Free Wi Fi. Shorefront, newly restored, historic stone built self-catering holiday rental home on a Seaside Farm in the stunning and unspoiled Ring of Beara at Pallas, Ardgroom, Beara Peninsula, West Cork - a peaceful, tranquil setting to get away from it all. Sleeps up to 6, with bedrooms on the 2nd. floor - see Section on 'Amenities' below for additional details on layout. Central heat and open fireplace. The Cottage is on waterfront property adjoining a pebble strand with spectacular views of Ardgroom Harbour, the Kenmare Bay, and the surrounding Caha Mountains. 150 yards from Pallas Pier, which is used by both fishing and recreation boats. Boat trips are also available from this Pier, and fish can sometimes be purchased here as well. Short walk to 2 small sandy beaches - from which Seals can be seen at certain times. Also see seashells along the strand and beaches. Only 2 miles to Ardgroom Village for Pub (with Internet), Restaurant (Summer), and a Shop / Deli / Cafe - with Internet (all in the same premises). Castletownbere, our local Town, is 10 miles away. Fresh water & sea/rock fishing, hill walking, and caves are nearby. Golfing, deep sea fishing, sightseeing cruises, dive & sailing centers, horse riding, and unique gardens are in a 6 to 20 mile range. Archaeology, arts & crafts. See also Sections: 'More Details' and 'Location' below. For information on a small one bedroom Annex adjacent to the Cottage, see 'Notes' under 'Facilities' below. Weekly rent: July - August, from 475 to 650 Euro. Other months from 300 Euro. Payment is via Bank Transfer. Free Internet available.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES/AMENITIES/ROAD TRIPS:
There are 6 golf courses within a 12 to 40 mile range of the Cottage. Castletownbere is a picturesque fishing port - from which there is also leisure deep sea fishing. There is horse riding and a riding school 6 miles away in Urhan (past Eyeries Village). There are unique gardens in two picturesque locations, both by the seaside - Lauragh, Co. Kerry, 6 miles away (at Derreen Gardens), and in Glengarriff, Co. Cork, 25 miles away (in Garnish Island). Boat trips, sailing, canoeing/kayaking and other water sports are at Star Outdoors 18 miles away at Dawros, Co. Kerry, on the Kenmare road (near Kenmare) - overlooking the shorefront is a pub and restaurant at this facility also. 15 miles to the West Cork Sailing & Powerboat Center in Adrigole, Co. Cork. There are canoes and kayaks at this Center as well. In Adrigole there is also a Waterfall - at the foot of Hungry Hill. There is another Waterfall in Gleninchiquin, Co. Kerry, 16 miles away - off the road to Kenmare. Allihies, 15 miles away, has a beach and arts & crafts. At the tip of the Peninsula is historic Dursey Island at 20 miles, and is reachable by Cable Car. 40 miles to Killarney National Park & Lakes/Muckross House & Gardens in Co. Kerry. Historic Bantry House & Gardens in Bantry, Co. Cork, is 38 miles away. Another historic location is Bere Island, which can be reached by Ferry from Castletownbere, or via the Ferry from Furious Pier about 3 miles east of the Town.
Each year in the first week in August there is a Festival in Castletownbere, which includes a Regatta, Outdoor Music, Children's Carnival, and other activities. The Annual Allihies Festival is held in mid August, and includes Horse Racing, Sports Competitions, and Music. The Eyeries Village Family Festival is held in mid July. In Kenmare, there are also Festivals in July and August.
In addition to the restaurant and the cafe/deli in Ardgroom Village, there is also a restaurant in Eyeries Village 5 miles away - on the road to Castletownbere. Kenmare, County Kerry, 22 miles away, has many restaurants and cafes. Catletownbere also has some restaurants, cafes, and several pubs that serve food, including the historic McCarthy's Bar. Some of the pubs also have live music. Castletownbere has a bank, Tourist Office, a supermarket - including fish shop, and many other shops. A Booklet and Brochures in the Cottage have additional details on restaurants, pubs and other facilities.
PAYMENT, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Booking deposit is 30% of rent. We will hold your reservation for 7 days pending receipt of deposit. Balance of payment is due 6 weeks before stay. Payment is in Euro via bank transfer. Payment, and other terms and conditions are the same for the Annex as those for the Cottage. When booking, please state the number of people, indicating adults and children, and country of residence.
Electricity and Heating Oil are extra based on the extent of usage and payable at end of stay when the meters are read - normally in the 25 to 40 Euro range per week.
Towels and bed linen are provided. Final cleaning of the Cottage, and final washing of towels and bed linen are included in the rent.
Check in time is between 3pm and 9pm. Check out time is before 11am.