Down River House

Lisheen near Skibbereen, County Cork (Ref. 2857)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Ilen Cottages

Skibbereen 7 miles. Two stunning, detached properties in an enviable rural riverbank location on the Ilen Estuary, 15 minutes west of Skibbereen and 15 minutes east of Ballydehob. Both properties offer fabulous views of the water and the nearby islands from every room. The “gateway” to the best sailing off Ireland, the Ilen Estuary is literally on your doorstep so why not hire a boat directly from the owner and explore the nearby islands? The rugged coast is broken up with sandy beaches and fascinating islands, which will delight the whole family as well as the keen sailor. For a more relaxing option, take a cruise to Baltimore and its great restaurant and pub scene.

The property

A charming south-facing detached property on the riverbank near the small village of Lisheen, Down River House has been stylishly decorated and comfortably furnished throughout.

Boasting an open-plan living area complete with stunning views and a welcoming open fire, and with boat hire available, this is a great base for touring the area or relaxing and enjoying the astonishing views.

Note: This is 200 metres from 2858 and together they accommodate 14.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite (shower cubicle, basin and WC), 2 x twin rooms with basin, 1 x single room. Small cot room. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining and sitting area with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire in living area
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV, video
  • Washing machine and dryer in separate utility building
  • Fuel and power charged from meter reading on departure
  • Starter pack of fuel for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Sloping lawned area and patio with garden furniture
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Pub 1.5 miles and shop 1 mile
  • Note: There is direct access to the riverbank from the property and children should be supervised at all times.

About the location


Leap 7 miles; Baltimore 8 miles; Glandore 9 miles; Rosscarbery 12 miles.

The most southerly town in Ireland, Skibbereen market town still retains its local, colourful and friendly fee. Boasting quality local produce, the inhabitants pride themselves on their bread, local meat, fresh seafood and of course the weekly country and famers' markets. Discover the many shops, restaurants and pubs, then stroll on to the fascinating West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Skibbereen is not only the capital of West Cork but the centre of all tourist activities. Be as active as you like, with a superb 18-hole golf course, an indoor sports centre, game and sea angling, coarse fishing, walking and cycling, scuba diving and sites of international archaeological interest. Or relax with dolphin and whale watching opportunities available in the area and an array of beaches and rugged cliffs - a walker's paradise in an unspoilt area of West Cork. It's an ideal base to visit Leap and Rosscarbery, set in breathtaking surroundings overlooking the rugged West Cork coastline, not to mention Ballydehob, Baltimore, Glandore, Schull and the market town of Bantry. Nearby Kinsale is one of Ireland's most picturesque, resorts - renowned as the "gourmet capital of Ireland" and famous for its food, friendliness and traditional flavour.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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