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The Schooner

Goleen, County Cork (Ref. 989134)


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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Clean, comfortable and well equiped.We enjoyed a relaxing week.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "The photos on the website don't fully do the house justice."

    The property and grounds are superb and the sea views were beautiful. The caretakers are extremely helpful and were at hand to provide advice or respond to any queries. A great property to enjoy all that West cork has to offer.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "An excellent property in a beautiful location and very well managed."

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "The Schooner is a lovely holiday home with very nice views of the sea and is located in a quiet area and not very far from the village."

    It is well equipped with a washing machine and dryer as well as dishwashers. The fridge didn't quite keep things as cold as I would like though. The availability of wifi is a bonus and an absolute necessity when you have a teenager with with! The beds were very comfortable with decent mattresses which is unusual in holiday lets! The garden is large with enough space for anyone with young children but I did find the parking space too small with a number of manoeuvres needed to get in and out. The area in general is one which I know fairly well and the house is well placed to visit the many towns in West Cork with ease. A great chip van in Golleen is recommended for lovely fresh and well cooked fish and chips!

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Great house, loads of space indoors and outdoors."

    We had a fabulous holiday visiting all the beautiful coastal sites, ate amazing seafood and enjoyed being able to walk to the village along the track from the house that leads to a quiet road to the village. Kids loved the rope swing and exploring around the huge garden

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2021

  • "There were two dirty matresses left under the master bedroom bed."

    All else was great about the house.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "Excellent location for touring the area."

    Beautiful scenery. very relaxing and comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by SOct 2020

  • "We absolutely lover our stay at The Schooner."

    Such a comfortable homely place, very tastefully decorated with all we could need to enjoy our holiday. The west Cork Indian summer weather was a real bonus!!

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was in an ideal secluded location with a beautiful sea view."

    The sun room is absolutely brilliant, even more so with sunny weather. The cottage is located conveniently 10minutes away from the village center and there are loads of walking trails to do in the area. The house was clean and had all the stantard amenities we could need for a week away. Brian was very helpful during the full stay and gave us a lot of useful information.

    Reviewed by MafaldaMar 2020

  • "My husband and I have just spent two fabulous weeks staying in 'The Schooner' on the Mizen Peninsula and what a wonderful holiday it was!"

    The cottage is spacious, light and airy, with fantastic views overlooking the sea and even the Fastnet Lighthouse from our bedroom window! The raised decking with comfortable outdoor furniture, was a great place to sit with a glass of wine and appreciate this view, even in October but if the weather got a little too cold (or wet) there is a sun room that shares the same view. The cottage has extensive, private grounds, making it a quiet 'get-away-from-it-all' holiday without being isolated, as the Mizen village of Goleen is only a ten minute walk away (most of this through the owners' property and then along nice, quiet country lanes) where there is a butcher's shop, Post Office, General Food Store, Tourist Information, several pubs and the very fine restaurant, The Heron's Cove. 'The Schooner' has a well-equipped, large kitchen with plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and has a well-stocked towel cupboard, so no shortage of fresh towels. The large, bright sitting room with a wood-burning stove, was a great place to get settled at night and this room has a long table with benches, which would be ideal for playing board games as a family. There is also a cozy sitting room off the kitchen, which has large comfy sofas and a coal fire. In the bedroom there was ample cupboard and wardrobe space and our bed and pillows were very comfy and we were offered fresh linen at the end of our first week. We found the cottage to be very warm and toasty, even on quite chilly days. The central heating heats the house quickly and when turned off, the house retains the heat very well. The bathroom downstairs has a bath and shower and the shower has a powerful jet. The upstairs bathroom has a bath and twin basins and a large well-lit mirror, which we found an added bonus, as the bathroom lighting in most holiday cottages is quite poor. We found 'The Schooner' a gem of a cottage to stay in, not only because of its situation and the fact that it is a beautiful cottage to relax and unwind in but also because of Brian, who was there to greet us, show us around the cottage and explain things to us and was full of interesting information about the Mizen and South West Cork but also because he went out of his way to help us with any queries we had during our stay and was ever so helpful and very friendly. All round, 'The Schooner' is a winner!

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2019

  • "Such a wonderful property and location!"

    Beautifully decorated and spacious. Great support from Brian who manages the property. Really helpful with information regarding places to visit and eat! We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2019

  • "The house was amazing, exactly as portrayed in the advertisement."

