FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Slate flagstone floors
Fully equipped kitchen with oak units
Rayburn oil-fired range cooker
Washing machine, tumble dryer & freezer (housed in separate unit)
Fired Earth bathroom suite with slipper bath
Sky satellite TV & wireless broadband
CDs, iPod connection, books & board games
Central heating, open fire in living room & vintage stove to main bedroom (supply of logs included)
Garden furniture & barbeque equipment
Towels & cotton bed linen (included)
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, 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 (recently renovated to provide a further self-contained unit) and a green house, all enjoying spectacular views over Dunmanus Bay and the West Cork countryside.
Many original features have been retained to create a unique and peaceful atmosphere which compliments the surrounding land and sea.
"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, and we couldn’t better poet Seamus Heaney’s description: ‘Things found clean on their own shapes; water and ground in their extremity.’ 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."
REVIEWS FROM SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS:
"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
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
"What a lovely cottage! It was like a home from home. So beautifully decorated with such attention to detail. One of our particular favourites was sitting beside the pool admiring the views across the bay."
Charles & Christine, London
"A big thank you for the use of The Artists' Cottage. It certainly is a very lovely cottage in a beautiful
location. Thank you
for the warm welcome and tray of goodies etc. We enjoyed and appreciated
everything about the place. Truly amazing. Weather was pretty good,
Phil & Lydia, Bristol
hil & Lydia, Bristol
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