Family-Friendly Vacation Rental on Private Island near CorkCork, County Cork (Ireland)
Family-Friendly Vacation Rental on Private Island near Cork
"Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the pool and the beautiful walks around the estate. Very peaceful and relaxing stay and looking…"
This mellow stone, two-story vacation rental near Cork has been constructed on the site of an earlier ruined cottage whose stone has been used to face the new lodge. The cottage is situated on the highest part of the campsite in a half acre garden. It is a short walk to the sports complex, consisting of an indoor swimming pool and steam room.
This vacation rental comprises of a large open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, enabling guests to fully come together and enjoy each other's company during their holiday. The state of the art kitchen is equipped with everything guests will need to create fantastic gourmet meals with the fresh West Cork produce available in the local shops and markets.
The kitchen is designed for ease of use and clean-up so guests can relax and enjoy their holiday meals. When guests want to spend a bit of time indoors to enjoy the comfort within the holiday home, the large lounge area is perfect for relaxing in.
The on-site facilities include a 43-foot long, heated indoor swimming pool; a steam room; an exercise room with a stationary bike; an exercise bench and weights; and a fire pit. Also, linens are provided, and there is parking for vehicles.
- Indoor pool
- Washing machine
- Sauna/Steam room
Check-in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
The hosts can supply high chairs and/or travel cots, if required. They do not supply linen for the cot, so guests will need to bring their own baby bedding.
Smoking is not allowed inside any of the buildings nor accommodations at this property. As there are dogs and cats on the estate, guests with pets are only able to stay in the one pet-friendly rental, which is set in its own 10-acre woodland. Please inquire with the host, if interested.
The accommodation can only be rented on a weekly basis from mid- July through late August (Saturday to Saturday).
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Cork, County Cork (Ireland)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Scuba diving
- Wildlife watching
The glamping site comprises of 92 acres, 42 of these are birdsong-filled woodlands that are sympathetically managed and include exceptional tree ferns, bamboo, several ponds, bird hides and carriage drives. Another 42 acres are green fields sweeping down to the Ilen Estuary where sheep and ponies graze, as this is a working farm run on organic principles.
The remaining 13 acres are taken up with buildings, a walled garden with glass house and fruit cages, a sunken garden with fountain, a cherry drive, an orchard, a daffodil lined avenue, and two woodland gardens. This huge expanse of land provides endless exploring and walking for guests to enjoy, such as the "Pirate Trail" and the "Fairy Trail."
While in the area, guests can explore what West Cork has to offer, for example, the hosts sponsor the Slow Food Ireland guide and embody the essence of the Slow Food movement by providing a holistic, tranquil setting in the heart of Ireland's artisanal food-making region.
Golf is another activity, and this site is the ideal base for golf holidays in West Cork. There are a number of great courses less than an hour's drive away.
West Cork is rich in history from pre-historic monument, 15th-century ruins, stories of the Great Famine and the heroes of the establishment of the Irish Free State, which guests can explore at places like Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Ceim Hill Museum, Ballydehob, and Bantry.
Some of Ireland’s finest craftspeople are based in West Cork. Whether guests are collectors or just looking for a souvenir from the vacation, they will find a range of shops and galleries to choose from.
There are a number of excellent pubs located a short drive from the estate. Most of these pubs have music some nights and some also serve food. If guests wish to dine at a restaurant, choose from one of the many fine eateries in the area. A variety of different cuisines are available, always comprised of fresh Irish food, mainly produced locally.
Whether guests are looking for an evening out dancing to live music or to sit by a fire and enjoy listening to a traditional music session, there are pubs and other venues throughout the area to suit all music tastes.