Strand View Holiday Homes, Allihies, West Cork
- Type: House
- Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: 1.5 ( km)
- Change Over Day: Saturday
These three holiday homes are brand new and in immaculate condition. They are new to the rental market and are finished to a very high standard. They have a 4 star rating from Failte Ireland (Irish Tourist Board).
The holiday homes are spacious, comprising three bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room) and a bathroom upstairs. Downstairs there is a living room, a large kitch-diner, a hallway with ample under-stairs storage and a downstairs w.c. Double doors lead to the outside space.
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The Cork Region
Allihies is a small coastal village, situated on the western end of the Beara Peninsula, West Cork. The area has a magnificent, rugged beauty and a fascinating history.
From 1812 until the mid 20th century, Allihies was a copper-mining centre. Two ‘Man Engine’ houses, built in 1861 to provide power for the mine, still stand. They provide a spectacular reminder of the area’s mining heritage. That heritage was celebrated in September 2007 when President Mary McAleese officially opened the Allihies Copper Mine Museum.
There is a lovely café adjacent to the Mine Museum where a selection of beverages, snacks and meals can be enjoyed. ’Veronica’s’, opposite the Mine Museum, serves a variety of light meals.
O’Neill’s Bar in Allihies Village provides a wide range of bar-food throughout the day and has a separate restaurant, ‘Pluais Umha’ which serves delicious evening meals. Local fish dishes feature prominently on its extensive a-la-carte menu.
Traditional music and ballad sessions feature regularly in the three village pubs and visitors are always welcome to join in.
The village is built at the base of the mountain. It, like nearby Eyeries, is renowned for its brightly painted houses. These include a convenience store, a post-office, three pubs and three restaurants. The convenience store offers a range of services including a deli-counter, DVD rental, wine section and internet-access point.
Everybody who visits comments on the sense of peace, of being ‘away from it all,’ that they experience in Allihies. Indeed, the fame of the nearby Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre, which attracts visitors from all over the world, is at least partly founded on the landscape’s ability to foster such peace. Situated just 7 miles from Allihies, the centre, run by RIGPA, an international Tibetan Buddhist organisation, offers a variety of classes and daily meditation sessions which are open to everybody. www.dzogchenbeara.org
For those who like more active pursuits, the mountains around Allihies and the surrounding countryside provide a wide selection of walks, including mapped Beara Way routes www.bearaway.net . ‘The Strand’, the lovely sandy beach at Ballydonegan Bay, only 15 minutes walk from the village, is the perfect place to swim and sunbathe. The village has a recently established Diving School www.cluin.com. Cycling and shore angling are other local options.
Pony- trekking can be arranged by visiting Dunboy Riding Stables. At the West Cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre in Adrigole, visitors can rent a boat or enjoy group day-sailing trips around Beara’s coastline, which include stops in scenic locations. www.westcorksailing.com. There is a 9- hole golf course in nearby Castletownbere.
From the summer of 2009, visitors to the area will have the opportunity to visit the brand new five- star Dunboy Castle Hotel and its Spa and Wellness Centre. This stunning Resort Hotel is located just 9 miles from Allihies. www.dunboycastlehotel.com
For those who wish to use Allihies as a base for exploring West Cork and Kerry, many towns such as Glengarriff, Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kenmare and Killarney are easily accessible as day-trip destinations.
Closer to Allihies, day trips on Ireland’s only cable car, to nearby Dursey Island (6 miles away) or to Bere Island, near Castletownbere, by ferry, are popular options. www.irishislands.info
From outside Ireland, fly to Cork International Airport. Car hire available at airport (see Tourism Resources tab)
If flying to Dublin, drive directly from Dublin to Cork city.
From March 2010 there will be a ferry link between Swansea and Cork city. Details will be posted here in Spring 2010
Take the N71 from Cork to Bandon.
As you drive in to Bandon, take a right at the T junction and follow the signs for Dumanway, Drimoleague and Bantry, driving along the R586.
From Bantry, take the N71 to Glengarriff. At the end of Glengarriff Village, turn left on to the R572 to Castletownbere.
Drive straight through Castletownbere.
About 6 miles (9 km) outside Castletownbere, you will come to a v junction with signposts to the left for Allihies and to the right for Allihies. Take the left option.
Continue for 6 miles (9 km) until you reach Allihies Village. Strand View Holiday Homes are located in the village.
For visitors who are travelling without a car, pick-up at the airport and taxi to Allihies village costs approx €110. Please go to www.bearacabs.com for more information. Bus service information can be obtained by visiting www.bearainfo.com
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Cork (135 km)
- Ferry: Cork (135 km)
- Railway: Cork (135 km)
Rental is from Saturday to Saturday. Some provision can be made for arrival or departure on alternative days during off-peak season.
Suitable types of Holiday Allihies
- Tennis courts
- Mountain Biking
The large west-facing balcony areas comfortably accommodate sun loungers. Patio furniture enables visitors to make the best use of the ouside space.
There is a well-equipped children's playground and tennis court in the village and bicycle hire is available locally. Beautiful Ballydonegan Beach, known locally as 'The Strand' is a mere 15 minute walk away and is an ideal place to swim and sunbathe. The three pubs in the village provide outdoor seating so that the long summer evenings can be enjoyed to the full.
Exterior Facilities in Strand View Holiday Homes, Allihies, West Cork
- Bicycles available
- Parking space
- Private garden
- Children's playground
Upstairs the bedrooms are decorated in relaxing colours. There are timber floors throughout.
The living room also features timber floors. There are open fires in two of the homes and a 'coal effect' electric fire in the third house. Comfortable leather seating is provided in the living room. The two sea-facing homes have oil-fired central heating and there is electric heating in the third house.
Ample provision is made for entertainment with satellite t.v., DVD player, radio and CD player.
The fully-fitted kitchen provides a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, cooker, microwave and coffee percolator.
Facilities in Strand View Holiday Homes, Allihies, West Cork
- CD player
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Log fire
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (3)
- Bathrooms (2)
- Ensuite (1)
- WCs (1)
Sleeps a Maximum of 6 people:
- Single Beds (4)
- Double Beds (1)
- Cots (1)
- Dining Seats (6)
- Lounge Seats (6)
Tariffs Currency Conversion
Note: Bank Holiday Rates for all three holiday homes are €350 for three nights.
Rates for two-day weekends and mid-week rates available on request.*
* Please note: Short weekends not available during peak-season (June, July and August). Limited availability at other times.
Nightly rate (other than weekends) also available at off -peak times.
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Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
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