Chosen by IB4UD travel site as "one of the five 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 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.
Views of the cottage
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What our guests say:
" Endless stunning walks nearby, the cottage is exactly as the pictures suggest, well kept and well stocked. Couldn't recommend it enough." Sinead, Ireland, June 2021
"Absolutely charming cottage, tastefully laid out with everything thought of. A stones throw from Hungry Hill for proper hiking." Carol, Ireland, June 2021
"Beautiful cottage, spectacular location. Lots to do and see around the Peninsula. Would highly recommend." Aoife, Ireland, June 2021
"Peaceful location with a gorgeous view. Laraine is there to help if you need it. We will definitely visit again." Shirley, Ireland, May 2021
"Cottage so well presented and well equipped with beautiful gardens. Very easy, comfortable place to stay." Elizabeth, Ireland, May 2021
"Amazing stay. Laraine and Mick get everything right down to the smallest detail. Will certainly return." Vicky, Ireland, May 2021
"Absolutely perfect for a get away from it all break. Stunning views, cottage immaculate, private and full of character." Jill, Ireland, May 2021
"Cottage was exceptionally clean with everything perfectly in order. Hungry Hill is just up the road. Highly recommend staying here." Peter, Ireland, May 2021
"The cottage is perfect with a great location. It is an ideal base for exploring the wild and rugged Beara Peninsula." Mary, Ireland, May 2021
"The cottage is charming, lovely, warm and spotless making our family holiday such a pleasure. So much to do in the area." Katthryn, Ireland, September 2020
"It's such a magical little spot for a perfect family staycation, we didn't want to leave." David & Carol, Ireland, August 2020
"What a week! This property and its garden are just wow! Thank you so much for a beautiful stay in the cottage." Anita, Ireland, July 2020
"Perfect getaway from the city and our apartment during these Covid 19 lockdown times. We had everything we needed and more". Richard, Ireland, June 2020
"Another wonderful stay, I will never get enough of that stunning view from the front door. All needs have been predicted and catered for." Barbara, U.K., March 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