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Waterfront House In A Spectacular Setting With Private Beach - Mulroe Cove - House

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



Mulroe Cove - House

'Mulroe House' sleeps 4 and has a comfortable and homely feel with its wooden floors and thick stonewalls. It has two bedrooms, one double and one twin bedroom, a separate bathroom with bath/shower facilities, a cosy kitchen with dining area and a living room with a beautiful old stone fireplace and an antique corner cupboard.

It is stylishly furnished with antique and modern furniture.

'Mulroe House' can also be combined with 'Mulroe Studio' to make one large unit that sleeps 6.

About the property

Mulroe Cove

Mulroe Cove is a superb waterfront property and has a truly spectacular and uniquely private setting. It has its own private shingle beach which is only 5 metres from the house and spreads 0.5 km wide. It is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and fish or to stroll and relax on.

Due to its very sheltered position on the South side of the Dunmanus Bay, Mulroe is not only a superb seafront property, but is also set in 5 acres of mature gardens, which comprises a walled garden with Mediterranean and tropical plants as well as various areas of lawn with mature trees and a woodland with waterway. The woodland stretches over 0.5 miles from the house to the main road, thus lending the house a very private and tranquil setting.

At the far side of the beach the sea stretches into a beautiful wild marshland in which many different varieties of birds live and nest.

The house is a lovingly restored stone cottage set in the beautiful walled garden with wonderful sea views. It combines old with new, thus lending the house a timeless feel full of character.

The house consists of two separate rental units, the first, called 'Mulroe Studio' sleeps 2, the second, called 'Mulroe House' sleeps 4.

'Mulroe Studio' sleeps two. It has a spacious double height living/dining room with a characterful mix of antique and modern furniture and a twin bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It has a charming kitchen with an old dresser, table and a free-standing modern gas-cooker with electric oven and a stylish, contemporary bathroom with bath/shower. The seaviews from the kitchen, living room and bedroom are stunning.

It is possible to sleep a third person on the bedsofa in the living room.

It is possible to sleep a third person on the bedsofa in the living room.

'Mulroe House' sleeps four and has a comfy feel. It consists of a double and twin bedroom, a separate bathroom with bath/shower facilities, a cosy kitchen with dining area and a living room with a beautiful old stone fireplace and old corner cupboard. It is stylishly furnished with old and new furniture.

Both units can also be combined to make one large unit that sleeps 6.

The owners live in a separate house on the property.

More Details

Stephanie O' Donovan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Stephanie O' Donovan

I grew up in Germany, studied history, philosophy and art history in Germany, USA, France, and UK. Worked as a lecturer at colleges in UK and USA and I now work as a teacher. I speak fluent English, French and German

Stephanie O' Donovan purchased this house in 1998

Why Stephanie O' Donovan chose County Cork

I was smitten by this beautiful waterfront property which has been lovingly restored over the years. I holidayed many times in West Cork as a child and love its beauty, and the diversity of its mountains, rivers and coastline all of which are within easy reach.

What makes this house unique

Lovingly restored stone houses right by the sea with a private beach and stunning views across Dunmanus Bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To the O'Donovan family,

It is an honour and a delight to be the first guests to write into your guestbook.

Our week in Mulroe was an Irish dream!

We have enjoyed every second of it. Even the weather showed itself from its best side!

See you soon again (on our motorbikes)!
Jun 2013
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Available Rentals

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Electricity and heating oil are not included and will be charged for at unit cost, at the end of your stay.

The price for end cleaning is €55.

Upon booking a deposit of 50% is due. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Once paid, the balance is non-refundable. We recommend taking out a travel insurance which covers you in case of having to cancel the holiday.

The security deposit is payable upon arrival and will be given back at the end of your stay once no damage has occurred.

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for Mulroe Cove - Housein County Cork in Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Mulroe Cove - House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lovely cottage in an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

The location is absolutely awesome, incredibly peaceful and right by the beach. Our children loved being able to wander to and from the beach to our cottage. The photos don't do justice to the properties. We stayed in Mulroe House and thought it was full of character. We had a really enjoyable stay and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for describing our location and in particular the proximity to the beach so well. We will take better photos. Nearly every guest this year said that our current photos don't do the place justice. And it would be lovely to have you here again.
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Lovely waterside property in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

When the weather is good there is no need to travel anywhere. With the water on our doorstep we could swim and relax on a beach of our own. Thank you Stephanie for being such a friendly hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always lovely to see guests enjoying their time here and treasuring the sea on their doorstep, taking in all that Mulroe has to offer. It was great having you here. Stephanie
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Perfection by the sea, fantastic place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (boys 5yrs and 11yrs) had a wonderful week here .The boathouse itself couldn't be bettered , with tremendous views from all windows onto the bay . Comfy beds with lovely modern decor .Was particularly relaxing for the children to run about on a safe beach within eyesight , they loved finding crabs, shells and skimming stones . We saw a seal in the bay one evening and there is your own personal heron to watch fish outside your window . We went swimming in front of the boathouse and loved everything about the location . So much beauty in the local area , plenty to do , whale watching the highlight .We had a brilliant stay and I can't recommend this place highly enough , the owner Stephanie couldn't have been more helpful and am so pleased we stayed here .Viki -Brighton, UK

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein tolles Haus in ländlicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Direkt am Wasser gelegen, hörten wir nur Wellen, den Wind und ab und zu ein paar Vögel. Es herrscht dort diese Art von entspannter Stille die wir im hektischen Alltag so oft vermissen. Eine freundliche, herzliche und hilfsbereite Vermieterin, die überdies perfekt Deutsch spricht, direkt um die Ecke in Kombination mit einem wohltuend eingerichteten Haus, da haben wir nichts vermisst. Durrus und Bantry sind praktisch um die Ecke wenn man etwas braucht, aber wir haben unseren Bedarf meistens in den kleinen Läden auf unseren Routen bei den Tagestouren beschafft. Klar, ohne Auto geht nichts!

Es gibt atemberaubende Landschaft, kleine idyllische Orte die zum Verweilen einladen und jede Menge Meer und mehr um einen tollen Urlaub zu verbringen. Unsere Empfehlung hat das Haus. Es ist jederzeit wieder eine Reise wert!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Various Barpubs in Durrus village
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Bantry Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Blair's Cove
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Right outside the house, 5 meters away from house
Car: necessary

Mulroe is only a short drive away from the Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Barley Cove. It is also within easy reach of the Sheep's Head peninsula with its many scenic walkways.

The small, lively village of Durrus is only 4 km away and there you find a grocery shop, several pubs and restaurants and a Cafe with WiFi facilities, a post office and a general hardware store that sells all you need for the beach and fishing equipment.

Mulroe is equidistant from the historic seaside towns of Bantry and Schull, approximately 13 km away. Bantry is a lively town and has more pubs and restaurants, a lovely Farmer's Market on Fridays and a large supermarket that offers online deliveries. At the end of June it hosts the Chamber Music Festival and at the beginning of July the Bantry Literary Festival.

The picturesque seaside town of Schull is famous for its harbour and hosts the famous Fastnet Sailing Race.

We are in easy reach of Bantry House, Mizen Head Lighthouse, Glengariff Bamboo Park, Ewe Sculpture Garden and Glengariff Nature Reserve, Barley Lake and Garnish Island, then onto Beara Peninsula as well as Schull, Cape Clear or Sherkin Island and onto Skibbereen and Lough Hyne.

Activities in the area include: swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailing, surfing, boat trips, scuba diving, horse riding, whale watching, cinema and Spa, walking/hill walking, beaches and golf.