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Self catering cottage Ballylickey, Bantry , Co.Cork - on the Wild Atlantic Way



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
3bedroom, 2bathroom cottage with stunning rural view,close to the sea.

Welcome to Suaimhneas.

This is a three bedroomed cottage. There is one double ensuite downstairs and a double and twin upstairs. There is a bathroom upstairs with shower over bath. Downstairs there is a toilet. The cottage has a cosy lounge with inglenook with solid fuel stove. A starter fuel pack is provided for each guest. There is a television, dvd player and radio/cd player.

Off of this is a fully equipped kitchen cum

dining room with electric oven and grill, microwave, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. All necessary delph and cutlery are provided.

The downstairs double ensuite includes a spacious electric shower.

All duvets, towels and linen provided.

The cottage is situated on its own private enclosed grounds which provide ample parking, safe playground for children and secluded area to relax and sunbathe or enjoy an open air picnic and view the scenic countryside.Combining the best of both worlds it has every modern convenience and all the romantic appeal of a traditional cottage.

The interiors are finished in natural wood which creates a warm welcoming atmosphere. Suaimhneas is approved by the Irish Tourist Board. It is located 1km from the village of Ballylickey which is nestling on the edge of beautiful Bantry Bay with the backdrop of the Caha Mountain Range.

Here there are hotels, award winning restaurants and pubs, supermarkets, and it is on the bus route. There are several little bays and inlets where you can swim and fish. The cottage is 7km from the maritime heritage town of Bantry, and Glengarriff is 12km away and is the gateway for touring both the Beara peninsula and the Ring of Kerry.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable, large, peaceful home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable farmhouse in peaceful, rural location. Had everything we needed and ample space for 6 people. Clean & tidy with an old world rustic charm, lovely open fire which we didn't need to use as the weather was brilliant. Kathleen the host very informative and helpful with details of local sights and directions. Great base to explore the Beara Peninsula which has some of the most outstanding views I have ever seen. Close to both Bantry & Glengariff which are lovely towns. If you do one thing while visiting the area, drive the coastal road from Glengariff-castletownbere-eyeries, onto Lauragh, drive up over the Caha Mountains past Glanmore Lake, view from the top is immense with more jaw dropping views on the way down over the Healy pass.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I've been a frequent visitor to Kathleen & Jack's West Cork cottage for about 10yrs now. I visit twice a year and it really is my sanctuary. I couldn't imagine a time when I wouldn't come to stay. The house itself is everything you would expect from a traditional country farmhouse with all its character and charm, with the added advantage of the creature comforts we've all come to expect. It's the perfect base to explore our beautiful coastline, and a warm, cosy cottage to come home to in the evenings. Light a fire, open a bottle of wine and just let yourself unwind. It's paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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6th Visit and still loving it

  • 5 of 5

Our sixth visit and to summarise, the welcome was as expected, The weather was the best yet and more surprises in the local wild life with wrens squatting in a swallows nest, pipistrelle bats in the garage with 6 young and six baby rabbits around the front of the cottage all day, fantastic. I read the other reviews and surprised at the one negative review. Log fire available, (weather too warm) place very clean and tidy and an updated cooker and microwave, Thank you again Kathleen and Jack for the warm welcome. Manning's tapas night very good but disappointed with O'Connor's restaurant this time. Warm welcome at the Bridge Inn, good food.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, warm and comfortable. Great views.

  • 5 of 5

We toured Mizen, Sheeps Head, Glengariff and the Beara Penninsula by day and in the evenings enjoyed the comforts of this charming cottage. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review and I hope other guests will be encouraged to sample the delights of my charming cottage.
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Beautiful house and warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this gorgeous elegant house. It's extremely comfortable, equipped with everything you could need and warm, spacious and clean. Lovely location. Kathleen the owner is very welcoming and friendly. Couldn't ask for more- we'll be back

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday staying in a lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A very fine example of a traditional West Cork farm house. The interior is a delight with the original crane in the fireplace. Excellent country style kitchen and very clean and tidy. The beds are really comfortable. The cottage is very warm and dry and has a fantastic view.

