About the Homestay
We are a family of four with 2 boys 15 & 21. We love the outdoors , hill walking, mountain biking , golf or just walking by the sea or in the many trails of the Nature Reserve. We built our Dormer house in 1999 & it has 2 double ensuite rooms & a single en suite on lower floor . We overlook the beautiful Caha mountains on the Beara Peninsula (Wild Atlantic Way). There is a free safe lock up for bicycles & we can recommend some great road & off road cycle trails. INCLUSIVE IN PRICE IS A LIGHT BREAKFAST OF CEREAL BROWN BREAD OR TOAST CROISSANTS OR SCONES , JUICE , FRUIT , YOGHURT, PRESERVES, TEA OR COFFEE .
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are located 2km outside Glengarriff Village on The Beara Peninsula towards Castletownbere. The Village has many bars hotels/restaurants & woollen market shops & very picturesque. Glengarriff is a walkers & cycling paradise. The The Nature Reserve is very near & has many beautiful walks. Many Seals in the harbour surrounding Garnish Island & Ferry service to the island all day . There you can visit the beautiful famous Italian Gardens & look out onto Bantry Bay & Glengarriff Village. Bantry is only 15km from Bantry Town & has many shops & restaurants & a cinema with open country market every Friday. We are also close too Kenmare with its many Bars & Restaurants. The drive from Glengarriff to Kenmare (Kerry) is stunning ,through a tunnel in the mountains, then you are greeted by the Kerry Mountains . The Healey Pass is nearby on The Beara Way. The Beara Way is a drive you must do whilst in the area . Totally breathtaking scenery. You can also do as much walking as you like on The Beara Way which stretches across the peninsula approx 180 km in total. For The Golf enthusiast there is a beautiful 9 hole Golf Course with stunning views over the bay . Maureen O' Hara lived in the grounds surrounding the golf course for years & just recently moved to America. An 18 hole Golf Course designed by Christie O'Connor Junior is equally as stunning in Bantry.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
No pets No smoking no use of telephones unless emergency .
Smoking is not allowed.
Mary, Chris and Matthew are extremely kind. They do everything to satisfy you. They do not count their time to talk with you. It’s so important when You want to improve your langage. Every day, they gave me good some advices to discover the best spots in the area. What about the food ? If i tell you that Chris is a chef, you will have understood that breakfast and dinner are excellent ! The house is situated in a very quiet place. Eventually, i don’t see where i could remove points to Chris and Mary. They are perfect. Thank you both ! I will come back.
J’ai passé un super séjour chez Chris et Mary !! Ils sont aux petits soins pour vous et prennent le temps de discuter
Chris qui est chef cuisinier fait très très bien à manger
La chambre est très grande avec une salle de bain privative, rien à dire c’est nickel
Leur maison est très bien située pour visiter les alentours
Je resterai avec grand plaisir chez Chris et Mary pour plusieurs semaines tellement on s’y sent bien, comme à la maison tout simplement
Merci pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse
Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour chez Mary et Chris. Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis. Nous avons apprécié particulièrement les échanges riches et amicaux. Les breakfasts faits maison étaient excellents et copieux. Nous recommandons fortement cet hôte d’autant que la péninsule de Beara est magnifique et mérite qu’on s’y attarde plusieurs jours.
Tres bon accueil , des gens sympathiques , et petit dejeuner avec produits locaux , je recommande.
Chris and Mary made us very welcome, their house is modern and bright, and in a quiet location, but close to Glengarriff.
Merci Mary pour votre accueil chaleureux et l'attention que vous avez manifestée notamment pour le petit déjeuner. Excellent séjour malgré une météo capricieuse
Très bon accueil de la part de Mary et Chris toujours disponibles et aux petits soins. Je recommande vivement ce logement dans une région calme et attractive par ses paysages côtiers et son environnement.
Nice room plenty of light. Very quiet area and Mary and Chris are really nice. I really enjoy my time in this family. Highly recommended.
Excellent séjour chez Chris ! Propreté impeccable, chambre très spacieuse, petit-déjeuner bien copieux. Mary & Chris nous ont donné plein de conseils judicieux pour visiter la région. Top !
Everything had been great: The room, house, family (even the cat) and the meals. I chose to have diner with the family as well and got some nice irish meals. I didn't feel alone and they are really interested do get to know you, so we we had a lot to talk about.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.