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Whispering Pines

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Ahakista near Kilcrohane, County Cork Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday with our family."

    Your place was as lovely as they come!

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Whispering Pines."

    When we arrived it was immediately obvious that this was no normal holiday let, and that it was actually someones part-time home. Everything you needed was here, and more. The level of comfort in the house is very high. Every aspect was top-of-the-range Each and every one of the beds had a decent proper mattress, and the linen was all 100% egyptian cotton - we all slept well. The furnishings were great, there was enough comfortable seating for all ten of us, and the dining table had room for ten people as well. Everything about the house was of good quality. Even the carpets were of good quality. We felt pampered. Ahakista itself is idyllic. It's just about as far west as you can go in Europe. There are huge skies, quiet days unspoilt by traffic noise or pollution, friendly people, and dark nights. Whispering Pines is in the best of settings. The view up and down the estuary is fantastic. We are really grateful to the owners for sharing this small piece of heaven. We'd love to return.

    Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted you had a great stay. We're sorry that we were not able to arrange better weather for you!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location on the Sheep's Head Peninsula."

    Cottage very comfortable with great views.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2023

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with solid-fuel stove
  • Sunroom
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private driveway for 6 cars
  • Multi-level, front garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and gas barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 0.6 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care

The property

Kilcrohane 4.4 miles.

Enjoying breath-taking, panoramic views over Dunmanas Bay in Ahakista near Kilcrohane, County Cork is Whispering Pines, a fabulous, five-bedroom home.

Resting upon the Sheep's Head Peninsula, enveloped by coastal vistas and nature-filled walking and cycling trails, Whispering Pines offers a large abode for a family of ten, looking for a rural escape with their furry companion.

Benefit from a sweeping, private driveway, before unloading your belongings and heading indoors.

Make your way into the spacious kitchen/diner, complete with state-of-the-art appliances to ease your self-catered stay, and a dining table for ten guests, perfect for formal mealtimes.

If you'd prefer an alfresco affair, take advantage of the tranquil, outdoor space encompassing the home, where you can light the barbecue and bask in your surroundings as the sun shines over West Cork.

On cooler evenings, light the stove in the sitting room and cosy up ready for a film night upon the Smart TV, before sloping off to sleep in one of five, well-appointed bedrooms; select between two king-size rooms, one benefitting from an en-suite, and three twin bedrooms.

Refresh in either of the bathrooms, both complete with a bath and a shower, before enjoying your morning coffee in the sunroom, taking in your stunning location.

Once you're ready to explore, travel on foot to the Arundels Bar by the Pier for a bite to eat, whilst further amenities lie in Kilcrohane.

Outdoor enthusiasts will relish in the chance to follow the Sheep’s Head Way trail, kayak, or horse ride across the countryside, whilst creative members of your group will enjoy visiting the Heron’s Gallery and Gardens, home to local pottery crafts.

By car, reach Bantry where you'll find a host of restaurants, craft shops, farmers markets, coffee shops and independent stores, along with Bantry House and Gardens, Bantry Bay Golf Club, and The Cove hiking area, offering something for all types of visitors.

Escape to County Cork at Whispering Pines.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location


Bantry 15 miles.

The lively and vibrant village of Kilcrohane is located south west of Durrus as you head towards the end of the Sheep's Head Peninsula, in County Cork. The village takes its name from the Church of St. Crohan founded in the 8th century. The crystal clear waters at the coast of Kilcrohane are exceptional, and provide a great place to swim and explore all of the hidden caves dotted about, while those who prefer to stay on land can enjoy the Sheep’s Head Way and traverse some of its 60 miles of trails. As well as fantastic land and sea scenery, Kilcrohane also has a wonderful traditional music scene, and plays host to the music festival Ceoil on the Coast each year, so no matter what you’re looking for on your Irish getaway, Kilcrohane has something for everyone!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter