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“Beautiful cottage with breathtaking views”
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Four Directions Cottage with Hungry Hill in the background
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Four Directions Cottage with Hungry Hill in the background
Four Directions Cottage
Breakfast on the patio overlooking Bantry Bay
Cottage front door
A glass of wine on the patio
The fully equipped kitchen area
Dining & seating area
Sitting area
Dining & seating area
Double bedroomn
Access to the mezzanine bed loft
Mezzanine bed loft with twin beds
Shower room
Hungry Hill & local beach
Local sandy beach
View from the Buddhist Centre
Local view
Local view
The Healey Pass
Local view
Rush hour on Hungry Hill
Local view
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Castletownbere, County Cork

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BackPacke...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage with breathtaking views”
Reviewed May 10, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 11, 2017
Hi Donna,
Wow! What a great review you have written for us. It was most kind of you to spare the time to write it.
We do find our reviews are always very helpful for future enquiries and bookings.
We are really pleased you have a lovely time here and you liked the cottage and the surroundings so much.
We hope to meet you both again in the future and wish you all the very best.
Laraine and Mick
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kasander2...
Pulheim, Germany
1 review
“Beautiful cottage and most perfect hosts”
Reviewed April 23, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2017
Hi Karsten and Steffi,
It was great to hear you all arrived home safely.
Thank-you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We were so pleased when we read it and we're always happy to know our guests have had a good holiday here.
Once again we do hope to meet you all again in the future.
Very best wishes,
Laraine and Mick
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Patricia...
Redding, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Two weeks in Berea Peninsula.”
Reviewed April 5, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

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.

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Management Response
Apr 6, 2017
Hi Patricia,
Thank-you very much for your lovely review.
We are so sorry you had a problem getting it published. However it was very kind of you to write it.
We'd just like to say that if you had asked we would of course given you one of our own frying pans to use during your stay. But it was so generous of you to leave us a new one for the cottage.
We do hope you have a great time in Scotland and London and we very much look forward to meeting you again next time you come.
All the very best to you both,
Laraine and Mick
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Redding, Ca
Reviewed March 20, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 22, 2017
Hi Patricia and Ron,

Wow!!
Thank-you both so much for writing such a great review for us! It was so kind of you to take the time to do so. We have found our reviews really helpful for future enquiries and bookings.
We are so happy to know you had such a lovely relaxing tim any time in the future.

We do hope you are enjoying your time in Dingle and the rest of you trip is just as great.

We wish you very safe journeys and many thanks again for choosing Four Directions Cottage.

Very best wishes to you both,
Laraine and Mick
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
ptiffany2...
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Four Directions Cottage was pure magic and Laraine/Mick were graciously welcoming and helpful.”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

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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Liked best: Laraine/Mick and the view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2016
Hi Peter and Joy,
How lovely it was to read your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and many thanks for your great comments.
We do hope to meet you again in the future. You will always be most welcome here.
Very best wishes,
Laraine and Mick
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed June 10, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 13, 2016
Hi Rebecca,
Thank-you so much for your really great review!
It was most kind of you to take the time to write such lovely comments and we do appreciate it.
It's always very uplifting to read our reviews and they are very helpful for our future enquiries and bookings.
We are so pleased you had such a lovely time here and we do hope to welcome you back here in the future when you will always be most welcome.
Many thanks again.
very best wishes,
Laraine and Mick
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CountryLi...
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed April 13, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

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.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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