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SEASIDE HOUSE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS

Margaret O'Sullivan,Scairtin, Innishannon, Co. Cork

Advertiser since: 2006
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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Margaret O'Sullivan,Scairtin, Innishannon, Co. Cork

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Calendar last updated:
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SEASIDE HOUSE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Clonakilty - Ard na Farraige

2 Bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 people

Welcome to Ard na Farraige our holiday home in beautiful Ballinglanna, Clonakilty, West Cork. The house is on an elevated site only a few yards from the sea-shore. At the edge of the village, it benefits from extra privacy and has most spectacular views over Clonakilty Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The large open-plan living/ kitchen/dining area has uninterrupted views to the south and west. The living area is comfortably furnished and has TV, video and internet connection. The well-appointed kitchen has cooker (with four-plate hob and oven), fridge, dishwasher, microwave, food processor, coffee-maker. Glassware, crockery and cookware are to highest standard. Utility room has washing, drying and ironing facilities.

The living room has an open fire and the entire house is centrally heated. There are four bedrooms, one double (en-suite), and three twin-bedrooms sleeping 8 in total. All bed linen and towels provided

How to Find Us: From Cork city take the N71 to Clonakilty (via Bandon). In Clonakilty, at the first roundabout you meet, take the first exit on left sign-posted to Ring (supermarket on right)..

In Ring village take the first turn right by the water.

Continue on to a T-junction. Turn right. At next junction veer left. Continue on that road for 1.5 miles until you reach the holiday village by the sea. Ard na Farraige (No. 18) is at the far end.

The caretaker’s house is a pale orange cottage at the descent to Ballinglanna. (‘Pump Cottage’). Our caretaker is always on hand to give assistance.

Food and Drink: Restaurants around Clonakilty cater for all tastes and budgets. These range from take-aways to pub-grub to elaborate gourmet fare. Local specialities and seafood are included in their menus.

Clonakilty pub-life is unique, providing an extensive range of entertainment, from traditional music, story-telling, set-dancing, cabaret, to blues and jazz

Wildlife, Birdwatching and History : The rock formations below the house and the Sea Pinks in bloom are sights not to be missed.

Birdwatching around Clonakilty Bay can be very rewarding. It provides easy access and viewing all around both estuaries and lagoons Sea watching can be done from the house (Ard na Farraige ), from Dunmore and from Virgin Mary's Bank on Inchadoney Island. As you travel to Clonakilty you notice the vast bird population on the estuary and large numbers of Duck and Waders feed and roost here from late Autumn to early Spring.

The area is extremely rich in ancient monuments and dwelling places of its early and pre-celtic settlers.

Historic Houses and Sites: Timoleague Abbey, Droumbeg Stone Circle, Castle Salem, Coppinger's Court, Michael Collins's Birthplace at Sam's Cross, Ballinacarriga Castle and Castlefreke.

Other Places to Visit: The Model Village, The Old Mill Library, Lios na Con Ring Fort, The Animal Farm at Darrara College.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Margaret O'Sullivan,Scairtin, Innishannon, Co. Cork (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Message from Walter H



Hello,

We had a nice vacation this year and would like to have another great time next year.

Please send the booking details and I will transfer the money like this year.

Kindest regards

Walter H
Sep 2014
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Seaside House with Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.625 based on 12 reviews
5

AN ABSOLUTE GEM

  • 5 of 5

For the last 15+ years we have been repeat visitors to this fantastic property, both with and without our children, and would wholeheartedly recommend it to others. Its clifftop location gives uninterrupted views of the ocean, in all its moods. The sea is a constant backdrop to your days there and incredibly relaxing. Just like another one of the visitors, I've started many a day with a coffee on the patio - and ended the day with a glass of wine, in the same spot, as the tide rolls in and the stars come out.

The house itself is well laid out with all modern conveniences, including microwave, dvd player and wifi and feels very like a home from home while you're there. It was completely redecorated within the last two years and the new colour palette of soft greys and blues gives it a lovely "beachhouse" feel. Whether full to capacity or on your own it feels cosy, particularly with a good fire blazing in the open hearth. Its location right at the end of a cul-de-sac development makes it a very quiet spot too as there is no passing traffic to spoil those views!

