£92 / night
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Crab Cottage, Rosscarbery. Lovely cottage, panoramic views, close to Mill Cove – Home 117031 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Crab Cottage, Rosscarbery. Lovely cottage, panoramic views, close to Mill Cove – Home 117031

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 21 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Get away from it all at this detached rural cottage with cosy fireside and accommodation for six people. Crab Cottage is ideally situated close to Rosscarbery 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

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

Wooden 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

You won't see us, the owners of Crab Cottage, as this is our holiday home too! However we have excellent and friendly longstanding caretakers who are available and live nearby if there is any problem. The relevant contact numbers are displayed in the house. We have a comprehensive manual of how to operate all the appliances etc. In addition we have written our own guide to the local area based on over 30 years personal experience of visiting West Cork.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
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).
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 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 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 parties.
No pets without prior discussion and consent with owners.
Check in is 3.30pm, not 4 as stated in the listing (listing will not allow half pas the hour timings!)


About the owner

Kate P.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
25 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Feb 2010. Located in County Cork, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £447 to £809.

The Owner has a response rate of 81% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

21 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 27 Oct 2017

The location is fantastic.. The scenery the cottage is located in is very tranquil and beautiful.... The cottage its self is extremely well kept and had all the facilities needed for an extremely enjoyable and relaxing break... Would definitely recommend.....

“Wonderful second visit!”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2016

We stayed at Crab cottage three years ago and vowed we would come back as we loved it so much. We were not disappointed on our second visit. The cottage was as well equipped, comfortable and clean as we remembered. Luckily we had a week of really great weather, so we were able to really enjoy the outdoor areas and had many a game in the garden. We explored some new areas around Cork, but still found time to do lots of walking around the cottage and crabbing at Mill Cove (find the pier at the far side if you can), we caught 38 crabs in one 90 minute session and our small boys were absolutely ecstatic! Crab cottage has everything a family needs for a great break away in one of my favourite parts of the world, and we will be back again. In fact I really didn't want to come home!

“The perfect west Ireland retreat”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2016

Fantastic cottage for a get away from it all holiday. Very well equipped, quality soft furnishing and white goods - very much a home from home where you can relax in solitude. Very remote but enjoyed this can highly recommend to those who enjoy peace and tranquility.

“Hidden jewel in the pride of Ireland”

Reviewed 2 May 2014

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. GO!

“A wonderfull relaxing break”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2011

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! Would recommend.

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Kate (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kate (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kate (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kate (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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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Kate (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kate (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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Why can't I call Kate (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kate (the owner) a message.

If Kate (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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