There are first class golf courses in Bantry, Glengariff and Skibbereen plus amazing long beautiful sandy beaches around Crookhaven and Barley Cove.
Many of our friends and family who have stayed describe the setting as idyllic but all without doubt maintain it is the best view they have ever experienced anywhere on earth. Surrounded by the mountains and sea washed by the gulf stream waters makes the location and amazing scenery one of those rare places where you can almost touch the peace and serenity. It is truly an unforgettable cottage in the most wonderful of locations – writer’s poets and artists are inspired here - as you open the door and step inside you feel like you have been transposed into another world where you can lose your cares and find tranquility!
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Gillian Seago
Following many years of happy holidays in Ireland with our children we decided that there could be no better place to invest our savings in a holiday cottage. We have been coming here for the last 12 years and so many friends and family say they think it the most idyllic place on earth. We know if you stay here you will leave relaxed refreshed and with the happiest of memories.
Gillian Seago purchased this cottage in 2000
Why Gillian Seago chose Dunmanus Bay
This area of Ireland is undoubtedly considered the most coveted -surrounded by hills mountains lakes streams and of course the great Atlantic Ocean itself. The water is warm and literally so close you could hit a cricket ball into the sea ... the views are never ending. It is hard to describe the natural beauty and wildlife that abound in the area. For the fishermen you can catch your mackerel for breakfast and be cooking it 5 minutes later on the Aga. Sandy beaches abound and the local people are so warm and friendly - it is a super place to be!
What makes this cottage unique
The views from the panoramic Kitchen window will astound you - in the mornings and often late afternoons Dolphins can be seen swimming and playing. Sitting by the stream in the evening with the barbecue gently smoking away you can watch the breathtaking sunsets as you look out across the ocean. Inside the house is so warm and comfortable even on those less sunny days there is a unique quality and pleasure that our home has. The smell of the open peat fire the Aga with the kettle always hissing away on the boil takes you back to times when time seems endless and happy with all the excitement of the days to come. Holidays here are truly amazing.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed in this wonderful house 3 years ago with our 2 children and now have just booked again for this year. This house is in a magical setting with the chance to walk to the secluded beach which is private and perfect for the children with rock pools soft sand and sheltered water.
We promised to leave a review then but overlooked doing it - now as we look forward to this years visit we want to put that right and say how nice Gillian (the owner) is and how special they made us feel in their home and supporting our every request.