Teachers Cottage

Whiddy Island, County Cork (Ref. 2195)

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

This lovely, stone-built cottage is located on the delightful Whiddy Island, 1.5 miles off the coast of Bantry, west County Cork. Situated in a position of isolation and tranquility, this Whiddy Island cottage provides a retreat for anyone seeing solace and relaxation on their Ireland holiday. Boasting stunning views of Bantry Bay, and the use its own small pebbled beach area, this cottage provides a truly unique, coastal getaway. Indulge in freshly caught sea-food and some delightful treats from the market town of Bantry, and then enjoy an evening meal together in this Whiddy Island cottage. Watch the sun set and become enveloped by the stunning views and the dusky sky while relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine; the perfect way to end a perfect day in this truly spectacular location.



Ground Floor

  • Open plan living area with…
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting area with open fire
  • Dining room/sun room with views over Bantry Bay

First Floor

  • One double bedroom
  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC


  • Electric storage heating, open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Smoking permitted


  • Small car park and roadside parking on a first come, first served basis at Bantry Pier
  • Lawned garden with furniture, leading to small pebbled beach area
  • Shop on mainland, 1.5 miles; pub on island, 10 mins walk


  • Regular foot ferry service operates to Whiddy Island from Bantry Pier in Bantry - departure times subject to change
  • Cars can be parked at Bantry Pier. If car required on island, car ferry service runs to island from Bantry Pier on a Tuesday & Thursday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

About the location


Driving times:

  • Kerry Airport - 47.5 miles; 1 hr 17 mins
  • Cork ferry - 66.5 miles; 1 hr 47 mins


  • Nearest shop; Bantry Bay, 2 miles (via foot ferry)
  • Nearest pub; Whiddy Island, 1 mile
  • Nearest town; Bantry, 2 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Cape Clear Island - Rugged landscape abundant in flora and fauna, great walks
  • Killarney National Park- National Park encompassing mountains, lakes and waterfalls
  • Mizen Head - On the western extremity of a peninsula, it is one of Ireland's 'extreme points', and great for visitors to explore

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