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Cahirkeen Cottage

Cahirkeen near Allihies, County Cork (Ref. 4355)

4.5

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "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 CarlosDec 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 AndrewDec 2021

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

    Reviewed by DanielSep 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 ... Continue reading

    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 EamonnJun 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 ... Continue reading

    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 CatherineJun 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 RuthApr 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 ... Continue reading

    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 FionaOct 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 ... Continue reading

    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 CJun 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 IanMay 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 ... Continue reading

    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 DarrenNov 2016

  • "A wonderful holiday."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly, made us very welcome. We have been to Ireland many times and this was one of the nicest yet, we will be returning.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2015

  • "The cottage is perfect, is in such a beautiful setting and is well equipped if you want to stay in and cook."

    The owners live nearby and are so welcoming. A great place for families or for couples who want a peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2015

  • "Fantastic location, lovely cottage and very helpful owners."

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2013

  • "From the friendly welcome to the sad goodbye, the cottage is great and the views are stunning."

    Reviewed by JimMar 2013

  • "Fantastic views and location, friendly owner."

    Reviewed by JacobAug 2012

  • "The owners were very pleasant and approachable."

    The beds were very comfortable. The area was extremely safe and peaceful.

    Mrs AllisonAug 2012

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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.

Summary

  • 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.

About the location

ALLIHIES, COUNTY CORK

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:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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