Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Wonderfully designed, this spacious dormer lodge enjoys an elevated position at the entrance to Glenville village. Newly built in traditional style it replaces the original gate lodge to Glenville Manor House, dating back to 1750. The Manor House owned by the late Mark Bence Jones, well know and respected author of Twilight of the Ascendancy, Guide to Irish Country Houses to name a few.
The lodge is unique in design, the sitting room has a galleried landing and high ceiling, together with the antique fireplace and country furnishings give it a wow factor. It is the perfect setting for lazy days and relaxing evening around the fireplace. The patio with stone BBQ is ideal for al fresco dining with beautiful views over the garden and calming sound of the river Bride flowing nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Garryvoe(one of many within 30 mins drive) 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cork 15 km, Nearest railway: Cork 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Step to entrance.
Spacious beamed living room with open fire in cast-iron antique fireplace, rugs on wooden floor, wood panelled ceiling, galleried landing and French doors to kitchen/dining-room.
Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Features included wood-burning stove, beamed ceiling, Belfast sink and slate floor.
Bright sun room.
Two double bedrooms, Twin-bedded room - Each with wooden floor.
Bathroom/W.C. with shower attachment.
Open-tread stairs to first floor:
Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room/W.C.
Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel incl, thereafter available locally.
Flat screen TV (some UK channels), DVD(Small library), Video (small library), Radio/cassette/CD.
Automatic washing machine, Tumble dryer, Microwave, Coffee machine, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer.
WIFI available (Euro 20 per week)
|Further details outdoors||
Ample parking in private driveway for 4 cars. Landscaped garden is spacious and well maintained. The patio is paved with stone BBQ and picnic table/parasol.
Easy walking access.
Fenced river 100yds.
Tea & Coffee offered on arrival.
The County Cork region
Glenville Village is ideally located for touring Cork County and southern Ireland. As Glenville is a heritage village there are endless walks and stunning scenery on your door step.
The village is traditional in style with pretty village houses, mini-market, hairdresser, Catholic & Protestant Church and a local pub with live traditional Irish music a few nights weekly. Don't miss Thursday nights "Trad Session" where locals come together to enjoy playing and singing traditional Irish music, a night of "craic" is gauranteed.
Within a mile lies Ardrou Forest & the river Bride, a tributary of the Blackwater which is well known for trout and salmon fishing. Horse riding is also a popular pass time. For those looking for a little more, try out the Squash & Handball Courts in the village.
Doon Peter Holy Well is just a few miles from the village where mass is celebrated for the festival of St John.
It is reputed to be one of the oldest wells in Ireland. Both the Mass Rock & the Famine Walk are part of Glenville history and heritage.
Cork city is a mere 15 minutes drive, the second largest city in Ireland outside the capital Dublin. Although a city, Cork is compact and a pleasure to wander around its fine shops, cobbled streets, theatres, art galleries and wonderful restaurants and bars.
Day trips are a must as there is so much to see and do within a short drive.
Other day trips really worthwhile:
Old Cork Jail: Learn the history & walk through the ground of the old jail
English Market: Oldest market in Cork-try the Farmgate for lunch
Fitzgeralds Park: Perfect family day with kids playground, take a picnic and enjoy the gardens
Crawford Art Gallery: For Art lovers, have lunch in the cafe, great coffee and home made cakes
Cork Opera House: Shows run through out the year
Shandon Bells/Cathedral: Ring the bells over the city and visit the cathedral
St Finbarr's Cathedral: Dates back to 1865
Within a short drive:
Kinsale: Gormet Town with yacht marina
Midleton: Jameson Whiskey Distilery
Blarney Castle: You must kiss the stone
Mitchelstown Caves: Kids and adults alike will enjoy this.
Trabolgan Centre: Indoor family facilities i.e. swimming pools, slides etc..
Fota Wildlife Park: Where the animals roam free
Cobh: Visit the largest Cathedral in Ireland & Titanic Museum is a must.
Golf: Mallow & Fermoy both 18 hole courses-12 KMs
Douglas Golf Course-approx 30 mins
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Course-40 mins
(there are many golf courses in the Cork area)