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Spacious Open Plan Loft Apartment in Secluded Lush Woodland

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Ballydehob apartment description

The Tractor Shed Loft Apartment is spacious and airy, located above the barn/tractor shed set amongst the tree tops in this lush woodland garden. It truly is unique, with the entire gable end comprised of a 40 ft floor to ceiling (south facing) double-glazed window offering magnificent views of rural West Cork, Roaringwater Bay and the distant Atlantic.

There are two double bedrooms, one with a 6ft bed (which can also be made into twins on request) and a twin bedded room. Both have en suite bathrooms with showers and whirlpool baths situated below sky light windows - where you can relax and watch the star filled night sky; might we dare suggest with a glass of wine in hand?

This really is the place to get away from it all, a true rural retreat in the peace and tranquility of Glensallagh Gardens. You are invited to explore the 47 acres of woodland at Glensallagh including open heaths, shady woodland, wildflower meadows and more than 200 species of trees and shrubs in a 15 acre wild woodland garden. Great exploring for children though we suggest adult supervision for younger children due to ponds and ditches.

The surrounding lanes are bordered by an incredible wild flora. Just wonder off and explore the forests and moors from the propert or go further afield to the 55 miles of marked trails on Sheeps Head peninsular with breath taking views of Bantry and Dunmanys Bays and the distant Kerry mountains, only 5 miles away.

The Tractor Shed Apartment is suited for both large gatherings (the tables can accommodate 20 at a sitting should you wish to entertain!) and for more intimate getaways. For really large gatherings we can also arrange accommodation in our nearby Yard Cottage which sleeps 4 (one double and one twin bedded room).

We can arrange for the hot tub to be set up al fresco, if you give notice when booking, in a secluded area of the woodland near the apartment. There are so many things to do and explore in this beautiful part of West Cork, walking, sight-seeing, garden visits... but above all come, with friends, family, a loved one and relax!

Keywords: Loft, Flat, Apartment, Mezzanine, Farm Building

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            We welcome good dogs with good owners. Please let us know at the time of booking, you may be required to make a 'pet deposit'....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Loft

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          • King size beds (1) Super King size 6ft double bed with quality mattress (can also be made into two 3ft twins on request at time of booking), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Single twin beds in one bedroom and 2 single mattresses in sleeping mezzanine, Baby Cribs (1) A child cot, high chair and baby gate can all be made available. Please let us know when booking., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts into 5ft double bed ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Woodland garden, woodland paths, wildflower meadows, Private al fresco hot tub on request. ...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Stereo

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mt Gabriel is visible to the West...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Out above the tree tops you have views of rural West Cork, Roaringwater Bay and the distant Atlantic...moreless

                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    laundry room on ground floor of tractor shed shared with any guests staying in the Yard Cottage...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    We are very much off the beaten track let alone the street!...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine:

                    laundry room on ground floor of tractor shed shared with any guests staying in the Yard Cottage...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove:

                    The Tractor Shed Apartment is powered by a wood gasification stove and hot water is provided by solar panels. We also generate some electricity by our wind turbine....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Richard and Jules are available to cater for you if you let us know at the time of booking. We can arrange anything from bed and breakfast daily, packed lunches and fine dining dinners using all our own vegetables from the garden and local meats, cheeses, fish and game. ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Everything you need and more...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped modern kitchen including gas stove hobs, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    with small freezer compartment...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    We have a portable hot tub with a wooden surround large enough for 4 adults. We can place it in the garden, again, if you request at the time of booking and if the weather allows....moreless

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Both en suite bathrooms have whirlpool baths...moreless

                   

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                  Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct .. €600/week
                  Jul-Aug ........... €750/week
                  Nov-Mar ........... €500/week
                  

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1990

                  About the owner: Richard is an exploration geologist who has worked in Africa since 1975. When pushed he has been known to give long winded accounts of his adventures in Africa and while sailing in the Western Indian Ocean. He is also an enthusiastic gardener, both vegetables and landscape, the latter on a ridiculously ambitious scale and can drone on superficially on quite a range of subjects. He is also a keen cook and likes entertaining. Jules is a medical anthropologist who has also spent time working in Africa. She can often be found in the converted goose shed trying to complete her latest paper. She also enjoys working in the garden and preserving produce for the winter months. Pola is a Very Small Terrier. She enjoys greeting new primates. Monty is a very shy collie.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ballydehob:
                  Stepping off the plane in Ireland the first breath of Atlantic air redolent with turf smoke and tranquility told me This is Home! Smitten by the wind and sea washed landscape I found a derelict property for sale in West Cork and it's been home ever since. In the 1800s Somerville and Ross, authors of the locally set Irish RM series of tales, said: “West Cork should be kept as a reserve for idlers, artists and idealists!” Can’t say fairer than that.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Peace!! Above all. And a kind of benevolent time warp. Hurry to get here and then just let go completely. There ARE loads of things to do but above all come and enjoy the tranquility. A lexicographer who collects local sayings once stepped into a pub in Ballydehob. He asked if there were any local sayings. Pat Joe, Sean’s brother, asked what he meant. “Well in Spain, when they want to put something off, they say they’ll do it ‘Manana’ “, the lexicographer explained, “In the morning”. “O Jasus!” said Pat Joe, “we don’t quite have that sense of urgency round here!”


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                  Photos

                  • The Tractor Shed Loft (External Early Spring)

                    The Tractor Shed Loft (External Early Spring)

                  • Beech View Bedroom (Looking Towards En Suite)

                    Beech View Bedroom (Looking Towards En Suite)

                  • One of Two En Suite Bathrooms

                    One of Two En Suite Bathrooms

                  • Blubells in April at Glensallagh

                    Blubells in April at Glensallagh

                  • energy at Glensallagh

                    energy at Glensallagh

                  • Dining area in Tractor Shed Apartment

                    Dining area in Tractor Shed Apartment

                  • Huge soft comfy sofa in front of Beech view bedroom

                    Huge soft comfy sofa in front of Beech view bedroom

                  • Glensallagh Gardens with Tractor Shed in Distance (early spring)

                    Glensallagh Gardens with Tractor Shed in Distance (early spring)

                  • Glensallagh Garden

                    Glensallagh Garden

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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