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1 Closheen Lane

(Ref. 1059531)

Rosscarbery, County Cork Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house in a great setting."

    5 mins walk to the village with pubs and restaurants. A mile or so to the beach with carpark and toilet facilities. A short drive to the larger towns. We had 2 dogs and they were completely safe in the enclosed garden. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2024

  • "* We loved the house and the beautiful garden * Everything we needed was there, except a machine or a french press to prepare our coffee."

    (There is a machine for capsules, but we don't prefer this way to prepare) But this is not a real issue! * Rosscarbery is a wonderful base to explore West-Cork

    Reviewed by Wolfgang5.0May 2024

  • "Enjoyed the area, beautiful beaches nearby, house very clean, and well equipped."

    We found the beds a bit low for ease in getting in and out of, because of a mobility problem on our side. Aside from that, a great place. Thanks to David and Regina for some advice we needed, and having us in their lovely house.

    Reviewed by Ellen4.7Apr 2024

  • "Great stay within walking distance of amenities pubs, restaurants and shop."

    Greta beaches nearby and lots of beautiful walking spots. Cottage was clean and had everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable holiday home close within walking distance of Rosscarbery village."

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    What a wonderfully house and the area was beautiful.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you and your party had a fantastic stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marius5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful house in a great little village!"

    1 Closheen Lane was the perfect place for our stay in County Cork. Immaculate accommodations with all the amenities. Large home with a huge kitchen. Lots of room for the two of us and our two large dogs. The large garden is beautiful and private and fully fenced for the pups. Rosscarbery is a very "walkable" town: great restaurants and pubs steps away from the house. Also a fantastic base for visits further afield. I'd highly recommend 1 Closheen Lane for a holiday stay in County Cork.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed enjoyed your stay and the house met your needs. Rosscarbery is definitely good for restaurants, pubs and there is also a nice cafe close to the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda-lee5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved this house."

    Three adults and one lively medium sized dog . Spotless on arrival. Plenty amenitues for holiday. Bigger than we expected. Garden very secure for our lively dog. We brought her own Tuffi bed for our dog ( over 4 foot long ) which fitted perfectly in the kitchen inside the backdoor so she settled quickly. Perfect location to walk the dog to the Pier and around the Causeway/ Lagoon coming back by the square for coffee and cake. Perfect location for the beautiful coast between Owenahincha and Clonakilty , along by the Galley Head. Also easy access to Glandore, Baltimore and Bantry, and many other beautiful spots if time permitted. Everything we needed and more . Thank You

    Many thanks Helen for the kind feedback. It is a great location and we are pleased that you found the place so clean on arrival and glad that you found the property so pet friendly too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Sep 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay in this lovely and well located house in charming Rosscarbery."

    We thoroughly enjoyed both the house and the beautiful garden. Perhaps directions could be a little more detailed for the final stage of the journey once at Rosscarbery. This would be helpful to UK visitors whose sat nav doesn't recognise Irish postcodes.

    Many thanks for your kind comments. It can be difficult to find the house using a UK Sat nav so we will upgrade the directions! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Well equipped and nicely situated property with a steep climb to the lovely village of Rosscarbery."

    This very clean, well maintained 3 bedroomed cottage has a large garden to enjoy despite some road traffic noise. Ideal for a family with children as the twin room is less suitable for adults.

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.7May 2023

  • "Very pleasant and good value."

    Thank you for your kind comments! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days in Roscarberry."

    1 Closheen Lane was perfect. We particularly enjoyed the fabulous location with a short walk up to the town and over to Warren Beach. House was spotless and lovely and warm. Travelling with a teen meant that the excellent wifi and TV entertainment was a hit for the evenings. Loved the touches including some beautiful art. Beds very comfortable. Lot of space. Large beautifully landscaped garden which must be fabulous in Summer. In short, the house had absolutely everything we needed. We had a few questions before our arrival and host was very responsive and helped with restaurant recommendations and shopping queries. I am definitely coming back and plan to book for Summer. May even think about bringing the dog!

    Many thanks for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Mar 2023

  • "A very attractive cottage, well located within walking distance of the town square."

    The property is very comfortable and quite well equipped. We liked the well kept garden, the convenience of the parking and the privacy at the cottage. We would recommend this property and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Anton4.7Feb 2023

  • "House bitterly cold on arrival."

    Even colder than outside. Owner said house had been closed for 6 weeks, in the middle of winter! - never occurred to him to have someone go in and put the heating on prior to our arrival! I was wrapped in a blanket hours after our arrival as it took that long for the heating system to thaw out the place. Oven filthy, clearly not been cleaned in a very long time. Owner blamed previous guests who stayed over Xmas and new year! Acrid smoke pouring out stinging my eyes, filling the room and smoke alarm going for ages. Had to open door on a cold night to let the smoke out. Also horrible smell from oven. Disgusting. Broken light bulbs, owner said he'd have them replaced for us. Instead someone came in while we were out and moved one bulb from a light and put it in a light with a broken bulb! Couldn't have a proper bath because the bath plug is so old and worn away that most of the water leaks down the plug hole, also water pressure from the bath taps so poor that after 45 minutes of running, still only a couple of inches of lukewarm water in the bath as all the hot water had leaked down the plughole! Shower not much better. Slow trickle of water veering from scalding hot to cold. Both bathroom and en suite shabby and dated. Should both be refurbished

    Thank you for your comments. There is a fully functioning heating system which heats up the house relatively quickly as well as an electric fire in the living room for instant heat. Our usually excellent cleaning team, who cleaned the property the day before, to facilitate your request for early access, did unfortunately miss the oven. They immediately attempted to rectify the issue, however, oven cleaner remained, causing smoke. The oven is now spotlessly clean. The missing light bulbs are specialist bulbs for the bathroom mirror light and hob could not be sourced at short notice. Water pressure was tested and is normal in the bathroom and elsewhere. New drain plugs have been ordered. The electric shower is well known brand and in good working order. Potential guests can use the photos (which are an accurate representation) to view all aspects of the property to gauge if it meets their requirements. As with any house, from time to time, things can go wrong but we always try hard to rectify issues quickly. Apart from the problem with the cooker and bulbs, issues raised were not communicated to us until after you had completed your stay, giving us little chance to rectify. We spend 5/6 weeks every year in this property ourselves and we try maintain high standards so that our guests enjoy their stays as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret1.3Feb 2023

  • "Had a great stay in Roscarbery, Cork."

