|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our house is called DOMHAIN EILE which is the Gaelic for another world and that's just what it is !
( Note : Minimum rental period is one week . )
PANORAMIC VIEWS - The house is bright and spacious with beautiful contemporary styling throughout. Domhain Eile enjoys SPECTACULAR views of Bere Island and it's lighthouse, the Atlantic and Bantry Bay. . N.B. Please review the photographs provided to see the breathtaking views and sheer beauty of this location.
HIGH SATISFACTION RATINGS - We invite you to read the reviews of previous very happy guests. Domhain Eile is a stunning house and location for your holiday but don't just take our word for it !
The local area : The rugged and unspoiled Beara Penninsula in South West Cork is often described as one of the most untamed and beautiful parts of Ireland. Domhain Eile provides an opportunity to experience this lovely part of Ireland . This is a fantastic house with superb facilities , stunning views and in a unique and special part of Ireland .
The house is 1.5 miles from the fishing port of Castletownbere (well served with supermarket, restaurants and pubs) and is on the famous Beara Walking and Cycling Trail. There are a couple of good restaurants in Castletownbere - The Olde Bakery and Cottage Heights serving a selection of fresh local fish but with a varied menu. A bit further away in Glengarriff there are several restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual bar food. Kenmare is famous for it's gastronomic delights and is teeming with superb restaurants.
Local life: Although it is a small town, Castletownbere is the largest white fish port in Ireland and is a bustling workin
Golfing: There are three golf course's in the immediate area (caveat - the author is not herself a golfer!) There is Bantry Bay Golf Club which is open to visitors and is a Christy O'Connor Junior designed course and I am told there are stunning views across the bay at many of the holes. There is another golf course at Glengarriff which is a 9 hole park land course with terrific views across Glengarrif Harbour. There is a links course in Castletownbere itself and at least 2 other courses within 20 km of Glengarriff. Enjoy your golf!
Capacity: Although Domhain Eile has capacity for up to 9 persons so the house could suit two families. There is comfy seating throughout the house to include an example of the Beara Chair and footstool which can be used outside if the weather permits. This is a great house for children - they will love exploring it and will have lots of room to play indoors and outdoors ( toys, books and board games are included).
We purchased this property as a home away from home back in 2008 . However we cannot always use it due to work and family commitments so we are happy to make it available for others to enjoy for a number of weeks each year. We hope you will love this house , the panoramic views and the friendly local people as much as we do !
Cora Gorman - emails preferred - email@example.com purchased this house in 2008
This is a unique property. It enjoys unrivalled sea views and is located in one of the most untamed, unspoilt and ruggedly beautiful parts of Ireland. Beara Penninsula is a special place. Our house is just outside the fishing port of Castletownberehaven. The area is known locally with some affection as 'Bere heaven' !
We have attached a leaflet which gives additional information on just some of the gorgeous places and wonderful sights to behold and activities to enjoy in this beautiful part of Ireland.
The house was very nice - big , perfect, awesome ! Our favourite place was a rock pool. Gleninchaquin Park was wonderful. So too was swimming in the Atlantic. We loved the Cable car ride over to Dursey Island. Allihies Beach and Garinish Loopwalk were also great fun. And we saw dophins from Dursey. Thank you very much Cora for the lovely holiday. Family from Potstam , Germany ( review from the children).
If you want secluded, this is the place to be!
The house is positioned in a very remote little village with breathtaking view!!!!
The cottage itself is big and yet cosy.
The rooms have a nice atmosfeer. There are 2 bedrooms that sleep 3 persons and 2 bedrooms that sleep 2.
The kitchen is a bit of a hazzard in operating stuff but you'll work it out!
Owners are very helpfull and always prepared to advice in anything. You are also provided with a manual of the house and know-how sheet.
We absolutely loved our stay, you do need a car in this aria and don't mind a drive...
The house was wonderful. A wonderful place! It was clean, well equipped, and spacious. The views from the house are fantastic. The town is quaint, but quiet, and the people are friendly. The areas nearby such as Bantry, Garrish Island, Glengariff, I highly recommend. The drive through the Caha Mountains and pass are spectacular, and shouldn't be missed.
It is a nature lovers' paradise. However, be prepared to do a lot of driving, as Casteltownbere is quite a drive to everything.
I can't sing the praises of Domhain Eile highly enough, our third visit in as many years, a comfortable house in which you can relax and feel at ease in, peaceful and tranquil but not totally isolated. We love exploring the area and found so many unspoiled little gems and walks, coves and beaches....... we are keen photographers and were kept very busy and were once again very lucky with the weather.Already regretting that we wlll not be visiting in 2015.... but we will be back.
We said we'd be back....... and once again the house and area were everything we could have wanted. If you want a real get away from it holiday, this is the place, with the added benefit with a small town minutes drive away. Scenic drives, picturesque towns and villages, walks for all levels with stunning views, friendly people, fantastic food, not as expensive as everyone seems to think and a comfortable well equipped house to relax in....... already planning dates for our return next year
We enjoyed our stay in Domhain Eile tremendously!! The home was clean and well-maintained - the caretaker met us upon arrival and showed us how everything worked. When we had to call her regarding the internet she came over immediately and fixed it for us. We were so thankful to have such a beautiful and well-stocked kitchen that we ate in almost every night and then enjoyed a cozy evening reading by the fireplace. The Beara Peninsula was stunning and we took every opportunity to walk on the Beara Walking Trails. Thank-you Cora and Laura for a wonderful relaxing week!!
We stayed for a family holiday in early August 2011, the house is excellent with beautiful views of castletownbere, and the owner and her local representative were very helpful. This part of West Cork is away from the main tourist trail and so is very much unspoilt and if you want a holiday to get away from it all and an extremely nice house to stay in this is the place for you.
We had a great time and will be back again next year.
The house is in an ideal location for exploring West Cork . The village of Allihies is 10km away - watch the waves bashing Ballydonegan Beach - en route you will pass the road up to Dzogchen Beara, the famous Tibetan Buddhist Centre . Dursey Island is worth a visit and boasts Ireland's only cable car. Bere Island itself has a ferry service for foot passengers and cars and is a walkers heaven. The pretty villages of Glengariff and Kenmare are close by- take a boat across to beautiful Italian gardens at Garinish Island. You can visit Bantry House and Gardens. The Healy Pass will take your breath away especially when you see Glanmore Lake. Gleninchiquin waterfall looks as though it was taken from a fairytale . Check out Ballycrovane Harbour, the Hag of Beara, Dereen Gardens - go sailing or kayaking in Ardrigole. Visit the famous MacCarthy's Bar in Castletownbere made famous in Pete MacCarthy's book - there's umpteen ways to enjoy your time, get to know the people and experience the craic.
Other Activities: Kayaking, snorkelling, traditional music, socialising, archaeological and historical sites, shopping, beach combing, craft shops, gourmet dining
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£172|
WE ACCEPT BOOKINGS FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE WEEK STAY ONLY !
RATES FOR CHRISTMAS AND BANK HOLIDAYS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
INCLUDED : Electricity, Gas, Bed linen and Towels.
EXTRA : Central heating oil - ( you will only be charged for what you use - on a non-profit basis )
A refundable breakages/security deposit of €200 is payable upon arrival. This will be refunded after departure.