Large 5 Bedroom House, Sea Views, Stunning Sunsets and Spectacular Night Skies
Why Geoffrey O'Donoghue chose Clonakilty
Karen and I purchased the land on which the house is built in 1996. We started building the following year and completed it in 1999 with much of the work being undertaken by ourselves and other family members. In doing this Geoffrey had been able to call on his skills from building his parents house in Bandon with his father, brother and sisters and other relatives some 15 years before that. In our plans was the possibility that we might move there ourselves one day but it hasn't happened yet! We feel that rather than ourselves trying to say why you should stay at Irish Lights it might be more informative if you were to read the reviews of previous guests. We have, we believe, worked hard to maintain the house to a high standard not only for ourselves when we stay there but more so for our guests and we feel we have been rewarded by their comments. We have estimated that something like 30% of our bookings are repeat guests a number of who have visited on numerous occasions. In recent years we have found that a number of families who are coming to attend weddings at the local Dunmore house hotel have stayed with us and use this as a base. As we are large enough to accommodate nine people we have noticed that the house is very popular for either two families coming together or extended families coming to celebrate anniversaries where of course the grandparents can provide babysitting! Before making an online booking we prefer to talk with you so that we can tell you more about the property and the area.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
There is lots of garden to runaround
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Absolutely lovely. On hilltop with sea veiws in two directions
There in early October with fucias in flower in all the hedges, mild weather and very few tourists. Ten minute walk down hill, quite steep, to nearest very picturest little bay. Daughter did swim there but had to wade through some kelp. Yes she is mad. Great beaches in walkable distance but very quick by car and almost totally deserted. Lovely pub within easy walking distance and Clonakilty has great charm and something for everybody. Highly recomended. The house was well equipped, spacious and comfortable.
Many thanks and delighted that you enjoyed yourselves. It is really pleasing to know that you enjoyed the house and the area.
Will be there myself soon and your comments remind me of what I am missing.
Could not have hoped for anything better. Would return in a second. Fantastic!!!!
Home from Home
Have stayed at Irish Lights for the last few years during the West Cork Rally and always re-book before I leave. It’s really well equipped, the views are amazing and the only downside is that I don’t get to stay for longer than a few days. Highly recommend this beautiful house for the perfect getaway.
Rosemarie, many thanks for your review. Though your rally team have had a number of mechanical failure in recent rallies I am pleased that at the least you enjoy your stay with us.
Beautiful views and lovely house
We stayed here as a group of 6 for a wedding at a nearby hotel. The house was perfectly situated with lovely sea views. Very well equipped and clean. Nice walk to a small cove nearby. Excellent communication from owner. Would not hesitate to book this property again if I return to this area in future. Highly recommend.
Lovely location, beautiful warm house. Lots of space for everyone and generally well equipped
Well situated both for local activities and for visiting further afield. We really enjoyed the craic in Clonakilty and the whale watching out of Baltimore (no whales in the aftermath of Ophelia and Brian but plenty of dolphins, porpoises and seals). Just as enjoyable was the short walk to the local pub. Highlights include the walking on the amazing beaches and golf at Old Head of Kinsale. Very welcoming and efficient local help also, thanks to Gail and the ever-available taxi driver John the Butcher
Delighted that we were able to get the house back in order after Storm Orphelia and thanks for you acknowledgement of Gail who looks after the house and our guests.
It was a pleasure having you stay
Had a great time.
Had a great time. Loved the huge sunroom & it's lovely view. Had plenty of kitchen items so made our stay fine.
The house is situated by Ardfield village, close to the coast and approximately 5km from Clonakilty, renowned for its lively muscic scene, attracting many headline names.
There is a great choice of local restaurants and ufish is definitely on the menu - seafood chowder, home made brown bread and a glass of Murphy's are a must.
If golfing is your passion then is is the place to be. With the ocean as your backdrop on a number of courses, golf clubs are within easy reach at Bandon, Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale (which must be amongst some of the best Atlantic views in Ireland) and Skibbereen. There is also a golf driving range at nearby Roscarberry. Phone: 023 8848054.