Spacious house in the countryside with a big garden and great views

Spacious house in the countryside with a big garden and great views


Dec 2009

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A spacious house in the beautiful Mealagh valley with a big garden(1.3 acre), very child friendly with swings, slide, tree house,trapoline,bicycles,kayaks and football pitch! There are 4 bedrooms,3 upstairs(very comfy king size bed)and 3 single beds)(1 bedroom is a walkthrough,still ok to sleep in)1 downstairs with 2 wc, 1 up, 1 down, we have a large kitchen and living room with double doors(south) to garden and picnic bench outside.A sun room overlooking garden.Our home is very cosy welcoming and child friendly,lots of wood inside and plenty windows.


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More about us

  1. We are Paddy and Jocelyn, a married couple with 3 kids, ages 15,11 and 9.We have done enjoyable exchanges the last few years, 2010 to Denmark and 2011 to France. We love to travel but are now limited to school holidays for now(July and August). Paddy is a postman and jocelyn works with special need kids in our local high school. Our kids love feeding the hens and collecting the eggs each day, some have names and are very tame. we would respect your home and take good care. We are now looking forward to summer 2018 and are open to offers in july/august so if you are interested you can contact us. We have an estate car(5 seats) for the family and kids.

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Where is it?


Our house is in a hamlet of six houses and a little school in the mealagh valley, we know all our neighbours for miles around, everyone is friendly and helpful.We live in the countryside with great views of the sea and mountains and valley. You can walk up the mountain behind our house! We are 7 kms from Bantry, 10 mins by car, where you will find all shops,tourist office,ect. It is good for walks(lots of walks are now marked some in the valley too)and for cycling around the valley,you can use our bikes. We are close to the sea, the nearest big sandy beach is 30km away(there is small one in bantry and ballylickey too), stony beaches are 7 kms away. Its a good touring base for the beara and sheepshead peninsulas,and many more scenic areas(feel free to ask for more info), the lakes of Killarney and Cork city are 1 hour drive away.In Bantry you have lots of shops(fishshop, bakery, health shop, cafes) and resturants, swimming pools, golf course, play ground, cinema, boat to whiddy island, horse trekking, market day is friday with lots of local produce. This is a great base for exploring west cork and many beautiful friendly villages and towns, we can give you lots of tips where to go. For example Mizen Head, Gougane barra, and Glengarriff are some favourites. We have and lots of fresh organic eggs from our hens! if you like nature and friendly people you can find them both here.

Buzzy restaurants
The fish kitchen,the snug,donemark west,brick oven.
Cozy cafés
Organic,stuffed olive,bakehouse
Day tripping
Mizzen head,sheeps head,Killarney,glengarriff woods,west cork coastline.

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