Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming seaside house with beautiful views and garden in Baltimore

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bathroom, 2 Sitting Room, Stunning Sea Views And A Beautiful Garden

Beautiful house, one of the original in Baltmore with probably the nicest garden. Stunning sea views and one of the best locations about 10 mins walk from the village. The house is ideally set up up as a holiday home with four bedrooms - one with a double bed, one with two singles, a double with two queen size beds, a single bedroom. Two sitting rooms one with open fire, one with a solid wood stove. Beautiful sea views, one of the best locations in the area. Wet room including utility room. The garden includes both a patio area and a decking area with outdoor dining for 10 - possible to move chairs from kitchen to add more. An outdoor wood burner for extra ambiance. The garden is ideal for sunbathing, reading, taking coffee and watching the sea views. The house has a fantastic layout and warm feeling.

maria archer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About maria archer

I am from Ireland and from Dublin. I love cooking having family and friends around. I fell in love with Baltimore village the first time I stepped into it. The house was the only house I looked at and decided straight away that it was the only one that I wanted to see. It has a lovely warm feel that tells of a happy house that has many happy times and memories.

maria archer purchased this chateau / country house in 1996

Why maria archer chose Baltimore

The location is ideal - it is quiet and peaceful, coffee on the terrace looking out at the sea and the boats is just perfect. It is a short walk to the village which has great restaurants and pubs, a playground. Great walks to the beacon. The house itself is really comfortable and perfect for relaxing, the kitchen is ideal for family dinners and entertaining. The garden at the back of the house has lots of herbs for cooking. An outside sink for cleaning fish etc. and a wetroom bathroom - ideal for sailors. The garden is perfect for children playing and bar b ques. It is probably the prettiest garden in the area and full of flowers to be picked for the house all year round.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The two sitting rooms allow for everyone to have space, whether it is grandparents, friends visiting or children playing. The open fire whether needed for warmth just adds a great relaxing, ambiance and we light it all year round. the views are just food for the soul and ideal for a mental break as well as a physical. It is quiet and tucked in nicely in the cove.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Myself and my boyfriend booked the weekend for our 1 year anniversary. First off the house was so cute, and the fire was lit when we arrived. The village was a short walk and we got a pizza from the Jolie Brise the first night, the pizza was amazing! I would recommend stopping off in Skibbereen to pick up groceries and alcohol as there is just a small convenience store in Baltimore. Overall the weekend was superb and a real gem of a house! We have already booked to come back in the summer :-)
Dec 2014
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Baltimore in County Cork

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The second bathroom is also a wet room and a utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedrooms are all upstairs, the three front facing bedrooms have beautiful sea views. The second bedroom has room for a cot or a sofa bed or two! The back bedroom has also room for a sofa bed or we have fit two!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The garden is particularly beautiful with wonderful sea views. There is also a Mexican burner on the terrace which burns wood for chilly evenings. The house is full of warmth and charm. The two sitting rooms allow for different activities. The village is in walking distance about 10 mins and is a beautiful walk, the restaurants and pubs are comfortable and not expensive. There is a wonderful children's playground, music in the pubs. The locality is famous for boating, scenic walks, food, drinking and good company.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

85% Complete
7% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming seaside house with beautiful views and garden in Baltimore
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful, charming and cozy New England-style coastal cottage

  • 5 of 5

Hi Maria,

I am writing to tell you how much we were charmed and loved our stay at your beautiful house. The house was extremely cozy and beautifully decorated with vintage prints, paneled walls and warm throws and bedding. The cottage style kitchen was equipped with everything we could ever want or need. The washing machine and dryer were very useful in addition to the wet room outside. We loved our breakfast in the suntrap of a garden, on the swing among the rose bushes. We swam at full tide and I walked to the Beacon daily. We also very much appreciated the bottle of wine you left for us. The sun room and sitting room were so cozy and allowed the family to spread out and watch TV according to taste. The Wifi in the house was extremely helpful. It is clear we were privileged guests in a much loved family home. We appreciate you making this lovely environment available for the enjoyment of others. Thank you so much. We will hopefully return next year. Kind regards Julie Gibbons

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, thank you so much for your kind words, the house is to be enjoyed and I am happy that you were comfortable and happy and look forward to coming next year.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Charming house in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

This a charming house in a quiet cove within easy reach of the bustling village of Baltimore but secluded and with its own charm. This was our second stay and we had a wonderful time specially enjoying the new outdoor seating and morning or afternoon tea on the shady lawn surrounded by trees and flowers. This is the best location in Baltimore and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking g the time to write a review! I’m happy that you enjoyed your holiday and hope to wil be back. Thank you for leaving Elgan is such great condition!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Marshfield,Mass USA

Loved the kitchen and the grand tablewhere we all gathered

  • 4 of 5

I really loved the house. It was perfect for my family. I wish the second bathroom was easier to get to but other than that it was fabulous! We could walk to town and the Beacon!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you enjoyed the house and had a good stay.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect, lovely charming house with a fabulous view.

  • 5 of 5

A nice quiet location in the cove with beautiful views of the sea and just a short stroll to the village which has nice pubs and we had a fabulous meal in the Mews restaurant.

The house is lovely , warm, charming and everything you needed was provided. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I hope you will come again
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay - gorgeous house and perfect location.

Maria was very helpful and everything went very smoothly.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica, I am happy that you enjoyed it and hope you will return soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What a fabulous house and location! The house is beautiful and so coay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is so welcoming, as soon as we arrived we lit the fire and felt immediately at home. It has everything that we needed and more. The views as we sat at the kitchen table out to the garden and the sea was beautiful. We enjoyed the welcome bottle of wine and were warm and cosy. We loved the nautical theme and the beautiful flowers that greater us in the garden and in the house. It was s fabulous weekend and we didn't want to leave! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Cork airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Cork Ringaskiddy
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Skibereen Golf club
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Cork City
Nearest Motorway
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Jolie Brise
Nearest Beach
across road
Car: recommended

Baltimore is famous for water activities, walking, scenic views, great food. Good for families and adults. Close to local town and local activities. Great fish. Great for exploring - lough Hyne and Skerkin Island. Sherkin is recommended for a trip over, lunch, fabulous beach. The area is great for a complete mental rest, where people are friendly in good form and welcoming. Easy to make friends, great for kids and adults to go to sailing school, diving, fishing and taking a trip on a rib. Sherkin is well known for bird watching. You can make it as busy or a quiet as you wish. Make friends or just chill in your own company.

Baltimore in West Cork is midway between the busy tourist destinations of Dingle and Kinsale. Baltimore is an historic maritime village which is renowned for its restaurants, harbour and water based activities. It is the gateway to the islands of Roaringway Bay which include the enchanting islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir, all reached by ferry from the pier. Baltimore boasts many festivals running from April to October, covering traditional music, heritage, seafood, historic sailing boats, angling, art, storytelling and walking. For water sports enthusiasts there is sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, power boating, angling and ferries to the islands. The seas of Baltimore are one of the best places for whale watching in Europe and has a year round population of dolphins and seals. Located 9km away is the18 hole golf course of Skibbereen which is set against the backdrop of the internationally known Lough Hyne.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62.5
Pet Fee £17.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

You might like these similar holiday rentals