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the house is on the water and at the end of a private drive

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Last updated: 03/06/2016

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Property description

The Western House at Boolteenagh is situated on a 25-acre waterfront property, three miles west of the vibrant town of Bantry in southwestern Ireland. The property, reached by a short private drive, faces Bantry Bay. A short path leads from the house down to two back-to-back secluded beaches.

The house, built in 1982, was constructed using local materials and was designed for harmony with traditional architecture; from the outside it appears to be three connected stone cottages. There are two large bedrooms, one at each end of the house. Each bedroom has a double bed and twin bed, plus a private bathroom.

The master bedroom has its own fireplace. The middle section of the house contains a large living/dining area with a fireplace and a door leading onto a stone patio overlooking the bay. The eat-in kitchen has all new utilities. All rooms have spectacular sea and mountain views.

The house is fully furnished and is fully equipped (see amenities). It has central heat, plus space heaters in the bathrooms for fall/winter occupants.

Magnificent Bantry Bay -- 22 miles long -- is an excellent base for touring West and South Cork and Kerry. There are many fine restaurants, two excellent golf courses, and several excellent antiques and craft stores nearby. The region is full of archaeological sites, plus a large number of signposted and mapped hikes of various duration and levels.

Bantry town is a traditional market town and has a Fair Day every Friday in summer featuring local cheeses and other foods, antiques, live music and more. There is an excellent local library and bookstore. In the town are a video rental store, a superb fish store, movie theater, and a variety of pubs for all tastes. There are festivals throughout the spring and summer, notably the May Mussel Festival and the music festivals in July and August.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Big picture window overlooking Bantry Bay; bathroom en suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Big picture window overlooking Bantry bay; bathroom en suite...moreless

  • Both bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpeting and bathroom en suite. The master bedroom is large, has its own fireplace and a sitting area. The bedrooms are at each end of the house, allowing for great privacy...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    "Power shower" has its own pump for maximum pressure...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    "Power shower" has its own pump for maximum pressure...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large and eclectic selection of books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Stereo system takes CDs, tapes, iPhone, iPod; nice selection of CDs and tapes ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    2-minute walk to two back-to-back secluded beaches...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    A private path leads down to back-to-back pebble beaches...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    view includes most of 22-mile long Bantry Bay and mountains along north shore...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    fantastic view straight across Bantry Bay, 22 miles long and the deepest harbor in Europe (see photos)...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    the property is located ON Bantry Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large antique mahogany dining table along a large picture window overlooking Bantry Bay...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Full-sized sofa faces antique coffee table and stone fireplace, plus several comfortable chairs; living room looks out large picture window overlooking Bantry Bay...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample space for parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    newly installed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fireplace in living room AND in master bedroom...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    drip-type coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen amply equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen amply equipped. Dishes are good-quality stoneware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in kitchen in addition to dining area, for when you want casual meals. Most appliances new....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new oven...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Outings can be arranged from the town pier...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Door from living/dining area leads onto a large patio and lawn overlooking Bantry Bay...moreless

  • Golf:

    Both Bantry and nearby Glengarriff have excellent golf courses with reasonable prices...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn right outside the house on the Bay side...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Nearby Westlodge Hotel has tennis courts and health club with reasonable fees; in town, the Maritime Hotel has a health club as well....moreless

 

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Apr-Jun .. $950/week
Jul-Aug .. $1050/week
Sep ...... $900/week
Oct-Mar .. $850/week

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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cork Airport, 1.5 hour drive away
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cork, 1.5 hour drive away
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Cork, 1.5 hour drive away

Car: Necessary

Fantastic area for walks of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty; local bookstore and tourist office have guide books and topo maps for walks all over the Southwest of the country.

The house has quite a few books by Irish authors, and books about Irish history and Irish natural history.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: We are research scientists living in Manhattan. My family built the house in 1980, and we have spent our vacations with our son in the Western House for the past 25 years. It is the perfect counterbalance to hectic urban life.

Why the Owner Chose Town Lots, Co. Cork, Ireland:
The Western House feels like home the minute you walk in, and it's all about the bay. All three major spaces in the house have large picture windows overlooking the water and the mountains lining the other side of Bantry Bay. The location combines privacy and absolute peace with endless options for hiking, cycling, and day drives, while 3 miles away lively Bantry town offers pub crawling, dining, music festivals, and outdoor fairs. Or you might just want to cook a meal using fresh local ingredients while watching the constantly changing skyscape.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • the house is on the water and at the end of a private drive

    the house is on the water and at the end of a private drive

  • Sunset from the house; every evening is a spectacle

    Sunset from the house; every evening is a spectacle

  • view through to Master Bedroom from dining area

    view through to Master Bedroom from dining area

  • The spacious kitchen has new appliances and a view of the Bay

    The spacious kitchen has new appliances and a view of the Bay

  • The house (lower center) is on the shore of 22 mile-long Bantry Bay

    The house (lower center) is on the shore of 22 mile-long Bantry Bay

  • As you enter the house, the first thing you see is Bantry Bay (next photo)

    As you enter the house, the first thing you see is Bantry Bay (next photo)

  • View of living room from the dining area

    View of living room from the dining area

  • The master bedroom has its own fireplace

    The master bedroom has its own fireplace

  • The dining area also has a large picture window overlooking the bay

    The dining area also has a large picture window overlooking the bay

VRBO #86631

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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