Park the car, the city centre is only a 20 min stroll, a bus to the country is 30 min away.
I know what's on in local pubs, theatres, gallery openings and events.
Relax by the fire and chat with a cuppa, sleep well in a comfortable bed.
Homely, relaxed, close to city and country.
1 guest room with comfortable double bed, a desk and chair (for those messages home)
1 cosy attic room with double and single futons
Downstairs toilet, upstairs in-bath shower
Bed linen, towels, robes, shampoo, etc.
Shared sitting room, stove fire, television. Wifi.
Help yourself to good coffee, varied teas, meusli, porridge, fruit, natural yogurt.
For longer stays we may come to an arrangement about using my kitchen. You can use my spices if you show me a new recipe!
Interaction with Guests
When you are booking, please give me some information about your visit to Cork.
I like to greet visitors and have a chat with you, but you are independent in my home and can come and go as you please.
I can tell you where to go for meals, drinks and entertainment.
Ask for Michelle's Meander - a tour to the University Campus, Glucksman Gallery, Fitzgerald Park (with children't playground), the Shaky Bridge, City Gaol and Shandon Bells, ending up in the city centre.
This is a safe, family-oriented area, only 6 minutes stroll from Europe's only city-centre wildlife sanctuary, where you can overhear all kinds of conversations: for a laugh, search for 'The Lough Birds' on YouTube!
A pub and restaurant overlook the Lough.
Supermarket, pharmacy, laundry, Chinese take-away or Fish 'n Chipper nearby.
2 buses pass the end of my street - one goes to a shopping mall, the second to city centre in one direction, Cork University Hospital at the other. It is a short walk or bus ride to the city centre, a 10 minute taxi ride to the airport.
As recommended by a guest (thanks Ryan!) I suggest that you get The Heritage Card, which guarantees free admission to fee-paying State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country - in the southwest alone there are more than a dozen sites, so well worth it.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is cereal (including Irish porridge), juice, tea or coffee, whatever fruit is in the bowl, toast and marmalade if there's bread in the bin - in other words, whatever we are having ourselves.
Please let me know if you have any allergies.
Check out time is 10:00 am.
The second room can only be booked when the group is also reserving the main room.
No smoking please!
Do not leave rubbish in your room, I can give you a bag to place in the outdoor bin.
This is my home and my works space, so I'm sure that there are all kinds of little things that I don't realize yet! We can have a chat when you arrive.
Staying with Michelle was an absolute pleasure. Her house is indeed as described: cosy and artsy. It is located in a convenient part of town, quiet and near the loch, but within walking distance from all the action in Cork. As a host, Michelle was everything you would want: warm, friendly and obliging, generous with great advice about sightseeing, and provided us with everything we needed including a yummy breakfast. A supermarket is nearby (literally 3 minutes walk down the street) in case you need anything on top of all that.
Staying with Michelle was like a home away from home. I felt very welcome and was well looked after. We had some good conversations sat by the fire. As I was staying a number of days, Michelle suggested I could bring food back to eat in the evening, rather than eating out every night. I didn't want to intrude too much in Michelle's kitchen, and the local supermarket (and M&S in town) had some nice 'ready meals' which I heated in the microwave. Will be pleased to stay again if in Cork. Many thanks Michelle.
Michelle is fab! She is a wonderful host, full of great suggestions for food and entertainment. Her house is beautiful and quite cozy. I stayed with two friends and we all felt at home. I would definitely recommend staying with Michelle when visiting Cork!
A lovely place to lay your head, within easy reach of the South Ring Road and the city. Michelle was a very welcoming host, made me feel very much at home. Everything you need is there - even a hairdryer. There is a downstairs toilet to use during the night, and the full bathroom is upstairs with an electric shower. Everything was clean and tidy, and the house is very warm and comfortable. The room and the bed were comfortable too, and I would be delighted to stay there again when I return to Cork.
I had a wonderful stay at Michelle's home and she was very welcoming! The room was very cozy and comfortable and her entire home had a very artistic and homey appeal. Michelle offered me tea and coffee as soon as I arrived and I really enjoyed visiting with her and her son. During my brief stay in Cork I walked to a bar called the Gallows which was only about a 10 minute walk. It was a nice place to relax and have a few drinks and was very spacious. The staff was great and I would recommend it if you're looking for a decent pub to grab a drink during your stay in Cork.
We only stayed one night here, Michelle was very welcoming and the house was warm and clean.
Michelle was a great host. Always up for a chat over a cup of tea, offered me food and treats. She always made sure the heating was on for the right time and that there was hot water for a shower.
I was working in a veterinary practice nearby and it was so handy to be so close. The room is nice and comfortable.
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Joe and Michelle are well travelled - we love everything about food, though we try to combat the calories by walking and swimming.
He works part-time in Dublin and has a house in County Galway.
She manages the website for Firkin Crane dance centre and is involved with community and art projects in the city.
In recent years we have enjoyed visits to the Loire Valley, Liguria and Catalonia. This year we plan to visit Croatia so would be delighted to have contacts there.