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The Atlantic Lodge is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The local residents are warm and friendly, greeting visitors with a smile and wave. Beautiful area to lodge if you enjoy hiking. The residents take pride in their community and country, and share their culture over a pint of Guinness at the Bothar Pub, just a short walk from Atlantic Lodge.
The home itself is beautiful. The sunroom is comfortable and relaxing to enjoy a good book and watch the sheep a few meters away. All bedrooms have beautiful views of the green pastures where sheep are grazing. The kitchen had utensils needed to prepare meals, and a lovely gift basket of starters if you do not make it to the market on your way in. The owners respond right away with any questions and gave us a nice overview of the area. My only suggestion is the bathrooms could use a hanger in the showers to store soap and shampoo.
The local golf course has nice views with the links style challenge, and is about 15 minutes away. Tigh TPs in Ballydavid serves the best fish and chips and soup. Visit Bricks Pub in Ballyferriter for live Friday night music performed by local residents.
When I have the opportunity to visit Ireland again, I will stay at the Atlantic Lodge.
It’s a couple of hours from Cork airport so further away than we thought, and longer if you get lost as we did. If you happen to miss the turning you come in on the wrong direction and do not see the sign for the cottage. Needs one on the other side. Directions should cover the possibility of missing the turn off and taking the next. Advised not to use satnav but I’d say use it or google maps. There is a pub called Teddy O’Sullivans about 3 miles away which is a good walk or about 10 mins driving. Very friendly. Nothing else until Kenmare so it’s driving everywhere. Views are beautiful and it is very peaceful. Cottage is well equipped but surprisingly, there was no welcome pack so make sure you have basics with you or shop in Kenmare before you arrive.