Down River House

Lisheen near Skibbereen, County Cork (Ref. 2857)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


Ilen Cottages

Skibbereen 7 miles. Two stunning, detached properties in an enviable rural riverbank location on the Ilen Estuary, 15 minutes west of Skibbereen and 15 minutes east of Ballydehob. Both properties offer fabulous views of the water and the nearby islands from every room. The “gateway” to the best sailing off Ireland, the Ilen Estuary is literally on your doorstep so why not hire a boat directly from the owner and explore the nearby islands? The rugged coast is broken up with sandy beaches and fascinating islands, which will delight the whole family as well as the keen sailor. For a more relaxing option, take a cruise to Baltimore and its great restaurant and pub scene.

The Property

A charming south-facing detached property on the riverbank near the small village of Lisheen, Down River House has been stylishly decorated and comfortably furnished throughout. Boasting an open-plan living area complete with stunning views and a welcoming open fire, and with boat hire available, this is a great base for touring the area or relaxing and enjoying the astonishing views. Note: This is 200 metres from 2858 and together they accommodate 14.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite (shower cubicle, basin and WC), 2 x twin rooms with basin, 1 x single room. Small cot room. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining and sitting area with open fire.


Oil central heating with open fire in living area. Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV, video. Washing machine and dryer in separate utility building. Fuel and power charged from meter reading on departure. Starter pack of fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Sloping lawned area and patio with garden furniture. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. Pub 1.5 miles and shop 1 mile. Note: There is direct access to the riverbank from the property and children should be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Leap 7 miles; Baltimore 8 miles; Glandore 9 miles; Rosscarbery 12 miles.

The market town of Skibbereen boasts colourful shops, restaurants and pubs and along with the fascinating West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome by the town's inhabitants. Skibbereen prides itself on excellent local produce, including local seafood, local meat and bread from its own bakery, as well as weekly country and farmers’ markets. It is also situated at the heart of some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery, with sandy beaches, secluded coves, fast-flowing rivers, lakes, hills and forests, as well as Lough Hyne's nature reserve, all easily accessible for walkers, cyclists and drivers. For the more energetic, there is a superb 18-hole golf course and an indoor sports centre offering a number of activities including tennis, badminton and a fully equipped gymnasium plus sauna. Leap, Union Hall and Rosscarbery are within easy reach, set in picturesque surroundings overlooking the rugged West Cork coastline, and offering many outdoor and water-based activities such as sea kayaking, pedal boating and surfing, as well as adventure golf, not to mention Ballydehob, Baltimore, Glandore, Schull and the beautiful town of Bantry. Further afield but within driving distance is the lively market town of Kinsale - renowned as the “gourmet capital of Ireland” and famous for its food, friendliness and traditional flavour. There are dolphin and whale watching opportunities available in the area and an array of beaches and rugged cliffs, making this a walker's delight and a sunbather's paradise, and the ideal location for discovering this unspoilt area of West Cork.