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Picturesque Cottage by the sea, own garden, sea access

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4

Dunmanus Pier Cottage is located on a scenic coastal road, halfway between the village of Goleen and the bustling sea side resort of Schull. It is close to West Corks sandy beaches and being on a small fishing pier has beautiful sea views. It is every fishing enthusiast's dream. Wake up to the sound of the sea, watch your children fishing for crabs and buy lobster and prawn from the fishermen. Swim off the pier or go walking across the fields and rocks. Ideal for boat owners.The village of Schull, about 10 minutes by car, offers good shopping, a famous Sunday country market and plenty of pubs with life music. Schull's sailing centre offers weekly sailing courses during the summer. The beach of Ballynrisode, ideal for small children, is just a 5 minutes drive away and the beautiful beaches of Barleycove and the picturesque village of Crookhaven just 15 minutes by car.

Activities: Swimming, surfing, sailing, boating, pony trekking, tennis, walking and golf are all available nearby.

The Sheepshead peninsula offers hundreds of miles of walking trails and the members of the West Cork Garden Trail are opening their gardens to visitors in Spring and Summer.

The Good Things Cafe in Durrus has regular cookery classes during the off season. Many good artists live in our area and their studios can be visited by appointment.

More Details

Sabine De Mey
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 4th stay at Dunmanus Pier was, as usual, very relaxing and a delightful break from everyday routine. The first few days were mild but cloudy with the odd shower now and then. The rest of the fortnight was the hottest we've ever experienced here. We spent so many wonderful days on the beach and one day we went out in a boat as far as Fastnet Rock, which is very impressive indeed! On our way out we had some great sightings of whales and a school of dolphins played alongside our boat for quite a while. What a treat for all of us but especially for our 11 year old daughter. Unmans is great in sunshine or in rain, but sunshine is better still.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunmanus West in County Cork

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The cottage has a main bathroom with sink, shower and bath as well as an electric towel rail and hairdryer. The toilet with hand wash basin is separate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot on request
    Mezzanine - 2 Single Bed , Open mezzanine
  • The main bedroom has two antique brass beds, one a double and the other a large single and has sufficient space for a cot. A wooden staircase leads from the sitting area to an open mezzanine with two single beds. Both bedrooms have large windows overlooking the garden and the sea.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For rainy days the house has a selection of books, games and jiggsaws. The dining table doubles as a snooker table and there is a dartboard. The outside shed usually has a selection of fishing lines and houses the barbeque and wood for the Scandinavian cast iron stove.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Picturesque Cottage by the sea, own garden, sea access
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 25 reviews
Northern Ireland

It couldn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to find the perfect combination of character, comfort and location in a self-catering property, but Dunmanus Pier Cottage ticks all the boxes. My wife and I had a wonderful week there with our springer spaniel, enjoying long walks along the quiet roads and soaking up the beautiful scenery. It was a special bonus to see an otter feeding on crabs on the steps of the pier and watching a seal bobbing up and down in the bay. The cottage is also ideally located for trips to Crookhaven, Barleycove and Schull or slightly further afield to the marvellous Gougane Barra. It's very special and we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cottage and for leaving it in such immaculate condition. Hope to see you again. Sabine
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Zauberhaftes Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten im April 2012 eine wunderschöne Woche in dem zauberhaften Cottage. Superschön, die direkte Lage am Meer. Wir haben unsere Zeit dort sehr genossen und freuen uns schon auf nächstes Mal.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Daniela, for this nice review. Looking forward to seeing you again. All the best. Sabine
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Dunmanus Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is so beautiful and full of character and extremely comfortable

Amazing views of the bay with the fishermen coming and going each day who rescued our football from the sea on 2 occasions!

Great walks from the house up past the castle ruins

Perfect as a central location as a few different towns within a 10 min drive with great coffee shops and wonderful seafood, Friday market in Bantry worth seeing and Barleycove beach is stunning, continue on the Mizen head drive for amazing views!

Loved Crookhaven only a 15 min drive from the house

Would love to return to both the cottage and West Cork!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage at Dunmanus Pier

  • 5 of 5

Absolute bliss - a true Irish cottage where the owners have thought of your every possible need. Located right on the water's edge with not a sound to be heard by day or by night and a short drive from Schull, Goleen, Crookhaven and Durrus where there are plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin, Ireland

The perfect week

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dunmanus Pier House. It is in a great location. The house is clean and has everything you need with added touches. Great scenery for walks, the fisherman at the pier to watch and some seals. Secluded but still close to Schull or daily latte/chocolate fix. We have come home stress free and would definetely do this one again. Looks like we will have to book in advance...

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Ferienhaus in traumhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Zu viert (2 Paare) verbrachten wir einen unvergesslichen Urlaub im Dunmanus Pier House. Die freundlichen, hilfsbereiten Besitzer überzeugten uns durch Flexibilität und sprechen zudem deutsch, was manchmal sehr hilfreich war. Das Haus hat einen ganz besonderen Charme, ist urgemütlich, gut ausgestattet und bietet einen herrlichen unverbauten Ausblick über die Dunmanus Bay bis zu den Bergen von Beara. Ausflugs- und einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind trotz der Abgeschiedenheit in akzeptabler Entfernung reichlich vorhanden.Wir können Dunmanus Pier House gern und guten Gewissens weiter empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: February 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Cork International
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Bantry Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13.2 Kilometres
Blairscove House & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ballyrisode Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunmanus West, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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