Castletownshend, County Cork (Ref. 911945)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This charming detached, ground floor cottage is situated in west County Cork, just a short drive from the market town of Skibbereen, two miles from the coastal town of Castletownshend. Lovingly furnished throughout, this Castletownshend cottage offers a cosy home-from-home holiday base for families and groups of friends escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated solely on the ground floor, this County Cork cottage offers three spacious bedrooms, one with the added bonus of an en-suite shower room. Enjoy a social open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a cosy open fire and sliding doors leading outside. A conservatory, with an additional dining area, provides a wonderful spot for the whole group to sit and reminisce the days’ adventures! An enclosed lawned garden is perfect for letting the kids run around and play while you soak up the summer sun with a glass of wine, to the sound of sausages sizzling on the barbecue. Familiarise yourself with the upbeat town of Skibbereen and its selection of traditional pubs and restaurants or peruse the weekly Farmers’ Market selling local produce to take home and share. Skip along secluded sandy beaches and tumble through beautiful countryside, as you explore the wonders of Cork and its rugged coastline. Admire boats anchored in the scenic village harbours in Castletownshend, Glandore and Schull or try for a hole in one at the nearby Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club. Visit the Arts Centre and the Skibbereen Heritage Centre for great days out while the area, brimming with nature reserves, provides the opportunity for endless walking and cycling. Don’t hesitate to come and experience the delights of County Cork in this wonderful Skibbereen cottage.



Ground Floor

  • Two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin & WC)
  • One twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with...
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area (seats 4)
  • Sitting area (seats 5) with open fire
  • Utility
  • Conservatory (seats 4) with dining area (seats 6)


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV with multi-channels
  • DVD
  • WiFi
  • Selection of books, games & DVDs
  • Fuel & power included (Apr-Oct, €25 supplement Nov-Mar, payable direct to owner)
  • Starter pack for fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Front enclosed lawned garden
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Shop & pub in Skibbereen, 2.5 miles
  • Beach 4 miles


  • Babysitting available by arrangement

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Skibbereen 6 miles.

Driving times:

  • Cork Airport – 50 miles; 1 hr 15 mins
  • Rosslare ferry – 173 miles; 3 hrs 45 mins


  • Nearest shop; Skibbereen, 2.5 miles
  • Nearest pub; Skibbereen, 2.5 miles
  • Nearest town; Skibbereen, 2.5 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club – Practice your swing on this charming 18 hole golf course
  • Skibbereen Heritage Centre – Step back in time at The Great Famine Exhibition and learn about Ireland’s first marine nature reserve, Lough Hyne

Day trip:

  • Cork City – Lose yourself in traditional Irish culture exploring the charming selection of shop, bars and restaurants
  • Killarney National Park – Grab your walking boots and explore the beauty of this stunning area, home to Ireland’s only herd of native red deer
  • The Aqua Dome – Make a splash in one of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworlds