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Four Directions Cottage - Unique
Four Directions Cottage - Unique
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Unique, relaxing and private charming cottage with secluded garden with own parking. Spectacular views of the sea. Outside the door is the wonderful walk along the famous Hungry Hill trail with it's majestic views of mountains and sea.

The space

Welcome to Four Directions Cottage which, as the name suggests, has magnificent views in all directions.
From the cottage you overlook Bantry Bay, The Sheep's Head Peninsula, Bere Island, Bear Haven, the Atlantic Ocean and behind the cottage, the majestic Hungry Hill, featured in Daphne du Maurier's famous novel.
Relax in an original, secluded, charming Irish cottage facing due south with it's own private entrance drive and gardens on the beautiful, unspoilt Beara Peninsula.
The fully equipped cottage, which sleeps up to 4 (a double bed and a twin bedded mezzanine loft), has been tastefully renovated to meet today's standards and comforts while retaining all its charm and individuality.
The cottage, which is open all the year round, is in an ideal location to enjoy the many activities of the area, walking, cycling, golf, hiking, fishing, water sports, sight seeing and is on the Beara Way Walking and Cycling Route.
You will find so much of interest in Castletownbere, Kenmare, Glengarriff, Adrigole, Bantry, Allihies and Eyeries all within easy reach of the cottage.
Visit the famous McCarthy's Bar from Pete McCarthy's book, the Dzogchen Beara Tibetan Buddhist Retreat, Allihies Copper Mine Museum, The Italian Garden on Garinish Island, the many art galleries and beautiful beaches.

Guest access

The non smoking cottage retains many of its original features and is deceptively spacious - there is a cosy wood burning stove and electric/storage radiators.
The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Separate fully fitted shower room.
The main bedroom features a double bed, fitted wardrobes, dressing table and you will find a hairdryer, towels and all bed linen.
The unique bed loft with two single beds is accessed from the open plan kitchen/seating area by an easy fun retractable stair ladder. We recommend that the bed loft is suitable for children over the age of 8 years.
Secluded, charming and unique Irish cottage
Owners living 2 mins away. 5 mins drive to the sea & 10 mins to shops, pubs & restaurants.
Free Wifi (although please note the connection can be sporadic due to the remote location.)
Electricity is included in holiday price and a welcome pack: tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter, marmalade and eggs.

Interaction with guests

We are always here to welcome all our guests and show them everything about the cottage.
The cottage is completely private although situated only 2 mins away from our own house.

Other things to note

One night minimum stay:
28th October to 15th December 2017.

Two nights minimum stay:
1st April to 2nd June 2017 and 2nd September to 27th October 2017.

Three nights minimum stay:
3rd June to 30th June 2017 and 26th August to 1st September 2017.

Seven nights minimum stay:
1st July to 25th August 2017.

Three nights minimum stay:
Christmas and New Year period (from December 16th 2017 to January 2nd 2018.)

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

We ask our guests be respectful of our beautiful old Irish cottage which has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and is extremely well maintained.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Children are most welcome here but if you have children under 8 years old please check our interior photographs which show that it would not be safe for them to sleep up on the on the Mezzanine floor. There are adult sized twin beds on the Mezzanine floor accessed by a retractable ladder.
The cottage is always ready for our guests from 4pm and check-in time is between 4pm and 8pm
Guests are expected to leave the cottage clean and tidy at the end of your stay and adhere to our departure time of 11am so that we have enough time to prepare the cottage for incoming guests on the same day.
As we provide free electricity for our guests and we really want to keep it that way, we do request that all appliances (except the Fridge/Freezer and the Night Storage Heater) are switched off when going out.
Bins are provided for recycling, general waste and glass.
The cottage is non-smoking.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

163 Reviews

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Breagh User Profile
October 2017
I cannot say enough good things about this cottage! The hospitality was amazing, the cottage was so cute and had such amazing views. The cottage was spotless and the loft was so cozy! They had put together an amazing book with all the local information. We will for sure be back!

