Self-Drive Holiday In Ireland

TripAdvisor has a great article on Planning A Self-Drive Holiday In Ireland. You could use one of these cottages as a base for exploring south west Ireland, and driving some spectacular routes.

1 The Cable StationRing of Kerry

Ground floor: Double bedroom with 5' bed and en suite shower room.

Ground floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite shower room.

Anchor HavenWest Cork

Master bedroom with 5' bed and en suite shower room with sea view.

Master bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite shower room with sea view.

Derrynane Lodge, Ring of Kerry

First floor: Double bedroom with views over the garden to the sea.

First floor: Double bedroom with views over the garden to the sea.

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West Cork – A Place Apart

West Cork is the place many Dubliners head for – leaving hurried city lives behind to play along the long zig-zagging coastline, and walk or ride through peaceful inland woods and valleys. It is where those in the know go for a spectacular holiday, away from the hordes.

Hundreds of inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and beaches are just right for long active days in the salty air – learning to sail, surfing, diving, whale watching, island-hopping, bird spotting, kayaking on a salt-water lake in the moonlight, messing about in boats. Or simply eating a fresh crab sandwich on a quayside.

For more information see what the Discover Ireland website has to say about the area.

Anchor Haven is situated in the beautiful, remote village of Crookhaven. Why not make it your next holiday destination?

Private pier

Private pier

 

Festivals in Bantry, West Cork

Every summer, the West Cork town of Bantry becomes one of the most important festival destinations with the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Literary Festival and the Masters of Tradition Festival.

The stunning waterfront house, Anchor Haven, in the beautiful fishing village of Crookhaven in West Cork is located only five minutes away from Bantry.

Decked area

Decked area

Why not book a stay at this property when the festivals are on?

20% DISCOUNT on holidays taken between 11 April – 1 October 2013 at Anchor Haven, West Cork

Anchor Haven is a beautiful cottage sleeping up to 10 guests in Crookhaven, a fishing village in West Cork.

Dining area leading to decked patio with wonderful views

Dining area leading to decked patio with wonderful views

This property has an elevated decked patio and barbecue area overlooking the bay, and its own private pier and slipway which is accessed by a gate at the bottom of the garden.

Twin bedroom with sea view

Twin bedroom with sea view

Property layout

Entrance hall leading to 5 bedrooms. Master bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite shower room with sea view. Double bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite shower room, two twin bedroom with sea view, one bedroom with bunk beds. Family bathroom with bath and shower at the end of the hall. Kitchen/living/dining room with open gas fire and sliding doors to decking and barbecue area with stunning sea views.

Master bedroom with 5' bed and en suite shower room with sea view.

Master bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite shower room with sea view.

Anchor Haven

Anchor Haven

The garden is private with high wooden gates and is full of exotic plants.

Anchor Haven is a stunning waterfront house in the beautiful fishing village of Crookhaven in West Cork. This bright and spacious property is situated on an elevated site on the shores of Crookhaven Bay, surrounded by spectacular views of mountains, the bay and the adjacent village.

Decked area

Decked area

Anchor Haven has an elevated decked patio and barbecue area overlooking the bay and its own private pier and slipway which is accessed by a gate at the bottom of the garden. The garden is private with high wooden gates and is full of exotic plants that rarely grow in Ireland but thrive in Crookhaven due to its mild climate that benefits from the warmth of the Gulf Stream.

Private pier

Private pier

Crookhaven Bay is horseshoe shaped, approximately 1.5km long and is very safe for all types of water sports. Small sailing boats, canoes and wind surfers regularly use it and from the beginning of July until Mid August there are sailing races for children in the bay.

Crookhaven Bay

Crookhaven Bay

Crookhaven, just a 2 minute walk away, is a very picturesque and pretty fishing village village with three piers, three pubs/bars serving local seafood, a sailing club where sailing courses are available, grocery shop, craft shop and restaurant. There is live music in the village most nights and it is possible to buy fresh lobsters, fish and crab etc from the local fishermen on the pier. In the winter months the village is very quiet and peaceful but there is always a warm open fire and welcome in the O’Sullivan’s pub.

Click here for more details and how to book.