Woodland Retreat

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Manor Quirky Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach Decorated for Christmas

Woodland Retreat holds a wonderful location in the popular village of Ahakista within beautiful West Cork. Two characterful pubs and the coastline are reachable within walking distance while the town of Bantry is just a twenty-minute car journey away and boasts a variety of helpful amenities, including shops and restaurants. This rugged coastline is perfect for those wishing to explore the great outdoors, either on foot, by bike or even by boat.

The eco-friendly home features contemporary interiors throughout and can comfortably accommodate up to eleven guests across its five beautifully-appointed bedrooms. Woodland Retreat makes an ideal setting for a family reunion or special getaway with plenty of room for the whole group to socialise, the living accommodation is spacious, comprising of a sitting room, dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen. The first of the bedrooms, a king-size double, and an adjacent shower room are set on the ground floor, making Woodland Retreat a good option for those who struggle with lots of stairs. Upstairs, on the first floor is a luxurious sauna, the ideal spot to warm up after a long coastline walk! Also on this level are the remaining four bedrooms, two king-size double rooms both boasting en-suite shower rooms. A family room with both a double bed and an additional single as well as a twin room, share the use of a family bathroom.

Outside, the home is set within five acres of grounds with private woodlands and a riverbank, ideal for long strolls. After exciting days spent exploring the surrounding area, the elevated terrace makes the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal al fresco, afterwards, guests can indulge in a long relaxing soak in the hot tub.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor making it ideal for any guests who struggle with stairs
  • While there are two pubs in Ahakista within walking distance, we recommend having a car in order to fully explore beautiful West Cork and reach amenities and attractions

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Decorated for Christmas

Ground Floor
- Living room with terrace access
- Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and breakfast bar
- Dining room with seating for 10
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Family shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and additional single bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom
- Sauna

Exterior Grounds
- Hot tub
- Terrace with dining facilities
- Pizza oven
- Barbecue
- 5 acres of grounds
- River (please ensure small children are supervised)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron
- 2 x travel cots & 2 x highchairs available on request
- Parking for up to 10 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of Woodland Retreat
Walk to Beach Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Woodland Retreat is situated in the tranquil village of Ahakista, the sleepy seaside village is home to two pubs, Arundels by the Pier and The Tin Pub, both are within walking distance of the home. Every August bank holiday weekend, Ahakista Regatta draws a large number of visitors in to the area and features a quiz hosted by the TV personality and Author, Graham Norton. On the edge of Ahakista is a Memorial Garden dedicated to those who died in the Air India terrorist attack in 1985. The market town of Bantry, which is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive away. Be sure to visit Bantry on Fridays for market day where you will find excellent local artisan food on sale!

The home is ideal for keen walkers, one of the most popular routes is the Sheep’s Head Way walk, a 93km trail which starts in Bantry and ends at Sheep’s Head Peninsula. Here you’ll find the Sheep’s Head lighthouse and stunning views northwards across Bantry bay – some lucky individuals may even spot dolphins or whales! For those short on time, it is possible to drive most of the route too.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Kerry Airport

(109km)

Nearest Town Bantry

(17.2km)

Nearest Village Ahakista

(200m)

Nearest Restaurant Arundels by the Pier, Ahakista

(250m)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl, Bantry

(18.4km)

Nearest Beach Ahakista

(300m)

Nearest Golf Bantry Bay Golf Club

(19.9km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Woodland Retreat makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children, who are bound to enjoy exploring the large grounds and woodlands. The teenagers will have fun making homemade pizzas in the pizza oven, chilling in the hot tub and making the use of the excellent Wi-Fi. For those travelling with little ones, travel cots and highchairs can be provided on request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €600 collected by the owner and to be released in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Please note that there is an additional Energy Consumption cost of €8 per day to be paid in cash locally on arrival.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price. Please leave the home in the tidy and clean condition that you found it.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay across June, July, August & September
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs Please note that stag, hen do's or parties are not permitted. The lead booker should be 30 years of age or above.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,227
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £3,863
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,227
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £2,836
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £3,521
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £3,521
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £2,836
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £3,227
Apr 5th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £2,836
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,227
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £3,227
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £3,863
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £3,227
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £2,836
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 £3,521

