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LAHARANDOTA - Artists' Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Laharandota has been thoughtfully restored from an existing farm complex, comprising a detached cottage, stone outbuilding with utilities, an old stone loft/barn (The Studio) and a green house, all enjoying spectacular views over Dunmanus Bay and the West Cork countryside. Many original features have been retained to create a unique and peaceful atmosphere which compliments the surrounding land and sea. This beautiful detached cottage and barn are nestled on the hillside, surrounded by a large, private garden with wonderful sea views.

Inside the Cottage there are three bedrooms (a double, twin and a single), downstairs loo, family bathroom, en suite shower room, open-plan kitchen/living room, study with sofa bed and sun room with sea views.

The Studio is a separate self-contained unit next to the Cottage. Inside there is a kitchen lounge area with sun room attached with sea views. The sun room has its own en suite shower room and iron day bed with trundle to form a king or twin bedroom. Upstairs is a king bedroom with sea views and en-suite shower room.



"Now how many Irish cottages come with an outdoor pool? Next to the road but shielded by hedges, it even has sea views! You are at the tip of the strikingly beautiful Sheep's Head peninsula, a paradise for walkers, and we couldn't better poet Seamus Heaney's description: 'Things found clean on their own shapes; water and ground in their extremity.' Laharandota was the house of an artist for many years; it still shows. Everything inside is in the best possible taste and breathes a generous spirit: a wonderful kitchen with big Rayburn stove, art, objets and a fabulous hamper, a claw-foot bath, a glasswalled sun room, nooks, crannies and a rustic fireplace that roars in winter. Next door's studio, often rented to the same party, provides comforts on a reduced scale, but the light, the art, the sea views are the same. Hike a part of the Sheep's Head Way: 'the best walk in Ireland' says Country Walking magazine. Head for the lighthouse, look out for choughs and peregrines. Shops and restaurants are a short drive away, lovely Bantry Town and sandy Barleycove beach are not much further. Inspirational."

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kilcrohane 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cork 104 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Cottage (3 bed, sleeps 6) has oil-fired central heating throughout, as well as a vintage stove in the master bedroom and an open fire in the lounge area.

The Studio (1 bed, sleeps 4) has electric storage heaters throughout, as well as a vintage stove with open fire facility in the lounge area.

A washing machine, dryer and freezer are located in the garage, shared between Cottage and Studio guests.

Further details outdoors

The outdoor pool is located in the garden area in front of the Studio, which also includes a stream and pond to the side of the sun room.

Access to the pool is open to both Cottage and Studio guests throughout the year, with partial heating provided by solar panels (subject to sunny weather!).

Further details


Rental rates are based on use of the property as follows:

10 PEOPLE = Cottage & Studio combined

6 PEOPLE = Cottage only

4 PEOPLE = Studio only

Rates are in Euros and include Irish VAT, all bills, cleaning, bedding, towels and use of the following amenities: BBQ, 2 adult bikes, wireless internet (Cottage only), travel cot with bedding, high chair, stair gate, as well as the solar-heated outdoor pool (shared between Cottage and Studio).

Weekly rates assumes a 7-night stay and weekends 3 nights unless otherwise stated. For combined Cottage & Studio bookings, the minimum required stay is 3 nights.

Rental fees include shared use of the outdoor swimming pool (located in front of the Studio). Please note the pool is approximately 20' x 20' and 4'-6' deep, with solar panel heating which warms the water during warm and sunny weather only (usually from April to October).



It is possible to rent both the Cottage and the Studio exclusively throughout July and August if you prefer full privacy for your family/group in terms of exclusive use of all facilities, including the outdoor pool and gardens. The combined rental fee includes a significant discount on the rental fee of the Studio.

The Province of Munster region

A finger of land 25 miles long and no wider than four miles, the Sheep's Head Peninsula (known locally as Muntervary or Rinn Mhuintir Bháire in Irish), is set between the blue water bays of Bantry and Dunmanus: a visually striking part of the West Cork coastline. From the stony heights of Seefin Mountain to rolling pastures and sea cliffs, the peninsula offers great land and seascapes. Laharandota is just 2 miles from the southern end, where the Sheep's Head Lighthouse clings to its jagged tip, 400 feet above the surf. Take a moment to soak in the balmy (yes, balmy!) breezes: the Gulf Stream nips Ireland along this coast, explaining the presence of palm trees in the cottage's garden as in many others.

