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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village, with WiFi.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 with ensuite shower and toilet, plus family bathroom. Sleeps 8

The Phoenix is situated in the beautiful village of Castletownshend on the South West coast of Ireland. It was completely renovated in 2016, including new beds, bedroom furniture, bathrooms and kitchen.

The cottage comprises a large hall, a lounge with an open fire (also central heating throughout) and doors to a secluded garden from the dining area.

There are four bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with ensuite shower and toilet has 5' double bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a double bed. Bedroom 4 has 3' wide bunk beds. There is a washer and a dryer inthe main bathroom.

The cottage is tastefully furnished. It has tiled and wood floors downstairs and carpet upstairs. There is a HiFi system with CD/DVD player (with Bluetooth receiver), and a 32' flat screen TV with all the Irish and British TV and radio channels, and some Satellite channels.

Pebble beaches are 5 mins walk, sandy beach a 5 mins drive or a pretty 1.5 mile walk. Long sandy beaches, a 30 min drive max. Village has a shop and two pubs, one with a highly recommended restaurant.

Castletownshend harbour is popular with the sailing community. Mary Ann's Bar and the village shop has many flyers advertising sea and lake fishing, sailing, and whale watching trips. The staff in both places are helpful. Skibbereen has a tourist information office.

The village shop is two doors away from the Phoenix. Fresh food and newspapers are delivered there daily.

There are many beautiful walks in the area: coastal, woodland and rural - go from the Phoenix on foot or take the car.

Glandore (10 kilometers away) set in a sheltered bay has two pub/ restuarants where you can sit and admire the bay.

Baltimore (20 kilometers away) is lively with restaurants, seasports, pubs and ferries to offshore islands.

The South West attractions of the Mizen Head, Barley Cove, Crookhaven, Glengarriff, Gouganbarra, the Healy Pass and Ahillies, and even Killarney, can be visited in a day. Many stunning gardens and picturesque walks can be visited in these places.

Live music can be found in Castletownshend village pubs most weeks. And regular music sessions are available in Skibbereen, Clonakity, Baltimore and further afield.

More Details

Mrs Gibson (email or mobile) or Mrs Cleary (phone)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 July, 2018

About Mrs Gibson (email or mobile) or Mrs Cleary (phone)

I bought this house during a wet week one summer in Ireland soon after I returned to England from working abroad for 4 years. I currently live with my husband in London, where I grew up. I retired 11 years ago from the Financial Services industry and recently completed a B.A. in History.

Mrs Gibson (email or mobile) or Mrs Cleary (phone) purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Mrs Gibson (email or mobile) or Mrs Cleary (phone) chose Castletownshend

I started coming to my grandmother's house in the country area around Castletownshend when I was 8 years old, and have visited almost every year since. Since buying the Phoenix my husband and I come several times a year, often bringing friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the unique character of Castletownshend, its history, the village community, friendly neighbours, a shop two doors away, great pubs, café/tea shop in the Castle on the quay, and excellent restaurant; and a 2 minute walk to 3 beaches or quays in the village. We do a lot of walking in the area, just following paths on the O.S. maps or using walking guides from the local Tourist Office.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at this property twice. The whole process of booking, arrival, departure etc was very easy, with both the owner and housekeeper being very helpful. The property is as described, with a lovely big living ~/ dining room in particular, and is generally well equipped. The garden and patio are simple, but well maintained and lovely on sunny days.
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castletownshend in County Cork

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs are not allowed in upstairs rooms. If your dog fouls the patio or garden please clear it up.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Renovated 2016
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Renovated 2016
  • There is no toilet on the ground floor. There are two toilets in the upstairs bathrooms. The hot and cold water in the showers work from the mains pressure which is the equivalent to a power shower. Bathrooms were completey renovated with new fitings in 2016.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master/ ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed , 5ft wide
    Double - 1 Double Bed
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Bunks - 2 Single Bed , 3ft wide
  • In 2016: New carpet installed in bedrooms and landing All beds and bedding replaced All furniture and curtains replaced Cot is available
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a very comfortable cottage. During the summer the Cottage stays cool due to the stonework, and during the winter the stonework retains the heat generated by the fireplace and central heating. There is no toilet on the ground floor. There are toilets in both the upstairs bathrooms. A high chair can be provided on request


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Large Cottage in Castletownshend, a seaside village, with WiFi.
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Fishing Village Cottage

  • 5 of 5

With my son,daughter-in-law and niece, I spent a wonderful week in Castletownsend, mid-way through our three week vacation. The location was a perfect base for our explorations of Cork and Kerry Counties, yet far enough away from crowded tourist locations to allow us to feel part of the friendly neighborhood. We all really appreciated the feeling of belonging, which made the visit a lot of fun.

While planning for this summer's trip to Ireland, we all agreed that the owner described a property and area that would be a perfect answer to our diverse preferences.

