|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
All mod cons and comforts, steps to village & water.
Uniquely situated close to the harbour and paces to the village and the pier., Riverside is aptly named as the river does indeed run parallel to the property.. At night you can open the window and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the babbling brook.
The house itself is part of three properties that surround a courtyard and is accessed from pier road. The living space is on the first floor overlooking the courtyard and harbour to the back.. On Sunday mornings you can see the Farmers Market from the kitchen window and if inclined, pop around the corner to sample its delightful fare and lively atmosphere. The residence consists of two bedrooms, one ensuite. The main bedroom has a large double bed and overlooks pier road to the front and the courtyard to the back. The second bedroom has bunk beds and a child's travel cot can be provided if needed. The second bathroom is off the hall. Both bathrooms have combination showers which heat the water instantly. The kitchen, dining and living area are open plan and very nicely appointed and comfortable. The kitchen has a washer/dryer and the living room has a sofa that converts into a bed if required. There are windows to the back of the living room and in winter you can see the sea beyond. In the summer the tree foliage is very dense so the view is obstructed. There is a smart television in the living room which is Netflix connected. Vodafone is the wifi provider for the house and passwords will be provided when the booking is confirmed.
Anne is the house host. She takes great care that the house is ready and will go in prior to your arrival and turn on heating if the temperature is on the chilly side and air the property in summer. Freshly laundered sheets and towels will be provided and the beds made up.
There is a small alcove to the front of the main entrance which provides a sheltered spot where you can place the small table and two chairs and catch the late afternoon sun while sipping a cool drink or having a glass of wine. It is also a lovely spot to have breakfast or just sit and read a book and listen to the sound of the water and seagulls circling the fishing boats overhead, as they return from their expeditions on the water.
Schull is the perfect place from which to explore west cork -.It is also a perfect place to just settle down and enjoy the slower pace of life. The magic of Riverside is that once there, you can just park the car and wonder around as everything is in walking distance from the house.
There is plenty to do both for the active or passive traveler. The region provides many outdoor activities as well as cultural experiences. There are dozens of festivals throughout the year either in the town or in the surrounding areas. Artists, writers, filmmakers and actors have always favoured this part of the country and is home to many home grown and international celebrities who contribute to the cultural landscape of the area, creating a diverse and interesting menu of events to enjoy without having to venture too far away.
For those who like to spend time on the water there are daily trips to the islands on the coast or if you prefer to skipper yourself, Schull is known for its sailing club and facilities. The regatta is widely attended and the "Fastnet" race known around the globe. Not far by car you will come across beautiful barleycove beach which is frequented by surfers and windsurfers alike as well as beach goers, walkers and lovers of wildlife
. One of my favourite things to do in the winter months is to go for a walk on barleycove strand and feel the force of the winds wild rawness coming in off the Atlantic while listening to the roar of the sea as it crashes onto the beach.. Following such an experience I like to head to Crookhaven, stopping off at O'Sullivan's for a steaming cup of chowder. In the summer months barleycove is frequented by families and children who love the beach as it has natural sand dunes and sheltered spots, perfect for picnics. The surfers tend to look for more exposed parts of the beach and its an enjoyable sight watching them ride the waves.
For those who like to stay on land, Schull lies at the foot of Mount Gabriel which is an ideal hiking location for all levels of hikers or climbers. Other areas and activities to explore are Mizen Head, Bantry, Goleen, Skibberean and Ballydehob to name but a few. Mizen Head is a must see if possible. It is the most southerly west tip of Ireland and sports a good view of" Fastnet Rock"t he lighthouse which was the very last thing that the Irish emigrant would see on their journey across the Atlantic to America. It was called at the time the "Teardrop of Ireland" as people would stand on deck and weep as it disappeared from view knowing that they may never see their homeland again. I could continue writing about the delights of West Cork and Schull but it would be a book ! So, I will stop now and hope that you come and visit soon.
I was born in Ireland and grew up there but started traveling once I was old enough and have lived in England, France, Holland, Canada and now in America where I live with my husband and younger children. Home to me will always be Ireland and I tend to spend as much time as I can there seeing family and friends and traveling. Our family has a reunion there at least once every two years.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this townhome in 2005
We bought this property as its location was so fantastic and so close to the water and the village. Its great to be able to spend a day on a boat or fishing from the pier or even after a hike on Mt Gabriel to be able to come home and know that if you don't feel like cooking you can just pop up the road and you have a variety of restaurants to choose from, whether its a take away, french bistro style or fine dining you can find it a minute away from the house.
In the summer months in Schull everyone wants to be on the harbour. Whether to take a walk along the coast or the river or to while away a few hours in the award winning L'escale or sitting on the slip way with your feet in the water. This is where you want to be. In the winter it is much quieter and with the quiet comes a sense of peaceful relaxation. A few days in the winter months can be very restorative and you leave feeling invigorated and reenergised. It is also lovely to be able to go to Hackett's for a pint in the evening and sit before the open fire in the snug at the back talking to the locals who at that time of year have much more time to stand and chat than they do in the busier summer months.. The winter months in Schull have a charm all their own.
The accommodation is literally just a stone's throw from the quay in Schull. It has two bedrooms (we only used one) and was comfortable and spotlessly clean. It was a just what we were looking for in Schull - which is a wonderful place for a holiday.
We're met by Anne who had a few welcoming nicies,always available if any queries,spotlessly clean, super location, great space for 2 bedroom house, I'll be back .
A spacious, well-equipped modern apartment, right next to the harbour and only 100 yards from the town centre. I had a great time here; the apartment is comfortable, the central heating worked well and the Wifi was good. Schull is in a beautiful area with great coastal scenery, good roads and lots of shops and restaurants all around.
We had a wonderful week in Schull. The property is in a lovely spot near the pier and a short walk to the Main Street. The property is spacious and great showers! Friendly people and plenty of pubs. Lots of good walks to take in the beautiful views.
We had a great stay for a high school sailing championship in Schull. Beautiful location, friendly, welcoming town. Three minute walk to the center or along waters edge to the sailing center. Property was clean and had all the necessities. Very accommodating owner and caretaker. Thank you for a carefree and wonderful stay. See you again in two years for the next round.
Number 1 Riverside is situated right on the harbour in Schull and only steps from the picturesque village of Schull with its many lively pubs, shops, galleries and great restaurants. The house is comfortable and clean with all mod cons including wifi, smart tv and washer/dryer. We guarantee to provide freshly laundered bed linens and towels and our house host Anne will be there to let you in and make sure your needs are met. She will have prepared the property for your arrival and the house will be well aired and warm in winter and cool in summer. There will be a cleaning fee of 35 euros and an additional 10 euros if guests exceed 4. There are two bedrooms, one ensuite, the other bunk beds and the second bathroom is located in the main hall. The living space is all on one level and is accessed from the road and up one flight of stairs much like a townhouse description in the States. The kitchen, dining and living area are open plan and the sofa converts to a double bed if required.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.