About the home
Our cottages are welcoming and cosy, offering all the character of a traditional old cottage with all the modern convenience you expect from a luxury escape. We aim to provide not just self catering accommodation, but a country living experience that feels like home, where you can bring your dog and walk out your door into the countryside undisturbed by traffic and let time stand still. On your return stop by the vegetable plot and pick some veggies, collect some eggs and retreat to snuggle up around the fire or head out for a pint down the local Mary Ann's.
The entrance from the courtyard leads to open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas.
The kitchens have a stainless steel range, Belfast sink, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/drier.
Lounge with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD. French doors to patio with barbecue.
There is a very safe garden with lawns.
Cottage 1: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom.
2nd bedroom with king size bed. Bathroom with bath/shower.
The upstairs has a gallery overlooking living area with bed settee for extra guests and a 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds.
Cottage 2: There are 5 metre high, Cathedral style ceilings.
Bedroom downstairs has 1 king size bed and 1 single bed. There is a bathroom with WC and shower.
The upstairs has a fantastic, spacious bedroom in the eaves of the cottage with a king size bed, bathtub underneath skylight.
En-suite WC/washbasin. Sofa bed for extra guests.
Large picture window.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
A work in progress, our garden is constantly evolving.Not only ebbing and flowing with the seasons but we are trying to create our own little paradise, despite the weather!
The gardens are a mix of old and new, with mature native spieces trees lining the meandering drive and new features such as our ornamental pond furnished with coi and the odd goldfish, there is also a healthy batch of frogs and newts to be found if you have the patience to sit and wait.
We have concentrated on getting our kitchen garden up and running, we now have two (bursting to the brim) tunnels growing a selection of vegetables from spring carrotts and lettace to summer tomatos and cucumbers. Outside in the kitchen garden we have every vegetable imaginable growing all neatly laid out in raised beds. We have a young fruit garden within the Vegetable plot that bears apples, raspberries, currents and strawberries (not that we ever see a strawberry as the children get there first!).
In addition to this we grow and cut Vintage flowers for retail, catering to weddings and parties. Growing a variety of spieces such as asters, dahlia, larkspur, cosmos, delphiniums and roses to name but a few. Not only is the purfume as you walk into the garden intoxicating but to pick a posie and put it on your table to compliment the fresh vegetables you have just picked is a rare treat!
Just a hop from the vegetable plot are our busy free range hens who are only too happy to provide you with fresh eggs for your breakfast in exchange for some of your food scraps (fair exchange is no robbery!).
Yet to come are some piglets which we hope to raise in our aim towards self sufficency, though some might find themselves in permenant residency.
House keeping and baby sitting service available at additional cost.
A security deposit of 200 Euro is required on arrival which will be refunded once property has been inspected.
The County Cork region
West Cork really will take your breath away with its stunning views which are unrivaled around the country of Ireland. West Cork is the perfect getaway for any type of holiday to Ireland.
West Cork is jam packed with activities for all types of visitor.
The Castletownshend / Keelahangil area
Here is a small selection of what you can do in the area:
Sea kayaking: http://www.atlanticseakayaking.com/
quad biking: http://www.westcorkquadadventures.ie/
whale watching: http://www.whalewatchwestcork.com/
The cottage is half a mile from Castletownshend which has two pubs, one of which is a well renowned seafood restaurant called Mary Ann's.
Skibbereen is the nearest town to us which is a 5 minute drive away.
How to get there
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Barbara's Cottages are situated in small Keelahangil just off the main Castletownshend to Skibbereen Road. Just take a left before the school and thereafter take the next right and we are the the top of this road on the right hand side.
The Cork Swansea Ferry will start running again from March 1 2010: http://www.fastnetline.com/
Activities near Castletownshend
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
05 Sep 2012
We selected Barbara's Cottages for a one-week stay with a toddler after extensive research and were delighted with the result. The property and location was even better than we had expected. The... more
01 Sep 2012
Our family of 5 stayed here for several days and we loved the cottage. It was much larger than we had expected with 3 lovely bedrooms with great mattresses, 2 bathrooms, a living room with wood... more
16 Jul 2012
We stayed for a week (two adults and two young children). The whole experience was excellent. The cottage was modern on the inside and extremely comfortable and the setting was fantastic in the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 15|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|10 Nov 12||15 Dec 12||€ 1100||€ 198||€ 240||2 Nights|
|15 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||€ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Feb 13||24 Mar 13||€ 900||€ 198||€ 240||2 Nights|
|24 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||€ 990||€ 198||€ 240||2 Nights|
|7 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||€ 900||€ 198||€ 240||2 Nights|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1600||€ 198||€ 240||2 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||€ 900||€ 198||€ 240||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All rates are based on 8 people sharing (4 per cottage) for any additional persons, there is a 5 euro per person per night charge.
Short breaks are also available except during the period of July 2nd- August 28. Please contact owner for specific prices.
3 Night Bank Holiday Weekends are 720 Euro for the weekend.
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