VERY PEACEFUL LOCATION, GREAT BEACHES, PERFECT FOR FAMILIES

Geoffrey O'Donoghue

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VERY PEACEFUL LOCATION, GREAT BEACHES, PERFECT FOR FAMILIES

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Clonakilty House Rental Photos and Description

Large 5 Bedroom House, Sea Views, Stunning Sunsets and Spectacular Night Skies

This stunning five bedroom (sleeping 9) self catering holiday home with three separate lounges provides the experience of a home from home, equipped to give you a perfect holiday in Ardfield, West Cork.

With spacious front, side and rear gardens the house enjoys spectacular sea views. Perfect for family getaways with numerous beaches within easy reach and close (5km) to the bustling town of Clonakilty, with its renowned music scene and great range of restaurants, rich in historical interest.

Places of interest nearby are the Drombeg stone circle on the way to Glandore, great for a stop over to enjoy a drink overlooking a spectacular deep sea inlet.

A visit to the Clonakilty Model Village and a 'train ride' through the town is great for children or a visit to the homeplace of Michael Collins.

In nearby Rosscarberry, pitch and putt, canoeing and more lovely beaches are easily accessible, whilst the West Cork Surfing School offer short courses for all, including older children, from Inchedoney Island.

‘Irish Lights’ was built by and for us and created, designed and maintained to a very high specification as a family home. The house was extended in 2009 to offer more bedroom space and a large (9 metre wide) sunroom with spectacular sea views. Outside there is a large lawned area for relaxing or running around, with a gas BBQ for your use. We called the house 'Irish Lights' as on a clear night you can see the light from three lighthouses - Old Head of Kinsale, Galley Head and Fastnet far out into the ocean. Within a 5km radius there are great sandy beaches to choose from, some with blue flag status. Dunmore House and Inchedonny hotels are nearby for good quality bar meals and fine dining. Clonakilty, with its lively music and pub scene and wide range of shops is just 5km away. Inchedonny Hotel also offers the added attraction of spa facilities including a saltwater pool. Golfing, horse riding, surfing, fishing and whale watching are also great day trips nearby.

Irish Lights is great for socialising and relaxing making it especially good for larger families with children or grandparents, or two families sharing. The spacious sunroom, with underfloor heating has beautiful sea views across the rolling countryside and spectacular sunsets out to the west. The night skies are wonderfully dark so so look out for shooting stars with the naked eye.

The gardens are to the front, rear and side of the property and are laid to grass - great for running around on. There is plenty parking on the hard area out to the house front.

Stored in the garage is some play equipment for children to use and a child's buggy. The large deck area gives an additional raised space for relaxing or playing and offers stunning sea views. Alternatively sit in the warmth of the sunroom with the concertina doors fully open. There are no other houses around the property, and few cars passing so this is a perfect place for relaxing and unwinding.

If golfing is your passion then is is the place to be. With the ocean as your backdrop on a number of courses, golf clubs are within easy reach at Bandon, Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale (which must be amongst some of the best Atlantic views in Ireland) and Skibbereen. There is also a golf driving range at nearby Roscarberry. Phone: 023 8848054.

Cork City has plenty to offer so look up http://tourism.cometocork.ie. If you love fish you must visit the English Market which offers a wide range of delicious foods.

The local beaches are one of the main attractions of the area and even at the height of summer you can find yourself alone on many of them.

Closest to Irish Lights is a 1.5km circular walk from the house to a little landing cove though be warned the return walk is very steep. Others include:

Dunnycove - Small rocky beach 2.5km with the nearby Dunmore House hotel for barmeals.

Duneen Cove - Small sandy beach 3km.

Sandscove - small sandy beach 3km.

Red Strand -Lovely sandy beach 3km with toilets

The Long Strand - spectacular mile of sandy beach little used 4km (not suitable for swimming due to strong currents)

Inchydoney - huge sandy beach 5km with large hotel for barmeals and a great afternoon tea between 3pm and 6pm.

Ownahincha - Lovely beaches 5km.

Creggane Strand - little beach 8km. Great fishing places all around.

The local pub is within walking distance in Ardfield village-400 metres. Clonakilty is 5km with banks, supermarkets and local shops. It also hosts a Thursday Farmers Market. The town is home to the Michael Collins memorial statue in Emmet Square.

We provide you with a complimentary copy of the weekly 'Southern Star' which provide invaluable details about local events.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Geoffrey O'Donoghue (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay! The house is absolutely lovely, very cosy and we were very comfortable.

Besides, the sun was out for the most part of the week, so our walks nearby were amazing.
Mar 2014
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Very peaceful location, great beaches, perfect for families
average rating of 4.888889 based on 42 reviews
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Very peaceful location, great beaches, perfect for families
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Clonakilty County Cork
5

HOME FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
As the title of this review suggests this magnificent property is just that.

