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Caola Nua

(Ref. 20174)

Kilcrohane, County Cork Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "It was all immaculate and we had a wonderful week with good weather."

    As the owner knows the second ‘bathroom’ is a tiny shower room which she cannot improve and should perhaps not be advertised as a bathroom. The scenery is spectacular and the peninsula is gorgeous and the house is beautiful,

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Jul 2023

  • "A bit of a strange one,owner met us when we arrived and gave us lots of does and don'ts including which bins to put items in,the mattress in the en-suite bedroom is orthopedic,very hard on my bad hips,there are cupboards locked with padlock and chain(like they dont trust anyone),the en-suite needs an upgrade,the shower is from the 1970s and the fan above the shower sounds like a plane taking off,owner lives behind the cottage which makes you feel a bit "watched" and on the morning of checkout,she first of all went through all the bins outside with a fine tooth comb and found some "spanners" in one of them and told my son it is abuse,,we never put spanners in the bin and cannot think of anyone who would bring spanners from the uk,just to dump in someones bin?"

    ? they were AF spanners when the uk use metric spanners(strange) and i thought 86 euro for 2 weeks electric was extortionate when we never turned the hot water or heating on and was out almost every day from early morning untill 9 or 10 at night,no wifi and about 10 chanels on the tv,not our best stay in ireland and it was soured by being accused of something so trivial.

    I am very disappointed to receive this negative feedback. I meet and greet all my guests to introduce them to the house to ensure they have a pleasant stay. This house is a relatively new build and rated as 5 star. I would suggest you look at some of the previous reviews given. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shane2.8Jun 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    We turned up to freshly baked cakes and some homemade Jam. The perfect start. Eleanor showed us around and took the time to let us know about the area and gave some top tips. The house was spotless and as described. Plenty of room and with everything that we required. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2023

  • "Such a joy to have spent a week with Eleanor."

    Perfect house, location and host. One week was not long enough.

    David and Angeleen it was an absolute pleasure having you in Caola Nua on such a special week. Thank you for the very respectful manner in which you left the property, it made the cleaning job very easy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really comfortable lovely host only downside was neither of the showers very powerful"

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Aug 2022

  • "Eleanor was a fantastic host."

    The property was spotless and well taken care of. 'Chance' was an absolute blessing! Would definitely return. Most relaxing place to get away from work pressures. Many thanks Eleanor

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "Caola Nua is a large, wonderful, quality home in an outstanding location, with amazing views and marvellous walks right on the doorstep and a very lovely and helpful owner, who brought me home made bakes (twice!"

    ). I enjoyed my stay immensely, including cooking in the luxury large oak kitchen while looking at hills and cows on one side and the sea on the other. It cannot get better than this! I would definitely recommend this holiday home - but maybe not in the deepest winter if you are used to a permanently warm house and not used to paying extra for heating and electricity (although I completely understand that that's the way most holiday renting is going).

    Reviewed by Birgit5.0Jan 2022

  • "This house is set in a beautiful rural setting, yet close to all you could need."

    The house is so comfortable, cozy and clean to a level I've not experienced in any rental before. The host was so welcoming and helpful! Looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Eleanor was an excellent host."

    The house is very comfortable and in a beautiful location. The most relaxing week I have spent in many years.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "What made the experience extra special was the lady Eleanor who owed the house."

    She was so welcoming and checked to see we were ok. Left in freshly baked scones too.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Caola Nua was lovely, very quiet,very roomy, and beautiful views over Dunmanus Bay."

    There were only the two of us, my husband and myself, but even for six, there would have been plenty of room. Eleanor, the owner, is a lovely lady, very helpful, and her little dog was a frequent visitor during our stay. By the end of our twelve day holiday we felt really at home there, and were sorry to leave. i am a keen photographer, and the Sheep's Head Peninsula was full of stunning views, absolutely perfect for me! The area was very quiet at this time of year, but I understand, even in the summer, it never gets too busy.

    Reviewed by Jimmy5.0Oct 2019

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous week staying Caola Nua situated in a beautiful location overlooking the sea."

    The house was spacious and every window took advantage of the beautiful views which we couldn’t get enough of. The owner of the house is a lovely lady who made us feel very welcome, she left a home made apple pie and scones with jam to greet us on our arrival. We had daily visits from her little dog who was great company. We couldn’t fault the house or the area and would recommend it to anyone who wants a complete switch off from the world, you can’t help but relax here, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2019

  • "Eleanor made us very welcome & greeted us with scones & an apple pie."

    The cottage was in an excellent location with beautiful views across the bay. The loop walks on the Sheepshead peninsula were well signed and gave plenty of options.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "The bungalow was beautiful, the owner Eleanor made us very welcome ."

    Warm and comfortable . Shame we had to leave .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The best thing was the owner's warm welcome."

    She even baked us an Apple pie and scones, and was waiting for us on our arrival. The cottage was in a fabulous location with great sea views and an excellent restaurant nearby as well as a village shop and pub. We appreciated the outside seating and the lovely sun room. Inside everything was immaculate and spacious. We would recommend the area for walking and cycling and for visiting places like Bantry, Ballydehob, and Glengariff. Overall, it was excellent value.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owner of this property couldn't be more friendly and helpful, had a bottle of wine and home made apple pie left for us, amazing holiday."

    Reviewed by Erich5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Summer room.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to front with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk. Fuel and power is charged as per a meter reading on arrival and departure by the owner and payable directly to the owner

The property

A beautiful detached cottage boasting stunning views, located close to the village of Kilcrohane, County Cork.

This superbly appointed Kilcrohane cottage features ground floor accommodation that exudes a warm and homely atmosphere.

The spacious kitchen is ideal for cooking up a delicious meal for friends and loved ones before retiring to the cosy sitting room to unwind and relax.

Alternatively, why not spend a moment with a good book in the summer room where you'll find it hard not to be distracted by the glorious views.

This Kilcrohane cottage has flexible sleeping arrangements with two double rooms (one with an en-suite) and a twin room all finished with quality furnishings to make you feel at home.

Outside this Kilcrohane cottage is a spacious garden area where the children can play in safety and you can truly appreciate the stunning surroundings in this spectacular part of County Cork.

The village of Kilcrohane sits on the Sheep's Head Peninsula which is renowned for its many walking and cycling trails, so you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery before visiting one of the local taverns and enjoying an evening of traditional Irish music.

This area is also famed for the glorious coastline, with safe swimming available as well as excellent fishing opportunities.

Further afield, visit the towns of Bantry and Glengarriff with their wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and a day trip to the Ring of Kerry is a must.

With something for everyone, your Kilcrohane cottage is the perfect choice for your next Irish break.

About the location


Bantry 15 miles.

The lively and vibrant village of Kilcrohane is located south west of Durrus as you head towards the end of the Sheep's Head Peninsula, in County Cork. The village takes its name from the Church of St. Crohan founded in the 8th century. The crystal clear waters at the coast of Kilcrohane are exceptional, and provide a great place to swim and explore all of the hidden caves dotted about, while those who prefer to stay on land can enjoy the Sheep’s Head Way and traverse some of its 60 miles of trails. As well as fantastic land and sea scenery, Kilcrohane also has a wonderful traditional music scene, and plays host to the music festival Ceoil on the Coast each year, so no matter what you’re looking for on your Irish getaway, Kilcrohane has something for everyone!

Please note: Fuel and power is charged as per a meter reading on arrival and departure by the owner and payable directly to the owner.

Please note: The property only accepts bookings over 5 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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