    The house suited our needs and the living room was so cozy and a great place to be as a family. It was close to everything that we wanted to see and the beach was fabulous. David was very easy to communicate with. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2022

  • "Everything was great."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A nice property in a good location."

    Ideal for the facilities in the village of Rosscarbery. Good pubs and restraunts.Nice pretty garden.We enjoyed our stay. We found the owner very helpful and friendly. We found with five adults in the house, maybe a shower inside the bath would have been helpful. We would stay here again .

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.4Mar 2022

  • "House worked very well for us and our two small dogs."

    The heating especially made the house very cosy for our December stay.

    Reviewed by Grace4.1Dec 2021

  • "Very comfortable house, well equipped and nicely furnished."

    Good location and nice garden.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, house was lovely plenty to do in the local area and owner was incredibly pleasant to deal with."

    Would highly recommend this house

    Reviewed by Emmet5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very good holiday however a bit disappointing that so many of the local ..."

    Very good holiday however a bit disappointing that so many of the local pubs/restaurants only served food at the weekend which we hadn’t expected to be the case

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.4Sep 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking available, for electric car charging please contact the owner
  • Enclosed garden with patio featuring outdoor seating area, and lawned area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: the property has a 3 night minimum stay
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Beach 1 mile

The property

Set in a prominent position in the bustling town of Rosscarbery, 1 Closheen Lane is a fabulous holiday home, perfectly suited to family of five travelling with their beloved canine companions.

Surrounded by the luscious open fields of the County Cork Countryside whilst resting just a pleasant drive away from the the coast, this wonderful retreat offers the very best of Ireland.

As you step inside this attractive dwelling, be welcomed into a pretty country-style kitchen complete with all the necessary appliances for a self-catering stay.

Joining this space is a wonderful dining area with a stylish glass table and chic cream seats, where you can delight in many of your meals whilst indulging in a bottle of bubbly.

Spend your evenings cosied up in the light and contemporary sitting room, keeping yourself warm from the heat of the electric fire as you catch up on all your favourite shows on the Smart TV.

Take the staircase up to the first floor and discover a spacious bedroom with lovely furnishings and an en-suite shower room, as well as a homely twin and a quaint single, together providing room for up to five guests.

Finishing off the interior of the property, you will find a tranquil family bathroom with a large tub where you can soak in the water as you unwind from a fun-filled day exploring the area.

Head out to the well-manicured lawns of the garden and watch as the dogs play freely whilst enjoying a refreshing drink at the patio, basking in the last of the days sun.

Take a walk to the heart of Rosscarbery and enjoy a night on the town with dinner and drinks in some of the finest local restaurants, or grab a takeaway and return to the restful ambiance of your home-away-from-home.

The town has a choice of three high quality restaurants, takeaways and three good pubs, one of which also serves food.

The house is also close to the Celtic Ross hotel which offers a further dining venue.

Venture out onto the waters with an adventurous afternoon at The Lagoon Activity Centre, as you partake in new and exciting watersports such as paddleboarding and Kayaking, or challenge yourself to a go on the inflatable assault course.

You can walk to Warren beach from the house though it's probably a mile.

Warren beach is one of the best beaches in West Cork and is blue flag as well as having lifeguards also.

The pier is used quite a lot for swimming and occasionally fishing.

A walk to the pier in the evening is very pleasant.

There is a coastal path walk between Warren strand and Owenahincha beach which has fantastic views and is very well maintained.

See the Burgatia Standing Stone as you make your way down to the sandy shores of Warren Beach and watch as boats bob happily in Rosscarbery Pier.

Visit Drombeg Stone Circle and Salem Castle, or spend the afternoon at Coppingers Court and Glandore Gardens.

Hop in the car and embark on a scenic journey to the town of Kinsale, home to the 15th-century fortress of Desmond Castle and the 16th-century ruins of James Fort, along with many quirky stores and incredible walking tours for all to enjoy.

Visit Cork, the second largest City in Ireland, and see Cork City Gaol, Red Abbey Tower, Elizabeth Fort and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, or set about on an eerie ghost tour at some of the cities most haunted locations.

Enjoy an animal encounter like never before at Fota Wildlife Park, or fly through the skies at Zipit Forest Adventures.

Uncover the hidden gems of this magnificent country on a holiday at 1 Closheen Lane.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Clonakilty 8 miles; Skibbereen 13 miles.

Situated at the head of a tidal inlet about a mile inland from the sea and located between Skibbereen and Clonakilty, Rosscarbery makes for an ideal holiday destination. Dating back to the 6th century, this sleepy country town was once one of the major European cities and famed as a centre of learning, having previously been a university town. Nowadays it is home to a much smaller population and benefits from a lovely laid back and relaxed atmosphere. There are quaint little shops and good Irish pubs as well as a number of quality restaurants to tempt your taste buds. The town itself is in close proximity to three fine beaches, the nearest of which, Warren Beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag status. Those who enjoy watersports are well catered for and there are great opportunities for walking, cycling and golf nearby.

Please note: For electric car charging please contact the owner.
Please note: the property has a 3 night minimum stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas