West Cork Holiday Home - Welcome.
This self-catered, detached, beautiful family home is set on its own private lawn and landscaped grounds. A five minute car drive from the renowned West Cork villages of Glandore and Rosscarbery, the house overlooks the charming Roury valley and river.
Featuring four bedrooms: three doubles (1 master en-suite) and one w/2-twin beds, the house can accommodate 8 persons very comfortably.
The open-plan, ground floor incorporates a superior, hand-crafted kitchen furnished with solid-pine timber cupboards, black granite countertops and island unit, integrated appliances, and many more extras.
Positioned conveniently next to the kitchen is the open plan Dining Area which overlooks a lawn, wild meadow and a preserved forest at the bottom and side of the hill.
A large open-plan Lounge Area with high ceiling, solid-timber flooring and open, stone-faced, wood-burning fireplace provides exceptional levels of natural light, beautiful views, and access to a 12 by 12 foot stoned patio through large French doors.
At the top of the driveway a large garden overlooks the house.
Other features include:
*Ground floor television and music room.
*Fully fitted utility room upstairs.
*Downstairs shower room and toilet.
*Barbecue on patio w/furniture
*Badmitton/Volleyball on lawn
Heating is provided from three separate sources:
*Solid fuel fireplace.
*Comfortable under-floor heating in tiled areas.
*Oil-fired central heating, water-filled radiators throughout.
Keywords: newly constructed, detached with garden and large yard, private driveway, rural setting,outdoor patio with barbecue grill, outdoor basketball court, volleyball/badmitton net in yard.
Please be advised we also rent a studio apartment above the detached garage which sleeps two. To insure a renter's privacy is respected we limit studio renter's property access to the detached garage and parking driveway. The studio, Homeaway.com #982673 , is also available to rent for larger groups who want the house and need more room.
While Sile and I call Brooklyn our primary residence, Sile was born and raised in County Wicklow, Ireland. Numerous trips 'home' demanded we find a 'derelict cottage' for ourselves near the family. The 'Tiger' arrived and prices skyrocketed around Dublin and into Co. Wicklow . Dejected, we went to visit friends in West Cork for a weekend.
Nora Hubbert purchased this house in 2001
A Saturday morning drive brought us to the site on which Derry sits today. Needless to say we impulsively purchased the land the day after we saw it in 1998. By 2001 the house, designed by my brother who is a builder here in the states, was constructed but unfinished. In the summer of 2001 my two brothers and brother-in-law, and his brother all arrived with partners and family to partake in an Amish-like-construction, communal, work/vacation holiday. It was hugely successful as wide pitch pine boards were layed, doors hung, trim ('architrive') applied, garage deck constructed, and a kitchen installed.
The kitchen cabinets were designed and constructed by my brother in Connecticut and imported in a container to the site. We think the kitchen is the finest feature of the house while the wood flooring, with its wide, pitch-pine boards from Honduras, is a close second. The plan is open which allows plentiful light to fill the house. We hope you appreciate the finishing details which reflect the craftmanship my brothers and extended crew brought to the job. I will be forever grateful for their contribution.
What a wonderful property! This spacious house provided us with a beautiful home for the week, it was so much more than just a house for the holiday. The house was welcoming, bright, immaculately clean and well furnished with everything you could possibly need, both indoors and out. The layout is great with lots of bedrooms and plenty of space for eating and relaxing. The garden and patio were perfect for active children to run off some energy as well as a place to let adults relax outside. Our party was a mix of ages and the house suited us all. It has been generously equipped with bedding, towels, plates, cutlery and definitely has the feel of a loved home, not an impersonal holiday let, we literally wanted for nothing, it is a most comfortable property. We were a large party so also hired the associated studio which also offered great accommodation and the combination of the two properties provided a fantastic, generous space and facilities for us enjoy a thoroughly memorable holiday. The location is great for exploring West Cork, with easy access to Cork City or a short drive to the beach. Nora was brilliant, very knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful, from the start of the booking process through to wishing us a safe journey home at the end of the stay, her help was much appreciated.
