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Ballingeary, County Cork (Ref. 4655)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Mr Frischmuth

    “Mrs Crowley is a really great cottage owner.”

    Her friendly, helpful and welcomed kind was overall, what we expected. ...

    Her friendly, helpful and welcomed kind was overall, what we expected. The Cottage is gorgouse. A perfect, quiet place with a large garden, cats and dogs. Well, the animales belongs to the cottage owners, but we had some visits from one or two cute cats. It's not easy, to find the entrance to the property. So if you left behind Ballingeary in direction Bantry, slow down a bit after the bridge and the old castlelike house. The entrance is directly in the next turn. But if you call Mrs Crowley short before your arrival, she will wait for you at the street. Back to the cottage. If you need your smartphone and can't life one hour without Instagram, Facebook, etc. this won't be the right place. Even with a mobile it's hard to find a signal. But if you like the nature and love some warm evenings infront of a oven, you are perfectly right here. The next, larg supermarket (Lidl) is in Bantry, roundabout 27km away and the next walking / hiking areas are directly nearby. Even the street, directly beneath the property, can't disturb your sleep. Well, and you have 3 bedrooms to choose, if the one on the street is not yours. We guess, that we will come back one day! Thank you for all and hopefully many bookings. Best regards from Germany,

The property

A lovely, traditional detached stone cottage located on the outskirts of Ballingeary village in County Cork.

As soon as you pull up to this Cork cottage you will be delighted with the charming stone exterior, inviting you in to this wonderful rural retreat.

The welcoming sitting room is sure to please with its cosy woodburning stove set within an exposed stone surround.

Imagine curling up in this room with a hot drink on a chilly evening, after a day exploring the rural surroundings of your Cork cottage.

Alternatively, on a summer night, why not sit outside in the pretty courtyard area or in the shared garden, enjoying a cool drink and planning your activities for the next day?

You'll be spoilt for choice of places to visit from your Cork cottage.

Close by is the picturesque National Park of Gougane Barra, which offers superb walks amidst lovely scenery and seasonal Theatre by the Lake performances.

If you fancy venturing a little further from your Cork holiday home, visit the town of Bantry, home to Bantry Bay, colourful buildings, and a whole host of shops, pubs and restaurants, or vibrant Kenmare with its rugged coastline.

Whatever you choose your cosy Cork cottage makes a delightful base to return to at the end of the day.

Take advantage of your attractive country-style kitchen and prepare a hearty meal for the family, before retiring for the night to one of the comfy bedrooms available to you.

After a good night's sleep you will be ready for a day of discovery from your superbly located Cork cottage base, with the delights of this county and neighbouring Kerry within easy reach.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin (accessed via one of the double bedrooms or via external entrance with stone steps)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin & WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, library of books/games
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent April - Sept inclusive, first €20 of oil and first €20 of electricity inc. in rent Oct - March inclusive, with remainder charged via meter reading, payable direct to owner
  • Starter pack for woodburner inc. all year round
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared (with owner) enclosed lawned garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Up to 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Small, unfenced pond on-site - please ensure children are supervised at all times.

About the location


Macroom 17 miles; Bantry 18 miles.

The picturesque village of Ballingeary quietly rests amongst the Shehy Mountains in County Cork and is situated in an Irish speaking area, recognised as an important centre for Irish language tuition. Popular with hikers and anglers, the village also offers a shop, pub, Post Office, playground and art gallery and hosts an annual agricultural and horticultural show. The nearby National Park of Gougane Barra boasts an array of walks along the River Lee and many exciting nature trails just waiting to be explored, as well as hosting a popular Theatre by the Lake programme during the summer. Visit the nearby town of Macroom, with its weekly market and domineering castle, or take some time to explore the coastal town of Bantry and delightful Bantry Bay. A great location for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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