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Hillcrest House

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1 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Hillcrest House
Ahakista, Durrus , Bantry Co Cork
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Hospitality comes first at this working farm overlooking Dunmanus Bay, where Agnes Hegarty’s guests - including walkers, who revel in the 55 mile “Sheep’s Head Way” - are welcomed with a cup of tea and home-baked scones on arrival.
  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated

Hillcrest House

Hospitality comes first at this working farm overlooking Dunmanus Bay, where Agnes Hegarty’s guests - including walkers, who revel in the 55 mile “Sheep’s Head Way” - are welcomed with a cup of tea and home-baked scones on arrival.


It is a traditional farmhouse with some recent additions, and makes a comfortable base for exploring the area, or a traditional family holiday - there’s a swing and a donkey on the farm, rooms are big enough for an extra child’s bed and it’s only five minutes’ walk to the beach.


There’s a sitting room for guests, with television and an open fire, and bedrooms - either recently refurbished or in a new extension - have power showers or bath, very comfortable beds, electric blankets, hair dryers, tea/coffee making facilities and clock radios.


Two newer rooms are on the ground floor, with direct access to a sheltered patio, and parking close by.


Fine cooked-to-order breakfasts will set you up for the day and, for the evening, moderately priced evening meals are available for walking groups only; otherwise, there are plenty of good restaurants nearby, also pubs with traditional Irish music.


Recent renovations have been well-planned, so that some rooms in the house can be used for self-catering instead of B&B if required.


*Hillcrest House was our Farmhouse of the Year in 2001.

Rooms 4 (3 en-suite & no-smoking, 3 shower only, 1 with private bathroom, 2 ground floor, 2 family rooms) B&B €38 pps, ss €7; children welcome (under 3s free in parents' room, cot available without charge). *Self-catering cottage and farmhouse also available, all year - details on the website. Closed 1 Nov - 1 Apr. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Directions

3 km from Bantry, takeN71 and turn off for Durrus, then Ahakista - 0.25km to Hillcrest.

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