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at Rock Cottage Country House on the Wild Atlantic Way situated on Mizen Head - Rock Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Rock Cottage

Rock Cottage is a beautiful, rustic, converted stable building with all modern conveniences on the inside, whilst preserving its historic character on the outside. It is situated in a tranquil courtyard garden of a Georgian hunting lodge dating back to 1826.

About the property

Rock Cottage

Set in the grounds of an 18th century Georgian Hunting Lodge. On the wild Atlantic Way

Schull is just a 10 minute drive away with numerous boutiques, pubs and restaurants, art galleries, library and good food shops plus a weekly market on Sundays.

Also near by is The Mizen Head and Barley cove

This property is under new ownership since June 2014.

Outside guests can roam around the 17 acres of grounds, hillside and visit the animals. From the top of the hill there is a bench where guest can sit and enjoy the 360 degree view over the hills and Mount Gabriel.

More Details

Jacqueline Sarsfield
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Jacqueline Sarsfield

I am a fun loving individual who loves travelling and meeting new people. My particular passion are the animals here at Rock Cottage and the beautiful unspoilt landscape. My interests are walking, photography & cooking. I love to go walking around this part of Ireland and exploring all the beautiful sites. My passion is to go to the local farmers' markets and cook with locally grown produce.

Jacqueline Sarsfield purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jacqueline Sarsfield chose Schull

I spent much of my childhood here in Ireland having been born in Dublin. I moved full time to Ireland in 2014 from London.

What makes this cottage unique

Having rented Rock Cottage for over a year, I decided to purchase this beautiful place and continue with this well established holiday accommodation business. The gardens, paddocks and surrounding hillsides are stunning, particularly the 360 degree view from the top of the garden overlooking Dunmanus Bay, The Sheeps Head and on the other side the hills and Mt Gabriel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is a spacious excellently equipped three bed cottage in a lovely pretty and quiet spot. Inside it is stylish, clean and comfortable - host Barbara has thought of everything and was really helpful and friendly !

There is one large bedroom, modern good sized kitchen, modern bathroom and comfortable lounge / diner with open fire in addition to full oil central heating.

This is a great area for seeing a beautiful quiet and natural part of Ireland without the tourist coaches. Cork and places like Kinsale are easily accessible for a day trip.

We would recommend Rock Cottage without hesitation"
Sep 2012
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A joint laundry room is available for your use.This will be charged per load of washing/drying. We supply detergents.
Electricity and oil for Heating are charged by Meter reading; usually less than 30 euros a week


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Schull in County Cork

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in between 4 to 6 PM
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room includes, toilet, basin and a very large power shower. Towels, Bathmats supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Upstairs in the cottage you will find a large open sleeping loft spanning the entire length of the building. Through the large Roof lights you can watch the star studded sky from your bed, if you wish. The loft is furnished with a double and a single bed. Radio alarm clock and Stereo, Hair dryer as well as a few little things to make you feel welcome are supplied. Bedlinen is supplied
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage overlooks the walled courtyard of the main house. It has its own patio and garden equipped with everything you need for the warm summers day. Rock Cottage is also a working farm with lots of animals roaming around. We currently have 2 donkey, hens, ducks and sheep roaming the fields. Animal lovers are welcome and we also welcome pets. We supply Rock Cottage 2 with all household linens and give you a starter kit of the most necessary items. Our laundry room is available for your use.


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Rock Cottage
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 58 reviews

Delightful property. Very quiet and peaceful. Well appointed with every detail provided.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much we are already planning a return visit. Jacqueline and Jonathan were very friendly and accommodating. The cottage is lovely, cozy, and well appointed. We truly enjoyed our peaceful stay and absolutely loved the grounds and all the friendly sheep, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, and ducks. Mr. Daisy, the cat, is our new best friend! Many thanks, Jacqueline and Jonathan, for your most friendly hospitality. You provide an awesome travel experience that far exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to an extended return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful and simple luxury

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed and beautiful property, set in stunning scenery. Friendly and welcoming hosts . Easy access to some of the most fantastic landscapes we've ever seen

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really lovely couple who just embraced the whole Rock cottage experience, out every day exploring the surrounding countryside, Welcome back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and relaxing..........

