£150 / night
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Kilcoe Cottage – Home 181141 Farmhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Kilcoe Cottage – Home 181141

  • Farmhouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 28 reviews

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Kilcoe Cottage is a five star, spacious, luxurious, self catering holiday home away from home in a peaceful location just 3 miles east of the quaint village of Ballydehob and seven miles west of the bustling market town of Skibbereen. Sitting adjacent to our 1850s farmhouse on nearly two acres it has glorious rural views which are interspersed with glimpses of Roaring Water Bay, especially from the Hot Tub.

With the Mizen Head (Irelands southernmost point) and Lough Hyne (nature reserve and tidal lake) within easy driving distance and the fishing villages of Schull and Baltimore just a stones throw away there are a myriad of things to see and do. West Cork is famous for its food and hospitality.

There are numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from or if you prefer to eat in, catering is available here at the cottage on request. Sharon is a Ballymaloe trained cook and has been cooking professionally for nearly twenty years. We also offer cooking classes for weekends or longer.

Watersports available in the area include sailing, surfing, kayaking and diving. There is music in the local pubs, local festivals throughout the year including the Ballydehob International Jazz festival on the May bank holiday weekend and many theatre productions in all the towns and villages around.

Further details

We provide a welcome pack with all the basics and a few extras. A car is highly recommended as public transport is not well serviced. Catering is available in all forms: full board, B&B, freezer and fridge filling, baked goods etc. We have two large labrador/collie dogs that you can borrow for your walk. They are very child friendly. We also have two goats lucky and Dorey and of course two boys aged 10 and 12. Our house is adjacent to yours but is well screened off and your garden is not overlooked from any angle except by the cows next door!

Further details indoors

The house is on three levels, living area downstairs, master half a flight up and the other bedroom half a flight up again. Both double beds are 6ft pillowtop split super-kings and can be used as four singles. The sofa bed is a full sized single and is in the second bedroom (we do have a second sofa bed if required) The bedrooms are each about 350 sq ft and the bathrooms are very spacious.
The seating area has really comfortable couches including a corner unit with chaise for your feet. There is a Seseo coffee machine, (sachets provided) and we provide a welcome basket with all the basic essentials and a few treats. All linens are Egyptian cotton, there are two bath towels for each person, hand towels and bathmats in every bathroom, towels for the hot tub and spares just in case. There is a downstairs WC, and a hall entrance area with a bench seat, storage and shoe basket. The kitchen has a breakfast/cocktail bar underneath which are the large capacity washing machine and tumble dryer.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is a large private garden with terrace area, lawn, pond, veggie garden and eight person hot tub. The surroundings are rocky and between that and the pond we don't recommend the property to families with very small children. There is a large gas Weber BBQ and lots of very comfortable garden furniture in four areas, plus two adirondack chairs and two wooden steamer loungers. A new sunken garden area will be ready for summer 2013. Views from the hot tub are past the palm tree across the countryside to Roaring water bay in the distance. There is access to the sea via two picturesque piers and one pebble beach within a ten minute walk. Kilcoe Castle is at the end of the road. There is parking for three cars+.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is necessary while staying at Kilcoe Cottge.

Interaction with guest

Sharon will greet you and show you the house. She will be available throughout your stay should you have any questions.


Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£261.80) €300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No smoking in the house. No hens stags or 21st parties. The lead guest must be 27 or older.


About the owner

Sharon M.
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Calendar updated:
06 Aug 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Sep 2011. Located in Ballydehob, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £795 to £1294.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

28 reviews

Very Good

“Amazing place and lovely hosts”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2013

The house has been designed and finished to a truly beautiful standard and the welcome form Sharon, Mark, the boys and great dog companions was fantastic. I can't recommend the place enough and be sure to book in for a cooking lesson. Thanks you, Phil.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation. Delighted you enjoyed the cottage and the cooking. Kind Regards, Sharon.

“Fabulous Weeklend - Total luxury in West Cork”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2013

Booked a weekend at Kilcoe Cottage with a group of school friends. Had the most amazing weekend, it is in a great location, with Schull, Ballydehob and Skibbereen all nearby. The cottage has everything you could possibly want in a rented property and is decorated to the highest standard, with ever gadget and appliance you could need. Although we did very little cooking as we availed of the amazing food cooked by Sharon on both evenings – memorable dinners!. Really looking forward to a return trip.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am fully looking forward to your next stay also. Thoroughly enjoyed having you here. Warm Regards, Sharon.

“A fabulous base to explore the charm and wonder of West Cork”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2013

Kilcoe Cottage is a very comfortable and cozy retreat. The accommodation is well appointed and cleverly thought out. The facilities are excellent for self-catering and only encourage you to cook in the spacious and well equipped kitchen, using the wonderful local produce available at the various markets held within easy striking distance. The surrounding area is gorgeous and there is loads to do (we used it as a base for walking, kayaking and surfing trips. Ballydehob has a lovely feel to it, with very friendly people. We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay there.

Owner's reply: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for choosing Kilcoe Cottage. Hope you had a great time on your next stop further West. Warm Regards, Sharon.

