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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Skibbereen, Ireland Your Home Away From Home

If the south-west of Ireland takes your fancy, holidays in Skibbereen are the definite answer for you. This idyllic town can be found in the west of County Cork and is a favourite destination for many visitors every year. Self catering accommodation in Skibbereen is guaranteed to have all of the mod cons you would expect from a top class hotel and comes in the quintessentially Irish form of quaint cottages and other equally attractive properties.

Things to Do on Holiday in Skibbereen, Ireland

There are more than enough things to do for your holidays in Skibbereen. The area is popular with those who enjoy long and interesting walking tours. There is also an indoor sports centre, in the town centre, where a variety of sporting activities are available for you to participate in and there is even a sauna. This area of Ireland is said to be home to some of the most attractive scenery to be found anywhere in the country, therefore make sure you bring your camera along if you are a keen photographer and painters will be in seventh heaven with all of the opportunities that exist here.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Skibbereen, Ireland

You will not need to venture too far from your comfortable self catering accommodation in Skibbereen to find a perfect day out. In fact, just by travelling 4km from the town centre, you will reach the fascinating marine nature reserve of Lough Hyne. This is reputed to be the largest salt water lake in the whole of Europe and actually boasts species of flora and fauna that are usually only found in The Mediterranean. This is all down to the fact that the Lake maintains a temperature that is always 3 degrees warmer than the surrounding sea. To find out even more about this enchanting natural feature, ensure that The Skibbereen Heritage Centre is included on your itinerary.

Weather in Skibbereen, Ireland

Your holidays in Skibbereen are never likely to see real extremes of temperatures. Summer months will realise temperatures into the low-twenties degrees Celsius and the winter should not see them dropping too far below 10 degrees Celsius during the day. Rainfall is high in this part of south-west Ireland, at more than 60 inches per year. However, much of this will tend to fall in Autumn or Winter.

Travel to Skibbereen, Ireland

Those convinced that Skibbereen holidays are ideal for them should book their flights to arrive at Cork Airport (ORK). These is a relatively busy airport and is served by a number of airlines that come from The UK. These include Aer Lingus, Ryanair, FlyBE, Air South West and British Airways. You can leave from a number of airports and these include Liverpool John Lennon (LPL), Edinburgh (EDI), East Midlands (EMA), Plymouth (PLH) and London Stansted (STD).

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                                                                                                    Excellent time!

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                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                    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

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                                                                                                    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