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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

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.

Broadband available.

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 (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cork (1 hour and a half drive)
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, 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
Rooms 5 bedrooms
Furniture
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
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.

Further details

House keeping and baby sitting service available at additional cost.

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.

Castletownshend

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.

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Review 1-8 of 8

11 Nov 2013

5/5

"Just perfect"

We stayed mid September, 7 adults in total. We arrived on a damp Friday evening to a lovely warm cottage. Barbara was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The kitchen, living and dining area in our… More

24 Aug 2013

5/5

"An idyllic getaway for all situations...families. ...couples....groups :)"

We stayed in Barbaras cottages in July 2013 and had the most perfect holiday. We travelled with a 3 year old and a 5 month old and could not have asked for more. The cottage itself was large - 4 bedr… More

19 Jun 2013

5/5

"It felt homy and cosy"

We totally loved it. It's really a beautiful place to stay, relax and enjoy Cork and its environment. We had a very hard time to find Barbara's. Finally arrived we found ourselves lucky havi… More

11 Jun 2013

5/5

"Perfect"

The cottages are set in a fabulous spot, well away from the road, and are nestled together (3 holiday cottages and Barbara's farmhouse) comfortably. Each cottage has its own private fenced area w… More

5 Jun 2013

4/5

"Wonderful location for a large group!"

Myself, and a large group made up of extended family, and friends took all 3 of the cottages during May of this year. It was the perfect location for this as we all had 'our own space', ye… More

5 Sep 2012

5/5

"Even better than expected - beautiful, peaceful, lovely!"

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

1 Sep 2012

5/5

"a perfect cottage in beautiful countryside"

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 burnin… More

16 Jul 2012

5/5

"Family Getaway"

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 middle… More

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