Spectacularly located on the Wild Atlantic Way and within easy reach of the scenic seaside market town of Bantry. Ideal location for family-friendly activities like sightseeing, walking, hiking, fishing, boating and touring. Great golf courses within easy reach. You’ll love my place because the scenery and views over Dunmanus Bay are so amazing. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers.
“Wonderful experience. We stayed for a month in Nov/Dec and were very snug and cosy in the small cottage (combined lounge bedroom with separate kitchen and bathroom ). Only a short walk to the Kikchrohane village (small shop, 2 restaurants and 2 pubs) nearest shopping is Bantry about 20km away so a car is needed.John is an attentive and responsive host. The water cut out one day (a well on the property supplies) and John had someone there to fix the pump within hours. Wonderful walks and the views are sensational on them. It's a place to really w i nd back and relax . The internet i n the region is patchy and as the router is in the larger cottage next door the s i gnal is weak and drops out depending on the weather so we ended up buying a couple of local vodaphone sims and used our phones for d2d internet and coms then for more complex needs used the internet at BANTRY library (visitor membership free valid throught ireland) or one of the cafes in Bantry. We loved th e whole sheeps head peninsula experience and didn't want to leave. The cottage has great views of the sea too. It felt like home.”
Detached seaside cottage located on the water's edge with amazing sea views and private beach. Ideal base for touring the Sheepshead and Mizen Peninsulas. The nearest town is Bantry (a 30 minute drive) and Cork city and airport are a 2 hour drive.
“The cottage was wonderful, and a great way to discover Sheep's Head peninsula (a lesser-known gem in county Cork). Steve and Sandra were great! They left us a celebratory bottle of champagne (our stay was part of a honeymoon trip), and invited us to pick and enjoy veggies from their garden and its amazing greenhouse dome. The peninsula is not as developed as others along the coast, but it's a beautiful place to cozy up and sleep to the sound of the waves.”
The Black Gate Loft is a self catering accommodation situated in the recently renovated community owned Alice West Centre which is located on the picturesque, peaceful and unspoilt Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork. PRICE: €60.00 per night
“This was my third time around in this lovely accommodation. This time a mishap happened to me and I had no car and had to make my way down with buses and also had no Irish phone plan, but Annette so kindly arranged for a lovely woman taxi driver to pick me up and bring me back to Bantry. When I arrived very tired in the evening, Not only one bunch of flowers greeted me on the kitchen table but another one colour co-ordinated on the lounge table. And even a freezer was added!!!. It was lovely to find a pintyof milk in the fridge and I quickly snuggled up on the comfy sofa in front of a warm fire in the lovely fire place ( matches, wood and lighting bricks were provided!). After I cooked up a tasty supper on the stove ( there was also a microwave and oven). There were many brochures and phone numbers of activities and walks in the area. Although it was raining I thoroughly enjoyed the peace, tranquility, views from my bedroom window ( that stretches from the ceiling to the windowsill near the floor. So when you wake up you just see green meadows, cows grazing, sea and mountains and sky. You can spend hours just sitying on some cushions at the window sill with a hot cup of tea and just enjoy the views in any weather. I really enjoyed a walk in the fresh rain- filled air. All the lovely colourful flowers atvthe road side were so much brihhter and sparkled with the rain drops on them. I even managed to pick a lot of black berries that I had for afters for my dinner. A great place for relaxing, recharging your batteries and very romantic for couples!! Thank you so much and hopefully will be back.”