Old Court

Skibbereen, County Cork (Ref. 24446)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps

    8

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    3

  • Pets

    No

The Property

Skibbereen 3 miles. A beautiful and quirky detached cottage located in an enviable position, close to the town of Skibbereen, County Cork. Decorated with a nautical theme, along with charming homely features and quality furnishings throughout, this Skibbereen cottage will delight holidaymakers of all ages. The four bedrooms are spread over two floors, meaning that this cottage near Skibbereen offers flexible sleeping arrangements to suit any group, plus the warming stoves in the sitting areas won’t fail to help you relax after a long day exploring the sights. A truly wonderful feature of this County Cork cottage is the expansive garden, which stretches down to a sea estuary, so relax with a glass of wine on a summer’s evening, or admire the glistening stars overhead. The historic town of Skibbereen is just a short drive away and features many shops, pubs and quality restaurants. Visit the heritage centre before popping into a local tavern for a pint of the black stuff accompanied by traditional Irish music! Skibbereen is the perfect touring location with so many attractions within easy reach. There are countless beaches in the area including Blue Flag examples at Tragumna and The Warren, plus visit the charming coastal villages of Schull and Baltimore and maybe try your hand at sailing! Walk the scenic routes on Sheep’s Head and Mizen Head for a spectacular view of the countryside and coastline, or take a trip to the bustling towns of Bantry, Kinsale and Clonakilty, and a day trip to Cork City is a must! All this and more can be enjoyed before returning to your excellent Skibbereen cottage; a wonderful choice for your Irish self-catering holiday.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single, 1 x children's triple bunks (double on bottom, single on top). Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 6) with multi-fuel stove. Sitting room (seats 3) with multi-fuel stove. External utility.

Amenities

Oil central heating with multi-fuel stoves. Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter packs for stoves inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot. Ample off road parking. Lawned gardens with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 3 miles, pub 7 mins walk. Note: An unfenced tidal sea estuary runs along the bottom of the garden, children to be supervised at all times.

About the location

SKIBBEREEN, COUNTY CORK

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.