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Secluded Luxury House with Authentic Personal Flair Next to Atlantic Ocean

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Living room with huge glass front and terrace facing the Atlantic Ocean

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Goleen house description

The house is in the most south-western part of Ireland, close to the village of Schull. It is right in front of the Atlantic Ocean with views of the world famous Fastnet Lighthouse, as well as a 4000 year old stone tomb. Across the house, there is an intimate sand beach. The house is cosy and comfortable. It has two floors and features open fires, handmade oak and pine furniture, black natural stone slabs and Persian carpets. Under floor heating, bathrooms en suite, reading room, open fire sitting area and conservatory offer space and comfort to relax. The house has several rooms but is ideal for two people. There is a living room with wooden beam ceiling, open fire and a natural stonewall, a meditation room with a massage bed, a master bedroom with en-suite bath and a guest bedroom. The large handmade pitch-pine kitchen, glass conservatories, fireplaces and reading area are also charming. You have ocean view from every room. CD, DVD and book library are available. No kids.


Private and authentic Atmosphere: This house has a very special personal and charming touch and atmosphere. The owner is using it himself on a regular basis and it is very different from a typical holiday rental cottage. Everything is real and authentic. You will find handmade furniture, Persian Carpets, very expensive HiFi system, huge library with books in several languages, art, several hundred CDs and DVDs. The owner is traveling quite a bit and the house is full with little things from all over the word. There is a little video a guest made, you can watch it at youtube if you search for 'Toormore'

Remote and quiet: The house is very remote. In front of the house is a garden with palm trees, fuchsia, escalinoa. The Gulfstream creates a very mild climate and we never have snow. This allows a very sumptuous vegatation. Every room has ocean view and you can see the famous 'Fastnet' lighthouse. A sheltered intimate sand beach is in front of the house. From the guestroom and the meditation room upstairs you can see the 'Standing Stones'. At night, you only hear the waves of the ocean. And sometimes a fox. In fact, the fox as well as Likker and Honey, our cats, might even pay you a visit.

How it all began: Over 15 years ago the owner, an international working artist came to work on an art project in the Southwest of Ireland. Finding peace and serenity and a refined lifestyle which can only be found in a few places on earth, he built his dream house in a very special location. The house is on an elevated piece of land and overlooks the Atlantic, a stone tomb und the bay. Quite an unique combination of endless blue, space and a feeling of longing to be far away --created by the ocean-- yet at the same time the feeling of being at home, protected and sheltered --created by the bay and the cliffs-- had a very strong impact on him and he fell in love immediately. In Toormore he found a place where one can still discover secret places, be enchanted by the grace of thousand year old forests and explore ancient castles and stone circles. Here where people still take the time to chat, it is possible to withdraw from the hectic modern life and to relax, be creative or even find oneself.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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              Other Amenities

                  • This house has a very personal note. All furniture is handmade using Mahogany, Oak and Pine. In living room and kitchen natural stone faced walls, the main floor is fitted with natural stone slabs heated by under floor heating and original Perian carpets. Warm natural timber is used all over the house, many fireplaces, hundreds of books, CD's, DVD's. Artwork and little things from all over the world. Special Hifi system with studio monitors. Meditation room with computer controlled Japanese Massage Bed....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Luxury

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Bicycles
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

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                      2015
                      Jan 3 - Dec 19, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,300

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning per week €90
                      • Maintenance per week €140
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Cleaning and maintenance (water, gas, waste, electr, heating etc) are included.

                      Reinigung und Betriebskosten (Wasser, Gas, Müll, Heizung, Elektr. etc) sind enthalten.

                      Damage Deposit (2 weeks rent) can be organised by cheque or credit card when you arrive.

                      It will be canceled / destroyed the day you leave.


