|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Welcome to Ard na Farraige our holiday home in beautiful Ballinglanna, Clonakilty, West Cork. The house is on an elevated site only a few yards from the sea-shore. At the edge of the village, it benefits from extra privacy and has most spectacular views over Clonakilty Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The large open-plan living/ kitchen/dining area has uninterrupted views to the south and west. The living area is comfortably furnished and has TV, video and internet connection. The well-appointed kitchen has cooker (with four-plate hob and oven), fridge, dishwasher, microwave, food processor, coffee-maker. Glassware, crockery and cookware are to highest standard. Utility room has washing, drying and ironing facilities.
The living room has an open fire and the entire house is centrally heated. There are four bedrooms, one double (en-suite), and three twin-bedrooms sleeping 8 in total. All bed linen and towels provided
How to Find Us: From Cork city take the N71 to Clonakilty (via Bandon). In Clonakilty, at the first roundabout you meet, take the first exit on left sign-posted to Ring (supermarket on right)..
In Ring village take the first turn right by the water.
Continue on to a T-junction. Turn right. At next junction veer left. Continue on that road for 1.5 miles until you reach the holiday village by the sea. Ard na Farraige (No. 18) is at the far end.
The caretaker’s house is a pale orange cottage at the descent to Ballinglanna. (‘Pump Cottage’). Our caretaker is always on hand to give assistance.
Food and Drink: Restaurants around Clonakilty cater for all tastes and budgets. These range from take-aways to pub-grub to elaborate gourmet fare. Local specialities and seafood are included in their menus.
Clonakilty pub-life is unique, providing an extensive range of entertainment, from traditional music, story-telling, set-dancing, cabaret, to blues and jazz
Wildlife, Birdwatching and History : The rock formations below the house and the Sea Pinks in bloom are sights not to be missed.
Birdwatching around Clonakilty Bay can be very rewarding. It provides easy access and viewing all around both estuaries and lagoons Sea watching can be done from the house (Ard na Farraige ), from Dunmore and from Virgin Mary's Bank on Inchadoney Island. As you travel to Clonakilty you notice the vast bird population on the estuary and large numbers of Duck and Waders feed and roost here from late Autumn to early Spring.
The area is extremely rich in ancient monuments and dwelling places of its early and pre-celtic settlers.
Historic Houses and Sites: Timoleague Abbey, Droumbeg Stone Circle, Castle Salem, Coppinger's Court, Michael Collins's Birthplace at Sam's Cross, Ballinacarriga Castle and Castlefreke.
Other Places to Visit: The Model Village, The Old Mill Library, Lios na Con Ring Fort, The Animal Farm at Darrara College.
Message from Walter H
We had a nice vacation this year and would like to have another great time next year.
Please send the booking details and I will transfer the money like this year.
this year I have been here with two Dutch friends and we all feel it was really good vacation. Sitting outside and watching the sea we saw a sea otter hunting along the coastal water. Depending on the wind direction we shifted the the garden furniture to the westside of the house and had nice early evenings sitting in the sun. I'm looking forward to come back with my family next summer and again with friends in September.
Kind regards, Walter Heymann, Hamburg
We have been staying in Ballinglanna for the last 25 years and stayed in this particular chalet on several occasions . It is superbly located , is decorated and furnished to a very high standard . The peace and tranquility of this stay is quite frankly immeasurable . Relaxed and chilled out at this beautiful location . Angela the caretaker is always on hand to help . Great Irish hospitality at its best . We have booked again for next year . We recommend this place to all - young and old , couples and families !
The Sarang Family , England .
Chalked up our 15th visit & already booked for next year, 2016.
I just have to help square a poor review regards the house keeper Angela had, after experiencing two very minor issues this year, (one an injured local dog) & her rapid response to both.
On each occasion she was with us within the hour & like Peggy before her, is always available & accessible, nothing too much trouble.
I repeat, the setting for this bungalow is the real winner, we had decent weather too but that never distracts from the local area, just another delightful holiday had by all.
Although Clon has everything, the Grange in Barryroe about a mile away, is another fantastic place for lunch, breakfast or just a pint!!! Always make a few trips here, pool for the kids too.
