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Four Directions Cottage

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Four Directions Cottage with Hungry Hill in the background
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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15% DISCOUNT FOR 7 NIGHTS BOOKING! Original, secluded, traditional self-catering Irish cottage facing due south with breath-taking sea and mountain views. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering with all the cooking utensils you will need. On arrival you will find a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and sugar. The Beara Peninsula has the most spectacular dramatic scenery. It will never fail to amaze you with it's rugged landscapes and beautiful lakes and waterfalls. There are many little beaches off the beaten track (the nearest one is just 2.5 kms away from the cottage) and some beautiful sandy coves to explore. We are Ideally located to enjoy the many local activities of the area: Walking, cycling, golfing, fishing, water sports, art galleries, woodland gardens, historical and archae...15% DISCOUNT FOR 7 NIGHTS BOOKING! Original, secluded, traditional self-catering Irish cottage facing due south with breath-taking sea and mountain views. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering with all the cooking utensils you will need. On arrival you will find a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and sugar. The Beara Peninsula has the most spectacular dramatic scenery. It will never fail to amaze you with it's rugged landscapes and beautiful lakes and waterfalls. There are many little beaches off the beaten track (the nearest one is just 2.5 kms away from the cottage) and some beautiful sandy coves to explore. We are Ideally located to enjoy the many local activities of the area: Walking, cycling, golfing, fishing, water sports, art galleries, woodland gardens, historical and archaeological sights are just a few of the many things you can enjoy while you are here. The cottage is on one of the many official Beara Loop Walking Routes and is situated on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way.The famous Hungry Hill is 8 minutes walk from the cottage door. If you are a nature lover this is the place for you. Perfect for a totally relaxing holiday away from all the pressures of town and city life, you are sure to return home truly refreshed and relaxed. You can take a boat trip to one of the many islands, enjoy some great traditional Irish music in the local pubs and listen to some story-telling which Irish folk are famous for! You will be able to sample the freshest of local produce with delicious local cheeses and fish freshly caught every morning.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please respect our old Irish cottage which has been restored to a very high standard & is extremely well maintained. The cottage is ready for guests from 4pm. Check-in time is between 4pm & 8pm. Please let us know on arrival day approx. what time you hope to arrive. Please leave the cottage clean and tidy & adhere to our departure time of 10am. Electricity is free & we want to keep it that way so please switch everything off when going out. Wi-fi signal can sometimes be intermittent & slow.
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Unfortunately, This the third time I have tried to put in a review. But, here I go again. Are stay was terrific. Lovely cottage with the most fantastic view. We stayed for three weeks and had the best time. The owners are lovely people, who...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Patricia B
795laraine, VR Owner at Four Directions Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi Patricia, Thank-you very much for your lovely review. We are so sorry you had a problem getting it published. However it was very kind of you to write it. We'd just like to say that if you had asked we would of course given...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

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Date of stay: March 2017
795laraine, VR Owner at Four Directions Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Laraine and Mick greeted us with a warm welcome and informative background history of their ownership of Four Directions along with the history of Castletownbere. They oriented us to the neighborhood along with a hike up to Hungry Hill behind the Cottage. Irish sheep were...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank ptiffany21
795laraine, VR Owner at Four Directions Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi Peter and Joy, How lovely it was to read your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and many thanks for your great comments. We do hope to meet you again in the future. You will always be most welcome...More

Reviewed 10 June 2016

We absolutely loved staying at Four Directions Cottage. Perfectly located on the Beara Peninsula. Mick and Loraine are wonderful hosts, nothing was to much trouble for them even when we arrived alot later than the eta we gave them, we felt welcome. Stunning cottage, Mick...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Rebecca T
795laraine, VR Owner at Four Directions Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Hi Rebecca, Thank-you so much for your really great review! It was most kind of you to take the time to write such lovely comments and we do appreciate it. It's always very uplifting to read our reviews and they are very helpful for our...More

Reviewed 13 April 2016

This cottage is ideal to stay at while visiting the area of Castletownbere and the Beara district. You definitely need a car to get around, but the cottage is not far from most towns, and it is easy to get out and about. The cottage...More

Date of stay: April 2016
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

At the foothills of famous Hungry Hill and looking south to the sea, this cottage was a revelation to us. Even better in reality than photos, Mick and Larraine made us feel very welcome. Everything is thought about. The cottage is fully equipped with every...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank DurkanM
795laraine, VR Owner at Four Directions Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Madeline, We were really thrilled when we read your lovely review! It was most kind of you to write it and with such great positive comments. Thank-you so much. It was love;y to meet you all and we do hope it won't be too...More

Reviewed 16 March 2016

I stayed in this little gem of a cottage earlier this month and will definitely be back. Laraine and Mick's attention to detail is amazing and their welcome so warm. It was just what the doctor ordered and Laraine's brown bread is a delight.

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank christina w
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights, and from the moment we stepped in, we regretted not staying here for a week - what a lovely place! So cosy, spotless, modern and beautiful, and with a beautiful view to the sea and Bere Islands. If we...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Malenesch
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Mick and Laraine made us feel very welcome. The cottage looks just like everything we saw on the Internet. It is very cosy and really beautifully renovated. The views are amazing. Castletownbere is nearby and there is a good supermarket.You can do a lot of...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Rene V
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The cottage is actually traditional ánd has been fitted with every conceivable comfort. The views are breathtaking and there are many beautiful walks and other activities in the area, of which all the information is provided in the cottage. Laraine and Mick are truly a...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank Iris K
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Books
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Castletownbere is 10 mins drive away and is a major fishing port. The fishing fleets moor up in the harbour and bring ashore their catch of mainly white fish which you can buy fresh. The town has an good selection of shops including supermarkets, health foods, arts and crafts,a fine local butcher and pubs (such as MacCarthy's Bar as featured in, and on the front cover of the best-selling book of the same name by Pete MacCarthy). In addition,in the town square, you can buy German Crepes in summer months with a vast selection of fillings, cooked freshly while you wait, or you can relax in the variety of restaurants in the town and surrounding area, nearly all of which offer a mouth-watering selection of freshly caught and cooked local fish.
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