There are loads of beaches to chose from locally with Inchydoney, Dunworley and Broad Strand all within an easy drive. There is a surf school based at Inchydoney which our son is dying to try out this summer. There are also some lovely quiet coves even closer to hand, found by taking a turn off the main roads and following your nose. The nearby town of Clonakilty has loads to offer in terms of cafes/restaurants, shopping and entertainment for all the family. Children are well catered for with a playground, cinema, a model railway village and sports activities. Scallys SuperValu is a big, well stocked supermarket but don't go in there hungry - you'll want everything on display!

All in all, a fantastic spot - just go, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daphne for taking time to review our property.Guests like you who appreciate Ballinglanna and keep returning make managing our holiday rental a pleasure. The beauty of the spot is that you can choose to be lazy or active as the mood suits. We look forward to having you back again many more times. Paddy and Margaret
5

Wouhaouh!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house!!! An incredible panoramic view over the ocean, close from Clonakilty and Timoleague. Not so far from Kinsale too. We really enjoy our stay in a clean and very well equiped house including a functional chemeny and wifi! It was as if we were at home in a better way!!! Angela the caretaker is very available, also by night to find the house. And what a great surprise to get chrismas chocolates and chrismas card to welcome us!! We will come back as soon as possible.

Margaret thank you for this moment !

Rachel & Daniel from Paris (France)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rachel and Daniel, for taking time to write review.It is good to be appreciated. So glad you had such an enjoyable stay even in inclement weather. So many people want to return! But then Ballinglanna is that sort of place. People fall in love with it. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back again. Margaret O'Sullivan
2

Awesome Ocean View

  • 2 of 5

I would give 10 stars for the view it was beautiful nothing else like it. The weather was wonderful even for October. Our last day there was a storm that came in and even though it rained watching to waves crash in was just breathless. The inside of the house was good. It could really use a bigger refrigerator as we stayed for a week and did not have enough room. There were many spiders my daughter and husband both got bit by them. As for the caretaker Angela, we never saw her not once until time to check out. Two of the rooms smelt of animal urine which was hard to get rid of the smell especially in our clothes. Unfortunately I would not stay here again nor would I recommend it, the view alone was just not worth the cons of the place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky Thank you for taking time to comment. I knew you would love Ballinglanna. Just a few points. It must be very rare to be bitten by spiders in Ireland. Not previously heard of such. Animals are not allowed in our holiday home. Our inestimable caretaker, Angela, has received numerous plaudits from our guests. She responded to four phone calls from you during your six night stay. She facilitated your early arrival. She called a service -man for a washing machine you claimed was 'leaking'. He discovered that one of your party had spilled water which went under the appliance. There was no leak though the call-out charge was 50 Euro. So sorry you didn't enjoy your stay unlike our many guests who return to us year after year. By October of this year six groups, who were with us in 2014, had booked to come again next year. That is the kind of affirmation that speaks for us. Margaret O'Sullivan
5

A real 'home from home' with an Atlantic view!

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated above the Atlantic cliffs with beautiful views in every direction. There is ample parking for several cars. The interior has a real seaside feel with white and pale grey decor and furnishings. All rooms are a good size and comfortable. The kitchen/living room is large and airy, with spectacular sea views. There is also an utility room for the washing machine and dryer. There are plenty of walks for the more energetic and Ring, Clonakilty, Timoleague and Courtmacsherry are short drives away. We have stayed at Ard na Farraige on several occasions and it is always a pleasure to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sheila for your remarks. So glad your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back with us for many more visits. Sincerely Margaret
5

