Holiday home Nellie's Farmhouse is a spacious detached farmhouse 4 miles from the village of Durrus and 6 miles from Bantry in County Cork. On the ground floor there is an open plan living area which includes a lovely farmhouse-style kitchen and dining area, as well as a sitting area with a cosy woodburning stove. Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms consisting of one small double, one single and an adult bunks room, as well as a family bathroom which is in addition to the ground floor shower room. Outside, there is off road parking for three cars and an enclosed lawned garden. Nellie's Farmhouse is the perfect base for your Irish cottage getaway.
Area Durrus is a village located at the head of Dunmanus Bay on what is called the Friendly Cove, on one of the most unspoilt coasts in Ireland, in West Cork, six miles from Bantry in County Cork. The village is the gateway to the Sheep's Head and Mizen Head peninsulas, a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists, showcasing some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery that Ireland has to offer. There are a number of public gardens established in the area, including Cois Abhann and Kilvarock, and Durrus also benefits from a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes offering excellent food and traditional music through the year.
Region County Cork is full of truly breathtaking natural beauty. With unspoilt beaches, historic castles, and modern visitor attractions, there's plenty for all ages to absorb and there is always plenty to see and do in County Cork.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power charged by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed front lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles.
A nice house with great scenery in a beautiful area.. A friendly and warm welcome by the letter.
Superb holiday in every respect.. Nellies Farmhouse is very clean, spacious, well furnished and thoughtfully equipped with everything you need. Kitchen equipment was in immaculate condition which is always a bonus. The location is in a beautiful area with very little sound to be heard other than the birds! The cottage owner, Anna, was very warm and welcoming and lives fairly close by. We couldn't fault this accommodation and enjoyed returning to it at the end of the day. The area is stunningly beautiful and as cyclists we were able to enjoy it to the full. Our trip was perfect in every way - we even had good weather! Thank you Anna.
Fantastic location for swimming walking cycling and running.. The property is really well laid out and equipped and decorated to a very high standard.
Nellies cottage has been an amazing place to stay.. Everything has been just marvelous. From walking the lanes until 11:30pm in wonderful twilight to the decor and finish of the house.
The owner has to be complemented on the quality of the house, decor and finish. Plus all of the little touches. WIFI reception was great.
Anna was a true host and was lovely to work with. Her directions were spot on. Ask her for instructions on how to use the oven.
Apart from a little bit of traffic, the only sound you could here was sheep and cows. The patio furniture was simply a brilliant idea combined with super weather we used it for nearly every meal.
While here, you must see Bantry the town (with a great market on Fridays) and Bantry House gardens. You must see the following:
“Garnish” island and grounds. 10 out of 10.
Drombeg Stone Circles. 4 out of 10.
The Long Strand at Owenahincha 8 out of 10. For a remote walk down a wonderful beach.
Inchydoney Beach 10 out of 10.
Drive to Barley Beach 8-10.
Clonakilty Town 9 out of 10. Cute town great little spot.
Castlefreke and woodland area 6 of 10.
Sheep’s Head Walk and turning point (Scenic drive 9 out of 10). Excellent evening’s walk at the end of the drive.
Also try the Ewe Experience in Glengarrif. 10 out of 10. Very cool little spot.
While in Glengarrif you also should visit the Woods Nature Reserve, climb up to the scenic view and also walk the meadow trail. 8 out of 10. A really nice walking trail with lovely views.
Visit Kenmare for a lovely afternoon filled with lovely shops and eateries.
We didn’t have enough time to visit Killarney National Park on this visit another time.
Nellie's Farmhouse is very comfortable with everything provided you could need.. It's warm and cosy with central heating and a log fire if you need it. Having 2 showers and 2 toilets was a lovely extra with 3 of us there for a week. Quiet and peaceful with no neighbours - just sheep and cows. It's a good centre for visiting the south west Atlantic coast and easy to get to from London Stansted, flying to Cork Airport and hiring a car. Anna is nearby to meet and greet and answer any questions and is a great character with her stories. We had a great holiday.
We loved talking to the housekeeper, Anna, who told us that Nellies Farmhouse used to be her family home but has since been extensively modernised.. We found Anna to be very helpful - she visited soon after we had arrived to tell us how the heating etc worked. Once one gets used to the howling gales and pouring rain that afflict the area from time to time, we found the cottage to be very comfortable and very liveable in. However, when the sun comes out, the area is beautiful and there are lovely views from the cottage of the surrounding hills and the nearby bay. (We were staying in April not usually known for its heatwaves!!)
We would definitely stay there again if re-visiting the area.
Every attention to detail both while booking and at the property.. Very enjoyable holiday.
Would definitely recommend Sykes cottages especially 'nellies farmhouse ' .
Lovely property, very well appointed with lots of local information.. Great welcome. Thank you
Great house, great location, very quiet, wonderful outlook.. All our needs were catered for. Housekeeper on hand if there were any problems or questions.
Nellie's farmhouse is a lovely place to be.. It's 30 min driving away from Mizen Head, Baltimore, Glengarriff, Bantry and Skibbereen.
The comfort in the house is top so a day relaxing there is also a good idea.
We loved our stay there!
Nellie's farm house has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard .. Anna who looks after the property is very helpful & works hard to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay .
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