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Hillcrest House

Cottage, Detached House, Other, Farmhouse

Ahakista
Bantry
Co Cork

No. of houses or units: 2

No. of bedrooms: 3

No. sleeps: 6 / 7

No. of bathrooms: 3


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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  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.

The front part of the house is now converted for holiday letting. It is completely private and independent from the remainder of house, which still continues as a Bed and Breakfast business.

The accommodation consists of three spacious bedrooms: one double room en-suite, one triple room en-suite (1 double and 1 single bed) and one double room with toilet and washbasin, plus a separate bathroom. Large sitting cum dining room with traditional wall lighting, open stone fireplace, stone walls and slate floor.

Spacious fully fitted kitchen, microwave, electric cooker, electric kettle, toaster, iron, electric fire, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, hair dryer, clock radio, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils plus other household requirements.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Central heating throuthout. Fully equipped for 7 people. Bed linen and towels supplied.

There is also a cottage available for rent.

Hillcrest Farm Cottage:

Hillcrest Farm Cottage is 4 Star Classification, Irish Tourist Board Approved. Conveniently situated off the main road a quarter of mile from Ahakista Village on the "Sheep's Head" peninsula, picturesque peaceful setting overlooking harbour and Dunmanus Bay.

Consisting of three bedrooms – two rooms with one double bed each and one room with two single beds. Cot if required, wash basins with H/C in each bedroom. Bathroom, separate shower-room. Comfortable lounge with double studio couch, three piece suite, etc.

Large kitchen cum Dining room, Microwave, electric cooker, electric kettle, electric toaster, fridge/freezer, iron, electric fire, hair dryer, dishwasher, plus all other household requirements. Utility room with Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. Central Heating throughout. Telephone. Fully equipped for six people. Fireplace and T.V.

Magnificent sea and mountain scenery, swimming, fishing, and boating within 10 minutes walk, scenic walks and mountain climbing. Ideal centre for touring West Cork and Kerry on 'Sheep's Head Way' Walk.

Grocer shop and Pubs a quarter mile. Good restaurants locally. Kilcrohane village three miles, Durrus six miles and Bantry twelve miles. Spacious private grounds. Donkey on farm, baby-sitter available if required. Bed linen supplied. Sign posted in Durrus village. Fuel and electricity charges at local rates.

Information on Location

Nearest Town: Bantry
Distance (km): 19
Nearest Airport: Cork
Time Away: 1-2 hours

Nearest International Ferry Port: Ringaskiddy, Cork
Time Away: 1-2 hours

Nearest Station: Cork
Time Away: 1-2 hours

Dublin

Time Away: 4 hrs

Waterford

Time Away: 3 hrs

Cork

Time Away: 1-2 hours

Killarney

Time Away: 2 hrs

Limerick

Time Away: 3 hrs

Galway

Time Away: 4-5 hrs

Sligo

Time Away: 6 hrs

Belfast

Time Away: 7 hrs

Athlone

Time Away: 6 hrs

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2km before Bantry at sign for Sheeps Head,travel to Durrus and there sign for Ahakista, approx. .05km after Ahakista Bar , sign on right for Hillcrest Farm accommodation.

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