Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Get away from it all at this detached rural cottage with cosy fireside and accommodation for six people. Crab Cottage is ideally situated between Mill Cove and Glandore in the heart of West Cork, one of the most magical and tranquil parts of Ireland.
The cottage is in a rural location, high above the Roury River valley affording magnificent panoramic views. You can see the sea, Galley Head lighthouse, Long Strand and Mill Cove slipway, the river valley, Coppinger's Court and distant Dunmanway Mountains. There is a small shingle beach 7 minutes walk away. Rosscarbery is the nearest town and is situated 7 minutes away by car to the east. Other places within easy reach include Glandore, Clonakilty and Skibbereen.
We have produced a very comprehensive free guide to the local area 'The Not-So-Rough Guide to West Cork' which we update regularly and is available from our website or on request. The guide is based on our own extensive experience and covers all sorts of activities available locally from eating out and food shopping to fishing, whale watching, walking, places to visit etc etc
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cork Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Cork Station 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The property offers 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to maximum 6 people.
Main bedroom with 'lookout' - 1 double bed, east bedroom - 2 single beds, west bedroom - 2 single beds
All bedrooms are light and airy. There is a double room and two twin bedrooms. The double room enjoys particularly good views from the large 'lookout' windows. Duvets, pillows, linen and towels are included in the rental price. A travel cot and high chair available.
There are two bathrooms. An upstairs shower room with power shower, basin and toilet. Downstairs there is cloakroom with toilet and wash handbasin and a separate bathroom with large bath and basin. There are heated towel rails and all bathroom fittings are modern and of a high standard.
|Further details outdoors|
4 garden chairs and table, wooden deck, stunning views. The cottage is situated quite high up, you can see Galley Head and the Roury River valley - often the birds can be seen sweeping below you down in the Roury Valley!
Small pebble beach a few minutes walk.
For people travelling with young children or a dog please bear in mind the garden is not enclosed.
The County Cork region
County Cork is located in the South West of Ireland and it is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways the most varied.
Rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west, and above all there is the beautiful Atlantic coastline with its great bays and secret coves, distributed with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.
For more information about the cottage and the locality please download a copy of our own comprehensive guide to the area from our own website (see link on 'contacts' page).
Crab Cottage is ideally situated between Mill Cove and Glandore in the heart of West Cork, one of the most magical and tranquil parts of Ireland.
The cottage is in a rural location, high above the Roury River valley affording magnificent panoramic views. You can see the sea, Galley Head lighthouse, Long Strand and Mill Cove slipway, the river valley, Coppinger's Court and distant Dunmanway Mountains.
There is a small shingle beach 7 minutes walk away. Rosscarbery is the nearest town and is situated 7 minutes away by car to the east.
Other places within easy reach include Glandore, Clonakilty, Castletownsend and Skibbereen. Explore the nearby prehistoric stone circles, enjoy one of the many coastal and countryside walks or relax on a sunny date on one of the beautiful beaches. For the more adventurous there is surfing, sea-kayaking or fishing. Further afield day trips to the Mizen Head, Bantry House or even the Ring of Kerry (get up early!) are possible. Take the opportunity to watch local sports like strand racing (horse racing on the beach) or road bowling!
We have produced a comprehensive free guide to the local area 'The Not-So-Rough Guide to West Cork' which we update regularly and is available from our website or on request. The guide is based on our own extensive experience and covers all sorts of activities available locally from eating out and food shopping to fishing, whale watching, walking, places to visit etc.
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9 Sep 2014
"A magical spot"
This is our 3rd trip to Crab Cottage for our family holiday. It is in a stunning setting. The place was immaculate. It is all the small things which makes it so special. The kitchen is very well equip… More
8 Sep 2014
We are a family of four and we stayed in Crab Cottage recently and I can honestly say I have not been so relaxed in a long time. We spent time kayaking and swimming in the little cove at the bottom of… More
We are glad you had a relaxing holiday. For the benefit of future guests who do want more contact with the outside world I should point out that broadband is available at Crab Cottage. We have had that facility for over 2 years and it works very well with good coverage from the router throughout the house. It is mobile broadband which just requires an easy top up on the 3.ie network - full instructions provided and very simple to do. Up to 5 devices can be connected to the router at any one time. The broadband connection speed is very good with this system.
In term of mobile reception it does vary a little and sometimes you may need to move about a bit to get a good signal depending on your network. IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO FIND A SPOT TO MAKE A CALL. Our family for example has 4 mobiles on different networks and normally all have a signal.
We have just arranged for different dining chairs that have a padded rather than solid seat, so that should make everyone a little more comfortable!
26 Jul 2014
"Fabulous cottage.Great location."
The cottage was exactly as described on the website.Modern and bright and well equipped.It was a short walk to a private cove where we spent hours skimming stones and catching crabs with the kids.Rosc… More
2 May 2014
"Hidden jewel in the pride of Ireland"
Crab Cottage is my dream hideaway. Just a short drive from the village of Rosscarbery it is a stone's throw from an inlet beach but a million miles from the hustle and bustle of real life. Cottage is a little bit of a white lie - a beautifully restored and extended home with three ample bedrooms and a wonderful living room kitchen space that gave us four plenty of room. The facilities are way above what you expect and it adds a touch of luxury. West Cork is beautiful, untouched and pristine.
21 Sep 2013
This was our first visit to West Cork in over 20 years and Crab Cottage ticked all our boxes in terms of location, amenities and comfort. The cottage is beautifully situated on a hillside overlookin… More
4 Aug 2013
"Beautiful home away from home"
We loved this place so much that we were talking about coming back within hours of arriving. It's located a few mins drive out of town, roads a little rustic but it's all part of the experie… More
15 May 2013
"The minute you step out of the car you know you've made the right choice!"
We've stayed here several times, in Autumn, Spring and Summer . The cottage is brilliantly equipped for all weathers and temperatures. One does not go to West Cork for the sun, but when it shines… More
1 May 2013
"Heaven in west Cork"
Crab Cottage is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. The cottage is full of character and history but with cool contemporary touches and design details. Luckily the sun shone for u… More
2 Sep 2011
"Secluded, relaxing & truly amazing."
Crab cottage way exceeded our expectations. A five minute drive from the nearest town (Rosscarberry), it's perched high up, totally hidden away in a secluded little cove with breathtaking views o… More
26 Jun 2011
"idyllic rural retreat"
Have stayed here twice with our 4 children. The cottage is extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We love the outstanding views from the garden and enjoyed sitting outside soaking in th… More
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