Chosen by IB4UD travel site as one of the 5 most adorable cottages in Ireland you can stay in "This beautiful and unique cottage is an absolute gem. Not only is the property in an idyllic location, but it is completely renovated so everything is traditional but tastefully decorated."
Welcome to Four Directions Cottage which, as the name suggests, has magnificent views in all directions.
From the cottage you can overlook Bantry Bay, the Sheep's Head Peninsula, Bere Island, Bear Haven, the Atlantic Ocean and behind the cottage, the majestic Hungry Hill, featured in Daphne du Maurier's novel.
Relax in an original, secluded, traditional Irish cottage facing due south with it's own private entrance drive and gardens on the beautiful, unspoilt Beara Peninsula.
The fully equipped self-catering cottage, which is deceptively spacious, sleeps up to 4 guests and has been tastefully renovated to meet today's standards and comforts while retaining all its charm and individuality.
The cottage, which is open all year round, is in an ideal location to enjoy the many activities of the area, walking, cycling, golf, fishing, watersports, sight seeing and is on the Beara Way Walking and Cycling Route.
You will find so much of interest in Castletownbere, Kenmare, Glengarriff, Adrigole, Bantry, Allihies and Eyeries all within easy reach of the cottage.
Visit the famous McCarthy's Bar from Pete McCarthy's book, the Dzogchen Beare Tibetan Buddhist Retreat, Allihies Copper Mine Museum, The Italian Garden on Garinish Island, the many art galleries and beautiful beaches.
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What our guests say:"The cottage was the perfect place to explore the Beara Peninsula. Loved the sounds of the birds and looking over the water each morning over coffee." Emily, USA March 2020
"This has been the perfect getaway! We had everything we needed and more - A lovely welcome pack, local information, maps, walking books and DVD's." Richard, Ireland June 2020
“The cottage is one of the nicest Air B&B's I've stayed in. Unique vibe, really well designed & renovated with welcoming touches & impeccable standards." Maureen, London Feb 2020
"What a beautiful break from reality - the perfect place." Grainne, Co. Waterford, January 2020
"Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for helping us to make our honeymoon unforgettable." Eric, California, December 2019
"We had such a wonderful few days here on the spectacular Beara Peninsula." Nikki & Ed, Co. Clare, November 2019
"The cottage was absolutely adorable and had everything we could have possibly needed." Claude, Canada, October 2019
"We have been to Ireland a lot but we have never been more warmly received than you have. You haven't missed a thing." Walter, Cologne, Germany, September 2019
"Thank-you so much for welcoming us to your cosy cottage with the beautiful view. We felt so comfortable and we are sure to come back." Matthias, Germany, August 2019
"The natural beauty here is truly breathtaking and your knowledge and love of the area is apparent, Thanks for being part of our journey." Clay, Kentucky USA, July 2019
"The cottage had everything you need and Laraine was a fantastic host. I would highly recommend this place." Emma, Ireland, June 2019
"Thank-you so much for our lovely stay in this gorgeous cosy cottage with such an amazing view! We loved exploring everywhere. The bed is also super comfy." Olivia, UK, May 2019
" After a long day of driving we were so excited to walk into this cosy beautiful home. The views are stunning!" Sarah, Boston, USA, April 2019
"Thank you so much for your warm welcome. We loved everything about this place, the scenery is just amazing. What a view! A perfect cosy beautiful home." Ils, Belgium, March 2019
"We had a wonderful stay and the loft bedroom was the highlight for our 2 boys. We will certainly recommend the cottage to all our friends." Mike, Cork, February 2019.