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HISTORIC TOWER HOUSE FOR HOLIDAY RENT

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Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks English, French, German
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC TOWER HOUSE FOR HOLIDAY RENT

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday castle in Skibbereen - Rincolisky Castle

Land Art, 360 degree sea view, 14 meter high medieval tower with 3 (bedrooms).

Renovated by Stefanie Jaax in 2000, she aimed at a combination of the medieval with the contemporary; while the ground and first (half) floor are restored in the authentic style, using original building material, but keeping the rough structures and inner wall textures as well as the 8m high room apperance. On the roof accessable through an inner wall staircase is a new built apartment with a glass front facing West and a terrace. The old French open fireplace in the kitchen/living area on ground floor with the old fashion AGA cooking stove provide a coosy ancient living atmosphere. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, Belfast sink, integrated wooden cupboards and fridge, two big worktops and a large antique oak dinner table (3m) with benches in the center.

A washing machine is located in a separate shed where storage and space for drying clothes is provided.

Sleeping facilities:

Three wooden beds are on the loft area below the vaulted ceiling and one double sofa bed is on the first floor landing, all fairly open spaces within this massive 8 m hight inner medieval space (Children love this). There are comfortable futon mattresses for those who want to sleep in the modern top room on the floor with underfloor heating and enjoy more privacy and enjoy watching the stars. There is a shower and toilet in a separate bathroom next to the top room and one toilet on the first floor.

The roof terrace is sheltered with laminated glass panels and is ideal for private and undisturbed sunbathing (weather and wind permitted). Baltimore and Heir Island can be easily accessed either by rib or ferry, boat hire is also available in Baltimore. There is a harbor peer in walking distance and access to beaches and the sea. There is internet access available all year around. The castle is on cliffs, surrounded by green fields, one of this containing an art installation 'die Traumstätte', which will be open to the public for 10 days next July.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2013
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About The Owner

I have inherited this tower house in 2000 as it belonged to the land of White Hall house, which my parents bought in 1962. After the main house was sold, I renovated this ruin which required a lot of patience and persistence with all the official procedures I had to undertake as to be granted permission as this is a listed historical building; During these first years I was spending the summer holidays with my family in a caravan on sight in order to overlook the building work. No electricity or running water was available during these first years, but it was important for all of us to pass through this period in order to appreciate the castle now in it' s final state.

I speak French, German and English so please feel free to write to me in the language you feel comfortable.

The Owner purchased this castle in 2000

Why The Owner chose Skibbereen

I chose to renovate this ruin because I spent my holidays in West Cork since 1962. This area is still unspoilt by the developments of the Celtic tiger that invaded Ireland in the 90ies and still reminds me to the country I knew in the sixties and seventies. The tower house is ideal for someone who appreciates a combination of culture and nature, who seeks a hide-away from stress and daily routines and who loves sailing and the sea. A laser dinghy is available, other dinghies are available for rent in Baltimore. The different islands in the bays are ideal for picnic or overnight camping.

What makes this castle unique

When I first sat down in the new top room of Rincolisky Castle shortly after it was finished, I said to the builder, that I am the luckiest woman in West Cork to be able to enjoy such a view. Even at night time, when I sleep on my Futon mattress on the floor, I communicate with the moon and the stars, who seem so close, The beauty of the moon's reflection on the calm water during the night is spectacular, during the day it is the sun lighting up the water, Opposite lies Kilcoe castle, facing Roaring Water Bay, it's real beauty can only be seen from the sea, not from the land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stefanie,



I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much we enjoyed your beautiful castle. What a treasure. We had a great time! We met Terri Kearney and the photographer that took the pic of your castle for the Lock Hyne book. We enjoyed your neighbors, the cows, and waved to Jeremy Irons across the bay. We made our own Medieval feast one night and ate by candle light. The sunrises, sunsets, and even rain storms were magical from the top level. My husband and I marveled every day at the reconstruction that you did. It must have been an unbelievable undertaking - and the results are fabulous.



Thank you for sharing it with us. I wish you many, many happy years in your amazing castle.



Amy
Aug 2013
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Historic Tower House For Holiday Rent
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
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Historic Tower House For Holiday Rent
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1101459
+32 -(0)474902653
Skibbereen County Cork
5

We loved it here

  • 5 out of 5
This place is unbelievable. We (6) stayed for a week in June. The castle is wonderfully designed in its restoration, the views from the top are beautiful. Spent our time swimming, doing yoga on the roof, sitting around the big table in the kitchen while the aga kept us warm and messing around on the boat. Such an amazing holiday. Thank you Stefanie! We'll be back next year :)
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Historic Tower House For Holiday Rent
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1101459
+32 -(0)474902653
Skibbereen County Cork
3

Nous avons été très déçu par les prestations.

  • 3 out of 5
Les prestations ne correspondent pas au prix de la location. Les lits n'étaient pas faits. A vous de chercher les draps dans un grand coffre plein de draps en tous genres et en boules. Les lits étaient basics. La douche était cassée. Il n'y avait qu'une salle de douche, l'autre étant un toilette. L'aga n'avait pas été mise en route avant notre arrivée, donc attente de plusieurs heures avant de pouvoir l'utiliser. Ect..
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Minihan's Bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Cork Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Skibbereen
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
LissArd House
Car: necessary

Description of Rincolisky Castle

Located at the edge of Roaring Water Bay, this 500 years old tower of Rincolisky Castle is surrounded by the green fields of the still untouched scenery of West Cork.

Across the bay lies Kilcoe Castle, both share a similar history.

Constructed by the O’Driscoll clan around 1495 on a rock,

(see front page of ‘O’Driscolls’ Past and Present’), Rincolisky Castle overlooks the beautiful islands of Heir, Cape Clear and Shirkin.

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Rates & Availability

From €171 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday castle in Skibbereen, County Cork

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
low season
30 Oct 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,070
for 4 nights
From
€250
€1,070
 
 
high season
1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,270
for 7 nights
€1,270
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €200
cleaning, laundry €70
Pet Fee €12
Notes No extra charges are required

The refundable security deposit of €200.- is added to the weekly rent and has to be paid in cash to the caretaker upon arrival . This amount will be reimbursed at the end of your stay in case no damage has been detected by the manager on the day of departure. The rent of a Laser dinghy is included in the rent.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Skibbereen in County Cork

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom on top floor, (shower no bath tub) 1 toilet with sink on first floor, 1 shower and basin in shed after boating
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • One double bed-couch on first floor, 3 beds in loft area and 2 Futon mattresses on top floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The medieval tower is situated in a unique location. But it is still 500 years old, thus do not expect the comfort of a modern house. It is suitable for individuals who apprechiate the beauty of the landscape and the historic monument. The different bays with all their little islands is ideal for sailing. The rural setting in combination with the amenities of nearby towns and villages like Schull, Durrus, Skibbereeen and Baltimore are ideal for a holiday in Ireland.

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