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Number 1 Riverside Is Right On The Water And Only Steps From Schull Village....

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 11 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 4.

* Note - January 2018 - We are delighted to be doing some refurbishment work to Riverside. This includes changing the bedroom with the bunk-beds, which will soon instead have a double bed and be suitable for adults, as well as children. WE PLAN TO RE-OPEN FOR GUESTS MID / END MARCH with a better and more beautiful apartment for your stay in Schull. *


No. 1 Riverside has all mod-cons and comforts, and is literally steps from the village and the 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 a double bed 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. 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 wind's 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 it's 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. here are lots of local trails, where you can take in the genuinely breathtaking landscape. Other areas and activities to explore are Mizen Head, Bantry, Goleen, Skibbereen 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" - the 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.

More Details


Meenvane Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master ensuite. Large double bed with reading chair, two bedside tables and lamps. Wardrobe and vanity.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Number 1 Riverside Is Right On The Water And Only Steps From Schull Village....
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Lovely spot in western Cork

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property in Schull for a week in mid-September 2017. It is located in a wonderful little village, which was exactly what we were looking for. The property is very close to the Main Street, which has everything that you need (and the best independent bookstore...). Neither of us had ever been to western Cork, and totally loved the area.

The house has a brook just behind it, which provides lovely sound effects. It is also within a stone's throw of the harbourfront. I particularly enjoyed the small boardwalk area, which is a great walk along the waterfront, and which takes you through an old cemetary with a church ruin. The house had all the mod-cons.

My only regret is that I didn't get to go to the market on Sunday - other plans intervened. And it was the last one until spring!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in Schull in Riverside - and found the apartment to be very central and user friendly. Super close to park / shops etc. Smart TV with Netflix also very handy.

Nice touch to have milk / tea/ coffee and biscuits on our arrival.

Can be busy / noisy on the pier at night but we had no problems as did not stay peak season time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Apt had everything you need. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in a beautiful village.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoy my stay here. Excellent location and very helpful both Marianne and Anne.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catriona, We enjoyed having you, great company and a pleasure to communicate with. We hope to see you back again. Best, Marianne
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Wonderful Stay At Number 1 Riverside, Schull.

  • 5 of 5

Marianne, We so enjoyed our stay at #1 Riverside. Douglas and I had a wonderful trip to Schull and we owe much of that to you and Anne O’Sullivan. We loved how everything in the apartment was spotless and nicely appointed. The layout out of the flat is great. How wonderful to be greeted by a welcoming note and goodies for two tired travelers. Very much appreciated. Anne was so kind and caring with guiding us through getting onto the internet as well as setting the hot water which we weren’t familiar with. All went seamlessly thanks to her assistance. The location cannot be beat with easy access to everything especially the harbor, shops, ferries, restaurants, pubs, bus line and the Sunday market. Again, thank you very much for helping to make our trip an enjoyable experience. We will most definitely recommend #1 Riverside to any of our friends who are planning a trip to the Wild Atlantic Way and Schull. We look forward to returning as well. Many thanks, J & D.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeanne, you are the best, we absolutely loved having you stay at Riverside and really enjoyed all our communications pre and post your visit. We know you have made Schull your home from home and hope to host you again in the future. Best wishes to you both. Marianne.x
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Quiet Yet Lovely

  • 5 of 5

I must write this review....because it saved my vacation to Cork from total disaster. I found this cottage at the last minute, as I had to flee a terrible cottage in another town. The place is just as advertised: clean, quiet and warm. The location is excellent, a short walk to the pier, great pubs, shops etc. It's not huge - just perfect for single, couple, or a small family. The interior design is open plan and beautiful. The kitchen has everything you need. The photos do not do justice. Someone has really thought out the design. There's a nice view of the water from the living room window - and a river below. It is a townhouse and does not face the ocean. Excellent privacy. The people are GREAT, and totally easy to deal with. The owner, Marianne, is very available and responds fast by email. The local manager, Anne, is lovely and welcoming - very helpful with anything you need. A box of cookies and tea on the counter - milk in the fridge! I will definitely be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I too am glad we were able to provide the accommodation you needed after having such a trying start to your visit to Ireland. It was lovely talking to you and hope we see you back again in the future. Warmest wishes, Marianne
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Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

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

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Meenvane

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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