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Large House With Indoor Heated Swimming Pool And Steam Room



Updated: 13-Aug-2016
House in Durrus, West Cork, Ireland - Peaceful Location Yet Close To The Village With Shops Restaurants And Pubs

Four bedroom house with indoor heated swimming pool and steam room. Sleeps 8/9 people. Situated one and a half miles from Durrus village, overlooking Dunmanus Bay. Located in beautiful West Cork close to the renowned Sheeps Head Walk and Mizen Peninsula. Within a fifteen minute drive to a spectacular inlet beach, golf course and award winning restaurants, everything from tapas bar, seafood and Italian.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Over the years, we've rented many holiday homes across Ireland and enjoyed near enough all of them, but not one could hold a candle to this wonderful place.

It's a beautiful part of the world with Mizen Head, Glengarriff and Baltimore all great for an afternoon out and just a short drive away. The beach at Barleycove is stunning - on a good day, it has the sort of clear azure blue waters the likes of which Barbados would be proud of.

Bantry's a fine town and is full of good pubs and restaurants and there's a great little picture house there too. For a really special treat, Blairs Cove serves fabulous food in a magical setting. The pub by the pier in Ahakista is a sound spot for a seaside pint as is the one on the road through Kilcrohane where they serve class cheese toasties.

The house itself is just about perfect. Spacious and comfortable, with the highest quality of fittings and finishings. Everything's taken care of. The views across the bay are breathtaking and a five star hotel would be happy to have a pool like the one that's here. When you add in the lovely, thoughtful welcome from Bernadette we really couldn't have wished for anything more. Fantastic.

The Murray family, Manchester.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful house. Bernadette was there to meet us & had a lovely warm welcome for us. She gave us lots of advice on where to visit etc. The house is beautifully equipped to a high standard & very well maintained. It is in such a beautiful location with spectacular views. The pool house was a big hit with our teenage children! We really enjoyed exploring West Cork and have already booked to return in August 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

To anyone considering going to this amazing house, you wont be sorry book asap, don't wait to see how the bookings are going BOOK now, and don't miss your chance to stay in this most amazing home...

This was by far the best family holiday we ever had, we've been all over Ireland, been to Spain, Turkey, Portugal & none came close to this house in Durrus west Cork...

To have your own indoor swimming pool was just something else, & a sauna... No matter where we went during the day all the kids wanted to do was to get back to the pool... It was so relaxing, the views from the house were fantastic...

And Bernie, the lady that owns this house was so nice... The house was spotless... Everything you need is there...

The 1 and only bad thing I can say about this house, is having to leave it..

Mona from Carlow...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you Mo. You certainly enjoyed your holiday here, your girls had a great time in the pool. Nice to see everybody head home looking relaxed. Looking forward to seeing you all again. We try to make every effort that a guests stay in the house is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have visited this property. It is simply amazing great hosts who offer great advise on local attractions and events as well as restaurants. The property is a very high standard and well maintained, swimming pool is always warm and great for the kids.

Steve and family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve. It was great to welcome you and your family back again, especially as there was a birthday. Glad you enjoyed Antonios Italian Restaurant for the celebration. We are delighted to play a part in creating happy memories
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Fantastic Location & Home

  • 5 of 5

We held a family celebration here and could find no fault with anything. The house was spacious and comfortable with all the facilities required. welcoming, warm host, willing to offer tips and hints for the area for places to eat or have a pint.

A great pool that has stunning views over the bay

House is described as is, a great home from home with all the added extras !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Noel. We are so glad that your Mum enjoyed her birthday with all her family. I heard that your nephews were very excited about the swimming pool, a fantastic way to spend time with them and to tire them out!!!! Looking forward to seeing you again.
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A Special Experience

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate my 70th birthday I took 3 generations of the family to this immaculate house. Everyone [age range 5-73] had a wonderful time. We found the property easily and were not disappointed as it was beyond expectation. The house is in a quiet location commanding spectacular views over Dunmanus Bay. The charming owner was always available to answer our questions.

The kitchen was well equipped and met all our requirements. Bedrooms were very comfortable being furnished with beautiful curtains and bed linen The bathroom and shower rooms were equally luxurious.

The indoor swimming added to the enjoyment for all generations.

The local grocery store was well stocked - the Durrus cheese is very good. Bantry which is 15 minutes away is a lively market town where we bought lovely fresh fish from 'The Fish Kitchen' and ordered lovely pizzas from 'The Brick Oven' We liked the food at the Tapas Bar in Schull and tried the local 'Long Boat' for a pleasing pub meal.

We had a special celebration at 'The good Things Cafe' in Ahakista. The fish soup and the lobster were particularly delicious. Everyone found something to their liking on the menu.

All ages found enjoyment and interest in the surrounding area including :

Walking - in the Sheep's Head Way

Mizen Head - spectacular cliffs and interesting visitor's centre

Beaches - teenagers particularly liked surfing at Inchydoney and kayaking locally.

Bantry House is a spectacular interesting Georgian mansion commanding a panoramic view of the bay. It has a coffee shop with lovely home - made specialities.

After a day's activity it was wonderful to return for a swim and steam - or a soak in that lovely bath!

I do not hesitate to recommend this very special house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Super Gran! Delighted that you and your twin had a great birthday, and that the family were able to spend quality time together. Your description of the house and area is perfect! Thank you for choosing to stay in our home.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cork International Airport at 114 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ross' Pub, Durus Village at 0.64 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal, Cork at 123 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bantry Golf Club at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : Kent Railway Station, Cork City at 120 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M8 Cork to Dublin at 126 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Durrus Village at 0.64 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ballyrisode, Toormore at 16 Kilometres Car: necessary


Beautiful inlet beach(Ballyrisode) just 15mins drive, and, the infamous Barleycove beach 30mins drive.


Use of car essential.


Village of Durrus 5 mins drive. Town of Bantry 15mins drive.

Further Details:

Located in beautiful West Cork close to the renowned Sheeps Head Walk. Within a fifteen minute drive to a spectacular inlet beach, golf course and award winning restaurants everything from tapas bar, seafood and Italian. The infamous Good Things Cafe is located on the coastal road from Durrus to Ahakista, as well as serving tasty locally sourced food Carmel also does cookery courses during the winter months(a must for the foodies out there!)


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £90

Booking Notes:
7 nights only. A 50% deposit is required when booking, with balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Please note that this property is owner managed ONLY, please contact owner directly before any payments are made.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. We are flexible on times and can be discussed with owner on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to master bedroom with rain shower, wc and basin. Second en-suite as above. Main bathroom with stand alone bath with sea view, rain shower and basin. Downstairs wc and basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom ensuite with sea view and balcony. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite (on ground floor) Bedroom 3 with two single beds. Bedroom 4 with triple bunk beds. Fold out bed can be fitted in a spare room.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Smoking is not permitted in the house. Pets are not permitted. Please note that there is no mobile phone reception in the house, however, Wi-Fi is available and a phone landline is available for emergency calls. The property is owner managed only, so please do not accept offers from third parties. Outside: Large landscaped lawns with two patios and garden furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer with clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Full cleaning service at change over. Towels and linen are provided. Other: Indoor heated swimming pool 10mx5m, 1.35m in depth throughout. Pool room has spectacular sea views complete with changing room and steam room. Swimming pool is fitted with automatic cover.

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