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Rock Cottage Country House on the Wild Atlantic Way situated on the Mizen Head. - Garden Chalet

Bedrooms Studio
Space 180 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Garden Chalet

The Garden Chalet comprises of kitchenette offering hob, microwave, fridge and kitchen appliances. It is open plan to include bedroom/living area and TV. It also has a separate shower room & WC. Outside has a patio area with outdoor table and chairs plus barbecue. Outside guests can roam around the grounds, hillside and visit the animals. From the top of the hill there is a bench where guest can sit and enjoy the 360 degree view over the hills and Mount Gabriel.

About the property

Rock Cottage Self Catering

Set in the grounds of an 18th century Georgian Hunting Lodge. On the wild Atlantic Way

Schull is just a 10 minute drive away with numerous boutiques, pubs and restaurants, art galleries, library and good food shops plus a weekly market on Sundays.

Also near by is The Mizen Head and Barley cove

This property is under new ownership since June 2014.

Outside guests can roam around the grounds, hillside and visit the animals. From the top of the hill there is a bench where guest can sit and enjoy the 360 degree view over the hills and Mount Gabriel.

More Details

Jacqueline Sarsfield
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Jacqueline Sarsfield

I am a fun loving individual who loves travelling and meeting new people. My particular passion are the animals here at Rock Cottage and the beautiful unspoilt landscape. My interests are walking, photography & cooking. I love to go walking around this part of Ireland and exploring all the beautiful sites. My passion is to go to the local farmers' markets and cook with locally grown produce.

Jacqueline Sarsfield purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Jacqueline Sarsfield chose Ireland

I spent much of my childhood here in Ireland having been born in Dublin. I moved full time to Ireland in 2014 from London.

What makes this chalet unique

Having rented Rock Cottage for over a year, I decided to purchase this beautiful place and continue with this well established holiday accommodation business. The gardens, paddocks and surrounding hillsides are stunning, particularly the 360 degree view from the top of the garden overlooking Dunmanus Bay, The Sheeps Head and on the other side the hills and Mt Gabriel.

Available Rentals

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Property should be left clean and tidy upon departure.


County Cork Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Separate bathroom with good power shower, WC and basin.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Open plan bedroom with standard double bed, kitchenette and living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We offer a separate holiday cottage which sleeps 2/3 guests and this can be combined to accommodate larger groups or families who would like to rent both the chalet and the cottage.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Garden Chalet
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Perfect Place to Stay, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough positive things about the chalet and hosts. The setting was peaceful. The property is a tucked away and there is no car noise, which is exactly what we wanted coming from a city. The bed is VERY comfortable. The whole arrangement afforded us the best nights sleep my wife and I have had in ages. Kitchen has everything needed and is stocked with some essential items like cooking oil, salt, pepper, tea bags, etc. The hosts are wonderful and shared some farm fresh duck eggs. Not a far drive to explore the peninsula. Make sure you go to Three Castle Head and do the little hike up to the top overlooking the castle and water. Breathtaking. Anyhow, no regrets booking this property. This made our first trip to Ireland very memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a wonderful review. We very much hope that you will both come back here sometime, you will be most welcome and the animal menagerie will be growing!
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Peaceful Country Escape

  • 5 of 5

What can't I say about our stay in this sweet little cottage. My daughter just adored the little cottage, especially when she saw the Ms. Sarsfield had put a teddy bear in the bed for her and several books. She even had toys for my little girl to take to the beach. And she couldn't get enough of all the animals she got to see during our stay, especially the donkeys that always came to the gate to say hello.

I just didn't want to leave, it was everything I was looking for. The property was peaceful and quiet. I could enjoy a nice peaceful evening after a day of sight seeing. This little cottage was the perfect size for the two of us. We even enjoyed evening walks after dinner on the property. And the communities we visited were amazing, full of very helpful and friendly people.

Everyone I know that is planning a trip to Ireland I suggest to them Rock Cottages and visit the area we were in. I just can't say enough good things. We will be contact Rock Cottages for our second visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Klein aber fein

  • 5 of 5

Wunderbar gelegenes Anwesen, Ruhe ist garantiert. Das Chalet (Schlaf-/Wohnküche + Bad) ist liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr gepflegt. Jacqueline ist eine besonders nette und freundliche Gastgeberin. Am Ende bedauerten wir, schon abreisen zu müssen.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot

  • 4 of 5

The blue little cottage is such a lovely spot... Yes, it is quite small, but it contains everything you need and it is really cosy. Jacqueline is a very nice host and the two donkey were our very cute neighbours. Thanks for a wonderfull stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet little Garden Chalet

  • 5 of 5

The Rock Cottage is embedded in a breathtaking landscape. The small gravel way to the houses is lined with old trees and wild flowers. Pheasants and many other birds are roaming the gardens. Cattle and donkeys are on the pastures. That in itself was a great first impression. When we looked at the chalet it got even better!

First of all, yes it is as small as it looks. Nevertheless the furnishings are thought through and all things worked excellent. It is a very cosy and cute little chalet. We fell in love with it instantly. Our hosts, Jacqueline and Jonathan, are very nice and helpful people.

Resumé? We had a very nice time there and would like to come back any time.

Definitely worth it!!

Wiebke and Peter

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Garden Chalet - absolutely beautiful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been at Rock Cottage for two weeks. The house owners welcomed us very warm - very nice and helpful people. We enjoyed our vacation very much, it is totally quiet and comfortable. Their two sweet donkeys are hoggish :-) and visited us every day. From Rock Cottage you could might drive around the whole south west.

It wasn't our last vacation at Rock Cottage.


  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for staying at Rock Cottage. You were absolutely delightful and left the place so very clean, thank you. Barney & Bambi the donkeys, will be here for a long time so please do come back for another visit. There will be more additions to the menagerie and vegetable gardens very soon!
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Rock Cottage Country House is located near Dunmanus Bay on the Mizen Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork. Rock Cottage is set in a stunning coastal landscape surrounded by farm animals. Stunning views of the Atlantic and its beautiful sunsets can be seen from the top of the garden. The property is within easy access of Schull, only ten minutes drive away. Schull offers many good restaurants, bars with music as well as good shopping. It is also within easy driving distance of the Mizen head, Ireland's most southwesterly point which offers beautiful views of the wild Atlantic. The area also benefits from several sandy beaches including one of the largest and most beautiful sandy beaches in Ireland, Barley Cove. We can offer deep sea fishing trips as well as fly fishing (booking by prior arrangement). Other activities include golf, swimming, tennis, and cycling. There are many trails for walking and hiking, particularly on the Sheeps Head where you can hike through miles of breathtakingly beautiful landscape. or if you prefer water sports, golf or maybe whale watching or cruises to the islands , all available locally. The area set on the Wild Atlantic Way has charming little towns and villages with festivals, country markets and music in the evenings in the local pubs. Only a few miles from here you could indulge in some serious pampering and visit the Natural Therapy Centre for a seaweed bath or an Indian Head massage and lots more.

The Good Things cafe cookery school provides excellent cooking classes.


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