Traditional Seaside Cottage in Tragumna Bay, Skibbereen
Dagmar und Franz Arnoldy
- English, German
Bitte, entsorgen Sie vor Ihrer Abreise den Müll in den entsprechenden Tonnen, leeren Sie den Kühlschrank und hinterlassen Sie die Schlüssel im Haus.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Location is stunning
A simple cottage with the most beautiful view of the bay and literally steps away from a very friendly pub the Skibbereen Eagle, which does good food from Weds to Sunday. All the linen smelt good and the kitchen facilities were adequate. I do think (considering the remote location) that a small welcome pack of small loaf, butter, milk and eggs would have been a nice touch but not the end of the world. It’s also a shame that electric is extra and not consumed in the cost of the cottage. We enjoyed touring around the area and took our 2 dogs on some lovely walks - we will definitely be returning again to beautiful Ireland.
This cottage is amazing. It is super cozy and we loved to stay there. It was very peaceful there and the view to the ocean is great. The "Skibbereen Eagle" pub is very nice. On the weekend (Fri-Sun) they over also food. This food is delicious. The locals and the bartenders are very friendly. We loved to spend time there.
Just as Billed
Absolutely no surprises. It was most comfortable and well stocked with everything to make our stay as pleasant as possible. I wish I could come up with one unpleasant experience while we were in Tragumna but I am at a loss. We were even wished a fond goodbye by the Atlantic Ocean on our last morning as we drove by the beach wall as a huge wave crashed over the car on our way back to Dublin. Breda made the rental process proceed without a hitch gave warning of the approaching storm on our last night.
A perfect place from where to explore the history and charm of Ireland!
Our experience in Ireland was absolutely wonderful, in large part because of the cottage. Everything was perfect, from the view of the sea while sitting on the stone deck drinking a bottle of Guiness to the sheep grazing just across the road from the back door. The cottage was well supplied with everything but food and very clean. The beds were comfy, bedding smelled heavenly and with my window slightly open fell asleep to the sound of the waves and the smell of the sea. There is no WiFi at the cottage however I did not find that to be an issue as can connect when in town at any coffee shop or restaurant. Just down the hill from the cottage is the Skibbereen Eagle, a nice little pub where folks are friendly, food is good and you can get a pint of Guiness. From our cottage we explored castle ruins and castles that are still in lived in, old churches, cemeteries and the history of the Potato Famine in Skibbereen. There was an old time threshing event in the Skibbereen Eagle parking lot and so many more things. Driving on the left side of extremely narrow roads was quite the adventure. The town of Skibbereen is 10 minutes from the cottage and supplies can be purchased there, they have many nice restaurants and pubs, there is Saturday farmers market in the parking lot behind Aldi's. Mrs. O'Driscoll the property manager was accommodating and responded quickly to our requests. The owners Franz and Dagmar were easy to contact and also responded to questions and provided information in a timely manner. Our experience in Ireland was wonderful and much of that was due the comfort and convenience of this perfect cottage, it was just what I hoped it would be. So I want to say thank you Dagmar and Franz for sharing your little piece of heaven with us.
Lovely but near to nothing
The cottage is sweet, clean, comfortable, and well appointed with a great little fireplace. It even comes complete with a genuine crotchety little caretaker who comes and collects the money during the stay.
The view of the bay is beautiful and there are stars forever once night falls. The property is lacking proximity to anything, though - except the pub. There is a pub literally a stone's throw away (not that I tested this out, I'm just saying the pub is literally right there). However, there is absolutely nothing to do in the area unless you drive. There are no walking trails, no biking trails, no kayaks available. I was rather disappointed to realize that in order to find anything to do we had to drive to a town or a trail.
The seclusion and proximity to a pub make this a perfect location for a writer working on his or her next great novel - you can isolate, drink and write - but that is about all you can do in this location. So think about what you are looking for before you commit.
Relaxing and Peaceful
The cottage is in the most beautiful and peaceful location. We sat on the lovely patio and looked at the sea every morning and evening. The kids loved running around in the huge garden and looking for rocks at the stoney beach. We loved the big beach that was 1 minutes walk down the road - a huge sandy beach great for swimming and rock pooling. We also tried our luck at fishing off the rocks for Mackerel with some of the locals. The cottage itself has everything you could possibly need for the week. The beds were comfy, the kitchen well kitted out and the fireplace made it cosy in the evenings. It's just a ten minute car ride into Skibbereen where you can pick up supplies and have a lovely meal out. There is no wifi or really any internet reception at all at the cottage but to be honest we found this to be a welcome break and relaxed all the better because of it! I highly recommend this cottage and this lovely area in West Cork to anyone looking for a place to truly relax.
The cottage is located on the "Wild Atlantic Way" in the far southwest of Ireland, directly on a scenic coastal strip between Baltimore and Castletownshend, the nearest major town is Skibbereen (6km). The area around the house invites to beautiful settings and walks, there are beautiful sandy beaches in the immediate and nearby. The environment is ideal for water sports such. B. Sailing or snorkeling, and fishing, horse riding and golfing. Some typical Irish Gardens are within easy driving distance, the nature reserve Lough Hyne with its exceptional marine and freshwater Flora is only minutes away. Day trips are worthwhile to Baltimore, also as a starting point for scheduled ferries to the nearby islands of Sherkin Island, Cape Clearu and Heir Island, to villages such as Castletownshend, Union Hall and Glendore, to Bantry, Clonakilty, Glengarriff with the subtropical-looking Garinish Island and the Healy Passport. From Castletownshend or Baltimore consist opportunities for whale watching in the open sea, observing dolphins, seals and sometimes turtles from the tropics, which come with the Gulf Stream to the coast, is included. Even trips to the Fastnet Rock are possible.
Be remembered you also tours cliffs of Mizen Head, Beara Peninsula and to the after Sheep's Head, or spend a day in Kinsale or Cork, the second largest city in Ireland. Even the Ring of Kerry is easily accessible, but certainly to create with difficulty completely in a single day.
Whatever you undertake, you are in a typical for the South West of Ireland vegetation on the road, which, by the Gulf Stream favored, almost subtropical character.
Good and typical for the country you can eat right on the harbor in Baltimore, in Castletownshend in 'Mary Anne's', in Schull (cute town with a harbor on the way to Mizen Head), and of course in Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland.