The cottage itself was ideal for our stay and equipped with everything we could want. It was immaculate, very clean and tidy, and very cosy and inviting.
What I'll remember most is the view - absolutely stunning!
We were glad we had a car to make the most of our stay. We drove into Castletownbere on most days for supplies and the odd pint. (I'd highly recommend Murphy's restaurant for food.)
The surrounding countryside is wonderful and wild, with amazing views around every corner. We even had a beach to ourselves one day - this is not a hugely touristy place, especially in low season.
We loved our week in the cottage and we hope to visit again some day.
We, a family of 4, have spent 12 wonderful days in the Four Directions Cottage and we enjoyed it so much. It was clean, fully equipped and very nicely decorated. It is located in a very quiet area, ca. 900m away from the Ring of Beara. Laraine and Mick are the most perfect hosts, so friendly and helpful. There is a lot to see and do on the Beara Peninsula and most of it is within a 45 minutes driving range. A very beautiful walking loop on and around the hungry hill starts directly at the cottage. We recommend this place and would love to come back one day.
Unfortunately, This the third time I have tried to put in a review. But, here I go again. Are stay was terrific. Lovely cottage with the most fantastic view. We stayed for three weeks and had the best time. The owners are lovely people, who were available if any problems arose. The cottage was as clean as could be. My husband likes to cook, but there was only one fry pan, so he brought one for frying breakfast eggs. Other than that the cottage is nearly perfect. Look forward to returning.
Laraine and Mick greeted us with a warm welcome and informative background history of their ownership of Four Directions along with the history of Castletownbere. They oriented us to the neighborhood along with a hike up to Hungry Hill behind the Cottage. Irish sheep were grazing everywhere in emerald green pastures. We toured the fishing harbor downtown and enjoyed a spectacular meal at Murphy's Pub hosted by Mr. Murphy and his daughter and son. The historic cottage was quaint and sunny and quiet with a fabulous view of Bere Island and the harbor below.
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We absolutely loved staying at Four Directions Cottage. Perfectly located on the Beara Peninsula. Mick and Loraine are wonderful hosts, nothing was to much trouble for them even when we arrived alot later than the eta we gave them, we felt welcome. Stunning cottage, Mick and Loraine had thought of everything needed for a fantastic stay here. Thank you!! We will telling our friends and hope to be back soon.
This cottage is ideal to stay at while visiting the area of Castletownbere and the Beara district. You definitely need a car to get around, but the cottage is not far from most towns, and it is easy to get out and about. The cottage is very well appointed, with everything you need. Lorraine and Mick are wonderful hosts and make sure you have what you need to start with. They are very welcoming, and gave us lots of information, including very clear directions to the cottage. We have really enjoyed our stay and would come again.