Welcome to Your West Cork Holiday at Bay House
Bay House is a superb waterfront property nestling in a truly spectacular yet private setting at the very head of Dunmanus Bay, West Cork. Ideal for a self-catering holiday!
We consider our location and stunning views to be some of the finest in West Cork. Set in 1.7 acres and approached by a half-mile quiet country lane, Bay House and gardens overlook Dunmanus Bay.
Your views stretch westward for over twenty miles, out into the Atlantic, framed by the Sheep’s Head and Mizen Peninsulas and with a backdrop of the Beara Peninsula visible in the distance. Stone steps from the garden’s sea wall lead you straight onto a slate and shingle beach. Many holiday rentals claim to be waterfront but we really are the real deal!
The Mizen Peninsula's sandy beaches, including the beautiful Blue Flag beach at Barley Cove, are just a short drive away and the Sheep's Head Peninsula with the Goat’s Path is famous for having many miles of scenic and rugged walks. The friendly and lively village of Durrus is only 1.5 km away, where there is a grocery shop, pubs, lovely restaurants and a café. There is also a post office and a general hardware store that also sells fishing equipment. The historic waterside and market town of Bantry is approximately 8 kilometres away.
At secluded, comfortably furnished Bay House you can enjoy our unpolluted Atlantic air, our clear, blue-green seawater, and a host of holiday activities such as hill-walking, sea fishing, riding, golf, sailing, whale watching, kayaking or cycling.
Or maybe you would rather just relax and watch the world go by, sit and talk over a pot of tea or a quiet drink? Chat with the locals, perhaps, and find out where the music 'session' will be that night. Or you could savour the rich historical heritage of the area with its standing stones, ring forts and stone circles, and the atmospheric fortifications from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Or you can venture up through the Healy Pass and the mountains into County Kerry and the famous Lakes of Killarney.
Real Food! With a mild climate, non-intensive farming and a long seafaring tradition, West Cork has a growing reputation as one of Europe's premier food producing regions. We have a great number of truly great restaurants and bars catering for all tastes together with numerous Farmers’ Markets for you to browse through and sample local produce. Both restaurateurs and producers have a pride in what they do and many of them have become award winners.
Bay House is the perfect retreat, relaxed and comfortable, secluded and tranquil, yet ideally placed to explore West Cork, its landscape, its food, its culture, and to discover for yourself just what makes it A Place Apart.