Tara Cottage

Rathbarry near Clonakilty, County Cork (Ref. 3896)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • owenypony
    June 2015
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    “Beautiful, quiet and modern”
    Stayed here for a week in June. It was a lovely spot, a real hidden gem. The house has a new TV, a modern kitchen, internet, a power shower and is kept in really clean condition. The homeowner was very sound when we overstayed on the departure day by mistake. Rathbarry is beautiful and full of hidden walkways and activities. If the calmness is too much go play some pitch and putt in Rosscarbery 10 minutes away, or have some lunch in Clonakilty. There's a Lidl a Sueprvalu and a Dunnes in ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Clonakilty 5 miles.

This 200-year old, semi-detached holiday cottage is located on the edge of the award-winning village of Rathbarry, 5 miles from the town of Clonakilty.

Situated in the area of Castlefreke Wood, this holiday cottage is ideal for wildlife spotting whilst enjoying a walk through the surrounding woods or countryside.

Beautifully restored and fully refurbished, this quaint cottage offers cosy accommodation in a traditional style, combining modern amenities with character features such as exposed beams, a woodburning stove, traditional bedsteads and a country-style kitchen area.

The ground floor has French doors leading to a glass covered patio area allowing the outdoors to be enjoyed in any weather.

Perfectly situated close to numerous beaches, Tara Cottage is great for families and friends alike.

Owenahincha Beach, with its golden sand, is just 1 mile away, while a little further is Warren Beach, which boasts a Blue Flag award.

Spend a day in Rosscarbery and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, quaint shops and Irish pubs on offer, or indulge in a spot of walking, cycling or golf.

With lots to do both close by and within a short travelling distance, this lovely holiday cottage is the perfect place to enjoy an Irish getaway.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 4ft double. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Sun room.


  • Storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Saorview, DVD, PlayStation, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Power charged by meter reading, first €15 electricity inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Glass covered patio and enclosed front decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1 min walk.

About the location


Castlefreke 6 miles; Rosscarbery 8 miles.

The multi-award winning town of Clonakilty is a place of spires, towers and historic buildings, with pretty, traditional shops painted in bright colours. The picturesque streets and narrow lanes open out into elegant squares bustling with live music and a great selection of eateries to satisfy all tastes. A lively, colourful, thriving town, Clonakilty is home to a Blue Flag sandy beach, and is located close to the popular seaside resort of Inchydoney, where there is a surfing school available, perfect for a fun, family day out. With the West Cork Railway Village, leisure centre, cinema and an abundance of local beaches, Clonakilty is a great family destination, and is a town that knows how to please its visitors. Only 8 miles away lies the town of Rosscarbery, which dates back to the 6th century. Nowadays, it benefits from a lovely laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, with quaint little shops, good Irish pubs and quality restaurants. Rosscarbery is in close proximity to 3 fine beaches, with its own Blue Flag Warren Beach. Those who enjoy water sports are well catered for, and there are great opportunities for walking, cycling and golf.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute