Self-contained studio apartment (sleeping a maximum of 2 persons) with kitchen and bathroom located in a scenic and peaceful location on the Sheepshead Peninsula with amazing sea, country and mountain views. Free WIFI. Ideal for an artist or writer. Non smokers only.
The property is an old converted farmbuilding overlooking Dunmanus Bay and the Mizen Head Peninsula, the retreat has a sense of remoteness, hidden from the road - a few steps away - but on the grounds of the owner's house and just under two miles from the village of Kilcrohane, with its church, pubs, restaurant and post office/shop. The retreat is situated on the Sheep's Head Way, an award winning network of walks all over the peninsula and one of the most spectacular coastal paths, it has been featured on TV and was the winner of the EDEN award in 2009. The Sheep's Head has a great reputation for sustainable tourism thanks to this award.
The property is located within a short distance of two piers (swimming and fishing) and is in the heart of the renowned Sheepshead Way walking and hiking route. It is 2 miles from the village of Kilcrohane (shops, bars, restaurants) and a 30 minute drive from the town of Bantry (shops, supermarket, restaurants,bars, leisure centres, golf course, Friday market, Bantry House, cinema, etc.). Cork city and airport are a 2 hour drive from the property
Sheepshead Retreat, as part of the townland of Caher, is in the "Special Protection Area for Birds in Ireland" - in this case for the Chough. The garden is left in its natural state in order to encourage wildlife: Foxes, otters and badgers are often seen in the area, as well as whales, dolphins and seals in Dunmanus Bay.
Enjoy nature, the constantly changing light, inspirational especially during the winter months, experience the seasons, discover the tiny coves, swim from the piers, fish for mackerel, enjoy the magic of this very special place including its history and ancient monuments.
The detached stone property comprises:
- kitchen with sink, refrigerator, microwave, electric hob and electric oven
- dining/living area with sofa bed - sea view, TV, radio/CD player
- shower room with wash basin and WC
There is an outside patio area (with panoramic sea view) and a small stone building(suitable for bicycle storage)
Electric heating, electric shower, TV and wifi
July and August - Euro 375 per week (plus electricity)
Rest of year - Euro 275 per week (plus electricity)
- minimum booking is one week/7 days
- open all year
"A perfect spot to relax and energise. A very cosy nest to return to from the wilds. Perfect! Thank you."
KC & AV Somerset, U.K.
"We loved the walks, it was great to come back to the cosy 'tig'. Thank you."
JD & SD, Cork, Ireland
"Just the break I wanted."
"A very beautiful & special place - both the landscape & the sea and a lovely warm home to return to each night. Thank you for the hospitality & all the welcoming touches. We hope to return."
UF & TL, Cork, Ireland
"What a beautiful place! our time was too short. Till next time. Thank you xx"
PQ & AC
"It was a beautiful peaceful stay at the Retreat. Wonderful view & even better friendly people. Thank you."
N & K, NY, USA
"I had a lovely time on my first ever visit to the Sheep's Head. Thanks for your very friendly welcome! I'm sure I'll be back."
C 0'G, Cork, Ireland
"Lovely cottage & great location. Thanks Carolyn. I'll be back."
TB, Dublin, Ireland
"The Sheep's Head Retreat full of splendor & replete with breathtaking views of remarkable hues, adventurous walks, friendly talks. Thanks for your hospitality & your kind-hearted generosity."
DK & RH, Ireland
"Very charming cottage - wonderfully atmospheric location which is perfect to escape to."
SG & PG, Ireland
"A magical house - its much bigger inside than out & contains everything for a comfortable visit, including a very warm welcome. So thank you Carolyn I had a lovely week here & thank you to Bran for his cheerful company on our walks."
CG, Dublin, Ireland
"A wonderful week. We had a glorious time revisiting Sheeps' Head. Thank you Carolyn for your most valued help and support. With love..."
DT & NT, Poland
"A life changing experience."
SR, Limerick, Ireland
"Had a really wonderful restful retreat here, with some great walking & lots of relaxing. Thanks very much Carolyn & hope to visit again."
JB & AB, Ireland
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