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Serenity! West Cork is a Walkers Haven! Perfect for Couples. Jacuzzi + Sauna

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ballydehob cottage description

Spectacular romantic hideaway in rural setting at the foot of Mount Kid. Converted Stable oozes rustic charm with gorgeous stone floor layout and lots of light. The conversion includes 4 skylights and an larger than life A frame window in the bedroom upstairs with views over the country side. The kitchen window is at eye level with the adjoining field where the cows are for viewing. We never quite know who is viewing whom! We are surrounded by working farms on all sides. This is an oasis for those seeking refuge from the hectic pace of life. Mount Kid offers total tranquility and privacy. Efficient wood/coal burning stove heats main and upstairs. Fully equipped as self catering however we are on premises to provide you with that extra special touch to ensure your holiday goes smoothly. For those staying a week we do a welcome dinner on arrival included with bottle of wine. We also stock a few items in your fridge as many weary travellers have little time to suss out the local supermarket.
Details of the bedroom set up. Upstairs is the main bedroom with dresser and lamp. There is also a ceiling fan and light. This bed is super comfy and sleeps 2. There is room for a portable bed which we have along with memory foam topper for comfort. Downstairs is a pull out sleeper sofa which is also comfortable and fitted with memory foam. This is in the conservatory and will sleep 2 as it is a Full size bed. All the curtains retract for privacy as does the skylight. The bed easily retracts to serve as a sofa and the room is equipped with Sat TV and Bose speaker system. It is ideal for a couple but depending on the ages and numbers of other guests can be quite suitable for up to 4-5 persons.
We love dogs...they are welcome but we do ask the breed and temperment.
Relax, reconnect and indulge yourself while we pamper you during your stay. Enjoy a glass of vino while you sit yourself by the Chiminea in the evening. There is a full Herb garden with fish pond in the middle. Cooks avail yourselves to our herbs and when available, some of our produce from our new poly tunnel and outdoor raised beds.
(Dinners also available. Please ask for sample menu if interested in having Chris cook specific meals should you not wish to cook all the time.)

West Cork is a Wild and Rare natural beauty worth visiting. With its plethora of Farmer Markets in Spring/Summer and endless activities, West Cork offers a unique opportunity to take a break from the crowds. If you're a 'Foodie' then Mount Kid is the place for you. Choose a fine local restaurant or let the chef come to you. Our local chef (well known for his fine cuisine) will prepare a meal served in our garden conservatory or the privacy of your own cottage. Candles, music and atmosphere abound! Pack a picnic lunch and head off to the Beara Penninsula which boasts some of the finest walking in the world.
Or visit Gougan Berra (one of my favourite) Mannings Emporium is a must stop over or back; Three Castle Head, Mizen Head, Loch Hyne, The Nature Reserve in Glengarriff or a sundry of other hidden gems. There are so many it's difficult to tell about all of them here. Also are the various festivals such as the Literary, Food, Short Film and Jazz...and more. Farmers markets are Friday-Sunday.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Pets Considered:

            Please enquire for details as a pet deposite is required...moreless

          • Senior Adults Only Community:

            May not be appropriate. Please enquire for safety....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Please enquire for safety....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outdoors allowed....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Sunroom


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Queen size Beds (1) Quality Mattress for optimal comfort. Brand new pullout Sleeper Sofa with quality mattress for 2 downstairs conservatory which acts a second bedroom as needed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            This is in the cottage, downstairs, sink, toilet, shower....moreless

          • This is the sauna room fitted with shower, heated towel rack, sink and hairdryer. Very roomy!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Optional meals from chef on site catering to all dietary preferences....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas...excellent with grill and hob. Works very well....moreless

          • Dining:

            Built in bench with table and chairs for dining....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Stocked with some basic items on your arrival....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            You have use of chefs pantry spices....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Parking Off Street:

            We are located in a labryrinth of country roads. There is no traffic and parking is not an issue....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            The fireplace is faux fire electric installed in the conservatory downstairs....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Fresh towels and heated towel rack in bathroom....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood burning stove as below....moreless

          • Heating:

            Use of radiator....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Solid Fuel...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • For the amature astronomer we have a beautiful computerized telescope for use. On a clear night (no light pollution up here) the sky is pure magic!, Two skylights in upper bedroom....moreless


              • Music Library:

                Wide range of music for listening pleasure on Bose system....moreless

              • Games:

                2 broad basic games for use....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Books


              • Wireless Internet:

                We strongly suggest for those who need constant computer access to rent an 02 mobile modem for the duration of your stay. Our computer is available on an as needed basis for e-mails. The modem can be borrowed when we are not using it should you bring your own computer....moreless

              • Telephone:

                House phone has second portable phone for guest use. UK and USA guests have use of the phone....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Four person Jacuzzi in private setting next to cottage....moreless

              • Sauna:

                Completion date of infared sauna for March/April 2008....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Guests avail themselves to our garden fitted with chairs and lounges....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                This patio overlooks the herb garden and bucolic countryside....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Best panoramic viewing of West Cork top of Mount Kid which is the backdrop to the property....moreless

              • Rural:

                Cottage overlooks bucolic country side and standing stone on property. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Distant views of Baltimore and Ocean on site from cottage bedroom....moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Sailing
              • Shopping
              • Swimming
              • Equestrian Events
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Sight Seeing
              • Marina
              • Ruins
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Bird Watching
              • Shelling
              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Playground
              • Fishing


              Write a review 4.9
              from 17 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jun 1 - Sep 28, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Oct 4 - Dec 27, 2014
              2 night min stay
              €600 €2,000
              Jan 1 - Mar 14, 2015
              2 night min stay
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit €100
              • Taxes Included


              Property is not suitable for small children (age 1-4) or disabled.

