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The Artists’ Cottage & Studio - Self-catering in Co. Cork

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Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Bantry, , Co. Cork
Munster, Ireland

Julie FitzGerald Vitelli

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+44 (0)7734 663589(mobile)

Sheep's Head Way is reputedly one of the best walks in Ireland. Come back to roaring fires, Rayburns, art and style - terrific restorations

Now how many Irish cottages come with an outdoor pool? Next to the road but shielded by hedges, it even has sea views! You are at the tip of the strikingly beautiful Sheep's Head peninsula, a paradise for walkers, and we couldn't better poet Seamus Heaney's description: 'Things found clean on their own shapes; water and ground in their extremity.' Laharandota was the house of an artist for many years; it still shows. Everything inside is in the best possible taste and breathes a generous spirit: a wonderful kitchen with big Rayburn stove, art, objets and a fabulous hamper, a claw-foot bath, a glass-walled sun room, nooks, crannies and a rustic fireplace that roars in winter. Next-door's studio, often rented to the same party, provides comforts on a reduced scale, but the light, the art, the sea views are the same. Hike a part of the Sheep's Head Way: 'the best walk in Ireland' says Country Walking magazine. Head for the lighthouse, look out for choughs and peregrines. Shops and restaurants are a short drive away, lovely Bantry Town and sandy Barleycove beach are not much further. Inspirational.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Julie FitzGerald Vitelli:

Local points of interest from
Julie FitzGerald Vitelli:

  • Stroll down the lane from the cottage directly on to The Sheep's Head Way, one of Ireland's 31 Waymarked Ways (marked trails).
  • If you do not fancy yourself as a 'wild rover', there's always riding, cycling, sailing, kayaking, diving, golf and cookery classes.
  • Magnificent Bantry House and gardens nearby.
  • Explore Blue Flag status Barleycove beach.
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  • 1 Cottage for 5
  • , 1 Barn for 4
Price:(i) 400 to1300 per week

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Pubs & restaurants nearby.


Open all year.


Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Bantry, , Co. Cork

Self-catering The Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double (ensuite shower); 1 twin, 1 single & 1 sofabed sharing 1 bathroom & separate wc
Price: (i) 600 to 1300 per week
Self-catering The Studio (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 double (en suite shower) , 1 twin (en suite shower)
Price: (i) 400 to 900 per week

Julie FitzGerald Vitelli

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)7734 663589(mobile)