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South facing, beautiful sea view, villa with pool, near Bantry and Beara peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,571 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fireplace, swimming pool, conservatory, large garden, 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms., Silence, light

The Eco House in Maulnaskeaha, Ahakista, was designed by Paul Leech and received the 1995 Construction Excellence Award.

The southern exposure ensures a good view of the sea and the majestic landscape.

The 'Eco House' was the resort for the famous singer Christy Moore and his wife Valerie for 14 years.

Take a dip in a south-facing oval pool, lie down on the lawn in the middle of the garden of colorful flowers and rock gardens, drink tea in 180 degrees 'sun room' with the many window panes see photo or read a book in reading chair overlooking Ocean. Or put your feet up in the living room and look at the open log fire. For self-catering there is the kitchen of light wood with a dining table for up to 6 people, and outside in the southeast the cast iron bistro table with chairs right on the sliding door from the kitchen to the garden.

The Eco House has 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom en suite. (each with its own toilet, and 2 of the bathrooms have showers, one a bath)

Two bedrooms each have a queen size bed for 2 persons, one bedroom has 2 single beds.

There is a living room with fireplace, a 2-seater sofa and 2 armchairs, a conservatory with a table and chairs, and a dining room with 6 seats at the table and adjoining kitchen.


geothermal heating

own well

1.3 hectares of garden designed according to Feng Shui principles

starry sky

fresh air







More Details

Simone Geilenberg
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Rossnacaheragh around the County Cork

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1571 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Badezimmer 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are en-suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Futonbetten auf einer Empore
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Gladly can be smoked out :-) Ashtrays are available :-)


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South facing, beautiful sea view, villa with pool, near Bantry and Beara peninsula
average rating of 4.642857 based on 39 reviews

The Getaway from weekend breaks

  • 5 of 5

This place tops everywhere. Nothing more to say

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Simply spectacular! The home and the surrounding area exceeded all of our expectations. We have visited Ireland over 20x over the past years and this home is the only one that we plan to revisit in 2019.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome views and quiet solitude

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights mid September great relaxing time visit Arundels by the sea for dinner then the tin pub for evening drinks

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Really lovely remote hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in eco house. The house was interesting and cosy. The pool looked fantastic but was freezing so we didn't get as much use of it as we had hoped! The location is beautiful with stunning views. We loved exploring the surrounding areas of durrus, schull and bantry and returning to our beautiful bolthole.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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What a beautiful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect place to base our Holiday from. The location was jaw dropping and the Swimming Pool although not the warmest was used everyday by our 2 teenage boys and myself. The house itself was quirky and the facilities were all there. The whole experience was flawless and I would highly recommend staying here.

Andrew (N.Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, just wow. The Eco-House surpassed our expectations. The house was beautiful, clean, gorgeous, and satisfied the needs of our family of four very nicely. It is important to know that it is very out of the way, and you have to drive pretty far for excursions or even a grocery store! But the house had all the touches of home and we loved it. The notebook with daily excursion recommendations was priceless, we felt like real locals! The pub at the bottom of the hill had some of the best food we had the entire trip. The views were picture postcard perfect. We highly recommend Eco-House for families or a romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cork Airport oder Kerry ( Farranfore ) Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tin Pub, Arundels by the Pier, Eireens in Kilkroha
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Bantry Golf
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Heron Cafe and Gallery/ Arundels by the Pier
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
schönster Strand Barleycove
Car: necessary

Sheepshead is a 33km long peninsula - no more than 6km wide - in the southwest of Ireland. Ahakista is surrounded by the promontory known for its rugged beauty. The Eco House is ideally located for exploring the region West - Cork. Hiking with 85km walking trails on the Sheepshead alone, signposted cycling routes in stunning countryside, a day at the beach Barleycove, horse riding, sailing, diving, fantastic fish and specialty restaurants in Bantry (The fish kitchen) and Durrus (Blairscove), a pub and a restaurant (the legendary Tin Pub and Arundels by the pier, free wifi) are located directly in Ahakista and only 10min walk, the Heron Cafe & Gallery with free WiFi just 10 min walk. Natural Sights such as the botanical garden on Garinish Island- short boat trip and seal banks -, Glengarriff at great Shops, the Sheepshead Lighthouse, Mizen Head with the lighthouse Fastnet Rock in the sea, the pilgrimage Gougane Barra and the cities of Bantry and Skibbereen with their many shops, restaurants, pubs and cinemas to stay.

Just a short drive from Eco House removed the village Kilcrohane, with its quay and coves and 2 cozy pubs.


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