|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
The Addeyhouse is a light and airy bungalow set among mature trees and farmland. Large windows capture the stunning view and from the upstairs sitting room you can watch the sun set behind Mt Gabriel. The kitchen and dining room are open plan with access to a sun-trap patio. For cooking, the kitchen has a gas hob with electric oven and a microwave. The main lounge has leather sofas and a wood-burning stove. There are three bedrooms; two doubles (one of which can be a twin) and a kids' room with single and bunk beds. There is a shower room and bathroom. In the lean-to are a washing machine, dryer and freezer. Parking is limited and is either on the grass beside the house or in a pull-in by the gate, depending on weather and preference (we really do try to put nature first). There is hi-fi and wifi but no TV.
The muddy cove of Rossbrin - a ten minute walk away - is a paradise for wading birds, while the rocky shoreline surrounding our 'private' beach is full of well-stocked rock pools.
Staying at Rossbrin was exactly what our family was looking for. Coming from Hong Kong, we wanted something isolated but not isolating; secluded but not remote. Whether taking the short talk down to the coast or the scenic drive into Schull, the Addeyhouse is ideally located in the area of fine dining, scenic drives, and cultural/historic sights. My young sons (ages 5 and 7) loved the expansive yard and animals. My parents and I enjoyed the fabulous sea views, quiet, and access to fresh food. The house was tidy and cozy, with ample room for the five of us (three adults and two children).
Renting a car in Cork, we enjoyed the beautiful drive to Rossbrin and found the house without much difficulty. (When Nick sends directions like, "...turn right at the cow and keep going past the black dog..." you know it is going to be a great location.) Day trips included a boat to Cape Clear, driving to the Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, numerous castles and stone circles, Baltimore, dining at The Bunratty Inn... it was all lovely. We look forward to the day we can return.
Rossbrin is a beautiful place near a stunnig coastline. It's perfect to relax and enjoy the scenery and the skies. The house is well equipped and even when it's raining, you feel very cosy and comfortable due to a big fireplace and large windows. The owners who live next to the house are very helpful and let our 6 year old son often "help" in the garden or with the animals. We also enjoyed buying vegetables, bread and eggs from them. The two donkeys are most charming and come along when you go to the beaches where we found wonderful shells. In the two villages nearby we found everything we needed and disposed our waste. It's helpful to have a car, especially with children. We hope to come back soon and can recommend the place to everybody who wants to spend a holiday in Ireland.
Wonderful quiet rural setting with views to the sea. Rocky coast is a few minutes walk over owners fields where we saw otters (early morning) and seals as well as the expected birdlife.
House spacious with log fire in lounge to sit in front of with a book if wet weather blows in from Atlantic.
Owners live in adjacent farmhouse and very helpful with suggestions for daytrips etc. Good scenery, cycling and walking in the area. Recommend Mizen Head on a bright windy, Molls Gap and Killarney.
Schull best for shops - buy meat in butchers rather than Spar. Bars and few restaurants in both Ballydehob and Schull and a Sunday market in Schull where we got some of the best ham we've ever had.
Couldn't ask for more - a real 'get away from it all' holiday. Husband and I had long walks on the beach, sat out for lunch and enjoyed the peace and views while our boys Kayaked with Nick and others in Schull. Great to have so much outdoor freedom, lovely to walk amongst ducks and goats. House is very clean (and I'm a cleaner so particularly fussy!) and comfortable. We also went out for Christmas and enjoyed a real 'get away from all the commercialism' break. We will be back and hope to take friends out too, so that they can enjoy the experience too.
This is a beautiful little house located close to the coastline "at the end of the world". There is a lot of space. If you want escape from stress and relax a couple of days this is the place where to go.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$215|
Deposit of €200 per booking. Cleaning, if required, is charged at €15/h and deducted from deposit. First €15 electricity per week and gas is included.
Rossbrin lies on the coast between the lovely villages of Schull and Ballydehob. The coastal scenery is superb, with the aptly named Roaring Water Bay and its many islands providing a feast for the senses. Huge skies, often filled with dramatic cloud formations (and more than our fair share of sun), stretch from horizon to horizon and make a perfect backdrop for the greens and blues of the seascape.
The villages, themselves, are distinctly different. Schull is the more up-beat tourist town and a very busy place at the height of summer. Ballydehob is far quieter but, every Friday night, it plays host to one of the finest traditional music sessions around. Shopping is best done in Schull, but Ballydehob excels with fine health food and gourmet stores, as well as the only petrol station in the area.
The house lies at the end of the road, so there is no passing traffic. The sea is a short walk across the fields and a small, sheltered beach provides a great swimming and sunning spot.
Other Activities: Kayaking, planetarium