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Sweet Coach House Located Beside a Stunning Tidal Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Coach House, 1 Bedroom + 1 Single be, 1 Shower, (Sleeps 2-3)

This cosy Coach House has a mezzanine double bedroom overlooking a lovely, alcove-lit, sitting room with a wood burning stove.

A moments walk from the breathtaking Dunworley Beach.

The perfect couple's (or small family) nest on the Wild Atlantic Way!

The coach house sleeps 2/3 people but extra accommodation is available in our other cottage. Please see below for more information on this.


A romantic mezzanine double bedroom with a king size sleigh bed overlooks a lovely, alcove-lit, sitting room with a wood burning stove.

Beside the charming sitting room area is the kitchen.

Through the next door is the bathroom, complete with a big glass-doored shower.

Outside your charming split coach house doors is a terrace with outdoor garden furniture.

Down a few steps is a beautiful sunken garden.

The duvets & pillows are all feather & down.

For those who can’t totally embrace the seclusion of wild West Cork, we have WIFI set up in the coach house free of charge so you can keep in touch with the outside world!

To make booking restaurants etc. easier we also provide you with a free landline to call other landlines in UK & Ireland, free of charge :)


** (advance booking for this is essential) **

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner are all available, just ask Gilly for more information & pricing!

We use our own organically minded, fresh produce from our garden & locally sourced meat to create some utterly delicious food.

All allergies & dietary requirements can be catered to.

Or, if you'd just prefer dinner, a delicious 3 course meal with locally reared meat & vegetables plucked straight from our organically minded garden is €30 per person.

We can serve food in the comfort of the Coach House.

You can save a fortune on restaurant-priced wine by drinking your own bottles at dinner!

For sample menus, photos & reviews check our FB page by searching for Dunworley Cottage.


For extra accommodation we also have a cottage which sleeps between 7 - 10 people (VRBO Listing 42425). This can be booked at an extra cost.


Dunworley is on the breathtaking Seven Heads Peninsula, part of the Wild Atlantic Way route.

A sandy tidal beach lies just a moment's walk away and offers a tranquil swim, a rugged coastline climb, or just a wander around the beach.

The walks along our headland are absolutely incredible, with a 17th century watch tower, a secluded cove and a salt tower among it's delights.

The surrounding countryside is dotted with small colourful towns and villages, which provide a range of food from irish pub grub to high restaurant quality standard.

Clonakilty, the home of Michael Collins, is just seven miles from the cottage and has a wide variety of delicious restaurants and, in particular, a traditional Irish pub where many renowned bands play, De Barra's.

There is also the spoiling Incheydoney Spa with an indoor sea water pool and a thalassic health spa.

Bandon and Lisselan offer great golf clubs - Bandon (18 holes) and Lisselan (six holes).

Bandon also offers fishing on the sea trout and salmon river, day passes are available.

Kilcoleman fishery is well worth the day.

You can follow the Wild Atlantic Way from Dunworley to Kinsale for a stunning drive.

Be it during the day for some sightseeing (from 17th century forts to rugged walks along the headlands Kinsale is a haven for tourists) or by night for an uplifting irish experience, lively pubs host some excellent bands.

Courtmacsherry is another beautiful harbour town, just 5 miles away and has sailing, riding, sea fishing, and windsurfing facilities along the beautiful strand.

Barryroe Co-Op is the nearest shop, 2.5 miles away.

And the nearest pub is 1.5 miles away.

Keywords: Coach House, Wild Atlantic Way, The Gathering, Beach, Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland

More Details

Gilly Murphy
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

About Gilly Murphy

I own a small holding in West Cork which I farm organically.

I have two cottages on the land which I rent out.

Why Gilly Murphy chose Ireland

Dunworley is somewhere that we used to visit a lot, being the most beautiful beach in Ireland! The property used to be the famous organic restaurant, Dunworley Cottage Restaurant, where we we would often eat.

When it came on the market we fell in love and moved here with our family to start out own organic small holding.

We couldn't resist having the most breathtaking vistas on our doorstep!

What makes this cottage unique

You can have a delicious gourmet dinner cooked by a professional chef.

