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Four Directions Cottage with Hungry Hill in the background
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Four Directions Cottage Breakfast on the patio overlooking Bantry Bay
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58 reviews
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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Fiona U
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I fully recommend it and intend to go back there again one day”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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If you are looking for a holiday that provides; stunning views, great walking territory (including a small mountain), coastal walks (with amazing sea views) and yet is still close enough to a small town which has great pubs and restaurants, then this area of Ireland is a MUST for you. Myself and three friends visited this part of Ireland and stayed in this cottage based on a recommendation from another friend who had stayed here before us. Waking up and returning home to this adorable little self-catering cottage was one of the best parts of the holiday. The owners are very friendly and provided us with a generous delivery of fresh soda bread and newly laid eggs, and with enough ready chopped wood to keep the cosy fire of our wood burner going all night. I fully recommend it and intend to go back there again one day.

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Liked best: the view
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Kirkcaldy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Private peaceful location - cottage kept very clean and to a high standard”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had a very restful 4 day break in Four Directions Cottage.
If you are looking for a peaceful, private setting, very close to amenities, this cottage is for you. We sat outside in the evening, with a glass of wine, looking out to wonderful views in all directions and all we could hear was sheep calling in the distance.
The cottage is very well equipped, kept very clean and to a high standard.
You will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: Peaceful private setting in a traditional Irish cottage will all amenities.
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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David T
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best place we stayed in Ireland”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

Great location views and accommodation. Really enjoyed our stay we loved the town and the recommendations from Laraine and Mick. First rate accommodation in idyllic setting, best place we stayed during our stay, thoroughly recommended. Thanks Laraine and Mick

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Liked best: Location and accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Schnadeen
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Idyllic Honeymoon”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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My new husband and I spent 2 days of our honeymoon in four directions cottage and it's even nicer than it looks in the photos. This cottage has been recently renovated and from the white washed stone walls inside to the red door outside, it's been beautifully done.
Mick and Laraine were so friendly and left some beautiful fresh bread for us along with other essentials (butter, milk etc). They also left a bottle of Prosecco for us as we were their first honeymooners :-)
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the cottage is located at the foot of Hungry Hill so we were able to climb that on our first evening and then walk to the nearby beach the following day.
I just wish we could have stayed longer :-)

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pieter T
Schiedam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Leaving it all behind!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
2
people found this review helpful

It is not too much to say this is the best cottage we visited since we first came to Ireland, and that was in 1989.
This was our second visit to Four Directions Cottage; the first time wasn't bad at all, this time the new owners, Mick and Laraine, appeared to have put a lot of work in a complete makeover of the cottage.
Together with Mick and Laraine's hospitality, the hearty welcome with a well supplied table at our arrival, and the incomparable, breathtaking views over Bantry Bay, this made our stay a very pleasant one indeed.
We'll be back, for sure!

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Liked best: The breathtaking views,
Liked least: wifi working irregular
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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