15th visit no place like this for city dwellers

  • 5 of 5

Three weeks of warm sunny weather (no rain) for the second year running. Days spent sitting on the patio looking at the calm sea. Lovely accommodation with all facilities including wifi to enable you to enjoy a good holiday. Plenty of space for a family. Property has recently been refurbished to a good standard and is kept very clean. Although on a small estate this property is set apart from the rest enabling you not to be disturbed. We seldom go to the restaurants in town as we are quite happy catering for ourselves in the property. The caretaker lives nearby and is extremely helpful. Nearest town Clonakilty with free car parking and a very good supermarket (Scallys) several coffee shops. Beautiful beach and pub at Inchydoney (although the pub food can be quite expensive) just passed the Clonakilty Model Village. Plenty of places to visit and explore like day trips to Killarney, Fota Wildlife Park and Bunratty Folk Park even a train trip to Dublin the list is endless. Cork city with all its attractions 45 minutes away. We would recommend this property to anyone who likes peace and quiet in fact most of our own family have spent time at Ballinglanna over the years. We will be booking up for our 16th visit in 2015 - there is nowhere like Ballinglanna for a peaceful relaxing time particularly if you are normally a London city dweller living near Heathrow Airport! - already counting the days!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David and Christine for your fulsome praise of Ard na Farraige. We too love the peace and quiet of Ballinglanna. We look forward to your 16th visit in 2015 D. V. Sincerely Paddy and Margaret.
5

Outstanding in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay at Ard na Faraige. The house is very well laid out and has all the comforts of home. The views and the scenery are spectacular. This is a wonderul place to relax and unwind. I spent every morning sitting out on the patio listening to the waves while enjoying my breakfast--a perfect way to start the day!

Once you learn the roads, Clonakilty is a short drive. This lovely town has good markets where you can find local goods, and several restaurants, pubs and plenty of window shopping. The SuperValu right at the Clonakilty roundabout has lovely fresh bread and other bakery items, as well as local produce and cheese. The Lettercollum Kitchen Project on Connolly St. is also worth a visit. If you enjoy traditional music, An Teach Beag is a delightful find in Clonakilty, which has trad music on Friday and Saturday nights. It is located in an alley behind the O'Donovan Hotel.

I enjoyed my stay here so much that I cannot wait to return. I now understand why this house has so many repeat visitors. It is a fabulous spot and the house is really nice. It was very clean and comfortable and the internet worked well. You can't go wrong here. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marybeth, Thank you for your unsolicited review. Am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Ard na Farraige. I felt confident you would love the place once you saw it. You are not alone in wanting to return. At least five families who stayed with us in 2013 are promising to come back again in 2014. That speaks for itself. Again, many thanks Margaret

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cork
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Grange Tavern
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ringaskiddy
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lisselane
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Cork
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
N71
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many in Clonakilty
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: necessary

Ballinglanna Village is about five miles from Clonakilty a town designated West Cork's Heritage Town by Fáilte Ireland and a visit to the town soon shows why. You feel at home here among the attractive traditional shop fronts and hand-painted signs in English and Irish. At Ard na Farraige we have compiled a dossier of places to visit and things to do in and around Clonakilty. Our guests have also recorded their activities and experiences for your guidance. This is a ideal holiday destination and a base from which to tour West Cork a region blessed with some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery.

Clonakilty is the Beach Centre of West Cork with the Blue Flag Beaches of Inchydoney, Owenahincha and the Warren close-by and many smaller coves to be explored, some within walking distance of the house.

Cobh, Kinsale. Schull, Baltimore, Skibbereen and Bantry, are all within striking distance. The Sheep's Head and Beara Peninsulas and the Ring of Kerry make exciting day trips.

Other Activities: pitch and putt, canoeing and paddle-boating

Golf: Within 10 minutes you can be at Lisselan Golf Course (voted one of the top ten golf courses in The British Isles), a 15 minute drive takes you to Dunmore (9 hole) Golf Course or 20 mins to Bandon Golf Course (18 hole). Green Fees at all these courses are very reasonable.

GPS Coordinates 51.59404; -8.81215 .

Or enter Ballinglanna Holiday homes in Google Map

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Prices & Availability

From €71 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Clonakilty, County Cork

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
1 Nov 2014 - 6 Mar 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€500
for 7 nights
€500
 
 
Rate 1
7 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
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€550
 
 
Rate 2
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
for 7 nights
€600
 
 
Rate 3
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
for 7 nights
€700
 
 
Rate 2
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
for 7 nights
€600
 
 
Rate 4
3 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
for 7 nights
€550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rental period is from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in time is between 3 pm and 6 pm. Other times may be arranged by contacting the caretaker on 023 8840003 Guests must check out before 11am to allow time for cleaning and changeover.

A 30% deposit is payable on booking with the balance due 30 days prior to the commencement of the holiday.

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 house in Clonakilty in County Cork

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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