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Nellie's Farmhouse

Durrus near Bantry, County Cork (Ref. 955135)

4.9

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Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful farmhouse in a beautiful setting."

    Everything was very straight forward - booking, collecting the keys, contacting the owner. The house had everything we needed, very well equipped and clean. The only negative was the beds - we had our little one in his cot next to the main bed - every slight movement and I mean slight, the bed frame would creak so loudly it would stir him everytime. Plus the mattress wasn't very comfy either - you ended up rolling into the middle. The bedding itself was so cosy, just a shame about the mattress / bedframe.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Everything you need was there and it was spotless.

    Reviewed by ReginaAug 2021

  • "Attention to detail was excellent…."

    Beach towels… well equipped kitchen, including dishwasher tablets bin bags etc. …. Good bin/compost arrangements

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Just want to say what an enjoyable holiday we had staying at Nellies farmhouse, Myself, husband, 12 year old boy and my parents ."

    . location was excellent and Anna was the perfect hostess , house was spotless and had every thing in it that you needed, spacious bedrooms and comfy beds ideal for a relaxing holiday , places to visit Glengarriff, Bantry , Kenmare, Skiberreen with a must trip to visit Michael Collins house also the famine experience in Skiberreen and a must for the kids a trip to Barley Cove beach and Smugglers Cove to do Tubing for kids. Will definitely recommend Anna and Nellies Farmhouse and will hope to return again , Regards The Hughes & McMullans, Co Antrim & Co Dublin

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean, great facilities, great location."

    Very friendly host Anna. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SineadAug 2020

  • "Wood fire. Lovely location and very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2020

  • "I had a great time (despite storm Ciara) Anna our host was very friendly, helpful & accommodating."

    Have already recommended to friends & family.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2020

  • "Anna was so helpful, she told us how to get to some wonderful places we wouldn’t have otherwise known about!"

    Cottage was immaculate and very cosy!!! It was perfect for our family

    Reviewed by MarjieAug 2019

  • "A nice house with great scenery in a beautiful area."

    A friendly and warm welcome by the letter.

    Reviewed by RobMay 2019

  • "Superb holiday in every respect."

    Nellies Farmhouse is very clean, spacious, well furnished and thoughtfully equipped with everything you need. Kitchen equipment was in immaculate condition which is always a bonus. The location is in a beautiful area with very little sound to be heard other than the birds! The cottage owner, Anna, was very warm and welcoming and lives fairly close by. We couldn't fault this accommodation and enjoyed returning to it at the end of the day. The area is stunningly beautiful and as cyclists we were able to enjoy it to the full. Our trip was perfect in every way - we even had good weather! Thank you Anna.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2019

  • "Fantastic location for swimming walking cycling and running."

    The property is really well laid out and equipped and decorated to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2018

  • "Nellies cottage has been an amazing place to stay."

    Everything has been just marvelous. From walking the lanes until 11:30pm in wonderful twilight to the decor and finish of the house. The owner has to be complemented on the quality of the house, decor and finish. Plus all of the little touches. WIFI reception was great. Anna was a true host and was lovely to work with. Her directions were spot on. Ask her for instructions on how to use the oven. Apart from a little bit of traffic, the only sound you could here was sheep and cows. The patio furniture was simply a brilliant idea combined with super weather we used it for nearly every meal. While here, you must see Bantry the town (with a great market on Fridays) and Bantry House gardens. You must see the following: “Garnish” island and grounds. 10 out of 10. Drombeg Stone Circles. 4 out of 10. The Long Strand at Owenahincha 8 out of 10. For a remote walk down a wonderful beach. Inchydoney Beach 10 out of 10. Drive to Barley Beach 8-10. Clonakilty Town 9 out of 10. Cute town great little spot. Castlefreke and woodland area 6 of 10. Sheep’s Head Walk and turning point (Scenic drive 9 out of 10). Excellent evening’s walk at the end of the drive. Also try the Ewe Experience in Glengarrif. 10 out of 10. Very cool little spot. While in Glengarrif you also should visit the Woods Nature Reserve, climb up to the scenic view and also walk the meadow trail. 8 out of 10. A really nice walking trail with lovely views. Visit Kenmare for a lovely afternoon filled with lovely shops and eateries. We didn’t have enough time to visit Killarney National Park on this visit another time.