We recently stayed at this home in Rosscarbery. We had 3 couples who were celebrating our wedding anniversaries. It was our first trip to Ireland, and this home and the surrounding area couldn't have been better. The home is very comfortable and secluded, but close enough to Rosscarbery and a lot of wonderful sites (beaches, castles, Ring of Kerry, restaurants) that it was the perfect place to stay. We enjoyed a fire in the fireplace one night, everything was top notch, including a lovely view of the countryside from the house. Nora greeted us and welcomed us with homemade Irish scones and fresh coffee -what a wonderful way to be welcomed into this lovely country. We would highly recommend this home and this area of the country to use as a home base for seeing the southwest part of Ireland! (oh, and don't forget to visit Nora's craft store in Rosscarbery - it's top notch)
Four of us stayed a week at Rosscarbery, using the house as our base for golf in the Region. Generous space for 6 too. The house is light, warm, comfortable in every way. The bedding, baths and kitchen equipment all new, clean and fresh. Big table for eating, comfortable living room, TV, WIFI. Not fancy but very nice. House is private, neighbors not too close. Drive to town is short. Town is small but has nice shops, pub, marvelous restaurant and good supermarket. Area has tourist interest. Lots tourist info at house. Nora helps every way: including dinner recommendations depending where you are driving. Highly recommend.
We had a lovely time, four adults, four children and a toddler.
The house accommodated us all easily and its location is ideal for travelling around - getting to Cork and the local beaches are beautiful. In one day we managed to visit a castle, play on the beach, go swimming at the local hotel, visit a stone circle, sit outside a lovely bar eating fish & chips, drinking the ‘black stuff’ whilst overlooking a beautiful harbour – all within a 6 mile radius of the house!
The garden was ideal for a BBQ and just relaxing and playing with the children after a long day at the beach – and after watching the Pig Racing in the village!!
Nora, the property manager, was very helpful and made us feel right at home instantly and could not do enough to ensure we maximised our time and holiday.
Top place for a holiday with the children.
We had a brilliant time, four adults, a toddler, a pre-teen and three teenagers.
The house accommodated us all easily and its location is ideal.
The house itself feels not like a holiday rental but a home. We cooked every night in the spacious and well equipped kitchen. Evenings in front of the fire were the perfect wind down from a hectic christmas.
We will be back!
P.S. We cant't sign off without mentioning that Nora, who manages the property, was the perfect hostess, we felt welcome and looked after prior to our arrival and during.
We visited Ireland for the first time at the beginning of august 2012. With two childrens and one baby Rosscarberry and Kenny Gronningsater' house were a very good choice! The house is clean and confortable according to the description. The location is very well to visit the south of cork County (Mizeen head, cork...). For kids, it takes two minutes to go the beach. Restaurants and shops are close. Owner living in NY, the local manager, Nora, is very welcoming and help us for installation. Do not hesitate to come here! Everything is done for wonderful and unforgetable hollidays!
Nearby Glandore Harbor is a most scenic harbor where sailing boats large and small set anchor. Hayes Pub, tucked into a hill with the rest of the village, offers outdoor tables and chairs from which you look down at the harbor while sipping a most glorious pint of Guinness, a must while the afternoon drifts into evening. Drombeg circle, an incredible remain from the Bronze Age, is a national monument and literally a two minute drive from the house on the way to Glandore. Kinsale is 40 minutes to the west and Killarney 2 hours to the northeast ( A bird could do it in 30 minutes but winding roads is the price you pay for dramatic landscapes on breathtaking peninsulas like Beara and Dingle). Skibereeen Golf course, a twenty minute drive, offers 18 wonderful holes. The local pitch and putt course on the Warren (our 5 star blue beach) in Rosscarbery is a par 3 course which affords an incredible view of the sea while you fine tune your short game. Clonakilty, a twenty minute drive on the N71 heading east, offers a sensational live music venue at DeBara's Pub. Hill walking, sailing, golf, fishing, horseback riding, are all very accessible and loads of fun. Excellent restaurants that use the finest local produce abound.You can not buy fresher fish anywhere that the local fish shop in Union Hall. The single lane, hair-raising bridge you cross to get into Union Hall was featured in the classic Irish film, War of the Buttons. Rooury Glen, over which the house sits, is your quintessential Irish landscape.