    Everything was supplied including beach towels for everyone...we forgot ours. The deck out the back had beautiful views, it was peaceful and relaxing, there's a private road that brings you into the village so very safe to walk to and from in the evening. We just loved it, I wish I had booked two weeks instead of one ....my loss

    Reviewed by RowenaJun 2019

  • "Fantastic location and house."

    Wonderful views.

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2019

  • "We completely enjoyed our stay and are hoping to book again later in the year."

    Very peaceful and relaxing cottage. The one and only thing we found that would need addressing is towels. There was only one towel provided per person which meant we had to wash every other day. Not a major problem but it would be good to have more especially for families etc. Schooner cottage is definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in. 10 out of 10 for location, view, amenities and relaxation.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2019

  • "We stayed for a week at the Schooner over Easter."

    The house is absolutely wonderful with everything we needed for a very relaxing and comfortable stay. The house was clean and tidy and has excellent facilities with very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is excellent with everything you need to make good meals and a very nice eating area in both the kitchen and the dining room. The back patio is wonderful for those days that you can sit outside and has lovely views to the sea nearby. The general location is beautiful with Goleen village easily and safely within walking distance to the house. Both Jane and Brian provided plenty of good recommendations to see in the locality for day trips and fine places to eat out in. All in all this was a fabulous place to stay and we would highly recommend it. We enjoyed it so much we have already put a deposit down on a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2019

  • "We’ve been to county cork many times but this cottage has been the best so far!"

    Schooner cottage was definitely very relaxing. We are a big family with little children and children loved the space to play in and outside the cottage. The views were amazing. There was nothing to complain about! Hope we can return to it again someday inshallah.

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, double basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, TV, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area and seating, decked terrace with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • No stag/hen or similar parties

The property

Set on the edge of this small rural village, The Schooner enjoys a fabulous location in County Cork.Sitting in 9-acre grounds, this large detached house boasts a family-friendly setup for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

The ground floor plays host to a twin room with views over towards the sea and a single room, sharing use of the modern shower facilities.

Also on this level is an open-plan living room with a well appointed kitchen and large dining area at which to gather together for home cooked meals.

The lounge area boasts a cosy open fire and patio doors leading through to the sun room.

Take yourself off for a quiet read under the natural light, or better still, open the doors out onto the terrace and feel that fresh coastal breeze drifting through.

Use the second sitting room in your down time, for snuggling in front of the glowing woodburner or choosing a board game and getting competitive with the family around the dining table.

Upstairs, find the spacious master kig-size bedroom and another king-size double room.

The family bathroom occupies a deep-soaking bath tub and hand-held shower for you to indulge after a long day exploring.

Use the outdoor space for family picnics on the lawn and alfresco dining on the sun deck.

Marvel at the stunning views across the greenery towards the sea in the distance and let the kids get lost in their imagination, as you watch on by with a refreshing beverage.

Goleen is a charming little village on the south-western tip of Ireland, offering a few pubs, shops and other convenient amenities you might require during your stay.

Take a day trip to explore the Blue Flag beach at Barley Cove and the visitor centre at Mizen Head.

There is also golf nearby, as well as horse riding, walking, angling and birdwatching.

Further afield, you can discover the delights of Skibbereen, with its shops, restaurants and pubs, along with the West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

Taste the local produce and admire some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery.

This is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed!

About the location


Barley Cove 4 miles; Schull 10 miles; Skibbereen 24 miles.

The small rural village of Goleen sits on the south-western tip of Ireland, in County Cork. The village offers four pubs, two shops, a petrol station and a fast food restaurant, helping to cater for the tourists who visit the village each year. Just four miles away is the large Blue Flag sandy beach at Barley Cove, while a little further on the visitor centre at Mizen Head is well worth a visit; in a spectacular setting with folded rocks and high cliffs, you can visit the Signal Station, set on an island accessed by an arched bridge, or shelter in the shop, café or exciting exhibitions. Activities in the area include golf, horse riding, walking, angling, sailing, diving, birdwatching and surfing, while further afield the market town of Skibbereen offers a variety of colourful shops, restaurants and pubs. This part of Cork really is the ideal holiday destination with a host of varied activities to appeal to everyone whatever their interests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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