The Dispensary

Inch near Killeagh, County Cork (Ref. 16695)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The property

Killeagh 4 miles. This welcoming detached bungalow is situated in a rural location, in the village of Inch, four miles from the village of Killeagh, County Cork. This Killeagh cottage was once a dispensary, with the property dating back to before 1829 and is now the last original building in the village. This County Cork cottage has been lovingly refurbished and offers thick stone walls, a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area, patio doors and a piano. Outside this Killeagh cottage is a front lawned area and a rear gravelled patio, where you can enjoy alfresco dining whilst admiring the river views. Even though there is only a church in Inch, there are many amenities, including shops, pubs and a Post Office in the nearby village of Killeagh. The seaside resort of Youghal is close by and has something to keep everyone entertained with Blue Flag beaches, festivals, bars and restaurants. The city of Cork is also within reach, or you may wish to visit County Waterford, with the heritage town of Lismore a thirty minute drive away. This County Cork cottage is an ideal romantic retreat.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of DVDs, piano
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden, rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: This cottage is next to a river, therefore children need to be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect romantic retreat”
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    • “I took my husband here for a surprise getaway for his 50th birthday - and he loved it, as did I. The owner was lovely, even providing a little birthday cake for my husband and shopping bags so that we didn't have to buy our own bags in the supermarkets - talk about over and above the call of duty! There was also a generous, and unexpected, breakfast package thrown in free-of charge for our first morning. The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy - with all sorts of added extras, such as a library of films on dvd to choose from. The cottage is in an ideal location - the perfect feel of being away from it all whilst, actually, being within easy distance of lots of amenities in the nearby seaside resort of Youghal. Day trips further afield are also for the taking - Cork, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle etc. etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone - even the next-door-neighbours are wonderfully friendly and helpful. We had never visited Ireland before but came away with only positives about our stay - not just for the beautiful country itself, but also for the well-known hospitality of its people.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicester, October 2013

    • “The warmest welcome.”
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    • “We crossed from England to Ireland, docking at 6pm. We had a 2 and a half hour drive ahead of us, but the directions were spot-on. Easy, traffic free roads. We arrived at the village at about 8.30pm, and the lady who owns The Dispensary was waiting outside to greet us. There are no shops in the tiny village of Inch, so she'd left us provisions for supper and breakfast, at no extra charge. Home made bread and jam, sausages, bacon, tea, juice. Too much to mention. The nearest shops, pubs etc are about 4 miles away in a busy village. And a more major town is a seaside town called Youghal, just 7 miles from our cottage. The Dispensary is the best equipped holiday place we've ever stayed in. Truely a home from home. Even foil, clingfilm, all your linen including towels and bedding. Outside there is a brand new shed which is a fully functioning utility room. Washing machine, ironing board, clothes airer. The owners are not intrusive, but you are welcome to knock on their door for any directions and advice. They really enjoy their letting project. This holiday is a perfect retreat for anyone wanting peace and tranquility in and idyllic setting. We went there as a base to sight-see around southern Ireland. We loved it, but some of the journeys were epic - for instance from Inch to Killarney was a 2 and a half hour drive, before you even start on the Ring of Kerry. But there were plenty of more local sights - Cork, Blarney Castle, Cobh and many beautiful seaside towns. Well worth a visit is The Mahon Falls with it's Magic and magnetic road - look at it on Youtube. This holiday let, The Dispensary at Inch, was perfect for us. More than perfect. I can't remember what price guide it was given, but I know that at the time I believed that it had been underrated.”

    Kath And Ken Green, England, November 2012

    • “Beautiful bungalow, but very off the beaten track”
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    • “First of all we're bound to say that The Dispensary is a beautiful cottage which was lovely restored. I really liked the sheer elegance and the great interior. We were welcomed very friendly by the owner who live just next door, so we had the chance to ask for some kitchen utensils (in fact just a bigger pot). When we arrived a huge breakfast package was prepared for us, which was indeed very nice and more than we expected. Kitchen utensils and towels were provided, so that we had everything we needed. The open space above the walls took getting used to, because so both rooms were connected with each other which gave us little privacy. Same is true for the bath "room" which is part of the bedroom, but not seperated. We couldn't know this from the pictures we saw before, so we thought it might be good to know for future guests. Another disappointing thing was that there is no network coverage at all in/ around the house or in the village of Inch as it lays in the valley. This was another point we did not know until we arrived and it made our stay a little bit uncomfortable as we had to leave the house/ village to receive messages, emails or calls. Having internet access within The Dispensary would make life much easier, but currently there is no internet/ wifi available in the cottage.”