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              Last updated: 07/15/2014
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              65 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Heir Island
              70 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Cork City
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              N71 Ballydehob/Bantry/Skibbereen
              20 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Barley Cove
              5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Antonio's/Joanne's West Cork Gourmet

              Car: Necessary

              Heir Island is a treat for dinner. We are but 4-5 miles from the ferry which is about 5 minutes to the island. There you will be seated and treated to dinner and a wonderful evening mingling with other guests. It is truly a West Cork experience.

              Barley Cove Beach. It does not get better than this. The beach is pristine with tidal pools and sand dunes as a back drop. Never too crowded it is a gem to take a picnic. Or go to one of the fine pub restaurants in Crookhaven for a pint and try some West Cork crab. Then plan your final jaunt to the Mizen and Three Castle Head which is pure magic with castle ruins and a lake when you reach the castles with the wild Atlantic Ocean in full view.

              Lough Hyne is a small salt-water lake in West Cork renowned for its beauty, tranquility and unique natural history. People have worked and lived around Lough Hyne some 4,000 years. It is a special place of archaeology, history, folklore and ecology. Well worth a visit. In Summer months with the long days of light until 10pm or so, you can take a guided Kayak trip.

              Gougane Barra is one of my favourites. A very special setting with lake and monastery and Forest Park. There is too much to say about this little gem to do it justice. You can find out more if you put it in a search engine on the internet.

              There are more amazing places such as Cape Clear and Sherkin Island. Drive to Baltimore and take the ferry to one of the enchanting islands, then end your trip with a pint once back in Baltimore at one of the fine pubs. There are lot's of things to do here and I highly recommend it!

              And there is our place in our own enchanting garden by the chiminea where we will treat you to a glass of Pims, a classic English cocktail.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: Patti: Chris has live in West Cork for 42 years. I joined him in 2004! He is gorgeous in character and a well known private local chef providing meals for holiday makers and special occasions. Chris is also adept at the art of beekeeping. Like so many we lost our bees some years ago but have a thriving hive for 4 years with honey production which we give our guests a sample! Chris came to Eire from England at the age of 24 and aspired to live a self sustaining lifestyle. Things have changed since and we now have a full vegetable garden and tunnel which our guests have leave to partake! Chris: Patti is an Emergency nurse from Boston living here 10 years now. It was her dream to launch the cottage and make it something extraordinary and memorable for those who choose to stay here. It truly is a unique venue. Your advantage is that we are located on the premises to ensure that all your needs are met. She has worked hard at establishing a garden for not only ourselves but our guests to partake. Very successful as of this year 2014! Peas, potatoes, spinach...and so much more...the flowers and trees make this place something special. It is a bit of an oasis in the midst of farmland!

              Why the Owner Chose Ballydehob:
              West Cork boasts some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. There are no crowds here and lot's of things to do, or simply relax and get lost in a book. The people of West Cork are the most hospitable and friendliest of individuals, who truly care about their country. They are the heart and soul of this land. This is the kind of place that will stay with you for years to come. The comment we hear most from our guests is how wonderful the Irish hospitality is. Not to mention the unique mix of those who came here to live a less than ordinary life.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Upon arriving to our stead, guests will be 'baptised' as they enter through the tunnel of Fuchsia which Chris has been maintaining for years. Sharing a meal or glass of vino...we often have the opportunity to know our guests intimately, which sometimes lends itself to the unexpected invite over for dinner and wine. This is probably the greatest advantage for those who stay here, in that we are available to see to all your needs, unlike most self catering places as we live on the premises. Come join us and share your own life story! For most guests this is one of the highlights of their trip.

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              Speaks: english



              • Guesthouse


              • Herb Garden Patio with Ocean View to Baltimore

                Herb Garden Patio with Ocean View to Baltimore

              • Old Ruin near guesthouse

                Old Ruin near guesthouse

              • Downstairs in Cottage

                Downstairs in Cottage

              • Lunch


              • Autumn view of Cottage from Mount Kid

                Autumn view of Cottage from Mount Kid

              • A walk down the boreen in Summer.

                A walk down the boreen in Summer.

              • Nature Reserve Glengarriff with many walking paths.

                Nature Reserve Glengarriff with many walking paths.

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

              €125 per night (EUR)

              1 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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