Sheeps Head Peninsula holiday cottage rental with private pool, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace

31 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Laharandota was thoroughly and thoughtfully restored in 2008 from an existing farm complex built from local stone. Comprising a detached cottage, garage/outbuilding with utilities, an old stone loft/barn (The Studio) and a green house, the property enjoys 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, mature garden with wonderful sea views.

Inside the Cottage there are three bedrooms (with king, twin and single beds),family bathroom and en suite shower room to the master bedroom upstairs. Downstairs there's a large open-plan kitchen/living room with open fire, leather sofa and armchair and eat in kitchen with cosy Rayburn range cooker. To the back of the house is a study with single sofa bed, separate loo and a lovely sun room with sea and garden views and cane seating for up to 6 guests.

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."

Further details


Availability chart shows Cottage & Studio combined bookings only. Please contact us for Cottage only or Studio only availability.

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

7-10 PEOPLE = Cottage & Studio combined (PLEASE GET IN TOUCH)

2-6 PEOPLE = Cottage only (SEE RATES FOR 6 GUESTS)

2-4 PEOPLE = Studio only (please contact us for rates or see our separate listing number 398452 )

Rates are in Euros (EUR) and include all bills, cleaning, bedding, towels and use of the following amenities: BBQ, 2 adult bikes, wireless Internet, 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.

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 very effectively during warm and sunny weather (usually from April to October).

It is possible to rent both the Cottage and the Studio exclusively 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. Please contact us for more details.

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!).

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4: King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

All guests receive detailed notes about the property, local area, activities and places to eat out etc a week before arrival. Although I don't live at the property or nearby, I am available throughout our guests' stays to help with any problems, recommendations etc. Our caretaker, Margaret, lives just down the road and is on hand to offer extra support to guests if needed.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 18:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£257.73) €300.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

We accept up to 2 dogs aged 3 years or over and there is an extra 30 Euro charge per pet, per stay. Sorry, we can't accept puppies or junior dogs due to damage to doors and carpets in the past.

Smoking is not permitted inside the property.

No parties or events are permitted without prior agreement.

Only guests named on the Booking Form are permitted to stay and no more than the official capacity of the properties: Cottage sleeps 6 guests plus infant and the Studio 4 guests plus infant.

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About the owner

Julie F.
Average reply time:
3 hours 42 minutes

Calendar updated:
14 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian
This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Sep 2008. Located in Bantry, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £753 to £1778.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Sep 2021.


31 reviews
Very Good

A beautiful, relaxing getaway
Jul 2020

The Artist's Cottage is a beautiful home in a wonderfully remote and wild location. It's so comfortable and cosy and the home is very thoughtfully decorated. Also, of course, it has a swimmi… More 

Reviewed 24 Jul 2020

Brendan D

Wonderful Escape
Aug 2019

This is a lovely house in a great location. Sheep’s head is a hidden gem with numerous great walks with spectacular views to Mizen and Beara often at the same time. The cottage is on a quite roa… More 

Reviewed 6 Sep 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Home from Home!
Nov 2018

We arrived in darkness but the instructions were clear and we were relieved to find the heating was on and everything was in place to light a fire! The cottage is beautifully equipped with everything … More 

Reviewed 24 Nov 2018

Harrogate, United Kingdom

A peaceful haven on corks sheep's head coast
Jul 2017

Incredibly quaint. Stunning location with amazing views. Julie has catered for everything. The cottage is homely yet oozes an elegance. Shabby chic is married beautifully with high end fixtures and f… More 

Reviewed 5 Aug 2017


Jul 2017

We spent 3 nights here in July, we were lucky with the weather and were able to use the pool which had a fabulous view of the sea. The cottage itself is beautifully built and decorated to the highest… More 

Reviewed 18 Jul 2017

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Send Julie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Julie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Julie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Julie (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Julie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Julie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Julie (the owner) a message.

If Julie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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