Castle Lane House

Glandore, County Cork (Ref. 2500)

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  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets No

  • Tablespider
    October 2013
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    “Ssshhhhh.. don't tell anyone but...”
    Taking a holiday home unseen has always had an element of risk and it was with some trepidation that we headed off to the south west of Ireland to spend a week with our extended family (and some friends from Dublin and family from Kildare) ...
    Taking a holiday home unseen has always had an element of risk and it was with some trepidation that we headed off to the south west of Ireland to spend a week with our extended family (and some friends from Dublin and family from Kildare). The grim weather was potentially an omen but only because it made the warm house even more welcoming. Within minutes we had all chosen our rooms, half of which were en suite and everything seemed fine. We found the keys, unloaded the car, turned on the prehistoric telly, got the kettle on and the holiday had started. The house was better than fine but in my usual vein of trying to be honest and fair, not perfect. Still we took into consideration that it was almost the end of the season and things could be excused for being a little tired. Mostly simple things like bulbs out and wooden window frames needing a bit of loving care but all in all a most pleasant experience. The bedrooms were large, clean and the linen (although to be expected) clean and fresh. Pillows sufficient, just, and the beds comfortable. Beautifully located, with breathtaking views of Glandore Harbour (when we could see it - it rained a lot!) and lovely locals (see my review of the Glandore Inn, The Leap Inn, Mary Anne's and others elsewhere on trip advisor). Being the end of the season there were few places open but those that were welcomed us and were at worst fine, and in some cases exceptional. I would have liked a slightly larger telly, and possibly Sky, as those football games don't watch themselves, but all in all, I would happily return for more of the same. Having mentioned the minor niggles (and they are just that) I have failed to mention the positives. Nice large rooms, plenty of space to play family games at the end of the day (although one large table rather than two almost matching tables would be better) but then you have the hidden gems. The pool table, gym, slightly the wrong height dartboard (and that was my excuse for poor scores...) were all a bit tired and in need of some attention, but they were there and we did use them all to good effect. Above all though, and used at least daily, was the swimming pool. 15m and warm enough, with two changing rooms, it was a real treat. ON the negative, one of the showers didn't work, the steam room didn't work and the diving board was damaged but the sheer pleasure the family time and fun we had around the pool was a major contribution to a great holiday. Thank you. Liam


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside

The property

A lovely detached house with stunning views of Glandore Bay, just a short walk from the pubs, restaurant and harbour in the splendid coastal village of Glandore.

Castle Lane House offers simple, spacious accommodation, with 7 bedrooms (many with en-suite facilities, one with a private balcony with sea views), an indoor heated swimming pool, games room, and a rear garden with viewing area, offering beautiful coastal views.

Enjoy excellent walking from the doorstep, and the seaside villages of West Cork within 10 miles.

A perfect base for all the family.


Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double with en-suite (shower, basin, WC), 1 x family room with 1 x double & 1 x single with en-suite (bath with shower over, basin, WC), 1 x family with 2 x double beds, private balcony & en-suite (shower, basin, WC), 1 x double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC. Shower room with shower, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Dining room. Sitting room with doors to patio. Indoor heated swimming pool, changing room, shower room & WC & games room.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 20ft, 4ft - 10ft deep) with changing room, WC, showers, games room with darts & pool table
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Garden with furniture & steep walkway to viewing/sitting area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: No mobile reception at this property; payphone at local restaurant
  • Note: Between 1st October and 1st March there is a €300 supplement for the use of the swimming pool, payable direct to owner.

About the location


Union Hall 2 miles; Rosscarbery 5 miles; Skibbereen 8 miles; Cork Airport 33 miles.

Situated in West Cork, in an area of stunning coastal scenery, Glandore (Gaelic translation - Harbour of the Oaks), is acclaimed as one of the prettiest villages in Ireland, and occupies a superb setting at the head of a spectacular natural wooded harbour. The area has a mild year-round climate, generated by the Gulf Stream ocean current. Glandore has pubs and three restaurants, whilst the nearby fishing village of Union Hall provides further amenities and a large fishing fleet; boats arrive daily with fresh catches of seafood, which can be enjoyed in all the local restaurants. Both Glandore and Union Hall have delightful, sheltered harbours with year-round water activities including sailing, sea angling, whale watching and rowing regattas. Golf can be enjoyed at Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Bantry, while sandy Blue Flag beaches can be found at Inchydoney, Rosscarbery and Tragumna.

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