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Dooneen near Castletownshend, County Cork (Ref. 1040103)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was much better than we expected."

    Host was very nice, humble and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back with friends and family. Recommend to all with no hesitations!

    Reviewed by SaurabhNov 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage (I say cottage but it is well able to host a large party."

    Pauly was very welcoming and kindly got us the essentials, the rooms and bathrooms were brilliant and the view is magnificent, hope to go back there next year.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "Lovely house loads of space."

    Pad had the fire lighting when we arrived and a lovely food hamper of essential items was there for us. Very nice touch

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "Great holiday and everything was great."

    House and location a great base to visit West Cork. Hosts were welcoming and suggested some great places to visit. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by NickSep 2020

  • "Clean house, very nice host and beautiful view."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by MonicaAug 2020

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The property

Castletownshend 3.8 miles.

With captivating views across County Cork’s stunning countryside and towards the dramatic coastline is this detached holiday cottage, Dooneen, found on the outskirts of Castletownshend village.

This spacious abode has been designed to cater for a variety of groups, whether it be family and friends looking to celebrate a special occasion or walkers keen to explore this magical corner of County Cork.

Step into the conservatory and take a moment to soak up the surroundings, this space makes a wonderful spot for a cup of tea in the morning whilst catching a glimpse of the waves crashing in the far distance.

Stepping through the conservatory door will bring you to the spacious kitchen/diner, where you will find everything to cater to your culinary needs to whip up a delicious meal.

Makes use of the electric oven, the electric hobs and microwave to cook up a storm, and the dishwasher offers a helping hand too.

Once breakfast or dinner is served, gather at the dining table for some quality time together with your loved ones, chatting about the next day’s adventure.

To relax of an evening, light up the fire within the sitting room, snuggle up on the sofa, and enjoy that well-deserved family film night.

Here, you will find six well-presented bedrooms situated across both floors, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement and options for those with limited mobility.

The ground floor plays host to two double bedrooms with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom, whilst upstairs there is a king-size bedroom and two double bedrooms, which share a spacious family bathroom.

Admire your surroundings further by spending time within the large garden area, where you will also find ample off-road parking spaces.

The attractive village of Castletownshend lies a short drive away from the property, where you will be able to find a shop for picking up the essentials and a pub for a traditional pint of Guinness.

Be sure to take time to explore the village which has been developed around a 17th century castle and is home to a pretty quayside and harbour.

Just on the outskirts of the village are a number of historical landmarks which are well worth a visit, Knockdrum Stone Fort is a wonderful reminder of the past and offering picturesque views, whilst Gurranes Stone Row offers a peaceful walk.

Other walks within West Cork include Dunboy Woods and Bullig Bay Coastal Loop, Eyeries Coastal Loop at Creha Quay and Coastguard Loop, if you are feeling adventurous.

Alternatively, head to the colourful town of Skibbereen, where a larger selection of traditional pubs and restaurants await you, or perhaps a day trip to the vibrant Bere Island.

Discover all that West Cork has to offer from this wonderful property.


  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x ground-floor doubles both with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Microwave, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 3.8 miles, shop within 3.9 miles

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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