LAHARANDOTA - Artists' Cottage
Julie Fitzgerald Vitelli
- English, French, Spanish, Italian
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A wonderfully charming and comfortable cottage in the most beautiful setting
We visited for four days with three adults, one child, and two small dogs and had plenty of room. We had everything we could need and Julie provided us with plenty of information for things to do in the area. We had the benefit of wonderful weather for our whole stay, so we took advantage of the pool and the bikes. There was so much to do and explore and I'd love to return!
Perfect Irish Cottage
We rented the cottage as part of our honeymoon to Ireland and absolutely loved the place. It was cozy and comfortable! And Julie was great. She gave us detailed directions, suggestions for places to eat, detailed house instructions and even checked on us after our arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely come back!
5 Star Accommodation, in a stunning location
Our family holiday in West Cork was very much enhanced by staying at The Artist's Cottage. Julie has thought of every last detail. The quality of the furnishings and bedlinen etc... are 5 star standard. We enjoyed the holiday so much that we booked it the following week for next year. We are a family of 6, the oldest is 9 year old and the youngest is 9 months. If you enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, good food and high standards of accommodation then we recommend The Artist's Cottage.
We had seen this cottage 2 years ago on our second trip to the Sheepshead peninsula, and thought that it would be a great place to stay next time we came to West Cork. We were not disappointed- the description listing was totally accurate- but could not truly convey the attention to detail that Julie has created.
We were looking for time and space to relax after a hectic 2010, and we certainly were able to re-charge our personal batteries in the Artists Cottage.
The cottage has every possible facility- and we particulary enjoyed the snugness of the Rayburn- and the joy of the open log fire. Cooking on the Rayburn was easy- and took me back to my childhood- and we were able to cook fresh fish bought on our way through from Cork- via Kinsale- at Union Hall ( near Castle Townshend- with the great seafood restaurant in Mary Ann's pub)
Julie's meticulous attention to detail has created a real feeling of being so comfortable in way that is hard to describe- just like being in the home you would have loved to have created for yourselves.
We spent time walking a number of loops of the Sheepshead path- and taking on a few Guinesses and tots of Jameson with Eileen in Fitzpatricks in Kilcrohane village.
It was then great to soak in the slipper bath overlooking the sea- fantastic!
If you come here- do take the back road to Bantry and take day to slow drive around the Beara- Allihies and Eyries are a must!
We really did not want to leave- and will always treasure memories of a perfect 7 days in the most peaceful and beautiful part of Ireland.
We would recommend this cottage to any discerning family- we want to come back with our grandchildren and extended family in the summer- when we can make use of that fabulous pool.
Steve & Gill- Bury St Edmunds
Perfect - and then some!
have just returned from this amazing property and wish I was back there again. Both the cottage and the studio are breathtakingly well-equipped with every utensil you could ever need. We arrived in the dark and awoke to the most incredible view we had ever seen. Both houses are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. I am almost tempted not to recommend this property on the basis that I want to make sure that there is availablility for next year! It is also a very friendly place and the drive to Bantry over the Goat's Path is something I will never forget. I just want to move in and never leave this gorgeous, perfect place.
A beautiful retreat in the southwest of Ireland
Although our stay at “Laharandota” is already over more than two months, the thought of the wonderful cottage still warms our hearts and makes us feel "homesick”.
After a long journey from Dublin we immediately fell in love with the unique landscape of Sheep`s Head Peninsula with its green countryside, lopsided telegraph poles and small stone walls. However, not only the picturesque surroundings made us feel welcome: We felt very comfortable straight away when we came into the house, where a basket full of delicious regional products and beautiful flowerpots were already waiting for us. We discovered room by room and were amazed at the natural, tasteful and comfortable furnishing. The week we spent at Laharandota definitely was over too fast. There are lots of things worth being discovered and visited: of course, the house itself, but also a walking tour to Sheep`s Head Peninsula, a visit of Bantry Market, a round trip at the Ring of Kerry with an excursion to Molly Gallivan`s Traditional Farm (Bonane, Kenmare), a stroll through Glengariff and a drive on Dursey Island Cable Car can highly be recommended.
We can`t imagine a better place to spend holidays and would love to come back one day.
Laharandota is located on the southern side of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, about 4 miles south west of the village of Kilcrohane and 15 miles from the bustling market town of Bantry, West Cork. The propoerty is ideally located for touring the West Cork area, for walking, cycling or sailing with it's many walking routes, scenic drives, coves and bays. West Cork attractions include Garinish Island and Glengariff, the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head, as well as the town of Bantry, with its many shops, great restaurants, bars and cinema.
The area is also well known for its raw natural beauty, attracting walkers, artists and anyone with a love for the outdoors to the area. Within a short drive from the property is the village of Kilcrohane, with its quay and coves for bathing, two pubs, shop and local church as well as the Sheep's Head Lighthouse and Way, which passes directly behind and in front of the cottage's gardens.
Other Activities: Cookery classes at nearby restaurant, 'The Good Things Cafe'
Golf: Bantry Bay Golf Club's 18 Hole championship course is located a short drive from the town and is open all year.