About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4/5 bedrooms, 9/11 beds, trad kitchen, 30ft conservatory,and barn room
A beautifully restored traditional farmhouse down a private track in 3 acres of its own gardens,woods and river. Complete tranquility yet only c3 miles from the bustling market town of Skibbereen. At the heart of the property is a 500 year old farmhouse which has been extended in recent years into a wonderful 4 bedroom house. One of the barns has just been converted to a big family room available additionally with 2 more beds and a shower room. The house has character & style, thick walls and traditional features with high quality modern fixtures and furnishings. Outside, the property has beautiful woods and garden, it also has a trampoline,table tennis table and 70 meters of frontage onto the River Illen (Salmon fishing in season).
If you are looking for peace, tranquility, back to nature combined with modern fittings and comforts, The River House is perfect
It's also great for families sharing ,with 2 bedrooms & bathroom at each end of the house, plus potential to add the barn.
Charlie & Coleen Hiscocks
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- May 26, 2018
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The River House
The River House near Skiberreen, West Cork, Ireland was the highlight of a 9 day stay. What a pleasant location in the middle of dairy farm country, along a small river, and isolated just enough to not be disturbed by traffic or noise from anything but Mother Nature. There were 7 in our party, six adults land one toddler and everyone fell in love with the house where we looked forward to returning each evening. Easily met our needs for alone time or family meals. Highly recommend this one of a kind rental for long or short tem vacations.
We are so thrilled you had such a great stay at the house. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it. You are all welcome back any time!
Very best wishes
Coleen & Charlie
Beautiful House in peaceful setting
Very helpful hosts. House is beautifully decorated and very well equipped.
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you had such a good stay at the house. Wishing you all the very best for 2018.
Coleen & Charlie
Heaven on Earth!
We spent one week at River House returning to the area where we had owned a house for many years when our children were growing up and in fact still own some land. The house was more than I imagined it would be. Although old in years, it had all the modern amenities that one could ask for and was well stocked with everything….just like home. It was peaceful, out in the country but just what was needed for unwinding and recharging of the batteries. I would highly recommend it to anyone whether it is for a family reunion/vacation or a get-away for a couple. You are connected with the outside world and yet, removed from the craziness of our world today. We hope to return with our children and grandchildren (we wanted to try it out first) but whether that happens, we definitely return for another week in "heaven on earth".
Tom/Rosemary Byrne, Braintree, MA
Dear Rosemary and Tom
Thank you both so much for such a lovely review. We were thrilled that you were able to enjoy both River House and your return to beautiful West Cork. We do hope we can welcome you again with the rest of your family.
with very best wishes
Coleen and Charlie
A charming cottage with plenty of internal and external space which is well maintained and stocked with plenty of household necessities, games and beautiful views across meadows and a sparkling river. It is delightful to adults and children as there are sculptures to admire and amuse, trees to climb and swing in, and peaceful walks to take.
Many thanks for such a lovely review. We are very grateful for this and were thrilled to hear how much you all enjoyed the various delights of the house and garden - and river! We hope we can welcome you again in the future.
With our very best wishes
Coleen and Charlie
Another wonderful holiday at the River House
Dear Coleen and Charlie
I just want to express my thanks again for allowing us to stay once more in your beautiful house in Skibbereen.
It really is a special place. This is our third summer in your wonderful farmhouse and each year as the children are getting older, we enjoy it more and more.
We had another fabulous fortnight unwinding in the peace and tranquility of the River House.
My parents are from Mayo but I think they are transferring their loyalties to West Cork after their second visit. Fantastic food, weather and a beautiful house - what more could you need.
Thank you again.
Aoife & Declan (Jack, Sam & Danny).
PS : The nespresso machine was a great addition - made the mornings a lot easier...:)
Dear Aoife, Declan, Jack, Sam and Danny
So many thanks for taking the time to send us this review. We were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed coming back to the house and to West Cork again. Of course you are all welcome any time. We are now looking forward to our visit and to the joys of the Nespresso machine!
With very best wishes
Coleen and Charlie and Family
A fantastic hideaway for quality family time in an idyllic setting
We were thrilled to find the property as charming as it appeared in all the photos. Our boys had plenty of room to explore and tons of scope for adventure. We found everything we needed and more within the house and had a very comfortable week. Highly recommended!
West Cork is a magical place. We are 3 miles outside Skibbereen a bustling market town which has traditional bars, a range of restaurants and pretty much all the shops you could want. There is also an indoor sports centre with sauna, gym, indoor football pitches as well as outside tennis courts etc. There is also an 18 hole golf course c 1 mile outside Skibbereen.
Also near by is Baltimore , a lovely fishing village and sailing centre from which you can get the ferry to Shirkin Island and Cape Clear (Gaelic speaking).
Lough Hyne , the deepest salt water lake and nature reserve in Europe is about 3 miles away and has a great walk up the hill behind giving fantastic views across the islands out to the Fastnet light. Bantry and Clonakilty both have cinemas. Ballydehob has great restaurants. There is also 'Island Cottage' on Hare Island, which is a short ferry ride. Beaches, bars, walking, swimming, traditional music sessions, sailing, fishing ..it is all here
Other Activities: Skibbereen is a bustling market town with shops, traditional bars and restaurants, Ballydehob, Baltimore and Bantry are all within a short drive
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We will normally ask for a 50% payment on booking confirmation and the balance 6 weeks before. We will also normally ask for a 150 Euro refundable deposit against breakages/damage. There is also a minimum 10 Euro per day utilities cost. Our property is in a rural location with no refuse collection. We therefore ask that guests use the local recycling and refuse centres to dispose of their own rubbish before departure. Thank you. In terms of cancellation we would normally ask for 6 weeks notice for a full refund of the deposit. After the balance is paid we would unfortunately, in most circumstances, be unable to refund the rental amount.