LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY HOME IN CASTLETOWNSHEND NEAR SKIBBEREEN IN WEST CORK

Martin Dooney/Maeve Cotter

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY HOME IN CASTLETOWNSHEND NEAR SKIBBEREEN IN WEST CORK

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Skibbereen House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

'According to legend, Clíodhna was a Danaan maiden once living in Manannán mac Lir's country, the Land of Youth beyond the sea. Escaping with a mortal lover, Keevan of the Curling Locks, the couple land on the southern coast of Ireland and he leaves to hunt in the woods. Clíodhna, who remains on the beach, is lulled to sleep by fairy music played by a minstrel sent by Manannán, when a great wave sweeps in from the sea and carries her back to Tir na nOg, leaving her lover desolate. The beach is known as the Strand of Cleena's Wave.'

Situated at Bawnishall crossroads in scenic West Cork, Cliona Lodge is a five minute stroll to the nearest beach, Tra na gCath (Battle Strand). There are more beaches on the way to Toe Head (one mile) and at Tragumna (3 miles), and at Sandycove on the way to Castletownshend (2 miles). For the more energetic, there are wonderful walks to the top of Toe Head, overlooking the Stags and the wreck of the Kowloon Bridge, with views west all the way to the Kedge islands outside Baltimore.

Cliona Lodge, comprising 2,700 square feet on two floors, offers generous amounts of architect designed, light-filled space. The ground floor is open plan with a dining area for ten or more, a spacious kitchen with all appliances, an office area and a TV room. There are four double bedrooms upstairs with three full baths, one with a jacuzzi tub, the master with its own dressing room. Individual rooms have their own thermostat controlling under floor heating throughout. Top insulation spec keeps things cosy, and solar assisted hot water contributes further green credentials. A fully landscaped garden complete with burbling stream makes for a pleasant outdoor environment. Views from the house are of the farmland set amongst rolling hills with the ocean visible just down the road.

This is rural Ireland, working farms all around, beef and dairy herds grazing nearby. Historic Castletownshend is three miles away with its picturesque harbour, St.Barrahane's Church (early 19th century) and Mary Anne's restaurant, a must for sea food lovers. Skibbereen, 5 miles away, is steeped in history but is also a busy market town with a wide choice of food and shopping opportunities - West Cork has a richly deserved reputation for some of the finest food in the world. Check out the farmers' markets in Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Schull and Bantry.

Previous visitors to Cliona Lodge rate their top 'must visits': Drombeg Stone Circle, just east of Glandore, a window on 1500 BC; Glandore itself, one of Ireland's most attractive locations; Union Hall and Keelbeg pier where you can see fresh fish being landed most days and available for sale from Glenmar fish shop - nothing more fresh than their locally caught lobster and langoustine. Lough Hyne (or Ine) a world famous site amongst marine bioligists and a great place for strenuous walks with magnificent views from the top; Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland reached by a narrow footbridge that sets the adrenaline going; the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin, easily reached from Baltimore harbour; and all along this part of the coast you can see the Fastnet Rock lighthouse, a major landmark for seafarers and the turning mark for one of the world's greatest yacht races.

This area also enjoys one of the best gardening climates on the planet. Washed by the Gulf Stream, the climate is mild with no temperature extremes. Visit nearby Liss Ard, a fabulous 140 acre estate, Glebe Gardens near Baltimore, or Lisselan near Clonakilty, and especially the Italian Gardens on Garinish Island (Ilnacullin) reached by five minute ferry from Glengarriff. If you time it right, you may have the opportunity to visit participating gardens in the West Cork Garden Trail, when privately owned prize winning gardens open for charity fund raising.

There is so much to interest people here! Specialised whale watching boats operate out of Union Hall and Baltimore. Ireland is one of the best places in Europe to see these giant creatures with 24 species of whale and dolphin so far identified in these coastal waters. Sea birds abound too, and bird watching brings many visitors to this part of Ireland, particularly in September when the migrants heading south for the winter stop to rest on this, the most southerly part of Ireland, before pushing on to Africa. Atlantic storms sometimes bring us unusual visitors from the Americas. Cape Clear has a dedicated bird watching observatory which brings visitors from all over the world.

With so much to see, it's no surprise that both professional and aspiring wildlife photographers make West Cork top, or close to top, of their list. The light, the atmosphere, the history, the flora and fauna, all conspire to offer the camera enthusiast an unending series of opportunities to capture magical moments.

Many of our visitors are city dwellers who are often amazed at the clarity of the night sky, the Milky Way overhead, the constellations clearly visible. There is a small telescope at Cliona Lodge for those who want to have a closer look at the heavens but nothing beats a walk up to Toe Head when the full moon is shining on the waters below, lighting up the Stags, while the loom of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse pulsates on the horizon and you hear the sound of Cliona's wave breaking on the shore below.

