Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
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.
Whatever you want to get out of your holiday break, be it peace and quiet or full on adventure, we hope to accommodate you!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The entrance from the courtyard leads to a spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. There are 5 metre high, Cathedral style ceilings.
The kitchen has 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.
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. The double beds are king size.
|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.
Housekeeping 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.
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.