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The Schooner

(Ref. 989134)

Goleen, County Cork Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Schooner, such a beautiful spacious house."

    The kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. It was warm, cosy and very clean. We enjoyed lovely walks in the area and the walk to Goleen village along the path is lovely. We wouldn’t hesitate to return and highly recommend it as a fantastic base for a West Cork break. Thank you very much.

    Thanks so much for your review and delighted you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2024

  • "One shower didn’t work after 4 days as needed new pump unit, located under the bath."

    dishwasher door was faulty so couldn’t use it. Needs more lighting in kitchen. Maintenance man Dan very helpful, dishwasher + shower in bathroom being fixed after we departed on 30th sept 2023. Excellent location

    Huge apologies for the shower - we have had it replaced over the Summer and for some reason the unit has been very problematic. The shower is now in perfect working order. Glad you enjoyed the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Sep 2023

  • "The Schooner is perfect for small travel groups or huger families."

    Upstairs are two double bedrooms and one bathroom including a bathtub and shower, and on the 1st Level are two further rooms with 2 and 1 Beds and another bathroom with shower. There is far enough space to sit together or separate for a while. Outside on the terrasse, you can not only listen to the nearby Atlantic, but you can also have a great view of the clear night sky. It's a fantastic place to find peace and to start the discovery of southern Ireland. Bantry ~ 45 min Killarney ~ 2 h Ring of Beara ~ 1,5 h Cork ~ 1 - 1,5h

    Thanks for your lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed the magical West Cork Property Owner

    Reviewed by Constantin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property and had everything we needed ."

    Amazing views and very relaxing .

    Reviewed by James E5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great house booked it again for May 2024"

    Thanks so much, and for booking again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antoinette4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very large cottage with an extensive garden."

    Plenty of furniture and kitchenware for a family of six with two small toddlers. Well supplied with essentials. Enough rooms for anyone to have quiet times. Lovely views from the cottage veranda. Easy access into the village via a short walk, which avoided roads. Would definitely stay there again and recommend this place.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous house for a stay in West Cork."

    Really comfortable with great space and privacy. The kids loved the big field in front of the house to run around. Great Kitchen and bathrooms clean and new. The planting around the house could be cut back a little as it blocks some of the view from the wonderful deck. We cannot wait to visit again.

    Thanks so much for the feedback and delighted you enjoyed your stay. The gardener will be going in next week to sort out the brambles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jun 2023

  • "We were very happy with this property and would definitely stay again, the location, the comfort, the peace and quiet and the facilities made for a lovely holiday."

    The house is quirky being on 3 levels but I like the way it has all mod cons and still retains the cottage feel. The key box was easy to access but i miss the personal touch of meeting the owner or even getting a call to make sure everything was ok. Access is a bit tight and parking is tricky if you have more than one car. I would strongly recommend giving the grounds some attention the grass was cut but having nettles and brambles encroaching on the shrubs and ivy on the paths and on the decking really takes from the over all experience and your beautiful view is also being blocked to some extent by the overgrowth also the terracotta pots are very neglected. Inside if you dont like windows with no blinds or curtains please be aware that there are at least 7 in this house.Lastly just for added safety I think there should be handles to hold onto in the showers. thanks for a great week looking forward to staying again and I hope you will take my recommendations on board.

    Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your day. Appreciate the comments about the brambles and pots. The gardener is going in next week to sort this out. They grow incredibly quickly at this time of year, and have obviously got ahead of us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic location beautiful house."

    lovely village and superbly friendly locals with friendly hallos. After 3 days travelling we had linen that needed washing. The only place to hangout clothes (other than use the drying facility of the washing machine) was on the airer and there was no iron.......The cushions for the garden furniture are incredibly marked/dirty. We did not see the cleaning crew, so could not pass this information on.

    Thanks for your feedback and glad you liked the house and enjoyed Goleen. There is an iron, ironing board and two bigger air dryers in the porch off the back sitting room. Thanks for letting us know that it's not obvious they are there. We will make sure guests are directed to them in the printed material at the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard Patrick4.1May 2023

  • "Our second time staying at The Schooner and loved it every bit as much as the first."

    Still clean and comfortable, peaceful and relaxing in it's beautiful setting. But the bathrooms are better and the kitchen has more work top space as they have all been done up since our last visit. It is well equipped, we bring two cars each time, park without any problem. We hope to come back again. Thanks

    Thanks Elizabeth, glad you had a good stay and you’re pleased with the work we have done. Hope to see you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just got back from a wonderful stay at The Schooner."

    Wow - what a beautiful house in such a beautiful place. Apparently the owners have just refurbished the bathrooms and kitchen so the facilities are modern up to date and the whole place was spotlessly clean throughout. You can see the Fastnet lighthouse from the window in the master bedroom, there are two sitting rooms and a huge deck looking out over fields an out to the sea. This fabulous house is set in a lovely big garden and there is a path all the way down the land into the village, so it’s quick and safe to get down to Goleen. I couldn’t recommend it more highly, we will definitely be back again this year and next.

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. We're always pleased when people have a good time at The Schooner. Yes the bathrooms and kitchen were new in over the Winter - delighted they met with you approval. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jan 2023

  • "Disappointingly dirty & showing a lack of general maintenance so sadly not a property we will be revisiting."

    The location & views from The Schooner are lovely.

    Thanks for your feedback, we will speak with the cleaning team to understand what may have happened. So sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel1.6Sep 2022

  • "We have booked this cottage for several consecutive years because we can rely on it being immaculately clean and tidy when we arrive."

    The house is lovely with masses of space inside and out and plenty of crockery etc making it easy to decide to go out or cook at home. It is within easy driving of shopping, beaches, whale watching etc. My granddaughter loves it and calls it our holiday home because she feels so comfortable there.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property."

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

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 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 Ian4.4Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 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!

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. We have a new fridge in place now - it is bigger and it keeps everything cold. Apologies that the last one wasn't quite cold enough. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 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 Maria3.4Aug 2021

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

    All else was great about the house.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location for touring the area."

    Beautiful scenery. very relaxing and comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by S4.4Oct 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 Joan5.0Sep 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 Mafalda5.0Mar 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 Steve4.7Oct 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 Rachel5.0Sep 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 Rowena5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic location and house."

    Wonderful views.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8Jun 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 Derek4.7Apr 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 Stephanie4.7Apr 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 Maria4.7Feb 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 Please note: The property is being renovated for 2023
  • Please Note: The property will sleep 6 people from October 2023.

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.

No stag/hen or similar parties.
Please Note: The property will sleep 6 people from October 2023.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas