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Rock Lawn Cottage

(Ref. 930764)

Kealkill near Bantry, County Cork Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Very good property."

    Modern, well equipped, clean, peaceful and spacious house. Located well to explore West Cork and Kerry with Bantry located within 10 mins drive for supply's or a meal if staying local. Weather got chilly in November but heating worked well and the house remained cosy. Stayed with a young family and it worked out great. The host Claire was very nice and friendly and always on hand for advice if required. Happy to recommend this house and I'm sure we'll return.

    Reviewed by BrendanOct 2023

  • "This was a fantastic place to stay."

    The host Claire was very hospitable. The property had everything we needed. Lovely and quiet , close to Gantry excellent to visit the penninsulas. We would highly recommend staying here if down in cork

    Hi Angela , thank you for your lovely comment , glad ye enjoyed yer stay , hope the rest of the trip went well ☺️regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2023

  • "We toughly enjoyed our stay in Rock Lawn cottage and our holiday in the Bantry / West Cork area."

    We received a very warm welcome on arrival, despite arriving very late, after midnight, due to being caught-up in the tail end of a storm! The cottage is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. It is in the country-side so very quite, just the distance noise of sheep and horses. However it is only around 12 minutes to the centre of Bantry, with its supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and lots of independent shops. There are lots of thinks to explore in the area both by land and sea and a week was nothing like enough time. We will be back.

    Thank you Thomas for your lovely comments , hope to see you back this side of the water again , lovely to meet you all . Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Rocklawn cottage."

    It was the perfect base for exploring the stunning West Cork landscapes. The house is exquisite and equipped with absolutely everything you could need. We were so comfortable there. Claire has thought of everything and is full of brilliant suggestions about places to visit and where to eat. She never led us wrong. Our stay was perfect. 5 stars.

    Thank you Aoife for your lovely comment , hope our paths will cross again , lovely to meet you all Property Owner

    Reviewed by AoifeAug 2023

  • "Amazing place, very accessible to Bantry and all the spectacular peninsulas."

    Wanted for nothing whilst we were there, immaculately clean, spacious and well equipped. Would love to return and have recommend to others already! Thanks again Claire.

    Thank you Ben for your lovely comment , lovely to meet you and your lovely family and hope your journey home went smooth , hopefully we will see you in the future , regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by BenjaminAug 2023

  • "Rocklawn Cottage is an extremely well appointed holiday cottage in a most picturesque, rural, tranquil location."

    In addition to the many “tourist destinations”, the immediate area around the cottage is well worth exploration. The area is ideal for those who enjoy quiet walks along the flower-bedecked lanes. Our host, Claire, was most welcoming and informative about the local area. She has anticipated everything her guests might need in the house. We had a wonderful holiday in Kealkill and will definitely return.

    Thank you David for your lovely comments , glad ye both enjoyed it and hopefully see ye back in Rocklawn cottage in the future , kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2023

  • "Place was clean, well kept, and had an absolutely gorgeous view right outside the front door."

    Hosts were extremely kind and accommodating. They explained everything that we needed to know as soon as we arrived very well, made great recommendations for things in the area, and just amazing people overall. Strongly recommend and wished we didn't have to leave. Can't thank them enough for everything and loved it all.

    Thank you Cameron for your lovely comments , hope your return home went safe & well , glad ye enjoyed yer stay with us , kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by CameronJun 2023

  • "Rocklawn Cottage is a fantastic base to discover West Cork from."

    Claire is a fantastic host and very helpful with recommendations and places to go. Cottage is stunning, has everything you need, immaculately clean and in a stunning location.

    Thank you Samantha for your lovely comment , lovely to meet you all , and glad ye enjoyed the stay , hopefully we will get to see you all again in the future , kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2023

  • "This was our first trip to Ireland, and nothing but amazing!"

    Thank you Claire for your warm and friendly welcome. Your recommendations for places to visit and local restaurants are spot on and greatly appreciated. Your cottage is beautiful, spacious and airy, super clean, with all the amenities and more that you may need to make your stay comfortable. The views are beautiful and it is so peaceful, just what we needed. We would definitely recommend Rock Lawn Cottage to our friends and family.  Ps: the website photos does not do your cottage  justice. 

    Thank you Keven for your lovely comments , lovely to meet you all , kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevenApr 2023

  • "Beautiful comfy homely cottage brilliant scenery and Clair was wonderful kind ..."

