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Debbie Mundy

Member since: 2011
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Tranquil Waterfront Home in Spectacular Setting with Stunning South Facing Views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Cork - Bay House,Durrus, Bantry, Cork

5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms - sleeps ten + cot

Bay House, Durrus, Bantry, is located 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.

It has five beautifully appointed bedrooms, consisting of three double bedrooms rooms 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 with two further bathrooms, each with a separate bath, a power shower and WC.

All bed linen is pure cotton. We also have a travel cot and a high chair.

The living area consists of a generous open plan living/dining/kitchen area with American style fridge/freezer, blu ray 5.1 surround sound, 46' LED flat screen TV, iPOD dock, leather sofas, dining table to seat 10 and log burner.

Wifi is free of charge and covers all areas of the house. Separate utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer and dishwasher. Sun porch (also doubles as children's playroom). All of the living and sleeping accommodation is on one level.

There is a large table with benches on the outside terrace. The house is spacious and very well equipped. .

In front of the house is almost an acre of lawn with direct access to a shingle/slate beach and sea waterfront - buckets and spades are provided for crab catching! .

Whether you are enjoying a break with family & friends in West Cork, a golfing trip (Bantry Bay Championship Golf Course is only 20 mins away), your cookery course at The Good Things Cafe, Durrus 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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Debbie Mundy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)
Tranquil Waterfront Home in Spectacular Setting with Stunning South Facing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Bay house is idyllic ..

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

WOW!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from an amazing week at this beautiful house. There are 10 of us in total, ranging in age from 12 to 80. Bay House was more than big enough for all of us to stay (without getting under each other's feet!) There was plenty for all our party to keep us entertained. Us adults enjoyed the beauty of the landscape and the everchanging Atlantic Ocean. The younger ones had great fun exploring the shingle beach along the bay - finding shells, crabs and jellyfish!

The furniture and finishes are all of exceptional quality. The house was also spotlessly clean. The owner's, Debbie & Chris, have thought of all the finishing touches to make it truly a home from home stay. A handy welcome pack was left with kitchen essentials and toiletries in the bathroom.

The view from the house is spectacular & any photo cannot do it justice! Aside from the breathtaking view, the location of the house is excellent in this gorgeous part of Ireland. Mizen Head peninsula is to the left and Sheeps Head is to the right - both being wonderful for exploring. Durrus itself is a small, but pretty village. We walked to The Longboat Bar in the village a couple of times, which sells decent homecooked food (& a good pint of Guiness!) It took us about 20 minutes, at a reasonable pace, to get into the centre of the village. Bantry, which is about 10km away, it also a lovely little town and worth a visit.

This was our first visit to Ireland and we are now all in love with the country and it's friendly people. We will be returning to Ireland soon and hopefully, one day, to Bay House!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

My big family just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in Ireland, including a week at the Bay House in Durrus. We have stayed at many large houses over the past decade and we all agreed that the Bay House was the best. The house itself is top notch with great beds, linens, furnishing, kitchen items, beautiful hard wood floors, etc. But what makes it even more special is the setting- right on the bay, with a huge lawn running down to the water, and awesome views of the Mizen Head and Sheep's Head Peninsulas and, in the distance, the Beara Peninsula. Even though the weather could have been better, we could still enjoy the view from the family room with the large window looking out to the bay. From the Bay House we took day trips to the Mizen Head Lighthouse, BarleyCove Beach, and Crookhaven, Killarney National Park, and Kinsale. Debbie and Chris were great hosts and will provide you all the information you need and will also leave you be if that is what you want. We highly recommend the Bay House on the Wild Atlantic Way in Southwest Cork!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday here. It's a really comfortable and spacious house for a large group or family. Really well equipped and decorated to a very high standard. The garden is really big - great for kids running around. And the most fabulous views. Enjoyed some very peaceful breakfasts on the patio. The local town is small but has a shop and a few nice pubs and somewhere to eat. It's a great starting point for sightseeing all the beautiful towns and beaches of West Cork. Some great restaurants nearby too.

The owners are extremely helpful and friendly and gave us some great advice for beaches to visit.

We would highly recommend this property and hope to visit again some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything Perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

House perfect, bedrooms, bathrooms, everything super !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Even in bad weather, this place is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Bay House for my partner's 60th birthday in November and it lived up to all expectations! Whilst the weather was not great, the house remained warm and welcoming and when the sun did come out, we all felt we were in a small, peaceful slice of heaven! Debbie and Chris's attention to detail is wonderful and we fully intend to book this house again in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Durrus
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, 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 Sheeps 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 at 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 Goats 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 general hardware store that also sells fishing equipment. The historic waterside and market town of Bantry is approximately 8 kilometres away. Here you will find many more bars, restaurants and a larger supermarket, also offers online delivery (supervalu.ie).

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, golf, Bantry Bay Golf Course is 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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cork, County Cork

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season (incl. halloween)
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
£990
 
 
mid season - christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
low season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
£990
 
 
mid season - easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
mid season 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
£1,290
 
 
high season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
low season (incl.halloween)
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
£990
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
£990
 

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cork in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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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