Our house at Gorteanish is a charming and elegant country residence splendidly located in stunning countryside on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork. Standing on 2.5 acres of its own grounds and set against a backdrop of rolling hills, it boasts some of the best views of the magnificent scenery on the Peninsula with panoramic views of Dunmanus Bay.
Situated 1km above the coastal village of Ahakista in a truly rural setting, Gorteanish offers unparallelled peace and quiet, an increasingly hard-to-find feature in today’s hectic pace of life. Holidaymakers are assured of a relaxing and tranquil stay in this private and peaceful location. Children are most welcome at Gorteanish - there is plenty scope both inside the house and in the grounds for little ones to explore and play.
Ahakista village with its two pubs, coffee shop/gallery, fishing pier and little sandy beaches has many locations of archaeological and historical interest to be found locally.
Sheeps Head has long been a favourite of hill-walkers and orienteers and Gorteanish is ideally situated in the heart of this wonderful hill-walking countryside giving immediate access to a wide range of walking trails to suit all levels of hill-walking enthusiasts. Water Sports, Biking, Fishing, Sailing are just some of the other pursuits available locally. Please view the following short video for a flavour of what the Sheeps Head has to offer.
We, at Gorteanish, are delighted to welcome you to this simply beautiful part of West Cork and are confident that you will be enamoured and delighted by all it has to offer, whether it be a peaceful and quiet family holiday or a more active break that could include walking, orienteering, biking, swimming, fishing or simply touring the beautiful West Cork countryside and coastal villages - Gorteanish is an ideal base from which to explore the myriad delights of West Cork.