Location: South West
Availability: All year
Accommodates: 8 +2 guests
Ref No: C159
Thatched woodland cottage to rent in westcork. Nestling among the ancient oaks of Glengarriff Woods in Ireland’s south west, this charming thatched lodge was originally created as a hunting lodge for the Earls of Bantry. It stands on its own 2-acre island of lawns and gardens, encircled by the Glengarriff River. Three bridges connect to the surrounding 40 acre woodland estate, giving access to many walks and trails. Carefully restored to a high standard, this captivating residence has everything one might reasonably expect in a luxurious country house. Unrivaled tranquility of setting, period furniture, log fires and the easy elegance of this home create an atmosphere which is warm and welcoming throughout all seasons. Almost all rooms offer spectacular river, woodland or mountain views. Catering can be arranged on request.
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms
Ground floor: Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with large sandstone fireplace and antique oak dining table seating 12. Heated double glazed timber conservatory with additional dining and seating area. Double doors to outside stone patio and barbeque, overlooking river. Sitting room with open fire, well-stocked library and comprehensive entertainment system. Large ensuite double bedroom (13-16ft); accessible to those with moderate disability.
Upstairs: Master bedroom in opulent oriental style, with ensuite w.c. and shower. ‘Green Bedroom’ is ample and cosy double with wash hand basin, directly across the hall from the main bathroom. ‘Blue Bedroom’ with ensuite w.c. and wash hand basin can be configured with either twin beds or a double.
Cork Airport, 96 km (61 miles)
Shannon Airport, 122 miles (196 km) and Killarney, 37 miles (60 km)
Glengarriff, 2 miles (3 km)
Amenities in the area:
Excellent base for touring, walking, fishing, golf, water sports, horse riding and a host of other activities. Internationally renowned gardens of Garnish Island nearby. The splendid stately home of Bantry House is 20 minutes away. Lakes of Killarney, Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara all within easy driving distance, as are the picturesque towns of Kenmare and Kinsale. Excellent restaurants and diversity of locally produced artisan foods.
Prices may change depending on level of service required, number of guests and time of year when you are traveling. For your convenience the following rates are guide-lines only.