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Rock Cottage Country House on the Wild Atlantic Way the Mizen Head - Rock Cottage

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in County Cork - Rock Cottage Self Catering

Set in the grounds of an 18th century Georgian Hunting Lodge. On the wild Atlantic Way

Schull is just a 10 minute drive away with numerous boutiques, pubs and restaurants, art galleries, library and good food shops plus a weekly market on Sundays.

Also near by is The Mizen Head and Barley cove

This property is under new ownership since June 2014.

Outside guests can roam around the grounds, hillside and visit the animals. From the top of the hill there is a bench where guest can sit and enjoy the 360 degree view over the hills and Mount Gabriel.

Details for holiday cottage Rock Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Rock Cottage is a beautiful, rustic, converted stable building with all modern conveniences on the inside, whilst preserving its historic character on the outside. It is situated in a tranquil courtyard garden of a Georgian hunting lodge dating back to 1826.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jacqueline Sarsfield
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Jacqueline Sarsfield

I am a fun loving individual who loves travelling and meeting new people. My particular passion are the animals here at Rock Cottage and the beautiful unspoilt landscape. My interests are walking, photography & cooking. I love to go walking around this part of Ireland and exploring all the beautiful sites. My passion is to go to the local farmers' markets and cook with locally grown produce.

Jacqueline Sarsfield purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jacqueline Sarsfield chose Ireland

I spent much of my childhood here in Ireland having been born in Dublin. I moved full time to Ireland in 2014 from London.

What makes this cottage unique

Having rented Rock Cottage for over a year, I decided to purchase this beautiful place and continue with this well established holiday accommodation business. The gardens, paddocks and surrounding hillsides are stunning, particularly the 360 degree view from the top of the garden overlooking Dunmanus Bay, The Sheeps Head and on the other side the hills and Mt Gabriel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is a spacious excellently equipped three bed cottage in a lovely pretty and quiet spot. Inside it is stylish, clean and comfortable - host Barbara has thought of everything and was really helpful and friendly !

There is one large bedroom, modern good sized kitchen, modern bathroom and comfortable lounge / diner with open fire in addition to full oil central heating.

This is a great area for seeing a beautiful quiet and natural part of Ireland without the tourist coaches. Cork and places like Kinsale are easily accessible for a day trip.

We would recommend Rock Cottage without hesitation"
Sep 2012
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Rock Cottage
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 53 reviews

We had a lovely time. Jackie and Jonathan could not have been more helpful and gracious.

  • 5 of 5

You could not have a more lovely setting and cottage for two people in this wonderful part of Southwest Ireland. It was completely upfitted for catering and we availed ourselves of the lovely local produce, seafood and meats for each morning and evening meal. We found very few desired kitchen items lacking......and I am a cook!! The cottage was clean, well organized and ideal for daily car tours thru the region. We intend to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A beautiful cottage set in ideal surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Rock Cottage proved to be exactly what we were looking for, and more!

The owners Jackie and Jonathan, made us feel very welcome to their idyllic piece of West Cork as well as allowing us the opportunity to meet their growing menagerie including donkey's, ducks, chickens and cat.

While the cottage offers all you need for home cooking, it is also within a short drive of a variety of decent restaurants serving great food, Blair's Cove House and The Herons Cove in Goleen to name a couple.

If you are looking for a peaceful escape, complete darkness at night and waking to birdsong, look no further.

My wife and I agreed this has to be our best Holiday Cottage experience to date, in arguably the most beautiful part of County Cork.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Lovely Setting; Cozy Cottage; Attentive, Helpful Owners

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to spend over a week at Jackie and Jonathan's cottage near Schull, West Cork, at Christmas time 2015. From the moment we drove up the driveway and spotted numerous sheep and the fairy-tale-like rolling terrain in front of their house, we knew we were in for a treat. It was so nice having the owners in residence on the property. (So many rentals owners do not live anywhere near the rental property. We always think it is a major plus having the owners on-site, but it is a rarity.)

The cottage was such a welcoming place to come home to after our times away from it. We also enjoyed our times relaxing there. The fireplace was used every night. (The owners graciously and promptly refilled the firewood basket for us every morning when we placed it outside the cottage since it was so muddy, and they wanted to spare us the inconvenience of filling it up ourselves in less than ideal weather conditions.) The bedding was of a very high standard. The duvet and pillows were extremely comfortable. The cottage was clean and a very nice size for a couple.

Jackie was so helpful pre-trip and during trip. Pre-trip she provided names of restaurants that might be open during the holiday period. I had asked her in advance as I know from both living in and traveling in Ireland that this time of the year can be difficult to find restaurants open. She also was so helpful in offering to buy us starter food items for our arrival after our drive from Shannon Airport.

