The Lookout

Skibbereen, County Cork (Ref. 25627)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Located in a beautiful rural setting just six miles from the popular town of Skibbereen is this quality, detached County Cork cottage. Well-presented throughout and enjoying fantastic sea views from the first floor, this wonderful Skibbereen cottage is a great base for exploring Ireland's stunning south west. Sleeping seven people, this spacious Skibbereen cottageis perfect for a family group to holiday together, with three well-appointed bedrooms, as well as a dining area with a cosy solid fuel stove which represents a great spot to come together and relive the day's adventures. In warmer weather, the sunny conservatory is ideal for relaxing with a book in peace and comfort, while the sitting room with open fire will help warm chilled bones after a brisk and invigorating day spent exploring in the autumn or winter. An enclosed rear garden will provide peace of mind for parents, and kids will love treasure-hunting for shells or frolicking in the sea at the Blue Flag beach, less than a mile away. With a pub and some fantastic waking routes near by, visitors of any age will have plenty to look forward to. Visit the weekly farmers' market in Skibbereen, or treat yourself to some fine local cuisine in the welcoming pubs and restaurants. With wonderful day trips to the harbour at Kinsale, cultural Cork City or the famous Ring of Kerry all within reach and lively local villages like Leap, Union Hall and Rosscarbery, you'll be spoilt for choice at this super Skibbereen cottage.



Ground floor

  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 6) with solid fuel stove
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC

First floor

  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • One double bedroom
  • One family bedroom with one double & one single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC


  • Central heating fuelled by solid fuel stove, oil central heating during October to March only with open fire
  • Electric oven & gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV with basic Sky & DVD
  • WiFi
  • Selection of books, games & DVDs
  • Power and starter packs for stove and open fire inc. in rent
  • Oil charged by meter reading October to March, first €20 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned gardens with children's play area
  • Patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 1 mile


  • Mobile reception coverage is limited

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Leap 7 miles; Baltimore 8 miles; Glandore 9 miles; Rosscarbery 12 miles.

Driving times:

  • Cork Airport - 52 miles; 1 hr 20 mins
  • Cork ferry - 58 miles; 1 hr 30 mins


  • Nearest shop; 6 miles
  • Nearest pub; 1 mile
  • Nearest town; Skibbereen, 4 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Skibbereen - A lively market town which prides itself on its fresh produce
  • Inchydoney Island Resort - Miles of beautiful walks and a long sandy beach
  • Baltimore Beacon - Also known as Lot's Wife, a large stone structure at the entrance to Baltimore Harbour

Day trip:

  • Tralee Aqua Dome - With pools, sauna, whirlpool and wave pool there is something for all the family
  • Cork City - Bustling city with shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Beara Peninsula - A rugged peninsula in County Cork with great beaches