The "cottage" exceeded our expectations. The large home offered every amenity and both the owner and local property agent were very easy to work with. The nearby pubs and small store would have made it possible to spend the entire week in the village without leaving had we not been a more adventurous group with a need to explore as much as possible.

While sharing trip photos with friends and relatives, most askd how we found such a chaming place and I recommended a visit to the website.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in a beautiful peaceful and friendly location , clean and spacious with all modern facilities needed for a comfortable stay. Highly recommend for a stay in West Cork

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful find - holiday heaven

  • 5 of 5

The Pheonix is fabulous - we found it clean and well equipped. Next door to the shop, near pubs - a central location to explore the village and coast. It's really spacious with a lovely bright and airy feel to it.

Fabulous for cooking and dining as the kitchen is so well kitted out. We really utilised all the space - big cooking and dining, then evenings spent in the lounge area for music, reading or games.

The patio off the dining area opens onto a big secluded patio and beyond a raised lawned garden. We used the garden most days and enjoyed some great BBQs.

The reception room has tons of space for coats, boots, washing and drying, we had children with us, and had plenty of room to spread out!

Our boys played and read in their bedrooms while we made dinner. Lovely fresh rooms, simply decorated, with the Comfiest of beds - I loved having an ensuite off the main bedroom.

We founds loads of local walks, loved Skibereen - (the nearest town) with good pubs, shops, cafes, etc. Lots of local live music and things to see and do.

This house will be really cosy in Autumn or Winter, l can just picture lighting the fire and nestling down in the lounge after a long walk for a cosy evening in.

Mmmmmm I wonder if The Pheonix is free for Christmas? I Can't wait to visit again - I could move in and stay forever

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. Yes it I free for Christmas ( and New Year) in 2013 as we cannot be there this year, which is a shame for us.
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Holiday in Castletownshend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights and couldn't have asked for a more pleasant weekend. The location was fabulous for a nice break away from the hustle bustle of city life. The local pub (Mary Ann's) is a five minute walk away and they serve the best meals (fresh local seafood). The other pub (Lil Mccarthy's) is only two minutes. The locals are so friendly.

We went for a walk to several beaches and there is an abundance of sightseeing drives all along the coast including boat rides to the islands.

The town of Skibereen is only 8km away with several shops and eating establishments.

The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and all the amenities of

home. I definitely give this one of my best holiday destinations and would go back and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A most wonderful home in Castletowsend

  • 5 of 5

I have had the privilege of staying in this fantastic house over the past 20 years. It is a much loved and cared for second home, which reflects in the excellent standard of furnishing and fittings. Cosy central heating and the open fire enhance the warm reception the house has, whatever the season. The open plan living area lends itself admirably to the many long dinner parties, or the inevitably lazy morning breakfasts.

Ideally situated in one of the most beautiful villages in Ireland, it is a short(hill) walk to the wonderful bar and restaurant called Mary Anne's, run by the legend that is Fergus!

The coastline is absolutely stunning and the oft refreshing breeze blowing away the cobwebs and lifting the soul.

A jewel in the crown of SW Cork.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - that's a great review and sums up the house and area perfectly. Thank you.
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  • 4 of 5

I can strongly recommend a holiday staying at this lovely welcoming property in Castletownsend. Situated conveniently for local facilities, two great pubs, the quay and the castle. A confortable, modern and yet character - filled property, you will enjoy your time here. Well stocked kitchen, two bathrooms and a large dining/living area, the Phoenix is the ideal place to stay for a holiday in County Cork. Local inhabitants are friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
In village
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
In village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
in village
Car: recommended

The 52 mile drive from Cork ferry or airport takes approximately one and half hours on the main N71 road. The drive passes through beautiful countryside and lovely Irish towns and villages, such as Clonakilty and Rosscarbery. A longer drive can be taken along the coast visiting Kinsale and beautiful Irish seaside bays and inlets such as Glandore.

Castletownshend is the most Anglo Irish village in Ireland with the best sheltered harbour in West Cork. It's origins date back to the 17th century so fine Georgian houses are mixed with stone cottages. It has retained a village atmosphere with a shop and two pubs, one of which serves excellent meals. There is a public tennis court and children's playground within a 3 minute walk from the Phoenix. There are three separate quays within a 5 minute walk, all with beach access to the sea. Larger sandy beaches are 2 miles away.

Castletownshend, including the Phoenix, is now on Google StreetView.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castletownshend, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
29 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas, New Year 2018/19
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.78

There is a 10% surcharge on the above rates for more than 6 people.
Rates include bed linen, towels and cleaning.Electricity, and oil (for the central heating) are metered and must be paid for at departure.Dogs are allowed at the discretion of the owner of Phoenix, and are not allowed in the upstairs rooms. There is a €30 surcharge for people bringing a dog to cover additional cleaning of the house. Dog owners must clear up any fouling in the garden or patio.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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