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An Grianan

(Ref. 4043)

Clonakilty, County Cork Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (15)
  • nora (13)
  • great (11)
  • our (10)
  • farm (10)

29 Customer Reviews

  • "A very cosy cottage sited in its own sheltered grounds just a short distance away from the farmhouse of owners Andrew and Nora (not forgetting their friendly labrador, Molly)."

    Thanks again for the gift of eggs, Nora. The rural setting is very peaceful. There is a quiet pub (O’Driscoll’s) at Reenascreena, less than half an hour’s walk away - 5 mins by car. If you’re interested in Irish history then there’s plenty to see - Michael Collins’ birthplace near Sam’s Cross (call in at the man’s former local inn, The Four Alls, afterwards for a pint named after him - “The Big Fella”). The town of Clonakilty is a 15 minute drive away and is where the Michael Collins House Museum is to be found. We had nice meals at O’Donovan’s Hotel on the main street in Clon. Skibbereen Heritage Centre (20 mins or so in the opposite direction) tells the history of The Irish Famine of the 1840s as well as that of nearby Lough Hyne, Ireland’s first marine nature reserve. There are plenty of opportunities to walk in the area if history is not your “thing”. There’s a very relaxed feel to this part of West Cork. People are chatty and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at An Grianan. Alun & Ruth

    Reviewed by Alun5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in this beautiful property, Nora and Andrew were ..."

    We had a wonderful week staying in this beautiful property, Nora and Andrew were very helpful and available if needed The house is well-looked after and has everything you would need , it was clean , comfortable and a beautiful location which allowed us to explore the beautiful area We would highly recommend it and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Located in a quiet and tranquil setting but within easy access of both Rosscarbery and Clonakilty."

    Kitchen was well equipped and beds we’re comfortable. Lovely garden to sit out in . I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property was delightful as being next to a working farm and seeing the cows and baby calves every day."

    The owners Andrew and Nora were very friendly and helpful. And Molly the farm dog was also lovely and friendly. The surrounding views were breath taking especially the walk up the hill that was recommended by Nora.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Many thanks to Nora and Andrew for a wonderful week."

    Lovely cottage in a great setting

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4May 2023

  • "Nice house with spectacular views from the garden!"

    Good spot to explore west Cork! Clonakilty village is few minutes drive away and the ‘model village’ in Clonakilty was a good experience for the kids. We had late booking and our friendly hosts, Andrew & Nora accommodated our very late check-in (Thank you!). Andrew gave us directions over the phone which was great and avoided us going through undesired country roads. The house was clean and warm with two double en-suite bedrooms and a single bedroom downstairs. Well equipped kitchen, good WiFi speed (downstairs), flat screen TV, board games and amazing reading selections for children and adults. Mobile coverage isn’t great but I guess you don’t need it on your getaway break! It’s next to a working farm and we were welcomed with fresh eggs in the kitchen. We had a nice break from the hustle & bustle of city, thanks again Andrew and Nora!

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2023

  • "This cottage is lovely and in such a beautiful location on a dairy farm."

    It's a real home from home. We were given a very warm welcome and were very lucky to see the milking in action, amazing! Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely but very rural, the weather was awful when we were there which didn’t help!"

    ! You need to bring food (bread, milk etc) with you when you’re on your way.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Apr 2023

  • "Thanks for providing such lovely accommodation ;the eggs and fresh milk and we very much."

    Appreciated you meeting us to show us the way when.our arrival was later than anticipated.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well-appointed cottage in lovely secluded location."

    Can't think that anything was lacking (aside from the weather on occasion!). When the sun shone, the sitting-out areas were perfect. Great local lanes for walking and blackberrying. Couldn't fault it. Owners next door but totally unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is just that we needed peace and quiet not to far from all towns the cottage is lovely spacious and clean."

    The cottage is on a working farm but on it's own private land. The owners our really nice people we would be back as soon as we can. Having your own car is good bonus, trips to local beach's and other local land marks.

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely welcome, and helpful tips, from Andrew and Nora."

    Reviewed by Noelle4.7Jun 2022

  • "Nora and Andrew are a lovely couple and we really appreciated all their help and support throughout our stay."

    They were very friendly and answered all our questions. On the first night, quite late, Andrew drove out to meet us and direct us to the property because we are not very good with directions. Nora popped over to advise us on the property and also help us with the dishwasher, which we were unsure about. We identified a problem with the upstairs shower and they arranged for someone to come and fix it. Since the property also has a separate bathroom with a bath and shower attachment, we were still able to have showers before the upstairs one was fixed. As an added bonus, Nora provided us with some fresh eggs from their farm, which were very welcome. The property is excellent and in a wonderful, rural location. It is also dog friendly, which meant it could accommodate our Labrador Retriever. It is an excellent base from which to venture out and experience all the many wonders of County Cork and beyond.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7May 2022

  • "A great cottage, ideal for exploring the beautiful west coast of Ireland"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2021

  • "Nora and Andrew were very friendly hosts, plenty of literature in the house on what to do in the area, the house and garden were very pet friendly, lots of stars to see on the clear nights, lovely and peceful surroundings, Nora left us eggs and freshly dug spuds on our arrival, would definitely recommendend."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by Roger David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved the peaceful setting."

