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Cork 101 Durrus, Co. Cork
2 bedroom + attached studio. Sleeps 6. This traditional whitewashed farmhouse retains its original charm. The old stone walls and huge open fireplace which takes up most of the gable wall have been kept just as they were. Only a couple of extra windows have been added to take advantage of the beautiful views of Dunmanus Bay. With its cosy atmosphere and open plan living area this is one of our smaller houses. The extension - a typical feature of Irish farmhouses provides additional accommodation. The main house has two stories. Downstairs there is a kitchen, dining and sitting area, open fire, and terrace. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and bathroom. The extension forms a single room apartment with 2 single beds, kitchen/dining area, bathroom (shower & WC), open fire, and terrace. The house has electric heating, washing machine, TV, and telephone. Price Code A/B
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Cork 102 Durrus, Co. Cork
2 bedroom. Sleeps 4. Right on the edge of Dumanus Bay, this cottage lies in a quiet location where the visitor can get away from it all. The lawns with their old pines and the flower gardens overlooking Dunmanus Bay invite lazing around, while the adjacent beaches provide action for the swimmers, the surfers and the sailors. Here a family of four can sit in the backyard watching the fishing boats harvest lobster and mussels while the sun sets over the bay. Approximately 6 miles away the little village of Durrus has a very popular 4-star restaurant as well as several pubs which serve up local fare. The village is well known for its singing pubs and road bowling on Sundays. Bantry is ten miles East - regattas, scenic cruises, sailing and fishing. Trout fishing in local streams and lakes, pony trekking & riding lessons nearby. Glengarriff & Garnish Island, Bantry House, Schull and Ballydehob are all local. The cottage itself has an open-plan living/dining room with fireplace on the main floor. There is a modern kitchen and master double bedroom. There is a bathroom with tub, separate shower stall, WC and heated towel rack. The second floor loft overlooking the living room is open and spacious. On this level there are two twin beds and a small sitting area. There is also a skylight. Price Code B
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Cork 103 Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. In a delightful, private and secluded spot just three miles from the sea this comfortable traditional-style stone cottage enjoys an elevated position with stunning views over the rolling hills towards Mount Gabriel and the Mizen Peninsula. With its large, south-facing natural garden and pond, beautiful pine furniture and antique rugs, and its own sauna, it makes a very comfortable holiday base. There are sandy beaches, sailing, and fishing nearby and good touring around West Cork. Pub 3 miles. The house has a large living room with open stone fireplace. Open-plan dining room/kitchen with windows on three sides and lovely views – well furnished with pine table and dresser. Bathroom/WC, shower over bath. Shower room and sauna. First floor: Large landing area, two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom. There is an open fireplace, color TV, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, barbecue and sauna. Price Code C
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Cork 104 Co. Cork
5 bedroom. Sleeps 6-8. This is a delightful cottage on the peninsula that borders Dunmanus Bay. The closest town is Durrus and Bantry is about a 15 minute drive. The cottage is located on an estate that has sweeping views of Dunmanus Bay. This cottage stands in its own grounds amidst pretty planted garden beds with direct access to the sea. There is a picnic table in the garden for outside dining. Inside: On the ground floor there is a master bedroom with a queen sized bed. French doors lead out to a quiet patio. There is an ensuite bathroom with a large shower, jacuzzi tub, WC and sink. Adjoining the bathroom is another bedroom with twin beds. There is an extra WC in the hallway. The living/dining/kitchen area is open plan and quite spacious. The kitchen is separated by a counter area and it is complete with all modern conveniences. There is plenty of room for more than 1 chef. The dining table seats at least 8. The living room has a large open fireplace, 2 sofas and comfortable lounge chairs. It is a bright room with many windows that overlook the lawn and gardens. A conservatory room connects to the living room area and there is yet another large dining table for dining with a view of the flower gardens. On the second floor there is a large double bedded bed room, 2 single bed rooms and a bathroom with a shower, WC and sink. The hallway is spacious and can be used as a lounge area or game room. Extras: Washer and a dryer, microwave, TV, video and stereo system, and gas heating throughout. Heat, electricity and telephone are charged extra. (These are metered and cost depends upon usage). Price Code D
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Cork 106 Myrtleville, Co. Cork
