Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Doonenmacotter is located just a minutes' walk from the beach, immediately in front of the cottage. Quiet and peaceful, yet only a five minute drive from the Fishing village of Ballycotton. The Cottage has easy access to all amenities, including the Saturday Food Market in Midleton for local produce & fresh fish etc. The area has many excellent restaurants for eating out including the famous Ballymaloe House..
Newly built stone faced cottage,with open plan kitchen cum living room area with stunning sea views,well designed kitchen and utility rooms, multi fuel burning stove in the living area.
A timber deck facing the evening sun furnished wtih chairs, table and gas fired barbeque.
A large double ensuite bedroom and a bedroom with 2 Single Beds with separate toilet downstairs. 2 ensuite bedrooms upstairs one ensuite with Jacuzzi bath and a seperate shower cubicle,
Oil fired central heating.
WiFi Broadband INTERNET Access
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pebble & Sand Beach Ballyandreen 200 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cork 45 km, Nearest railway: Kent Station Cork 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
Extensive patio area.
Deck outside the lounge.
The house is close to the Spectacular Cliff Walk into Ballycotton therefore the supervision of young children from the danger of going too near the Cliffs on the Walk is required for safety reasons as some of the Cliffs have a sheer drop of more than 50 ft.
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The County Cork region
Irelands largest County on the south coast.
East Cork has a tremendous selection of visitor attractions. In fact there is something for everyone come rain or shine.
You can visit a world famous Irish wildlife park at Fota, award wining heritage centres in Cobh, historic houses, museums, designated Irish heritage towns, beautiful gardens, galleries, castles and churches.The scenic attractions, speak for themselves. The beaches are a wonder, for where else in Ireland would you find 3 blue flag beaches so close together and the gentle rolling countryside make this one of the most attractive places to visit in Southern Ireland
Cottage is at the end of the road in Ballyandreen a hamlet some 5km for Ballycotton. In Ballycotton there is a shop/post office, 4 Pubs,and a Church. The Blackbird, has live music on weekends and impromptu sessions midweek, The Schooner serves bar food, including locally caught fish, Lynch's Bar also serves food and is located just above the harbour and has a superb view of Ballycotton Lighthouse. the harbour and the sea.
A 40 minute Cliff walk to Ballycotton starts directly outside the cottage, with a couple of beaches & coves enroute that you can swim from.
The pebble/sandy beach in front of the house is good for swimming (wet suit might be a good idea)
Ballymaloe House the famed Cookery School and Country house Hotel and Restaurant is only 8km away, dinner here is an experience, as is Sunday lunch. A programme of the cookery courses available can be seen on their website.
Championship golf courses close by include Fota, Cork Golf Club, Capella in Castlemartyr, plus Youghal Golf Club, Water Rock, and East Cork.
Fishing is available from the rocks on the cliff walk, and deep sea fishing for groups by boat can be arranged from Ballycotton.
Cobh, is 15km away. Once a British naval base, now housing a museum dedicated to the Famine, the Luisitiana & The Titanic (Cobh being it's last port of call) .
MIdleton is a bustling Market town 15km away, with the usual supermarkets, interesting shops, good restuarants, and the Saturday farmer's market selling local produce. Midleton Whiskey Distillery has scheduled tours.
Cork city is 30 mins away, with plenty to see, the covered English Market open daily, Cork City Gaol,Crawford Art Gallery, The Glucksman Gallery at UCC & Shandon Church.
Further affield Kinsale is well worth a visit with it's pretty winding streets, great restauarants including Fishy Fishy and Charles Fort ( a world famous Star Fort buit in the 16th century to protect the town and it's safe harbour.
Youghal 20km to the east once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh is also worth a visit if you enjoy history, as is Lismore with its Castle & Gardens owned by the Duke of Devonshire. From Lismore fishing on the River Blackwater can also be arranged.
If all you want to do is enjoy the view from the Cottage, you can buy freshly caught fish from Ballycotton seafood, Barbecue or Cook a splendid meal, and if weather permits sit on the deck and relax with a Bottle of Wine and listen to the Sea.
On a clear night, the night skies are amazing and are an Astronomer's Delight as there is virtually no nightime light pollution.
Ballycotton to Ballyandreen Cliff Walk
The small port of Ballycotton is legendary for its Sea Angling, great harbour views and spectacular cliff walk.
It is also a great area for bird watching
Sign-posted from the village. Watch out for Choughs and cliff nesting House Martins. Good for seabirds all year round, especially with onshore (southerly) winds in August and September. Stop at the harbour and check for seabirds on the bay and passing the Islands. The garden habitat around the town is also worth checking from the road for migrant passerines.
The Trabolgan Holiday Centre is a 15 minute drive away and it is suitable to take children there as a day visitor. This is a link to their website