“We had an exchange with Anne in County Cork, summer 2015, which was a great success. She owns a splendid house, extremely comfortable, and superbly equipped, in the middle of a beautiful, well-kept garden with a fantastic view on the surrounding countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed that south-western part of Ireland, its picturesque harbours, stunning cliffs, and immaculate beaches- even though the water was too cold for us Mediterraneans. Anne has been very easy-going and helpful in coaching us "beginners" for our first home exchange. We are sorry we never properly met in this simultaneous exchange, except by waving at each other through airport window panes.”
Anne's reviewsAs a host (8)
“Great communication between us , all worked so well ! It was our first time in a simultaneous exchange ( we usually do non simultaneous ) and Anne made it really easy ! Splendid large and very cosy house , charming and helpful neighbours and peaceful surroundings which we discovered with Charlie , either with the bikes Anne kindly left for us or walking . The pubs with the live music at Clonakilty , we had a memorable evening in one of them ! stunning beach at Inchydoney , Kinsale , the wild Atlantic way , Kerry ... And the weather ! We loved the weather ! The colours of the sky with the clouds when announcing a rain which never lasts long and after a splendid sun ... all so green and clear ! The heather blossoming ... a pure joy ! We have loved Anne\'s house , the kindness of the Irish and their magnificent country ! We\'ll come back for sure despite of the left hand drive ..;)) Many thanks Anne for all !”
“We are from Barcelona and we stayed at Anne's house this last summer. It was a great experience, they have a very nice house in a very quiet and charming surroundings. Their dog and cat were a very good company during the days we spent there. The communication with Anne was fantastic and very easy, I really recommend it.”
“We spent an enjoy stay in the comfortable and lovely Anne's house. The house is very well situated : you can visited Cork and the surrounding, Killarney in County Kerry, etc. Anne is very friendly and helpful, she made us all kind of information about what to see. Nice exchange....”
“We have spend 3 weeks in Bandon a really charming area. People landscape, food all was perfect. We stay in large brand new house. It s a very comfortable one. We feel like at home. Anne and her family are a very friendly. The house is very clean. I find a huge kitchen. We Have spend a very very nice trip . Thanks a lot”
“Anne a une jolie et grande propriété, bien entretenue, mais aurait intérêt à manifester davantage de tolérance lorqu'elle se rend dans un pays en voie de développement, comme le Maroc.”
“Anne's house is very spacious and bright it is in the countryside and no sound comes disturb your rest or reading corner stove. We loved exploring the countryside and along the coast along the sea. We also loved Cork. Our favorite is definitely Mizen Head we saw 3 seals ... Anne thanked us for the reception that we had done at home by offering us of proprietary Ireland. We really appreciated that. Charly and Roxy were great especially Charly is very wise when you go for walks with you. Anne and her children took care of our home and it is really nice.”
“We had one of our all time favourite holidays in this beautiful and spacious country home. The home was immaculately clean with many living spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms. Anne was so easy and efficient to organise things with. The garden is gorgeous and the outlook superb. A great experience. ”
Where is it?
We live in the heart of the Irish countryside, it is private and secluded but a really convenient touring base for visiting Cork and Kerry, and from here you can visit Cork City (35kms) and County. I would especially recommend West Cork!
It is very near the market town of Bandon, only 5 minutes drive away, or 15 minutes west to the well-known town of Clonakilty (great pubs, lots of live music and festivals, excellent restaurants and cafes).
Near Clonakilty, there is the renowned Spa Hotel and blue flag beach at Inchydoney, where there is a surf school for the more active! There are also 2 horseriding centres in Clonakilty, a playground, leisure centre, cinema, tennis courts etc.
All within a 30 to 60 minute drive, you can visit Cork City, eat in the gourmet maritime town of Kinsale, kiss the famous Blarney Stone, drive west to Skibbereen, Baltimore, Schull, Bantry etc. Or go East of the city to Cobh, Midleton, or Fota Wildlife Park (zoo).
You are near the Coast and some incredible beaches, but also near hills and mountains for great hill-walking and panoramic views. Killarney in County Kerry is only 1 hour 15 minutes away with its beautiful lakes and mountains, and West Cork is famous for its beauty, pubs, restaurants and really friendly people.
Our close proximity to Cork's International airport and to West Cork,www.westcork.ie, means that there will be endless opportunities for exploring and relaxing.
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