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. There are spectacular ocean views from this 80 year-old timber house situated near Crosshaven. Enjoy a cosy and bright interior, as well as a small, pretty garden. A wooden deck running the entire length of the house allows you to enjoy the surrounding panorama. The house overlooks the spot where Victor Hugo worked on Les Miserables. The house has a bright living room with sea views and fireplace. Kitchen with dining area and sea views. One king-size bedroom with sea view. Two queen-size bedrooms - one with garden view. Conservatory overlooking the sea. Price Code E – G
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Cork 107 Glengarriff, Co. Cork
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. A secret Victorian garden provides the romantic setting for this house. The wild gardens with steps down to a fish pond once belonged to the 1862 Roches Royal Hotel. The hotel has vanished and only the old garden known as the "Rockery" with its exotic trees and stone steps remains. The secluded house has views across the Dromgarriff golf course and its own pathway to the shore overlooking Garinish Island. The house features a gallery upstairs. Downstairs is the large kitchen/dining room, living room with open fire, bathroom, 2 double bedrooms (1 with bathroom en suite), and terrace. Upstairs is the loft gallery, 1 double bedroom. The house has oil system central heating, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, and telephone). Price Code C
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Cork 108 Glengarriff, Co. Cork
10 bedrooms - Sleeps 20. This beautiful house on the seashore of Glengarriff Harbour is unique in the Southwest of Ireland. With its spectacular full length gable windows there is nothing to match it. The two wings of the house provide 10 bedrooms and each has a spacious living room where the gable windows have glorious views of Garinish Island. The lush beauty of Garinish's famous gardens owe their luxuriance to the benign effect of the Gulf Stream. In the mild climate of the area sub-tropical tree ferns, scarlet fuchsia and giant eucalyptus flourish side by side with ancient oaks and gigantic conifers. This house is the masterwork of a famous architect, designed to blend perfectly with the glorious landscape of trees, meadows and water. Built of mellow local stone, the house makes full use of organic materials - even the roof insulation is in natural cork. Built into the hillside the house is entered from the highest part of the site through a glass corridor. The long hallway of the west wing drops seawards through three different levels and leads to the gorgeous living room. Nearly 80 meters square the room has fabulous views of Glengarriff Harbour and Garinish Island. Layout: West Wing 7 bedrooms, South Wing 3 bedrooms. Full communications facilities available, that is telephone, fax, satellite TV and video. Price Code F-G
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Cork 109 Ballylickey, Co. Cork -
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 6 - 8. Enjoying a delightful location at the head of Bantry Bay, close to the sea, local golf courses and restaurants, This cottage makes a superb base for a family holiday. Tucked away from the road, with a large garden to the front, it is spacious and comfortable, with an open fire, cosy dining-room and basic, well-equipped kitchen. The area is perfect for swimming, fishing and mountain walks, and is ideally situated for touring, with easy access to the rugged Beara Peninsula and the famous Ring of Kerry. Bantry 3 miles. Glengarriff 8 miles. Shop within walking distance. Pub 1/4 mile. Main floor: living room with open fire; dining-room; kitchen. double bedroom; twin-bedded room. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower. Separate W.C. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin-bedded room. All bedrooms with wash basins. * Open fire - fuel avail locally * Ample parking * Shop 1/4 mile * TV * Washing machine & tumble dryer * microwave * Large garden * Duvets with linen. Price Code B
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Cork 110 Mallow, Co. Cork
4+ bedrooms - Sleeps 8 – 10. Built in the reign of Elizabeth I in the l6th century and extended in Georgian times, this imposing house, restored and refurbished to a very high standard, has large reception rooms and spacious bedrooms looking towards the Blackwater River and the Galtee Mountains. On the ground floor you will find: a large entrance hall; inner hall/living room with open fireplace; elegant drawing room with fireplace; and dining room, seating 12, with French windows to the lawn; guest cloakroom; and utility room. First floor: Five bedrooms, two with queen-size beds, one standard double, two twin rooms (one is small and not suitable for adults). Four bath/shower rooms. Daily cleaning and heating included. Cooking and extra staff can be provided at additional cost. Price Code G
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Cork 111 Seven Heads Peninsula, Co. Cork
6 bedrooms - Sleeps 12. Please note basic rent covers up to 8 guests, there is a supplement charged for extra guests.
