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Westerly House on Bantry Bay, West Cork

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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
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House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
5 Full baths

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Vinni O
Vinni O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What more could you ask for?
It's honestly hard to sum up how wondering a place this is. From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are entering your own little world. The gardens and surrounds are so picturesque, with the sea at your doorstep. The house is so warm and welcoming, and even with a large group we had so much space, with the rooms well spread out so that you don't all feel on top of each other. The kitchen was so large and spacious, it made it easy to cook for and feed all 12 of us, and it was so nice to all be able to sit around the one table. We were provided so much great advice on what to do in the area, and even though the weather wasn't the best, it was the depths of winter after all, we had so much to keep us entertained. It was so nice to cozy up by the fire, or relax in the hot tub. We loved it so much we expect to make a return trip, maybe even many.
Visited February 2024
Written 7 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe H.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
A spacious house in a fantastic setting for a fami...
A spacious house in a fantastic setting for a family gathering.
Written 8 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Mrsmaggot
Mrsmaggot
Rathcormack, Ireland50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning - a perfect stay
I booked Westerly with a group of close friends to celebrate a roundy birthday. We had an absolutely beautiful stay in this gorgeous, spacious house - it had everything we needed and it accommodated 10 of us in real comfort (better than any hotel!). We loved the hot tub in the garden (particularly special under the stars) and the beautiful views of the bay from the living room. We had a really special, memorable stay - all i could have hoped for and more. We stayed in November with some choice weather and really enjoyed cosying up by the open fire but I can imagine it would be even more beautiful in the summer when we could enjoy the garden. I never wanted to leave - highly recommend!
Visited November 2023
Written 2 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Geraldine M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
This is a very special property that provides plen...
This is a very special property that provides plenty of space and comfort for everyone to enjoy its beauty and that of the surrounding area. We very much hope to return one day.
Written 9 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Rory
Rory
Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place & great host
Marie and Annette are fabulous hosts and Westerly House is a great place to stay. The house is just like the picture's, is very clean and easy to get to. I would recommend as a place to stay and we will hopefully stay again.
Visited November 2023
Written 4 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathleen L.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing house and gardens. We are a family group f...
Amazing house and gardens. We are a family group from UK and Singapore celebrating my 70th birthday ages ranging 7 to 75. The grandchildren loved the kayaks and being able to swim from the jetty and catching crabs. The house is big enough to enjoy our own space to sit and read or just look at the view and we were blessed with a week of glorious weather. Beautiful part of West Cork which’s I would highly recommend .
Written 25 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Martin L.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Fantastic location, especially well shown off by t...
Fantastic location, especially well shown off by the brilliant weather we had for a whole week! The house is very comfortable and easily accommodated our multiple couples with small children. Great outdoor space and the waterfront is a real bonus. Great for kayaking, SUP and crabbing for small children (require supervision always!). There are also superb beaches and coves within a short drive. We mostly self-catered but Seaview hotel opposite is good for eating out and Manning's for morning coffee. Highly commended rental.
Written 23 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Eamonn F.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Westerly House is a unique property and it carries...
Westerly House is a unique property and it carries a price to go with that. However for most people, including us, this provides you with a once in a life experience, the memories of which will remain with you for a very long time. My extended family, including grand and great grand children, had the most amazing time in this natural wonderland of a home in Ballylickey West Cork. Eating, drinking, swimming, kayaking, hot tubbing, with enough space to allow everyone peace and privacy when required, this was a holiday heaven, best summed up by one of my great grand children, who blurted out - this is the 2nd best holiday I ever had -. When I asked Jamie what was the first, he replied - Disneyland Paris -. There was one major disappointment. One day after we left, a pod of whales appeared in Ballylickey Bay and put on a breaching display. How beautiful it would have been to sit with a glass of wine on the jetty at the end of the garden in Westerly House and watch the whales having their fun!!!
Written 25 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Peter h
Peter h
Cork, Ireland31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house with direct sea access
We have stayed in Westerly for 4 years in a row and always enjoy our stay. The location is fantastic, it is a beautiful house with direct sea access. There are a number of large bedrooms with very comfortable beds. I do think after a number of years of vacation rental that a bit of wear and tear is starting to show and a bit of money needs to be spent generally but particularly on the garden furniture and the sofa in the TV room being replaced. Saying that we are returning next year and always enjoy our stay.
Visited June 2023
Written 10 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mary H
Mary H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful and fun location to spend with family and friends
Great location and beautiful house between the towns of Bantry and Glengarriff. There were 10 adults the first week and 6 the second and we all had plenty of room and comfortable beds. The house was lovely and spacious with everything we needed; the gardens and bay views were peaceful, and some took advantage of the kayaks and jacuzzi. Getting in and out of the small driveway was the only tricky part. AnnMarie, who was recommended, catered two meals, which were exceptional. Bantry Bay Golf is nearby, and we took day trips to Mizen Head and Crookhaven, the Beara Peninsula, Whiddy Island and Garinish Island, Killarney, Baltimore, Kenmare, and Castletownbere. We visited Ouvane Falls - a pub within walking distance to watch Irish dancing - and dined twice at the Sea View House, across the street. We heard great music at The Anchor Tavern following dinner at The Snug in Bantry. We also enjoyed a meal at Casey's in Glengarriff. Frequented Mannings Emporium down the road and was grateful for Andrew's helpful tips. Wish we had found Vincent, our driver, at the very beginning of the trip - we hired him for a day, and he dropped the guys at Dooks Golf course in Kerry and drove us around Slea Head in Dingle and through the Dunloe Gap on the way home - it was amazing, and he was great fun. It's a long ride from Dublin airport and it's a challenge driving on some of the old roads (we took a wrong turn on Snave Road and landed on The Old Mountain Pass!), but we were there 2.5 weeks and could have stayed longer. It was the perfect vacation spot with family and friends and the weather was mostly sunny and beautiful.
Visited June 2023
Written 8 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hot bath
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Skiing available
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Getting there
Shannon Airport
71.3 mi

Kerry County Airport
32.1 mi
Restaurants
Donemark West
1.8 mi

The Fish Kitchen
2.9 mi

Organico Bantry
2.8 mi

The Brick Oven
2.8 mi
Attractions
Garinish Island
4.7 miNature & Wildlife Areas

Bantry House & Garden
3.2 miArchitectural Buildings

Glengarriff Bamboo Park
4.7 miGardens

Albatross Escape Rooms
2.8 miEscape Games
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesSkiing available

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Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 pm Check out by 9 am
Cancellation policy

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Westerly House on Bantry Bay, West Cork

    Westerly House on Bantry Bay, West Cork is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

    Westerly House on Bantry Bay, West Cork has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

    Westerly House on Bantry Bay, West Cork has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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