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Stunning Lighthouse Cottage with spectacular views

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Trabolgan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Luxurious detached Lighthouse Cottage beside Roches Point Lighthouse. Spectacular views of both the Atlantic and entrance to Cork Harbour. Roches Point Lighthouse guards the entrance to this the second largest natural harbour in the world.

Golf: Five 18 hole golf courses within 15 mile radius including Fota Golf Club home to the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gerrie or Malcolm
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Stunning Lighthouse Cottage with spectacular views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A Shining Example

  • 5 of 5

Basically for our first trip to Ireland this cottage exceeded our expectations. On arrival the owners greeted us with a welcoming bottle of red and a fresh-baked artisan loaf. And things only got better. The cottage was a delight. Beautifully furnished and comfortable. If the proof of really great accommodation lies in the ability to feel truly relaxed by doing nothing and just admiring the view, then this is just the cottage. Would I recommend it to friends? Naturally. But it was so good, I'd prefer to keep it a secret! A truly memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Incredible location at the entrance to Cobh Harbor. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing vacation. The property was in excellent condition, and Malcolm met us at the property exactly when we expected him. The views from the living room out to the Celtic Sea blew us away every time we walked in. You can spend endless hours enjoying the view. The property is quite large, with 3 bedrooms and two baths, and a spacious den as well as a living room. There is easy access to shopping and local restaurants that we really enjoyed. We also ate in and the cooking appliances are in great shape.

We would recommend this property without reservation and we look forward to many return visits!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

One of the most relaxing and refreshing breaks we have ever had. From the moment we walked through the door of Lighthouse Cottage and recieved a warm welcome from Gerrie and Malcolm we just knew we were going to have a wonderful holiday. The cottage was perfect in every way and spotlessly clean . The views were magnificent. If you need refreshed and revived go for a break to Lighthouse Cottage. Winston & Gaye

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Simply Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exquisite, the views are beyond imaginable, the rooms were wonderfully decorated, extremely clean, and everything in working condition (including WIFI). The patio was a haven to watch the most incredible (and massive) ships pass by. The neighbors (Gordon is a GEM!) were so friendly and the town so charming. And the owners Malcolm and Gerrie were delightful and so helpful and available to answer any questions throughout our stay.

The small town of Whitegate is just about 10 minutes away and has a SPAR where you can get pretty much all the provisions you would need. Midleton is about 20 minutes away and has a wonderful Farmers Market on Saturdays, and quite a large grocery store with more variety and selection.

Our family made quite a few excursions to Cobh, Kinsale, Ballycotton, and Blarney, all within an hours ride or less from the cottage.

We recommend this property fully, and hope to return one day soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lighthouse perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week away from it all at this property. Just my husband and I. The views out of the living room is out of this world!!! And better than any picture could make you believe. The property was super clean on arrival and had lots of luxuries e.g. binoculars ( take a second pair - you are going to fight over it!!!) telescope and Wifi. The kitchen was well furnished with all utensils, pots and pans, microwave, oven, kettle and toaster. We did miss a coffee machine and a BBQ but luckily did pack in our portable bbq and the kitchen had a plunger.

The courtyard in the centre is great for windy days and we were out on the front patio when it was sunny. Was great to leave the door open and hear the waves crushing below.

The house is just next to the lighthouse which leads to the entrance to Europe's largest natural harbour. We had a great time looking at the boats passing through and researching their properties. A bird book is also a recommendation - great to study up on all the birds passing by.

Whitegate is just about 4-5km and has a SPAR for groceries and Middleton is 15km with a great variety of restaurants and shops.

All in all this was a fantastic quiet property for a great relaxing holiday THANKS MALCOLM AND GERRIE!!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Totally exceeded our already high expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and surroundings were breathtaking! The cottage was very tastefully decorated and included everything you could possibly need. It was well-maintained and spotlessly clean. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the large picture window facing the ocean to do any touring. It is so peaceful, but at the same time, we were made to feel part of the little community at Roche's Point. The neighbors next door and down the hill went out of their way to introduce themselves and invite us in for a chat. They were also very helpful with any questions we had. The owners greeted us with homemade bread and wine and explained how very thing worked. They were available by e-mail for any additional questions. Wifi is also available...a nice bonus. Although this cottage is a bit off the beaten path, we were able to take day trips as far as Mizen Head and Dingle Peninsula. Cobh and Kinsale are very nice towns to visit. There is a great restaurant just a few miles away called Pepperstack Bistro connected with Rosie's bar and a nice grocery in Whitegate, also close by. We would definitely recommend this place. It was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
39 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
N25 Midleton
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

The property is part of the Lighthouse complex and includes a secure gated entrance. It is possible to fish and swim within the compound area. Two beaches are within a 10 minute walk, one of these beaches is virtually a private beach and is reached by walking over a farmers field. An excellent shop and local pubs and restaurant are within a 3 mile reach. A renowned Farmers Market is held every Saturday in Midleton which is 10 miles away. The world famous Ballymaloe Restaurant and Cookery School are within a 30 minute drive from the property.

Other Activities: Deep sea angling


Rates & Availability

Trabolgan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Festive Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are inclusive of electricity charge.

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Trabolgan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Power Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have heated towel rails and underfloor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Spectacular views from the master bedroom looking into Cork Harbour
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Property is not suitable for children under 10 years of age

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