I decided to take my partner on a romantic trip to Ireland and was keen to show her valentia island. I booked atlantic villa and it was absolutely perfect. The house is well located for discovering different parts of the island and is located on the skellig ring route which is a must see. Jackie greeted us, log fire burning and offered us tea on arrival. Our room was amazing and my partner couldn't believe her eyes when she saw the four poster bed and roll top bath. The decor was impressive and craftsmanship throughout the building showed. The room had a sea view and a mega comfy bed. Breakfast was organic home made/local produce with home made honey bee honey and fresh eggs. We enjoyed a walk from the villa to Glanleam house (gardens / secluded beach) and then on to the lighthouse. On return Jackie fired up the sauna for us and no better way to wind down than to sit in the sauna and look through the little wooden pine window to trees and greenery. In the evening we walked to the Royal Valentia hotel bar for a drink and dinner and the owner was very friendly. The Bridge bar in Portmagee a short drive away also does great food. The house is well situated to visit the nearby tetrapod tracks (385 million years old), the candle man and the view point. We highly recommend and will be returning soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atlantic Villa is a spacious period residence built in 1873,overlooking the sea on Irelands most westerly inhabited island. It is situated within walking distance to the village of Knightstown, yet secluded in its own private gardens. A visitor may choose to stay in the bed and breakfast or in either of our self catering cottages. Since we opened we have focussed on the Green Business Tourism Scheme and have developed our business along the lines of sustainable tourism. Valentia Island is unspoilt and is a haven for all those who enjoy natural beauty all year round. ... more less
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