Keywords: New, Detached, Large, House

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Martin Dooney/Maeve Cotter (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Holiday Home in Castletownshend near Skibbereen in West Cork
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Luxurious Holiday Home in Castletownshend near Skibbereen in West Cork
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Skibbereen County Cork
Yorkshire
5

Beautiful property in lovely, peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5
Lovely, spacious property, very clean and well presented although a bit off the beaten track. Would have liked map co-ordinates to put into SatNav as took a bit of finding in the dark and driving rain! Definitely need a car but ideal base for touring. Enjoyed closeness of beach and the weather was gorgeous after first day!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Luxurious Holiday Home in Castletownshend near Skibbereen in West Cork
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Skibbereen County Cork
Dublin
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week in West Cork in this beautiful home. The house is nicer and larger than the photos indicate. All the bedrooms are very large and our party of 5 adults and 2 kids had more than enough space. The kitchen was huge, the bathrooms had hotel-quality fittings. Everything was very clean and comfortable and the owners kindly left us a bottle of wine. We've been vacationing in this area for a few years and this is a great price for such a nice, spacious house. The location is also fantastic: you can walk or cycle out the door to beaches and fabulous views. I wish we were still there!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Juliana
I just wanted to say thanks a lot for the lovely review, it was good of you to take the time to submit it and it is much appreciated.
So glad you enjoyed your holiday,
Thanks again
Maeve
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Luxurious Holiday Home in Castletownshend near Skibbereen in West Cork
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Skibbereen County Cork
Northern Ireland
5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Super modern, well equipped and very roomy, Clíona was just perfect for our stay. Maeve was charming and made sure we had everything we needed including a very generous welcome pack. We had lovely days walking along Toes Head, braving the ocean, driving out to Mizen Head and sea kayaking. The locals are charming and this is the ideal place to relax, enjoy family time and get away with your pets - thoroughly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Holiday Home in Castletownshend near Skibbereen in West Cork
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Skibbereen County Cork
Southern California USA
5

Luxury in the countryside

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a week at the Cliona Lodge. My wife and I took our three adult children and a son in law to Ireland for a visit to my wife's relatives. The home was a wonderful oasis in the countryside after some long days on the road exploring the surrounding areas. The home itself was beautiful and offered every modern convenience. It was more than enough room for six big adults to be very comfortable. On the one day that my wife and I decided not to go on the road trip, we spent our time walking around the beautiful countryside. It is a very easy and short walk to some very seculded Irish beaches.
Maeve, the owner, is a very nice person who seemed to be very interested in our comfort. She was very helpful in helping us get settled in.
I thought that the pictures that we saw in the listing were very accurate. In fact, we were very pleasantly surprised because once we arrived , the home exceeded our expectations. This home is a sparkling clean, very well maintained, modern spacious home in a country setting.
Skibbereen is the closest town. It offers all the services that you need, but you do need a car in this area. If you get a chance, read the small book that is at the house on the history of Skibbereen. It is fascinating. Don't miss Mizen Head, Bantry Bay or Kinsale while in the area. You can even see a ancient stone circle at Drombeg without any crowds.
In all, this was a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it .
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Skibbereen County Cork
Perth, Western Australia
5

In a word....fabulous....

  • 5 of 5
We (4 adults and 2 kids) stayed at Cliona Lodge for 2 weeks in June/July 2011 and could not have been happier with our choice. Maeve is an excellent host, friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. Cliona Lodge is wonderfully comfortable and well-appointed in a beautiful and peaceful location. We agree with the previous reviewer who noted that the pictures really do not do Cliona justice. It has to be experienced. The property was clean, well-maintained and every convenience thought of...thanks Maeve. Two very nice beaches are within easy walking distance, and we especially enjoyed the beach on the way to Toe Head. Beautiful, pastoral scenery all around, and from every window of the house, and red fuschia in bloom in every hedgerow. If your soul needs soothing, and you're into pastoral and seascape beauty, this is the place. We recommend Cliona Lodge without hesitation. Our favourite nearby town is Skibbereen, with good shopping and pubs. Also, within a relatively short drive are beautiful Glandore, the Druid stone circle at Drom Beg (east towards Cork), Sheep's Head peninsula, Sherkin Island (magical and only a 10 minute ferry from Baltimore), Kenmare and the Beara Way (peninsula), the stone circle at Bonane, and our favourite village Crookhaven, with the award-winning Crookhaven Pub just as you come into the village on the right, all of these to the west/northwest. Also, one of the most special beaches that we have come across in our travels, Barley Cove, is 5 minutes drive to the west of Crookhaven...a view not to be missed. All in all, a wonderful 2 weeks in a very special place. Thanks Maeve. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Luxurious Holiday Home in Castletownshend near Skibbereen in West Cork
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Skibbereen County Cork
Massachusetts, USA
5

Sunny and spacious in a beautiful quiet location

  • 5 of 5
We were so delighted to have found this home! It is very spacious, sunny and clean. The kitchen is large and well equipped with lots of counter space. Three of the bedrooms had attached full bathrooms, making each feel as if it were the master suite. The large fourth bedroom has two twin beds. All the bedrooms have comfortable beds and nice views. The WiFi was a nice convenience. Short walks from this home bring you to two sandy beaches and bluffs overlooking sweeping ocean views. Short drives bring you to other sandy beaches and small towns with shops, a choice of grocery stores, pubs, restaurants, churches and activities. We enjoyed the Heritage Center in Skibbereen and visiting nearby Loch Hine with it's moderate well marked walking trails through the woods and blooming heather to lovely views. The owner, Maeve Cotter, gave us a warm welcome and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate to recommend her and this lovely property to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Castletownshend
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Rosslare
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Skibbereen
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
N71
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mary Anne's
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Bawnishall
Car: necessary
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €1,150 Per week

Skibbereen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn season
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
 
 
October Bank Holiday
Oct 25 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
14 night minimum stay
€3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
 
 
Easter Holidays
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
14 night minimum stay
€3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Spring season
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
 
 
May Bank Holiday
May 2 2015 - May 9 2015
8 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Late Spring season
May 9 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
 
 
Summer season
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Skibbereen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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