|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Cottage at Three Castle Head has to be one of the best-located holiday homes in the whole of West Cork. It is set on the land of the beautiful Three Castle Head peninsula where you have full and exclusive access to the 12th Century Castles and lake. There are breathtaking coastal views of Dunlough Bay and the Mizen Head from the house. The house is also just a 5-minute drive to Barley Cove beach, which is considered to be one of Irelands best beaches.
The house is set on the land of a large organic sheep farm. It is very popular with Bird Watchers, Whale Watchers, Photographers and Hikers or those who just want a scenic getaway in one of Irelands most beautiful areas. It is also just a 5-minute drive to the picturesque seaside village of Crookhaven.
The cottage, which was completely renovated in 2011 offers a romantic, rustic and cozy atmosphere with an open fire and traditional Irish cottage style furnishings. Private and tranquil, it is an ideal getaway for couples and family's. The house is surrounded by its own lawns, and garden. Upstairs there is a large bedroom, which can sleep up to 3 people. Downstairs there is a large bedroom with a double bed. There is also a large bathroom on the ground floor, which has a bathtub and shower etc. The kitchen and living room are also both situated downstairs.
Nature Lovers: Three Castle Head is very popular with Bird Watchers - many first sightings of new species to Ireland have taken place here. It is also a very good spot for Whale Watching. Some of the Wildlife here includes Birds, Foxes, Wild Sheep, Rabbits, Seals, Sharks Whales and much more.
Three Castle Head is also very popular with people that like hiking, hill walking and photography - as there are an abundance of spectacular mountain and coastal views here.
Activities: There are a lot of things to do in the area including - Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Surfing, Canoeing, Hill Walking or just lazing on the beach.
There are some great Traditional Irish bars in the area., particularly Billie’s in Crockhaven, there are also some very good restaurants in the area - Herons Cove in Goleen, Blair’s Cove and the Good Things Cafe in Durras.
Whereelse in Europe you can find a more unique place to spend holidays?
Every minute the nature shows you that not far from your Cottage the end of our continent shows up.
Sitting at terrace looking over sheeps and birds. The fire gives you a warm evening.
Falling asleep with the huge Atlantic waves in your ears.
Fantastic. Everything in place in the Cottage. Landlord in nearby Farmhouse and Café is always on board and helpful.
A wonderful week. Thank you.
Location - 5 stars - amazing to be able to step out of the front door and immediately experience the wildlife of this beautiful part of Ireland. The coastline is stunning, beautiful wildflowers and for anyone who appreciates birds you will find it hard to get better views of choughs doing all the choughy things that make them such a fabulous bird to watch. The garden surrounding the cottage is lovely and private, away from walkers with views across the bay to Mizen head. The Café is also a nice treat.
Cottage - 2 stars - Don't be misled by the photographs of the other 2 properties on the farm that look to have been recently refurbished - this cottage is very basic accommodation. Although cosy once the fire is lit, the place felt damp & smelt musty when we arrived and needed a lot of airing. It was also a bit dusty. Much of the furniture is old and, although some pieces have a nice vintage feel, most has seen better days. The kitchen, although described as "well appointed", is old and worn and really needs to be replaced. The oven is good but there is very little preparation space, the sink is stained and the cupboards are all damp inside. Some of the utensils are rusty, much of the crockery is chipped (the teapot lid had been glued back together) and all the sharp knives are too blunt to cut anything harder than butter. The double bed is too short for anyone taller than 5 foot 10 and the twin room in the attic has limited head room.
My wife and I (64 and 53 years young) booked Three Castles cottage for one week in early June 2015 and were treated to a most wonderful time at Pascal's house. The previous year, same dates, we went to St. Finian's Bay, Kerry and we brought the finest of weather along with us then also. The location of Pascal's cottage could not be better placed as you have so much of natures offering on hand each day of your stay. You have the beautiful beaches at Barley Cove to explore and all to yourself at times. Mizen Head lighthouse and coastal views will be a treat for sore eyes if you get there early with your camera and binoculars. Whale and sea lions can be spotted offshore from on high.
The Sheep's Head trails will also take you to a small lighthouse path, well serviced and catered for. On this path you might find yourself alone, but in good company, you will revel in its scenery as you plod "The Poets Way" for a 5-11 km loop walk along it's northern coastal edge.
Some of West Cork's finest scenery can be reached from here if you have an adventurous streak in you or you can simple take all that is on offer from the many paths that surround your cottage. Delightful morning walks take you to Three Castles castle and lakes, discovering loop trails where only sheep have trodden. Each day can provide a new discovery as you find your way through this gentle mystical landscape and enjoy the many views from on high appreciating a fairy tale mix of grassy lake and stony fort. You can view Fastnet lighthouse in the distance south across Mizen Head or preview your trip to Sheep's head, a short distance across Dunmanus Bay to the north.
So much can be reached from this lovely location. The cottage has been renovated and has everything you might need including a warm and cosy atmosphere. You will want for nothing. It has it all. We brought the sunshine. We saw all of it's finery and we left with so many great memories, thanks to Yvonne and Pascal.
The search for our summer holiday location came to an abrupt end, when we looked at the photographs on this web page. We quickly decided that this is the place where we (parents with 3 teen agers) want to go! And it was even better! We spent a week full of nature, wind, ocean, sun and scenery in this wonderful cottage.
Really lovely place; great view and very kindly owners; normally a Cottage you recommend only best friends; stayed there with the family (two kids, age 11 and 16)
Uns hat unser Urlaub in Three Head Castle sehr gefallen und wir haben die Erholung in der reinen Natur gefunden, die wir suchten. Wir bedanken uns sehr für die warmherzige und freundliche Aufnahme.
Golf: There are many great Golf Courses in West Cork including the Old Head of Kinsale which is one of the Best Links Courses in the Country. There are other nearby links courses in Bantry and Glengarriff. The nearest golf course is in Schull which is a 25 minute drive from the house.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$321|
In order to secure a reservation we require a non refundable deposit of half the rental at the time of booking. The remainder is due six weeks prior to arrival. This can be done by bank transfer.