We spent the week admiring the splendid views from every window and believe me there are lots of them!

Inside the property is just as nice with every facility you could ever need in a holiday rental. Spacious, comfortable, homely and spotless are just a few words to describe this "gem" . As soon as we walked through the door I knew we had made the right decision to stay here and in fact rebooked it there and then for the same time next year!

Beautiful home in stunning West Cork with all the area has to offer. What more could you want in a holiday.

Do not hesitate in booking "Irish Lights" - you will not be disappointed
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Breda,that you ever so much for this, it really is appreciated and I enjoyed talking with you over the phone. It was a real pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the house and I have let our cleaners know how much you appreciated the cleanliness of the property as they do a great job for us.

A number of people have told us how important these reviews are to them when making their decision. You describe exactly the reaction we want people to have when they first walk through the door.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Very peaceful location, great beaches, perfect for families
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Clonakilty County Cork
5

Sehr empfehlungswert. Top Haus mit toller Lage.

  • 5 of 5
Ein sehr schönes, geräumiges Ferienhaus in wunderbar abgeschiedener ruhiger Lage mit traumhafter Ausblick von Terrasse, Garten und Wintergarten auf das Meer und deren Hinterland.
Das Haus war sehr sauber, ist wirklich toll ausgestattet, und funktioniert hat auch alles. Es gibt verschiedene Sitzmöglichkeiten zum Entspannen (Wohnzimmer, Esszimmer, Fernsehzimmer, Wintergarten (mit Westorientierung), geräumige Küche mit allem drum und dran.
Die Gegebenheiten entsprechen in vollem Umfang der Beschreibung. Wenn man Ruhe, schöne Natur und wandern mag, ist man hier genau richtig. In der Nähe gibt es viele schöne Ausflugsmöglichkeiten (die Klippen von Galley Head sowie Old Head of Kinsale sind besonders sehenswürdig). Auch Spazierengehen an den wunderschönen nahe gelegenen Stränden ist sehr zu empfehlen (Baden ist auch an einigen möglich).
Auch Naturliebhaber kommen auf ihre Kosten. In naturbelassenen Landstrichen, sowie zahlreichen Flussmündungen und Meeresarmen in der näheren Umgebung, kann man ungestört Fischreiher, Seidenreiher, Kormorane, Tordalke, Brandenten, usw. beobachten. Wir haben auch Robben und sogar einen Riesenhai vor der Küste gesehen.
Zum Einkaufen muss man nach Clonakilty fahren (5 km, ca. 10 min). Hier findet man Supermärkte (Supervalu am Stadtrand Richtung Cork ist zu empfehlen) und andere Geschäfte (die kleine Familienbetriebe, z.B. Metzger, sind besonders gut).
Falls man abends etwas unternehmen möchte, gibt es ein gemütliches Pub im Dorf, sonst ist eine Fahrt mit dem Auto nach Clonakilty unvermeidlich. Hier findet man Pubs mit Musik (de Barra FolkClub ist sehr bekannt - um die besten Bands zu hören muss man aber im Voraus buchen), sowie einige gute Restaurants.
Andere Sehenswürdigkeiten sind gut erreichbar mit Mietwagen – z.B. Cork, Blarney Castle, Kinsale, Leap, Skibbereen, u.v.a.
Die Beschilderung und Hinweise zum Haus waren sehr gut verständlich und nutzbar (Müllentsorgung etc.).
Das Haus ist von Cork Int. Flughafen leicht erreichbar (ca. 1 St.)
Wir haben eine Woche in Irish Lights mit zwei Wochen Touring mit Übernachtung in B&B‘s kombiniert, und diese Mischung für sehr gut gefunden.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke sehr Suzanne. I will take the 5 stars you gave us as confirmation of how much you enjoyed your stay. My daughter will soon be starting secondary school and will be taking German so I have already tasked (bribed!) her to work with me on translating this.

We have over the years had a number of German visitors and I appreciate the time and effort you put into this review and agreeing to my request that you put your review into German.

I hope we can welcome you again.

Regards

Geoffrey
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Very peaceful location, great beaches, perfect for families
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Clonakilty County Cork
5

Great house, great views!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a week in June with my son and a group of friends and had a brilliant time. The house is fantastic with loads of space and, given we had great weather, we were able to make the most of the sun room and terrace. The views out of the back of the house are spectacular, as is the surrounding area.

I would thoroughly recommend staying here, you will not be disappointed, and we will undoubtedly return at some point.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. I was at myself at the house for a few days before checking all the work we have had done recently and I was pleased to meet some of the guests and show them around. To get reviews like this make all the effort we put into looking after Irish Lights worth it. It would be lovely to welcome you back.
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Very peaceful location, great beaches, perfect for families
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4

Comfortable, spacious with lovely views.

