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Light-Filled Coastal Irish Home with Open Plan

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

County Cork House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12); studio extra

Derry Hill- Welcome.

This self-catered, detached, beautiful family home is set on its own private lawn and landscaped grounds. A five minute car drive from the renowned West Cork villages of Glandore and Rosscarbery, the house overlooks the charming Roury valley and river.

Featuring four bedrooms: three doubles (1 master en-suite) and one w/2-twin beds, the house can accommodate 8 persons very comfortably.

The open-plan, ground floor incorporates a superior, hand-crafted kitchen furnished with solid, beach-timber cupboards, black granite countertops and island unit, integrated appliances, and many more extras.

Positioned conveniently next to the kitchen is the open plan Dining Area which overlooks a lawn, wild meadow and a preserved forest at the bottom and side of the hill.

A large open-plan Lounge Area with high ceiling, solid-timber flooring and open, stone-faced, wood-burning fireplace provides exceptional levels of natural light, beautiful views, and access to a 12 by 12 foot stoned patio through large French doors.

A self-contained, fully furnished, studio apartment (sleeps two plus a fold-out couch/convertible bed) above the detached garage is also available to rent for an additional 300 euros a week.

At the top of the driveway a large garden overlooks the house.

Other features include:

*Ground floor television and music room.

*Fully fitted utility room upstairs.

*Downstairs shower room and toilet.

*Outdoor basketball

*Barbecue on patio w/furniture

*Badmitton/Volleyball on lawn

Heating is provided from three separate sources:

*Solid fuel fireplace.

*Comfortable under-floor heating in tiled areas.

*Oil-fired central heating, water-filled radiators throughout.

Keywords: newly constructed, detached with garden and large yard, private driveway, rural setting, outdoor patio with barbecue grill, outdoor basketball court, volleyball/badmitton net in yard.

The studio above the garage is also available to rent (300 euros a week extra) for larger groups who want the house and need more room.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Nora Hubbert
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Nora Hubbert

While Sile and I call Brooklyn our primary residence, Sile was born and raised in County Wicklow, Ireland. Numerous trips 'home' demanded we find a 'derelict cottage' for ourselves near the family. The 'Tiger' arrived and prices skyrocketed around Dublin and into Co. Wicklow . Dejected, we went to visit friends in West Cork for a weekend.

Nora Hubbert purchased this house in 2001

Why Nora Hubbert chose Ireland

A Saturday morning drive brought us to the site on which Derry Hill sits today. Needless to say we impulsively purchased the land the day after we saw it in 1998. By 2001 the house, designed by my brother who is a builder here in the states, was constructed but unfinished. In the summer of 2001 my two brothers and brother-in-law, and his brother arrived with partners and family to partake in an Amish-like-construction, communal, work/vacation holiday. It was hugely successful as wide pitch pine boards were laid, doors hung, trim ('architrive') nailed, garage deck constructed, and a kitchen installed.

What makes this house unique

The kitchen cabinets were designed and constructed by my brother in Connecticut and imported in a container to the site. We think the kitchen is the finest feature of the house while the wood flooring, with its wide, pitch-pine boards from Honduras, is a close second. The plan is open which allows plentiful light to fill the house. We hope you appreciate the finishing details which reflect the craftsmanship my brothers and extended crew brought to the job.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Light-Filled Coastal Irish Home with Open Plan
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Corte Madera, California, USA
5

Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Derry Hill. Nora was very helpful and accommodating with our changing arrival time. The house was really nice, and the area was outstanding. Would love to return and see more of beautiful Ireland.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you made the trip to Ireland and chose Derry Hill for your accommodation . Please come again! Best, Kenny and Sile
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5

Large, comfortable house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this lovely home very near to a great beach and surrounded by fantastic scenery. The house is very large and well stocked. There were 6 of us and more than enough room. The garden is great for playing football in the evening! You're a very short drive (or indeed a walk if you don't mind jumping into hedgerows when cars pass) to Rosscarbery and Glandore. The kitchen and dining area accommodate plenty of people and have everything you need for cooking and serving a large group. There is a room downstairs that could be used as a playroom. The sitting room had comfortable chairs and couches that were perfect for relaxing in the evening.

Nora was extremely helpful and accommodating. She even provided homemade scones and a perfect cup of tea when we arrived. Everything in the house worked perfectly.

Overall we had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back. We've been to West Cork every summer for about 6 years and this is one of our favourite houses that we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we hope you return soon. Best, Kenny and Sile
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Birmingham UK
5

Corker !

  • 5 of 5

Stopped here with my large family for Son's wedding, property is all you would want - clean, spacious, great views, huge garden with goalposts for family football.

Fantastic beaches and countryside all around, and of course plenty of hostelries and eateries 5 mins down road in Rosscarbery.