Stroll down the lane from the cottage directly on to The Sheep's Head Way, one of Ireland's 31 Waymarked Ways (marked trails). The peninsula's natural wild beauty makes its 55 mile trail stand out from others and offers an exciting challenge for all keen walkers. If, however, you do not fancy yourself as a 'wild rover', there's always riding, cycling, sailing, kayaking, diving, golf, cookery classes or just a relaxing afternoon taking in the fabulous Cork countryside and sea views!

Sheeps Head Peninsula

Laharandota is located on the southern side of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, about 4 miles south west of the village of Kilcrohane and 15 miles from the bustling market town of Bantry, West Cork. The propoerty is ideally located for touring the West Cork area, for walking, cycling or sailing with it's many walking routes, scenic drives, coves and bays. West Cork attractions include Garinish Island and Glengariff, the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head, as well as the town of Bantry, with its many shops, great restaurants, bars and cinema. The area is also well known for its raw natural beauty, attracting walkers, artists and anyone with a love for the outdoors to the area. Within a short drive from the property is the village of Kilcrohane, with its quay and coves for bathing, two pubs, shop and local church as well as the Sheep's Head Lighthouse and Way, which passes directly behind and in front of the cottage's gardens.

Local activities:

Diving, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, mountain biking

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28 Sep 2014


"5-star hotel standard"

Our family holiday in West Cork was very much enhanced by staying at The Artist's Cottage. Julie has thought of every last detail. The quality of the furnishings and bedlinen etc... are 5 star st… More

9 Aug 2014


"Happy to recommend"

Spent a week here in early July 14. Gorgeous weather and a glorious location on the Sheep's head peninsula. You can't beat West Cork in good weather for scenery, relaxation , fun and very go… More

Many thanks for your fantastic comments. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed West Cork and the Sheep's Head - seems you see the same magic in the place as we do.

Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you again for choosing our place and to say a few things for the benefit of travellers interested in doing the same:

The Studio is a separate self-contained unit next to the Cottage and was converted from an old stone hayloft. It is about half the size of the Cottage and has an open-plan ground floor with kitchen/lounge area and adjacent sun room with en suite shower. A bit of a quirky space so we were a little compromised when planning the kitchen layout. It is equipped with fridge, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink unit and cupboard space but counter and floor space is limited. If you like to cook up a storm, we recommend the Cottage next door which has a full eat-in kitchen with Rayburn range. The Studio is handy when combined with the Cottage for larger groups and also suits couples and those with one child or two older children. Please contact us to check the suitability for your group in terms of layout and sleeping arrangements.

The pool is located just in front of the Studio and is approximately 25 feet square and 3-5ft deep from shallow to deep end. It works on a chlorine-free filter of our own well water and is heated by solar panels hidden across the road. It does need a prolonged sunny spell to really warm up nicely and can be 'bracing' if the weather is changeable!

7 Jan 2014


"A perfect fairytale spot"

You literally could not ask for a better house...absolutely every need catered for.The views form the house were heaven..Sitting in the sunroom just gazing out the window,was instant relaxation.Defini… More

25 Oct 2013


"A perfect holiday hideaway"

Accommodation of the highest quality, hidden away on the Sheep's Head peninsula, Laharandota really did offer a perfect break. And even if the weather hadn't been magnificent, we would have … More

26 Aug 2013


"Dream cottages by the sea"

Following a wedding in Dublin, the groom and bride's families selected Laharandota for a well earned break. With 9 guests in total, the two cottages were ample for sleep, peace and privacy.The lo… More

11 Aug 2013


"A dream house."

Wonderfully located with a picture-postcard vista of Sheep's Head Bay. Spotlessly clean house and all utensils, crockery, bedding and towels provided. Top class brands such as The White Company a… More

12 Apr 2013


"I wanted to return ... before I got there!"

Everything which has been said about this property IS really TRUE! Its just beautiful and cosy and very peaceful. Although we probably hit the coldest week of the year, we loved every minute of our st… More

15 Nov 2012


"Wonderful hideaway in West Cork"

We spent a week in the cottage in Laharandota, and although it was already late in the year, we enjoyed every minute of it. The cottage is beautifully situated and is spacious, cosy and tastefully fur… More

6 Nov 2012


"Just let the magic unfold"

Extremely efficient and helpful owner and caretaker. Superb cottage, lots of light, great in all weathers. It's almost as if the cottage belonged to a dear friend who had left everything well equ… More

2 Jun 2012


"Undoubtedly the best holiday cottage I've stayed in. Beautiful."

Laharandota is a gem of a place to stay. With a fantastic location - that would be beautiful in rain or sun ( we were lucky to get the sun), this is a remarkably special cottage. Julie, the owner, has… More

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