We had a fantastic stay here and would highly recommend it as a base for exploring the beautiful southern coast of Ireland. The property is comfortable and relaxing, with all the amenities needed for happy self-catering – and I can’t speak more highly of the friendly and considerate hosts.
About the property: There is kitchen/diner/living room with French windows looking out across the large back garden. There really are ocean views! The kitchen is very well-equipped, you can do proper cooking here if you wish (we did nothing more ambitious than breakfasts, as there are a lot places around serving excellent food).
The bedroom has a comfy double bed and leads onto the en-suite wet room, with a powerful shower.
There’s a patio outside where you can watch the sun going down over the neighbouring fields. This is a quiet area, you are in the middle of nowhere (it’s about five miles along meandering country roads to ‘Clon’), so do take supplies for hunkering down in the evening after days out exploring.
Dermot and Mari (the owners) are on hand to share their tips on how to get the most out of your trip to County Cork and they couldn’t have been more helpful. They even gave us bulbs to plant in our garden and offered good advice (and much needed sympathy!) when we had some problems with our car.
Recommended places to visit: Meander along the coast, there are lots of inlets to explore, including the little bay a short walk away. Spend an afternoon or evening in Kinsale (we ate lovely local moules frites at the White House). Mizen Head is a must (with lots of stopping off points along the way, including Casa Diego tapas in Schull), have a drink or a meal at the posh Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa - and don’t miss the oysters and other fresh seafood at An Sugan in Clonakilty. We also found the Michael Collins House definitely worth a visit.
We plan to come back to southern Ireland soon!