The cottage was built in the early 19th Century and is reputedly the oldest in Bantry. We renovated it four years ago and fitted new doors, floors, roof and windows while retaining as much as possible of the original character. There are wood floors throughout and a large kitchen diner to seat six. The kitchen has a dishwasher, oven, hob, washing machine, tumble dryer and Stanley traditional range cooker. The cosy but spacious living room will seat six and has a coal/log fire. The futon sofa will convert to a single bed and there is an additional guest mattress. There are three bedrooms, two double and one single. The single bedroom is accessed through one of the double bedrooms. The bathroom has a large cast iron bath and a shower, and an immersion heater for hot water. All the bedrooms have pleasant views of the countryside of West Cork. Outside there is a patio enclosed by a ‘living wall’ full of flowers and birds nests. Upstairs is a sunny roof terrace with views over Bantry and the legendary surrounding West Cork countryside.
Festivals: In 2017 the West Cork Chamber Music Festival takes place in Bantry from June 30 to July 8; the West Cork Literary Festival (also in Bantry) is on from July 14–21; the ‘Masters of Tradition’ traditional Irish music sessions are held at Bantry House between 23–27 August. All of them are very popular, reasonable priced and highly recommended. See http://westcorkmusic.ie/
Music pubs: Several local pubs in Bantry, Glengariff and Ballydehob host lively traditonal Irish music sessions
Horse Riding: Zora Feurer has a livery yard just outside Bantry, with around twenty lively and attractive horses. She will give lessons and take riders with previous experience out on hacks. Her phone number is 00353 868691294
The Bantry Equestrian Centre, offers pony trekking and is particular suitable for inexperienced riders. Contact : http://www.bantryponytrekking.com
Address: Coomanore South, Mealagh Valley Bantry, Tel: +353 (0)27 51412