|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This new to the rental market “Log Cabin” home is located on the seashore at Spanish Cove and less than 1 mile from Goleen Village, West Cork, Ireland.
The house consists of 3 double bedrooms each with toilet and wash facilities. There is a large open plan dining/sitting area with galley kitchen and fireplace, utility room with fold down double bed, bathroom (electric shower) with toilet and hot-press, conservatory fronting on to the sea, balcony with outdoor dining area and garden extending right down to the sea. Complimentary coal is provided for the fire. Oil fired central heating is available. Usage of oil is measured and charged at cost. There is a walkway down to a private pier also part of the property.
From the front of the house looking left is Goleen harbour, straight ahead is Cape Clear and to the right is the Fastnet Rock. Further to the right (south) is the Crookhaven lighthouse and entrance to Crookhaven Harbour and Village.Further south around the corner is Barleycove beach and the Mizen Head. Mizen Head is Ireland’s most south-westerly point.
THE CORK REGION.
Home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland.
Goleen village was built in the nineteenth century at a crossroads where cattle fairs were regularly held. The wide road winds through the village, where all the houses were originally built as shops. To the left of the village is the hidden harbour from which the village takes its name. “Goilin” (little inlet) is easily recognisable once you venture down the lane beside O’Meara’s pub. Although a good portion of the harbour area dries at low tide, giving a great feeding for a variety of wildlife including foxes and pheasants, there is a deepwater quay at the entrance to accommodate fishing boats, pleasure boats and yachts.
Crookhaven harbour is as picturesque today as it was useful in its heyday, being a large and sheltered harbour. You pass the old Roadstone Quarry on the side of the mountain, which provided metalling for the roads of Wales until 1939. There are numerous Bronze Age field monuments scattered through the hills surrounding Crookhaven. (The Ordnance Survey Discovery Series map 88 will indicate the whereabouts for you.) The village of Crookhaven has a distinguished history as the last port of call for ships journeying to and from America. Over the centuries ships stocked up with provisions here before tackling the Atlantic Ocean. All the shipping lines had agents located here to tell the ships in which port their cargo had been sold. At the beginning of the 20th century it was said that you could cross the harbour on the decks of the boats moored there. At that time 700 people lived and worked in the village against the 40 permanent residents who reside here today. Marconi came here to try to send his first radio message across the Atlantic and he fitted the first telegraphic equipment to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse to communicate with the passing ships.
The Mizen Peninsula at Ireland’s most south-westerly point is world renowned for the beauty of its rugged landscape and ancient heritage. A tour of the Mizen Ring gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the various strands that make the Mizen unique, from geology, flora, birds and fauna to the influence of man and his history on the landscape. Well worth a visit. Another gem of the Mizen Peninsula is Three Castles Head, where the three castles which are three Tower Houses with curtain walling. Built in the 15th century on the site of a Bronze Age Promontory Fort, the Castles stand sentinel beside a cliff top lake.
Barleycove is a large sand beach backed by sand dunes. Reputedly the sand dunes were thrown up in the tidal wave which swept Europe after the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. Today the dunes have been partially eroded but are protected, like much of the coastal land around this area, as European designated “Special Areas of Conservation”. The road goes to the east of the beach across a causeway bisecting Lisagriffin Lakes and at the T junction you turn left for the Mizen.
This place was just absolutely amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. I walked in for the first time, and wanted to buy it!
Sean and Nora met us at the cottage for our arrival. They were very friendly, and telling us about all the best local places to go in the area, and going over the details about the cottage.
The cottage has all the comforts of home, the views are absolutely spectacular. You can see the Mizen Head light house in the distance. The cottage is just about a mile from the village of Goleen. We walked a couple of times to Goleen from the cottage, to get delicious scones and cappuccinos from this little bakery shop.
The cottage is only a short drive maybe @15 minutes to Crookhaven with a couple of good restaurants and pubs, and Mizen Head, and also Three Castle Head.. Three Castle Head being our favorite, and the little cafe at Three Castle Head overlooking the ocean had fantastic food and picnic tables set up outside.
They have a small grill on the back deck that we took advantage of.. picking up meats at the local butcher in Goleen.
We also had a picnic on the lawn one day.. We also drove into Schull one day for the farmer's market, which was great.
Can't say enough about how beautiful the setting is.. They also have a fireplace that we used a few nights as well.. Everything you could ever want.
We loved meeting the local people, all so friendly.. and this area really is a bit off the beaten path for most non-Irish tourists.. Southwest Cork has to be the most beautiful part of Ireland, and still has retained it's quaintness and charm.
We definitely hope to go back some day soon!
Our big familiy with six persons enjoyed the stay at Nora´s and Sean`s place very much. We feeled very welcome - like friends of the family. We loved the peaceful and calm athmosphere here with a grandious view of the ocean from many places of the house. Everybody of us found his place to refresh himself.
