Share my beautiful self built Eco house, with cob walls, hemp lime plaster, grass roof, all modern amenities - but please note, it's got a compost toilet. Gorgeous location on the Sheep's Head Way, four miles from village with great food and music!
No parties or events
If you're looking for a relaxing and peaceful place in a beautiful and remote area of West Cork, Catherine's house is the perfect location for you. Very close to Ballydehob and Durrus, it is convenient if you are traveling on the Wild Atlantic Way, visiting Mizen Head or Sheep's Head Peninsulas. Catherine is a wonderful, generous and very helpful host. I really enjoyed chatting while sharing breakfast with her! Her self-built house is 100% ecofriendly with rustic charm and the room is spacious and clean. Thanks again for your warm welcome Catherine!
Catherine's house is in an amazing location - very isolated but beautiful. She was very helpful and easygoing, even telling us to help ourselves to some of her lovely homegrown produce. The setting is really idyllic - a place to switch off and enjoy nature. She made sure there were clean sheets on the bed and kindly gave us an extra bed so that we would have space for our daughter. Although I don't usually mind a compost toilet, this one didn't smell great! So if you are someone who cares more about cleanliness than atmosphere, or cant handle the compost toilet this may not be the place for you.
Response from Catherine:
Hi Susy, thanks for your feedback - I’m sorry to hear of your experience with the compost toilet, and that I wasn’t around to see what was at the root of it. For many of my guests, this is their first experience with a compost toilet, so I want it to be a positive one. I’ve been in and out of that room today trying to see if I could smell anything untoward but all seemed fine. If you have any ideas/suggestions as to what might have been causing the problem, maybe you could send me a private message? Thanks again, Catherine
Catherine's house is in a lovely, peaceful location (a bit remote, but that's to be expected), with a garden brimming with veg and flowers. Catherine made us feel really welcome and at home and generously offers full run of the kitchen. If you're driving yourself and not relying on public transport, this is a nice and economical place to hang your hat.
Catherine's is a wild and wonderful place to stay - you'll certainly blow the cobwebs from your head! Lovely scenery and walking nearby, and handy for lots of great hikes. We loved how easy it was being in her house - we felt really at home. Thanks, Catherine, for letting us get on with our stuff, and being available for a bit of craic!
I am a relatively easy-going host (I think!). I have traveled a lot in the past, but less so recently and so now I enjoy learning about other places from people passing through. My interests are music, earth spirituality, environment, people, politics and the state of the world…
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