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Unique Seafront House in West Cork

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Unique Seafront House in West Cork

Entire house
12 guests5 bedrooms9 beds2 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
9 beds
2 baths
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Bothar Bui is nestled on a secluded hillside overlooking Kenmare Bay on the Beara peninsula in the heart of Ireland’s scenic South West.

Designed by renowned Irish architect Robin Walker, this unique modernist assemblage of historic farm buildings and contemporary structures works as a rare family holiday retreat. The house makes the best use of its quiet location, surrounded by 12 acres of indigenous oak woodland leading down to a small harbor with private shoreline.


Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 sofas

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM and check out by 12PM (noon)


96 Reviews

Rose User Profile
May 2018
A truly wonderful place to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape and beautiful collection of buildings. Such a secluded and tranquil setting. It was everything and more than i expected and we were so lucky with the sunny weather. Kieran and Sarah were super hosts- :) defin…
Eimear User Profile
April 2018
A group of 12 of us travelled from London to stay at Bothar Bui for a long weekend. I had stayed at the house before, but my friends had not, and they were completely blown away. The house and and its setting is ideal for a holiday with a group. We particularly enjoyed one evenin…
Caroline User Profile
February 2018
We went in February for my sixtieth and had an utterly magical and enchanting time - there were ten of us at one stage - perfectly accomodated in the different buildings - all warm and beautifully welcoming with little vases of Camelias - also in bloom outside - snowy towels,…
Philip User Profile
December 2017
Bothar Bui is truly an extraordinary place, so much more than a house, really it is a different way of living and needs to be experienced to be understood. There is a marvelous sense of space and timelessness that comes from the buildings, the art and the stunning location. The …
Dan User Profile
October 2017
Amazing location with breath taking views. A real pleasure to stay there I shall definitely return.
Ciara User Profile
May 2017
I came to Bothar Bhui with family for my 30th birthday and it was such a special weekend that we will all remember. We were really struck by the amazing view upon arrival and the individual character of all the cottages. Due to the fact that the cottages are separate, it was poss…
Paul User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed a short but very memorable stay at the beautiful Bothar Buí. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and appreciate life's simple pleasures. Thank you Sarah for your warmth & hospitality and sharing this special place with us.

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Castletown-Bearhaven, IrelandJoined in January 2014
Sarah User Profile
99 Reviews
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I am an artist and gallery owner, originally from Dublin, living in the Beara peninsula sinceI love travelling myself and I really enjoying meeting the guests who come to Bothar Bui, I like seeing their reaction to the house and the location as one of my favourite things is to vi…
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