Tranquil Irish Cottage & Guest House Overlooking Bantry Bay
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Roosk cottage description
Surrounded by rugged mountains and the tranquility and natural beauty of Bantry Bay. This newly refurbished house, dating back more than 100 years is just a 15 minute drive west from Glengarriff.
The Murphy House can accommodate parties of up to 6 guests, with 2 in the main house and 4 in the guest cottage.
The land area is cultivated,still some natural vegetation is preserved. The landscape is mostly covered with closed needleleaved evergreen forest. The area is classified as a cool temperate wet forest biozone.
August is warmest with an average temperature of 65.48 °F at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 38.66 °F at night. Roosk has no distinct temperature seasons,the temperature is relatively constant during the year. The temperatures do not differ much between day and night. Winter can have periods of frost,with the coldest month most often being January. May is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation has no distinct peak month.
Glengarriff is a small seaside village positioned on sheltered Bantry Bay surrounded by high rugged mountains pocked with old bogs being farmed for peat. Notable among local attractions are the Italian Gardens on Garnish Island Inacullin,which may be visited by boat trip. Offering a broad view of the surrounding area,the round Martello Tower on the island was built to guard against a threatened Napoleonic invasion that never materialized.
In the nearby Glengarriff Forest is the glen that gave Glengarriff its name, (loosely translated as: rough glen) containing some of the oldest and most extensive oak and birch groves left in Ireland. A short but steep trail leads up to Lady Bantry’s Lookout,offering a stunning vista of Glengarriff and the west Cork area. Also of interest are the Bamboo Park behind Toad Hall,the local amenity area featuring a new child’s playground and Blue Pool lagoon,nearby Barley Lake and the historic Eccles Hotel. Walking trails in the area are extensive,kayaking on the bay is regularly scheduled,and live music is frequently available in the evenings at local pubs,particularly during the tourist season. Glengarriff also offers shops,art galleries,pubs,restaurants &other services.
Keywords: Cottage, seaside, countryside, guest house, cork, bantry, beach, 3br, quiet, secluded,
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
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Apr-Jun $750 / Week Jul-Aug $850 / Week Sept $750 / Week Oct-Mar $600 / Week
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Year Purchased: 1890
About the owner: This quint cottage has been in the family for over 100 years. My grandmother and great grandfather were born in this house by the sea. We restored the home several years ago and added indoor plumbing (a nice luxury) and all new modern appliances.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is our home away from home when traveling back to Ireland. We love the peacefulness as well as the great company form many of our generation long neighbors.
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Main House and Guest House
Cliffs in front of house
Patio out front
Double Bed Loft - Main House
Downstairs Bathroom - Main House
Double Bed -Guest House
Rocky Irish Countryside
Cliffs overlooking Bantry Bay
Coastline in front of house
View from Loft - Main House
Main House Kitchen
Sofa Bed - Guest House
A view from the house
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