The kitchen is very good equiped and it is a joy to cook here for the family
Ocean view has a lot of nice rooms and very good beds. We like to come back soon. Alexandra and Thomas
You must absolutely believe all the reviews for this house. The pictures DO NOT do it justice at all. I've stayed in some wonderful houses all over Europe and the US, and not one of them had a view as stunning as this one. You truly have 180 degree views of the coast, and it is a GORGEOUS coastline. There are so many different elements and textures, and the sky and light changes so often, you will never get bored looking at it. And one thing I didn't expect was the absolute picture perfection of the garden. The hydrangeas were blooming while we were there, and they were just breathtaking. We ate breakfast on the deck every day in the sunshine (another pleasant surprise- the house is built such that there is little to no wind on the deck!) and watch the dolphins swim back and forth. We even spotted the resident seal a few times! Sean was kind enough to loan my husband some of his fishing tackle, and he and the kids would spend hours fishing off the rocks. One night the ocean was literally boiling with a school of fish and my husband was able to catch fish after fish- big ones, too! He was so thrilled. The pier is so cool- I loved going down there and just looking at the clear water, sea stars, etc. And the blackberries were ripe during our stay, so we picked bowl after bowl right in the yard and made a delicious cobbler. The house itself is also very comfortable, with every single amenity you could ever think of needing. Nora and Sean have literally thought of everything, and you never feel like you're staying in a rental property. You are truly staying in a home here. The kitchen is a galley style, but not small at all. It's very well organized and easy to cook in. Even has Le Creuset stuff, and real china! No Ikea ware in this house! Wifi and TV work great. Every room has a toilet and sink, which is nice. Family bathroom is large and nice. Beds are comfortable with nice linens. Many, many things to see near the house, but as others have said, you're reluctant to leave because the view here is just that good! I would recommend this house to ANYONE looking to have a wonderful holiday in this area. The owners are beyond nice, and just blew us away with their hospitality. Do not hesitate to book this property- it is truly amazing.
We five siblings arrived very tired from the long trip and were warmly greeted by Sean and Nora with a cold porter and cake. What a view. We enjoyed the warmth of this wonderful immaculate home, beautiful landscapes and every amenity you could need. It was also a pleasant surprise to have sleeping arrangements that were so accommodating. We would recommend this home to anyone wishing to enjoy the beauty of this most southern tip of Ireland. Our weather was near perfect with magnificant sun and moon rises. We planned this trip to visit our ancestral homeland. We range in age from 78 to 60 and could not have asked for a better home for the week.
One of our favorite outings was to Mizen Head. We all hiked out to the farthest point on a bright sunny day. After much walking, laughter, and many pictures, we went into the restaurant for lunch. We visited Baltimore where we toured the O'Driscoll Castle, signed the Clan Registry and had our picture taken with the Coat of Arms flag. What a memorable moment for all of us. We enjoyed open-air markets, shopping in the various small villages and a great meal in a pub. All-in-all, it was the trip of a lifetime and us siblings will have this special memory forever. Thank you Sean and Nora for helping us creat this memory.
We spent the month of May at this cabin. It had three bedrooms, an open concept space for the livingroom, dining and kitchen. Everything you would need except groceries is in the cabin. You can purchase groceries in Schull, a short distance away and is a pleasure to visit. Milk, bread and small essentials are available in Goleen which is just down the road.
The hosts Nora and Sean are very gracious hosts. They met us on arrival at the cabin. They showed us around their home. They had butter, bread, biscuits and wine for us.
All of this is just the essentials of a vacation. It is the view that makes this place magical.
The lot had direct access to view the ocean as you are on cliffs, it also has a pier that you can access. It has three tiers of patio. One wood with table and chairs then under that two stone covered with patio chairs and then a third walking area.
My husband and I stayed the whole month but our children flew in for two weeks stay. The day we drove to the cottage with them, we immediately took them to see the ocean view and up popped a seal. They snapped a picture. Magical!
The Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is visible from the living room window and its light can be seen at night. The conservatory, dining, living room and third bedroom have views of the ocean. The side yard is grass and there is plenty of parking.
Barley Cove Beach is just a few miles away and Mizenhead is close by.
We visited in May so we expected weather typical of Ireland but I believe this was a cool spring. We needed to have the heat on at least once a day most days.
This is a magical place where ocean life can be observed, peace and quiet found and an experience never forgotten.
Thank you, Sean and Nora. It was a blessing not forgotten.
The property is five miles from Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point in Ireland. In addition to the fog signal station located there, which is open to visitors, you will find a fascinating interpretive centre. Access to the original lighthouse keepers’ dwellings, is over the famous footbridge which spans a sea gorge at a height of 45 metres. Completed in 1909 and rebuilt in 2011, the bridge was the first reinforced concrete bridge in Ireland.
Swimming. About 3 miles away you will find the large expanse of Barley cove beach washed by the Atlantic Ocean where the breakers often attract surfers. Other more secluded beaches are also in the area.
Rates are per week (Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10.30am).
Note. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Dates available: Year round.
PayPal and IBAN payments are welcome.
SPECIAL OFFER DISCOUNT – book two or more consecutive weeks and get twelve and half per cent discount