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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                      Location

                      75 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cork
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Goleen and Schull, 15 Bars
                      95 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cork Cobh
                      20 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Skibbereen and Bantry
                      75 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Cork
                      75 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Cork - M8 to Dublin
                      6 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Goleen and Schull, several restaurants
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Toormore

                      Car: Necessary

                      The house is located at the sunny South West Coast of Ireland, the most demanded area of Ireland. Cork airport is 50 miles away; the next little town (Schull) is 4 miles away. It is surrounded by unspoiled nature on several acres of own coastal land, right on the Atlantic Ocean. All you see from the windows is the sky and the blue of the water and the Fastnet Lighthouse. Because of the Gulf stream, the climate is mild (palm trees in front of the house) and most of the year is perfect for being outside. Because this area is highly sought after by tourists (a sailor’s paradise) the coastal towns are bursting with charming pubs, first class restaurants, little shops and activities. In short: If you want to withdraw and nourish your soul, be surrounded by cosy fireplaces, art, paintings, books, music and movies, handmade furniture, Persian carpets, gardens with palm trees, smell and feel nothing but the Ocean without seeing other houses around you, this is the perfect place.

                      Golf: There are several golf courses. Bantry and Skibbereen are closest to the house. Kinsale Golf Club is an 1.5 hour drive away.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Denise is the 'soul' of the house and it is she you will meet when you arrive in Toormore. She also will be there in case you need anything, be it help or advise. She also can give you some ideas on what to do or where to go.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      At the end of the world, facing the Atlantic Ocean, very cozy. Not a typical holiday rental home as the owner is using the house himself. Filled with art, music, movies and books ... a real 'home away from home'.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, german

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                      Photos

                      • Living room with huge glass front and terrace facing the Atlantic Ocean

                        Living room with huge glass front and terrace facing the Atlantic Ocean

                      • Fireplace, natural timber, stone walls, books

                        Fireplace, natural timber, stone walls, books

                      • Huge livingroom window accross 2 floors

                        Huge livingroom window accross 2 floors

                      • Large cosy kitchen with professional cooking ware

                        Large cosy kitchen with professional cooking ware

                      • Barbeque room with huge open fire

                        Barbeque room with huge open fire

                      • Guest room with fireplace and ocean view

                        Guest room with fireplace and ocean view

                      • Guest Photodiary: Chris, Denise and guest Ylva

                        Guest Photodiary: Chris, Denise and guest Ylva

                      • Guest Photodiary: Schull, the closest village

                        Guest Photodiary: Schull, the closest village

                      • Guest Photodiary: House early in the morning

                        Guest Photodiary: House early in the morning

                      • Guest Photodiary: Garden(© D.Busch)

                        Guest Photodiary: Garden(© D.Busch)

                      • Guest Photodiary: Tide (© Ylva Raaf)

                        Guest Photodiary: Tide (© Ylva Raaf)

                      • Guest Photodiary: House and rainbow (© Julie G.)

                        Guest Photodiary: House and rainbow (© Julie G.)

                      • Charming, personal and authentic house

                        Charming, personal and authentic house

                      • Handmade Pitchpine kitchen, fireplace

                        Handmade Pitchpine kitchen, fireplace

                      • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

                        Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

                      • Breakfast and palmtrees next to the Ocean

                        Breakfast and palmtrees next to the Ocean

                      • Intimate beach and cliffs in front of house

                        Intimate beach and cliffs in front of house

                      • Meditation room with Japanese massage bed

                        Meditation room with Japanese massage bed

                      • Guest Photodiary: Kitchentable (© JuliaVanMiddle)

                        Guest Photodiary: Kitchentable (© JuliaVanMiddle)

                      • Guest Photodiary: Picnic (© Winny R.)

                        Guest Photodiary: Picnic (© Winny R.)

                      • Guest Photodiary: Garden and Ocean

                        Guest Photodiary: Garden and Ocean

                      • Guest Photodiary: Barleycove (© Jan Neuffer)

                        Guest Photodiary: Barleycove (© Jan Neuffer)

                      • Guest Photodiary:Cliffs below the house

                        Guest Photodiary:Cliffs below the house

                      • Guest Photodiary: Chess (© Ylva Raaf)

                        Guest Photodiary: Chess (© Ylva Raaf)

                      €1,300 per week (EUR)
                      82

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, german
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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