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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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                                      Recent Reviews

                                      Wonderful - Top Class

                                      5 of 5
                                      House so comfortable, everything top quality from bed linen to furnishings. ( unlike other money grubbing holiday homes which charge for hiring towels etc ). Lovely garden, fabulous views .. Donkeys, rabbits, Shep the Collie Dog, swings for the children. Such a sweet cottage and a wonderful host Agnes. Scones and Jam for us on arrival. We were so lucky to have had nice weather which was a bonus. The only extra we paid was Euro 20 for electricity. Also free wireless internet. Would highly recommend. Thanks again Agnes. O'Neill Family. Dublin
                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                      Loughbeg Farm Lowertown.

                                      5 of 5
                                      We had a very comfortable and peaceful stay. The weather was great and the views from the cottage were superb. Anyone who wanted a quiet and peaceful stay, this was an ideal cottage. Plenty to do and sea within a reasonable distance with the nearest town about a 10 minutes drive away. The cottage was clean and tidy and had everything that you needed for your stay. Walter and Josephene were perfect hosts. We had visits from their pets, the goats and the pig. The cows greeted us every morning over the fence. The local pub in Schull was great and the food was super.
                                      • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                      A magical weekend!

                                      5 of 5
                                      If you want rest, relaxation, tranquillity and stunning scenery, together with a real sense of the local community, then this is the place to visit. We were privileged to share the weekend with George and Gillian, the owners, who provided the most incredible welcome and tremendous hospitality. The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, a real home from home... For our first trip to Ireland, this was a truly wonderful experience and one we shall be repeating in June. In addition to the comfort to be provided at the house, there are many attractions and amenities within easy access to be explored and enjoyed. Highly recommended!
                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2015
                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2015