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Historic 150 Year Old Newly Updated Family Home in Cobh, Co. Cork

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Home Recently Remodeled Home With Traditional Charm

Historic Victorian style home on a famous steep street featured in most books of Ireland. Stone house was built in 1850 but recently remodeled with new amenities while still retaining original charm. Second floor has 2 bedrooms including large room with bay window. Third floor has two bedrooms. Home sleeps 9 comfortably. One large bathroom with new tub and shower on second floor and one bathroom (toilet/sink) on first floor. Brand new central heating and fully equipped kitchen. House has satellite television and stereo with iPod docking station. Views from the back of the house include neo-Gothic cathedral and front of the house include the Bishops Palace and park. Head up the hill for a few pints with the locals at The Roaring Donkey. Beautiful Cork Harbor and downtown Cobh is at foot of the street with many more pubs, restaurants and cafes. Only 5 minute walk to the train station. 30 minutes from Cork City by train or car. Cobh is a favorite port of call for numerous cruise ships from all over the world. House and famous 'deck of cards' street is on the cover of the 2012 Lonely Planet Ireland travel guide and the 2016 National Geographic Ireland calendar.

Fiona Remko
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Fiona Remko

This home has been in the family for almost 70 years. It was purchased by the eldest daughter for her parents after emigrating to America and was occupied by the matriarch of the family until her death at 101. The 'American grandchildren' spent most summers in the home living the carefree Irish existence and continue to travel back with their spouses and children to share their love of the home and the town.

Why Fiona Remko chose Kilgarvan

This property is an important part of our family history and we are excited to be able to have it in the family but also to share our love of the home and the town with visitors. Our grandmother never met a stranger who came to her door and always welcomed guests with a smile and a story. Sharing the home is a way to be able to share that hospitality with guests from all over the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Charming, spacious, comfortable house, which was perfect for a family get together. It was fully equipped with everything needed for our stay. The location is perfect, right in the centre of Cobh..."
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kilgarvan in Cobh

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2nd floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bathroom
    Bathroom 2 First floor - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bay Window Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 2nd floor - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 3rd floor - 3 Single Bed , Beds can be arranged to suit guests
    Bedroom 4 3rd floor - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Historic 150 Year Old Newly Updated Family Home in Cobh, Co. Cork
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 24 reviews
Omagh , County Tyrone

Clean Cosy Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our few days in Westview! Such a clean cosy home from home feeling we got soon as we walked in the door. And the location ..beautiful! Cobh is just perfect, and we met the friendliest of people everywhere we went! Thanks again Fiona for having us!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kirsty, You are very welcome! I'm glad that you had a great time and enjoyed the house and hopefully the kids had a nice break too!! Thanks so much, Fiona
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Victorian Era Delight

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay in Cobb, Fantastic location for the surrounding sights Middleton to Kinsale. Don't miss walking to the comforts of Cobb. Very nice accommodations, parking on a very steep street is sometimes difficult depending on the time of day and activities in the Square below.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patrick, I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in the house and got to travel around as well. I hope that you enjoyed this trip as much as you did your first trip to Ireland! Thanks, Fiona
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Beautiful house in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

A great location right in the heart of Cobh. Cobh is a gorgeous, friendly little town about 20 minutes from Cork. The house is in what is locally known as 'the deck of cards' - a row of pastel coloured townhouses with lots of history.

The house itself has everything that you need for a family or group of friends. Our teenagers loved being able to walk into town on their own.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is idealy located, although on a vety steep hill

  • 4 of 5

Great town, lots to do and great location to see other sites. Property was really nice perfect for family

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer. I'm so glad that your family enjoyed your stay and your daughter enjoyed her birthday surprise too!! Thanks so much, Fiona
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Perfectly Lovely

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large group! Great location too!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mandy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Cobh and in our house. I'm glad you had a nice holiday. Thank you too for the lovely note in the guest book. Sincerely, Fiona
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Great location for everything you need- station, restaurants, shops. Parking is available outside though you can get asked to move on by residents though there are no parking restrictions or permits some put bollards outside to prevent parking. Cathedral car park is close by though. Steep hill on return from town keeps you fit. House is more suitable for 6 as the half bathroom is really a downstairs toilet with cold water to the sink so mornings and evenings can involve a bit of timetabling if you are getting ready to go out. Beds on top floor rooms have very soft mattresses which creak at every move and did cause a few sleepless nights.

Despite this and with a few tweaks on mattresses and a second shower it could be really wonderful as it is a great original house in a lovely location.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cork Airport
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Cobh Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Cobh Train Station
Car: not necessary

Cobh (formerly Queenstown) is a beautiful seaside town in County Cork and is steeped in history. It was the last port of call for the Titanic and still maintains that original pier. Visitors can participate in the Titanic Experience and visit the museum. Cobh was also where most immigrants left Ireland to begin their journeys to the new world and has a wonderful Heritage Centre highlighting this era. Assistance in genealogical searches is avaialable at the Centre. A short train ride away takes you to the beautiful historic Fota House and Grounds as well as the amazing Fota Wildlife Park where the animals run free. St. Coleman's cathedral is an awe inspiring example of neo-Gothic architecture dating back to 1868. The cathedral features a beautiful 49 bell carillon which is the largest in Ireland and Britain. If you are looking for breathtaking scenery this is the place. Short walks will take you to the waters edge and beaches and to beautiful rolling hills displaying the famous Irish 40 shades of green. Sailing, harbor boat trips and sea angling excursions are available. If golf is your thing the Cobh Golf Course is minutes away or in an hour or less you can be golfing in the spectacular Fota or Old Head of Kinsale Golf Courses. A short train and bus ride away and you are at the famous Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab! Many events take place during the year including commemorations of the Titanic and the Lusitania in April and May. Summertime includes the South of Ireland Festival of Piping and Drumming and the Cobh Peoples' Regatta. September brings the Blues Festival and the International Sea Angling Festival and October boasts the world famous Cork Jazz Festival.

By car you can take many day trips from Cobh to explore the beauty of Ireland. You are only only 1 1/2 hours away from the quaint town of Killarney and the Killarney National Park. Killarney is minutes away from the amazing Ring of Kerry which is a beautiful drive through the mountains.

The majestic Cliffs of Moher are only 2 1/2 hours away as is the beautiful seaside town of Dingle and its famous dolphin Fungie!

In 1 1/2 hours you can be taking a tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory where they have worldwide shipping if you can't pass up making a purchase.

The whole area of West Cork is only a 1 1/2 hours away with awe inspiring natural beauty.

If you want to travel by train, make the 5 minute walk to the Cobh Train Station where you can travel to Cork and catch connecting trains all over the country.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.57

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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