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IDYLLIC WEST CORK COTTAGE FARMHOUSE WITH 3 ACRES AND RIVER,SKIBBEREEN

Charlie + Coleen Hiscocks

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Charlie + Coleen Hiscocks

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IDYLLIC WEST CORK COTTAGE FARMHOUSE WITH 3 ACRES AND RIVER,SKIBBEREEN

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Skibbereen Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4/5 bedrooms, 9/11 beds, trad kitchen, 30ft conservatory,and barn room

A beautifully restored traditional farmhouse down a private track in 3 acres of its own gardens,woods and river. Complete tranquility yet only c3 miles from the bustling market town of Skibbereen. At the heart of the property is a 500 year old farmhouse which has been extended in recent years into a wonderful 4 bedroom house. One of the barns has just been converted to a big family room available additionally with 2 more beds and a shower room. The house has character & style, thick walls and traditional features with high quality modern fixtures and furnishings. Outside, the property has beautiful woods and garden, it also has a trampoline,table tennis table and 70 meters of frontage onto the River Illen (Salmon fishing in season).

If you are looking for peace, tranquility, back to nature combined with modern fittings and comforts, The River House is perfect

It's also great for families sharing ,with 2 bedrooms & bathroom at each end of the house, plus potential to add the barn.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Charlie + Coleen Hiscocks (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the best week in your beautiful home. We felt so relaxed it was great, in fact I felt that I was borrowing someone's private house instead of a holiday rent. You have fantastic taste and style. We loved everything about it and felt very sad to leave on the Saturday.

The weather did not hold for us, we had 4 out of 7 good days. but when it rained we played games, watched DVDs from your extensive library. There was enough space for all the family, the older members sat in the conservatory reading while the kids played in the barn.

Thank you again for letting us use your amazing house. We would love to book next year again if possible.
Aug 2014
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417595
+44 -(0)208 7479249
Skibbereen County Cork
5

Fantastic Week in Beautiful House and Grounds

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 3 children enjoyed our week in the River House tremendously. We were joined later in the week by 2 other couples and their 2 babies respectively. We had the most amazing stay with a beautiful home to relax in and spectacular grounds. It was very child friendly - with toys, a trampoline, a swing to avail of - never mind a football goal in the garden - that kept our husbands and kids occupied for hours (while not watching the real thing - the World Cup on the TV),

The house itself is gorgeous with a fantastic restoration to the original farmhouse. Beautifully furnished but not too precious with children roaming about. Loads of space for a big group to cook and eat together and enough room to allow people a little privacy as well. Fantastic paintings on every wall and a really special atmosphere.

We love West Cork - but with young kids, we wanted to be close to a town for urgent essentials. The River House is perfect as it is only 3 miles outside Skibbereen but has the advantage of being an oasis of tranquility and total privacy.

West Cork itself is always beautiful, cosmopolitan and bustling with fantastic villages, beaches and outdoor activities - never mind the scenery. What made this holiday so much more special was the excitement in coming home to the River House in the evenings for more craic. We were blessed with good weather but if it had rained every day, I know that the holiday would still be a success.

Coleen and Jim were more than helpful in our every request and the booking and arrival process could not have gone more smoothly. Every email was responded to promptly. The River House was a pleasure from start to finish and we hope to return for another week to remember.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Aoife
We are so delighted you and the family had such a fantastic time in West Cork and loved The River House as much as we do. Thank you for your lovely review. We really do appreciate it and hope that we can welcome you all back another time soon.
Very best wishes
Coleen
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Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417595
+44 -(0)208 7479249
Skibbereen County Cork
5

Beautiful house in a lovely quiet area

  • 5 of 5
I visited the River House back in March for a long weekend with eight of my friends. We hired two cars and met the lovely Elaine at the property mid afternoon on our day of arrival who took us through everything, showed us around and spoke to us of the best places to go in Skibbereen and things to do.

