Radharc na Mara ,Glengarriff.
Radharc na Mara ( Seaview) is a modern luxury “Fáilte Ireland”
approved 4* cottage situated near the picturesque Glengarriff
Village in West Cork. Located on an elevated landscaped site,
overlooking Glengarriff Harbour and the world renowned Garnish
Island, it has breath-taking views of islands, sea and mountains
from all rooms.
Seaview is a 4 bedroom luxury cottage, with very generous
living/ relaxing areas both within and outdoor. The large
sitting/diningroom overlooks Glengarriff harbour with patio
doors leading to a spacious furnished natural stone patio.
Within, terracotta tiling,luxury soft-furnishings and lighting,
open stone fireplace and TV,all combine to ensure comfort &
pleasure. Outdoor the landscaped woodland site & elevated stone
patio,with its panoramic views,ensure relaxation and
The spacious, furnished stone patio gives ample scope to relax
and watch the boats ply Glengarriff harbour nearby. Seaview is
conveniently located in a quiet, private cul-de-sac, just off
the main Bantry/Glengarriff Road, so it is ideal for those
wishing to enjoy the many attractions and activities of
Glengarriff itself and also its surrounding towns and villages
of Adrigole, Castletownbere, Kenmare, Bantry, Durrus and Schull,
all within an approximate 20 mile radius.
Things to See and Do, in and around Glengarriff.
Golfing: Glengarriff golf course is within a halfmile of Seaview
while the scenic seaside courses of Bantry, Kenmare and
Castletownbere are less than a half hour drive away. The
renowned lakeside Killarney golfcourses are less than an hour by
Fishing :River sea and lake fishing. Permits
available locally and boats for hire for sea and lake fishing in
Glengarriff and Bantry.
Swimming: Seal Point in
the Bluepool Waterside Park is a popular swimming spot.
Zetland, 7km from Glengarriff on R572 to Castletowmbere is a
picturesque sandy cove.
Walking : Glengarriff is
a well recognised and renowned walking destination with walks
for all abilities and ambitions. Sli na Sláinte is a
marked walk of approx 6km with route markers every 1km ideal for
an easy stroll.
The Beara Way is a long distance walking route running through
Castletownbere, Adrigole Glengarriff and continuing through the
Route is easily accessed locally and sections can be walked
Glengarriff Nature Reserve, a beautiful area of ancient oak
forest with a meandering river, rustic old bridges, hills and
valleys has a network of walks and picnic areas, ideal for the
more leisurely stroller.
Blue Pool Waterside Park, takes in the seafront, pier, Sand
Blue Pool, children’s playground and picnic/amenity area with
numerous opportunities and vistas to enjoy a relaxing stroll.
Horse-Riding ;Bantry Riding Stables are less than a half hour
Cycling: Glengarriff Bicycle Hire in Glengarriff Village, gives
opportunity to explore the surrounding attractions of Bantry,
Durrus, Ahakista, Kilcrohane and Sheep’s Head to the South and
the many wonders of The Beara Peninsula to the West.
Garnish Island: A world renowned island of rare beauty, with
many tropical plants and tastefully landscaped gardens and
walkways. The Italian Gardens, Martello Tower and wishing pond
are worth a visit. The numerous seals basking and bathing on and
around Seal Rock en-route give plenty photo opportunities.
Glengarriff has Ireland’s largest Harbour Seal Colony.
Bamboo Park: on the outskirts of Glengarriff has a unique
collection of bamboo palms and ferns.
Entertainment: Numerous restaurants and hotels, in and near
give plenty culinary choice. The well known Eccles Hotel,
Cork, Kerry and Munster as a whole, as a wedding and special
functions venue, is just a half mile from Seaview. Traditional
Music and Dance is available most nights during the season in
the local hotels and bars.
Halfday and Day
tours from Glengarriff.
For those wishing to
explore further afield Glengarriff is indeed the doorway and
ideal starting point for many breath-taking tours of the rugged
spectacular West Cork and South Kerry coastline.
Half Day Tours:
Ring of Beara Tour. Passes through Adrigole, Castletownbere,
Allihies, Eyeries, Ardgroom Laragh, Kenmare and the rugged
Bonane hillside. Detour a little en-route and take a trip on the
Dursey Island Cable Car across the wave swept Dursey Sound or
visit the historic site of Sullivan Bere’s castle in remote and
Sheep’s Head Peninsula: A spectacular drive skirting the shore
of this rugged peninsula between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay,the
trip takes you through thr rustic villages of Durrus, Ahakista,
Kilcrohane. Take time to visit the Air India Monument at
Ahakista and be sure to allow time to walk the elevated well
trodden path to Sheep’s Head lighthouse, precariously perched on
the sheer cliff face overhanging Bantry Bay.
The Mizen Head Tour, slighty longer than the Sheep’s Head, is
well worth a visit, passing through the well known tourist
centres of Ballydehob, Schull, Toormore, Goleen, Crookhaven,
Barleycove. At The mizzen Head, visit the Mizen Vision Centre or
visit the lighthouse across the impressive causeway. A stop to
experience The Schull Planetarium is worthwhile.
Gougane Barra: A short distance from Glengarriff,set in the
tranquil forests of Gougane sits St Finbarr’s Oratory –a haven
of peace and history. The swans on the lake in front of the
little chapel give an air of peace and beauty, reminiscent of
“Swan Lake”. If you feel energetic, walk the rugged wooded
hillside slope to the source of The River Lee which from here
wends its way to Cork City.
Ring of Kerry. This is a full day tour so allow for an early
The tour starts at Kenmare, which is less than a halfhour from
Glengarriff and takes you on a breath-taking tour of the
spectacular South Kerry Coast.
Towns along the route are well known on the tourist map—Kenmare,
Parknasilla, Sneem,Caherdaniel,Waterville, Cahersiveen,
Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Killarney and back to Kenmare. A short
detour to Valencia Island is worthwhile while Killarney, while
en-route, really merits a full day to itself.
To relax and enjoy the Ring of Kerry fully, it may be worth
while to join the day tours arranged by various taxi and tour
operators centred in Glengarriff.