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We were captivated by the cottage from the moment we arrived. Just being in it was a treat, and on those windy rainy October days when we stayed in, it was lovely just to sit by the log fire, relaxing with a book and watching the weather roll by. To say the cottage was well equipped is an under-statement. Everything we needed was there, and more. And it was so comfortable and homely. Better than my home, actually!! On sunny days, it was a short walk to the sea shore, and we really appreciated the bikes in the garage for popping down the lane to the local village, just 3 miles away. On a sunny day, the natural beauty of the area is simply stunning.
We've rented quite a few cottages during our 2 year expat assignment in Ireland and this cottage/studio was by far the best! The owners have spared no expense in refurbishing this old farm house with the highest quality appliances (kitchen and laundry), bathroom fixtures, bedding, decorations and it even had a pool! We didn't have the weather to utilize the pool, but we did enjoy sitting by it and taking in the spectacular ocean views! The size of the cottage fit our family of 4 perfectly (kids' ages were 6 and 8). We added the studio to accomodate another friend traveling with us. We traveled to all three peninsulas (Beara, Sheep's Head, and Mizen) by car for daily hikes. The scenery was spectacular with lots of cliffs (much nicer than the Cliffs of Moher!). We dined in the town of Bantry which is filled with wonderful restaraunts. The owner, Julie, was delightful to work with right from the start of the booking. She also gives you loads of information on things to do and restaraunts to go to. At the end of the day, it was always so wonderful coming back to the cottage and collapsing in those beds or sitting on the leather sofa next to a roaring fire in the stone fireplace. We had a wondeful stay on the Sheep's Head peninsula and highly recommend this property.