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Irish Cottage Rentals Glengarriff

Glengarriff Radharc na  Mara (Sea View)

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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 tranquillity.

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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 car.

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 Caha Hills.

Route is easily accessed locally and sections can be walked conveniently.

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 Quay,

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 away.

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 Glengarriff Village

give plenty culinary choice. The well known Eccles Hotel, popular throughout

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 beautiful Dunboy.

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 start.

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.


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John and Frankie McGrath
22 The Rise, Bishopstown, 
Cork City Ireland
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