    Beautiful comfy homely cottage brilliant scenery and Clair was wonderful kind pleasent nothing too much trouble thanks Claire Joyce x

    Reviewed by JoyceMar 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Rocklawn cottage."

    It’s such a beautiful, peaceful location and is so well equipped. Claire, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with and was so friendly and helpful. We would recommend this cottage to anyone, such a lovely place to get away from it all. Jennifer & Stephen

    Thank you Jennifer and Stephen for your lovely comment , glad ye enjoyed yer stay , hope to see ye sometime again in the future , kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2022

  • "Superb This was a late booking to visit family in the local area."

    The pictures do not do this lovely cottage justice. There are three large bedrooms (very comfy) and a fantastic bathroom upstairs, loads of hanging and storage areas in the rooms and in the under eaves areas. The open plan kitchen/diner and lounge is both large and comfortable. The kitchen includes everything you will need, modern, loads of worktop for the keen chefs out there, large fridge and completely separate freezer. Separate utility area houses the washing machine and leads to a very large second bathroom with walk in shower/wet room and toilet. Outside there is plenty of space for chilling out with rattan style furniture and benches and a large covered area at the rear of the cottage for washing (i left my bike under there). Wifi was good speed which was a bonus as I had to work remotely whilst there. To enter the property there is an electronic gate and gravel drive which all felt grand. We spent a week here and Claire was available to help with any queries but otherwise left us to do our own thing. I can honestly say that we would go back tomorrow if we could, great location for exploring the area, close to Bantry for shops, petrol etc. You will not be disappointed

    Thank Gordon for your lovely comments looking forward to seeing you again, kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2022

  • "Rock Lawn cottage is an awesome place to stay with eveything you need."

    It is quiet and beautiful to just relax at the cottage but there is loads to see nearby and Bantry is a decent town. Beautiful beaches, cafes and restaurants are plentiful. Claire the owner made us feel really at home and is lovely to talk to providing lots of advice and knowledge of the area. We didn't want to leave and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2022

  • "Hostess was very friendly and incredibly helpful."

    We had a wonderful time - the beauty and peace are extraordinary.

    Thank you Shirley , lovely to meet you all . Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2022

  • "Great, spotless place."

    The house has everything we needed during our stay, the hosts are very helpful and friendly. Couldn't ask for more for a stress-free holiday and looking forward to going back next year.

    Thank you Erika for the lovely comments looking forward to seeing you again Kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by ErikaJul 2022

  • "Beautiful house set in a magnificant setting and Claire was just so pleasant and helpful."

    Total relaxation and enjoyment

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Rocklawn, a very well equipped home that was way roomier than the photos could convey."

    . Surrounded by lovely countryside.. Claire was a super friendly and relaxed person to deal with. We loved that our dog had the freedom to run around the spacious garden.. We as a family group of 7 people would highly recommend this cottage.. A great base to explore West Cork..

    Reviewed by AudreyJul 2021

  • "Claire and her family gave us a warm welcome and went above and beyond throughout our stay."

    The cottage is amazing, spacious, clean and with a fantasticly beautiful view! Location is great, very close to Bantry and Glengarriff. Couldn't want for anything more!

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2021

  • "Rocklawn Cottage is exceptionally bright, modern and comfortable and generously stocked and Claire is an excellent host, very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is situated in a very peaceful area and is a great base from which to travel around ,plenty to see and do. We had a fantastic week and highly recommend the place.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    Claire was wonderful, she told us places to go, sent us picture to show us how beautiful it was. Everything was perfectly clean and equipped. We had a problem with the hot water and Eugene fixed it immediately. I would go back and I recommend it 100%.

    Reviewed by AdiselSep 2020

  • "From the moment we arrived to the time we left we were overwhelmed by the welcome we received from Claire and her family."

    The house was just perfect and had every imaginable amenity. From little things like dishwasher tablets, tin foil and tea bags to blocks and coal for the stove, there was nothing that wasn’t thought of for visitors. We absolutely loved our time in Rock Lawn Cottage and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by LeahAug 2020

  • "Great house, spacious and clean."

    We loved it. You will need a car. There is lots to see and do in the local area. Claire the host is very friendly and helpful. Perfect for a family with 3 or 4 children.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Rock Lawn Cottage in August 2020."

