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Rustic Holiday Cottage To Rent In The Hills Of Bantry Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Bantry, Cork, Ireland - Detached Cottage And Barn Up A Peaceful And Private Lane, Sleeps 2-8

Glanatnaw is a restored Irish Cottage and Barn with stunning views over the valley and hills, just outside of Bantry. Winding your way out of Bantry, you find Glanatnaw tucked away up a private drive way in a secluded and peaceful spot.

Sleeping up to eight people in four bedrooms, this is an idyllic spot for a family holiday or holiday with friends. The buildings have been restored to provide open plan space in the converted barn, with views over the valley. There is a double bedroom in the barn with the remaining cosy bedrooms in the restored cottage. Whilst very comfortable Glanatnaw if very much a rural retreat (no television or wifi), however our previous guests have loved its rustic nature. A perfect base to explore the local area, from bustling market towns, to wild stretches of coastline and stunning walks in the hills.

Charlotte Tindall
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Charlotte Tindall

We are a family of four with two daughters and have been visiting West Cork for the past 10 years. We fell in love with the area and the cottage and the barn, and love coming on holiday here to spend time in the quiet of the hills and using the cottage as a base to visit local beaches, markets and go on some of our favourite walks. There is always something going on in the local area and each holiday feels different.

Charlotte Tindall purchased this barn in 2005

Why Charlotte Tindall chose Bantry

We visited West Cork on holiday and loved it vibrancy, fantastic local food, great music and warm welcome. On a whim we looked at a few cottages for sale and fell in love with this cottage and barn up a secluded track. The warm sun was on our backs and before we knew it we had put in an offer! The cottage and barn needed quite a lot of work, but over the years we have restored and renovated to give it a relaxed and comfortable vibe. It is finally just as we'd hope it would turn out and every time we look at the view it makes us smile.

What makes this barn unique

We love the peace and tranquillity, but also that we can hop in the car and explore all the wonderful local areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Charlotte

We absolutely loved your house and had a wonderful holiday. We will definitely be back again!

The house is fantastic. We loved being able to walk out the front door and take the dog for a walk. Fantastic scenery.

Bridie and Sean (key holders) are lovely too. Very friendly and helpful.

The barn is wonderfully laid out - so much space and beautifully decorated.

We would highly recommend the house and will be back for sure.

We loved the fact there was no tv or wifi. We brought a lap top and a projector and watched movies one or two evenings.

Our only critique were the lack of a banisters in the cottage.

Thanks again
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Bantry, Ireland

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Bathroom in the cottage: with bath, power shower, sink, loo Bathroom in the barn: with shower, sink, and loo (Freestanding bath and sink in the Barn double bedroom)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: In the barn with double bed, freestanding bath & sink Bedroom 2: In the cottage with double bed, and woodburner Bedroom 3: In the cottage with double bed that can be turned into twin beds Bedroom 4: In the cottage with twin beds plus cot
  • Lawn / Garden
Notes on accommodation: • Renovated Irish cottage and barn • Sleeps up to 8 • Only three miles from Bantry • Remote and tucked away up a peaceful and private lane • Spectacular views over the valley • Short drive to Bantry, Skibbereen, Baltimore, Ballydehob, Sheeps Head, Mizen Head Outside: The cottage and barn are set in an acre of land. There is a small orchard and an enclosed grass area as well as a BBQ terrace with views over the valley. Utility Room: The utility room is equipped with: washing machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property will be cleaned on arrival and at the end of the stay. Other: The cottage and barn are directly next to each other, and set in an acre of land. The main living area is in the barn. Within the cottage are bedrooms and a bathroom but no living room. There is a small enclosed grass area as well as a BBQ terrace with views over the valley.


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Rustic Holiday Cottage To Rent In The Hills Of Bantry Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful quiet location, beautiful views, only a short drive to Bantry, ideal place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful owner and key holder

An ideal quiet location for a family break

Plenty of space for everyone to have their own room and a lovely communal kitchen/living room

Quick response to queries

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Great views of surrounding area

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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a fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

A simply beautiful house tucked away in the stunning Irish countryside. Great rural location and the house has all you could need on a holiday. A wonderful friendly welcome- we spent an idyllic week here and will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic and peaceful getaway in beautiful Bantry!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 8+ and have just returned from the most relaxing week spent at Glanatnaw!

