“Was a brilliant holiday in this beautiful little cottage.”
Even though it was beginning of October the weather was beautiful. And at the end of the week we were treated with some brilliant photos during Storm Callum. Totally safe as the little inlet was sheltered and we were able to get some videos of the stormy sea from the window. Loved the open fire. Made it very cosy. Perfect bolthole for getting away from it all yet close to shops in Skibbereen. Good bus service to Cork city. WiFi good if you have O2 but scanty on Vodaphone. This is my 2nd visit ...
Even though it was beginning of October the weather was beautiful. And at the end of the week we were treated with some brilliant photos during Storm Callum. Totally safe as the little inlet was sheltered and we were able to get some videos of the stormy sea from the window. Loved the open fire. Made it very cosy. Perfect bolthole for getting away from it all yet close to shops in Skibbereen. Good bus service to Cork city. WiFi good if you have O2 but scanty on Vodaphone. This is my 2nd visit and will go again.
“We have just returned from two weeks at Shark 1.”
As a family of four (including two kids 4 and 7) we were looking for a place that was accessible to amenities, had beaches and coves, was clean, safe and with a location that would leave a lasting memory. In this regard, Shark 1 did not disappoint. The location is truly stunning. The house overlooks the Atlantic with lashing waves and sea birds your constant companion. This really is an escape from the vagaries of city life. The most stunning landscape is on your doorstep. The hamlet of Tragumna (where the house is located) is so peaceful and calm and there is super easy access to many interesting and colourful villages. Skib is brilliant for quirky shops, cafes, a great Tourist ino place and much more. The local pub on Tragumna was a great addition to what, at times, felt like being at the edge of the world. This place is so special and everyone we met was incredibly nice and kind. We would definitely come back here. The house itself is cosy but it is very much in need of a refurbishment. The bedroom upstairs is so basic. The beds were comfy but the lights were tatty, the décor is very dated. The kitchen needs a refresh with electric sockets that seem like they have come from a bygone era! Some of the lights in the living room seemed to have a mind of their own and worked on an ad hoc basis. The house was very clean and tidy and Maeve (the local housekeeper) was helpful and very warm. So we had no problem with the state of cleanliness of the house. Maeve is available whenever you need her. So we would recommend this house and location for its easy access to stunning, epic scenery and beaches but I do think the owners might consider a DIY refresh and refurb.
“Lovely cottage, very comfortable in a gorgeous position.”
The local pub serves food wed to sun, with the town of Skibbereen being 10 min drive away, with 3 supermarkets. One word of warning is the cottage is cold, it has a real fire but no logs are provided, and the gas central heating is very expensive. Even in June it felt cold in the cottage in the evening, you do get the first 20euros of electricity and gas, but you could easily use that if the central heating was put on daily.
“Lovely cottage, in a breathtaking position and views, which for us was central for SW sightseeing.”
Cottage itself was clean and tidy, although a DIY tweak here and there would be beneficial. But very comfortable and fit for purpose and a pub within easy walking distance, so overall well pleased,
“A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting.”
We were very comfortable and had such a wonderful time that we wished we could have stayed longer.
“Some of the facilities and comfort could be improved.”
The bed/mattress needs replacing and was very uncomfortable. There was little information about the heating system which seemed inadequate and therefore cottage was cold. Some basics missing, such as cafetiere, which most cottages now provide.
“The location of the cottage is on the on the coast , open the curtains and the sea is in front of you, very beautiful setting.”
The cottage has everything you need in the kitchen for cooking, and the whole place was very clean. Only slight down is that some of the furniture could do with being replaced which is not to detract from the cottage being well appointed and all the positive aspects of the cottage. It is easy to travel around the area while you are staying at the cottage and lots to see and do particularly the wild Atlantic way which has some of the most spectacular views to be enjoyed. Drive in land and there are plenty of food shops such as Aldi and Lidels to get your groceries from.
“The actual location was far better than the website”
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
Skibbereen 5 miles.
A charming semi-detached cottage overlooking beautiful Tragumna beach, near the market town of Skibbereen in West Cork.
Traditionally decorated throughout, this character cottage near Skibbereen offers a homely base for small families or couples seeking a seaside break in one of Cork's most desirable areas.
Retaining all the original features of a traditional building, this Skibbereen cottage has two well-presented bedrooms and a bright open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
Wonderful sights over the sea can be admired from the front of this cottage near Skibbereen, which also has a front lawned area that is shared with the neighbouring cottages, ideal for children to play during the day, or for settling in the evening with a mug of cocoa and watching the waves crash in the bay below.
The superb beach at Tragumna offers an excellent place to spend the day with a picnic, and is just ten minutes' walk from your Skibbereen cottage, plus for outdoors enthusiasts, endless walking routes and trails are within easy reach, encompassing some breathtaking views.
The colourful town of Skibbereen, just a short drive away, provides a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as interesting attractions including the Skibbereen Heritage Centre and West Cork Arts Centre.
Take a leisurely drive to picturesque Glandore, a delightful harbour village where you can sit outside a seafront pub and enjoy watching the boats bob along the water.
Watersports, hiking, pedal boating and much more can be easily sought, so why not indulge your more adventurous side and find a new favourite hobby?
Whatever the weather and whatever the time of year, a wonderful time will be had at your Skibbereen cottage.
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Utility.
- Electric and gas central heating with open fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power charged by meter reading, first €20 included in rent
- Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking f or 1 car
- Nearby shared parking, 100 yards from cottage
- Shared lawned area to front
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 5 miles away, pub within a 2 mins walk
- Beach 5 mins walk
- Note: Due to drops in the shared front garden, children should be supervised at all times.
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About the location
SKIBBEREEN, COUNTY CORK
Leap 7 miles; Baltimore 8 miles; Glandore 9 miles; Rosscarbery 12 miles.
The market town of Skibbereen boasts colourful shops, restaurants and pubs and along with the fascinating West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Heritage Centre, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome by the town's inhabitants. Skibbereen prides itself on excellent local produce, including local seafood, local meat and bread from its own bakery, as well as weekly country and farmers’ markets. It is also situated at the heart of some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery, with sandy beaches, secluded coves, fast-flowing rivers, lakes, hills and forests, as well as Lough Hyne's nature reserve, all easily accessible for walkers, cyclists and drivers. For the more energetic, there is a superb 18-hole golf course and an indoor sports centre offering a number of activities including tennis, badminton and a fully equipped gymnasium plus sauna. Leap, Union Hall and Rosscarbery are within easy reach, set in picturesque surroundings overlooking the rugged West Cork coastline, and offering many outdoor and water-based activities such as sea kayaking, pedal boating and surfing, as well as adventure golf, not to mention Ballydehob, Baltimore, Glandore, Schull and the beautiful town of Bantry. Further afield but within driving distance is the lively market town of Kinsale - renowned as the “gourmet capital of Ireland” and famous for its food, friendliness and traditional flavour. There are dolphin and whale watching opportunities available in the area and an array of beaches and rugged cliffs, making this a walker's delight and a sunbather's paradise, and the ideal location for discovering this unspoilt area of West Cork.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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