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Waterfront Home on Stunning "Wild Atlantic Way" - 3-night Autumn/Winter breaks

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms - sleeps 10 + cot

Bay House, Durrus, Bantry, is situated in a spectacular location at the very head of Dunmanus Bay, with stunning and uninterrupted south facing views.

Durrus village sits at the head of the Mizen and Sheep's Heads peninsula - a great base for exploring West Cork & Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way".

There are numerous marked walks on both peninsulas to suit all of all abilities. You can find out more information on these walks by looking at;,, and

The house is spacious and very well equipped. It has five beautifully appointed bedrooms, consisting of three double bedrooms rooms all looking out over the bay (each with a king-size bed), one has an en-suite bathroom with bath, power shower and WC.

There are two twin bedrooms (located at the rear of the house) and two further bathrooms, each with a separate bath, a power shower and WC.

All bed linen is pure cotton and all of the bedding and pillows are of top quality. We provide bath towels, hand towels and face cloths for all guests. Beach towels are also provided for each guest.

For the younger members of the family, there is a travel cot, a high chair, a "Stocke" dining chair and a baby bath.

The living area consists of a generous open plan sitting room/dining room & kitchen.

There is an American style fridge/freezer with ice machine, a blu ray 5.1 surround sound system, a 46" LED flat screen TV, an iPOD docking station, leather sofas, dining table, with benches & chairs to seat 10 and a log burner with glass at the sides as well as the front.

Wifi is free of charge and covers all areas of the house.

There is a separate utility room with a washing machine/tumble dryer, a dishwasher, a microwave and an additional fridge/freezer.

The sun porch doubles as a children's playroom. Here they will find numerous toys and books for many age groups. There are also plenty of jigsaw puzzles and games to be found in the top of the cloak cupboard - and for the parents and grandparents too!

All of the living and sleeping accommodation is on one level. This is ideal when there are different generations of families. It can also be very useful to those who find it difficult with stairs and different ground levels.

There is a large table with benches on the outside terrace. In the wooden shed you will find a charcoal barbecue with tools and the plastic buckets & spades for the beach. There is also ample room in here to store your walking boots, wetsuits, body boards, dinghy and any other paraphernalia that goes with a wonderful holiday in West Cork.

In front of the house is almost an acre of lawn with direct access to a shingle and slate beach. Don't forget to fetch the buckets & spades from the shed for crab catching! .

Bay House is at the end of a private lane - this may be unsuitable for some sports cars.

Whether you are enjoying a break with family & friends in West Cork, a golfing trip to one of the many beautiful golf courses in Ireland or a painting holiday with some of the most spectacular scenery on our doorstep, Bay House is the perfect place for you!

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Debbie Mundy
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautifully appointed and equipped, with very spacious, luxurious ambiance .. perfect for 10 .. us, two sons and their families.

Panoramic windows look out across huge patio and vast lawn sloping down to the foreshore and spectacular views of Mizen and Sheeps head peninsulas with sunsets over the mountains and wild Atlantic We awoke each morning to the sound of the mussel boat collecting in our inlet..

We Grandparents enjoyed private suite at the far end, with raised roll top bath, endless wardrobe space and outside access (plus interior/ soundproofed door!) .. all 5 bedrooms and open plan living areas have polished wooden floors, superb soft furnishings, fittings and furniture.

The grandchildren (3/4/5/6) were thrilled with the playroom containing masses of exciting toys/buckets spades/fishing nets etc. together with excellent outside space for treasure hunts, pushing prams, playing British bulldog or just chilling.

An example of attention to detail which makes this place perfect is that Chris meticulously mows grass and removes every thistle with a screw driver, so little (and big) feet can frolic barefoot easily on the lawn!

Adults enjoyed all the books, games, BBQ, welcome pack, loungers, comfort, excellent kitchen and washing facilities but most of all the views .. we wanted for nothing .. Debbie greeted us .. and said farewell .. but it felt as though we had the entire house/grounds /beach to ourselves for the week,

We can recommend the 1 1/2 k walk to OSullivans in Durrus village for early supper .. Ryan's for shopping, Crookhaven for pub lunches, Barley Cove for sandcastles, boat trips to Seal Island/Glengarries and one very exceptional day, having a celebration seafood lunch at Arundels by the pier at Ahakista, followed by driftwood fire on our very own beach at night .. magical!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Bantry around the County Cork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bathrooms have a bath, a shower, sink/sinks and a W.C.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All beds are King Koil or of similar quality
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Magnifique maison

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré notre séjour à Bay house où nous étions 9 amies et amis venus pécher aux grandes marées. La maison est très confortable et très bien équipée. Entre autres nous avons apprécié le local attenant (chaufferie) pour entreposer et sécher tous nos matériels et équipement. Une literie parfaite, vaisselle abondante, jolie et ustensiles de cuisine fonctionnels. Je recommande vivement cette maison avec des propriétaires voisins, à l'écoute de toute demande et prêts à rendre service.

