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Waterfront House In A Spectacular Setting With Private Beach - Mulroe Cove - The Boathouse, Fisherman's Lane

County Cork, Ireland
  • House699 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:
Apr 17, 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.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • The Boathouse has 2 double bedrooms.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The Boathouse has one bathroom which includes a shower unit, sink and toilet.

      Location Type

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


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Heating
                      The Boathouse has oil heating.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided


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


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • Books
                                • Toys


                                    • Boat
                                      Kayaks fro rent
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Groups
                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Singles
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Housekeeping


                                                • 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

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Couldn't be better!

                                                              Willy v.

                                                              Perfect holiday home right on the water in West Cork. We stayed for 19 nights and loved every minute of it. Beautiful, clean design, warm and cosy house, very well-equipped. A fabulous, getaway. I'd stay for months if I could!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We enjoyed having you here and hope that you will come again.

                                                              Thank you for your lovely review.

                                                              A wonderfully secluded location.

                                                              David J.

                                                              Despite a significantly later than expected arrival, Stephanie gave us a warm welcome and advice on the local places of interest. The property was clean, cosy and well furnished for our needs having a well equipped kitchen and ample living space combined with two double bedrooms.

                                                              The outlook over the bay could be enjoyed from almost every room and a stroll along the beach was a lovely way to start the day, we even found a couple of wild oysters at low tide.

                                                              Getting to the places of interest is better to be done by car and we found some superb little beaches to walk the dog within a 20 minute drive.

                                                              All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

                                                              A beautiful spot

                                                              Anne-Marie v.

                                                              This is an absolutely wonderful place right on the water's edge. Stephanie is a fantastic host, who made us feel so welcome. Thank you so much!


                                                              Alan P.Tallahassee, Florida

                                                              Very clean and lots of space

                                                              Stunning Views and Beach at Doorstep

                                                              Juliet A.

                                                              Wonderful peaceful break in this lovely house by the sea. The photos on the site don't do it justice at all! The beach was by my doorstep and as a winter swimmer I was delighted to have a private beach ten paces away. The house was comfortable and well thought out. I can't think of anything to fault here. I could have spent my entire holiday looking out the window.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to have you and I am glad you made full use of the beach even in February!

                                                              Beautiful boathouse - gorgeous views!

                                                              Kevin B.

                                                              My wife and 14 year old grand daughter spent a wonderful week here in July 2016. The property is clean and comfortable and the owner Stephanie is friendly and helpful. The views from the property are spectacular and we loved being able to get onto the beach and into the water within a minute of leaving the apartment. Stephanie helped us to hire a kayak for our granddaughter which she absolutely loved, and we found the water to be comfortable enough to swim in, which we did every day.

                                                              We found it necessary to hire a car and enjoyed the many small towns and sights that largely make up this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The scenery is amazing, the people very friendly and we found no shortage of places to stock up on supplies, or to have lunch or afternoon tea. We always enjoyed returning to the boathouse where we had Dunmanus Bay to ourselves apart from a heron that visited daily. It is hard to put into words the peacefulness and calm of the area. Without doubt we would recommend it to others, and we hope to revisit ourselves before too long!


                                                              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

                                                              Heating oil and electricity are charged based on a meter reading at the end of your stay. The price for end cleaning is €55. The security deposit will be handed back at the end of your stay once no damage has occurred. We generally only take one week bookings from Saturday to Saturday, but sometimes can make exceptions. Please contact us if you require a different schedule. Bedding and towels are included in the price. 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 also non-refundable. We recommend a travel insurance that covers you should you need to cancel.

                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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