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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely brilliant property with everything one needs and the host is amazing."


    Reviewed by Eamon5.0Apr 2024

  • "The house was great, and the hospitality was amazing!"

    Jane Ann’s thoughtfulness and attention to set absolutely made our holiday.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing break in this beautiful cottage."

    Everything you want and more for a holiday. The host was so kind and welcoming. We were very spoilt. We highly recommend this place. Thank you Jane Ann from two very grateful kiwis.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was as described."

    Jane-Anne was so generous with all the goodies that she left for us. Definitely the best we have ever had! It was great to be able to eat in the light and spacious conservatory. Masses of outside space with plenty of garden furniture. Well equipped and quiet situation located conveniently for Skibbereen and various coastal villages and bays "Simply the best!!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is set just outside Skiberreen in the beautiful rolling hills of County Cork."

    It's easy to find and has everything you need. The sun lounge is the perfect place to watch the local cows and sheep. But what sets this place apart is the host: she is very helpful without being intrusive and provided us with an amazing welcome pack. All in all, a very relaxing and civilised place.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Raheen."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved eating in the conservatory enjoying beautiful views over the countryside. The cottage is in a great location for visiting various locations around stunning West Cork. The hosts were fantastic. I’ve never known hospitality like it!

    Reviewed by Katie4.4Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at Raheen was perfect, we had everything that was needed in the house and it was only 5 minute drive into skibbereen, and Jane Ann and her family were lovely genuine people, I have never had such a warm welcome for a holiday home before, Jane Ann went above and beyond to make us feel right at home and I am already looking forward to going back there."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2023

  • "Jane Ann and John are very accommodating hosts who go beyond what is expected."

    From the warm welcome on arrival, to the warm scones on Saturday morning, this is truly a lovely place to stay. There is everything one could need for a holiday- the bungalow is very well equipped and Jane Ann will ensure that guests have anything extra that they require. From the bungalow there is easy access to the beaches at Tragumna and Tralispeen, to the sailing hub in Baltimore and the Sheep’s Head, Mizen and Beara peninsulas with their stunning scenery. We have already booked for our third visit next year!

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "Raheen is a lovely cottage situated in an excellent spot for exploring the stunning south west coast of Ireland."

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The nearby town of Skibbereen provided for necessary shopping as well as having an interesting Heritage museum. Our delightful host was most welcoming and we really appreciated her generosity. We would certainly highly recommend Raheen.

    Thanks Catherine. Really Appreciated your Kind Comments . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellently equipped and maintained bungalow Awesome, generous, friendly ..."

    Excellently equipped and maintained bungalow Awesome, generous, friendly hosts SIMPLY THE BEST Self Catering property that we have been to (and that's quite a lot)

    Thanks so much Tony & Catherine. It was a pleasure To Have Such A lovely Couple as Our Guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2023

  • "Logement parfait, très propre et chaleureux !"

    Accueil exceptionnel, discret et attentionné. Nous recommandons !

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "Raheen is an extremely clean and comfortable bungalow with many thoughtful extras provided that helped to make our holiday very special."

    Jane Ann had left us a beautifully laid table to welcome us with scones and jam and so many other goodies and food for our stay in the fridge that was such a treat on arrival. We could just unpack, relax and enjoy our holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Oct 2022

  • "We were so pleased with this lovely spacious but cosy holiday home and of course the Irish countryside can't be beat."

    We have stayed in Ireland before and we know the people are some of the most caring in the world but the owner of this holiday home is the nicest and most generous we have ever met. We were absolutely staggered at the wonderful welcome we had, it was so fantastic and also the little caring actions during our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2022

  • "We couldn't recommend this cottage or the welcome by Jane-Ann highly enough."

    The location is perfect for visiting towns and beaches along the Atlantic Way. Standing outside the house looking up at a sky dense with stars and no light interference is a memory we'll hold onto forever. Everything you could want is available including bbq, beach chairs, toiletries. We arrived late in the evening. Jane-Ann contacted us to make sure we had good directions and to let us know there was plenty of food in the fridge. She had prepared salads, cold meats, breads, wine, beer, cider, milk and a birthday cake for me! She had also left fresh flowers, a birthday card, fruit and chocolates. She then made us fresh warm scones on our first and last morning. She was helpful throughout with suggestions and ideas for visits and so kind and friendly. We honestly were overwhelmed by her generosity. The property was clean, comfortable, well maintained, easy to find with beautiful views and a garden.

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Aug 2022

  • "The expression “a home away from home “ is often used but this is genuinely that."

