Delightful Holiday Cottage on Luxury Estate in County Cork, IrelandCork, County Cork (Ireland)
Delightful Holiday Cottage on Luxury Estate in County Cork, Ireland
"Wonderful, restful, great facility, excellently equipped. Comfy beds, great view, wonderful area, good walks. All good!"
This gorgeous holiday cottage is based on a private island in County Cork, Ireland, and offers couples and families the chance to unwind while surrounded by superb natural beauty in a relaxing and comfortable setting. Accommodating up to 10 guests, the cottage is timber-framed and clad and lies on 10 acres of private woodland with excellent views of the water. There are three warmly decorated bedrooms that include one double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a second room with a double and a twin bed, and a third bedroom with three twin beds, all fitted with quality linens, comfortable mattresses, and plush pillows. The open plan living area is a cozy space that features an open fire, a widescreen TV with satellite and a DVD player, and under-floor heating. There is an additional bathroom with a shower and the entire cottage is kept warm thanks to the aero-thermal heating system.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a Belling cooker and a dishwasher, while outside, guests will find a wooden deck where they can take in the spectacular views while dining al fresco.
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
- Private Barbecue
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.