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There is a generous sitting room with a spectacular owner designed feature fireplace. Ideal for relaxing in the evening and guaranteed to prompt thoughts of returning to Whale Harbour Cottage. There is also an upstairs reading room or second sitting room with unparalleled views out over Whale Harbour to Gurteen Bay.
There is a large raised deck and patio area ideal for external dining and picnics.
WIFI is available throughout the property.
There are 2 Tv sets with Saorview and 3 with Saorview and Freeview channels. Sky basic services are available in upstairs reading room.
There is a stable block available for horse and pony accommodation. (supplement applies)
Ample parking space surrounds the house (CCTV covers the perimeter and car parking area.)
Gurteen bay - a beach on your doorstep
Gurteen bay is a 5 minute walk from the cottage. On route you will pass a quaint old fishing harbour, which is still in use, from which the property derives its name.
The property has many idyllic walks including the ring road (single lane traffic) of Ervallagh on which the property is located. The 35 minute loop includes a small picturesque beach and harbour. Pictured below is the exit from the property to the loop road which tends to be covered with Daisy's in April/May/June each year.
The grass bank between the house and sea is a haven for foxes, hares, mink and pheasant amongst others. Also Cockoo and the rarer Curlew song is best heard in early morning and late at night. There are field glasses in the bookshelf in the sitting room and a torch in the hall for night viewing. In season we regularly have pods of porpoises, and the majestic Basking shark is not uncommon, the second largest shark or fish after the whale shark. This giant of the sea feeds on the zooplankton found in the rich local waters. Measuring up to 12 meters and weighing up to 6 tons, they are thought to live for 50 years and are seen mostly from May to September.
A Nespresso coffee machine & tea making facilities are provided, the deck is an ideal & tranquil area to sit while enjoying their morning coffee...