    A wonderful experience that made our holiday truly memorable!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2022

  • "We arrived at Raheen on a wet late afternoon to find food for our tea in the fridge along with 2 bottles of wine and a plate of homemade scones and jam."

    The bungalow is comfortable and was clean and welcoming. I loved sitting in the sun room with views out over the fields. Beds were comfortable and Jane Ann had told us to take anything extra we needed from the hot press.Jane Ann made us scones on 2 other occasions. Nothing too much trouble for her. If Inwere dow that area again I would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2022

  • "Jane Ann O’s a wonderful host."

    The house was nice and cozy upon our arrival and there were many personal touches that she provided that were best in class. We look forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Jane Ann made us most welcome,we arrived late,3 big plates of salad 3deserts all ..."

    Jane Ann made us most welcome,we arrived late,3 big plates of salad 3deserts all sorts of beer and wine,whats not to love,10 minutes drive to skibbereen Aldi lidl shops,lots of very good restraunts Love to go back in the future Wha a host Vincent

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0May 2022

  • "We had a short but wonderful stay in Raheen."

    Very clean, comfortable, plenty of room, nice views. Everything you need is present and even more. Our host, Jane-Ann is lovely and very generous and hospitable. She made us a lot of food because we arrived later in the evening with a good bottle of wine. The neighborhood is quiet, very nice with lovely villages around. We Dutch hated the small Irish roads and fast drivers but that's how it is. In summary a place that we very much can recommondate.

    Reviewed by Piet5.0May 2022

  • "A clean, comfortable and well equiped bungalow well situated for visiting West Cork with plenty to do and see in the area and not too further afield."

    Our host was very friendly and welcoming with sandwiches and cake on our arrival with goodies in the fridge too. The property has an open fire and with plenty of blocks available it was very cosy in the evenings. I would highly recommend this accommodation for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday in this scenic corner of Ireland."

    Raheen is in an ideal location for touring . The house was very comfortable and we were pleasantly surprised by the sandwiches and cake provided on arrival by Jane Ann as well as other goodies !!! She was most helpful and we would definitely return if we visit this area again.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2022

  • "More than happy with our accommodation and the welcome we got from the owners ."

    Reviewed by Bernard3.8Oct 2021

  • "Our hostess was really amazing."

    We were provided with a meal in the oven when we arrived after a long journey, and two others in the freezer and also a food and drinks hamper which exceeded all our expectations. There was also a fire burning. Throughout our stay she was unobtrusively supportive and also left scones and cake on 4 occassions for us. Amazing hospitality which made our stay very memorable.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Raheen holiday home."

    The house was located in a beautiful setting. It was spacious and very well equipped. Jane Anne was close by in the event of any queries. She was a delight to meet and generously delivered toys, activity books on a rainy day. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2021

  • "Host was just amazing in all respects so kind and thoughtful and lunch that was provided on arrival was amazing."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "With very short notice I was able to book and stay in a beautiful cosy house with a lovely garden ."

    It is warm clean comfortable house in a great location with everything there for me.Safe and easy access with plenty room for a couple of cars to park. A great welcome by the host with abundance of food and drink that nearly lasted me the week .Thanks a million for a great break.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Nov 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable stay here."

    The welcome from Jane Anne was second to none. A beautiful fire burning in the grate, beautiful sandwiches in the fridge also scones, wine, beer, and lots of goodies. Jane Anne went over and above even giving us a goodie bag to bring home as we didn't have time to have tea and scones with her before we left. We would definitely recommend this holiday cottage

    Reviewed by Eilish5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our hostess was extremely heplful and thoughtful."

    She provided us with a lovely lunch on arrival and also provided us with a dinner on the first day as she knew we would be too tired to cook. The house was lovely, everything you would need and lovely scenerary. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Oonagh5.0Aug 2020

  • "The welcome we received from our hosts was absolutely brilliant."

    Scones, cakes, wine and even better, a warm , friendly face. First class.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hosts were excellent and the hospitality exceeded expectations."

    Thank you very much, we could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Bracken5.0Dec 2019

  • "Nice and beautiful place for family."

    Great place to meet friends for BBQ.

    Reviewed by Mariss5.0May 2019

  • "Etant une PMR j'avais demandé la hauteur du seuil de la porte principale et celle de la véranda, on m'a dit 3 à 5 cm et en fair c"était 15 et 18 cm, ce qui m'a occasionné quelques soucis."

