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Waterfront House In A Spectacular Setting With Private Beach - Mulroe Cove - Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Mulroe Cove - Studio

'Mulroe Studio' sleeps 2 to 4 and has a spacious double height living/dining room with a characterful mix of antique and modern furniture and a twin bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It also has a double bed sofa that can be pulled out in the living room. 'Mulroe Studio' has a charming kitchen with an old dresser, table and a modern free-standing gascooker with electric oven and a stylish, contemporary bathroom with bath/shower. The seaviews from the kitchen, living room and bedroom are stunning.

About the property

Mulroe Cove

Mulroe Cove is a superb waterfront property and has a truly spectacular and uniquely private setting. It has its own private shingle beach which is only 5 metres from the house and spreads 0.5 km wide. It is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and fish or to stroll and relax on.

Due to its very sheltered position on the South side of the Dunmanus Bay, Mulroe is not only a superb seafront property, but is also set in 5 acres of mature gardens, which comprises a walled garden with Mediterranean and tropical plants as well as various areas of lawn with mature trees and a woodland with waterway. The woodland stretches over 0.5 miles from the house to the main road, thus lending the house a very private and tranquil setting.

At the far side of the beach the sea stretches into a beautiful wild marshland in which many different varieties of birds live and nest.

The house is a lovingly restored stone cottage set in the beautiful walled garden with wonderful sea views. It combines old with new, thus lending the house a timeless feel full of character.

The house consists of two separate rental units, the first, called 'Mulroe Studio' sleeps 2, the second, called 'Mulroe House' sleeps 4.

'Mulroe Studio' sleeps two. It has a spacious double height living/dining room with a characterful mix of antique and modern furniture and a twin bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It has a charming kitchen with an old dresser, table and a free-standing modern gas-cooker with electric oven and a stylish, contemporary bathroom with bath/shower. The seaviews from the kitchen, living room and bedroom are stunning.

It is possible to sleep a third person on the bedsofa in the living room.

It is possible to sleep a third person on the bedsofa in the living room.

'Mulroe House' sleeps four and has a comfy feel. It consists of a double and twin bedroom, a separate bathroom with bath/shower facilities, a cosy kitchen with dining area and a living room with a beautiful old stone fireplace and old corner cupboard. It is stylishly furnished with old and new furniture.

Both units can also be combined to make one large unit that sleeps 6.

The owners live in a separate house on the property.

More Details

Stephanie O' Donovan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Stephanie O' Donovan

I grew up in Germany, studied history, philosophy and art history in Germany, USA, France, and UK. Worked as a lecturer at colleges in UK and USA and I now work as a teacher. I speak fluent English, French and German

Stephanie O' Donovan purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Stephanie O' Donovan chose County Cork

I was smitten by this beautiful waterfront property which has been lovingly restored over the years. I holidayed many times in West Cork as a child and love its beauty, and the diversity of its mountains, rivers and coastline all of which are within easy reach.

What makes this cottage unique

Lovingly restored stone houses right by the sea with a private beach and stunning views across Dunmanus Bay.

Available Rentals

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All rates are in Euro per week (Saturday to Saturday).

Electricity and heating oil are not included and will be charged for at unit cost, at the end of your stay.

End cleaning is €55.

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of your stay.

Upon booking a deposit of 50% is due. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Once paid, the final balance is also non-refundable. We recommend taking out a travel insurance to cover you if you should need to cancel.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Cork in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Mulroe Cove - Studio
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful accomodation-beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here. Beautiful and quiet. Stephanie was such a joy to deal with and totally love her dog! Definately recommend to all!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love on first sight - and on the last, too

  • 5 of 5

Yeahh: truth be spoken: this is it! Be you a writer or a painter, a yogi, a tired Business person or someone, who likes peace, you are right - right here. After enjoying approaching through a romantic site, we stepped into the house and just loooooooovvvvvved the very, very old furniture mixed with fancy modern stuff, everything utterly comfortable and the extra treat: enough lamps to read!!

The view is stunning, and if you are a night owl, you see more stars than you thought, there were...

A short trip away are lots of villages and towns, colorful and filled with the nicest people, art, music, pubs and going-ons, let alone the Ring of Beara (instead of Kerry).

Last but not least: to talk to Stephanie was a treat in itself - great and absolutely interesting person.

Please trust me: this place you can really enjoy, unless you Need gee-gaw, huge sandy beaches and distraction from morning to night right next to you...

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ein gute Wahl!

