Self Catering Holiday Homes in Bantry Bay

Trident Holiday Homes offers self catering holiday homes in Bantry Bay which are in the little village of Ballylickey, over looking the bay, mid way between Bantry Town and Glengarriff.

Bantry Town is the principal town of this part of the West Cork coast situated at the head of Bantry Bay. This historic town was the landing point for two French invasions, one during the 17th and another during the 18th century. During the 1689 invasion some 2500 French troops landed before engaging the British in the Battle of Bantry Bay. These are commemorated in the French Armada Centre in the grounds of Bantry House. The house is home to a stunning collection of 18th century tapestries and furniture amasses by the second Earl of Bantry. Currently privately owned, both the house and formal gardens (which have been recently restored) are open to the public with guided tours on offer.

West Cork’s scenery is truly spectacular with a rugged coast line and forested mountains inland. The Caha Mountains and Glengarriff Nature Reserve have a wide variety of marked walks and trails of varying levels of difficulty and length.  Warmed by the Atlantic Gulf Stream, the area enjoys a unique climate and is home to a wide variety of tropical plants and lush vegetation. This is especially evident at the nearby Glengarriff Bamboo Park which has thirty different varieties of Bamboo and numerous other tropical plants.

No visit to our self catering holiday homes in Bantry Bay is complete without seeing the stunning plant species on the garden island Garnish Island, or Ilnacullin. Just off the coast at Glengarriff, it is internationally renowned for its wide selection of plants and Italian Gardens. The island is accessible by ferry from Glengarriff Harbour from the 1st March to the 31st October and is closed to the public for the winter months. The waters surrounding the island are extremely rich in marine life and seals can frequently be seen from both the island and harbour.

Our self catering accommodation in Bantry Bay is less than 2 hours from Cork City and only an hour from Killarney and the ideal base from which to explore both West Cork and neighbouring Kerry.