Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Schull - Leamcon Farmhouse
4 Bed, 2 Bath Farmhouse Near Schull; Spectacular Atlantic Views
Leamcon farmhouse has been in our family for generations and now we've refurbished it to accommodate family gatherings. The oak table in our open plan modern kitchen/dining/living room extends to seat 12. The reclaimed maple floors and large Stanley stove in the living room make for a cosy evening relaxing with family and friends after dinner.
Our west-facing sitting room has sea views, open hearth fire and large windows (with window seats) that flood the room with light.
The house is private- it is set on 2 acres of land 100 metres down a boreen from a quiet country road. The farmland all around remains farmed by family. Our back track leads in two minutes to a quiet pier where you can swim, dive, and fish. A ten minute drive will bring you to a popular locals beach. Or walk 30 minutes through family farmland to a secluded sandy beach.
The house sleeps 10 in beds, the main double bedroom has large windows providing stunning sea and castle views. The double bedroom (downstairs) is ensuite with electric shower. The triple bedroom is ideal for children and the fourth bedroom with its double bunk bed is perfect for parents with one child or for children.
The house is set up for a family getaway, easily accommodating extended family and friends. It has a range of indoor games, books and DVDs. The outside facilities includes boules, table tennis table (home made), and lots of picturesque space to simply sit and watch the cows grazing in the fields and the tide lapping at the rocks by the castle.
- non smoking only
- limited accessibility
- pets considered
- children welcome
Johnny and Sarah live in Dublin with their three children, Jacob, Eli and Reuben. Johnny works in overseas and humanitarian aid, which brings him around the world and when he arrives home the family love nothing better than heading for the tranquility of Leamcon farmhouse.
Leamcon Farmhouse has belonged to the O'Regan family for 120 years. The O'Regans were fisherpeople who lived closeby on West Calf Island in Roaringwater Bay. They purchased Leamcon Farmhouse in the late 1800s and farmed the land for the next hundred years. The house has been passed on to their great grandson Johnny to refurbish it and make into a comfortable family getaway while retaining its many original features.
The people around Leamcon are justifiably proud of their homeland, which translates into a warm welcome to all visitors. The land south of Leamcon Farmhouse to Castlepoint and north to sandy strand is farmed by family members. West Cork is famous for its fresh and artisan food and the house provides the perfect setting for those who want to experience its bounty. Short walks can yield mussels at low tide, and the makings of wild garlic pesto and elderflower champagne in the spring and blackberry crumble in Autumn. Our favourite pastime is fishing for dinner from the pier or the rocks by the castle, or buying crab, lobster or prawns from nearby piers.