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!!