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Rural retreat by the sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow with attic rooms. Sleeps 7

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.

More Details

Nick Addey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018


Ballydehob Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can split into twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk + single
  • Beds are fitted with sheets and duvets. Blankets are available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Rural retreat by the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Tai Long Wan, Hong Kong

The Way Summers Should Be Spent

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob, we are glad you all enjoyed it!
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Wonderful place to go on holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salisbury, England


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

Beautiful Little House in Rossbrin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $366.3

Deposit of €200 per booking (€300 for groups larger than five persons). Cleaning (if required) and rubbish (if left) are charged at €15 per hr/bag and deducted from deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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