About Bothar Bui

Bothar Bui is nestled on a secluded hillside overlooking Kenmare Bay on the Beara peninsula in the heart of Ireland’s scenic South West.

Designed by renowned Irish architect Robin Walker, this unique modernist assemblage of historic farm buildings and contemporary structures works as a rare family holiday retreat. The house makes the best use of its quiet location, surrounded by 12 acres of indigenous oak woodland leading down to a small harbour with private shoreline. Nature lovers can spot hundreds of different types of mosses and various flora growing in the woods.

 Divided into six different buildings including: the renovated original farmhouse and it’s two side buildings; two light-filled modernist structures (with two bedrooms and a bathroom each), and a third modernist grand living room (“the studio”).

The kitchen/dining room with another living area with large open fire- place is in the original farmhouse.

The new buildings have one wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows with balconies where you can enjoy the spectacular views at their best.

The house is not visible from the road and so enjoys total privacy and quietude despite being just a short 5 min drive to the nearest small village of Ardgroom.

Numerous artists, writers, poets and musicians from all over the world have relished the peace and quiet, not to mention the fun parties to be had in the incomparable atmosphere of Bothar Bui.

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Now available for short term rentals all year round.

Sleeps 10+, full central heating, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning open fireplace in kitchen and large pot-bellied stove in studio, bathrooms include spa-like sunken bathtubs.

Sleeping accommodation:

There are two rooms in the upper bedroom house; one with two single beds and the other with one double bed; there is one bathroom between them. There are two rooms in the lower bedroom house with a double bed and a single bed in each room and a bathroom between them. There is another little out house with a double bed and in the "studio"/ big living room, there are two sofas which are also single beds and one sofa which is also a double bed. In this room is a large wood-burning stove.
The kitchen/dining-room/living-room is the original old farmhouse with an open fireplace. There is oil-fired central heating throughout the buildings.

See rates and a link to availability here http://botharbui.com/contact

20 mins to Castletownbere Fishing Port town, Co Cork
40 mins to Kenmare, Co Kerry
1 hour and a half to Kerry airport
2 hours to Cork airport




About Bothar Bui

The Lives of Spaces

A short film of Bothar Bui by Heathcote & Barr.  Seamus Heaney reads the poems he wrote about Bothar Bui and about Robin Walker, his friend, the architect.

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6 mins