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|
|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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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
23 Jun 2011
"A wonderfull relaxing break"
We stayed at Crab Cottage in September 2010. The house is perched high up overlooking an unspoilt valley with great views all around, including of the sea. Although secluded, the house is surprisingly near to the village of Rosscarbery although the roads are pretty narrow and bumpy!
Inside, Crab Cottage is very clean, comfortable, well decorated and really well equipped – a welcome change from our other Ireland experiences.
When deciding where to go / what to see & do, we just followed the owners' own tips (the “Not so rough guide”) which we downloaded from their own website – really brilliant!
We had a lovely week plus no rain at all!
14 Jun 2011
"An immaculate and comfortable cottage in a stunning location."
Crab Cottage exceeded our expectations in every way - the renovation has been completed to a very high standard, and the views from the house over Mill Cove and the West Cork coast are beautiful, part… More
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