Beside Seal 3 bedroom vacation cottage lies the Hermitage, built just after the Second World War. It was built on the site of a farmstead - Curryglass House, dating back to concerning 1800. Erskine Hamilton Childers, President of the Irish nation and son of the IRA man Robert Erskine Childers, stayed in the house periodically with the owners his friends.
Seal Cottage is located in a most exclusive part of the Beara peninsula, Waterfall, Castletownbere, West Cork which has a long history. It overlooks a private beach and has spectacular sea views.
On the eastern side of Seal Cottage lies Waterfall House. It was the official residence of the Royal Naval commodore of the Western Approaches squadron, anchored in Berehaven. It was purchased a integer of years back by the film director Neil Jordan who spends much of his free time there.