This really is one of the most beautiful settings one could for!!!
For the last 15+ years we have been repeat visitors to this fantastic property, both with and without our children, and would wholeheartedly recommend it to others. Its clifftop location gives uninterrupted views of the ocean, in all its moods. The sea is a constant backdrop to your days there and incredibly relaxing. Just like another one of the visitors, I've started many a day with a coffee on the patio - and ended the day with a glass of wine, in the same spot, as the tide rolls in and the stars come out.
The house itself is well laid out with all modern conveniences, including microwave, dvd player and wifi and feels very like a home from home while you're there. It was completely redecorated within the last two years and the new colour palette of soft greys and blues gives it a lovely "beachhouse" feel. Whether full to capacity or on your own it feels cosy, particularly with a good fire blazing in the open hearth. Its location right at the end of a cul-de-sac development makes it a very quiet spot too as there is no passing traffic to spoil those views!
There are loads of beaches to chose from locally with Inchydoney, Dunworley and Broad Strand all within an easy drive. There is a surf school based at Inchydoney which our son is dying to try out this summer. There are also some lovely quiet coves even closer to hand, found by taking a turn off the main roads and following your nose. The nearby town of Clonakilty has loads to offer in terms of cafes/restaurants, shopping and entertainment for all the family. Children are well catered for with a playground, cinema, a model railway village and sports activities. Scallys SuperValu is a big, well stocked supermarket but don't go in there hungry - you'll want everything on display!
All in all, a fantastic spot - just go, you won't be disappointed.
What an amazing house!!! An incredible panoramic view over the ocean, close from Clonakilty and Timoleague. Not so far from Kinsale too. We really enjoy our stay in a clean and very well equiped house including a functional chemeny and wifi! It was as if we were at home in a better way!!! Angela the caretaker is very available, also by night to find the house. And what a great surprise to get chrismas chocolates and chrismas card to welcome us!! We will come back as soon as possible.
Margaret thank you for this moment !
Rachel & Daniel from Paris (France)
I would give 10 stars for the view it was beautiful nothing else like it. The weather was wonderful even for October. Our last day there was a storm that came in and even though it rained watching to waves crash in was just breathless. The inside of the house was good. It could really use a bigger refrigerator as we stayed for a week and did not have enough room. There were many spiders my daughter and husband both got bit by them. As for the caretaker Angela, we never saw her not once until time to check out. Two of the rooms smelt of animal urine which was hard to get rid of the smell especially in our clothes. Unfortunately I would not stay here again nor would I recommend it, the view alone was just not worth the cons of the place.
Ballinglanna Village is about five miles from Clonakilty a town designated West Cork's Heritage Town by Fáilte Ireland and a visit to the town soon shows why. You feel at home here among the attractive traditional shop fronts and hand-painted signs in English and Irish. At Ard na Farraige we have compiled a dossier of places to visit and things to do in and around Clonakilty. Our guests have also recorded their activities and experiences for your guidance. This is a ideal holiday destination and a base from which to tour West Cork a region blessed with some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery.
Clonakilty is the Beach Centre of West Cork with the Blue Flag Beaches of Inchydoney, Owenahincha and the Warren close-by and many smaller coves to be explored, some within walking distance of the house.
Cobh, Kinsale. Schull, Baltimore, Skibbereen and Bantry, are all within striking distance. The Sheep's Head and Beara Peninsulas and the Ring of Kerry make exciting day trips.
Other Activities: pitch and putt, canoeing and paddle-boating
Golf: Within 10 minutes you can be at Lisselan Golf Course (voted one of the top ten golf courses in The British Isles), a 15 minute drive takes you to Dunmore (9 hole) Golf Course or 20 mins to Bandon Golf Course (18 hole). Green Fees at all these courses are very reasonable.
GPS Coordinates 51.59404; -8.81215 .
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|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rental period is from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in time is between 3 pm and 6 pm. Other times may be arranged by contacting the caretaker on 023 8840003 Guests must check out before 11am to allow time for cleaning and changeover.
A 25% deposit is payable on booking with the balance due 30 days prior to the commencement of the holiday.