We had a relaxing first evening together exploring the grounds and the beautiful house! The house itself is absolutely stunning and is what sold the rental to us in the first place, it definitely lived up to expectation and is clearly well looked after by the owners!

There are two open fires in the house, one of which we didn't actually use, however we spent most of our evenings in-front of the fire in the lounge which has such a cosy, comfortable feel to it. The rest of the ground floor consisted of a eat in kitchen, which managed to cater to all nine of us round the table, a large conservatory/dining room and a bathroom. Upstairs had two double bedrooms, one twin room and one triple room and a further bathroom. Everything was clean, well laid out and very welcoming for our stay, it almost felt like home from home! Outside, the grounds were well maintained and looked after. We spent one day down by the river that runs alongside of the grounds.

We had a small problem towards the end of our stay where we were without hot water for a while, however we soon rectified the situation ourselves easily. Needless to say, I notified Jim who looks after the property during rentals late one evening and he was straight round first thing in the morning to address the problem for us! Very helpful, and very efficient service.

During our time at the house, the weather wasn't the greatest, but that didn't dampen on our spirits and we still had a great six days at the house and in the local towns and villages where I'm happy to say had my first Guinness (and loved it!).

I would definitely recommend this cottage and area to anyone looking for a nice quiet getaway, either with friends or family! The house is tucked away nicely down country roads and away from the hustle and bustle, however still within good driving distance of the local pubs, restaurants and shops.

Huge thanks to Coleen and co for having us, and we will hopefully be back soon! :)

Kind Regards
Josie
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josie
It was a real pleasure having you and your friends to stay at River House. Jim said you looked after the house beautifully and we are really grateful for that. So glad you enjoyed it as much as we always do. Thank you for your review and please come back anytime! Very best wishes Coleen
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Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417595
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Skibbereen County Cork
Australia
5

A great extended familly getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Had a fantastic week at the River House. It's not often that the extended family get together and this place is the ideal location. All roads led to the River House. The gang arrived in from Sydney, Kelowna BC, Edinburgh, Dublin and Kildare. Weather was great although if you plan to go swimming in the river, be prepared to be blue afterwards. Skibereen is only 4km away and it is the perfect base to explore West Cork and into Kerry. My only regret is that we didn't spend enought time in the actual house - really needed another week. Will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417595
+44 -(0)208 7479249
Skibbereen County Cork
Newcastle Upon Tyne
5

The perfect wedding party and honeymoon home

  • 5 of 5
When planning our wedding in Baltimore I could not hide my excitement...at the thoughts of spending two weeks in this utterly idyllic home (and the wedding of course!) We arrived before our wedding and had our two-week honeymoon there.

From the moment we arrived, we knew it would be so hard to leave River House, and were given a wonderful welcome by Jim and a very thoughtful and kind gift from Colleen and Charlie. Every little detail in the house is perfect, and so much thought and love has gone into each and every room, corner and space. A friend who read out Yeats' poem The Song of Wandering Aengus at our ceremony even made a lovely reference to the house and its trees and the river.

While the house was ours for most of the fortnight, we did have post-wedding barbecue the day after the wedding, and the conservatory was perfect for our little trad seisiun and sing-song.

We actually only had about 3 days of rain and when the sun was out it was hot, we couldn't have asked for more.

As a fisherman, myself and my friend Graham made full use of the river, though I have to admit I didn't catch anything. All the kids thought they were in a Disney film set, and the day before our wedding my niece Aishling said that although they were looking forward to our wedding, they couldn't wait for the day after in the house, as there's "just so much to do here." An impressive raft was duly constructed.

A great base location too, as we took day trips almost every day.
We also had our dog Ella with us, who, being a city dog, thoroughly loved the space. And again, Colleen and Charlie went the extra mile and even organised a neighbour to look after Ella while we were getting married etc.

It is no exaggeration to say that we could easily live there, it is the very kind of house we hope to live in in the future. As hard as we found it to pack up the car and leave, Ella felt even more at home as she wouldn't leave and lay down beside Jim in protest at our departure.

