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LAHARANDOTA - The Artists' Cottage, an old stone farmhouse previously owned by American painter Frank Russell, now fully renovated to include slate floors, old beams and stone walls. Set in over an acre of land and surrounded by fields with extensive views over the sea and the Mizen Head. Ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday or weekend retreat, for walkers/cyclists or families, with its large garden, spring, pond and small outdoor pool (solar heated). Located 4 miles west of local village Kilcrohane, and a scenic half-hour drive from the busy market town of Bantry with its great restaurants and pubs. Stroll down the lane from the cottage directly on to The Sheep's Head Way, one of Ireland's 31 Waymarked Ways (marked trails). The peninsula's natural wild beauty makes its 55 mile trail stand out from others and offers an exciting challenge for all keen walkers. If, however, you're not a 'wild rover', there's always riding, sailing, kayaking, diving, golf...
NOW FEATURED IN ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S IRELAND GUIDE: Review: 'Now how many Irish cottages come with an outdoor pool? Next to the road but shielded by hedges, it even has sea views! You are at the tip of the strikingly beautiful Sheep’s Head peninsula, a paradise for walkers. Laharandota was the house of an artist for many years; it still shows. Everything inside is in the best possible taste and breathes a generous spirit: a wonderful kitchen with big Rayburn stove, art, objets and a fabulous hamper, a claw-foot bath, a glasswalled sun room, nooks, crannies and a rustic fireplace that roars in winter. Next-door’s studio, often rented to the same party, provides comforts on a reduced scale, but the light, the art, the sea views are the same. Hike a part of the Sheep’s Head Way: ‘the best walk in Ireland’ says Country Walking magazine. Head for the lighthouse, look out for choughs and peregrines. Shops and restaurants are a short drive away, lovely Bantry Town and sandy Barleycove beach are not much further. Inspirational'.
Guest Comments: 'It is a fabulous place to stay - we found ourselves spending lots of time just pottering around the cottage because it was so lovely. We will definitely come again and will recommend it to our friends.' Gerry & Liz, Gloucestershire
'Thank you so much for the weekend. I must say your cottage is spectacular - you have a real eye for interiors and the quality of the renovation and furnishings is stunning. We had 3 days of great weather, the kids were even swimming in the sea. They didn't want to leave and now want to live there!' Adam & Jane, Hertfordshire
'Thank you for a wonderful 3 days in your beautiful cottage. It was everything we had dreamed of and more. We absolutely fell in love with The Artists' Cottage and the surrounding area.' Jayne & Gordon, Rockingham, Australia
'We had a fabulous time. The setting was wonderful and the cottage was just gorgeous. Daniel loved his cute little bedroom. He was even brave enough to swim in the pool!' Pamela & Roger, Glasgow
'Thank you for providing such a welcoming, comfortable taste of rustic charm for we city-dwellers. We all loved everything about the cottage. Of course the swimming pool is the icing on the cake - luckily the weather was glorious so we chilled out and lazed by the pool or braved its invigorating freshness!' John & Susan, Edinburgh
'Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the cottage. It is in a beautiful and unspoilt location and the views across the bay are something to remember. The quality of the finish and furnishing in The Artists' Cottage are incredible, really beautiful. We had some really lovely times there and we will remember it with great affection.' Susan & Phil, Hampshire
The Cottage: Bantry, County Cork Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 97480ha
This beautiful detached cottage is nestled on the hillside, surrounded by a large, private garden with wonderful sea views. The garden features a stream, pond and small outdoor pool (solar heated), stone corral with barbeque and patio area equipped with garden furniture. Inside there are three bedrooms (a double, twin and a single), downstairs loo, family bathroom, en suite shower room, open-plan kitchen/ living room, study with sofa bed and sun room.
Laharandota has been thoughtfully restored from an existing farm complex, comprising a detached cottage, stone outbuilding with utilities, an old stone loft/ barn (The Studio) and a green house, all enjoying spectacular views over Dunmanus Bay and the West Cork countryside.
** NOW FEATURED IN ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S IRELAND GUIDE 2011 **
Laharandota was the house of an artist for many years; it still shows. Everything inside is in the best possible taste and breathes a generous spirit... inspirational.'
The Cottage has oil-fired central heating throughout, as well as a vintage stove in the master bedroom and an open fire in the lounge area.
A washing machine, dryer and freezer are located in the garage, shared between Cottage and Studio guests.
The outdoor pool is located in the garden area in front of the Studio, which also includes a stream and pond to the side of the Sun Room. Access to the pool is open to both Cottage and Studio guests from April to October, with partial heating provided by solar panels (subject to sunny weather!)....moreless
SUMMER (Cottage) May 23 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
SUMMER (Cottage) Jun 20 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
AUTUMN (Cottage) Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015 3 night min stay
WINTER (Cottage) Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit€300
Rates are in Euros and include Irish VAT, all bills, cleaning, bedding, towels and use of the following amenities: BBQ, 2 adult bikes, wireless internet (Cottage only), travel cot with bedding, high chair, stair gate, as well as the solar-heated outdoor pool (shared between Cottage and Studio).
Weekly rates assumes a 7-night stay and weekends 2 nights, with additional nights charged as listed.
A 50% initial deposit is required to confirm a booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before arrival, together with the Security/Damage deposit payment. Payment can be made by Euro/Sterling bank transfer, Sterling cheque or PayPal (4% fee applies). Please ask for Sterling rates as these are set according to our own UK bank's rate, which varies.
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Laharandota is located on the southern side of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, about 4 miles south west of the village of Kilcrohane and 15 miles from the bustling market town of Bantry, West Cork. The propoerty is ideally located for touring the West Cork area, for walking, cycling or sailing with it's many walking routes, scenic drives, coves and bays. West Cork attractions include Garinish Island and Glengariff, the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head, as well as the town of Bantry, with its many shops, great restaurants, bars and cinema.
The area is also well known for its raw natural beauty, attracting walkers, artists and anyone with a love for the outdoors to the area. Within a short drive from the property is the village of Kilcrohane, with its quay and coves for bathing, two pubs, shop and local church as well as the Sheep's Head Lighthouse and Way, which passes directly behind and in front of the cottage's gardens.
Other Activities: Cookery classes at nearby restaurant, 'The Good Things Cafe'
Golf: Bantry Bay Golf Club's 18 Hole championship course is located a short drive from the town and is open all year.