The Byre - a rural escape near Bantry in West Cork


Barn hosted by Hester

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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The Byre at O’Brien’s Cottage nestles in the hills of West Cork 13km from Bantry.

This traditional stone building provides ground floor studio accommodation.

There is a king-size bed and a double sofa-bed which can accommodate an extra 2 guests if you don't mind a bit of a squash!

The space
Accommodation comprises:
– Cosy living area with wood-burning stove and double sofa-bed.
– Kitchenette - counter-top oven with double burner, full-size fridge, microwave oven, toaster and kettle
– Sleeping area with comfortable King size bed and hanging space.
– Shower room with basin and w.c.
– Garden room
The Byre does not pretend to offer luxury accommodation but a clean, cosy retreat for those who wish to escape the rigours of everyday life and enjoy all that this glorious part of the country has to offer.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Bantry , Ireland

The Byre is in the grounds of our own Irish cottage but has no near neighbours on three sides. The views over the countryside stretch for miles and the garden is a haven for wild birds. On a clear night the spectacle of the stars is enhanced by the lack of artificial light.

Hosted by Hester

  1. Joined in November 2018
  • 92 Reviews
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I am a retired Maths teacher from England and my partner and I have chosen to live in the beautiful West Cork countryside with our two dogs, Ollie and Smokey and four chickens, Daisy, Maisie, Cornelia and Calpurnia. I have 4 amazing, grown up children and one gorgeous grandson in the UK.
I am a retired Maths teacher from England and my partner and I have chosen to live in the beautiful West Cork countryside with our two dogs, Ollie and Smokey and four chickens, Dai…

During your stay

We are here to help if you need us, so don't hesitate to knock on the door or give us a call. I may call or message to check that you are ok but, unless you need something or just fancy a chat, we'll leave you to it!

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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