    Nora was a great host and filled us in on nearby walks. It was great to be beside a working farm and to hear the cows being milked. We will be returning there in the near future.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

  • "An Grianan is a beautifully situated cottage in the Clonakilty countryside."

    3 lovely bedrooms and 2 are en-suite which is perfect. There is also a main bathroom on the ground floor. A very spacious living room and kitchen for cosy nights in. The owners Nora & Andrew were perfect hosts and also invited us to watch the cows being milked. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely house in an amazing setting."

    The peace and quiet and the sky at night.Lovely hosts and Molly.a perfect location to base yourself for sightseeing A GREAT holiday Ger/Angie

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2020

  • "Quiet house and landscape"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome and our hosts were great people."

    Nora brought us fresh eggs a few times which was so kind. The house was really nice apart from the furniture being a little uncomfortable in the living room and not many channels working on the TV. The area was stunning and we were able to go see the new born calves next door in the shed. All in all I would recommend it for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway with great walks and beeches and local towns not far away. Oh and a lovely little pub just up the road .

    Reviewed by Brendan4.1Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful setting and Nora was so welcoming."

    We couldn't have asked for more with the peaceful location and stunning property great for a relaxing, chilled week away.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area and it was great to come back to the very comfortable cottage each day."

    We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a great time The cottage was wonderful with friendly hosts who went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves The cottage has everything you need to feel at home."

    We had daily visits from the farm dog, saw milking time, got fresh eggs and enjoyed a little bit of rural paradise You will need a car! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage and owners ensured we had a lovely 2 day break - even though not far away."

    It is a very relaxing place but with the choices of plenty to see and do and with our dog as well. Hopefully will return for longer soon.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a brilliant week staying in this lovely cottage."

    Nora was so lovely and our children loved seeing the cows being milked and playing with Molly, the farm dog. A great base for exploring west Cork.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2018

  • "Although we only needed a cottage for two, we decided to go for something a little larger than we needed."

    We found that this plan worked as we had everything we needed - a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area, stunning countryside and views, close to towns in every direction with pubs for food, the ability to cook in the cottage if we wanted to, good tv channels and friendly owners - not to mention our visitor, Molly, the dog! Visit the Michael Collins House in Clonakilty, the Famine Centre in Skibbereen, the strand a Inchydoney, and the pub looking over the sea in Glandore, and then plan to come back next year to do it all again.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2018

  • "Tranquil area where the cottage was ideal for exploring."

    The owners were informative and knowledgable would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jun 2018

  • "The house was very isolated and could have been cleaner as when we arrived we had to clean up a lot of cobwebs and also in the shower room we had to clean the shower water outlet which was blocked solid with hairs and water was building up in shower."

    As for the location and mileage from Clonakilty and shops Etc. this was completely inaccurate. In all this was a nice two story house situated in a rural farming area with no amenities available within 8 miles either side of the dwelling. Thanks

    Reviewed by Patrick3.1May 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with mixer shower, basin and WC
  • Farmhouse style kitchen with dining area (seats 4) and electric woodburner-effect stove in feature fireplace
  • Sitting room with wooden flooring and doors to patio.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power to be paid from the meter reading at the end of your stay
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and rural views
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Clonakilty 6 miles. An attractive, stone-clad cottage next door to a working dairy farm close to the hamlet of Reenascreena, near Clonakilty, County Cork.

This detached Clonakilty cottage offers spacious, bright accommodation, including an especially appealing kitchen, with dining area and an electric stove in a lovely feature fireplace.

This room is sure to be the heart of your holiday, but you will also enjoy relaxing in the sitting room of this Clonakilty cottage, drifting off to sleep in the spacious, comfortable bedrooms, or dining alfresco in the lawned garden outside.

Guests can also visit the dairy farm next door and watch the milking process.

This part of County Cork has much to enjoy, from the Blue Flag beaches and eateries of Rosscarbery and Clonakilty to watersports, coastal walking and fine golf.

About the location


  • Castlefreke 6 miles
  • Rosscarbery 8 miles

The multi-award winning town of Clonakilty is a place of spires, towers and historic buildings, with pretty, traditional shops painted in bright colours. The picturesque streets and narrow lanes open out into elegant squares bustling with live music and a great selection of eateries to satisfy all tastes. A lively, colourful, thriving town, Clonakilty is home to a Blue Flag sandy beach, and is located close to the popular seaside resort of Inchydoney, where there is a surfing school available, perfect for a fun, family day out. With the West Cork Railway Village, leisure centre, cinema and an abundance of local beaches, Clonakilty is a great family destination, and is a town that knows how to please its visitors. Only 8 miles away lies the town of Rosscarbery, which dates back to the 6th century. Nowadays, it benefits from a lovely laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, with quaint little shops, good Irish pubs and quality restaurants. Rosscarbery is in close proximity to 3 fine beaches, with its own Blue Flag Warren Beach. Those who enjoy water sports are well catered for, and there are great opportunities for walking, cycling and golf.

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