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Waterfront House In A Spectacular Setting With Private Beach - Mulroe Cove - Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 85 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Mulroe Cove - Studio

'Mulroe Studio' sleeps 2 to 4 and has a spacious double height living/dining room with a characterful mix of antique and modern furniture and a twin bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It also has a double bed sofa that can be pulled out in the living room. 'Mulroe Studio' has a charming kitchen with an old dresser, table and a modern free-standing gascooker with electric oven and a stylish, contemporary bathroom with bath/shower. The seaviews from the kitchen, living room and bedroom are stunning.

About the property

Mulroe Cove

Mulroe Cove is a superb waterfront property and has a truly spectacular and uniquely private setting. It has its own private shingle beach which is only 5 metres from the house and spreads 0.5 km wide. It is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and fish or to stroll and relax on.

Due to its very sheltered position on the South side of the Dunmanus Bay, Mulroe is not only a superb seafront property, but is also set in 5 acres of mature gardens, which comprises a walled garden with Mediterranean and tropical plants as well as various areas of lawn with mature trees and a woodland with waterway. The woodland stretches over 0.5 miles from the house to the main road, thus lending the house a very private and tranquil setting.

At the far side of the beach the sea stretches into a beautiful wild marshland in which many different varieties of birds live and nest.

The house is a lovingly restored stone cottage set in the beautiful walled garden with wonderful sea views. It combines old with new, thus lending the house a timeless feel full of character.

The house consists of two separate rental units, the first, called 'Mulroe Studio' sleeps 2, the second, called 'Mulroe House' sleeps 4.

'Mulroe Studio' sleeps two. It has a spacious double height living/dining room with a characterful mix of antique and modern furniture and a twin bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It has a charming kitchen with an old dresser, table and a free-standing modern gas-cooker with electric oven and a stylish, contemporary bathroom with bath/shower. The seaviews from the kitchen, living room and bedroom are stunning.

It is possible to sleep a third person on the bedsofa in the living room.

It is possible to sleep a third person on the bedsofa in the living room.

'Mulroe House' sleeps four and has a comfy feel. It consists of a double and twin bedroom, a separate bathroom with bath/shower facilities, a cosy kitchen with dining area and a living room with a beautiful old stone fireplace and old corner cupboard. It is stylishly furnished with old and new furniture.

Both units can also be combined to make one large unit that sleeps 6.

The owners live in a separate house on the property.

More Details

Stephanie O' Donovan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Stephanie O' Donovan

I grew up in Germany, studied history, philosophy and art history in Germany, USA, France, and UK. Worked as a lecturer at colleges in UK and USA and I now work as a teacher. I speak fluent English, French and German

Stephanie O' Donovan purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Stephanie O' Donovan chose County Cork

I was smitten by this beautiful waterfront property which has been lovingly restored over the years. I holidayed many times in West Cork as a child and love its beauty, and the diversity of its mountains, rivers and coastline all of which are within easy reach.

What makes this cottage unique

Lovingly restored stone houses right by the sea with a private beach and stunning views across Dunmanus Bay.

Available Rentals

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All rates are in Euro per week (Saturday to Saturday).

Electricity and heating oil are not included and will be charged for at unit cost, at the end of your stay.

End cleaning is €55.

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of your stay.

Upon booking a deposit of 50% is due. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Once paid, the final balance is also non-refundable. We recommend taking out a travel insurance to cover you if you should need to cancel.


Durrus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Mulroe Cove - Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect for Kayaking & relaxing ....

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Mulroe Cove , we stayed in the Studio , plenty large enough & well equipt for our family of 3 plus our JR Terrier . A huge draw for us was that we could take our Kayaks & launch from just outside the door ( the shore is just yards away) we also hired another Kayak from a guy in Durras called Darren at a very reasonable rate , he even delivered & collected the Kayak. We saw Heron , Little Egret & even a Kingfisher close to the house . We bought prawns straight off the boat from one of the fishermen that keeps his boat in the cove . We enjoyed a couple of excelent meals in Ahakista at Arundals on the pier , local rabbit done 3 ways was perfect .

