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Four Directions Cottage

59 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Original, secluded, traditional self-catering Irish cottage facing due south with breathtaking sea and mountain views. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering with all the cooking utensils you will need. For guests who book for 2 nights or more we leave a welcome pack consisting of eggs, soda bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar and marmalade. For guests who are staying for 1 night we provide 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 o...Original, secluded, traditional self-catering Irish cottage facing due south with breathtaking sea and mountain views. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering with all the cooking utensils you will need. For guests who book for 2 nights or more we leave a welcome pack consisting of eggs, soda bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar and marmalade. For guests who are staying for 1 night we provide 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
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About the Owner
Mick and Laraine R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We will welcome you on your arrival; take you around the cottage, show you all the features and appliances and give you the keys on your arrival. Even though we live 2 minutes away the cottage is completely private but we are available should you have any queries.
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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
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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

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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
Thank CountryLiz
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
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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.
How to get there
The cottage is always ready for our guests from 4pm onwards on arrival day. Check-in time is any time between 4pm and 8pm. We would be grateful if you would let us know a little nearer the day what time you hope to get here so as we can be certain to be at home when you arrive to show you into the cottage. SAT NAV Coordinates = 51º40'13.6'N 9º48'23.2'W
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