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Sycamore Grove

Drinagh near Leap, County Cork (Ref. 921469)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant wee place to explore from."

    Perfectly situated in West cork.

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful, simple, basic but comfortable cottage for two people."

    Great country surroundings, cows in field, chickens in yard and a good location for exploring the many beauties of West Cork. Hosts were welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2019

  • "A very pleasant and friendly place to be."

    Nice owners and a great enviroment.

    Reviewed by FransJul 2019

  • "Fantastic place to base yourself to explore West cork."

    Lovely quiet location but near the village.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2019

  • "This is a great base from which to discover County Cork."

    Lovely to have the wood burner, though we didn’t really need it whilst there in summer. Hugh and Caroline are very welcoming and introduced us to the chickens and pigs on the farm! The WiFi works in the bedroom but not the living room/kitchen-diner, unfortunately.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2019

  • "Loved the cottage, it was so cosy."

    The owners Hugh and Caroline were lovely,so friendly and welcoming. Great location for exploring West Cork Would recommend this cottage to anyone and would stay again!

    Reviewed by CathMay 2019

  • "The owners Hugh and Caroline were really lovely people and made us most welcome."

    They gave us good info on the area and on their advice went to some very scenic areas We would go to Sycamore Cottage again should we visit Ireland again. Richard and Hazel.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in scenic rural setting."

    Hosts were very friendly and helpful. A great base for travelling around Cork. We had a fantastic restful and enjoyable week! Loved every minute. It was also great for our dog - very pet friendly!

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2018

  • "Don't depend on the wifi - it's intermittent at best."

    Also your network signal may be weak, altogether leaving you without communication means.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2018

  • "No freezer compartment in fridge, very small screen TV, microwave stored in cupboard if we required it we had to lift it out and find space to put it and plug it in, no curtains in bedroom only a very thin blind so the bedroom was very bright until 10."

    30pm, hard to sleep if you went to bed before, only one small saucepan, no welcome pack only a small jar of jam, disappointing really.

    Reviewed by LawrieJun 2018

  • "Hugh and Caroline made us very welcome and were always around to answer any questions We enjoyed the company of their free range chickens and their very friendly dog."

    Fruit and vegetables fresh from their garden most enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2018

  • "Caroline and Hugh were lovely hosts."

    Their smallholding is very impressive. It's well situated for exploring this area.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "For us this was a perfect spot, very quiet and with an exremely welcoming pair ..."

    For us this was a perfect spot, very quiet and with an exremely welcoming pair of hosts and most of all near family we were visiting

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Sycamore Grove is the ideal accommodation for a couple."

    It is very centrally located in West Cork, so is very convenient to access all the sights. It is a very peaceful location and Hugh and Caroline were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2017

  • "We had a very good week in Sycamore Grove."

    The cottage was good, the owners very friendly and helpful. Our dog enjoyed the chicken in the garden !

    Reviewed by W.r.May 2017

  • "We stayed a week in Sycamore Grove and it was marvellous."

    The cottage has every thing that you need and is very comfy. The owners are friendly enough to make you feel at home and their advices are valuable. We already plan to go back there soon.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2017

  • "Excellent Holiday base for what we wanted the Owners were very friendly and Help full."

    Centrally located with towns in easy distance. Very peaceful location with county side views. All facilities we required for our holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric heaters and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, TV with Free-to-air channels, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-trained and well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there are two steps up to the bedroom
  • Note: Property is on working smallholding with livestock, so dogs must be well-trained and kept under control at all times

The property

Leap 6 miles.

Situated in the idyllic countryside of West Cork, Sycamore Grove is attached to the owner’s home on a five-acre smallholding on the outskirts of Drinagh.

This picturesque stone cottage is an ideal destination for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in quiet surroundings, whilst still being close to the many highlights of West Cork.

The open plan living area has a woodburning stove and leads up two steps into a comfortable en-suite bedroom, while outside there is a lawned garden with furniture and a barbecue.

You are welcome to explore the smallholding and meet the pigs, sheep, ducks and hens that live there, or browse through the owner’s vegetable garden, where the owner grows his produce for the renowned Bantry Farmers' Market, and select seasonal vegetables to prepare a delicious meal with in the well-equipped kitchen.

The owners are keen birdwatchers and try to work with nature wherever possible so they will be on hand to offer any guidance and advice regarding the local wildlife and walks.

The cottage is located on the edge of the village of Drinagh, which can provide for your basic needs and is a great base from which to explore West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.

If you wish to travel a little further away, Cork City is within easy reach and perfect for a day of shopping and trying out the local culture, pubs and restaurants.

A fantastic holiday cottage for couples, which should be booked immediately to avoid disappointment!

About the location


Drimoleague 5 miles; Leap 6 miles; Clonakilty 15 miles; Bantry 18 miles.

Drinagh is a small, quiet village in County Cork, Ireland, found just a short way off the road from Cork to Bantry. The village is ideally situated 10 miles from the beautiful fishing villages of Glandore and Union Hall, and nine miles from the bustling market town of Skibbereen. With two pubs and grocery stores within walking distance, this traditional Irish farming village will tend to your everyday needs and also has a tennis court, should you wish to practice your serve. Alternatively, go for a picnic on the edge of Curraghalickey Lake located just two miles east of the village, or visit the nearby village of Drimoleague, which boasts many fine waymarked walks and is an extension of the Sheep’s Head walks. The beautiful Blue Flag beach of The Warren in Rosscarbery is only 10 miles away, the perfect place for an invigorating dip in the Atlantic Ocean. In the heart of West Cork, the village of Drinagh makes an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area and the Wild Atlantic Way, with easy access to the main large tourist towns of Skibbereen, Clonakility and Bantry and also the many small pretty seaside villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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