Stephanie was very helpful without being overbearing , even phoning ahead to the local garage when we had a problem with our car . The car was swiftly sorted and the gentleman in the garage didnt even charge us... What more can i say,.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

Once you turn into the woodland drive leading to the property you leave the world behind and enter a place with such peace and charm with stunning views over the bay. We had a fabulous week relaxing, buying fresh caught crab and lobster (from the fisherman who moors his boat just yards from the Studio) and exploring this magical part of Ireland. The Studio was perfect for us and Stephanie a delight to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A house with a (splendid) view

  • 5 of 5

As first customers of the Boathouse we can recommend it to anyone who loves te be in a quiet place and who likes to look over the water of Dunmanus Bay and the sky above with its everchanging light. Be sure to have your binocular ready. We saw seals, otters and all kinds of birds just in front of our window.

There is no television or wifi but sitting in front of the windows we didn'd miss it at all.

The Boathouse is brand new. Stephanie had a lot of work to have everything ready just in time for us. The kitchen and bathroom are well equipped.

We liked the little villages on the Mizen Head peninsula en the great views on the hills, the cliffs, the ocean and bays.The Sheeps Head peninsula offers a great variety of loopwalks.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Dunmanus Bay. The views over the bay were wonderful. Very relaxing sitting in the garden after exploring the area for the day. The Studio had everything we required. Stephanie was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Splendid place

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well-maintained cottage right on the beach. Very friendly and helpful landlady and landlord living across the lawn, apart from that secluded at the end of a private woodland drive. We had a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Beautiful, Quiet, Beachside Getwaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mulroe during August 2013 for a romantic getaway. We flew into Dublin and then made our way down to Mulroe cove. Stephanie gave perfect directions and was very helpful and communicative prior to our arrival. Once we arrived we were met by Toby, a sweet and playful dog! We stayed in the one bedroom cottage. The cozy cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed. We did wish for a double bed but made due with the two twin beds furnished. The private beach was gorgeous and teeming with wildlife. We took several walks around the Mulroe property and spent many nights star gazing out the sky lights right above our bed! Breathtaking! The cottage was clean and well-maintained. We made several meals and found everything we needed. We were made to feel at home and felt very comfortable and relaxed during our stay. Without a doubt we would spend more time at Mulroe.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Various Barpubs in Durrus village
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Bantry Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Blair's Cove
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Right outside the house, 5 meters away from house
Car: necessary

Mulroe is only a short drive away from the Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Barley Cove. It is also within easy reach of the Sheep's Head peninsula with its many scenic walkways.

The small, lively village of Durrus is only 4 km away and there you find a grocery shop, several pubs and restaurants and a Cafe with WiFi facilities, a post office and a general hardware store that sells all you need for the beach and fishing equipment.

Mulroe is equidistant from the historic seaside towns of Bantry and Schull, approximately 13 km away. Bantry is a lively town and has more pubs and restaurants, a lovely Farmer's Market on Fridays and a large supermarket that offers online deliveries. At the end of June it hosts the Chamber Music Festival and at the beginning of July the Bantry Literary Festival.

The picturesque seaside town of Schull is famous for its harbour and hosts the famous Fastnet Sailing Race.

We are in easy reach of Bantry House, Mizen Head Lighthouse, Glengariff Bamboo Park, Ewe Sculpture Garden and Glengariff Nature Reserve, Barley Lake and Garnish Island, then onto Beara Peninsula as well as Schull, Cape Clear or Sherkin Island and onto Skibbereen and Lough Hyne.

Activities in the area include: swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailing, surfing, boat trips, scuba diving, horse riding, whale watching, cinema and Spa, walking/hill walking, beaches and golf.


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