    En dehors de cela cette location est parfaite, magnifique véranda au toit en bois cheminée très bien aussi. La propriétaire est très chaleureuse et fournit un pack de bienvenue généreux avec un plus : une assiette de mini sandwichs au jambon, très agréable attention après la route. Beaucoup de petites villes à proximité et les péninsules et si c'est pour la période d'Halloween, ne manquez pas le village de Peal très joliment décoré pour cette fête. Je recommende vivement cette location.

    Reviewed by Evelyne4.7Oct 2018

  • "Excellent choice of cottage."

    Superb welcome pack and very welcoming friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2018

  • "Welcome pack was unexpected & excellent."

    House was very comfortable, spacious & clean Kitchen equipment was not quite of the same standard as the rest if the bungalow. Owners were very friendly & made us feel very welcome, we would most definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2018

  • "A great house in a great location for discovering West Cork."

    Owner was extremely welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Nous avons passé un sejour de rêve."

    La maison est tres belle,bien placé propriétaire est adorable et chaleureuse.Elle avait préparé des sandwichs et des scones pour notre arrivée,attention touchante et amicale.Nous y reviendrons.flaborde

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2018

  • "The welcome was really outstanding."

    There was a full tea on the table which included sandwiches, scones and cake and there was a bottle of wine in the fridge in addition to milk and butter. Jane Anne was very attentive and very welcoming. The conservatory was very comfortable and from the windows there was a full panorama of sloping fields in which lived 90 cows. The view was amazing and kept us fascinated for a week with the daily routine of the cows and the farm opposite. We loved the cottage and the area and had a full week doing the "Wild Atlantic Way" from Glengarriff to Tramore... This completed our mission to do the whole route from north to south over four weeks in four years. If we were to return anywhere it would be to Raheen.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very friendly owner of cottage very helpful nothing was to much for them perfectly situated"

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4May 2018

  • "The property was really a home away from home and the owners of the property really gave us a warm welcome."

    West Cork is a great part of the country to visit with loads to do and see which made the holiday very special for us.

    Reviewed by Eoin4.4Jul 2017

  • "Great welcome roaring log fire plate of lovely sandwich and mince pies love this bungalow"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2016

  • "Lovely place beautiful scenery so relaxing and quite cottage well equipped owner ..."

    Lovely place beautiful scenery so relaxing and quite cottage well equipped owner very friendly delicious scones on arrival will be going back

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 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, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 4) and sitting area (seats 5) with open fire
  • Utility
  • Conservatory (seats 4) with dining area (seats 6).
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with multi-channels, Netflix, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent Apr - Oct inclusive, €25 supplement Nov - Mar inclusive, payable direct to owner
  • Starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front
  • Enclosed patio to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Beach 4 miles
  • Note: Babysitting available by arrangement.Please note : The charging of electric cars is with the consent of the owner

The property

Castletownshend 2 miles.

Situated just a short drive outside the vibrant market town of Skibbereen and the coastal village of Castletownshend in West Cork is this cosy, detached cottage.

This Skibbereen cottage has been decorated throughout to offer a home-away-from-home for you and your loved ones.

With three comfortable bedrooms throughout, and one with the added luxury of an en-suite shower room, a good night’s sleep is sure to be had by all.

The open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area with sliding door to side patio and sitting area offers a cosy and social space to spend time with your friends and family, eating, drinking and relaxing by the fire.

On those sunny afternoons, why not spark up the barbecue and enjoy some alfresco lunch while the children play happily in the garden?

The colourful town of Skibbereen is one of the most popular destinations in West Cork, with an abundance of traditional pubs, fantastic places to dine and some of Cork’s most stunning scenery, including secluded sandy beaches, nature walks and rugged seascapes.

The town is also home to the weekly farmers’ market where you can browse, try and buy some of the local produce to take home with you.

Also within easy reach of your Skibbereen cottage are the picturesque villages of Castletownshend, Glandore and Schull, which offer a delightful afternoon out where you can admire the boats, try out the catch of the day and soak up the culture.

Other attractions within easy reach include an 18-hole golf course, the Arts Centre and the Skibbereen Heritage Centre, nature reserves and endless walking and cycling routes that encompass the beautiful scenery of West Cork.

Come and discover West Cork at this charming Skibbereen cottage!

About the location


Skibbereen 6 miles.

Castletownshend is a coastal village near Skibbereen in County Cork. The village is built up around the 17th century castle, with the quayside and harbour also attractive focal points of the village. There is an Egon Ronay restaurant, Mary Anne’s, and a church with beautiful stained glass. A few miles down the road, the town of Skibbereen offers plenty of shops and restaurants, the West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre. There is also a good golf course, and an indoor sports centre. A terrific base for enjoying this part of Cork.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas