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Ahakista Escape

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Two hundred year old recently renovated houses which encapsulate the utmost in luxurious holiday accommodation at reasonable rates.

These 19th century self-catering farm houses have been extensively refurbished and provide charming modern accommodation for up to four people in a stunning location, with spectacular views of Mizen Head, Sheep's Head and Dunmanus Bay.

There is plenty to see and do with walks of the famous Sheep's Head Way on the door step. Golfing, fishin

g, kayaking, horse riding and boat trips are but a taste of the other local activities available in the area. For more information visit the Sheep's Head Way site here.

There are two very nice Bars in Ahakista twenty minute walk from the houses, Arundles by the Pier which serves delicious local food & the “Tin Pub” which is right on the shore with a beautiful beer garden and live traditional music at the weekend

There are more excellent restaurants in the nearby village of Durrus (5 Min drive)

On arrival you will be safe in the knowledge that you will be greeted by a welcome pack, our self catering accommodation at west cork containing a selection of west cork finest food and drinks, including the essential provisions. To view our rates and availability please click our availability icon

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ahakista 1.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cork 100 km, Nearest railway: Cork 110 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Exquisitely decorated renovated farm house with the finest of furnishing and fittings Linen and towels included within walking distance to local Pubs & Restaurant.

Further details outdoors

Enjoy BBQ'S on our timber decking or take a long soak in the Hot tub whilst overlooking spectacular Dunmanus Bay in the confinds of the private Garden

Further details


· Check in 4Pm check out - 11am

Linen and towels included

· Electricity and oil on the meter at cost rate (solar panels for hotwater)

· Secure parking & Garden

· Travel cot and high chair provided on request

· There is a Pebble Strand 400m walk from the house and a sandy Beach in Ahakista

· The hot tub is in “Trasna an Bothair” and is for exclusive use of that property it can cost between €5-7 per day to run depending on use and can be turned off in advance on request.

· There are two very nice Bars in Ahakista twenty minute walk from the houses, Arundles by the Pier which serves delicious local

The Province of Munster region

Cork has a mountainous and flat landscape with many beaches and sea cliffs along its coast. The southwest of Ireland is known for its peninsulas and some in Cork include the Beara Peninsula, Sheep's Head, Mizen Head and Brow Head. Brow head is the most southerly point of mainland Ireland. There are many islands off the coast of the county in particular off West Cork. Carbery's Hundred Isles is a term used to describe the islands around Long Island Bay and Roaringwater Bay. Fastnet Rock lies in the Atlantic Ocean 11.3 km south of mainland Ireland making it the most southerly point of Ireland. Many notable islands lie off Cork including Bere Island, Great Island, Sherkin Island and Cape Clear. Cork has 1,094 km of coastline, the second longest coastline of any county after Mayo which has 1,168 km.

Sheeps Head Peninsula

The narrowness of the peninsula means that you are never far from the glorious Atlantic Ocean, The terrain is very varied and includes old boreens, open grassy and heathery hill, rock, field paths, quiet roads and some short stretches of woodland path.

The remains of an old copper mine, a blow hole, stone circles, standing stones, high cliffs, a Napoleonic signal tower and old churches are some of the varied attractions to be discovered along the way. Patience may be rewarded by the sightings of dolphins and whales off the westernmost tip of the headland. Here too is the Sheeps Head lighthouse.

The colourful villages of Kilcrohane, Ahakista and Durrus en route provide refreshments and accommodation.

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Review 1-6 of 6

10 May 2014


"Most relaxing holiday holiday ever"

The photograph did not do it justice! The house is a delight with great view over the inlet. Furnishings and facilities top rate with 2 huge en suite bedrooms, great sitting room with all mod cons. … More

3 Oct 2013


"As fantastic as before"

I came to this superb house back in May with friends and have just had another great week with my parents. This house is just beautiful, a place of peace, quiet and rest - I just love it so much. I … More

18 May 2013


"Words fail me."

I have stayed in many houses on the West Coast of Ireland but Ahakista Escape is by far the best. The cottage is beautiful, with all you could ask for. Comfortable beds, superb bathrooms, well equipp… More

13 Jan 2013


"Beautiful place"

We had a fantastic stay over the New Year, this is the 4th cottage we have stayed in around Cork and this one is defiantly worth a return visit.Nothing is lacking, everything you could possibly want i… More

1 Jul 2012



Ahakista Escape was fabulous! It was an extremely modern and comfortable place to stay. The Peninsula is beautiful for hiking and biking, and the Bantry music festival is wonderful, as well. Ciaran is a great host and is attentive to making your stay go smoothly

My kids and I had a great trip. I highly recommend staying here!

17 Jun 2012


"Chilled out stay in West Cork"

We stayed in Ahakista in June this year for a week or so after doing the Cork Marathon. The place really exceeded our expectations? Ciaran was very helpful and made us feel very welcome. The property … More

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:20 Nov 2014

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