Enjoying an enviable position amongst a scenic setting in Castletownbere, County Cork is this fabulous, split level bungalow, Lavender Cottage.
Boasting views over the picturesque town and distant sea, whilst resting within easy reach of ample, fascinating sights, Lavender Cottage is the perfect home-away-from-home for a family of eight.
Make your way up the external stairs and into this delightful abode, where a living/dining room welcomes you with the warmth of its toasty electric fire; kick off your shoes and unwind on the plush sofas whilst you enjoy your favourite Sky show on the TV.
The space offers a dining table that seats most of the group, or you can continue to the kitchen/diner for a smaller affair at the table seating four.
The kitchen itself offers a good selection of appliances that any budding chef will be pleased with, whilst also resting next to the utility with its fridge, laundry facilities and neighbouring shower room.
In the evening, choose one of the four wonderful bedrooms inhabiting the apartment, with one being a magnificent super-king-size with an en-suite shower room, two being doubles that also benefit from en-suite shower rooms, and another being a twin; the bedrooms also rest near a bathroom that offers a fabulous jacuzzi bath.
The back garden is a great spot for relaxation, with a lush, sloping lawn and a decked area that is ideal for dining alfresco.
To the front of the apartment is a raised terrace, where you can stretch out on the bench with a morning coffee and admire those sea views.
Castletownbere offers guests an array of things to see and do, from boat trips from its harbour to the quaint Bere Island, to walks spanning weaving past Puxley Manor, Plage de Dunboy Forest, Derreenataggart Stone Circle and across Pullen Harbour Bog.
The town also offers a great range of amenities, with its friendly bars, well-stocked shops and variety of eateries suiting anyone's tastes.
Spend a day out immersed in history in Allihies, home to the outstanding Allihies Copper Mine Museum, and the scenic Copper Mine Trail that takes you past the historic mine shaft; the townland also offers a gorgeous beach, where you can soak up the sun's rays after your walk.
Further afield lies Glengarriff, with its Nature Reserve, Blue Pool and Bamboo Park offering an outing surrounded by beautiful scenery.
For more walks amongst dramatic landscapes, why not travel towards the hiking area of Garnish and explore the rugged coast of Garnish Point?
An excellent stay awaits you and your loved ones at Lavender Cottage.