An Teach Bán, Kealties, Durrus
About the home
Downstairs, a bright porch leads into to a large sitting/living room that looks south and east over Dunmanus Bay and west and north over Kealties's rocky hills.There is an open log/peat burning fireplace. The sitting room is luxuriously furnished and has a 42 inch TV. The kitchen/diner runs the length of the cottage and there are patio doors looking west into the garden. The kitchen is very well equipped for 6 people and has very comfortable dining table and chairs. Upstairs, there are 3 double bedrooms, tastefully appointed. The master bedroom ensuite and bathroom/shower are recently refurbished. All the bedrooms have beautiful views overlooking the sea or hills.
The 1.5 acre garden is a get-away haven itself. There is a sheltered patio for alfresco meals as well as other secluded spots to relax in.
The cottage is 7 miles from Bantry, home to the West Cork Chamber Music and Literature Festivals. The cottage is ideally located at the start of the The Sheep's Peninsula allowing easy access to beauty spots such as Crookhaven and Barley Cove to the south and Glengarriff, Kenmare and Killarney to the west.
The Sheep's Head Peninsula is famous for its natural beauty, cultural life and commitment to sustainable tourism.
The cottage has access to all amenities located near the historical market town of Bantry. There is an unrivalled choice of excellent restaurants in the locality, for example, fine dining at Blair's Cove and casual dining at the Michelin star Good Things Café. The area is known for its range of fresh fish and other produce..
The house is situated on the Sheep's Head Way, so it is ideal for those interested in a walking holiday. Treks can be accessed via a stile from the garden of "An Teach Bán". The Way is clearly marked and has a variety of loops to cater for the short walk or the long hike. Walking boots advised.
The property has its own mooring at nearby Ahakista Harbour.
The sandy cove and two pubs located at Ahakista is a 3 minute drive or a 25 minute walk from the property.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Ahakista (Sandy Cove), 2.4km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 4.6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
• The property is built in the traditional West Cork farmhouse style. The house has a natural stone open fireplace
and wooden floors throughout. It is furnished with relaxing sofas and easy chairs, books, cosy reading lamps
and comfortable beds. The master bedroom has a king size bed.
• It is truly a home away from home. It has all the necessary facilities to make a charming, unique and
memorable family holiday, or a romantic shorter break. The house is appropriate to all year enjoyment and
would also be appreciated by either one, two or three couples.
Further details outdoors:
This location is ideal for visitors who want to relax and socialise with family and loved ones in a unique, natural and beautiful setting. Nature-lovers would especially enjoy it's freedom and tranquil atmosphere. It is particularly safe and secure. The exterior boasts a number of patio areas chosen to extend a variety of sea and hill views for Al Fresco breakfast/lunch/supper/barbecues. Parents can let go of the stresses and strains of modern living while their children can be allowed to play freely outside within the 1.5 acre grass garden space. - One can swim in a variety of coves nearby or at indoor pool at the West Lodge Hotel Bantry. There is an 18 hole golf course in Bantry also. Horse Riding is available close by.
A complimentary Welcome Pack and Open Fire Fuel Pack is provided
Guests can opt for either summer or winter weight duvets for each bedroom
Guests can avail of our shopping service which is especially convenient for shorter breaks. - Please enquire for rates
Guests can avail of our seasonal Irish hamper provision service. - Please enquire for prices.
Guests can avail of our extra open fire fuel provision service. - Please enquire for autumn and winter central heating cost
Personal beach or pool towels not provided
* A well-behaved small dog is allowed but sorry, no cats.
* Strictly no smoking
* Refundable breakages deposit of €120.00 required with final payment, to be refunded within ten days, or sooner, of departure
* 20% of rental fee payable to secure booking
* Balance of rental fee payable 6 weeks before the date of occupancy.
The County Cork region
•Cork City was recently awarded top ranking in The Lonely Planet Tourist Guide. It is a pleasant, friendly city to explore on foot and it has some excellent shopping facilities. The English Market was visited by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (2011). The market offers an excellent array of unprocessed foods and is a mecca for local food shoppers. It has a very good café and restaurant, " The Farm Gate" where one can enjoy delicious coffee and cake or lunch. There are many annual festivals that attract the niche visitor such as the Jazz, Film and Choral Festivals. Other cultural and historical attractions include The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Museum, Cork City Gaol, St. Fin barre's Cathedral and University College Cork.