Incomparable walks on the Seven Heads Peninsula (on the Wild Atlantic Way) with incredible views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing spot! We really enjoyed our visit at the Coachhouse. I'd go back there again - great spot to unwind, unplug, watch some cows. It's definitely off the beaten path. A cozy cottage - and even some fresh eggs there for us to have the next morning. If you're looking for something a little removed from the usual tourist destinations, this is a great stopping place.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Cork in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have delicious, organically grown seasonal fruit , vegetables, free range eggs, pickles , jams etc which are all available for purchase! They make great presents for those you've left at home!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Sweet Coach House Located Beside a Stunning Tidal Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 50 reviews
Puyallup, WA

Best Views..and Relaxation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stay in the Coach house for almost two weeks and had the best time there... Wonderful hosts and accomadations..It felt just like being at home each day. Lots of things to do and its not far from bars and attractions around Ireland. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire each night and just soaking in our surroundings. The dogs would follow us down to the beach and they ended up being our own little tour guides down there..lol. We will for sure be back in the future.Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite place in Ireland!

  • 5 of 5

On my vacation in Ireland I stayed in 6 different places in 5 different counties. Dunworley Cottage was HOME! Tranquil, cozy, and a 2 minute walk to Dunworley Beach. The owners Gilly and Richard could not have made my stay any more pleasurable, I will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Coach House-Fabulous Food!

  • 5 of 5

Gilly & Richard-We absolutely loved your coach house. It was so cozy & had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The decorations are absolutely adorable, beautiful quality and tasteful. I especially love the elephant quilts. Thanks also for the garden tour & showing me the chickens/hens. The absolute best part of the stay has to be the fabulous meals prepared for us by Gilly & served to us at our own table by Richard. You are an amazing chef, kudos Gilly!!! Thanks for your patience in helping us with our navigation issues and your wonderful service Richard. It was great to be able to walk right out to your lovely shoreline-so spectacular. We only wish we could have stayed longer. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Honeymoon Location

  • 5 of 5

I know I'm about a year late, but I was just reminiscing about our honeymoon in August/September of 2013. We were looking for a little Irish culture, not to stay in a hotel in town. We found the cottage to be exactly as it was listed. A quaint stone cottage away from it all. Although we did a lot of driving around to other locations during our 10 day visit, this place was awesome to come "home" to. The location, a short walk from a beautiful beach was remarkable as well. We couldn't have asked for a better time. Thank you Gilly and Richard for a very pleasant stay.

Gary and Rosanna M.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ruined honeymoon

  • 1 of 5

We arrived for our honeymoonon a monday evening. Soon as i walked through the door my heart sank. The cottage is run down wasnt cleaned(not to my standards). There were spider webs all over the bathroom, the whole cottage was full of flies and bugs crawling inside the bedsheets. By wednesday i had decided to leave but was convinced to give it a few more days reluctantly i did but by friday morning i had all i could take and we left with no other accomidations. The owners of the cottage were sweet and very welcoming. But it feels like we were visiting a third world country.. We will never return to ireland our honeymoon was ruined from this experience

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When Tammy and her sweet husband arrived, she was in tears about missing her 10 year old boy,who remained in Canada,with her mother.She wanted to fly back to Canada after 2 days.Her husband (who has been her partner for years) was sweet,kind,patient and gentle,dealing with her mood swings and fluctuating emotions.Her behaviour seemed irrational and hormonal. I got the impression that Tammy does not like the country and would have been far happier staying in an hotel in a city. My coach house is clean ,well maintained,comfortable , well equipped and very reasonably priced.The solid mahogany king sized bed is extremely comfortable,with new goose down duvets and pillows,the sheets are cotton (perhaps she prefers synthetic) The towels are fluffy and new. Most people who stay in it LOVE it !
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Really special

  • 5 of 5

We feel so lucky to have found this place. It's a special getaway in a very unique part of Ireland. Honestly one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. Now that I'm living in a city it was just incredible to be able to live for a few days in a spot like this in this with animals around and in this adorable cottage. We instantly felt like it was ours. Richard and Gilly wonderful. We wished we had seen more of them. Also the vegetables straight from the garden a really big bonus, and taste so different to our usual supermarket veg. We are going to book again asap for the summer. I hope its going to become an annual treat!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Cork, Europe

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning, Gas & Electric £84.87
Refundable Damage Deposit £169.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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