Situated on a hillside overlooking the village of Ladysbridge the bungalow has glorious mountain views and is set in half an acre of well maintained gardens. Ladysbridge is within easy access (25 miles) of Cork Airport and Ringaskiddy ferry port and lies just off the N25 Cork-Waterford/Rosslare road at Castlemartyr. The village has a mini-market, garage, post office and pub and is an excellent base to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby beaches of Youghal and Ballycotton Bays.
We live in Suffolk,England and are both retired. We had a couple of holidays in County Cork 16 years ago and fell in love with the beautiful area, its peace and tranquility and its very friendly people. We had the bungalow built by a local builder and over the years have added additional features.
We and our family (including elderly parents and 11 grand-children!) together with friends and guests have continued to enjoy holidays there ever since. Also Bonnie our cocker spaniel!
Stuart Wallace purchased this bungalow in 1996
We had the property built in 1996 when an ideal location became available.
We loved the area around Ladysbridge which has much to offer and is a great centre to explore the south-west of Ireland and has both sea and countryside nearby. There is something to appeal to everyone of any age.
The area is easily accessible by car, boat and plane ( the international airport at Cork is only just over a half hours drive away.)
Time and time again our guests comment on the stunning location. We enjoy being surrounded by beautiful countryside with great views to the mountains and yet only a short drive from the sea.
It's a great place to unwind. If you wish a more active holiday you can enjoy miles of cliff top or beach walks, river and sea fishing, bird watching, attend a cookery course at the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, equestrian activities, try one or more of the numerous pubs and restaurants, visit farmers' markets or play golf at a variety of courses, visit castles and stately homes etc.etc. or just sit in the sun lounge or on the decking and enjoy the views with a glass of whatever!
We have a local manager ( who has been with us from day one) and is always available.
Ann and Dennis - May 2010 "What a beautiful bungalow - absolute perfection - have enjoyed it immensely. The gardens and scenic views are stunning. The peace, tranquility and relaxing in comfort here is something we shan't forget. We congratulate you both on a fine home and would gladly recommend a stay here to anyone."
Cheryl and Paul - Apr. 2010 "Words fail ! we walked in and felt at home. All is so beautiful and so cosy and homely. The garden, the views - just everything heaven."
Anna and Chris - Sept. 2010 "Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. Your home is just beautiful with such amazing views."
This is a lovely, peaceful location with great views over the Irish countryside. You feel well away from it all but are still close to everything you need for shopping and sightseeing. It is very well equipped with everything you need and is like a home away from home. The big garden, British TV channels and various games were also a big hit with the children. It is easy to get to with fantastic directions from the owner.
Many thanks for a lovely holiday
We stayed at Feochadain for a spring break and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
It was only a short drive from the airport and easy to find by the directions.
We found the cottage to be very comfortable,well equipped and well maintained.
Lighting a real fire after an exhilarating walk on the beach was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the break.In spite of the cool weather the cottage was warm and cosy. A sheltered seating area outside was ideal for afternoon tea when it was sunny.
The highlight of our stay was Sunday lunch at Ballymaloe House, a real treat in beautiful surroundings . Meals at the pub in the village
and coffee and cake at the craft centre were also popular.
All in all our stay at Feochadain proved to be an ideal way to wind down for a few days in comfortable surroundings and stunning scenery.
Special interest holidays:
Midleton (which is home to Jameson's Whisky Distillery) enjoys a great twice weekly farmers market and there are other farmers markets in neighbouring towns. Traditional music can be heard in local bars and the area generally enjoys a great selection of restaurants to suit all budgets.
Lake, river and sea fishing are just a short drive away.
There are riding stables within 15 mins drive. Shanagarry is the home of the world famous Ballymaloe cookery school which offers a wide range of courses and cookery demonstrations. It also has an excellent shop and beautiful kitchen/formal gardens which can be visited. We have had guests stay with us from America,Canada and Australia to attend the cookery school.
The local beach has a wild fowl area for those interested in bird-watching.
There are many beaches in the Bays of Ballycotton and Youghal, all of which can be reached within a half hours drive.
Garryvoe beach (10 mins drive) is a blue flag beach. From the village of Ballycotton there are many miles of cliff top walks.
There is sea fishing from the local beaches or from the harbour at Ballycotton or charter boats are available from Ballycotton or Youghal.
Cork Airport is just over a half hours drive and is well served by budget airlines.
Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal is also just over a half hours drive away. Rosslare Ferry Terminal is about a 2 hour drive away.
Cork City 20 miles. Blarney Castle 25 miles. Cobh 10 miles. There are many other places of interest to visit and many are well within an hour's drive. Further afield there is Kinsale (Ireland's gourmet capital); Lismore; Waterford; Killarney/Kenmare (gateway to the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara).
Castlemartyr (5 mins drive) has a pharmacist, mini-market with ATM machine in addition to an award winning Village Greengrocer. A greater variety of shops and supermarkets can be found in Midleton (15 min drive) also for banks, cash dispensers, cinema complex, farmers market, restaurants and pubs and a great variety of individual shops.
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A £50 per week deposit (non-refundable) is required at time of booking with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. If your holiday is cancelled within the 6 weeks no refund can be made aguests should seek reimbursement through their holiday insurance policy UNLESS the holiday period can be re-booked when a full refund of the balance will be made. Payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer.
Short breaks out of season are at a rate of £75 per night (min 3 nights) then £60 per night
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival from 2.00pm and departure by 10.00am please. Flexible dates by arrangement out of season.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds but may be paid in Euros.
Prices are all inclusive of electricity, gas, bedding and towels.
A £50 discount can be offered if you book a 2 week holiday