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Charming Victorian Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Discover Ireland and Cobh for a long week-end or a holiday!

Beautiful Victorian Terraced House in Cobh.

Recently renovated with style, this comfortable house can host up to 8 guests in the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with toilets.

Imagine yourself relaxing in the sofa with a nice glass of wine listening to traditional Irish music, after a day of walking and discovering of this beautiful area of Ireland.

Situated in the middle of the hill, the house features:

On the Ground floor, past the original hallway with traditional features, a comfortable living room with Sofa and chairs that opens into a separate dining room with large dining table. The separate kitchen includes all facilities (including washing-machine) and you can also use it as your breakfast room as it has another kitchen table!

On the First Floor, you will find there are 2 bathrooms: one consisting of a walk-in shower room, toilet and washbasin, and on the same floor a further large bathroom consisting of a stand-alone bath, separate walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin with the best view of the Harbour! Pamper yourself in the large bath watching the liners coming in the harbour after a day of discovery! In the bay-window room, there are 2 beds (1 king size + 1 single) and another cosy bedroom with a traditional double bed.

On the Top of the House, there is are two great bedrooms. Bedroom three consists of a King size bed and a single bed where you will recharge your energy for the next day! And Bedroom four consists of a Double Bed, with a view to the Cathedral.

By staying in this house, you will not only feel at home, but you will also be at the heart of a great community that offers: traditional pubs, nice restaurants, the unique Colemans’ Cathedral, the Titanic Museum, Cobh Heritage Centre, etc. all within a short walking distance.

If you are a golf enthusiast, there are several golf clubs nearby (including Cobh Golf Club and Fota Golf Club) – ask us for more information as we can help with green fees.

In the area, you can drive to Ballycotton and its magnificent cliff walks; visit the Stephen Pearce Pottery, the Jameson Experience, Blarney Castle, etc.


If you are coming with a car, you can park for free in front of the house on the street.

Trains and Ferries

The train station is a very short walk downhill, which is accessed from the local heritage centre (25 minutes train journey to Cork City, with a regular train service).

The Ferry is a further 2 miles drive from the house in the same direction, very well sign-posted.

2 Nights Accommodation

Where possible, on request, we may be able to facilitate a 2 nights stay. Please enquire for details.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Carole

We are an Irish-French-Dutch family who loves spending time in Ireland. It is such a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere compared to our buzzing life in busy cities.

What we most particularly love is enjoying a glass of wine with a great meal in the house, after a day of golf and walking and running!

We hope you will enjoy the house as much as we do!

Why Carole chose Kilgarvan

I love being in Cobh as it is a central point for many relaxing activities that you will enjoy during your stay, whether it is for a week-end, a week or more, here are some ideas on what you can do (and that we enjoy doing also):

- Golf – Cobh Golf Club is located 3km from the house, which also features one of the most picturesque Par 3 in the country, and island green with the harbour in the distance. I can arrange Green Fees "at the drop of a hat" and if you don’t bring your own Golf Clubs, I can supply 2 full sets (golf bags included, which are in the house). If you want to do a Golf Tour, you also have very nearby the Fota Golf Club, and Cork Golf Club. The Old Head of Kinsale is easily accessible also.

- Walking and Running: you have various routes that you can walk or run on the island! From sea-side walks to countryside walks, via wood walks, there are plenty of choices!

- Fishing – depending on the time of the year, you will be able to fish different ways!

- Spa – why not pampering you in the Fota Spa?

- Restaurants & Pubs – you cannot stay in Ireland without going into a traditional Irish Pub, and in Cobh you will be spoiled with choices! The best pint of Guinness for us is at the Roaring Donkey on top of the hill!

- Discovering – the Titanic and the Lusitania have marked the town, and to discover the history, you can visit the Museum, walk the trail and rest in the Memorial Garden.

- Boat trip – take a boat tour to Spike Island. The multi-cultural island has hosted a monastery, a fortress and a prison within its 104 acres, all of which have left their mark.

