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The Black Gate Loft, Kilcrohane

SuperhostKilcrohane, Cork, Ireland
Entire flat hosted by Annette
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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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

The space
A brief history:
The “Old Butter House” building at the Blackgate dates from the 1890’s. It was once a busy trading centre for the people from the North and West of the peninsula who were able to sell home produced butter and eggs there. In 1968 English born artist, Alice Moore West bought and restored the building for use as a rural craft museum. For many years the Black gate Museum was her home as well as being open to the public. She encouraged young people to learn craft skills in her basement workshop and was an enthusiastic patron of traditional music. On her death she left the building to the community to continue her work. The Community Council has renamed the Old Butter House the Alice West Centre and today, in the recently renovated building many of Alice West’s paintings are displayed alongside her collection of rural antiquities.

The peninsula is home to the Sheep’s Head Way walking route which is justly famous, and the peninsula has been designated as a European Destination of Excellence in recognition of the unspoilt and spectacular nature of the landscape in this beautiful part of West Cork. The area is steeped in history, with an an abundance of interesting sites - stone circles and gallauns; ringforts and castles, holy wells, copper mines and signal towers.

The population of the area is approximately 1200 people and the “locals” are a very eclectic and diverse group of farmers, fishermen, musicians, artists and a celebrity or two!

The colourful villages of Durrus, Ahakista and Kilcrohane en route provide local amenities including the local farmers market, galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.


Directions to The Black Gate, Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula:

Nearest town is Bantry.
From Cork take the N71 to Bantry (or at Bandon take the R586 to Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Bantry).
Approx 3km outside Bantry on the Cork side turn left onto the R591 - following signs for Sheep’s Head/Durrus. In Durrus take the right hand fork toward Ahakista/Kilcrohane

Guest access
One bedroom, bathroom, own kitchen/dining room, own sitting room.

Other things to note
Some times there are meetings held down stairs in the main house.
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

The space
A brief history:
The “Old Butter House” building at the Blackgate dates from the 1890’s. It was once a busy trading cent…

Amenities

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Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Fire extinguisher
Iron
Cot
Wifi
Hangers
Smoke alarm
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4.80 out of 5 stars from 153 reviews
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Kilcrohane, Cork, Ireland

community spirit, there is always something going on especially in the summer.... the criac in the local pubs is great.

Hosted by Annette

Joined in September 2013
  • 153 Reviews
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Hi there Airbnb guests, We are the Community Council for the Sheeps head/Kilcrohane/Ahakista and surrounding areas. You will mostly will be dealing me Annette who works part time for the community. The funds from the Airbnb rentals will go towards upkeep building and fund lots of community projects such as the older peoples social club, Kids/family Easter egg hunt, Youth groups etc. Hi my name is Annette, I am married with 3 children. I moved to the area about 12 years ago, and fell in love with the area as well as a local man.... I work with the local Community Council and my colleague Eileen O'Mahony and I manage the loft accommodation on behalf of the Community Council. We are part of a great team of people who strive to promote our area and to provide community services for all ages within our local rural community. All the proceeds from Airbnb are invested back into the local community. Money is used to maintain the Alice West Centre and to support local community council projects throughout the year. When I have some spare time, I try to indulge my love of music, both Irish and County music. I am part of a group of Set Dancers that compete in local and national dancing competitions and I am also a member of the local church choir. I love meeting new people and thoroughly enjoy when people come to stay with us at the Blackgate. It is nice to meet people from other parts of the county and from all over the world. Everyone has their own story, some come to get away from work, some to catch up with the family, and others like to take some time out to clear their head and explore the beautiful area of West Cork. People love the peace and quiet the place has to offer. I look forward to meeting many more people via Airbnb. See you soon. Annette
Hi there Airbnb guests, We are the Community Council for the Sheeps head/Kilcrohane/Ahakista and surrounding areas. You will mostly will be dealing me Annette who works part time f…
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House rules
Check-in: After 18:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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