LARGE COTTAGE IN CASTLETOWNSHEND, A SEASIDE VILLAGE NEAR SKIBBEREEN, WITH WIFI.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LARGE COTTAGE IN CASTLETOWNSHEND, A SEASIDE VILLAGE NEAR SKIBBEREEN, WITH WIFI.

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4 bedrooms, 1 with ensuite shower and toilet, plus family bathroom. Sleeps eight

The Phoenix is situated in the beautiful village of Castletownshend on the South West coast of Ireland. The cottage comprises a large hall, a lounge with an open fire (also central heating throughout) and doors to a secluded garden from the dining area. There are four bedrooms. The two bathrooms, (one ensuite) with showers, were renovated in 2010. Bedroom 1 with ensuite shower and toilet has 5' double bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a double bed. Bedroom 4 has 3' wide bunk beds.

The cottage is tastefully furnished. It has slate and wood floors downstairs and new (2013) carpet upstairs. There is a HiFi system with iPod doc, CD/DVD player, and a 32' flat screen TV with all the Irish and British TV and radio channels, and some Satellite channels. The cottage contains a new cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. WiFi has recently been installed..

Pebble beaches are 5 mins walk, sandy beach a 5 mins drive. Village has a shop and two pubs, one with a highly recommended restaurant.

Castletownshend harbour is popular with the sailing community. Mary Ann's Bar and the village shop has many flyers advertising sea and lake fishing, sailing, and whale watching trips. The staff in both places are helpful. Skibbereen has a tourist information office.

The village shop is two doors away from the Phoenix. Fresh food and newspapers are delivered daily.

There are many beautiful walks in the area: coastal, woodland and rural - go from the Phoenix on foot or take the car.

Glandore (10 kilometers away) set in a sheltered bay has two pub/ restuarants where you can sit and admire the view.

Baltimore (20 kilometers away) is lively with restaurants, seasports, pubs and ferries to offshore islands.

The South West attractions of the Mizen Head, Barley Cove, Crookhaven, Glengarriff, Gouganbarra, the Healy Pass and Ahillies, and even Killarney, can be visited in a day. Many stunning gardens and picturesque walks can be visited in these places.

Live music can sometimes be found in Castletownshend village pubs. And regular music sessions are available in Skibbereen, Clonakity, Baltimore and further afield.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have stayed at this property twice. The whole process of booking, arrival, departure etc was very easy, with both the owner and housekeeper being very helpful. The property is as described, with a lovely big living ~/ dining room in particular, and is generally well equipped. The garden and patio are simple, but well maintained and lovely on sunny days.
Aug 2012
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I bought this house during a wet week one summer in Ireland soon after I returned to England from working abroad for 4 years. I currently live with my husband in London, where I grew up. I retired 6 years ago from the Financial Services industry and have just completed a B.A. in History.

Mrs Gibson (email or mobile) or Mrs Cleary (phone) purchased this cottage in 1989

I started coming to my grandmother's house in the country area around Castletownshend when I was 8 years old and have visited almost every year since. Since buying the Phoenix my husband and I come several times a year, often bringing friends and family.

We love the unique character of Castletownshend, its history, the village community, friendly neighbours, a shop two doors away, great pubs and excellent restaurant; and a 2 minute walk to 3 beaches or quays in the village. We do a lot of walking in the area, just following paths on the O.S. maps or using walking guides from the Tourist Office.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10489
+353 (0)28 36203
Skibbereen County Cork
Cardiff-By-The-Sea,Calif. USA
5

Fishing Village Cottage

  • 5 of 5
With my son,daughter-in-law and niece, I spent a wonderful week in Castletownsend, mid-way through our three week vacation. The location was a perfect base for our explorations of Cork and Kerry Counties, yet far enough away from crowded tourist locations to allow us to feel part of the friendly neighborhood. We all really appreciated the feeling of belonging, which made the visit a lot of fun.
While planning for this summer's trip to Ireland, we all agreed that the owner described a property and area that would be a perfect answer to our diverse preferences.
The "cottage" exceeded our expectations. The large home offered every amenity and both the owner and local property agent were very easy to work with. The nearby pubs and small store would have made it possible to spend the entire week in the village without leaving had we not been a more adventurous group with a need to explore as much as possible.
While sharing trip photos with friends and relatives, most askd how we found such a chaming place and I recommended a visit to the website.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10489
+353 (0)28 36203
Skibbereen County Cork
5

Wonderful find - holiday heaven

  • 5 of 5
The Pheonix is fabulous - we found it clean and well equipped. Next door to the shop, near pubs - a central location to explore the village and coast. It's really spacious with a lovely bright and airy feel to it.

Fabulous for cooking and dining as the kitchen is so well kitted out. We really utilised all the space - big cooking and dining, then evenings spent in the lounge area for music, reading or games.

The patio off the dining area opens onto a big secluded patio and beyond a raised lawned garden. We used the garden most days and enjoyed some great BBQs.

The reception room has tons of space for coats, boots, washing and drying, we had children with us, and had plenty of room to spread out!

Our boys played and read in their bedrooms while we made dinner. Lovely fresh rooms, simply decorated, with the Comfiest of beds - I loved having an ensuite off the main bedroom.

