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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Bantry Bay, Ireland Your Home Away From Home

Situated in the picturesque western part of County Cork, in Ireland, Bantry Bay has been attracting visitors for a number of centuries now. In fact, any Bantry Bay holidays are likely to reveal connections with William of Orange and attempts by the French to invade. Bantry Bay is an exceptionally attractive town and self catering accommodation is in plentiful supply in its charming and quaint cottages and town apartments. This should ensure that your holidays in Bantry Bay leave you with perfect and lasting memories.

Things to Do on Holiday in Bantry Bay, Ireland

Most people come for holidays in Bantry Bay for the lush green countryside and rolling hills: all providing a truly idyllic setting. There are more than enough activities around your accommodation in Bantry Bay to keep you entertained for any length of stay. There are 2 good 18 hole golf courses to work on your handicap; excellent walking opportunities and watersports including fishing and sailing. Cycling is another popular pastime in the region. One absolute must see on any Bantry Bay holidays is Bantry House which is renowned as being one of the most opulent in the whole of Ireland. This is also home to The French Armada Exhibition Centre which will provide you with even more details of the region’s fascinating history.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Bantry Bay, Ireland

Lock up your comfortable self catering accommodation in Bantry Bay for the day and make your way to Blarney, which is only 8km away from the centre of Cork. Everyone has heard of the Blarney Stone, as this is one of the most synonymous things attached to the Emerald Isle, and this is where you will get the chance to ‘kiss’ it. If you do, it is said that you will obtain the ‘gift of the gab’. Visit Blarney Castle whilst you are here and why not take a restful trip on The Cork and Muskerry Light Railway.

Weather in Bantry Bay, Ireland

As your holidays in Bantry Bay will be situated in the south-west of Ireland, you need to ensure you pack adequate waterproofs as the area can receive quite a lot of rainfall: especially during the Autumn and Winter months. Temperature rise, you will be pleased to learn that there are rarely any extremes. In fact, temperatures rarely drop below freezing, especially by the coast where your accommodation in Bantry Bay is likely to be found. Summers are generally good and temperatures will often venture into the low-twenties degrees Celsius.

Travel to Bantry Bay, Ireland

Your holidays in Bantry Bay will mean arriving at Cork Airport (ORK) and this will serve the whole county very well. There are a number of airlines that travel to this airport from the UK: Ryanair, Air South West, British Airways, Aer Lingus are a few for you. Numerous UK airports offer flights to Cork and these include Plymouth (PLH), Cardiff (CWL), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

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    • 6 BR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    House #6067227
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1969723
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 10
        House #391267vb
        5
          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #6717947
            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Cottage #1966344
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Cottage #1967059
                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 8
                House #209937
                5
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #847277
                  12
                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Cottage #6856803
                    2
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #1968229
                        • 4 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #1986770
                          • 5 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Cottage #1964824
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (14 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 9
                            Bungalow #489609
                            14
                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #1966746
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6082139
                                1
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #562992vb
                                  12
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Cottage #1967238
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #448636
                                      13
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #6518112
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #20315
                                          11
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Townhome #4054544
                                            5
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Barn #97480
                                              4
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #97480
                                                10
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #1966401
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #6456185
                                                    1
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #3495575
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #22605
                                                        5
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #6816341
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 5 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Apartment #1995807
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              Cottage #1887506
                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                House #6816345
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  Farmhouse #1080469
                                                                  9
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    Cottage #6519961
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Cottage #1968018
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #6816342
                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          Chateau / Country House #6816324
                                                                            • 11 BR
                                                                            • 9 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 22
                                                                            Apartment #1995789
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              House #32246
                                                                              25
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #1964326
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #424397
                                                                                  32
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #3576742
                                                                                    10
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      House #494666
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        House #2254540
                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 6 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          Apartment #1995792
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #13370
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #13370
                                                                                              31
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #6020595
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Apartment #1995791
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1964316
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                                      Cottage #87987
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful, idyllic and immaculate.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My friend, our two children and myself arrived at Cottons Cottage after a somewhat stressful journey from England and the calming effects of the cottage were instantaneous. I don't think I have ever been anywhere as beautiful as this little slice of heaven before! The cottage was immaculate and had every appliance we could need during our 5 day stay. Whilst the cottage itself is old, the appliances are certainly not. We were able to wash and dry clothes, enjoy hot showers and baths, and store all of our food in the fridge with no worries at all. The cottage is situated in the rural village/hamlet of Ahakista and the true beauty of this area is that it is totally unspoilt. There is no noise pollution, just the sounds of birds and animals. The scenery is spectacular and everything you could need is nearby - from woodland, seaside to shops and restaurants. The children spent 5 days running around outside away from technology and the lure of TV, forgetting about the worries and pressures of school. My friend and I managed to read, colour, walk and explore and enjoy every second of our children. Listening to them laugh and play, engaging with nature and reading together is something that cannot be compared to anything. No amount of iPads, TV's or phones can even begin to match this type of joy! The cottage was cosy and warm, we made use of the lovely fireplace and spent a lot of time searching for fairies in the garden! We woke up to rabbits on the grass and the friendly dogs belonging to the neighbours sitting by the benches. We took walks to see the donkeys and to the nearby pub for lunch, we took spectacular walks to see the stones on the hill (the name escapes me!) and we read stories with our tea and toast. We left the cottage rosy cheeked, healthy and wishing the 5 days could go on forever. Cottons Cottage is our new love and I recommend this break to anyone and everyone. Artists, authors, parents, children, couples, workaholics, hikers... no matter who you are or what you do then Cottons Cottage is an absolute must!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Stunning views

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      A bright and comfortable home with views from every window. Well situated for a peaceful getaway while being in reach of town with shops and restaurants. The 'private' beach was only a few minutes down the road and offered protected water for swimming and relaxing the day away.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect for a couple

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The accommodation is literally just a stone's throw from the quay in Schull. It has two bedrooms (we only used one) and was comfortable and spotlessly clean. It was a just what we were looking for in Schull - which is a wonderful place for a holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016