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Perfect for Couples, Walkers and Foodies; Pet Friendly. *We Now Include Dinner!

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Last updated: 07/15/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 (you will wonder 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.
* Dinner menu will be chefs choice but do let us know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs.

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. Pack a picnic lunch and head off to the Beara Peninsula 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please enquire for safety....moreless

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors allowed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

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

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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    BOSE System....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Ocean View:

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

  • Rural:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning stove as below....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Available for calls to USA and UK; Emergencies....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Use of radiator....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi fi...bring your own pc....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linen and towels provided....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Use of our washer and dryer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Our computer is available on an as needed basis for e-mails. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Solid Fuel...moreless


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafe Tiere...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill

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



Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €100
  • Taxes Not included


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

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

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 43 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 often lends itself to the unexpected invite over for dinner.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.

  • Conservatory with French doors.

    Conservatory with French doors.

VRBO #162701

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