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Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women

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Dunboy Cottage, Castletownbere P75 AC89 Ireland
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Bellatrix is a bed and breakfast for women on the Beara Peninsula, South West Cork, Ireland. In addition to offering bed and breakfast to our guests, we also run hiking and walking holidays from Bellatrix. We are a ten-minute drive from Dzogchen Beara Meditation Retreat centre and many of our guests have attended retreats there. Our house is set in mature gardens with views of Knockgour. We are located beside a forest which leads down to the Atlantic and you can enjoy beautiful coastal walks right from our door. The trail leads out to Pipers Point where you have magnificent views to Bear Island, Sheeps Head and Mizen Head. We are approximately 4K from the local town Castletownbere where you will find all the usual shops, pubs and restaurants. One pub of note; McCarthy's bar located in the square is a MUST visit. The proprietor, Adrienne McCarthy is always very welcoming and serves a great pint! Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for women is a great destination for women who love nature.
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Malgorzata D wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed for a whole week this August and enjoyed our time at Bellatrix thoroughly. The place was clean, cosy and came with all appliances you need for a self-catering short holiday (we stayed during the Covid-19 restrictions). Rita and Lainey were very welcoming and offered a lot of advice on different activities we could do in the Beara Peninsula. We loved going for a swim every evening in the tiny and picturesque cove beach that is a 15 minutes walk from Bellatrix. One of the best things about our stay was a beautiful and lush garden with a cat always up for some cuddles. The place is run by two very kind and sound women and we could not ask for better hosts and atmosphere. We will certainly be back :) Dagmara & Gosia
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Monika wrote a review Aug 2019
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Just a short stroll away from the sea there is a magical place on Beara peninsula where you feel at home immediately: Bellatrix. It’s very cosy, surrounded by a lovely garden and run by two wonderful women that do their best to care for you having a great time there. You will laugh lots, enjoy delicious food, a sweet cat’s company (if you like) and pure beautiful nature. Rita’s hikes are special and so is everything about Bellatrix. Thank you so much for the unforgettable time, Rita and Lainey!! :)
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Bellatrix B, Owner at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women
Responded 3 Aug 2019
Monika, it was truly a delight to meet you, you were such wonderful company and your presence in the group brought a lot. We really hope that we meet you again. All good wishes to you and lots of love, Ruby, Rita and Lainey.
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Gemifer wrote a review Aug 2018
Manitou Springs, Colorado4 contributions
We truly enjoyed our time at Bellatrix. Rita presented us with delicious breakfasts each morning and then provided us with information for fun hikes. Everything about this place is tranquil and pleasant.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Bellatrix B, Owner at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women
Responded 6 Aug 2018
Yeaaa, thanks so much for your great review. It was so nice to have you “outdoorsy” women here. Enjoy the rest of your trip and thanks again for staying at Bellatrix to explore Beara Peninsula. Rita.
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25kellynd wrote a review Jul 2018
Montreal, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed at Bellatrix for five nights this July, and was absolutely delighted with my experience. Rita and Lainey are excellent hosts--warm, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the area. I especially appreciated how they took the trouble to find out about each guest's interests and fitness levels, so that they could recommend things to do in the area, and spots that were accessible, depending on whether the guests were travelling by bike or by car. My room was comfortable and spacious, with a gorgeous view of the mountains, and the breakfasts were varied and delicious. I really enjoyed chatting with Rita and Lainey, and appreciated the fun and inclusive atmosphere that they create. As a female travelling alone, I felt that I was in a safe space, and that I was looked out for, in a kind, helpful, and unobtrusive way. I would warmly suggest Bellatrix as a destination for female travellers, and as an excellent base from which to see the stunning Beara peninsula. Allihies is a 20 km bike ride away, and Dzogchen Beara Buddhist centre is easily accessible by bike or by car.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Bellatrix B, Owner at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women
Responded 31 Jul 2018
Hi Kelly, thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was great to have you here. You were such a pleasant guest to have at Bellatrix and created such nice energy. When things start to slow down a bit after the summer we are looking forward to reading your beautifully produced book, specially page 15 for the cove swimmers! All the best. Rita and Lainey.
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Susan A wrote a review Jul 2018
Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a beautiful stay at Bellatrix, a brilliant setting to relax and explore. The welcome was friendly and relaxed and the accommodation is very comfortable. Rita made us delicious breakfasts every morning and gave us very good instructions for walks and drives around this stunning peninsula. We met with women from all over the world and even had an impromptu night of music with some French visitors and locals playing accordions and dulcimer! Highly recommended, thank you to Rita and Lainey.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bellatrix B, Owner at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women
Responded 29 Jul 2018
Ahh thanks so much for your lovely review. Lainey was sorry that she didn’t see more of you but it was wonderful to have a super International time at Bellatrix for your stay. I really enjoyed your company, you are two great women. Enjoy the rest of your travels and thanks again for staying at Bellatrix. All the beat, Rita.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women
Which popular attractions are close to Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women?
Nearby attractions include MacCarthy's Bar (0.3 km), Derreenataggart Stone Circle (0.05 km), and Sarah Walker Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphy's Restaurant, Breen's Lobster Bar & Restaurant, and MacCarthy's Bar.
Is Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Castletownbere.
Are there any historical sites close to Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion (2.5 km).
Is Bellatrix Bed and Breakfast for Women accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.