Would recommend to people who enjoy seclusion but not isolation, with all amenities available in the village

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Seclusion" without "isolation". I love it ! Thanks for the insightful review. Please return. Best, Sile Carroll and Kenny Gronningsater
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5

Beautiful well equipped property, perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property! This spacious house provided us with a beautiful home for the week, it was so much more than just a house for the holiday. The house was welcoming, bright, immaculately clean and well furnished with everything you could possibly need, both indoors and out. The layout is great with lots of bedrooms and plenty of space for eating and relaxing. The garden and patio were perfect for active children to run off some energy as well as a place to let adults relax outside. Our party was a mix of ages and the house suited us all. It has been generously equipped with bedding, towels, plates, cutlery and definitely has the feel of a loved home, not an impersonal holiday let, we literally wanted for nothing, it is a most comfortable property. We were a large party so also hired the associated studio which also offered great accommodation and the combination of the two properties provided a fantastic, generous space and facilities for us enjoy a thoroughly memorable holiday. The location is great for exploring West Cork, with easy access to Cork City or a short drive to the beach. Nora was brilliant, very knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful, from the start of the booking process through to wishing us a safe journey home at the end of the stay, her help was much appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for your kind and generous review. Please visit again. All the best, Kenny and Sile
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5

Beautiful well equipped property, perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property! This spacious house provided us with a beautiful home for the week, it was so much more than just a house for the holiday. The house was welcoming, bright, immaculately clean and well furnished with everything you could possibly need, both indoors and out. The layout is great with lots of bedrooms and plenty of space for eating and relaxing. The garden and patio were perfect for active children to run off some energy as well as a place to let adults relax outside. Our party was a mix of ages and the house suited us all. It has been generously equipped with bedding, towels, plates, cutlery and definitely has the feel of a loved home, not an impersonal holiday let, we literally wanted for nothing, it is a most comfortable property. We were a large party so also hired the associated studio which also offered great accommodation and the combination of the two properties provided a fantastic, generous space and facilities for us enjoy a thoroughly memorable holiday. The location is great for exploring West Cork, with easy access to Cork City or a short drive to the beach. Nora was brilliant, very knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful, from the start of the booking process through to wishing us a safe journey home at the end of the stay, her help was much appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, Kansas
5

Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this home in Rosscarbery. We had 3 couples who were celebrating our wedding anniversaries. It was our first trip to Ireland, and this home and the surrounding area couldn't have been better. The home is very comfortable and secluded, but close enough to Rosscarbery and a lot of wonderful sites (beaches, castles, Ring of Kerry, restaurants) that it was the perfect place to stay. We enjoyed a fire in the fireplace one night, everything was top notch, including a lovely view of the countryside from the house. Nora greeted us and welcomed us with homemade Irish scones and fresh coffee -what a wonderful way to be welcomed into this lovely country. We would highly recommend this home and this area of the country to use as a home base for seeing the southwest part of Ireland! (oh, and don't forget to visit Nora's craft store in Rosscarbery - it's top notch)

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home. Based in Brooklyn, New York (we look forward to more time in Rosscarbery once we get the kids through college) we love to be reminded of how lucky we are to have such a wonderful get-away and a host like Nora to keep the home warm and welcoming for visitors like yourself. As you noted, the house, while still on the south coast, is near The Ring of Kerry which turns the corner to the dramatic West coast, scenery the likes of which is unmatched anywhere. Please come back so you can appreciate more of the rich culture and landscape of this truly magical place. All the best, Kenny Gronningsater Sile Carroll (Owners)
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Cork International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hayes in Glandore
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Skibereen Country Club
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Cork
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
N71
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rosscarbery or Glandore
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
The Warren
Car: recommended

Nearby Glandore Harbor is a most scenic harbor where sailing boats large and small set anchor. Glandore Inn, tucked into a hill with the rest of the village, offers outdoor tables and chairs from which you look down at the harbor while sipping a most glorious pint of Guinness, a must while the afternoon drifts into evening. Drombeg circle, an incredible remain from the Bronze Age, is a national monument and literally a two minute drive from the house on the way to Glandore. Kinsale is 40 minutes to the west and Killarney 2 hours to the northeast ( A bird could do it in 30 minutes but winding roads is the price you pay for dramatic landscapes on breathtaking peninsulas like Beara and Dingle). Skibereen Golf course, a twenty minute drive, offers 18 wonderful holes. The local pitch and putt course on the Warren (our 5 star blue beach) in Rosscarbery is a par 3 course which affords an incredible view of the sea while you fine tune your short game. Clonakilty, a twenty minute drive on the N71 heading east, offers a sensational live music venue at DeBara's Pub. Hill walking, sailing, golf, fishing, horseback riding, are all very accessible and loads of fun. Excellent restaurants that use the finest local produce abound.You can not buy fresher fish anywhere that the local fish shop in Union Hall. The single lane, hair-raising bridge you cross to get into Union Hall was featured in the classic Irish film, War of the Buttons. Roury Glen, over which the house sits, is your quintessential Irish landscape.

Rates & Availability

County Cork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/early winter
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$158
$790
 
 
Christmas (Holiday rate)
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$158
$896
 
 
Winter-(post new-year)
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$158
$790
 
 
Spring
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$158
$896
 
 
Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,001
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$949
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $263

additional charge of:
.65 for litre of heating oil used
.22 for unit of electricity used

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Amenities

County Cork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) A folding crib stores in the attic but is available on a per need basis., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two Futons in TV room fold down into double beds when you are in a pinch.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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