We founds loads of local walks, loved Skibereen - (the nearest town) with good pubs, shops, cafes, etc. Lots of local live music and things to see and do.


This house will be really cosy in Autumn or Winter, l can just picture lighting the fire and nestling down in the lounge after a long walk for a cosy evening in.

Mmmmmm I wonder if The Pheonix is free for Christmas? I Can't wait to visit again - I could move in and stay forever
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. Yes it I free for Christmas ( and New Year) in 2013 as we cannot be there this year, which is a shame for us.
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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10489
+353 (0)28 36203
Skibbereen County Cork
5

Holiday in Castletownshend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for four nights and couldn't have asked for a more pleasant weekend. The location was fabulous for a nice break away from the hustle bustle of city life. The local pub (Mary Ann's) is a five minute walk away and they serve the best meals (fresh local seafood). The other pub (Lil Mccarthy's) is only two minutes. The locals are so friendly.

We went for a walk to several beaches and there is an abundance of sightseeing drives all along the coast including boat rides to the islands.

The town of Skibereen is only 8km away with several shops and eating establishments.

The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and all the amenities of
home. I definitely give this one of my best holiday destinations and would go back and recommend it to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
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+353 (0)28 36203
Skibbereen County Cork
5

A most wonderful home in Castletowsend

  • 5 of 5
I have had the privilege of staying in this fantastic house over the past 20 years. It is a much loved and cared for second home, which reflects in the excellent standard of furnishing and fittings. Cosy central heating and the open fire enhance the warm reception the house has, whatever the season. The open plan living area lends itself admirably to the many long dinner parties, or the inevitably lazy morning breakfasts.
Ideally situated in one of the most beautiful villages in Ireland, it is a short(hill) walk to the wonderful bar and restaurant called Mary Anne's, run by the legend that is Fergus!
The coastline is absolutely stunning and the oft refreshing breeze blowing away the cobwebs and lifting the soul.
A jewel in the crown of SW Cork.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - that's a great review and sums up the house and area perfectly. Thank you.
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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10489
+353 (0)28 36203
Skibbereen County Cork
4

Phoenix

  • 4 of 5
I can strongly recommend a holiday staying at this lovely welcoming property in Castletownsend. Situated conveniently for local facilities, two great pubs, the quay and the castle. A confortable, modern and yet character - filled property, you will enjoy your time here. Well stocked kitchen, two bathrooms and a large dining/living area, the Phoenix is the ideal place to stay for a holiday in County Cork. Local inhabitants are friendly and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village near Skibbereen, with WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10489
+353 (0)28 36203
Skibbereen County Cork
Milton Keynes UK
5

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a week in the the cottage. It is a great place to stay, we where very comfortable there. The village is great with some very nice pubs, more like front rooms of someone's house that a pub! No problems with running out of bread, milk etc, as the village shop is two doors down!
We travelled via the Swansea - Cork Ferry, which suited us as it is overnight both ways, the only point on the ferry - take cash, they had lots of problems with the PDQ machines both ways.
The cottage is highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Cork
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Cork
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Cork
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
in village
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
In village
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Skibbereen
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
In village
Car: recommended

The 52 mile drive from Cork ferry or airport takes approximately one and half hours on the main N71 road. The drive passes through beautiful countryside and lovely Irish towns and villages, such as Clonakilty and Ross Carbery. A longer drive can be taken along the coast visiting Kinsale and beautiful Irish seaside bays and inlets such as Glandore.

Castletownshend is the most Anglo Irish village in Ireland with the best sheltered harbour in West Cork. It's origins date back to the 17th century so fine Georgian houses are mixed with stone cottages. It has retained a village atmosphere with a shop and two pubs, one of which serves excellent meals. There is a public tennis court and children's playground within a 3 minute walk from the Phoenix. There are three separate quays within a 5 minute walk, all with beach access to the sea. Larger sandy beaches are 2 miles away.

Castletownshend, including the Phoenix, is now on Google StreetView.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Skibbereen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 7
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
Rate 8
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€500
 
 
Rate 9
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Sat,Sun
€450
 
 
Rate 10
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€500
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Sat,Sun
€450
 
 
Easter to May
Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€500
 
 
June
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€550
 
 
July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
Early August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
Late August
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
September
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €30
Notes There is a 10% surcharge on the above rates for more than 6 people.

Rates include bed linen, towels, and cleaning. If you supply your own towels and bed linen there is a 50 euro reduction in the total fee.
Electricity, and oil (for the central heating) are metered and must be paid for at departure.

There is a 30 euro surcharge for people bringing a dog, to cover additional cleaning.
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Amenities

Amenities

Skibbereen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated 2010
    Ensuite - toilet , shower , Renovated 2010
  • There is no toilet on the ground floor. There are two toilets in the upstairs bathrooms. The hot and cold water in the showers work from the mains pressure which is the equivalent to a power shower. Bathrooms were renovated in 2010.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master/ ensuite - 1 queen , 5ft wide
    Double - 1 double
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Bunks - 2 twin/ single , 3ft wide
  • New carpet installed in bedrooms and landing in 2013.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Music Library
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is no toilet on the ground floor. There are toilets in both the upstairs bathrooms. A high chair can be provided on request. There is a public phone box right outside the house, however, most mobile phones work in this area.
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