Up River House

Lisheen near Skibbereen, County Cork (Ref. 2858)

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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

Up River House is a south-facing detached house in an outstanding riverside location, tastefully decorated and furnished throughout.

An inviting sun room boasts a large dining table and a warming open fire completes the spacious living area.

With boat hire available, this four-star holiday home is ideal for a relaxing break and a great base for a memorable family holiday.

Note: This is 200 metres from 2857 and together they accommodate 14.


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


  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting area
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, video, stereo/CD player, small library of books
  • 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
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with picnic table
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles
  • 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 market town of Skibbereen boasts colourful shops, restaurants and pubs and along with the fascinating West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome by the town's inhabitants. Skibbereen prides itself on excellent local produce, including local seafood, local meat and bread from its own bakery, as well as weekly country and farmers’ markets. It is also situated at the heart of some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery, with sandy beaches, secluded coves, fast-flowing rivers, lakes, hills and forests, as well as Lough Hyne's nature reserve, all easily accessible for walkers, cyclists and drivers. For the more energetic, there is a superb 18-hole golf course and an indoor sports centre offering a number of activities including tennis, badminton and a fully equipped gymnasium plus sauna. Leap, Union Hall and Rosscarbery are within easy reach, set in picturesque surroundings overlooking the rugged West Cork coastline, and offering many outdoor and water-based activities such as sea kayaking, pedal boating and surfing, as well as adventure golf, not to mention Ballydehob, Baltimore, Glandore, Schull and the beautiful town of Bantry. Further afield but within driving distance is the lively market town of Kinsale - renowned as the “gourmet capital of Ireland” and famous for its food, friendliness and traditional flavour. There are dolphin and whale watching opportunities available in the area and an array of beaches and rugged cliffs, making this a walker's delight and a sunbather's paradise, and the ideal location for discovering this unspoilt area of West Cork.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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