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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Moynihan's Toe Head

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

from £70 /night

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View from the front of the property across Toe Head Bay

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Moynihan's is located in a sheltered position on the rugged Toe Head peninsula, off the 'Wild Atlantic Way', and is a haven of tranquillity with a sandy beach less than a mile away. The large kitchen-dining room has fabulous sea views (as do two of the bedrooms). A 5th bedroom and additional living accommodation is provided in an adjoining annex so the property also suits two families holidaying together (but we do not let this separately). The large garden, terrace and indoor accommodation provide plenty of space for dining whatever the weather, and a wood burning stove keeps the living room warm. There is ample indoor and outdoor play areas for children and there is ample parking.

The property is 4 miles from the picturesque village of Castletownshend where there is a shop and two pubs - one with a renowned seafood restaurant. The larger market town of Skibbereen is approximately 6 miles away. Fishing, sea kayaking and whale watching are close by.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Toe Head Strand 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cork 80 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property has one double, two twin and one single bedroom

There is an additional double bedroom in an annex

The annex also has a living area with sofa bed

All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space

The property has a large living room with an adjoining large dining room

Bathroom has shower over bath

There is a shower room in the annex

The annex has a utility area with a second fridge with small freezer compartment and second cooker.

Bath towels provided

The property has central heating

there is a wood burning stove in the living room

there are four hand held hair dryers

Wifi available 2GB included in price.

Further details outdoors

Large private garden

Outdoor furniture provided

Cool box and picnic rug provided

Ample parking for 5 cars

Further details

Locally based caretaker and manager.

We include 2GB wifi per week in price. This is medium usage but should you wish to download films and music you may need to purchase additional capacity at €10 for 2GB or €25 for 7.5GB.

About this location

The Province of Munster region

West Cork has stunning scenery, wonderful beaches and quiet roads. It is scattered with picturesque villages offering excellent restaurants and pubs and shops offering locally produced foods of the finest quality.


Toe Head is a rugged peninsula with panoramic sea views - often seals, basking sharks and even dolphins can be spotted swimming in the bay. One can fish off the rocks, walk the headland or simply relax at the beach. There are many activities nearby including sea kayaking, whale and dolphin watching, quad biking, horse riding, golf and surfing and sailing.

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Review 1-8 of 8

21 Jan 2015


"Tranquil Toehead"

Our stay was absolutely fantastic! Found it no problem and didn't want to leave! Wonderful places to visit nearby, but perfectly happy exploring Toehead as well. We visited during winter and so u… More

We are delighted that you enjoyed our holiday home and the beautiful surrounding area - as well as making use of our new wood burning stove!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

15 Jul 2014


"Great views in great comfort"

Stunning scenery, very remote on a secluded peninsula which is a perfect get-away-from-it-all location. It starts when you leave the N71 and have mainly low visibility single-track road (hardly any tr… More

22 Sep 2013


"Peace & tranquility in copious amounts"

Ideal location to relax and enjoy the views over Toe Head Bay, the walks around the quiet roads or cliffs, and for looking at the stars on a clear night. I would recommend the Saturday market in Skibb… More

6 Sep 2013


"Beautiful views"

Set in a beautiful position with far reaching views overlooking the bay. The property is very spacious with safe gardens to the front where you can watch the children play while enjoying the stunning… More

31 Jul 2013


"Stunning scenery and very spacious accommodation"

Traveling down from Cork Airport to Toe Head feels as if you are leaving the hustle and bustle of life behind you. Toe Head is a very rural "get away form it all" location and the scenery i… More

29 Aug 2012


"Remote but Beautiful"

We stayed here 3 days with our family of 8 - definitely enjoyed the multiple rooms and the space to roam around in. The House is very remote, no TV, no WIFI and bad cell phone reception - also the telephone didn't work - we did get a radio going. The view is breath taking and when the storm came through it was amazing to watch. Would have been nice to use the fireplace as it got chilly but we were asked not to use it, not sure why. The House is well equipped, most everything you might need in the Kitchen. It was nice to have spare plug converters so we could get all our electronics charged. Might be nice to have a hair blow dryer for people. Skibbereen is a cute little town relatively close but things close so early. We really did have a nice time, would have enjoyed staying longer. Mrs. Cleary was the local contact and she was wonderful.

We are pleased to learn you enjoyed our wonderful rural location and the spacious property. Thank you for your feedback on the things that were not to your satisfaction. In view of feedback we have now installed a brand new TV and DVD player and have had the chimney swept! (it had not been done for years and was out of use). We apologise that you did not find the two hairdryers at the property and we have added a note on their location in our guest information for future guests. We agree that the mobile phone reception can be variable - this is one of the trade-offs for the beautiful remote location. We always get a reception from the kitchen/dining room at the front of the house and will ensure we inform our future guests of this. Thank you again for the useful feedback.

13 Jun 2012


"A tranquil spot and very spacious family accommodation with amazing panoramic views."

We stayed at Moynihan's for a week with our young children. The house is in a very quiet location with beautiful views across the sea-scape. There are lots of lovely walks, bike rides and beache… More

3 May 2012


"A blissful rural escape"

We flew into Cork and hired a car travelling out on to the peninsula SW of Cork. We were very impressed with this spacious property. The house is one of only a few houses at Toe Head with an uninterru… More

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    Calendar last updated:27 Mar 2015

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