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Graham Shenton

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Graham Shenton

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COTTAGE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Skibbereen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering house sleeps 6, cottage 4 large garden children, pets welcome

The architect designed Bauhaus style house features a large front, a sheltered side patio and a paved terrace roof,all with wonderful views over the water. The open plan entrance, dining and living areas have counter top connection to a galley kitchen. One large double and two twin bedrooms have french door access to the front patio equipped with luxurious furniture providing a relaxing place to enjoy the clean air, breath-taking scenery and local birds,seals and fish.

The restored 18century farm cottage provides charming accommodation for 4. Its beamed open plan first floor contains dining,living and kitchen areas all of which enjoy the same views over the water as the house. Downstairs are two bedrooms a bathroom, a utility room and a private front patio for the cottage.

Although literally right on the water both properties are sheltered and enjoyable at all seasons of the year. They share a well maintained one acre garden filled with local and semi-tropical plants.

Further Details of Possible Local Activities : Excellent walking is available eg cliff top, rain-forest above Lough Hyne, Iron Age Fort Knock Drum above Castletownsend,etc. There are undisturbed archaeological sites, including ancient copper mines, Stone Tumuli eg Drombeg stone circle. Excellent local bird and whale watching.

Bicycles can be rented in Skibbereen, the quiet local roads are ideal for cycling. Try the trail above Loch Hyne

Boat trips are available for fishing and whalewatching. Good salmon and trout fishing in season.

A local kayak school teaches kayaking to all levels.

There are diving and sailing schools in Baltimore(10 miles). A ferry runs from Baltimore to Clear Island.

Golfers, Skibbereen has an excellent 18 hole course.There are also well know courses at nearby Glengarriff, Dunmore,Clonakilty and the Old Head of Kinsale. Many local gardens are open to visitors and the area is a paradise for photographers and artists because of the clean air and superb light. Local guides can be introduced

Available by Car: A great many places of scenic interest are within easy reach. East the coastal inlets are attractive and exploring the small local roads is rewarding. Small places can be found for refreshments. eg Unionhall and Glandore are within 30-45 minutes. West the road to Mizen Head takes you through places such as Ballydehob, Schull, Crookhaven and Goleen. This road leads to the site of Marconi`s first radio transmission across the Altantic. North Bantry Bay and Bantry House are only 40 minutes by car and well worth seeing. 10 miles past Bantry is Glengarriff where you can take a ferry to the delightful Garnish Island Gardens. Glengarriff is also the entry point to the beautiful Beara peninsular. Alternatively from Glengariff you can travel due north to Kenmare, the Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry. There are also a good number of artists and craft workers in the area whose studios can be visited. Details at the Tourist Office in Skibbereen

Activities and Guest Comments : Many activities including seaching for ancestors are available through local guides and tours. Let us know your interests and we will either put you in touch with a them or make arrangements for you.

Horse riding is available in Rosscarbury and there are local Spas and beauticians to pamper you.

One Italian guest who arrived late at night and only saw the view from his bedroom window in the morning, came into breakfast and said 'They said I would be staying in a nice place,but no-one told me it would be paradise!'

Many people have arrived in Traharta stressed with pressures of work etc. and found that somehow things get into perspective just sitting on the front patio and taking everything in.

More Details

Details for Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A complete restoration of a traditional Irish farm cottage has produced this most delightful modern accommodation of great charm and character. A careful design of the living areas has produced a spacious feel with good natural lighting and heating. The living and dining areas on the first floor enjoy lovely views over the Traharta strand, its sheltered bay and the many nearby Islands. The glass panneled front door to this area allow the views to be enjoyed from inside while the balcony provides a vantage point outside. The fully fitted kitchen is neat and spacious and a fireplace with a Morso stove provides a focal point for the open plan beamed upstairs area. Downstairs are two snug sleeping rooms each equipped with two comfortable single beds each. The modern bathroom contains a bath and shower and the utility room is equipped with a modern washing machine and dryer.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Graham Shenton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Graham Shenton

Graham and Cecilia Shenton live in Swindon, Wiltshire in the UK. Graham grew up in Australia and spent his working life in electronics in Australia, Europe and the USA. Cecilia is a physiotherapist who still practices on her patients who can manage to get up to her treatment room in the attic.

Graham Shenton purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Graham Shenton chose Skibbereen

We were staying with friends in Castletownshend and saw Traharta for the first time one wet Saturday morning. We walked down the steps from the car park to the rocks, looked at each other and said, 'we`ve not seen the house yet, but we`re going to buy it'. We`ve never regretted it.

