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Dunmanus View - Charming 3 bedroom Cottage, Libeen, Dunbeacon, Durrus, West Cork

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Fascinating 3 Bedroom Cottage in a quiet and peaceful location


Traditional style stone cottage on an elevated one acre site with sensational, extraordinary unrestricted southward views over Dunmanus Bay and set in the most sought after area of Dunbeacon near Durrus, South West Cork.

The cottage is located on Mizen Head Peninsula. It's light and spacious and furnished to a very high standard. It was designed to maximise the spectacular views of Dunmanus Bay, Mount Gabriel, Sheep's Head Peninsula and beautiful countryside.

The accommodation includes an open plan living room with kitchen and sun room. Wood burning stove, three large luxurious bedrooms, stylishly traditional with master bedroom including en suite bathroom. Family bathroom and utility room. The many features incorporate double glazed windows, natural pine wood finishes, slate floors, and newly installed oil fired central heating.

Superb peaceful location near Durrus, yet only ten minutes from popular villages of Schull, Ballydehob, Goleen. Twenty minutes approximately from market towns of Bantry, Glengariff, Skibereen and Baltimore.

Sandy beaches at Barley Cove and Crookhaven, fishing, golf, walking and cycling routes in abundance with the popular South Durrus and Mount Corrin Trail nearby. Several rustic pubs for hearty grub and gourmet dining available locally.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Czech, Polish, all languages by email
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This cottage was excellent, both inside and out, with a wonderful location and views and a very helpful, friendly caretaker. Cannot praise it highly enough and would definitely recommend it for a peaceful and relaxing break and good value for money."
Sep 2014
  • 1 of 4


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Dunmanus View - Charming 3 bedroom Cottage, Libeen, Dunbeacon, Durrus, West Cork
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 10 reviews

Nice cottage in great location

  • 3 of 5

We would be awarding our stay 5 stars were it not for several maintenance issues that we encountered.

The cottage is well built and has great views of Dunmanus Bay.

However lack of attention to preventative maintenance by the owner meant that we had to deal with several issues, the most serious of which was the potentially defective oil-fired central heating system. Thanks to Anna, the very helpful and positive housekeeper, these were mostly dealt with quite quickly.

Note that the charges for electricity and fuel oil are quite a lot higher than their cost to the landlord and could add up quickly, if the weather is not cooperating. To be fair, in our case, the landlord agreed to reduce what we owed by more than half.

The prepay WIFI system costs can mount up, and requires access to an Irish Freephone number, which our US cell phones could not call. However, the local store in Durrus will let you use their phone to make a prepayment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kevin I'm really sorry that you encountered issues with the boiler during your stay. As you know a boiler engineer visited while you were there and said the safety switch was activated due to 'user error' He subsequently left and confirmed that everything was OK! The heating system and boiler were also recently serviced and were in full working order prior to your arrival....... Unfortunately, you stated that you were unable to use the open fire to warm yourself due to Asthma, so therefore Anna the housekeeper kindly provided you with two portable heaters, extra blankets and duvets to use should you have any further problems with the boiler. The price of electricity and oil was also reduced especially for you and your wife to encourage relaxation and not worry about the cost of heating due to your financial/medical situation. Every effort was made to make you comfortable and happy in the property, but occasionally it does rain in Ireland and I would imagine that inclement weather would make most people grouchy especially if they were on holiday!! I hope you and your wife had a pleasant trip back to America and wish you both well for the future.
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Great location off a very quite road

  • 3 of 5

Great location - in a lovely landscape with great views - off a very quite road, close to Durrus, and within easy striking distance to Ballydehob and Skull or the Sheep's Head. Pretty standard Irish holiday home: clean and well maintained, just as shown on Trip Advisor really.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I hope to welcome you back sooon!
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Highly recommended -stunning views,cosy house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Dunmanus view and we wished we could have stay longer.Very comfortable and big common rooms so we could all spend time together easily.Views from the house are amazing, we had to force ourselvs to get around to other places as we were just very happy to be in the house and it's beautiful outsides.

The house feels like a real home from home, spacious yet cosy. The house is very welcoming and had an individual personal touches.

Highly recommend for those who want to get away from the city hassle for a while.

The kitchen is well equipped , the views from the house are truly amazing, house location is spot on and a landlord is on the ball!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in stunning location

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was really well maintained and furnished, very clean and had everything we needed. Lovely welcome from Anna who explained everything. There are so many lovely walks, drives, beaches, restaurants and pubs fairly nearby - too many to mention. The instructions to take rubbish and recycling to Bantry was unhelpful. Something more guest friendly would have been appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I will check to make sure the information regarding rubbish disposal is more agreeable and helpful for future guests.
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marvelous house

  • 5 of 5

The house is very pleasant and clean

The guest woman is very kind

The landscape is magnifical

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your'e very welcome. I look forward to having you back on your next holiday.
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Very good.Unique.

  • 5 of 5

Big, calm,lovely with a wonderful landscape.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87

Wifi is pay as you go......

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

Heating Oil - €1.00 per litre/unit
Electricity - 50 cents per unit

Usually, this can be deducted from the security deposit.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Cork in Europe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , wash basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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