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Architect Designed Private Coastal Property. Stunning Ocean Views. 200m To Beach

Bedrooms 4
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House Nr Skibbereen, Tralispean beach Cork, Ireland - 90 Minutes Drive From Cork Airport. In The Heart Of West Cork. Tranquil, Spacious, Comfortabl

This is a beautifully finished, tastefully furnished house set in it's own private 6 acres. Cedar decking flows into landscaped gardens and on into the natural seascape. The sea meets the land in a natural gorge. The house was designed to suit a family with children and works perfectly for a large family or 2 smaller families holidaying together. The spacious kitchen and separate living room allow adults and children space to enjoy separate activities. In good weather the large deck comes into its own as another living/eating area. In bad weather central heating, 2 wood burning stoves, excellent insulation and large picture windows still allow maximum enjoyment of nature at its liveliest. It is perfect for a relaxing break or as a well located base from which to enjoy all the amenities of West Cork. Bird watching, water sports of all descriptions, long walks, historical locations, traditional music sessions, quad biking, tennis, fishing, great and golf are all easily accessible.

Aine Kelly
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday around the Skibbereen around the County Cork

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Living Room ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with bath, wc, handbasin and walk in shower. Second bathroom with wc hand basin, walk in shower. Outside shower with hot water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized double bed, sliding windows onto deck and generous built in cupboards. Bedroom 2 with double bed plus storage. Loft style bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with 4 bunk beds, chest of drawers under under bed storage drawers.
  • Golf ...
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Landscaped garden on approaching the house with car parking for 5-6 cars. 3 separate doors to the property from outside in addition to 3 sliding French doors. Large cedar, split level deck. Outdoor heated shower. Gas barbecue provided. 2 outdoor tables with benches, deck chairs and outdoor bean bags. Large sea facing lawned garden. Private gorge on the property perfect for exploring in low tide. 6 private acres ensure privacy. No other house in view, just farmland, ocean, rocks, heather, gorse, cows and bird life. A mooring at the local beach can also be hired. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury White Company linen and towels included and changed weekly. Beach towels provided. Property cleaned weekly and additional cleaning can be arranged at renters' request. Other: Main entrance hall with hanging and shoe storage. Second entrance with hanging, suitable for wet clothing and entry from beach. Split level outdoor deck.


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Architect Designed Private Coastal Property. Stunning Ocean Views. 200m To Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous house in a gorgeous spot

  • 5 of 5

Everything was lovely. The house is very nice indeed. Comfortable, spacious, stunning views. Complete tranquility. Big skies and sea views. Fabulous to see so many stars, when the clouds cleared at night, as no light ‘pollution’. Lots of things to do and places to visit, and good restaurants, cafes and bars in the Skibb area. We were very sad we had only booked a week. Aine the owner was always helpful and prompt on booking and queries and, as others have remarked, Mary is delightful and very welcoming. We hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were delightful, thank you
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  • 5 of 5

This property is calming, picturesque & perfect! Mary is a charmer & welcoming!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved where this house was - the view was all our own. We went here as a couple for our silver wedding but the house would comfortably sleep a large family. The tiny private 'beach' was great for finding sea glass! Really peaceful place. Windows were great for taking in the view and we spent hours just staring at it. To sit up in bed and watch the waves was lovely. Roads are very narrow, but lot's of lovely coves within a couple of miles as the crow flies. Beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love hearing that guests enjoyed the magic of our location. It just makes you relax
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Expectations Surpassed.

  • 5 of 5

First, Mary O’Shea, our guide to property, was a delight. Her energy alone made us all smile. We very much enjoyed and appreciated the residence and the view, the aesthetics in structure and location..a pleasure. Our expectations were strong prior to visit with its original write up, but they were surpassed upon arrival. Residence was well equipped for meal prep as well. A definite favorite in our trip. Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you. You are quite correct about Mary, she is a treasure and loves to hear that guests enjoyed their stay so I will pass her on your comments.
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Spectacular location, amazing views, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The views were mesmerizing. We have a lovely week long stay at this beautifully conceived and executed home. Spacious, well equipped (furnished primarily by Ikea), very comfortable and very private. We spent many an hour sitting on the deck or just inside huge glass doors (when the wind came up or it got a bit chilly). Coming from a large city, the level of quiet was nothing short of astonishing. At night, all you could hear was the bare crashing of the waves in the distance and the occasional night bird. While there were only 2 of us, it is easily large enough to accommodate many more with an additional 2 full size beds (3 in total) and 4 bunks and a full bathroom and a shower room. It had more than spacious enough common space with a huge, well equipped kitchen (even a Le Creuset Dutch oven). The pictures do not do it justice. While the walls are spare, we didn’t come to look at art on a wall, but out the windows to nature, of which there are many.

The property is about a 10 minute drive out of Skibbereen, which has all the services you might need with plenty of dining and shopping options. Depending on the level at which you prefer to shop, from budget to fresh/local, there is Lidl, Aldi, Spar, the local Field’s SuperValu and especially the Saturday Farmer’s Market.

Mary O’Shea, Aine Kelly’s manager, was very accommodating to our arrival time due to a flight cancellation and could not have been kinder or more helpful.

I have only two caveats. First, once there, you’ll never want to leave, even to see the awe-inspiring sites of West Cork. Second is, if you’ve not driven in Ireland, especially in somewhat more rural areas, the road from Skibbereen to the property is exceptionally narrow, at least by American standards, and on quite the opposite side of the road from their American cousins. Patience, caution and a good GPS is all that is required. It was truly amazing to watch Mary navigate the roads with aplomb.

Would we rent this property again? Without hesitation. Highly recommended for physical beauty, solitude and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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So lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and wish it could have been longer! The views were truly a sight to behold and the house had everything one could possibly need for a relaxing good time. The nearby beach provided hours of entertainment for our 6-year old.

Mary (the caretaker) and her son were incredibly nice people and super helpful. The owner was super responsive and great to interact with.

We ❤️ this place. It was our favorite place that we have stayed in a long, long time. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres


The nearest beach, Tralispean, is 200 meters from the house. It is a small sandy beach in a bay with safe swimming for children, lots of rocks to climb and rock pools to explore. Tragumna beach is 1km from the house. It is a popular small beach with a lifeguard. The surfing beaches of Inchydoney, Owenahincha and Barley cove are all within an hour's drive.


The nearest airport is Cork which is 70km from the house. Rosslare Harbour with ferries from the UK and France is a 3.5 hour drive. A car is essential. Car hire is readily available at Cork airport.


Skibbereen is 5km from the house. Glandore and Union Hall are 15km Baltimore Harbour with access to Sherkin Island, Cape Clear Island and Heir Island is 12km. Cork is 75km and Bantry 20km, Clonakilty 40km and Durrus' the starting point for Sheeps Head walk 25km.

The surfing beaches of Inchidoney, Red Beach and are all within 40 minutes drive Loch Hyne, the deepest salt water and nature reserve in the world is 3km away.

Further Details:

The house works very well for families where grandparent(s) are joining parents and children because of the 2 separate living areas.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% will be taken at the time of booking. The remainder is due 4 weeks before arrival. We will also take a returnable deposit of Euro 250 upon arrival against damage. Electricity and oil for central heating will be charged separately. A utility deposit of Euro 50 per week will also be taken upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
In high season Saturday is the changeover day. Arrival after 2pm and departure by 10am. In low season flexibility will depend upon existing bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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