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

County Cork, Ireland
  • House968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Lovingly restored waterfront cottage near Schull, Bantry, Goleen & Ballydehob

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.


Stephanie O' Donovan

Member Since 2013
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english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Mar 27, 2018
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 House 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 House unique

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


    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beach
              • Mountain
              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Rural
              • Waterfront


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                          • Lawn / Garden


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    One can swim off the private beach that is just over the garden wall.


                                                      • 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

                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    4 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely cottage in an amazing location.

                                                                    Natasha M.

                                                                    The location is absolutely awesome, incredibly peaceful and right by the beach. Our children loved being able to wander to and from the beach to our cottage. The photos don't do justice to the properties. We stayed in Mulroe House and thought it was full of character. We had a really enjoyable stay and hope to return.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for describing our location and in particular the proximity to the beach so well. We will take better photos. Nearly every guest this year said that our current photos don't do the place justice. And it would be lovely to have you here again.

                                                                    Lovely waterside property in peaceful surroundings

                                                                    Penny Rumble-

                                                                    When the weather is good there is no need to travel anywhere. With the water on our doorstep we could swim and relax on a beach of our own. Thank you Stephanie for being such a friendly hostess.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    It is always lovely to see guests enjoying their time here and treasuring the sea on their doorstep, taking in all that Mulroe has to offer.

                                                                    It was great having you here.


                                                                    Perfection by the sea, fantastic place to unwind


                                                                    Our family of 4 (boys 5yrs and 11yrs) had a wonderful week here .The boathouse itself couldn't be bettered , with tremendous views from all windows onto the bay . Comfy beds with lovely modern decor .Was particularly relaxing for the children to run about on a safe beach within eyesight , they loved finding crabs, shells and skimming stones . We saw a seal in the bay one evening and there is your own personal heron to watch fish outside your window . We went swimming in front of the boathouse and loved everything about the location . So much beauty in the local area , plenty to do , whale watching the highlight .We had a brilliant stay and I can't recommend this place highly enough , the owner Stephanie couldn't have been more helpful and am so pleased we stayed here .Viki -Brighton, UK

                                                                    Ein tolles Haus in ländlicher Umgebung

                                                                    Direkt am Wasser gelegen, hörten wir nur Wellen, den Wind und ab und zu ein paar Vögel. Es herrscht dort diese Art von entspannter Stille die wir im hektischen Alltag so oft vermissen. Eine freundliche, herzliche und hilfsbereite Vermieterin, die überdies perfekt Deutsch spricht, direkt um die Ecke in Kombination mit einem wohltuend eingerichteten Haus, da haben wir nichts vermisst. Durrus und Bantry sind praktisch um die Ecke wenn man etwas braucht, aber wir haben unseren Bedarf meistens in den kleinen Läden auf unseren Routen bei den Tagestouren beschafft. Klar, ohne Auto geht nichts!

                                                                    Es gibt atemberaubende Landschaft, kleine idyllische Orte die zum Verweilen einladen und jede Menge Meer und mehr um einen tollen Urlaub zu verbringen. Unsere Empfehlung hat das Haus. Es ist jederzeit wieder eine Reise wert!


                                                                    County Cork, Ireland

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Electricity and heating oil are not included and will be charged for at unit cost, at the end of your stay. The price for end cleaning is €55. 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 balance is non-refundable. We recommend taking out a travel insurance which covers you in case of having to cancel the holiday. The security deposit is payable upon arrival and will be given back at the end of your stay once no damage has occurred. Bedding and towels are included in the cost of your stay.

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