•Cork county is the largest county in Ireland. It stretches from Youghal in east Cork, to the Beara Peninsula in West Cork so its landscape is varied. It is famous for its great bays, secret coves, rocky headlands and long soft sandy beaches. The rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills. County Cork is rich in historic associations with Kinsale, Charles Fort and Blarney Castle where famous battles were fought. Blarney Castle is internationally famous for the Blarney Stone. Georgian houses, such as Riverstown House, Fota House and Bantry House, contribute to the region's built heritage.
The Bantry / Sheeps Head Peninsula area
There are wonderful places of interest to visit for day trips eg local Festivals at nearby Bantry:
• West Cork Chamber Music Festival - 28th June - 6th July 2013
West Cork Literary Festival - 3rd July - 9th July 2013
• Schull Calves Sailing Week - 7th August - 12th August 2013
• Golf at Bantry Golf Club. Indoor swimming pool at West Lodge Hotel Bantry
• Clonakilty Heritage Town and its nearby Inchidoney Beach
• Mizen Head, Barleycove and Glengarriff .
• Kenmare and Killarney National Park further afield.
How to get there
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By car, It is approximately a 1.5 hours drive to An Teach Bán from:
• Cork Airport - Served by Aer Lingus and Ryan Air
• Kerry Farranfore Airport - Served by Ryan Air and Aer Arran
• Cork Ringaskiddy Ferryport - Served by Swansea Cork Ferries and Brittany
It is approximately a 4 hours drive to An Teach Bán from:
• Rosslare Ferryport - Served by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.
Activities near Bantry
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
06 Jun 2012
From the moment we were warmly greeted by owners Maura and Eugene Currivan we knew we had made the right choice. The Currivan's attention to detail has made An Teach Ban (The White House) one of the prettiest and most comfortable home away from homes we have ever experienced. The 3 bathrooms are new and spotless as is the rest of the house. There are shiny hardwood floors throughout the house. The master bedroom was very comfortable and had ample storage for clothing. The kitchen and dining area are very spacious and have the same airy open feel of the entire house There's a large flat screen TV with satellite TV and there's a great little hearth in which we had a peat fire every night. Perhaps the best detail of the home is the view - Dunmanus Bay from the front windows - mountains from the rear - a pasture with a horse and a donkey to the right - and a patchwork of beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see to the left. We found ourselves just staring out windows and getting lost in the beauty of these views. As for location, it's a 5 minute drive to Durrus and a 20 minute drive to Bantry. Both have wonderful restaurants; Durrus has a grocery store and Bantry, the larger city, has everything. There are lots of things to do within 2o miles to keep you occupied your entire stay. All in all, An Teach Ban is Ireland at its very best!
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|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb/March||2 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||€ 320||€ 90||€ 90||2 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 480||€ 100||€ 100||3 Nights|
|April/May||6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 380||€ 90||€ 100||2 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|July/August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 610||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept/October||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||€ 340||€ 95||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Halloween/Midterm||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||€ 480||€ 90||€ 100||3 Nights|
|Nov/December||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 300||€ 90||€ 90||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 540||€ 100||€ 100||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb/March||2 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||€ 360||€ 95||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 520||€ 100||€ 120||3 Nights|
|April/May||6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 420||€ 100||€ 110||2 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|July/August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 660||-||-||1 Night|
|Sept/October||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||€ 380||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Halloween/Midterm||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||€ 520||€ 100||€ 110||3 Nights|
|Nov/Dec||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 340||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 580||€ 110||€ 120||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb/March||2 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||€ 400||€ 110||€ 110||2 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 560||€ 115||€ 125||3 Nights|
|April/May||6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 460||€ 100||€ 110||2 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 500||€ 110||€ 120||1 Week|
|July/August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept/October||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||€ 420||€ 110||€ 120||2 Nights|
|Halloween/Midterm||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||€ 560||€ 115||€ 125||3 Nights|
|Nov/Dec||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 380||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 620||€ 120||€ 125||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The minimum stay is for 2 nights
* We can accept payments by cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euros
* 20% of Rental Fee payable on booking
* Refundable €120 security deposit required with final balance payment
Rates are quoted in either Euro or Sterling currencies and include bedding, towels an open fire fuel starter pack and normal usage of electricity. It also includes the use of the following amenities: BBQ, 2 adult bicycles, travel cot with bedding and baby's high chair. During the winter months, Oil Heating is considered as an extra cost of €50.00 per week. Guests can opt for this facility on arrival
The weekly rate assumes a 7- night stay. The weekend rate applies to Friday and Saturday nights.Enquire now
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