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Spacious and comfortable house with wonderful view in historic village

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Sep-2016
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 shower-rooms (1 en suite), sleeps 10

Mall Cottage is a charming old house in the quiet and historic Irish village of Castletownshend, a cul-de-sac, so there are few cars. The house is very comfortable and well-furnished and has a wonderful view from the kitchen / dining room (and balcony) across the harbour with its fishing boats to the green hills beyond. The garden is on 2 levels with a tennis court on the lower level. A short walk away is Mary Anne's pub with its internationally renowned cuisine (restaurant and bar food). The market town of Skibbereen is 4 miles away with good shopping and a golf course. There are many other good local restaurants and much to do and see in the beautiful surrounding countryside of West Cork.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We live and work in Central London and have enjoyed holidaying in West Cork for over 40 years. It provides the perfect place for a change of scenery to relax together as a family with a wide variety of activities.

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Location

From the Owner

We have gone to this village as a family for our Summer holidays since I was 15 years old. My parents bought a house in the village and passed it on to us. Having loved it as a teenager and met my wife there, we have taken our children, and now grandchildren, every year and they all love it too. The harbour, with its small, picturesque fishing quay, was a wonderfully safe place to learn to sail as a teenager. There is something for every age group and every taste, whether it is walking, sailing, fishing, going to the beach, playing tennis or golf, or sitting with a book and enjoying the view. The house and garden are both beautiful and well-maintained and make for a wonderful, relaxing holiday whatever the weather.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cork International Airport at 50 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cork at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Cork at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : at 100 Metres Car: recommended

Castletownshend is set on the unspoilt coastline of South West Ireland with its green hills and dairy herds. The harbour, well-protected by the islands at its mouth, is one of a number of attractive inlets both East and West within easy reach by car (such as Glandore, Union Hall, Baltimore, Schull and Crookhaven). Castletownshend is a historic village with a number of large houses built by families who first settled there in the 15th and 16th Centuries and home to the authors Edith Somerville and Martin Ross. 4 miles away lies the market town of Skibbereen with good shops and 50 miles away is Cork with its international airport

Other Activities: whale watching, visiting local archaeological sites, kayaking, good surfing (25 minutes away)

Golf: Good and inexpensive local golf course at Skibbereen (25 euros for non-members for 18 holes). Other golf courses within 30-40 minutes away

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October to December 16
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£420
 
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
£505
 
 
January to April
8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£420
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
£462
 
 
May
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£505
 
 
June
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
£589
 
 
July and August
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
£715
 
 
September
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£462
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Linen is provided, but not towels, and the cost included in the rental rates. Cost of electricity not included. Bookings are secured with a 20% deposit, refundable if re-let. Balance is payable 1 month prior to rental. All payments should be in Euros. There will be an extra charge for parties of seven or more people.

Arranged with Kathleen Cleary by phone - 00 353 28 36203

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Facilities

From the Owner

The house has a unique charm. Every room is interesting and different. Having enough bedrooms has meant we can be there as a family and invite friends to join us. The dining room table (see photo above), which can seat 14 people, was made by me (Nicky) and our three sons when they were teenagers. We have spent many hours since then sitting round it. In the garden is another table made out of a large slab of stone we found on the beach and brought back to the house in a boat. One of our sons (now a cabinet maker) made some legs for it. In fine weather we have often sat round it having long lunches. The tennis court is an added bonus with one of the finest views for a court anywhere in the world.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Two bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms (one with bath, the other with shower). The other two bathrooms (one on ground floor, one on first floor) are shared by other bedrooms.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 double, 4 twins. One of the bedrooms with twin beds has bunk beds. This same bedroom has another room off it with another set of bunk beds (this 'extra' bedroom has access either through twin-bedded room or through en-suite bathroom attached to bedroom with double room).

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 1 bedroom has an en suite bathroom and 1 bedroom an en suite shower room. The other bedrooms share the other bathroom and shower room. The house is unsuitable for young children and infirm guests owing to the different levels and number of steps between rooms internally and the number of walls and terraces outside that could prove hazardous. The kitchen is spacious, well designed and well equipped for large groups.The garden is divided between the upper garden with lawn and flower beds and the lower garden with tennis court, terrace and surrounding shrubs. Parking is in the quiet road outside the front of the house. There are two sitting rooms, one leading off the kitchen and dining area, both with open fires (wood, peat and coal can be bought locally). Other heating is by electric fires, of which there are sufficient for each sitting room and bedroom.There is a separate laundry room on a lower floor. Almost all of the rooms at the front and back of the house have interesting views

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