Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Coolacoosane is a mid 19th century traditional farmhouse cottage. Faithfully restored & retaining many traditional features, while offering comfortable moderin living. Deep recessed windows along with exposed beams offer a throwback to times gone by.
Located a 10 minute drive from Macroom town centre, it is located on an extremely private & enclosed site of 1 acre. Mature gardens along with outdoor decking, bbq & play area for children, Coolacoosane offers a return to
quality family life.
Access to the many Blue Flag beaches in the area is only an hour away by car. There are fantastic views of the surrounding Boggeragh Mountains from the property including Mushera Beag & Mushra Mor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Various 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cork 50 km, Nearest railway: Millstreet 15 km|
|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|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The property is generously laid out with a traditional hand painted kitchen with seating for 6/8 at the table. Kitchen is serviced by a gas hob along with oven, & cast iron stove.
There are two separate lounge areas both serviced with t.v.& dvd facilities. The adult lounge has an open log fire with cast iron surround & comfortable seating for 6. The children's den has seating for 4 along with a PS2 & games.
|Further details outdoors||
The property has lovely private mature gardens. A children's play area is to the front of the house. Out door furniture & a barbecue area overlook the garden so play time can be supervised in comfort. To the side of the house there is a raised decking area for a more privacy & peace if required.
Access to the house is via a c. 1km "farmers lane" This is private though 2 farmers have a right of way, they don't use it too frequently. A quiet leisurely walk way with regular sightings of local wildlife including foxes badgers hares, rabbits & a plethora of birds including pheasant, hawk, night time bats & a recent sighting of an eagle.
At night for star gazers, there are great views of the night sky especially to the North & West from the house with little to no light pollution. Try and pick out the constellations & see shootings stars.
Electricity, Gas & home heating oil is charged at €25.00 p.w. & will be deducted from your security deposit on leaving.
Please note this is a rural house & is adjacent to a number of working farms. Please take care not to trespass onto private property.
Unfortunately we no longer accept pets from new guests due to the actions of guests at the end of 2012. However if you have stayed with us in the past with your pet, we are happy to facilitate you again.
There are sometimes farm animals on the adjacent lands. Please take care not to approach.
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE THE HOUSE
The County Cork region
Coolacoosane is located to the north of Macroom town. It is an important touring base for Cork & Kerry with it's great location, beautiful scenery & historic part of Ireland. It is the capital town of Muscrai (an old Irish Barony) & offers visitors a keen insight to Ireland past present & future.
The small market town of Macroom nestles in the picturesque valley of the Sullane River and is dominated by the walls of Macroom Castle. This bustling town offers a choice of shops, restaurants and pubs, three hotels and still holds a twice weekly street market. One of Macroom's best kept secrets, Castle Demesne, is set amidst 100s of acres of mystical woodland, awash with secluded riverside walks and stunning, panoramic views of the town, while three miles from Macroom lie western Europe's only extensive remains of Alluvial Forest. The town's museum houses a fascinating anthology of folklore material together with one of the finest collections of the West Cork hooded cloak. Carrigaphooca Castle, stood on an outcrop of rock, high above the trees is worth a visit, while the fabulous cities of Cork and Killarney are within easy touring distance, as are the stunning beaches of West Cork.
While Macroom is a bustling merchant town, you will always be made welcome. The famous Macroom Castle in the town centre, a visit to Gougane Barra ( source of the River Lee & Saint Finbarr) are all leisurely undertakings, If you want a bit more,take many of the bus tours around Cork or if you are brave enough, cycle or drive it yourself. While there why not visit Blarney 30 mins drive, kiss the Blarney Stone & visit the many historical places of interest.
Carriganimma is a quiet country village located in the Foherish Valley. This area has a history of ancient settlement being located at the pass between the Boggeragh & Derrynasagart mountains. It has numerous Neolithic & Bronze Age sites along with Stone Circles, Wedge Tombs, Stone Rows, Standing Stones, Cairns, Radial Stone Cairns & Fulachta Fiadh.
Leades House & Gardens currently being refurbished, is only minutes away along with Mullinhassig Waterfall, which is a lovely relaxing walk.
Killarney is only 30 minutes to the west & travel through the Cork Gaeltacht & Michael Collins country.
While the summers are generally beautiful, there is always the possibility of rain being on the Atlantic coast. So be prepared.
Macroom is the closest large town with a population of approx 2,000. There are various pubs from the stylish Castle to the more traditional T.P. Cotters. There is a good selection of restaurants to fit all budgets. There are numerous supermarkets, sports shops & a wide selection of traditional stores.
In addition to this, Clondrohid (West), Ballinagree (East), Carriganimma(North)& Beal na Marbh(South) are all within 2 miles & are typical Irish rural villages and great to get local pint!
Cork & Macroom people in general are sports fanatics with over 5 golf courses within 30 minutes drive of the house. The beautiful Lee Valley (15 miles) being the most famous. There is a pitch & putt course only 10 minutes drive. Tennis courts are only a 15 min away also .
Trek along the Butter Road an 18th & 19th century highway direct to Cork City. You will also be able to walk the Duhallow trail or visit Millstreet Country Park. Local St. John's Well is reputed to have healing waters.
There are numerous stone circles, henges & tombs in area with a "fairy fort" only 30 meters to the rear of the house. This area of Ireland has evidence of human inhabitation going back 3,500 years.
The local Lee Valley offer a variety of water sports & activities including WATER SKIING! There are 2 powerboat/waterskiing clubs within 15 minutes drive of the house - wwwwaterskiireland.com - wwwcarrigwaterski.com
It also offers fantastic year round fishing. The River Lee, The Lee Resevoir & The Gearagh provide plentiful coarse fishing with Pike, Perch, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Carp & Trout. The National Pike Angling Championship was held locally with daily catches of 250kgs recorded.
A visit to historical Carriganimma is worthwhile, and of course the Mallow Races (Horse Racing) is a regular meeting should you wish. There is is horse riding available in Blarney (20 mins) 00353 21 4385354 & off road trekking in Ballincollig (20 mins) ph. 00353 21 4873654
World famous Blarney Castle is only 20 mins drive away with the popular Blarney Woollen mills shop & why not kiss the Blarney Stone!
The Prince August toy soldier factory is located only 15 minutes away in Kilnamartyra & is a fantastic visit for model soldier fans with period & historical model sets along with a Lord of the Rings collection. You can buy your own DIY sets or purchase already completed figurines. Check out www.princeaugust.ie
Siamsa Tire in Tralee, a local traditional Arts organisation, regularly offers quality performances along with the regular Fleadh Ceoil (Music Festival) in nearby Listowel (about 1 hour 20 minutes by car) usually held in July.
The world famous Rose of Tralee is held every August, with street entertainment, shows, parades & generally something for everybody young & old.
Killarney town which has Muckross House, Kate Kearneys Cottage, The Gap of Dunloe & the famed National Park and Kennedy's Pet Farm is only 20 mins drive south of Tralee town.
The Millstreet Green Glens arena is only 15 mins away by car. This venue regularly hosts international music stars, Disney Ice Shows & is world renowned for equestrian events. Millstreet also is the local train station with direct access to Dublin and the east coast.
For non-Irish why not try & catch a game of national Irish Sports of Gaelic Football Hurling.
Kerry is the undisputed master of Gaelic Football with scores of games played every weekend.
Cork is the home of Hurling in this Ireland & many competitive games are played at weekends. This sport is not for the faint of heart!