Kathleen made us very welcome and is an absalute delight.

West Cork is the most beautiful part of Ireland. Bantry market on Friday is worth a visit to stock up with local produce and fresh sea food.

We would recommend staying here at any time of the year. We hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cork or Kerry International Airports at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bridge Bar Pearson's Bridge at 700 Metres Nearest Ferry : Rosslare at 250 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bantry Bay 18 hole at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cork City at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N71 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ouvane Falls Restaurant at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ballylickey at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays: The cottage is situated on the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way which is now the wonderful magical coastal drive along the Atlantic from South West to North west of Ireland.

Bantry House. 18th century historic Bantry House with its formal gardens. Musical concerts are held in the library throughout the year. The Bantry French Armada Exhibition Centre is located in the grounds. Cinema (3 screens) with all the latest releases located in Bantry. Kealkill Stone Circle. Carriganass Castle. Bantry Historical Museum located in The Square, Bantry. Salmon and trout fishing can be enjoyed on the Coomhola and Ouvane Rivers and Lake Lough Bofinne. Also sea fishing on Bantry Bay. Walkers can experience The Sheep's Head Walk; The Beara Way: Nature trails in Glengarriff Natural Woods or Gougane Barra National Park. Hill walking on the Caha Mountains. Watersports available in Schull and Adrigole. If you are looking for an energetic, activity holiday or a peaceful, relaxing one you will get it here; the choice is yours.


It is 5 minutes drive to coast and beach from the cottage.


Nearest airport: Cork at 72 kilometres and Kerry 88 kms.

Nearest beach: Beach at 1 kilometres.

Nearest ferry port: Cork at 72 kilometres and Rosslare 275 kms

Nearest railway station: Cork at 72 kilometres and killarney 72 kms.

Car: necessary - taxi available locally.


Bantry, 7kms.

Glengarriff, 12 kms.

Kenmare, 34 kms.

Killarney, 72 kms.

Cork, 72kms.

Skibbereen, 30kms.

Further Details:

Local activities include cinema, diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering. Nightly dancing, traditional music and lively ballad sessions in pubs and hotels in Ballylickey, Bantry and Glengarriff.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 10
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 11
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 3
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rATE 6
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £85
Stay tax €10 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

Booking Notes:
Following enquiry I will provide any additional information required. Payment will be by sterling/euro cheque or credit transfer to my bank. 25% of weekly rate is to be paid on booking and the balance on arrival. IMPORTANT NOTE ELECTRICITY IS EXTRA METER IS READ ON ARRIVAL AND PAYABLE ONN DEPARTURE DEPENDING ON AMOUNT USED.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for April, May, June, July, August, September is SATURDAY.
Rest of year is flexible.
Arrival is not before 4pm and departure before 12.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner.
Bank Holiday weekends throughout the year @ 250 euros.
Christmas and New Year @ 300 Euros.
Extra charges: electricity, meter is read on arrival payable on departure for amount used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Available arrival



  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1, toilet, bath with shower, wash hand basin. Bathroom 2, toilet, wash hand basin. Bathroom 3, toilet, shower enclosure, wash hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, 1 large double bed, en suite downstairs. Bedroom 2, 1 double bed, 1 cot upstairs. Bedroom 3, 2 single bed, twin upstairs. All bedrooms have chairs, wardrobes and dressing tables and reading lamps.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The heating is electric - meter is read on arrival and is payable on departure depending on amount used. The property is child friendly with enclosed garden and gravel area, patio and lawn and there is a cot and highchair available. Outside: Enclosed garden, barbecue, parking, garage, table/6 garden chairs and covered barbecue area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are supplied free of charge for all beds as are duvets and pillows. A travel cot is also available. Other: TV, radio, stereo system, CD, audio tape and DVD player are provided. Outside there is garden, barbecue, parking, garage, 6 garden chairs. Wheelchair accessible, suitable for elderly or infirm, children welcome, pets considered, low allergen environment.

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