- And of course, plenty of activities for children: the Fota Zoo, Cuskinny court adventure park, swimming pool, playgrounds across the town, they will enjoy their time in Cobh also!

What makes this house unique

One of the reasons why I love this house is that it carries a lot of history. My husband is born on this hill and has a lot of nice memories from these houses. Now that we have our own family, I love the relaxing atmosphere we have created in the house. We enjoy having a glass of wine with friends and a good dinner in the house, after a day with Golf, walk and running!

The other reason I love the house is that it is big and spacious! You can have a lot of people in the house, and still have some privacy, due to the 2 bathrooms, the living space, the large kitchen space, etc. It is a well organised house.

But mostly, I enjoy coming to Ireland as it is a relaxing, wild atmosphere, away from our busy lives in busy cities...

Our objective is for you to enjoy as much the house as the area! And we will be very happy to help organizing your stay and also helping you during your stay!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kilgarvan in Cobh

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , With a fantastic Stand-Alone Bath looking at the harbor!
    Small Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped second bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , On the 1st floor, is Bedroom 1 in the Bay-Window room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the First Floor there is Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , On the top floor is Bedroom 3.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 4 consists of a beautiful Double Bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
2 Nights Accommodation Where possible, on request, we may be able to facilitate a 2 nights stay. Please enquire for details. Fireplace: not in use, feature only (under no circumstances are any of the fireplaces to be used for heating as we have an oil central heating system in place)


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Charming Victorian Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Très bon accueil de Patrick et très bon contact

avec Carole avant la location de cette grande

maison très propre et agréable, sous les couleurs

de l'automne.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB

What a Hill

  • 3 of 5

This house is located on an extremely steep hill. The parking provided for our vehicle was perfect. The space was fairly large for the 6 adults in our group. The washrooms were ok but not great as we ran out of hot water.

There was no television which is not acceptable in a city rental unit.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the hot water. There is a big family bathroom and an other bathroom with a shower, toilet and wash basin. The hot water is running fine provided you don’t hit the wrong switch, which you have done by accident and this can happen. We have heard your comment about the television, and you will be pleased to hear this has now been installed. We are now looking forward to welcome you again very soon!
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Very Charming indeed

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and what a location. Cobh itself is also very charming. We thought we had an issue with the hot water (turned out to be a false alarm) and the Owner had someone around to look at it straight away. Nice people; nice place.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester NY USA

Fun to stay in a house with history

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in this great old house in a nice neighborhood just up the (steep) hill from the village. It is being restored and we appreciated seeing the original fireplaces, doors and floors. The kitchen is updated and well equipped . There is a clothes washer and racks for drying available. The owners were great to communicate with and made arrangements for his mom to check in with us. She was delightful! We loved the Roaring Donkey pub up the street.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, well situated in Cobh with beautiful views of the harbour.

  • 5 of 5

Visiting Cobh is a must, great things to see and do with fota island, spike island and good bars. Lovely part if the country and well defo go back some time 😁

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect home-base for Ireland vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spacious character home in lovely town of Cobh. Very homey.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What can you do around Cobh and Cork?

- Ideal for a day trip as it is only 1,5 hour drive, you will reach Killarney. Visit this nice town and the beautiful lakes, and don’t miss the walk through the Gap of Dunloe (by walk or with a horse-drawn trap).

- Kenmare is nice town to discover in South Kerry (1.6 hours drive from Cobh) and from there you will also be able to discover breathtaking Irish scenery.

- Continuing into Kerry, you will reach the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry (2.5 hours drive from Cobh) – this is Ireland westernmost’s point and has a lot of activities to offer: sandy beaches, walking Mount Brandon, view of the blasket’s islands, etc.

- You can also continue your trip to the cliffs of Moher.

There are plenty of activities and sites to visit, don’t hesitate to contact us for some help organising your visit!


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Cleaning Fee £55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.