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a lovely time. Jackie and Jonathan could not have been more helpful and gracious.

  • 5 of 5

You could not have a more lovely setting and cottage for two people in this wonderful part of Southwest Ireland. It was completely upfitted for catering and we availed ourselves of the lovely local produce, seafood and meats for each morning and evening meal. We found very few desired kitchen items lacking......and I am a cook!! The cottage was clean, well organized and ideal for daily car tours thru the region. We intend to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage set in ideal surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Rock Cottage proved to be exactly what we were looking for, and more!

The owners Jackie and Jonathan, made us feel very welcome to their idyllic piece of West Cork as well as allowing us the opportunity to meet their growing menagerie including donkey's, ducks, chickens and cat.

While the cottage offers all you need for home cooking, it is also within a short drive of a variety of decent restaurants serving great food, Blair's Cove House and The Herons Cove in Goleen to name a couple.

If you are looking for a peaceful escape, complete darkness at night and waking to birdsong, look no further.

My wife and I agreed this has to be our best Holiday Cottage experience to date, in arguably the most beautiful part of County Cork.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Setting; Cozy Cottage; Attentive, Helpful Owners

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to spend over a week at Jackie and Jonathan's cottage near Schull, West Cork, at Christmas time 2015. From the moment we drove up the driveway and spotted numerous sheep and the fairy-tale-like rolling terrain in front of their house, we knew we were in for a treat. It was so nice having the owners in residence on the property. (So many rentals owners do not live anywhere near the rental property. We always think it is a major plus having the owners on-site, but it is a rarity.)

The cottage was such a welcoming place to come home to after our times away from it. We also enjoyed our times relaxing there. The fireplace was used every night. (The owners graciously and promptly refilled the firewood basket for us every morning when we placed it outside the cottage since it was so muddy, and they wanted to spare us the inconvenience of filling it up ourselves in less than ideal weather conditions.) The bedding was of a very high standard. The duvet and pillows were extremely comfortable. The cottage was clean and a very nice size for a couple.

Jackie was so helpful pre-trip and during trip. Pre-trip she provided names of restaurants that might be open during the holiday period. I had asked her in advance as I know from both living in and traveling in Ireland that this time of the year can be difficult to find restaurants open. She also was so helpful in offering to buy us starter food items for our arrival after our drive from Shannon Airport.

We felt well looked after by our hosts. They took time to chat with us and make sure all was well, checking in by email and offering tips about pub music, etc. This type of individualized service is priceless.

(As far as nearby attractions, we loved the Beacon at the small town of Baltimore. It is a very short walk up to it from the car park. If you do go there, be very careful as there are NO barriers, and you could easily walk off the edges in parts and perish. However, it is THE must-see attraction in our book and seemingly not well touristed.)

Although the weather we experienced this time in Ireland was easily the worst we've ever experienced on many trips there as well as in six years of living there, this trip was sublime in so many ways. We attribute so much of our joy to the location of the cottage, the cottage itself, and the owners who were exceptional in their concern for our stay being a quality one.

We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Rock Cottage Country House is located near Dunmanus Bay on the Mizen Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork. Rock Cottage is set in a stunning coastal landscape surrounded by farm animals. Stunning views of the Atlantic and its beautiful sunsets can be seen from the top of the garden. The property is within easy access of Schull, only ten minutes drive away. Schull offers many good restaurants, bars with music as well as good shopping. It is also within easy driving distance of the Mizen head, Ireland's most southwesterly point which offers beautiful views of the wild Atlantic. The area also benefits from several sandy beaches including one of the largest and most beautiful sandy beaches in Ireland, Barley Cove. We can offer deep sea fishing trips as well as fly fishing (booking by prior arrangement). Other activities include golf, swimming, tennis, and cycling. There are many trails for walking and hiking, particularly on the Sheeps Head where you can hike through miles of breathtakingly beautiful landscape. or if you prefer water sports, golf or maybe whale watching or cruises to the islands , all available locally. The area set on the Wild Atlantic Way has charming little towns and villages with festivals, country markets and music in the evenings in the local pubs. Only a few miles from here you could indulge in some serious pampering and visit the Natural Therapy Centre for a seaweed bath or an Indian Head massage and lots more.

The Good Things cafe cookery school provides excellent cooking classes.