The guest house is a small, stone-built traditional farmhouse that we renovated and modernised. It is surrounded by hedges of fuchsia, and offers superb views along the Owvane River valley to Bantry Bay. A new extension has been added, providing a new spacious and bright meditation room,  kitchen, dining and sitting area.  It was built to ecological standards with the use of organic building components and nontoxic paints, oils, and materials.

The guesthouse can comfortably accommodate 9 guests in 2 twin and 5 single rooms.

There is no TV nor radio nor WiFi in the guesthouse. We cannot turn off your mobile phones. You have to do it yourself.


We prepare our food carefully, paying respect to the ingredients as much as to the well-being of our guests. We use our own organically approved produce from our farm and garden as much as possible.

Breakfast usually consists of a varaition of home-baked breads, a selection of Irish cheeses, a choice of cereals and porridge from a variety of freshly milled grains. This is accompanied by our own fresh goats milk and often home-made yoghurt or cream cheese. You have a choice of herb teas with fresh leaves from the garden, teas from India or from China as well as coffee from South America.

Lunch is always a different vegetarian spread with a selection of fresh vegetables and herb teas and is mostly eaten outside while picknicking during an outing.

Dinner is simple, tasty and freshly prepared. It usually begins with a salad,  followed by a vegetarian main course consisting of fresh vegetables with rice, potatoes or pasta  and occasionally beef or lamb if so desired, and a sweet dessert or a freshly baked cake.

Full Board: When the house is not fully booked we offer Bed & Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner (except 1 evening) at € 550 per week and person fora minimum of 2 people in a double room.

During the winter months at other times than the ones listed rooms are available for self-catering guests. Especially the winter months in our mild Gulf Stream climate are suitable for long-term contemplative stays. Prices: €29 per person/day, for a minimum of 2 peaople for a week or more.

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The Little House at the Foot of the Mountain


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