    Leolinchen, Köln, Deutschland, May 2014

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    • “It was a lovely cottage in an idyllic country spot, everything was there for our use just like being at home. It's a fantastic place.”

    Mrs Groves, Shrewsbury, August 2015

    • “The Dispensary was a lovely place to stay, it was peaceful and very relaxing. The owner left many leaflets for us to go through to make our mind up on where to go. She had thought of everything, well done to the owner.”

    Mrs Ridgley, Romford, August 2015

    • “Welcoming hostess; very friendly. Plenty to see and do in the locality. Peaceful. Beautiful countryside and coast. Bed was comfortable.”

    Mr Jackson, Bristol, June 2015

    • “A quiet location and reasonably close to the shops. The owner was lovely and she went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed. There were thoughtful extras such as a torch, shopping bags, umbrellas, books to read, good TV channel choice, good selection of DVDs to watch in the evenings and plenty of up to date tourist brochures. There was even a piano to play which was appreciated since both of us play.”

    Mrs Nash, COORANBONG, May 2015

    • “From meet and greet to departure, the owners could not do enough to make our stay memorable. The area was brilliant and the people very friendly. All in all would definitely recommend this holiday to any couple who want to experience the true Southern Island with stunning views and peaceful tranquillity.”

    Mr Allen, Wattisfield, April 2015

    • “We loved the sitting room and the bed. It was very very comfortable and cosy! Everything was perfect and the owners were incredibly nice with us!”

    Mrs Nabiha, Equeurdreville, January 2015

    • “Really our enjoyed holiday, could not have wished for better, thank you.”

    Mr Hollowed, Morden, November 2014

    • “The cottage was fantastic and in a lovely place, we had a great welcome.”

    Mrs Groves, Shrewsbury, November 2014

    • “The cottage was in a rural area, and within easy reach of the airport, The cottage was just what we expected, the interior was a credit to the owners. Everything was there that we needed even down to the lovely breakfast pack left by the owner, would highly recommend.”

    Mr Holmes, Norwich, September 2014

    • “The Dispensary was an excellent place to stay, it was very clean and comfortable. I would recommend The Dispensary to anyone who wants a very clean and comfortable place to stay. It is also nice and quiet, just right, I would also stay there again myself in the future.”

    Mr Perks, Telford, September 2014

    • “Everything was first class and the owners were wonderful.”

    Mr Hartley, Glasgow, August 2014

    • “The owners were excellent, very friendly and helpful but didn't interfere in any way. The starter 'breakfast' was wonderful and lasted us for several meals and they even gave us another loaf of bread and jar of home made jam on our departure for our 2nd weeks holiday! The cottage was really lovely and cosy yet felt spacious with the open beamed ceilings. Although it was the oldest building in the village, it had been renovated in 2012 so is modern inside. There were lots of CD's and videos to choose from to cater for far more than one week! The cooking facilities were very good and provided everything we needed. The cottage is situated in a peaceful village, ideal for a restful holiday. It is easy to visit many interesting places from there too. (There is a really full book in the cottage with tourist information in.) We had a lovely enjoyable holiday.”

    Mrs Hum, Leatherhead, June 2014

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About the location


Youghal 7 miles; Cork 26 miles.

The small village of Killeagh in east County Cork is situated close to the Cork/Waterford border. There are a number of amenities in Killeagh including; shops, a church, Post Office, pharmacy and pubs, plus to the north of the village is Glenbower Wood, which is set along part of the Dissour River valley. Close by is the seaside resort of Youghal where you can relax on one of three Blue Flag beaches, play a round a golf or enjoy many festivals that take place throughout the summer months. Within driving distance is the bustling city of Cork, which has something for everyone. Killeagh is an ideal base for exploring this part of County Cork.