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Kiltymon Cottage

Ahakista near Bantry, County Cork (Ref. 10889)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Holiday was brilliant."

    The only problem we had was ... we were unable to take out your insurance because we needed an address in UK to do so, and as we live in Ireland this was impossible. SO ..your site not very user friendly.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed out stay at Kiltymon."

    The house is very spacious we were two families and it was ideal. Kitchen and utility room very well equipped. The house was very clean and comfortable. Kieran was very welcoming also. Great beach over at Ballyrisode about 25 minutes drive. The house was ideal for touring West Cork.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2021

  • "I did read the bad review but we had to book this cottage after the original one cancelled on us!"

    The list of cleaning jobs was awful, far more than I expected and there were 3 copy’s of it as we arrived which was a bad start. Iv used holiday homes for 14/15 yrs now and have never been asked to strip beds, wash the floors and clean bathrooms. It put such a black cloud over our stay. We always leave a property tidy and wiped clean.

    We have great pride in our home and it is always presented to our customers in a clean and welcoming condition. The 'list', is only a reminder to people to leave the house as you found it. I can honestly say that 99% of people do not have an issue with this. They clean and tidy as they go, as they would in their own homes. The 'list' bears no threat to these people. On the other hand, the list is a thorn in the side of the small minority of people who have no respect for our home and who leave it in a state that is not acceptable. Would you like to see bed linen left on the ground, delph and cutlery on the draining board, empty shopping crates outside your door. That is just a synopsis of the condition my home was left in after the departure of the Talbot family. I will not apologise for asking people to respect our home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2019

  • "A spacious house, in a great location, which suited our large family party."

    We loved to be able to have a walk right from the front door, and the view from the upper floor to the bay was beautiful. The cleaning list (in triplicate!) went too far, I've never come across such a comprehensive cleaning list in all my years renting self catering accommodation. Besides being off-putting, it gives the impression cleanliness of the house may depend on previous occupants. Saying that, the house was very clean. The house was well furnished, too, nothing extra to make it homely, though (and no DVDs, games, books, puzzles if families need rainy day entertainment). With room for 8 to sleep, it would have been nice to have a dining table for 8, too, but we managed to rearrange with furniture from the kitchen to fit us all around the table. All in all we had a lovely time, and would consider coming back if we were to visit the area again.

    Reviewed by AlexandraAug 2019

  • "The photographs do not do the location of this house any justice."

    The drive from Durrus is a beautiful scenic drive along the coast with mountains in the distance. There are gorgeous views of the bay from the front bedroom windows. Whilst there we visited the local bar/restaurant, Arundels. The food was delicious and our 1 year enjoyed playing in the play park while we finished off our food. There is a local art gallery and coffee shop within walking distance too. The house had all the necessities and no more. We stayed here with our 3 kids. 13, 10 and 1. While they each had their own double room they were stuck a few times for things to do. There's a set of swings outside and a large garden but no toys at all inside and no selection of DVD's as stated. Although not always necessary in holiday rentals, a BBQ would have been lovely too. The wifi was good and Sky TV provided some freeview channels. We appreciate the fact that this is someones house and that while staying there we have a responsibility to keep it clean and tidy but the to-do list stuck on the fridge was going abit far. When you go on holiday the last thing you want is to be given a list of chores like moping the floors, cleaning the oven, fridge and bathrooms!! Also, don't forget to keep some Euro's for the electricity. You will need to pay the caretaker (who was lovely) upon departure.

    Reviewed by BenJul 2018

  • "Lovely location beautiful part of Ireland."

    What was in the home was good quality it lacked any warmth or cosyiness. The rooms were functional, they had no feel. There was a wonderful artist within a mile of the property, afew of her paintings on the walls would of made a wonderful difference for example. The boiler broke down on the Sunday due to a young bird had built a nest in the outside flu. The caretaker was wonderful in organising a heating engineer very quickly to sort it, full marks to him

    Reviewed by BenMay 2018

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • First €10 of oil and electricity inc. in rent, remainder via meter reading
  • Starter pack of fuel for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Large lawned garden to front and side with picnic bench and swing
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is set over three floors, with the ground floor and first floor available to guests
  • The second floor is used by the owner for storage of personal effects
  • It will not be accessible while the cottage is occupied.

The property

Bantry 10 miles. A superb detached modern holiday property located on the edge of the pretty coastal village of Ahakista, just 10 miles from Bantry in County Cork.

Immaculately presented and incorporating quality furnishings, this well-appointed Cork cottage represents a fantastic getaway for any group.

The kitchen in this Cork cottage is modern and well equipped while the spacious and comfortable sitting room boasts a cosy open fire, perfect for curling up and relaxing in front of after a wonderful day's exploring.

This Cork cottage has four spacious bedrooms offering superior sleeping accommodation with those rooms at the front of the property enjoying the added benefit of outstanding sea and mountain views.

Children will love playing on the huge lawned garden or the swings at this Cork cottage while the picnic table to the side occupies a lovely shaded position under the canopy of the trees.

Located on the beautiful Sheep's Head Peninsula, walkers and cyclists will be in heaven at this Cork cottage with many beautiful mountain and seascapes waiting to be discovered, while those happy to drive a short distance will be rewarded with access to the popular town of Bantry as well as the beautiful Ring of Kerry and Beara Peninsula.

All in all, a wonderful Cork cottage holiday just waiting to be experienced.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €120.

About the location

BANTRY, COUNTY CORK

Glengarriff 12 miles; Skibbereen 20 miles; Kenmare 21 miles.

Bantry is a town of sweeping sea views and varied colourful buildings, located in West Cork between Sheep's Head and the Beara Peninsula. It is home to a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants ideal for dining out or for experiencing local Irish music and culture. 'Bantry House' is well worth a visit, sitting in an elevated position above the town and being home to a rich collection of tapestries, furniture and art, while there are also beautiful gardens to explore, which have been restored and are open to the public. Just a short boat ride from the town in the heart of Bantry Bay you will find Whiddy Island and Garnish Island. Garnish Island was turned into an exotic garden in the early 20th Century and is home to a variety of plant species, which thrive in the warm, moist climate and peaty soils. For outdoor enthusiasts there are opportunities for golf, sailing, scuba diving, walking and cycling nearby, as well as a whole host of local treasures just waiting to be discovered. The perfect location for a truly enjoyable holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas