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Waterfront House In A Spectacular Setting With Private Beach - Mulroe Cove - The Boathouse, Fisherman's Lane

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Description

Mulroe Cove - The Boathouse, Fisherman's Lane

The Boathouse, Fisherman's Lane is an amazing waterfront property. As a former boathouse, it is built on the edge of the seashore, only meters from the high tide mark which at times gives the impression of being on a boat. A new wooden-framed larch-clad extension on stilts has been added to the existing and renovated stone-built boathouse.

The beautiful large scale windows give stunning views of the sea and of Mulroe Cove's unique and idyllic small harbour setting as well as of the surrounding landscape.

The Boathouse is furnished throughout with a lovely mix of both modern and antique furniture and has a seascape cottage Long Island style feel to it. It has a beautiful spacious kitchen/dining room with a lovely sitting area with stunning views of both the sea and landscape. The living room also overlooks the sea and leads to a lovely decking area for sitting outside. It has 2 double bedrooms, one of which has a seaview and the other a view over the stunning marshland landscape.

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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.

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Owner
Stephanie O' Donovan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Heating oil and electricity are charged based on a meter reading at the end of your stay. The price for end cleaning is €55.

The security deposit will be handed back at the end of your stay once no damage has occurred.

We generally only take one week bookings from Saturday to Saturday, but sometimes can make exceptions. Please contact us if you require a different schedule.

Bedding and towels are included in the price.

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 also non-refundable. We recommend a travel insurance that covers you should you need to cancel.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Mulroe Cove - The Boathouse, Fisherman's Lanein Durrus, Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Boathouse has one bathroom which includes a shower unit, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The Boathouse has 2 double bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful boathouse - gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 14 year old grand daughter spent a wonderful week here in July 2016. The property is clean and comfortable and the owner Stephanie is friendly and helpful. The views from the property are spectacular and we loved being able to get onto the beach and into the water within a minute of leaving the apartment. Stephanie helped us to hire a kayak for our granddaughter which she absolutely loved, and we found the water to be comfortable enough to swim in, which we did every day.

We found it necessary to hire a car and enjoyed the many small towns and sights that largely make up this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The scenery is amazing, the people very friendly and we found no shortage of places to stock up on supplies, or to have lunch or afternoon tea. We always enjoyed returning to the boathouse where we had Dunmanus Bay to ourselves apart from a heron that visited daily. It is hard to put into words the peacefulness and calm of the area. Without doubt we would recommend it to others, and we hope to revisit ourselves before too long!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful boathouse within metres of the water, with gorgeous views. Totally relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 14 year old grand daughter spent a wonderful week here in July 2016. The property is clean and comfortable and the owner Stephanie is friendly and helpful. The views from the property are spectacular and we loved being able to get onto the beach and into the water within a minute of leaving the apartment. Stephanie helped us to hire a kayak for our granddaughter which she absolutely loved, and we found the water to be comfortable enough to swim in, which we did every day.

We found it necessary to hire a car and enjoyed the many small towns and sights that largely make up this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The scenery is amazing, the people very friendly and we found no shortage of places to stock up on supplies, or to have a lunch or afternoon tea. We always enjoyed returning to the boathouse where we had Dunmanus Bay to ourselves apart from a heron that visited daily. It is hard to put into words the peacefulness and calm of the area. Without doubt we would recommend it to others, and we hope to revisit ourselves before too long!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A great spot for family of four

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our family stay at the boathouse for a week in May.

Its an ideal spot for messing around by the water, beachcombing, taking the odd cold dip and bird watching. We wanted a week of not doing too much and this was the perfect spot. The accommodation is super, the outdoors almost enters into every room so you really feel the fresh sea air. We didn't really see anyone while we were there and this suited us.

The Mizen head Peninsula is stunning for exploring and you can easily just spend the week in this one area. It's so nice, I really don't feel like telling too many friends how lovely it is. It's so unspoilt.

If you're arriving late in the dark, I would advise to take a look at the detailed directions as the roads are small and you can easily change route. The gateway could easily be missed too.

The property is clean and nicely furnished. We were hoping there might be a small welcome basket with bread, milk etc for the morning as we had quite a journey getting there and were too late to get to a supermarket as it was bank holiday too. That would have been a nice touch as we've experienced that before.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review and very fitting description of the Boathouse and its situation on the beach and stunning views. And thank you for your suggestions. We will take them to heart.
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5

An idyllic place to stay and unwind

  • 5 of 5

The view from the Boathouse must rank as one of the most beautiful in this part of Ireland with the light bouncing off the sea and the sound of waves lapping against the foreshore just a foot or so from the house. There are so many journeys you can take from this cove that are less than 30 minutes away. The drive through Ahakista reminded me of a visit to the Oracle of Delphi in Greece and if you really like heights the Healy Pass is an absolute must. The Boathouse was very well maintained and is a bright clean space. It does have its quirks: the shower is a trickle compared to the one at home, make sure you bring or buy soap and do a bit of research about where you get travel to to shopping and cash but these are small things. By the way Bantry (the nearest large town) is a place food and to stock up on Euros. The nearby small village of Durrus does have a sizeable shop and is surprisingly well stocked. All in all, a beautiful place to stay, unwind and think of possibilities.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Keep it secret

  • 5 of 5

I am reluctant to write this review because I was hoping to keep Mulroe Cove a secret. It really is the most magical place and The Boathouse is a light-filled treat. Waking up every morning to the sound of water lapping on the beach below the window and, further out, a view of the boats bobbing about in the water was a happy start to every day. This was my second trip to the Cove and I have already booked a third because twice would never be enough. Stephanie is warm and helpful and it's impossible not to make friends with Toby, the dog. The house itself has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, including some lovely outside space to take advantage of any West Cork sun that might appear (it does, you know!). A car is necessary, especially if you want to explore the stunning scenery in the area. All in all, I can't recommend Mulroe Cove highly enough. But please don't tell anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mulroe Cove - a great retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Mulroe Cove is really a lovely retreat!

Within our two weeks stay we enjoyed not only the picturesque landscape but also the friendliness and amiability of the host!

The house is situated directly at the water and well equipped. We stayed in the Boathouse from which you have a beautiful view over the cove.

Thank you for a really great holiday experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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