“We had a beautiful week in this gorgeous house! Everything was just perfect: the weather, the combination work-leisure, the afternoon trips with fantastic hikes (Crookhaven, Barley Cove, Mizen Head, The Old Castle, Glengariff, Bantry, Sheep's Head, Baltimore) the beautiful evenings, the restaurants (O Connery's in Crookhaven, The Three Castle Cafe, The Fish Kitchen in Bantry, Glebe Gardens in Baltimore)... our batteries are refilled!”
Achim's reviewsAs a host (6)
“We spent one week in Toormore in February 2011 and were delighted by the experience. The site is magnificent with the wild coast visible from all rooms and the atmosphere made of silence only troubled by the sounds of sea and wind is unique. The house is cosy, peaceful and richly decorated. We were fond of the kitchen which was evidently designed by somebody really loving Cuisine like us French do. It is a perfect place to stay and relax which we did when the weather outside was bad; we took advantage of the sunny days to visit the area which is really worth seeing with places like Mizen Head or Beara Peninsula. Special mention and thanks to Denise who welcomed us greatly and is a master of Irish humor.”
“The peaceful and friendly atmosphere created a warm and wonderful spirit. It's a really great getaway!”
“We stayed here for 9 days and had a great time. This house is so beautifully located. The views are jaw dropping, day and night. Seeing the lighthouse and the stars was as beautiful as sitting in front of the house and looking at the ocean during the day. We hiked every day for a a few hours with storm, rain, and sunshine . It was allways a great experience. Listened to Mahler while cooking in the well equipped kitchen. Slept like roses. Achim is a very good host, always following up on any questions. We think we were lucky to have been able to stay here. Cas and Jolien”
“A fantastic house, a wonderful opportunity to discover Ireland. Just perfect.”
“This was our first house swap, but we think we are spoiled right away. What a house and what an environment. This place is so beautifully located and carefully decorated with lots of nice art, furniture You notice the love and care of this owner. The carpentry is so well executed and this is the first place we ever stayed with love for kitchens. Sharp! knives beautiful, original kitchenware (cast iron, just love it) so well suited with the house and its environment. Areal live in kitchen. I think we lived more in there then in the living room. And then the lovable Denise, who takes care of the house and its guests. She is a gem. This place will bring you really at rest with its environment, the most beautiful area of Ireland West Cork and Kerry County. And the sea right in front of your door. And the everlasting ocean with the Teardrop of Ireland in as a comforting guard in sight. We stayed 13 days, had only 1(one) day of sunshine but we didn't care less. The house, its environment, Ireland and its people (you will never meet friendlier folks) will never get you down. Achim, thanks a bunch.”
Where is it?
The house is located in the sunny South West Coast of Ireland, one of the most demanded areas of Ireland. Cork airport is 50 miles away, the next little town (Schull) is 6 miles away. It is surrounded by unspoilt nature on several acres of own coastal land, right at the Atlantic Ocean. All you see from the windows is the sky and the blue of the water, all you hear is the wind and the ocean. Because of the Gulfstream, the climate is extremely mild (palm trees in front of the house) and most of the year is perfect for being outside.
Because this area is highly sought after by tourists (a sailers paradise) the coastal towns are bursting with charming pubs, first class restaurants, little shops and activities. In short: If you want to withdraw and nourish your soul, be surrounded by the Ocean, breath fresh air, hear nothing but the waves, this is the most amazing place to be.
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