Trá Ruaim Loft, is a traditional stone-built farm loft on West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula, which has been converted into a one-bedroom holiday apartment.
There are sea views over Dunmanus Bay and the Mizen peninsula. The kitchen/living area opens onto a spacious raised deck built around the trunk of a sycamore tree with steps descending to a traditional orchard.
This cosy holiday apartment is located on the scenic and unspoilt Sheep’s Head peninsula, renowned for its award-winning walks and cycle routes. Five minutes’ drive from Kilcrohane village, and 30 minutes from the bustling market town of Bantry, it is situated on the Shee’ps Head Way walking route, just five minutes walk from the Black Gate Trailhead (the starting point for 3 colour-coded loop walks). It is adjacent to a dairy farm yard, and from the deck you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of a family-run Irish farm. Wake up to the sound of a cock crowing!
The loft has been newly-renovated to a high standard, but it retains its traditional style. Old stone steps lead up to the main loft door entrance with its stone walls and timber roof trusses overhead.
The old stonewalls both inside and outside have been kept in their original state. The old timber floor planks and high ceilings helps retain a rustic feel.
The apartment comprises a bedroom and an open-plan kitchen/living room with double glass doors opening onto a deck with stunning views out over Dunmanus Bay and the West Cork countryside. The kitchen has sea views looking over Dunmanus Bay onto Carbery Island and Mount Gabriel in the distance.
The laundry/drying room is located on the ground floor and there is separate storage space for bikes, fishing equipment or hiking gear. The laundry has a dryer/washing machine and sink with a drying room which has been laid out with timber shelving and hanging space for coats/boots – perfect for walking enthusiasts.
The bedroom has an en suite toilet, shower and wash basin. The bedroom with its high raised ceiling carried by the original timber beams has views again out over the traditional orchard & Dunmanus bay. This room has a double bed & single bed so can cater for couples or two individuals as required.
The spacious deck area is built around the trunk of a sycamore tree with steps descending to the orchard. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal on a summer’s evening, watch the fishing & sailing boats go by and see the dairy herd come home for milking.
|Fáilte Ireland Rating:||3 Star|
|Phone:||+353 (0)27 67007 / (mob) +353 (0)86 309 2942|
|Location:||Kilcrohane, Sheep's Head peninsula, Co. Cork|
|Electricity:||Oil and electricity charged by meter reading|