It surpassed our expectations in every way. A lovingly restored old barn and farmhouse, it had ample room for our three generations of family! It is simply yet very tastefully decorated and is so well furnished and kitted out that we wanted for nothing. We cooked up a storm in the kitchen many a night and fed lots of hungry mouths at the wonderful large rustic dining table.

The views are simply breathtaking and whether you're 6months, 6years or 60years..Glanatnaw really is food for the soul.

The lack of tv/wifi was welcomed for the week and without the distraction of modern technology our evenings were spent playing board games, cards, chatting and generally spending lots of old fashioned quality family time together.

Bridie and Sean, Charlotte's neighbours are so warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home. It was great to know they were nearby if needed.

The location was perfect for us. Although very rural it was less than 15minutes to Bantry town which had all you needed. There is great angling nearby at Lough Bofinne and as we had a few avid anglers in our party, fresh trout was on the menu most days. Glanatnaw was a great base to discover west cork or even near enough to explore parts of South Kerry if one wanted to head over the border and into the Kingdom. We packed loads in during our week and were never short of places to see and things to do.

Charlotte was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and we all want to come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a blissful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and barn were everything I had hoped for. Very comfortable and as described, this was a perfect place for a family gathering. We all had such a great time and would have happily stayed another week. We had a wonderful meal one evening at Heron's Cove and I would recommend Glengarriff Golf Club which hired golf clubs to us. I have already recommended Glanatnaw to friends. Charlotte answered any queries I had promptly before I booked and all I can say is thank you for letting us share you house. I suspect we will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning setting and great location in rural cork.

  • 4 of 5

First impressions last. This house has been so beautifully restored and is even more charming on the inside. The peace and quiet is to die for and although we were a little hesitant at first, because we have two young children, the lack of wifi and a TV is heavenly. Giving us not only a great holiday home for exploring the stunning region but a break from the constant business of the plugged in world.

The house has everything you could need, from toys and games, to lots of books about the surrounding areas and the basket of treats on arrival was so lovely.

It is a great location for exploring the region, 10 min drive into Bantry and about 18mins to Skiberreen. We found it was a super spot for going north into Kerry and south, to the headlands, towns and villages of west cork

I would go back in a heart beat as there's still so much exploring to do. There was only one detail missing, central heating. This is Ireland and even in July we had the fire lighting, every night in the first week. Thank god for the big wood burning stove. And the second week nature did what it was supposed to do and provided us with warmer summer temperatures!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Special interest holidays:

•Beaches: Some favourites are Barley Cove, Tralispeen, Akahista & Toormoore

•Walks: A huge variety of hill, coastal & river walks

•Sailing at Schull and Baltimore

•Salmon fishing on the nearby Bandon and Owvane


The closest beaches just outside Bantry are 10-15 minutes drive

Tralispeen beach near Skibbereen is 25-15 minutes drive

Barley Cove and Toormoore are 35-45 minutes drive


Cork Airport is 1.30 hours drive.


Bantry is 3 miles away: 8-10 minutes drive

There is a lively market in Bantry every Friday and a Tourist office with information on things to do in the local area.

Glengarrif: a beautiful bay with islands, seals and gardens to visit (25 mins drive)

Skibbereen: a vibrant town near the sea (25 minutes drive)

Baltimore: a sailing village with ferries out to small islands and whale watching (35-45 minutes drive)

Skull: a beautiful village by the sea (35-45 minutes drive)

Further Details:

Bantry is a vibrant market town fully equipped with: supermarket, banks, local shops, great restaurants (try O'Connors; The Fish Kitchen; The Stuffed Olive), local fishmonger and butchers.

The market on Friday has a variety of award winning West Cork food and produce on sale.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Bantry, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2018
21 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$267.46
Pet Fee AU$89.15

Booking Notes:
25% of the rent is due immediately on booking. The remainder of the rent is due 4 weeks before the date of arrival.

We also take a £150 security deposit on all bookings which is returnable following departure and assuring no breakages or damage has occurred.

We do not charge for electricity up to usage of 30 Euros worth, but over this amount we will deduct electricity costs from the security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Week long rentals: Sunday to Sunday rentals. Check in time is 4.00pm and check out time before 10.00am. Pets: we are happy to accept up to two small and well behaved dogs (£50 per dog). Please let us know when you book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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