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Charming Victorian Garden Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Two Bed Garden Apartment close to Cobh Town

Light and airy, this lovely garden apartment forms the lower floor of the owner's character property. It is comfortably furnished with both bedrooms en suite and free WiFi access. It makes for a perfect city break with no transport required, being only 7 minutes' walk from Cobh centre and train station. Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic and has a wonderful heritage centre. The region's many attractions include historic houses, championship golf, sea angling, horse riding, with shopping in Cork City a twenty minute drive.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Eileen

Originally from East Cork, grew up in Whitegate and Cobh. Met my husband after a New Zealand v Munster match and just celebrated our 35 year anniversary.

For 42 years, I ran two shops successfully but changed to B&B last year after they closed.

Eileen purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Eileen chose Cobh

I fell in love with our house the minute I saw it. I feel that with a house like this, we are just caretakers. The house needs to be shown off as it has several great aspects arising from the British admiralty. A stay at the beautiful Victorian Oakhurst House is the perfect place to relax and re-charge the batteries.

Our home is your home and we will try always to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible for everyone. Experiencing our hospitality is like stepping back in time where guests will instantly be enveloped by the warmth and charm of this historic destination.

Oakhurst House is a traditional Victorian home that existed long before the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage from Queenstown across the Atlantic. You are now staying in this historical home very close to the very same Harbour that was the last port for the S.S. Titanic.

What makes this apartment unique

I fell in love with the architecture and views from this house. Though not visible from the apartment, the house overlooks the second largest natural harbour in the world - Cork! The views are breathtaking!!!


Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Kellys Bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Brittany Ferries, Ringaskiddy
Nearest Golf
4.5 Kilometres
Cobh Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Cobh Train Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Trade Winds
Nearest Ski
Not in Ireland
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Whitepoint Strand (stones)
Car: recommended

Cobh (formerly Queenstown) is a pretty seaside town in County Cork, Ireland . It is steeped in history and is an ideal place in which to stay to explore all that the town, Cork Harbour and East Cork has to offer.

Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950. These included Annie Moore and her two brothers – the first immigrants to be processed on Ellis Island in New York. On 11 April 1912 Queenstown was the final port of call for the RMS Titanic as she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. The RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7, 1915. The survivors were brought to the town of Cobh, and over one hundred victims lie buried in the Old Church Cemetery about a mile north of the town. Famous boxer, entertainer, wrestler and playboy Jack Doyle is also buried in this cemetery.

Cobh is a pretty town built on a steep hill on Great Island in Cork Harbour. It is just 20 minutes from Cork city and there are hourly rail connections to and from the city. The town’s architecture and streetscape is distinctly Victorian. St. Colman’s Cathedral dominates the town. It’s 49-bell Carillon is the only such instrument in Ireland and is the largest in Ireland and Britain.

Attractions for tourists include shore and lake fishing, sailing and water sports, bird watching and countless sites of historical interest and importance. Harbour Boat trips and sea angling excursions are also available. Fota House, Gardens and Wildlife Park are located on the road to Cobh. The Titanic Trail walking tour departs daily throughout the year. The Queenstown Story Heritage centre is located in the Victorian Railway station near the town centre and next to the Cobh Cruise Liner Terminal. Over 50 Cruise Liners, including the largest liners in the World visit Cobh each year and berth a mere 200 metres from the town centre. The Sirius Arts Centre has free exhibitions throughout the year and shares the original home of the Royal Cork Yacht Club with the Cobh Tourist Office. The Coral Leisure Centre at Carrignafoy in the town has state of the art facilities. There are many Golf Courses located throughout East Cork.

Cobh has many festivals and commemorations throughout the year. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place at 3.30pm on 17th March. The sinking of the Titanic is commemorated in April and the Lusitania in May. The South of Ireland Festival of Piping and Drumming takes place on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The historical raising by Taoiseach Eamon De Valera, for the first time, of the Irish Tricolour on Spike Island in July 1938 as part of the Treaty Ports handover by the British is re-enacted in July. The Cobh Peoples’ Regatta takes place in August with a feast of entertainment both on and off the water. The Festival of the Blues and the International Sea Angling Festival take place in September. Something for everyone!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cobh in County Cork

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Victorian Garden Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great property with a beautiful garden and ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home is the best way to describe the apartment. Gracious host, Elaine provided all the informations what the town of Cobh has to offer. The apartment was spacious well equipped and very confortable. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic host and apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Eileen's lovely garden apartment for two months and absolutely loved it. Eileen is such a lovely person who treated us like family, and we found it very difficult to leave her and Cobh. The apartment is very spacious with everything a person could possibly need and more. It's perfectly located, just a short stroll to the train station (with service to Cork) and the beautiful, historic town of Cobh. It was clear to us that Eileen really enjoys her guests and she certainly goes out of her way to make them feel welcome. Whether you choose one of her lovely b&b rooms or self-catering apartments, you will not be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend Oakhurst House.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Oakhurst House. The accommodation was good and Eileen Pearson could not have been more accomdating. Both of us at different times required a doctor and she immediately made the arrangements. We count her as a friend and not just a landlady. She made time to take us around the countryside so we saw places we otherwise would have missed.

We were so impressed with her that we have invited her to visit us here in the USA.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cobh, Ireland

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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