What makes this cottage unique

Location to die for. Difficult to appreciate until have been there, but just amazing at all times of the year.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Skibbereen County Cork
4

Beachside cottage in West Cork

  • 4 of 5
We loved our week in this cosy cottage by Traharta beach. Had a very warm welcome by the caretaker, the property was very clean and well equipped. Great base for touring West Cork, those who like water sports, walking and enjoying the pubs and restaurants in Skibbereen. Fantatsic views to the beach and big skies, a little disappointing that the weather did not allow much use of the patio.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17860?uni_id=91688
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Skibbereen County Cork
5

Location location location

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful location right next to beach - we swam and snorkelled in clear water every day. Comfortable cottage with all mod cons, also well stocked shops only a 15 minute car ride. Highlights of holiday - whale watching with Colin Barnes from Reen Pier (saw Minke and Fin whales) and Mizzen Head cliff views.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17860?uni_id=91688
+44 -(0)1793 644067
Skibbereen County Cork
5

A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We are just back from our holiday in Traharta Cottage.
The cottage was just perfect and very well equipped for all our needs. The views over the Atlantic were magnificent. Both children and our dog had great freedom to roam the stoney beach, the sandy cove and the rocky cove and being able to see them kayaking and swimming in the bay from the cottage was breathtaking. They enjoyed the fishing and searching for crabs along the rocks and walking over to flee island when the tide was out. Looking out over the bay while having a barbecue and eating dinner was so relaxing in the evening with friends. It is so calm and peaceful, away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday. We will definately be returning again next year. Both children and I cannot think of a nicer place to have our holiday. It is a little bit of Heaven.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17860?uni_id=91688
+44 -(0)1793 644067
Skibbereen County Cork
helford river, cornwall
5

paradise away

  • 5 of 5
have just returned from the most wonderful holiday.We had gone with the intention of exploring the area but found that we couldn't pull ourselves away from the cottage and the little beach at Traharta, it was so perfect. With its beautiful views over the beach, the sea and the islands beyond it really is the most idyllic retreat. having breakfast with the door open onto the sea, swimming in the bay, discovering the deserted sandy beach around the headland will all be memories we will treasure. Definitely somewhere to go back to.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17860?uni_id=91688
+44 -(0)1793 644067
Skibbereen County Cork
Haywards Heath West Sussex
5

Visit to Cork coast

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely fabulous time in this idyllic cottage. The kids could run about freely and we practically had the pebble beach all to ourselves. We went on lots of walks, the boys had a go at go-karting, and we went across to flee island at low tide. We had a lovely log fire in the evening, the kitchen is well equipped so eating in was easy. I have not seen a view like that, with literally no people houses around for a long time. We would have stayed longer but half term was only a week! We'll be back for sure.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ring of Skiddy,Cork,Ireland
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Lils and Mary Annes, Castletownshend
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Cork
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Skibbereen
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mary Annes, Castletownshend
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Traharta
Car: necessary

Traharta or 'strand' is opposite Horse Island at the entrance to Castletownshend Harbour on the South West coast of Ireland. It`s unique location on the water is surrounded by green fields and dairy cattle. A perfect place to relax and get away. The environment is one of the cleanest in Europe. It is a paradise for photographers and artists, because of the subtly changing lighting and sun filled evenings. The property has its own steps to the rocks and beach. Is only 1.5 miles from Castletownshend, 4 miles from the active historic market town of Skibbereen and 50 miles from Cork and its International Airport. Google for special deals on flights and car rentals which are usually available. The location is surrounded by tourist activities including golf, sailing, canoeing, diving, walking, whale and bird watching and gardens. Places to visit include Sherkin and Cape Clear Islands, Mizen Head, Schull, Bantry and the the Bera peninsular, Glengarriff, Garinish Island, and even Kenmare and the Ring of Kerry are accessable in a day trip

Other Activities: Observing life in the rock pools, visiting local archeological sites,kayaking,whale watching

Golf: Skibbereen Golf Course has 18 attractive and variously challenging holes. It is a public course open to non-members and is located on the Baltimore Road just outside Skibbereen.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €61 Per night

Skibbereen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Autumn
Nov 9 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€70
From
€80
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€325
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€80
From
€85
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€425
 
 
Winter
Jan 11 2015 - Mar 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€70
From
€75
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€325
€950
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 29 2015 - May 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€75
From
€80
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€375
€1,050
 
 
Early Summer
May 17 2015 - Jun 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€80
From
€90
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€420
 
 
Summer
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€490
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €100
cleaning/laundry per wk €60
Pet Fee €25
Notes A deposit of 25% of the total letting cost is due at booking. The balance plus a security deposit of E100 per week to is due four weeks before arrival. Linen is provided. Towels are available on request. The cost of electricity, any breakages, extra cleaning etc will be deducted from the security deposit and the balance refunded within two weeks of your stay.
The 25% booking deposit is refundable if the cottage is relet. The 75% balance plus the 100 euro security deposit are payable one month before arrival. The security deposit less the cost of electricity, any breakages and extra cleaning (at 20 euros per hour) will be refunded within two weeks of the end of your stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Skibbereen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1
  • 1. Clean modern bathroom with tiled floor good natural light, ventilation and heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , 1,2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 3
  • 1. Room with two comfortable single beds, dressing table and hanging space. Window overlooking patio. One door leading to Bedroom 2. 2 Cots are available on request. 3 Similar size to Bedroom 1 with two comfortable single beds. Window overlooking patio. Access to ground floor front door, bedroom 1, stairs to upstairs and door to utility room and bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Look for bargain flights to Cork and car hire eg currently with Aer Lingus. Our Sky box provides free to air channels and radio. Bring your own Sky card and watch all your favourite programmes. Wheelchair access downstairs only. Elderly who can manage one flight of stairs will have no problem.

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