Property Details for Goldwater Cottages
Castletownbere West Cork, Co. Cork
Sleeps up to 6
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Goldwater holiday cottages are situated in a truly majestic location. Facing south, Goldwater overlooks all of Bantry Bay, from the harbours mouth in Castletownbere to Whiddy Island in Bantry. To the North and East there are panoramic views of spectacular Hungry Hill and the surrounding mountains. We offer Four Star Failte Ireland approved self-catering cottages accommodating up to six people.
Goldwater is 3/4 of a mile from Castletownbere, and yet enjoys the total solitude and stillness of the countryside. Goldwater is extremely popular with people of all ages,, who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of modern living, and rejuvenate themselves in the beauty of this extraordinary hideaway. So if you are looking for a cottage to rent in Beara we can offer you the best in accommodation and location to ensure your Beara holiday is what it should be.
Castletownbere has a population of 1,700 people. It is nestled between the hills, on the edge of Bantry Bay. It is Irelands largest white fishing port and is one of the worlds safest harbours. Tourists can stroll along the pier and watch the many fishing boats landing their catch.
The cottages themselves are conductive to their location. The main theme running throughout is a traditional style to maximise relaxation. There is a beautiful safe shingle beach situated 1km from the cottages, by means of a quiet country walk, for safe bathing. We provide you with the perfect atmosphere for that perfect holiday.
The Main Living Room is modern, spacious, with a warm and cosy atmosphere created by traditional features such as a lovely traditional open fireplace, exposed beams on the ceiling and wooden floors throughout. The room is equipped with a colour television, DVD , Radio and CD player.
The Kitchen Dinning room is a large spacious bright room with spectacular mountain views. It is fully equipped with all modern facilities including dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine/dryer, electric cooker, microwave. The cottages are centrally heated throughout.
Bedroom One: Upstairs is the main bedroom, it is a spacious double room enjoying breathtaking views of Bantry Bay and Bere-Island. Wood floors and furniture create a relaxing ambience. The room is en-suite with an large shower.
Bedroom Two: Again upstairs, It is a large twin bedded room with a vanity sink. The room has a northerly aspect, taking in the surrounding rugged mountain views.
Bedroom Three: A double room downstairs, just off the main living room, with adjacent toilet and wash hand basin.
Main Bathroom: The main bathroom is large and tastefully decorated. After a day of hill walking, sailing or fishing, what better way to unwind than with a refreshing and therapeutic Jacuzzi.
Places to Visit in Castletownbere and surrounding areas:
Aqua Dome In Tralee is Ireland's largest waterworld and includes lots of exciting features which capture your imagination.
On site activities;
Walking trips organised, maps provided and information
Goldwater provides the ideal location for hill walking. We have four specific walks on quiet mountain sides, ranging from 6 to 12km in length organised for you. Three of these walks leave from Goldwater, and offer beautiful hill views of Bantry Bay and Bere-island and over the vast atlantic Ocean. These routes follow known mapped and marked routes.
Walk 1: (10 km Goldwater to Base of Hungry Hill)
Depart Goldwater and walk east along the hill of Mailin, and Hungry Hill. We can organise transport for you to be picked up at the end of this walk. Visit the magalitic and wedge graves on the route.
Walk 2 (6km Loop walk Goldwater via Hills returns)
Walk 3 (12km Goldwater to Bere-island return)
This is indeed a unique walk. Walk 1km to the ferry. Cross to Bere-island for 20 mins, then walk the loop around Bere-Island. This is a very historic island. Being a British naval base until recently.This strategic island played a role in history’s major wards. There are many artefacts, watch out towers, guns, training camps, military houses, light houses, old signal towers, as well as ancient megalithic and wedge tombs. Return to Goldwater via the ferry. Delightful walk.
Walk 4: (9km Dursey Island)
Exhilerating experience, walk through time as this enthralling walk takes you to where time began, on the western tip of Dursey Island, A bus/taxi can be got from Goldwater, then take the cable car for a half km over the sea to the island, and walk the marked loop walk. Now a national heritage area, and renowned for bird watching, the derelict cottages and huts, are testimony of a different era. The written word cannot describe adequately this walk. Your map of the walk will also contain the history of the island. A must walk.
Beara is the ideal location for some cycling during your holiday. Bicycles can be hired locally. We can provide you at Goldwater with a special cycling map, giving details of the routes, distance and on route information. There is no start or finish to the Beara cycling route, which is a 138 km long, and this gives the cyclist the opportunity to pick his or her own routes. The routes are based mainly on quieter country roads, which take you closer to the scenery. The routes are sign-posted with a special logo and bicycle symbol. This is a beautiful way to discover the undiscovered, hidden corners of the majestic Beara Penninsula.
DEEP SEA ANGLING
Drive the amazing Healy Pass and the ring of Beara. Stop off at Dursey sound and take the spectacular trip by cable car to Dursey Island.
For the Archaeologically minded, there are many sites to visit. Ogham stones, stone circles, forts etc.
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Goldwater Holiday Cottages are situated in a truly majestic location overlooking Bantry Bay to the South and panoramic views of spectacular Hungry Hill and the surrounding mountains.
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