A private twenty acre compound boasting four unique properties all of which offer uninterrupted sea views and are within walking distance of secret coves and sandy beaches.
Ballyshane is situated on the grounds of an 18th century farm close to Cork. The bucolic surroundings lead to an abundance of scenic walking through lush Irish countryside, fields of seasonal wildflowers and miles of unspoiled coastline.
The area is famed as Ireland’s foremost food capital. The renowned cookery school and organic farm Ballymaloe is a mere 15 minutes by car. Meanwhile the local town of Midleton is home to a weekly famers market and range of restaurants, independent shops, charming pubs and distilleries.
The picturesque fishing village of Ballycotton is just 20 minutes drive away.
Cork city, with its international airport, is only a 40 minute drive.
You know you were getting closer and closer to Kenneth‘s little patch of heaven when the winding country roads got narrower and narrower...then all of a sudden you see the apricot posts heralding the entrance to the long lane that leads you to this beautiful meadowed oasis perched on the edge of the sea. It is simply beautiful. I was blessed on the evening of my arrival with the most magnificent sunset and Kenneth and his "Girls" (Millie and Rosie his lovable Irish Terriers) greeted me with a half a dozen beautiful free range eggs and a lovely bottle of red wine as they showed me through the simply designed charming little hut that was to be my home for the next four nights. The fireplace and the deck chairs were set out upon the lawn looking out to see and the internal wood fired burner was already fully stocked. The classical music playing over the Wi-Fi digital radio provided the most soothing background to rid yourself of all of the stresses of city life. I brought my bike with me and peddled along the coast on one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen in Ireland. Even when the odd tempest did come in off the sea the little Hut maintained its charm and warmth. This has been a fantastic stay and it is with real regret that I’m going to head back to the city but I will do so knowing that I will return if I’m lucky enough to this magnificent little spot. Kenneth you need to be congratulated on what you have created here. Treasure it as I know you do. And thanks for sharing it with so many of us. Take care. God bless. Johnny.
Best place we’ve ever stayed in any country - hands down. This is a piece of heaven. Kenneth is an impeccable host, so gracious, and his artistic touches to this modern space are lovely. This is the place to retreat from the noise of urban life; the natural beauty here is unrivaled. I’m SO glad we found this gem!
What a gem of a place! One of the few places we have stayed at which looks so so much nicer in reality ! Gorgeously located, very spacious, chic design and loaded with everything you need - we really didn’t feel the need to get out at all :) and some wonderful walks and birds all around.
The VIEW is breathtaking and magnetic; the air is fresh and silent... only interrupted by bird songs and the wind sound; the colours of the landscape, the sea and the sky are constantly changing. You are in a blissful place with eclectic and recycled pieces interiors and generous touches from the hosts. Cook, walk, read and bring board games with you to enjoy it in full!
Absolutely fabulous place, comfortable and clean. Loved it. Do not miss the chance to stay here.