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €3,548
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €4,247
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,548
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €3,118
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €3,870
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €3,870
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €3,118
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €3,548
Apr 5th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €3,118
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,548
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €3,548
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €4,247
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €3,548
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €3,118
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 €3,870

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $3,804
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,554
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $3,804
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $3,343
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $4,150
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $4,150
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $3,343
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $3,804
Apr 5th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $3,343
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $3,804
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $3,804
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,554
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $3,804
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $3,343
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 $4,150

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • The location of this house is perfect!

    on 09/09/2023

    This is our second year to come to Woodland Retreat & we will be back next year & 2025!
    We loved the comfort of the house , the hottub, the sauna, BBQ, firepit & outdoor seating for breakfast every morning .
    The location of this house is perfect for all the hiking , swimming & drinking we did!
    We loved the Tin Pub & Arundels restaurant.
    And luckily we got the most amazing weather for the week.
    The owners have been perfect hosts - we cannot thank them enough.
    Super hamper on arrival!

  • Wow where do you start!

    on 31/08/2023

    We consider our selves so lucky to have found this lovely hideaway in West Cork.
    The local beach & pier were both a short stroll from the house ,both great spots for swimming .
    The children had such great fun exploring the woodlands , the elevated view from the patio area allowing you to keep a watchful eye .
    Outside has all you could wish for fire pit , BBQ, pizza oven , spacious seated patio area .
    We had so many great evenings, chatting around the fire pit.
    We can't wait to return for our next break

  • What a magnificent place to stay!

    on 15/07/2023

    Listening to the stream & day dreaming on the woodland patio area, total bliss!
    You definitely should come.
    Book straight away, for a relaxing break . The owners are just wonderful and so attentive.

  • What a wonderful trip!

    on 15/04/2023

    The owners of this property have created a wonderful sanctuary for adults & kids alike.
    We have all had the most wonderful time enjoying the sublime scenery & of course Woodland Retreat & its amazing woodlands.
    Many thanks for your hospitality and warm support- we will be back !

  • Beautiful week!

    on 11/02/2023

    Thank you the house owners for what can only be described as 'a beautiful week'.
    We have enjoyed exploring this area of the world and gave made lasting memories. The house is stunning .
    Thank you for the best welcome hamper we've ever had - the local produce was a lovely touch!
    Thanks a million

  • Would come back in a heart beat!

    on 07/02/2023

    Had a fabulous holiday here in Ahakista ! Weather was superb and Woodland Retreat was exceptional in terms of comfort, style , size and grounds.
    Our family made full use of the range of facilities on site. The owners could not have been better hosts , warm , welcoming, available and super friendly.

  • Magical week!

    on 03/10/2020

    Thanks so much for welcoming us to your home. We had a magical week .
    The beautiful gardens, treasure hunt was a HUGE treat, the kids just didn't want to go
    home .
    Your house is just so warm and inviting & the welcome hamper just so kind!
    We hope we will have the chance to visit again soon.

  • A special place

    on 19/08/2020

    We were extremely happy with the house in Ahakista. It really is a special place and the whole experience was fantastic. The house itself is beautifully finished and really comfortable, and the grounds make it extra special. The hosts were very warm and welcoming when we arrived, and eager to help throughout.
    We’re looking forward to our next stay!

  • Simply fantastic!

    on 11/07/2020

    This house and gardens are simply fantastic. The rooms were spotless, the gardens amazing and the hot tub was the highlight for our teenagers. I would highly recommend a stay here. The local bar Arundels on the Pier is literally 5 mins walk away, with great food and views out accross the bay.
    You have everything you need for the perfect family holiday.

  • What a place!

    on 10/03/2020

    A beautiful 5 bed house, with indoor sauna and outdoor hottub. All mod con. It's location is the show stopper though. Set in a private woodland site, this is a kids wonderland.
    Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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