Unwind with your family or guests in this gracious listed Georgian Period House. Surrounded by four hectares (10 acres) of parkland, with a distant ocean view from most rooms. This spacious house is furnished for relaxed holiday living. Within easy driving distance of several west Cork attractions. This is a perfect location from which to tour the many attractions of the south-west. Ground floor: Living room with open fireplace. Dining room, with open fireplace, (seats 16). Small library. Fully-equipped kitchen with Aga and eating area. One twin (two beds) bedroom with private bathroom (reached by a short flight of about six steps). First floor: Three double bedrooms, one twin and one family room, each with private bath/shower room. Grass tennis court in the grounds. Sandy beaches, bird watching, hiking, fishing, golf and fine restaurants are all available. Price Code F
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Cork 112 Durrus, Co. Cork
5 bedrooms. Sleeps 10-12. This house is as close to the sea as you are ever likely to find, looking out (without binoculars) at the seals at play on a small island just in front of the house. There is a wonderfull view of Dunmanus Bay to the east and to the west. Kilcomane Pier is just a stroll away. Here you are guaranteed peace and tranquillity, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This house, right on the waters edge, is a unique blend of traditional house with modern interior. It has TV, CD, DVD and a good old fashioned open fire. The hi-tech kitchen is a chef's dream, just a step away from the dining room, which seats 14 and has a spectacular view of Dunmanus Bay. The dining area opens to a large terrace, with a build-in stone barbeque. Locally hand-crafted units with sleek granite worktops have build-in gas and electric hob and 2 dishwashers. The kitchen has freestanding stainless steel double oven and fridge freezer. Additional fridge / freezer, 2 washing machines and dryers in the pantry. There are 5 bedrooms, each with bathroom en-suite, 6th bedroom optional, sauna, playroom, TV, video, telephone and fax. Price Code D (off season) F (summer).
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Cork 113 Ahakista, Co. Cork
2 bedrooms - Sleeps 4. This cottage is situated next to the fishing and farming village of Ahakista, a town renowned as one of the most picturesque locations in West Cork. . A captivating stone-build house standing on mature landscaped gardens of 1.2 hectares. The cottage is over one hundred years old and its own private beach with superb foreshore frontage complete the magical setting of this wonderful property. Combined with modern comforts, the house retains its original features - polished wooden floors upstairs, old quarry stone tiles downstairs and large open fireplace. Distance from nearest cities and airports: 16km (10 miles) from Bantry and 101 km (62 miles) from Cork City and Airport and 216km (133 miles) from Shannon Airport.Ground floor: Entrance hall with double doors to courtyard. Cloakroom with WC. Fully-equipped kitchen. Utility/Pantry with tiled floor. Large living/dining room with open fireplace, exposed timber beam ceiling, stone flagged staircase leading to first floor, French doors leading to main courtyard. Study with vaulted ceiling, stairs to mezzanine. Sitting/reading room spread out over two floors with the upper floor looking down on to the lower floor through a railed gallery. Tall Georgian style window overlooking small courtyard. Upstairs: Master bedroom en suite with dressing room, high pitched open plan ceiling with exposed timber beams. Second bedroom with door to sitting/reading room, white washed stone walls and stone flagged window board, own bathroom and sitting room. Price Code D
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Cork 114 Durrus, Co. Cork
3 bedrooms - Sleeps 6. With its gallery and bedroom under the sloping eaves this house is full of character. Adjoining Cork 115 to form an L and furnished with antique pitch pine the house has all the charm of a cottage. Downstairs in this two story house you will find the kitchen, dining and sitting room with open fire, bathroom, 2 double bedrooms, terrace. Upstairs is a loft gallery, 1 double bedroom. The house has oil system central heating, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, and telephone. Price Code C - D
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Cork 115 Durrus
4 bedrooms - Sleeps 8. This large 2-storey house is situated on the peaceful hillside of Cashelane Farm overlooking Dunmanus Bay. Traditional in style it is built of old stone from ruined cottages. From the sheltered terrace you can look out over the bay to distant hills or admire the pedigree cattle grazing nearby. The surrounding lawns make a safe playground for children and the sea is just a short stroll away across the fields. Ground floor: kitchen, spacious dining and sitting room, open fire, bathroom, large sauna and playroom, and terrace. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, shower and toilet. The house has oil system central heating, a washing machine, dishwasher, TV, and telephone. Price Code C-D
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All of our vacation rentals are fully furnished and well equipped. Many are privately owned.
A local contact person is always available for assistance with any problems. Our properties rent for a minimum of one week.
Arrival is any day of the week for city flats and apartments. Countryside properties usually rent from Saturday to Saturday.
Normally, check-in time is between 2 PM and 4 PM and check-out is 10 AM.
We confirm the exact price when a reservation is booked. Prices depend on the current exchange rate of the dollar, number in the party and dates of travel. Prices quoted include heat, electricity, towels, linen, cleaning fees, taxes and our fees - unless otherwise stated. Charges for telephone calls are extra. Most properties require a refundable breakage/damage deposit.
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