Nous avons fait de très belles pêches!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is very well kept and maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we had hoped and then some. Very comfortable, beautiful views and all comforts of home. If you are from the USA there maybe a couple of minor adjustments (such as washer/dryer not of a type we were used to), but Debbie and Chris most helpful, ready and available to assist where we needed some information/direction. The sights on property and around western Cork were fabulous and an area I sense most (at least those from the USA) overlook when visiting as it is some distance from the major cities. Staying right in the midst of this part of the country though was serendipitous and a real bonus to our trip.

We would most certainly recommend this location for excellent day trips, wonderful pubs & local fare, and a warm friendly greeting wherever you go. Loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful quiet retreat by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place, lots of space, quiet with a great big family kitchen. We swam in the sea, hired bikes, played games on the lawn and enjoyed a pint at the friendly local pubs.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday with family

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Bay House and had members of our family, children and grandchildren stay with us for varying lengths of time. It was the perefect setting! The house sleeps 10 with beautiful bedrooms , three of which face the bay. The living room /kitchen is an open style making cooking for for a group fun . There is a huge table inside and two outside that are perfect for group dining.There is an extra fridge and a washing machine which were both huge pluses for our group. The grandchildren enjoyed playing on the lawn and visiting the sheep and goats in the pasture next to the house.We can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Beautiful, soothing, spotless, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved Bay House. Arrangements were easy to make with Debbie. The house was even more beautiful than the photos. Our group arrived to relax for a few days after a whirlwind of activities surrounding a wedding. We could not have picked a better spot. The views are great. Just sitting outside is relaxing. There was a welcome basket with some essentials. There were also maps and brochures of local attractions.

We went to Sheepshead which was beautiful, most of our group walked to lighthouse, others part way but enjoyed the views.

Beds comfortable and all seemed very fresh and clean. Maybe because we are from US, but it took us a bit to get used to the dishwasher and coffee maker being in the adjacent mini kitchen, but had we stayed longer we would have developed a routine.

Debbie could not have been nicer and helped me sort out the clothesline which I was embarrassed to not to know how to do.

We saw a seal in the bay and lots if birds.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing, quiet place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 10 adults stayed in the Bay House for 4 nights, and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The large sitting room window looking out over the water gives a lovely feel to the house, so relaxing.

The house was very clean and everything was up to a very high standard.

We can highly recommend the Bay House for anyone wanting a quiet place to stay, right by the water. Chris and Debbie are very friendly hosts, ready to help in any way they can.


  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Bantry Bay Golf Course (special tuition rates!)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Blairs Cove
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Slate beach at the end of our lawn or sandy beach
Car: not necessary

Bay House is a superb waterfront property, located on the "Wild Atlantic Way", in a truly spectacular and private setting. We consider our location and stunning views to be some of the finest in West Cork. Set in 1.7 Acres and approached by a half-mile quiet country lane, Bay House and gardens overlook Dunmanus Bay. The views reach for over twenty miles, out into the Atlantic, over the Sheep's Head and Mizen peninsula and with a backdrop of the Beara peninsula. Stone steps from the garden sea wall lead straight onto a slate/shingle beach. Many claim to be waterfront but we really are the real deal!

We are open all year round and offer 3-day breaks during off peak times.

The Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including Barley Cove’s beautiful Blue Flag beach, are just a short drive away and the Sheep's Head peninsula with the Goat's Path is famous for having many miles of scenic and rugged walks.

The friendly and lively village of Durrus is only 1.5 km away (within walking distance), where there is a grocery shop, pubs, lovely restaurants and a Café. There is also a post office and a charity shop.

The historic waterside and market town of Bantry, which boasts a brand new marina, is approximately 8 kilometres away. Here you will find many more bars, restaurants and supermarkets (incl. Lidl). Supervalu ( also offers an online delivery service; this is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Bay House, Durrus.

The Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including Barley Cove’s beautiful Blue Flag beach, are just a short drive away and the Sheep's Head peninsula with the Goats Path is famous for having many miles of scenic and rugged walks.

Within easy reach are: Bantry House, Mizen Head Lighthouse, Glengariff Bamboo Park, Schull Planetarium, Ewe Sculpture Garden, Waterfall Alpaca Farm in Drimoleague, Cape Clear Island, Fastnet Rock & Garnish Island.

Other activities in the area include: fishing, boat trips, kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, cinema, whale watching, swimming & Spa, walking/hill walking, beaches and golf.

Bantry (Bantry Bay Golf Course) has an 18-hole championship course with some stunning scenery overlooking Bantry Bay.

The local golf professional, Steve Cameron, has provided discounted rates on tuition, either at Bantry Bay Golf Course or Glengariff Golf Course, when staying at Bay House! Please ask for the latest rates.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We ask for a deposit of 50% (non-refundable) to secure the reservation.

The balance of 50% (non-refundable) of the total rental amount, plus the security deposit of £150 is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Wifi is free of charge.

All bedding, towels and beach towels are free of charge.

Electricity and heating oil are not included and will be charged for at unit cost at the end of your stay - usually this can be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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