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The Phoenix

Castletownshend, County Cork (Ref. 26305)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


7 Customer Reviews

  • "Having read a very negative and recent review I was concerned."

    However it was cleaner than I expected. Apart from questionably clean linen, the bin was so full a big heavy rock was placed on top to kept the lid closed and the smell was foul. We had nowhere to put our rubbish. Some neighbours let us know when to put the bin out for collection the day before we left - which we did and it was so foul dragging it through the house. But. It’s a lovely house and nicely decorated. We enjoyed the fire and were very grateful when the grass was cut. Castletownsend is a lovely quiet town and there’s a lovely pub right across the road from our house.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "Was really looking foreard to our stay with our 2 young children aged 5 and 1 and a half."

    The house itself is quaint and nice however the place was extremely dirty. The sitting room and hall floors, but especially the sitting room was covered in dog hair. I understand it's a dog friendly house but it clearly hadn't been hoovered as they were everywhere. Not ideal with 2 smallies who are always on the floor. The place was also covered in cobwebs and the kitchen cupboard doors were sticky and needed a rub of a cloth. There was also a big brown stain in the sink of the en suite. We paid a lot of money for this cottage for our family holiday and are extremely disappointed with the experience. We have stayed in other holiday homes in Ireland in the past and they were always really well maintained and extremely clean. I would not recommend this property to anyone and would appreciate some follow up from Sykes.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Cottage very well equipped and brilliant secure garden for our young dog."

    Very friendly village and lots of great walking and beaches in the area

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "Setting aside a delightful cottage sourced through Sawday's guide, where the only problem was damp, which did not suit my husband's asthma, The Phoenix is the best holiday cottage we have had in Ireland."

    We have known Castletownshend for a number of years, but only visited when staying with members of my husband's family or elsewhere quite nearby in West Cork. The tranquility was very much needed and much enjoyed as was the steepness of Main Street. It was important to find somewhere which felt homely rather than being run purely as a holiday let and The Phoenix lived up to our expectations. It was well equipped, spacious and comfortable. Eimear, our 15 month old puppy, loved it too! We have already plotted a return visit!

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2019

  • "Really lovely spot, the village is beautiful."

    The house was great, v clean and spacious. Only thing I would change; the couch is terribly uncomfortable

    Thank you for your comments. I’m sorry that you found the couch uncomfortable. I assume this related to the heavy wooden arm rests as the seating and back rests are well sprung and have deep cushions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeckyApr 2019

  • "We loved this house on the village street."

    It was very well designed and appointed and we found everyone very helpful with any inquiries we had.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely week exploring West Cork."

    The cottage had a lovely airy feel, although we needed to put the heating on, well it was March and the weather was at times wild raining and windy! We made the most of brighter spells. The bed was so comfortable!

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2015

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The property

A charming terrace cottage, located in the heart of the sleepy fishing village of Castletownshend in County Cork.

This traditional Castletownshend cottage provides spacious accommodation, and with four bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements, it's suitable for family or friends wishing to holiday together in Cork.

The welcoming reception area leads to a spacious living room, complete with dining area, French doors to the rear patio and a homely open fire.

This Castletownshend cottage is perfect for socialising and spending time with your nearest and dearest, and the large enclosed garden to the rear is ideal for playtime with the children.

Take a stroll along the main street, admire the unique architecture of this 17th century village with the mixture of fine Georgian houses and stone cottages.

You will arrive at the castle and the picturesque harbour and the peaceful, sheltered bay.

Enjoy a bite to eat in the delightful restaurant and pub.

Walk to the other quays, and further along the coast to secluded beaches.

There is a childrens' playground and tennis court in the village.

Take a trip to the nearby town of Skibbereen, which offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and amenities to enjoy.

Activities available in this stunning region of West Cork include watersports, horse riding and golf, and there are countless scenic walks and drives nearby, which won't fail to inspire you.

The rugged coastline is punctuated by many more beautiful golden beaches including those at Tragumna, Ardgehane and Owenahincha.

This delightful Castletownshend cottage is a superb choice for a memorable Irish holiday.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD/CD, radio, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent May - Sept inclusive, charged by meter reading from Oct - Apr
  • Cot (please bring own cot linen and bedding)
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed lawned and patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, 2 pubs, restaurant and harbour 3 mins walk. One well behaved dog welcome for 50 Euros
  • Note: Baby gate available in property to prevent dogs from going upstairs.

About the location


Skibbereen 6 miles.

Castletownshend is a coastal village near Skibbereen in County Cork. The village is built up around the 17th century castle, with the quayside and harbour also attractive focal points of the village. There is an Egon Ronay restaurant, Mary Anne’s, and a church with beautiful stained glass. A few miles down the road, the town of Skibbereen offers plenty of shops and restaurants, the West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre. There is also a good golf course, and an indoor sports centre. A terrific base for enjoying this part of Cork.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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