  • 4 of 5
We spent a most enjoyable few days at Irish Lights. The house is modern large spacious and bright. The views are the headlines attraction. Owners are friendly and easy to deal with. Hope to revisit and delighted to recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Very peaceful location, great beaches, perfect for families
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Clonakilty County Cork
5

Wonderful Easter Break

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here during the Easter break with a group of my friends and we had a wonderful stay. The house is gorgeous with plenty space and light. On arrival there was bread, butter, milk, eggs, newspaper, bottle of wine, etc. left for us which was a lovely surprise. We spend a great deal of time in the sun room which is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, read a book or chat with friends! The house is very peaceful but also only an 8 minute drive to the town of Clonakilty where there is lots to do. The house has everything you could need and we had a lovely BBQ on one sunny evening of our stay (luckily we had lovely weather for most of the week). Overall a lovely place to stay and we will definitely be back in the near future. Thanks Geoffrey and Karen.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann-Marie, many thanks indeed for these kind comments and really glad that you all enjoyed your stay. I have to say that we are so pleased that we added the sunroom to the house as we also find that we spend most of our time there when we stay. Look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Lovely Irish Lights - Great Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a lovely 2 week stay at Irish Lights. It is a wonderfully spacious house in a great location with fantastic seaviews especially from the sunlounge. We were very lucky with the fabulous weather and enjoyed some great sunsets!! Everything you could need is provided from hot water to plenty of towels to kitchen utensils and games and DVDs for the kids.
We were a party of 2 families with children from 2-14yrs and grandparents with more than enough room with all the different lounges. The house is in a peaceful location but is still very near beaches, shops and restauants etc. Clonakilty is only a few kilometres away with a great Supervalu for groceries (superb choice). There are numerous beaches nearby with Inchadoney being one of the best with the hotel there well worth a visit for a lovely meal! We particularly liked Red Strand beach only a few minutes drive - a beautiful beach never too crowded. There was plenty to do in the surrounding areas including horseriding, kajaking and pedal boats which were all great fun!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Irish Lights and found the owners to be very helpful and pleasant to deal with! We would not hesitate to recommend this house and hope to return ourselves someday!!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Mick and Lorraine, so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we can welcome you again. You must have had some of the best weather that our visitors have ever had and there's no place like west cork in the sun.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Ellen's
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Dunmore
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Dunmore House Hotel
Car: necessary

The house is situated by Ardfield village, close to the coast and approximately 5km from Clonakilty, renowned for its lively muscic scene, attracting many headline names.

There is a great choice of local restaurants and ufish is definitely on the menu - seafood chowder, home made brown bread and a glass of Murphy's are a must.

If golfing is your passion then is is the place to be. With the ocean as your backdrop on a number of courses, golf clubs are within easy reach at Bandon, Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale (which must be amongst some of the best Atlantic views in Ireland) and Skibbereen. There is also a golf driving range at nearby Roscarberry. Phone: 023 8848054.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€150
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
High season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
Easter period 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Low season
Apr 12 2015 - May 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€150
€650
 
 
Mid season
May 31 2015 - Jun 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€150
€850
 
 
High season
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€150
€650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €200
Notes Cancellation charges are:
More than 70 days -full Deposit
22- 70days 60% of rental 9-21 days 75%, less than 8 days 100%
A minimum cancellation charge of 75 euros will apply. Alterations to bookings may be considered.

A refundable security deposit of €200 or £200 is required and will be returned after departure

Change over days are Saturdays though there may be some flexibility outside the seas
An initial deposit of 1/3 is required along with a completed booking form. Ten weeks prior to arrival the balance is required along with the damage deposit of €200. Preferred payment is through an internet bank transfer to our Irish bank account, though we will accept cheques.
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Amenities

Amenities

Clonakilty House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , ensuite
  • Bathroom 1 This is a large bathroom overlloking the rear of the property and having seaviews. The bath has a shower fitting for rinsing etc Bathroom 3 -This is a downstairs toilet with washand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite & settee
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1-King-size bed, ensuite bathroom with washand basin,shower and toilet. Opening French windows with a glass balcony partition and views towards the Galley Head. There is also a 2 seater settee with a reading lamp in this large room. Bedroom 2-twin beds overlooking the rear garden and having sea views Bedroom 3-double bed & French windows overlooking the rear garden and having sea views Bedroom 4-double bed at the front of the house, views towards Kinsale lighthouse across the sea. Bedroom 5-single bed at the front of the house, views towards Kinsale lighthouse across the sea All bedrooms enjoy sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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