An Lochta Fada

Ballingeary, County Cork (Ref. 4655)


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A lovely, traditional detached stone cottage located on the outskirts of Ballingeary village in County Cork. As soon as you pull up to this Cork cottage you will be delighted with the charming stone exterior, inviting you in to this wonderful rural retreat. The welcoming sitting room is sure to please with its cosy woodburning stove set within an exposed stone surround. Imagine curling up in this room with a hot drink on a chilly evening, after a day exploring the rural surroundings of your Cork cottage. Alternatively, on a summer night, why not sit outside in the pretty courtyard area or in the shared garden, enjoying a cool drink and planning your activities for the next day? You'll be spoilt for choice of places to visit from your Cork cottage. Close by is the picturesque National Park of Gougane Barra, which offers superb walks amidst lovely scenery and seasonal Theatre by the Lake performances. If you fancy venturing a little further from your Cork holiday home, visit the town of Bantry, home to Bantry Bay, colourful buildings, and a whole host of shops, pubs and restaurants, or vibrant Kenmare with its rugged coastline. Whatever you choose your cosy Cork cottage makes a delightful base to return to at the end of the day. Take advantage of your attractive country-style kitchen and prepare a hearty meal for the family, before retiring for the night to one of the comfy bedrooms available to you. After a good night's sleep you will be ready for a day of discovery from your superbly located Cork cottage base, with the delights of this county and neighbouring Kerry within easy reach.



Ground floor

  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin & WC

First floor

  • Two double bedrooms
  • One twin bedroom (accessed via one of the double bedrooms)


  • Full oil central heating, woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview
  • CD/radio
  • Selection of books/games
  • Oil & electricity included April - Sept
  • First €20 of oil & first €20 of electricity included Oct - March, remainder charged via meter reading, payable direct to owner
  • Starter pack for woodburner included all year round
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Cot & stairgate on request
  • 4 well-behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared (with owner) enclosed lawned garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Small unfenced pond
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles


  • Twin bedroom is accessed via one of the double bedrooms
  • Small, unfenced pond onsite & cottage is located off a main road - please ensure children are supervised at all times

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Macroom 17 miles; Bantry 18 miles.

Driving times:

  • Cork Airport - 41 miles; 1 hr 2 mins
  • Cork ferry - 51 miles; 1 hr 37 mins


  • Nearest shop; Ballingeary, 1.5 miles
  • Nearest pub; Ballingeary, 1.5 miles
  • Nearest town; Macroom, 17 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Gougane Barra - National Park with an array of walks along the River Lee and nature trails
  • Bantry House & Gardens - Impressive historic house overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork

Day trip:

  • Dingle Peninsula - Peninsula in County Kerry with lovely sandy beaches, great water sports and fantastic scenery
  • Tralee - A lovely town in County Kerry and home to the Tralee Aqua Dome