Allihies 5 miles.
This delightful, stone-built, detached cottage enjoys an elevated position overlooking the sea, in a small hamlet 5 miles from Allihies, County Cork.
Bright, light and airy, this Cork cottage is only 500 metres from the sea, so after a fun day in the water, it is only a short stroll back to your Cork cottage for a cosy evening and an early night in a comfy bed.
Outside this Cork cottage, the patio, accessed by French doors from the living area, is a great place to wine and dine, while enjoying the spectacular views.
There is a horse riding stable just 3 miles from this Cork cottage and many art galleries dotted around the rugged landscape.
The Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre run by a worldwide Tibetan Buddhist organisation is not far away and is well worth a visit.
Nearby, the Beara Peninsula has wonderful scenery, great beaches and fantastic walks, including the 121 mile Ring of Beara, so for an enjoyable Irish holiday, with exciting activities and lots to see, this Cork cottage is a great base.
About the location
ALLIHIES, COUNTY CORK
Castletown Bearhaven 7.5 miles.
The village of Allihies in County Cork, on the Western tip of the wild and rugged Beara peninsula, lies in a region of unspoiled natural beauty. Allihies overlooks beautiful Ballydonegan Bay, with its magnificent quartz strand, a direct result of the mining era. Each summer a festival is held in August (around the 15th), with horse racing, novelty events, and dancing in the Community Hall. The village lies on The Ring of Beara, a tourist trail of about 195 kilometres (121 miles) circumnavigating the peninsula. Attractions nearby include Dursey Island, which is linked to the mainland by a Cable Car and is the only such ride in Europe to cross over water. The island is also a recognised Bird Sanctuary, with numerous species, rare and otherwise, seen regularly. There are also many coastal and countryside walks and quaint villages to enjoy. A great location for exploring West Cork.