We felt well looked after by our hosts. They took time to chat with us and make sure all was well, checking in by email and offering tips about pub music, etc. This type of individualized service is priceless.

(As far as nearby attractions, we loved the Beacon at the small town of Baltimore. It is a very short walk up to it from the car park. If you do go there, be very careful as there are NO barriers, and you could easily walk off the edges in parts and perish. However, it is THE must-see attraction in our book and seemingly not well touristed.)

Although the weather we experienced this time in Ireland was easily the worst we've ever experienced on many trips there as well as in six years of living there, this trip was sublime in so many ways. We attribute so much of our joy to the location of the cottage, the cottage itself, and the owners who were exceptional in their concern for our stay being a quality one.

We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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A peaceful spot in one of Ireland"s most unique and beautiful locations

  • 5 of 5

Rock Cottage was everything described in the listing and so much more. The cottage is superbly maintained and an incredibly comfortable place to return to at day's end or for that to just spend the day recharging. The cottage is comfortably and well furnished and the 17 acres of farm land are a delight to explore. The property is well located to provide easy access to the Mizen Peninsula, Sheep Heads and Beara Peninsula. Jackie is a delightful host. Her personal warmth and enthusiasm for her property are evident throughout. My visit to this remote and beautiful area of Ireland was definitely enhanced by staying at Rock Cottage. I could not have asked for a more perfect spot.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely property in an idyllic setting. Well maintained, clean and comfortable - a home from home. A car is needed as shops, pubs and restaurants are at least ten minutes drive. Ideal as a base for exploring the area or as a retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Sehr schönes authentisches irisches Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub im Rock Cottage von 02.-09.06.2014 und dazu perfektes Wetter! Einfach nur genial. Die Unterkunft ist richtig heimelig mit Kamin und allem, was man benötigt. Ein superschönes Anwesen mit riesigem Gelände, was man erkunden kann und dazu eine sehr nette und behilfliche Vermieterin. Dazu perfekt gelegen zu allen Ausflugszielen und nah am Meer. Sehr zu empfehlen! Gerne wieder!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Rock Cottage Country House is located near Dunmanus Bay on the Mizen Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork. Rock Cottage is set in a stunning coastal landscape surrounded by farm animals. Stunning views of the Atlantic and its beautiful sunsets can be seen from the top of the garden. The property is within easy access of Schull, only ten minutes drive away. Schull offers many good restaurants, bars with music as well as good shopping. It is also within easy driving distance of the Mizen head, Ireland's most southwesterly point which offers beautiful views of the wild Atlantic. The area also benefits from several sandy beaches including one of the largest and most beautiful sandy beaches in Ireland, Barley Cove. We can offer deep sea fishing trips as well as fly fishing (booking by prior arrangement). Other activities include golf, swimming, tennis, and cycling. There are many trails for walking and hiking, particularly on the Sheeps Head where you can hike through miles of breathtakingly beautiful landscape. or if you prefer water sports, golf or maybe whale watching or cruises to the islands , all available locally. The area set on the Wild Atlantic Way has charming little towns and villages with festivals, country markets and music in the evenings in the local pubs. Only a few miles from here you could indulge in some serious pampering and visit the Natural Therapy Centre for a seaweed bath or an Indian Head massage and lots more.

The Good Things cafe cookery school provides excellent cooking classes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Cork, County Cork

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Xmas Season
23 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low rate 17
5 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season 17
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 17
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season17
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season17
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 17
23 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 18
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £89
Pet Fee £4
cleaning £36

Rental Rate does not include electricity or heating oil. Both will be charged according to the meter reading.
A joint laundry room is available for your use.This will be charged per load of washing/drying. We supply detergents.
50% deposit of the rental rate is required at time of reservation and the balance due 40 days before your stay..

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room includes, toilet, basin and a very large power shower. Towels, Bathmats supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Upstairs in the cottage you will find a large open sleeping loft spanning the entire length of the building. Through the large Roof lights you can watch the star studded sky from your bed, if you wish. The loft is furnished with a double and a single bed. Radio alarm clock and Stereo, Hair dryer as well as a few little things to make you feel welcome are supplied. Bedlinen is supplied
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage overlooks the walled courtyard of the main house. It has its own patio and garden equipped with everything you need for the warm summers day. Rock Cottage is also a working farm with lots of animals roaming around. We currently have 2 donkey, hens, ducks and sheep roaming the fields. Animal lovers are welcome and we also welcome pets. We supply Rock Cottage 2 with all household linens and give you a starter kit of the most necessary items. Our laundry room is available for your use.

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