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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Sheeps Head also enquired about holiday homes in Beara Peninsula (Cork), cottages in Mizen Head and holiday homes in Skibbereen

A holiday rental home in Sheeps Head is a perfect choice for your breakaway to Cork County in Ireland.

A holiday to Ireland is a dream for many. With the beautiful landscapes, fabulous beer and mild temperatures, it is easy to see why. There are a variety of activities and attractions available and a holiday rental home in Sheeps Head will put you near some of the most popular. Each home is well appointed and provides those on holiday with all of the comforts of home.

Things to Do on Holiday to Sheeps Head

One of the most popular activities for those on holiday to Sheeps Head is hiking. The country side is beautiful and there are hikes to suit every skill level. You can set your own route or take part in one of the many hiking tours that are offered. There are tours that are just a few hours long and others that last several days. Taking some time to sample the local cuisine is a must. Try some Sheeps Head specialties such as tripe or crulbeens. Fishing, golf and horseback riding are other options available in Sheeps Head.

Places to Visit on Holiday to Sheeps Head

There are many interesting sites and attractions in and near Sheeps Head. The Red Abbey is one of the last medieval buildings still standing in nearby Cork. The most recognizable building in that city is the Church Tower of Shandon which has long been a symbol of the city. A visit to an English market will give you an idea of how people in the area bought and sold goods hundreds of years ago. A stop to a brewery is a must for adults visiting the area. Murphy’s Brewery produces a variety of ales. They also produce Heineken for the Irish distributors. The Franciscan Well Brewery has been voted “best microbrewery in Ireland” in the past and produces several types of ale and lager.

Weather in Sheeps Head

Sheeps Head and the surrounding areas are known for quite a lot of rain and fog. The temperatures, however, are mild the whole year through. The average summer highs are just 16 to 18 degrees, with average lows of between 9 and 10 degrees. It cools down a bit for spring with average high temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees. During the winter, the average low is between 2 and 4 degrees and the average high is between 7 and 8 degrees. As mentioned above, there is some rain each month. The most falls during December with 133mm.

Travel to Sheeps Head

The closest airport to Sheeps Head is Cork Airport (ORK), located 104 km away. The closest ferry is Cork Ferry Terminal, 113 km from Sheeps Head.

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                                                                                                      Our third summer staying at Hillcrest Farm

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                                                                                                      This is a beautiful place to stay, the location could not be better. We have stayed in Ahakista for the past four summers, the last three at Hillcrest Farm as we really can't find anywhere better. If you like peace and quiet then you will definitely find it here. The view, which can be enjoyed from the patio, overlooks Dunmanus Bay and is beautiful. There is a lovely, mature garden, full of character, trees and shrubs everywhere plus a really useful washing line! Also plenty of parking space. The house is comfortable and well equipped, clean and well maintained with plenty of useful kitchen items like cling film, food bags and bin bags. There is plenty to do on Sheeps Head alone. Our particular favourites are Ahakista beach and The Tin Pub, Kilcrohane Pier where the children love jumping into the sea, The Heron Gallery for lovely food and beautiful art, and walking out to the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. We are also able to bring our little dog here, and she loves it just as much as we do, making friends with Shep and some of the other local dogs! Thanks again to Agnes and Joe for welcoming us to their lovely piece of paradise.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Great location in a beautiful part of Ireland

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                                                                                                      Due to a misunderstanding involving our booking, it turned out that our party only stayed at Carbury House 1 for one night. The property is absolutely charming, well-appointed, and beautifully situated with uninterrupted views overlooking the sheep's head peninsula. It is easily spacious enough for large family groups. Unfortunately, the property was not quite right for us. Eileen the property manager was extremely responsive to our needs and offered to move us to a nearby property (Ballyvonane House), which we accepted. This is a stunning property, fitted to a high spec, suitable for a party much larger than our seven, again fabulous views. The location (of both properties) delivered all the quiet and seclusion we craved, and dark night skies, perfect for star-gazing, whilst also being close to a host of good restaurants - Blair's Cove and O'Connors are a must! We wouldn't hesitate to book again.
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                                                                                                      Kilcomine House

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                                                                                                      Kilcomine House was the perfect venue for our extended family to enjoy a week in West Cork. The house surpassed all our expectations; it was spacious, comfortable, superbly well equipped and had magnificent views. There were lovely walks from the house, basking seals on the rocks in the bay and a little beach within walking distance. Eileen, our caretaker could not have been more helpful and provided us with all we needed for 5 young children. We would recommend ordering an online shop to be delivered on arrival day, a visit to Bantry market and Bantry House, Barleycove Beach and Schull harbour. We also booked Clovis Ferguson of GubbeenGreens to come in and cook dinner for us adults.....highly recommended after long days on the beach and entertaining the grandchildren. And the sun shone every single day, it was the best holiday we have ever had.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016