    Reviewed by FergusJul 2018

  • "Nellie's Farmhouse is very comfortable with everything provided you could need."

    It's warm and cosy with central heating and a log fire if you need it. Having 2 showers and 2 toilets was a lovely extra with 3 of us there for a week. Quiet and peaceful with no neighbours - just sheep and cows. It's a good centre for visiting the south west Atlantic coast and easy to get to from London Stansted, flying to Cork Airport and hiring a car. Anna is nearby to meet and greet and answer any questions and is a great character with her stories. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2018

  • "We loved talking to the housekeeper, Anna, who told us that Nellies Farmhouse used to be her family home but has since been extensively modernised."

    We found Anna to be very helpful - she visited soon after we had arrived to tell us how the heating etc worked. Once one gets used to the howling gales and pouring rain that afflict the area from time to time, we found the cottage to be very comfortable and very liveable in. However, when the sun comes out, the area is beautiful and there are lovely views from the cottage of the surrounding hills and the nearby bay. (We were staying in April not usually known for its heatwaves!!) We would definitely stay there again if re-visiting the area.

    Reviewed by TheresaApr 2018

  • "Every attention to detail both while booking and at the property."

    Very enjoyable holiday. Would definitely recommend Sykes cottages especially 'nellies farmhouse ' .

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2018

  • "Lovely property, very well appointed with lots of local information."

    Great welcome. Thank you

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2017

  • "Great house, great location, very quiet, wonderful outlook."

    All our needs were catered for. Housekeeper on hand if there were any problems or questions.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2017

  • "Nellie's farmhouse is a lovely place to be."

    It's 30 min driving away from Mizen Head, Baltimore, Glengarriff, Bantry and Skibbereen. The comfort in the house is top so a day relaxing there is also a good idea. We loved our stay there!

    Reviewed by ManuelaJul 2017

  • "Nellie's farm house has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard ."

    Anna who looks after the property is very helpful & works hard to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay .

    Reviewed by KateJun 2017

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The property

Durrus 4 miles.

This spacious detached farmhouse occupies a lovely setting tucked amongst beautiful surrounding countryside four miles from the village of Durrus, and just six miles from Bantry in County Cork.

Nellie’s Farmhouse offers a peaceful, secluded base for families and friends wishing to explore this stunning area.

On the ground floor there is an open plan living area which includes a lovely farmhouse-style kitchen and dining area, a great place for spending quality time with your loved ones, before settling down on the comfy large sofa in front of the cosy woodburning stove.

Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms consisting of one double, one single and an adult bunks room, as well as a family bathroom which is in addition to the ground floor shower room, ensuring there are plenty of facilities for all guests.

Outside, an enclosed lawned garden offers a lovely area for the children to play, and is perfect for alfresco dining whilst savouring the beautiful countryside views.

Durrus village, four miles away, offers a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes all serving excellent food and traditional music throughout the year.

There are plenty of scenic drives to be had, and many wonderful beaches within easy reach.

Take a drive out to Mizen Head Lighthouse, Sheep's Head or the Beara Peninsula which is where you will see some of most dramatic vistas in Ireland, and if that isn't enough for you then why not spend a day whale watching as West Cork has now reached a high point for whale and dolphin watching enthusiasts worldwide.

Nellie’s Farmhouse is the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life on your Irish cottage getaway.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x 4ft double, 1 x single, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power charged by meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles.

About the location

DURRUS, COUNTY CORK

Bantry 10 miles; Glengariff 17 miles; Skibereen 16 miles.

Durrus is a village located at the head of Dunmanus Bay on what is called the Friendly Cove, on one of the most unspoilt coasts in Ireland, in West Cork, six miles from Bantry in County Cork. The village is the gateway to the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head peninsulas, a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists, showcasing some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery that Ireland has to offer. Durrus has recently been announced as a key staging post on the new Wild Atlantic Way driving route which will help tourists to explore the Irish coastline from the Inishowen peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork. There are a number of public gardens established in the area, including Cois Abhann and Kilvarock. Durrus also benefits from a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes offering excellent food and traditional music through the year. Bantry is just a 20 minute drive away, and is a town of sweeping sea views and varied colourful buildings. 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.

This property does not accept commercial bookings is for holiday rentals only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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