There is a 10% surcharge on the above rates for more than 6 people.
Rates include bed linen, towels and cleaning. Electricity and oil (for the central heating) are metered and must be paid for at departure. Dogs are allowed at the discretion of the owner of Phoenix, and are not allowed in the upstairs rooms. There is a €30 surcharge for each dog to cover additional cleaning of the house. Dog owners must clear up any fouling in the garden or patio.
The Phoenix is situated in the beautiful village of Castletownshend on the South West coast of Ireland. It was completely renovated in 2016, including new beds, bedroom furniture, bathrooms and kitchen.
The cottage comprises a large hall, a lounge with an open fire (also central heating throughout) and doors to a secluded garden from the dining area.
There are four bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with ensuite shower and toilet has 5' wide double bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a double bed. Bedroom 4 has 3' wide bunk beds. There is a washer and a dryer inthe main bathroom.
The cottage is tastefully furnished. It has tiled and wood floors downstairs and carpet upstairs. There is a HiFi system with CD/DVD player (with Bluetooth receiver), and a 32' flat screen TV with all the Irish and British TV and radio channels, and some Satellite channels.
Pebble beaches are 5 mins walk, sandy beach a 5 mins drive or a pretty 1.5 mile walk. Long sandy beaches, a 30 min drive max. Village has a shop and two pubs, one with a highly recommended restaurant. The Castle, at the bottom of the hill beside the quay has a small café. It's opening times and walking in the Castle grounds is at the owners discretion.
Castletownshend harbour is popular with the sailing community. Mary Ann's Bar, Lil's Bar, and the village shop has many flyers advertising sea and lake fishing, sailing, and whale watching trips. The staff in pubs and shop are helpful. Skibbereen has a tourist information office.
The village shop is two doors away from the Phoenix. Fresh food and newspapers are delivered there daily.
There are many beautiful walks in the area: coastal, woodland and rural - go from the Phoenix on foot or take the car.
Glandore (10 kilometers away) set in a sheltered bay has two pub/ restuarants where you can sit and admire the bay.
Baltimore (20 kilometers away) is lively with restaurants, seasports, pubs and ferries to offshore islands.
The South West attractions of the Mizen Head, Barley Cove, Crookhaven, Glengarriff, Gouganbarra, the Healy Pass and Ahillies, and even Killarney, can be visited in a day. Many stunning gardens and picturesque walks can be visited in these places.
Live music can be found in Castletownshend village pubs, particularly Lil's bar, most weeks. And regular music sessions are available in Skibbereen, Clonakity, Baltimore and further afield.