Karen User Profile
October 2017
Four Directions Cottage is superb. Meticulously restored, very clean, and has everything you could possibly need. A country setting 10 minutes from town. And a short hike to Hungry Hill. Laraine and her husband were so welcoming and helpful. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
Laraine User Profile
Response from Laraine:
Hi Karen. Thank you so much for your great review! What lovely words and comments you wrote and it was very kind of you to take the time to write it. You will always be most welcome back any time in the future. All the best to you and Sarah. Laraine and Mick
October 2017

Gillian User Profile
May 2017
Beautifully scenic drive, location, and home. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Keep walking up the road past the house if you want one of the most beautiful hikes of your life. Great shower, breakfast, host. Loved every second.
Laraine User Profile
Response from Laraine:
Hi Gillian, Thank-you so much for your really great review! We were thrilled when we read it. We only wish you could have stayed longer! Hope to meet you all again in the future when you would always be most welcome.
May 2017

Michael User Profile
July 2016
Thank you to Larraine and Mick for a wonderful stay at your cottage!! Everything was perfect and our host was very attentive and accommodating. The cottage is just as quaint and charming as it appears in the photos. Are stay at the cottage was definitely a highlight of our west coast road trip. So quiet and peaceful with such beautiful scenery. Thanks again Larraine and we look forward to seeing you again. Very best regards, Mike
Laraine User Profile
Response from Laraine:
Hi Mike, Thank-you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are really delighted you all enjoyed it here and do hope your family enjoyed their first holiday in Ireland. You will always be most welcome to come back any time in the future. Very best wishes, Laraine and Mick
July 2016

Brittany User Profile
May 2016
Laraine was not only an excellent host, but her cottage was the best accommodation we had all trip. Very clean and comfortable, we were greeted with bread, fresh eggs, milk and other breakfast food. Laraine gave excellent advice on the nearby hiking and even helped arrange our accommodation for the next night. 5/5 and I would definitely recommend staying more than 1 night.
Laraine User Profile
Response from Laraine:
Hi Brittany, We were thrilled to read your fantastic review. It is always very uplifting to read our reviews and we do appreciate you taking the time to write such kind things. Hope you have a wonderful rest of your time in Ireland and a safe journey home. Very best wishes to you all. Laraine and Mick
May 2016

Anna User Profile
May 2016
Lovely cottage with amazing views. The design of the cottage, and how they retained original features while making it modern and bright, are worth staying there alone. Laraine was very welcoming and provides absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay and then some. The cottage was warm and cozy and there was even a heater in the bathroom - a rare find in Ireland :) I could help think about how much kids would love the loft beds, so it really is an ideal place for a couple or a family.
Laraine User Profile
Response from Laraine:
Hi Anna, It was lovely to meet you. Thank-yo so much for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed it here so much and you loved our cottage. We do hope we will meet you again in the future when you will always be most welcome. All the best, Laraime and Mick
May 2016

Alexis User Profile
March 2016
The cottage is a special find. Extremely well renovated with a moder, bright and we'll equipped interior. The mountains and ocean views are amazing. Laraine is the perfect host, friendly and genuine. I highly recommend this place.
Laraine User Profile
Response from Laraine:
Hi Alexis, Thank-you so much for the brilliant review! It was very kind of you to take the time to write it and we are always really pleased to hear our guests had a lovely time here. Hope to meet you agin in the future.
March 2016

IrelandJoined in January 2014
Laraine User Profile

We moved to Ireland in July 2013 having fallen in love with this wonderful country many years ago when we first came here for our holidays. My husband's parents were born and raised in Ireland so he was very familiar with West Cork.
We have continued to come here for the last 30 years for our holidays and the beauty of the West of Ireland never fails to amaze us.
We finally decided to live here on the spectacular unspoilt Beara Peninsula where we are really happy and have renovated our charming cottage for guests to enjoy their holidays.
We have now been Airbnb hosts for over 2 years and have met many great guests from all over the world. We really love being hosts and our it is our main aim to ensure our guests have the best holiday experience possible while staying in our cottage.

Languages: Français
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