Nestled in the stunning unspoilt landscape of the south-western Irish coastline, Laharandota is an architect-restored traditional cottage made from stone, slate and timber in keeping with its rugged natural setting. Sleeps up to 6 persons.
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, sailing, kayaking, diving, golf, cookery classes or just a relaxing afternoon taking in the fabulous Cork countryside and sea views!
This beautiful detached cottage is nestled on the hillside, surrounded by a large, private garden with wonderful sea views. The garden features a stream, pond and small splash pool (under renovation until autumn 2008), stone corral with barbeque and patio area equipped with garden furniture.
Laharandota has been thoughtfully restored from an existing farm complex, comprising a detached cottage, stone outbuilding with utilities, an old stone loft/barn (currently being renovated to provide a further self-contained unit) and a green house, all enjoying spectacular views over Dunmanus Bay and the West Cork countryside.
The living space comprises:
open plan kitchen/dining/living
study with sofa bed
three bedrooms (a double, twin and a single)
en-suite shower room
Many original features have been retained to create a beautiful and unique atmosphere which compliments the surrounding land and sea.
Slate flagstone floors
Fully equipped kitchen with oak units
Rayburn stove & Aga larder fridge
Washing machine, tumble dryer & freezer (housed in separate unit)
Fired Earth bathroom suite with slipper bath
Sky satellite TV & wireless broadband
CDs, iPod connection, books & board games
Open fire in living room & vintage stove to main bedroom (small supply of logs included)
Garden furniture & barbeque equipment
Towels & cotton bed linen (included)