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Welcome to Bellatrix, a women-only B&B in the village of Castletownbere in West Cork. We’re in a beautiful part of Southwestern Ireland, on the amazing Beara Peninsula.
We welcome women from all over the world – come stay with us amid stunning natural beauty and meet other women, share new ideas, or sit back and relax in the peaceful solitude of our stunning coast.
We welcome women from all walks of life – young or old, active or happily retired. All will enjoy a home away from home under Ireland’s bright stars, and our lovely, mature gardens close-by the historic fishing town of Castletownbere.
We’re just 15 minutes by foot through a small forest from a sheltered cove, Traneen, where you’ll find playful seals – a great place to swim in the summertime. There are also a number of other walking trails for you to explore.
Bellatrix is an eco-friendly bed and breakfast – we use a solar water heater for our showers, and we offer great local produce in season from our own organic gardens. We’re also wheelchair accessible.
Each of our guest rooms is unique, personally decorated by your hosts. Two of our rooms share a bathroom, and we also offer a three bed guest room for women traveling together.
Each room offers comfortable bedding – after a good night’s sleep, wake up with us and have a wonderful buffet breakfast. We can also provide a hearty Irish Breakfast upon request. On a chilly or rainy day, you can also just relax in front of our wood-burning stove with a good book or watch a movie from our DVD library. In the sun room, you can play ping pong with your partner or some of our other guests.
Bellatrix Bed & Breakfast offers wonderful garden views as well as a panoramic vista of the Miskish mountains.
The Beara Peninsula is a place of great natural beauty – be sure to allow yourself enough time to explore the area thoroughly – we suggest a week (although you may never want to leave!). There are so many things to do here, including:
- Whale Watching: Many varieties of whales and dolphins inhabit the waters off the Beara Peninsula.
- Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre: visit this Tibetan Buddist Retreat Center, just 3 miles away.
- Horseback riding: Take a packed lunch and explore the area on horseback with our friend, Cathy
- Stone Circles: Historic stone circles and standing stones back from 1500 to 500 B.C.
- Golfing: 3 first-class courses within an hour from our front door.
- The Islands: Take a daytrip to Bere Island or Dursey Island.
There are so many other options – we’ll be happy to help you plan your adventures. But no matter what your plans, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay at Bellatrix, an Irish B&B for women.
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