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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Schull, Ireland your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation in Southern Ireland should pay a visit to the delightful coastal village of Schull. Located in the south west of County Cork, the village offers many exciting things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and cottages.

Things to do on holiday to Schull, Ireland

Schull has many interesting and scenic places to see with tracks and trails ideal for hiking, cycling, quad biking and horse riding. Many watersports can be tried at Schull such as boating, diving, kayaking, power boating and sailing. There are several beaches close by including Ballyrisolde Beach and Barley Cove with some pleasant spots for swimming. Golf is very popular in Ireland with many 18-hole courses around the country including Bantry Bay Golf Club. Various trips around the islands off the south coast are available as well as whale watching excursions. There is plenty of entertainment in the county with theatres, cinema and an opera house providing a good night out. Schull has a nice selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants with a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional Irish fare to pizzas and other fast food. There are supermarkets and grocery stores here for self catering holidaymakers to buy provisions from. A few shops can be found in Schull from which tourists can purchase souvenirs and gifts.

Places to visit on holiday to Schull, Ireland

Schull is located very close to some fantastic places that are well worth visiting including the planetarium at Schull Community College. Some delightful gardens can be viewed nearby such as Bantry House and Gardens and Glebe Gardens. County Cork has many other fantastic sights such as Blarney Castle, Blackrock Castle and Fota House and Gardens. The city of Cork is just under two hours drive away and has two cathedrals, museums, galleries and an opera house amongst many other wonderful attractions. Tourists can also take a short ferry ride from Colla Pier in Schull to Long Island just off the south coast.

Weather in Schull, Ireland

The warmest time of the year in this part of Ireland is July and August when the average high temperature is 20 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January averaging just a high of 8 degrees centigrade and a low of 2 degrees. December is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 122mm rainfall, while April and June are normally the driest months with an average 57mm of rainfall in each.

Travel to Schull, Ireland

Schull is approximately one and 45 minutes drive from Cork Airport (ORK), where Aer Lingus have flights to various European airports including Amsterdam (AMS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Munich (MUC) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Ryanair also have flights from Cork going to Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Stansted (STN) and Malaga (AGP). The car rental firms 353, Alamo and National, Avis, Budget, Dooley, Hertz and Thrifty are all represented at the arrivals concourse in the airport.

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                                      Cottage #562992vb
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            Cottage #87987
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1095455
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                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #1095455
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #17860
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #72453
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Farmhouse #496293
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                                                                                            Cottage #6916941
                                                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                              House #209937
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                                                                                                Cottage #1964324
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1969723
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1964214
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      Farmhouse #1080469
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent time!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had an excellent time in Castletownshend. The cottage was great, had all the basic requirements and was comfortable. The only downside was that there was no central heating, just electric heaters (you are charged for the electricity at the end of your visit) and a log burner that heated the pipes - there no logs. We had to forage for fire wood on our first evening just warm up the cottage by a few degrees. I would recommend this cottage to family and friends and would definitely come back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful, idyllic and immaculate.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My friend, our two children and myself arrived at Cottons Cottage after a somewhat stressful journey from England and the calming effects of the cottage were instantaneous. I don't think I have ever been anywhere as beautiful as this little slice of heaven before! The cottage was immaculate and had every appliance we could need during our 5 day stay. Whilst the cottage itself is old, the appliances are certainly not. We were able to wash and dry clothes, enjoy hot showers and baths, and store all of our food in the fridge with no worries at all. The cottage is situated in the rural village/hamlet of Ahakista and the true beauty of this area is that it is totally unspoilt. There is no noise pollution, just the sounds of birds and animals. The scenery is spectacular and everything you could need is nearby - from woodland, seaside to shops and restaurants. The children spent 5 days running around outside away from technology and the lure of TV, forgetting about the worries and pressures of school. My friend and I managed to read, colour, walk and explore and enjoy every second of our children. Listening to them laugh and play, engaging with nature and reading together is something that cannot be compared to anything. No amount of iPads, TV's or phones can even begin to match this type of joy! The cottage was cosy and warm, we made use of the lovely fireplace and spent a lot of time searching for fairies in the garden! We woke up to rabbits on the grass and the friendly dogs belonging to the neighbours sitting by the benches. We took walks to see the donkeys and to the nearby pub for lunch, we took spectacular walks to see the stones on the hill (the name escapes me!) and we read stories with our tea and toast. We left the cottage rosy cheeked, healthy and wishing the 5 days could go on forever. Cottons Cottage is our new love and I recommend this break to anyone and everyone. Artists, authors, parents, children, couples, workaholics, hikers... no matter who you are or what you do then Cottons Cottage is an absolute must!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This has got to be the most beautiful spot in the whole of Ireland. If you want to get away from it all; this is it. This is raw, natural beauty. Pictures simply can't do justice to the sublime, tranquil view of the bay that this property feels like it owns all to itself. We, a family of four, have rented both the house and cottage for the last 10 years in the Summer. We're well travelled, but nothing compares with this location. Either property is perfect with children, they are on the beach in 30 seconds. Our children love rock pooling, swimming, kayaking and clambering over the rocks; especially to the near offshore island at low tide. There is none of the hassle of getting mucky children into a car or finding a toilet, it's all on the doorstep. We take out our kayak daily to catch mackerel, which go straight onto the BBQ. Fish don't come fresher than that. This year, we were lucky enough to be joined by dolphins and seals swimming around our kayak near the cottage, even though they were also after the mackerel! The quiet lanes around the area are adorned with wild flowers, dairy farms and idyllic panoramas of the dramatic Atlantic coastline of W Cork. Both properties are cosy and comfortable and have everything you need. The smaller property is a beautiful Irish cottage with ample room for 4. The larger property is huge with its top and front gardens, stunning terrace and panoramic flat roof. The internet works fine but don't expect mod cons here like a massive flat screen TV. It's not that kind of place. The Irish weather inevitably has its occasional risks, but take jigsaws, board games and baking stuff for rainy days. The children love it. Take wet suits to enjoy swimming in the sea for long periods and aqua shoes for rocks. The water is crystal clear and well suited to snorkelling. It's near Skibereen, where you can stock up on fresh, local supplies. Also near local villages with good pubs . Excellent fishmonger at Union Hall. A car is absolutely necessary. Enjoy it, but don't let too many people know! Once you've found it, you'll want to keep it a secret.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016