Our house at Gorteanish is a charming and elegant country residence splendidly located in stunning countryside on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork - 60 miles from Cork City and Airport (1.5 hours) and 90 miles from Shannon Airport (2 hours). It is 10 miles from the traditional country - market town of Bantry. Standing on 2.5 acres of its own grounds and set against a backdrop of rolling hills, it boasts some of the best views of the magnificent scenery on the Sheeps Head Peninsula with panoramic views of Dunmanus Bay.
With a floor area greater than 3000 sg. ft, the traditional old farmhouse -cottage style, has a 35 foot long living and dining area with a magnificent wood stove and dining table for 8. There is a modern kitchen on the ground floor as well as a relaxing study area. There are four large bedrooms with two full size bathrooms and much additional space. Sea and hill views are spectacular from all rooms. Outside, there is a timber and stone patio-deck area for barbecues and outside dining or relaxation.
This is the ultimate in getaway - if you want to write, read, mix with the locals in the pubs and restaurants and coffee shops or just walk the hills or bike or swim or even do some rock fishing.
Situated on an elevated site, 1km above the coastal village of Ahakista in a truly rural setting, Gorteanish offers unparallelled peace and quiet, an increasingly hard-to-find feature in today’s hectic pace of life. Holidaymakers are assured of a relaxing and tranquil stay in this private and peaceful location. Children are most welcome at our house at Gorteanish - there is plenty scope both inside the house and in the grounds for little ones to explore and play.
Ahakista village with its two pubs, restaurant, coffee shop/gallery, fishing pier and little sandy beaches has many locations of archaeological and historical interest to be found locally.
Sheeps Head has long been a favourite of hill-walkers and orienteering and Gorteanish is ideally situated in the heart of this wonderful hill-walking countryside giving immediate access to a wide range of walking trails to suit all levels of hill-walking enthusiasts. Water Sports, Biking, Fishing, Sailing are just some of the other pursuits available locally. Please view the following short video for a flavour of what the Sheeps Head has to offer.
We are delighted to welcome you to this simply beautiful part of West Cork and are confident that you will be enamoured and delighted by all it has to offer, whether it be a peaceful and quiet family holiday or a more active break that could include walking, orienteering, biking, swimming, fishing or simply touring the beautiful West Cork countryside and coastal villages - Gorteanish is an ideal base from which to explore the myriad delights of West Cork.
The area is rural and has only limited public transport, so a car is recommended. However, the public bus does pass by the Village of Ahakista twice per day. We are 1 mile from the Village. Biking is a common mode of transport locally.
Please note that the weekly rates are:
1) for the six months - October to March - €295 per week.
2) for the six months - April to September - €495 per week.
3) Daily rates are €125 throughout the year (for up to 6 people).TripAdvisor property ID 3397434...Read more
Ireland, Beautiful West Cork Cottage Bantry, County Cork, Ireland
Additional Location Information
The small coastal village of Ahakista is 60 miles from From Cork Airport . Take the route from Cork Airport to Bandon town to Enniskeane village to Dunmanway town to Drimoleaggue village and towards Bantry. Two miles before Bantry town take a left and go to Durrus village and then 4 miles along the beautiful coast road to the Fishing Village of Ahakista.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
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