“Nous avons passé trois semaines dans cette grande ettrés belle maison prés de Bantry (7 kms) et nous en sommes vraiment ravis. Tout d'abord l'environnement est trés calme et typique de l'irlande de l'ouest dans les montagnes. Amateurs de randonneés et vélos, vous serez heureux. La propriété est spacieuse autant l'extérieur que l'intérieur dans lequel vous trouverez tous les équipements dont vous avez besoin. Les enfants étaient trés contents car d'une part ils pouvaient bénéficier de nombreux jeux laissés sur place et s'occupaient des deux chats "fluffy" et "mathilda" et des poules ( presques domestiques... qui nous fournissaient tous les jours des oeufs bien frais! C'est un endroit aussi idéal pour de nombreuses visites trés intéressantes tels le célèbre "mizen head" ou la "sheap head way": wonderful. De même, le kerry n'est pas si loin , seulement 1h 15 en voiture... a noter, pour terminer, l'excellent contact avec Paddy , et jocelyn en avant et pendant l'échange. Cette famille irlandaise qui a l'habitude de l'échande de maison est digne de confiance et trés sympatique!”
Patrick's reviewsAs a host (2)
“We made an exchange in the summer 2010, and had a great time. The house is large and clean and we felt at home. We loved to take care of the hens and ate a lot of fresh eggs. The children had a lot of toys to play with. The area is very beautiful and we took small trips to see nearby places.”
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.
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