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Cahirkeen Cottage

(Ref. 4355)

Cahirkeen near Allihies, County Cork Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (9)
  • stay (5)
  • well (5)
  • helpful (5)
  • lovely (5)
  • beautiful (4)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Caherkeen cottage is a lovely place, well situated and carefully looked after."

    I gave us (my daughter, my best-friend and me) utter satisfaction. We also appreciated Patrick Murphy's kind welcome and humour!

    Reviewed by Pascale5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic week in Cahirkeen Cottage."

    Pat is such a lovely man. Views from the Cottage are simply to die for. We did not want to leave yesterday. A little piece of Paradise on Earth...

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jun 2023

  • "This cottage was a little piece of heaven and made our stay in Southern Ireland wonderful."

    The surroundings were beautiful and Mr. Murphy wasn't incredible host. Hope the Lord will take us this way again...

    Reviewed by M.david5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely short break in quiet picturessque location."

    Very helpful host.

    Reviewed by Ellen4.7Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous location."

    Magnificent views. Very cosy,warm and comfortable. Kind and very accessible host. Pat is really laid back. Nothing is any trouble. Had a very memorable stay and hope to return soon. Many thanks Pat.

    Reviewed by Con4.1Mar 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage situated in a beautiful place sorrounded with beautiful landscapes and many attractions."

    I highly recommended. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Carlos5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay and would definitely stay again in the future."

    We were delighted with the bits the owners left for us. The view was excellent and the house was nice and quiet.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very nice owner in mr murphy,helpful and co-operative."

    Reviewed by Dan3.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location of this Cottage: Newly build and well built, but fittings a little like dump you old china, cutlery etc to rental."

    Mix match and a lot of chipped crockery. Cleaning could be a lot better. Reservation with Sykes was a nightmare and ruined the whole experience. The reservation staff were rude and opinionated and would lot listen to customer issues. No empathy and just quoted from the rule book. Never again. Owner had not a good word to say about Sykes and will not use again in the future. He thought rude to deal with and taking 20% fee. Loved the location but never again the Sykes booking agent. Terrible.

    Reviewed by Eamonn2.5Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is very comfortable."

    Not quite as isolated as suggested given there is a house sharing the driveway but a beautiful spot. Dogs were very welcome but if your hound is not sheep friendly they can’t wander around the cottage untethered. Lots of the local walks also don’t allow dogs, even kept on the lead, woryh thinking about that before you plan your day. Would certainly come back,

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jun 2019

  • "We stayed in the stone cottage."

    It is one of the loveliest places on earth. Really well appointed, warm, and the view from the living area is breath taking. I cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous view."

    Stunning scenery on walks just up the road. Shingle beach a few minutes down the lane. House modern and clean and well appointed. Very helpful owner. Comfortable fresh cotton bedlinen. The leather armchairs were comfortable but a bit weathered! And although there was a large pasta cooking saucepan there was only one other small useable saucepan - the non stick ones were too scratched to use with bits coming off into the food - possibly worth throwing them out and replacing them with a non non-stick saucepans.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location with stunning scenery within view and even more so with a short walk or car ride up the hill, where it is easy to park in a lay-by to watch sunset over the Skelligs and the fantastic coastline."

    The entire area is a walker’s paradise (in clear weather) and there are walks to suit all grades at this end of the Beara Peninsula. We may have missed finding a shop at “2 miles”, usually picking up groceries in Eyeries, Allihies or Castletownbere which are further afield. We didn’t use the nearest pub but one in Allihies where the food was well cooked but gourmets might find it basic in scope. The owner is extremely friendly and also has another cottage next to Cahirkeen cottage. There is sufficient space and privacy between the two although we did not like to “invade” this by moving our picnic table into the evening sun at the end of our cottage patio. As there was a sharp north westerly blowing during our stay we were a bit chilly outside in the evening due to its aspect so preferred to eat indoors and admire the view from there. There is also an outdoor bench which we did move to a sunnier position late pm. No problem with sunrise! The cottage had pretty much everything we needed with comfy beds. The cottage was clean and tidy and we found the layout and uncluttered feel easy to settle into. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and relatives, or rebooking.

    Reviewed by C4.4Jun 2018

  • "The owners, who live nearby, made us very welcome and were extremely helpful in advising us about the local area and points of interest."

    Reviewed by Ian4.2May 2017

  • "The cottage was beautifully kept with fantastic views of the the sea and hills from the kitchen/living room."

    When we arrived, the house was already lovely and warm. The landlord was extremely friendly and very helpful in every way. The kitchen was fully functional and had everything you need for self-catering. There was also useful information on the local attractions and sights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 2 x double with sky lights
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 4) with French doors to patio and sea views.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Electricity charged via meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio and gravelled area to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property has a spiral staircase and limited head room on the landing, which may be unsuitable for the less mobile.

The property

Allihies 5 miles. This delightful, stone-built, detached cottage enjoys an elevated position overlooking the sea, in a small hamlet 5 miles from Allihies, County Cork.

Bright, light and airy, this Cork cottage is only 500 metres from the sea, so after a fun day in the water, it is only a short stroll back to your Cork cottage for a cosy evening and an early night in a comfy bed.

Outside this Cork cottage, the patio, accessed by French doors from the living area, is a great place to wine and dine, while enjoying the spectacular views.

There is a horse riding stable just 3 miles from this Cork cottage and many art galleries dotted around the rugged landscape.

The Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre run by a worldwide Tibetan Buddhist organisation is not far away and is well worth a visit.

Nearby, the Beara Peninsula has wonderful scenery, great beaches and fantastic walks, including the 121 mile Ring of Beara, so for an enjoyable Irish holiday, with exciting activities and lots to see, this Cork cottage is a great base.

About the location


Castletown Bearhaven 7.5 miles.

The village of Allihies in County Cork, on the Western tip of the wild and rugged Beara peninsula, lies in a region of unspoiled natural beauty. Allihies overlooks beautiful Ballydonegan Bay, with its magnificent quartz strand, a direct result of the mining era and somewhere you can take in some history at Allihies Copper mine museum. Each summer a festival is held in August (around the 15th), with horse racing, novelty events, and dancing in the Community Hall. The village lies on The Ring of Beara, a tourist trail of about 195 kilometres (121 miles) circumnavigating the peninsula. Attractions nearby include Dursey Island, which is linked to the mainland by a Cable Car and is the only such ride in Europe to cross over water. The island is also a recognised Bird Sanctuary, with numerous species, rare and otherwise, seen regularly. There are also many coastal and countryside walks and quaint villages to enjoy. Other favorites for visitors to Allihies include Dunboy Castle, Derrynane House and Puxley mansion. A great location for exploring West Cork.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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