Peace and tranquility abound here. Nestled amongst an old famine workhouse and centuries old mills this area is rich in folklore and history. A great location to explore West Cork & the Beara peninsula from and only a 5 minute drive into Bantry town. We've a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove & library to unwind in after a long day's hiking or if you really want to pamper yourself treat yourself to a full body massage. We pride ourselves on our hearty breakfast, you won't be disappointed!
Donemark Falls is a detached house, in a secluded setting. From the grounds you can take in views of a waterfall, salmon pools and the ruins of an old mill. During the summer months this is a busy spot for salmon leaping up the falls.
A barbecue is available for use should you catch yourself a fish and there is plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.
Steeped in history, legend has it that this was the landing place for the very first inhabitants of Ireland. It was also home to a tannery, brewery, mill and a work house during the Irish Famine.
We have other rooms available so even if this is booked message me and we'll see what can be done.
You will have access to our lounge area which has a wood stove, coffee machine, lots of teas, boardgames, a small library (book exchange) and a magic pool table.
You may interact as much or as little as you wish. I live here myself so will be on hand most of the time for advice or suggestions on local attractions. We love hiking and exploring so will have lots of ideas for if you like the outdoors. One of my favourite aspects of being an Airbnb host is getting to help plan my guest's day over breakfast although I get a little envious from time to time too.
Ideal location for golf (Bantry golf course it a stones throw away) horse riding, angling (you must own a valid salmon license to fish here, local fees also apply), boat and kayak trips to Whiddy Island, hill walking and traditional music.
There's some fantastic restaurants to be found in Bantry. Donemark West is a 5 minute walk from here, it's tiny and gets booked up fast so pre-booking is recommended. The Fish Kitchen in Bantry is another gem particularly if you're a lover of fish.
Our check in time is from 3pm on but an expected arrival time is necessary. Please let me know close to your arrive date, as accurate a time as possible to ensure I'm here to greet you!
Born in Bantry, I grew up a few miles from Donemark on a small farm. I've spent my life here for the most part except for a few adventures every chance I've had.