“A little piece of heaven! An ideal retreat for that girls weekend away.”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2013

From the moment we arrived in Kilcoe cottage, we felt that wonderful warm Irish welcme. Fire lighting and kettle on! Beautifully appointed and exceptionally spacious accomodation with every mod con you could ask for. Although only two bedrooms, Sharon arranged the accommodation to suit 6 of us and very comfortably too. We enjoyed beautiful walks both locally and in nearby Schull but the real treat was enjoying Sharons culinary delights every evening! Food was superb and not having to worry about taxis or driving was such a bonus! I would highly recommend Kilcoe Cottage for anyone looking for a break in one of the most scenic parts of Ireland.

Owner's reply: Thank you for choosing Kilcoe Cottage and for your lovely review. We have tried to make the house the perfect place for a weekend away with the girls (or lads!) So glad you enjoyed it. Kind Regards, Sharon

“Couldn't have been better! Beautiful find in the lovely west Cork. We didn't want to leave...”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2013

Four of us stayed here for a week after Christmas. I had read the fantastic reviews so I knew we were in for a treat but it surpassed our expectations. A beautiful house, the kitchen of my dreams, comfy beds, lots of space, fluffy towels, under floor heating...the list goes on...every need is anticipated and met. The house is exquisitely decorated but still comfortable and homely. Great location for walks/runs/hikes and a short spin to wonderful towns and villages with great shops, bars and restaurants. Sharon and Mark were fantastic hosts. We incorporated a Thai cookery course into our stay..and we're still talking about the yummy creations. Sharon was a great teacher but also so friendly and interesting that we were disappointed when she left and didn't dine with us!! I know I'm forgetting something....oh the amazing welcome basket - the heavenly coffee cake.. And of course, the hot tub - what a treat! I would highly recommend Kilcoe cottage.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed Kilcoe Cottage. I promise next time I will sit for dinner with you and bore you to tears with foodie stories. Warm Regards, Sharon.


Reviewed 25 Apr 2012

I cannot recommend Kilcoe Cottage highly enough. I stayed for a long weekend with a group of girlfriends and we loved everything about it. Sharon has thought of everything you could possibly need to make this a home from home (although I only wish my home was this fabulous!). From the huge fluffy towels waiting for you when you step out of the shower and a kitchen that Delia would be proud to call her own, to the freshly picked wildflowers on the table, and of course, Sharon's awesome homemade lemon drizzle cake, every detail has been thought out and planned. The hot tub is the ultimate luxury and the location is perfect for long walks and a spot of exploring. I only hope I can go back and visit again soon!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for choosing Kilcoe Cottage and for your wonderful comments. Very glad you enjoyed it. Warm Regards, Sharon Murphy.

“Cosy luxury & fantastic hospitality.”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2012

We are a family of two adults & two young children. We stayed at Kilcoe cottage with Mark & Sharon O'Reilly for 5 nights in January. The house is fabulously comfortable especially the beds and couches. Everything we needed was provided and then some. The hot tub was wonderful once the kids went to bed, star gazing with a glass of wine was my personal highlight. We enjoyed excursions in the area and the walks around the house. Ballydehob is a welcoming and friendly village, especially Rosies Pub where we enjoyed a few pints. Sharon and Mark couldn't do enough for us and the welcome basket was excellent especially the lemon drizzle cake. We will be back for a summer stay.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your very kind review. Rosies is our favourite too. Kind Regards, Sharon, Kilcoe Cottage.

“Fun, exciting and restful.”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2012

Kilcoe cottage is an oasis of relaxation in the heart of the beautiful countryside, that whispers an invitation for you to walk and enjoy your surroundings. It is a paradise of freedom for kids, who can enjoy the beauty of old fashioned things, long walks, step stoning through rivers and picking and eating the berries from the wild hedgerow, while still offering all the mod cons that all active holiday lovers and kids would enjoy, water sports and amazing beaches, cycling, sightseeing, hot tub in the garden and a house that becomes a home from the minute you step over the threshold, offering all gadgets that have become our modern world. Nothing here has been forgotten, the attention to detail is amazing. I might add, a visit to Kilcoe cottage would be nothing if Sharon's amazing food was not experienced, it is reminiscence therapy of how real food should taste. H. Cullen Dublin

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We too find the freedom for our kids the most attractive part of being here. Kind Regards, Sharon, Kilcoe Cottage.

“Five star comfort and facilities, wonderful welcoming hosts.”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2011

We found an incredible level of comfort and attention to detail. Some wonderful extras too...the hot tub and the friendly dogs who came with us on walks, runs and cycles. Sharon's local knowledge and generous, home baked hamper on arrival ensured we settled in straight away. Wherever the sun was shining there was a stunning corner of the garden to take full advantage of it. Great location to pop into Ballydehob, Skibbereen and Schull.

“Fabulous House in a beautiful location close to Ballydehob and Schull”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2011

We spent one week at Kilcoe Cottage and it was perfect. The house is beautiful and luxurious and the hot tub is to die for. We had three teenagers with us and they spent their evenings in the tub. The location of the house was perfect. You could walk through beautiful country side to the coast or get into the car and be in Ballydehob, Schull and Skibbereen in a no time at all. There is loads in the area for teenagers to take part in, surfing, sailing or just lying on Barleycove beach. Sharon and Mark are really helpful and Sharon is a great cook! A genuine experience of West Cork Countryside.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Sharon the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Sharon (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sharon (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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