Romantic Getaway on a Luxury Estate with a Swimming Pool in County Cork, Ireland

Cork, County Cork (Ireland)
Nature Lodges
1 unit
2 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Private Barbecue · Swimming pool

This romantic getaway is based on a luxury estate in County Cork, Ireland, and offers couples the chance to unwind while surrounded by superb natural beauty in a relaxing and comfortable setting. The stylish holiday apartment comes with one bedroom with a double bed, fitted with quality linens, comfortable mattresses, and plush pillows, and a private bathroom with a shower. 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. The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, an oven, a microwave, and a dishwasher, while outside, guests will be able to have barbecues in the private garden while taking in the sublime views. The apartment is adjacent to the estate’s heated indoor swimming pool and steam room. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Electricity
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Running water
  • Safe box
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Double bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Gym/Exercise room
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Indoor pool
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Sauna/Steam room
  • Private Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Washer
  • Dining table
  • Tea kettle
  • Satellite/Cable
  • BR/DVD player
  • Movie library
  • Sound system

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.

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Guest Services

  • Sports equipment storage
  • Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Bicycle rental

The hosts offer a range of activities combined with overnight stays available for guests to book:

Two nights stay plus Sea Kayaking: Enjoy a two nights stay in one of these accommodations plus half a day of sea kayaking with a private guide / instructor on Lough Hyne or a nearby cove.

Two nights stay plus Whale Watching: Enjoy a two nights stay in one of the rentals plus half a day of whale and dolphin watching.

Two nights stay plus a half day Yacht Sailin: Enjoy a two nights stay in one of these vacation rentals plus half a day of sailing with a skipper and a hostess aboard the a luxury 50 foot yacht.

Two nights stay plus Scuba Diving Instruction: Enjoy a two nights stay in one these holiday rentals plus half a day of Scuba Diving with a lesson in the heated indoor swimming pool.

Two nights stay plus ferry trips to islands: Enjoy a two nights stay in one of these luxury rentals plus two island ferry trips to Cape Clear and Sherkin.

Two nights stay plus Discounted Golf Green Fees: The hosts have negotiated discounted green fees for guests with the Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club and now offer special packages for Golf Breaks with two nights accommodation and two rounds of golf.

Stay and Cycle the Byways of West Cork: Look forward to tranquillity, beautiful scenery, and lush woodland when choosing from seven cycling routes ranging in length from 14.8 to 43 kilometers.

Organised Walks and Tours: Look forward to peace, wildlife, woodland walks, or head off on day trips exploring some of the stunning Wild Atlantic coastal walks.

The onsite café is open to residents, guests, and garden visitors. The café has outdoor seating which overlooks the croquet lawn. Homemade cakes, a large assortment of teas, filtered coffee and soft drinks are available.

For guests staying at the glamping site, depending on availability and season, the hosts can supply from the organic gardens and farm free range eggs, a basket of garden produce freshly cut from the walled garden, a picnic hamper, honey, and homemade cakes. Read More

Location + Surroundings

Guests find this cozy and well-equipped glamping site on a private island in beautiful West Cork Ireland—just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing, and diving centers. The hosts have undertaken a uniquely sympathetic renovation and rejuvenation of this island paradise. The glamping site, with its beautiful woodlands, parkland, farmland, gardens and foreshore will enchant all those who visit for a vacation in West Cork Ireland. Oozing a bohemian, quirky charm, this property will appeal to both young design-savvy guests and the older hipster! Read More

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Scuba diving

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.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 7 days before check-in, you will receive a full refund minus our service fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of check-in, you will receive a refund for 50% of the stay, minus the first night and service fee.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
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Additional Information

Check-in is between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The daily includes underfloor central heating, electricity, and baskets of wood. Guests must bring their own swimming towels for the pool.

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). Read more

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