    This place was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. It is situated in a lovely quiet location, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need for a week away with the kids. If you want to eat in, there is a good choice of supermarkets, bakery's within the town. But there are plenty of good restaurants and takeaways to choose from too. We were blessed with amazing weather, however there is lots to do even if the weather is good or bad. Bantry is perfectly situated for exploring further on down the peninsula's with Barley cove, Mizen head, ring of Kerry and Dingle approximatly 1-1.5 hours drive either way. The drive passes by so quickly as there is so much beautiful scenery to take in. There is lots of areas to explore, national parks, pony trekking, kayaking and boat trips to name a few. Even with Covid restrictions, there was still plenty of safe places to go. We would definitely come back here again.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Rock Lawn Cottage was perfect."

    In a beautiful spot, lovely owners and with absolutely everything you could ever need supplied. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rock Lawn Cottage."

    The house was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The host Claire was extremely friendly and helpful and could not have been nicer. We will definately recommend Rock Lawn Cottage for anyone heading to West Cork/Bantry area.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Rocklawn cottages."

    Couldn't fault it in any way. Would higjly recommend it to anyone. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of Ireland

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "Lovely area, very quiet and peaceful."

    Owners very friendly and helped if we needed anything. Not far from a few lovely wee towns and the amazing peninsulas of Cork. House very clean and had everything we needed. Go raibh maith agaibh to the hosts.

    Reviewed by PearlJul 2018

  • "We were most impressed by the commitment to our comfort and enjoyment at Sykes Cottage."

    The cottage was bigger than we expected, spotlessly clean, with very comfortable furniture, beds, bedlinen. Everything they could think of for us was included and there was such a warm welcome. We appreciated the pack with details of local areas of interest for visits, hikes, meals and information on local doctors, dentists etc should the need arise. We have rented holiday homes both in Ireland and abroad for many years and this was the best experience we have had to date. Guests know when their hosts have their best interests at heart and when this is sensed, it adds to the enjoyment of the stay. Having the proprietor on site was great. We had a friendly neighbour, who did not intrude on our privacy, but was eager to help us with directions and local information whenever needed. Honestly couldn't recommend this cottage/ spacious house more! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KarlJun 2018

  • "The house was terrific, with the owners being really friendly and helpful."

    The house had everything you could possibly want and in a beautiful location. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x family with 3 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open kitchen, dining and sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Utility.
  • Solid fuel wood burning stove (Starter pack provided)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview and Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note - Oil heating now in the property - this is at a maximum cost of 50 euro per week
  • Electricity is included

The property

Kealkill 1.5 miles.

This attractive detached cottage is situated next to the owners’ property, and just a short drive away from the popular coastal town of Bantry in West Cork.

A fantastic house that is an ideal base for you to explore the south west of Ireland.

You enter this lovely cottage into a large open plan living, kitchen and dining area, great for keeping everyone together and making sure that the cook for the night isn’t left out of the loop when it comes to discussing the highlights of your day or planning the next day’s adventures.

After dinner, take it easy and warm your toes in front of the solid fuel stove, while sharing your new photos online with your loved ones back home or watching a movie on the TV.

Then, when it’s time to call it a night, you can make your way up to the three comfortable bedrooms upstairs.

With the sun out, why not open the patio doors and let the summer’s breeze in while you take yourself outside and sit with a well-earned drink while the young ones run around the lawn?

The village of Kealkill is just down the road and will tend to your basic needs and Bantry is close at hand too with its range of shops, pubs and restaurants and of course its spectacular farmers' market held weekly with all the finest local produce on offer.

There is also a golf club where you can practice your swing on the USGA standard designed course by Christy O'Connor Junior and Eddie Hackett, and being on the Wild Atlantic Way, there is some spectacular scenery on offer too.

Travel a bit further afield and visit the likes of Kenmare, Skibbereen, the Beara Peninsula, or why not take a trip and discover the world famous ring of Kerry?

This delightful cottage is set in lovely countryside for a peaceful holiday.

About the location


  • Bantry 6.3 miles

Kealkill is a small but beautiful village in the picturesque West Cork countryside and offers a well-stocked local shop providing for all your needs and offering local produce and two local pubs. The village also boasts a well-known historic stone circle which is a significant archaeological site for all you history lovers. A short drive away is Bantry, a coastal town, located between Sheep's Head and the Beara Peninsula which is home to a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants great for dining out and experiencing good local Irish music. For outdoor fanatics there are plenty of activities for you to partake in such as golf, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, island hopping, adventure centres, woodlands, walking loops, hill walking and cycling nearby, as well as a whole host of local treasures just waiting to be found.