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Herons Cove Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the heart of West Cork.The village of Ballydehob is home to many pubs, restaurants, a petrol/service station and is located 2.5miles from the cottage.

The villages of Ballydehob, Schull, Crookhaven and the local attractions of Barley Cove Beach, Mizen Head, Cape Clear and Fastnet Rock are all easily accessable from this cottage, which makes this the ideal base for your West Cork paradise experience.

Herons Cove Cottage self catering accommodation includes three bedrooms,two bathrooms, and an open plan kitchen/living/dining room, all with views of the Bay. There is a large, secluded decking area at the rear of the cottage, overlooking the rock garden, ideal for BBQs and outdoor summer dining. To the front, is a garden and second deck area overlooking the Bay ,with the path down to the private strand.


Wood burning Stove-Starter pack supplied free of charge

Oil central heating and electricity usage payable on vacating of Cottage.

Very reliable Taxi service available locally.

Refuse and Recycling Bins provided for guests convenience free of charge.

Breakage Deposit payable on arrival and refunded on date of departure.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Direct Access to stony private strand 10 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cork Airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Kent Station, Cork City 110 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The County Cork region

County Cork is situated in the South West of Ireland, it is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways the most varied. Rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west, and above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.

Discover the magic of Cork where you can dine out on exquisite cuisine, release your adrenaline along its glorious coastline or soak up the rugged beauty of its awe-inspiring landscapes.


Ballydehob (Béal an Dá Chab) is a charming village on the south west coast of Ireland. Lying about 20 miles east of Mizen Head, Europe's most westerly point, it is embraced by colourful hills and rich natural beauty and wildlife; the perfect place from which to explore West Cork.

The village and its environs has a vibrant and diverse population, and the variety of bars, good eating places, fun festivals and community events ensure a warm welcome.

Enjoy a walk by the river and across the 12 arch bridge, and take a stroll through the village and maybe participate in some 'light refreshments'. And don't forget to experience Ballydehob by night either – live music and the craic are all part of the make up!

West Cork is the place to head for – leaving hurried city lives behind to play along the long zig-zagging coastline, and walk or ride through peaceful inland woods and valleys.

Nature sets the pace in this beautiful south west corner of Ireland – stretching from smart south-coast Kinsale to three rugged westerly peninsulas reaching into the wild Atlantic: Mizen Head, Sheep's Head and Beara.

Hundreds of inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and beaches are just right for long active days in the salty air – learning to sail, surfing, diving, whale watching, island-hopping, bird spotting, kayaking on a salt-water lake in the moonlight, messing about in boats. Or simply eating a fresh crab sandwich on a quayside.

Thanks to its gentle and generous nature, this corner has a wonderful food culture. West Cork's farmers, award-winning artisan producers and chefs are leading Ireland's culinary revolution. From traditional pubs to world-class restaurants, at local farmers' markets, and long-established food festivals, you can enjoy great food right across West Cork.

There's something restorative about the temperate climate and sub-tropical gardens, the tranquil lanes thick with fuchsia and montbretia, the sudden glimpses of water through the trees, the shifting light, and the soft greens, greys and violets of bays and distant mountains.

There's edge-of-the-world drama too: climbing up to a mountain pass through ever-changing weather, crossing the bridge to the end of Mizen Head with the Atlantic crashing below, or taking the cable car to Dursey Island - one of over a hundred West Cork islands. Seven of these are inhabited, including Ireland's most southerly community on Oiléan Chléire (Cape Clear) “the storytellers' island”, where Irish is spoken as a first language, and there's an independent way of life.

Beyond Cape Clear, the imposing Fastnet Lighthouse stands on a rock known as Ireland's tear drop – for emigrants to the new world, this was their last sight of their native land. The whole coast echoes with history – ancient sites, ruined castles, coastal forts, copper mines. Cork is proudly 'the rebel county' and it was here, at Clonakilty, that Michael Collins – 'the Big Fella' – was brought up. He died at Béal na mBláth.

West Cork is both very Irish, and quite cosmopolitan – for many have 'blown-in' on the winds and stayed to make this beautiful place their home. There's a strong creative community here. Arts and crafts, storytelling and traditional music thrive – as do scores of cultural festivals.

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Review 1-10 of 17

9 Oct 2014


"Beautiful place, excellent hostess"

Our 4th holiday in West Cork in a row, the area is stunning, best in Ireland no question. Herons Cove Cottage is beautiful, really comfortable and cosy, great views over the bay. The welcome from the … More

5 Oct 2014


"Perfectly Lovely Cottage"

My one and only problem with our stay at Heron's Cove was that it was far too short. The cottage is absolutely first rate in every detail (including the WiFi which worked better than it did at o… More

22 Sep 2014


"a little piece of heaven on earth"

its always difficult when you book online to be sure you are choosing the right place. i deffinitly did. we were greeted by mary kathleens sister who made use very welcome with her very cheery persona… More

12 Aug 2014


"Lovely cottage, lovely welcome!"

This cottage is in a beautiful spot. We really felt we had got away from it all - it was very peaceful. It is quite new, but furnished in the old style by Tony and Kathleen. It's very pretty outs… More

29 Jul 2014


"A lovely spot"

We had a really enjoyable stay. The views from the deck were beautiful and it was a wonderfully peaceful location. We found the cottage very welcoming and cosy and it was a lovely getaway.… More

16 Jul 2014


"Peace and Beauty"

If you want to experience the peace and tranquillity that West Cork has to offer, you'll find it here at Herons Cove. The house is well equipped, comfortable, pretty and full of interest. The … More

17 Jun 2014


"Total peace & tranquility"

What an amazing place! Kathleen & Tony welcomed us with a lovely food hamper. The cottage is equipped with everything you could think of & very spacious. The views from the decking are truly magnifice… More

6 Jun 2014


"Amazing secluded and comfortable house"

Sea frontline, Antonio's Ristorante & Pizzeria at the village is great, close to Baltimore, Nice drive… More

28 Apr 2014


"Superb accommodation in tranquil cove setting with excellent nearby restaurants"

We recently stayed at Herons Cove Cottage for 10 days. We were attracted by the cottage itself, the quiet location, the local cuisine, and the West Cork area in general.From the moment of making a boo… More

3 Jan 2014


"beautiful cottage"

Me and my husband wanted go away from everybody for a New Years. Choosing this cottage was the best decision. We stayed only for 2 nights, but it was hard to leave. It definitely felt like from home t… More

Review 1-10 of 17

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Calendar last updated:20 Nov 2014

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