Thank you so much for making our wedding and honeymoon even more memorable.

We will be there again, I've already been promised that :-)

Adrian and Sinéad
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
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+44 -(0)208 7479249
Skibbereen County Cork
Castricum, Holland
5

Ruby Holiday in the River House

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a big traditional house in the middle of the Irish nature to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary with our grown-up children and grandchild. We found the River House, with lots of space in and around the house. It had modern comfort and character at the same time.
It was a wonderful two weeks’ holiday for the nine of us, with running, golfing, diving, walking (especially the walk up the hill at Lough Hyne), swimming and jumping on the big trampoline, which was also a favourite hangout spot. We also explored the beautiful surroundings by car. Glengariff and Garinish Island, Bantry, the Healy Pass, Baltimore, Castletownsend, Union Hall - all lovely to visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Idyllic west cork cottage farmhouse with 3 acres and river,Skibbereen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417595
+44 -(0)208 7479249
Skibbereen County Cork
Cork, Ireland
5

A Great Weekend at The River House!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I had a fabulous stay at the River House on the June Bank Holiday weekend. We arrived Saturday afternoon to the idyllic house and garden, we found the house to be homely and tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable with plenty of space for our group of 8.
The garden was a joy with the trampoline the best craic we'd all had in ages! The weather was hot and sunny all weekend (we were very lucky!) and there was plenty of garden space to soak up the sun! The woods and river bank provided some welcome cool tranquility when the heat got a bit much. The River House was a fantastic place to stay, a real escape yet not too far from Skibereen. We thouroughly enjoyed our time there.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

West Cork is a magical place. We are 3 miles outside Skibbereen a bustling market town which has traditional bars, a range of restaurants and pretty much all the shops you could want. There is also an indoor sports centre with sauna, gym, indoor football pitches as well as outside tennis courts etc. There is also an 18 hole golf course c 1 mile outside Skibbereen.

Also near by is Baltimore , a lovely fishing village and sailing centre from which you can get the ferry to Shirkin Island and Cape Clear (Gaelic speaking).

Lough Hyne , the deepest salt water lake and nature reserve in Europe is about 3 miles away and has a great walk up the hill behind giving fantastic views across the islands out to the Fastnet light. Bantry and Clonakilty both have cinemas. Ballydehob has great restaurants. There is also 'Island Cottage' on Hare Island, which is a short ferry ride. Beaches, bars, walking, swimming, traditional music sessions, sailing, fishing ..it is all here

Other Activities: Skibbereen is a bustling market town with shops, traditional bars and restaurants, Ballydehob, Baltimore and Bantry are all within a short drive

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Rates & Availability

From €1,000 Per week

Skibbereen Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 

Notes

  • We will normally ask for a 50% payment on booking confirmation and the balance 6 weeks before. We will also normally ask for a 150 Euro refundable deposit against breakages/damage. There is also a minimum 10 Euro per day utilities cost.
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Amenities

Skibbereen Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Part of the barn room
  • One bathroom and toilet at each end of the house (and a separate shower room/loo in the barn if needed)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • The large double and twin bedded room are at one end of the house, the triple and the small double at the other end. There is also a big barn room with twin beds and a shower room/toilet available additionally.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is very much our Irish family home and we hope you find a really welcoming feel. We have books, games, CDs, DVDs etc. We also have a dolls house and various toys for the younger ones. The furnishing, fixtures and fittings are of good quality with many original and unique features. There are open fires and wood burning stoves (as well as central heating) and plenty of wood available in the woodshed. Outside the garden and woods are great to explore, there is a huge trampoline, table tennis and benches and seating dotted about the place. Getting to the house involves driving down our bumpy lane and opening/closing a couple of gates which our children always compete to do. We have a dog who comes with us to the house, however, he is never allowed upstairs or on any furniture. If you want to bring a pet then subject to the same rules this will probably be OK. The barn conversion is a new addition and is available for use by people letting the house for a small supplement

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