  • 5 of 5

Mulroe Cove - House ist ein attraktives und gemütliches Haus wo mann sich richtig wohlfühlen kann. Der Garten ist herrlich mit vielen schönen Ecken zum lesen oder einfach die Aussicht zu geniessen.

In der Umgebung gibt es genug zu sehen, man kann schöne Wanderungen machen und wer möchte ist in einer guten Stunde in Cork.

Was einen Aufenthalt in Mulroe Cove aber vor allen Dingen auch sehr angenehm macht ist Stephanie, unsere Landlady. Sie ist herzlich, sehr hilfsbereit und vor allen Dingen sehr sich selbst.

Mulroe Cove House, aber eben so das Boatshouse und das Studio können wir jedem sehr empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank fuer die sehr schoene und so positive Review. Es ist immer schoen, Gaeste zu haben, die sich wohl fuehlen und sich hier ganz entspannt fuehlen. Vielleicht klappt es ja noch ein anderes Mal, diesmal vielleicht im Studio, das Ihr ja erst buchen wolltet oder im Boothaus.
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Great, see my comments below though.

  • 4 of 5

I very much enjoyed my stay at Mullrow cove, Durrus, County Cork, Ireland, however it turned a little sour to say the least when I was asked to pay 55 euros for cleaning by the owner. This, I thought I had already paid?

I paid 454 euros for 7 nights stay and 55 euros for services of which i thought was for the cleaning. It seems a little coincidental that I was billed 55euros for cleaning by the owner and 55 euros by yourselves. I paid 509 euros to you.....if it is the case that the 55 euros was for cleaning, what is the 55 euros you have received from me, for?

Would appreciate a response.

Kind regards


  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maurice, As I explained, the fee you paid when booking is a booking fee or a commission charged by the website for online bookings and not the final cleaning fee. In this case it is a coincidence that they are the same amount. It is confusing that the website calls this commission for online bookings "service fee". I am sorry that this was unexpected for you, but there is nothing I can do about the online booking fee. This is something the website needs to address. I am glad you have enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to have you here. Kind regards, Stephanie
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Perfect for Kayaking & relaxing ....

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Mulroe Cove , we stayed in the Studio , plenty large enough & well equipt for our family of 3 plus our JR Terrier . A huge draw for us was that we could take our Kayaks & launch from just outside the door ( the shore is just yards away) we also hired another Kayak from a guy in Durras called Darren at a very reasonable rate , he even delivered & collected the Kayak. We saw Heron , Little Egret & even a Kingfisher close to the house . We bought prawns straight off the boat from one of the fishermen that keeps his boat in the cove . We enjoyed a couple of excelent meals in Ahakista at Arundals on the pier , local rabbit done 3 ways was perfect .

Stephanie was very helpful without being overbearing , even phoning ahead to the local garage when we had a problem with our car . The car was swiftly sorted and the gentleman in the garage didnt even charge us... What more can i say,.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

Once you turn into the woodland drive leading to the property you leave the world behind and enter a place with such peace and charm with stunning views over the bay. We had a fabulous week relaxing, buying fresh caught crab and lobster (from the fisherman who moors his boat just yards from the Studio) and exploring this magical part of Ireland. The Studio was perfect for us and Stephanie a delight to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Various Barpubs in Durrus village
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Bantry Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Blair's Cove
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Right outside the house, 5 meters away from house
Car: necessary

Mulroe is only a short drive away from the Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Barley Cove. It is also within easy reach of the Sheep's Head peninsula with its many scenic walkways.

The small, lively village of Durrus is only 4 km away and there you find a grocery shop, several pubs and restaurants and a Cafe with WiFi facilities, a post office and a general hardware store that sells all you need for the beach and fishing equipment.

Mulroe is equidistant from the historic seaside towns of Bantry and Schull, approximately 13 km away. Bantry is a lively town and has more pubs and restaurants, a lovely Farmer's Market on Fridays and a large supermarket that offers online deliveries. At the end of June it hosts the Chamber Music Festival and at the beginning of July the Bantry Literary Festival.

The picturesque seaside town of Schull is famous for its harbour and hosts the famous Fastnet Sailing Race.

We are in easy reach of Bantry House, Mizen Head Lighthouse, Glengariff Bamboo Park, Ewe Sculpture Garden and Glengariff Nature Reserve, Barley Lake and Garnish Island, then onto Beara Peninsula as well as Schull, Cape Clear or Sherkin Island and onto Skibbereen and Lough Hyne.

Activities in the area include: swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailing, surfing, boat trips, scuba diving, horse riding, whale watching, cinema and Spa, walking/hill walking, beaches and golf.