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“Perfect Irish Holiday”
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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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57 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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KHillWalk...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Irish Holiday”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I and our baby daughter stayed at 4 Directions in August for 2 weeks. We had a brilliant time, the cottage is so cosy and well equipped. There was literally nothing we could think of that the house lacked and the location is breathtaking, I even took on the climb of Hungry Hill, the stunning backdrop to the house. We did all ten trips on Mick and Laraine's recommended list of things to do, just a great holiday.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: We can't live there :)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JAMIESHAY
Cork
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing location, beautiful cottage inside and out and the owners are two of the nicest people you could hope to meet”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Couldn't say enough about this location, it's a great spot to stay with breath taking scenery in every direction. Laraine and Mike couldn't have made us and our two children feel more welcome, they're a truly lovely couple who couldn't be more helpful, the standard which they keep the cottage is excellent. They both work extremely hard to provide their guests with a truly wonderful memorable experience while staying at their cottage. This was our second stay at Four Directions and certainly won't be our last.

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Ballins
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Snug and Cosy.”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed in Four Directions for a week in July.From the moment we arrived we felt so relaxed in the little cottage.It provided us with everything we needed to enjoy our stay,a lovely welcome pack,such a comfortable bed,plenty of information on surrounding area and also surrounded by very beautiful scenery.Mick and Laraine were wonderful hosts making sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive.Overall it was such an enjoyable week and we would highly recommend this cosy cottage.

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Terence_M...
Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A marvelous holiday!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The first intention when we arrived was: "We are at home". The cottage's interior is a well done mixture between modern and traditional. Our hearty hosts Laraine and Mick prepared with dedication the cottage and provided a welcome pack with fresh bread, marmalade, eggs, coffee and tea. We appreciated the bunches of flowers freshly cut from the garden and we felt very welcomed. We had beautiful sunshine and warm weather and every morning we ate breakfast on the terrace and enjoyed the stunning view over the shore. A lot of information on the area with ideas and things to do were provided and both told us some ideas which we wouldn't have known from the guide books. The cottage itself is the perfect spot to discover the whole Beara-Peninsula as it is located on the Ring of Beara and near Castletownbere. We had a wonderful and relaxing holiday and would like to come back some day and definitely recommend it to others.

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Liked best: The terrace in front of the cottage with the stunning view over the shore
Liked least: Everything was fine
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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solarston...
Traunstein, Bayern
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply perfect!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
people found this review helpful

A really really beautiful cottage in a quiet place. It is about 150 years old an new refurbished. Just what you should expect from a traditional Irish cottage! It has everything you need for a stay - washer/dryer, microwave, freezer, wood-burning-stove, electrical heating, sat-TV and a really nice welcome package with fresh bread, eggs, milk and marmalade. The friendly owners live just around the corner in a separate building are always there in case you need anything. The cottage is clean and tidy and the furnishing is nice, light and modern: White washed stone walls, white and cream coloured wood - we even had fresh flowers in every room! So this is the perfect accomodation for hiking and sightseeing tours on the Beara peninsula. If you are not used to broadband internet-connection day and night and if you a re searching for relaxation in a quiet surrounding with impressive nature just right outside the door - Four Directions Cottage should be your first choice.

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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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