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Cosy double room with brand new mattress in a quiet area just 2 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Cork's lovely city centre. Great garden, sweet little pets and a chilled-out atmosphere in a beautiful old house!
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Cosy double room with brand new mattress in a quiet area just 2 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The bedroom catches the morning sunlight, whilst the evening rays soak the garden.
We have two small dogs and one cat; the dogs (one Jack Russell and one Dachshund mix) are quiet (usually!), energetic and very friendly, whereas the cat just likes chilling and eating, and he is quite talkative and very loving.
Everything Cork city has to offer is within walking distance of the house, and there is a friendly tourist office close by, though we would be delighted to share our knowledge of the city with you! There are plenty of leaflets about Cork's attractions and surroundings in the bedroom too. Walking distance to both bus and train stations (each 10 minutes walk), and a 20-minute bus journey to the airport.
100mb wi-fi connection - broadband
Bathroom with new electric shower (Update: Shower is now SHARED and is cleaned daily)
Towels, bed linen, shower gel, shampoo, etc. are provided
Tea and coffee making facilities in the room (freshly ground coffee and a large selection of herbal teas!)
Large garden with garden furniture and vegetables
Very central; close to bars, shops, restaurants, sights.
On-street disc parking (tickets are available in local shops and I usually stock some here too!)
Large fridge in the basement where you can store yummy goodies
Kitchen strictly unavailable, unless by pre-arrangement!
Check-in and check-out times are negotiable, depending on our working hours, but usually between 6 and 9pm would be good. Please give us a check-in time with a MAXIMUM error of one hour!Please arrange arrival times BEFORE you book and let us know well in advance if you wish to check-in outside of the 6-9pm window so we can arrange to accommodate you!
Directions will be made available to anyone with a confirmed booking.
Please contact through AirBnB, not through private email; thanks!
I love cooking, reading, relaxing with nice music, long walks and travelling. The house is beautiful, bright and spacious with loads of character and charm! Lots of original features, such as shutters on the windows, stained glass, wooden floors, high ceilings, etc. The kitchen is currently unavailable for personal use, though you can email beforehand and we may be able to accommodate you (as long as you don't mind animals bouncing around!) :)
We don't smoke during the day in the house, though we sometimes smoke in the evening in the kitchen, which is on the ground floor and the guest room is on the third floor (but if you are strongly opposed to this, please let us know and we have no problem to go outside!).
Kitchen strictly unavailable, unless by pre-arrangement!
Really friendly area, lots of old men with dogs pottering around! Great view of Cork from top of the hill.
The house is situated just a 3-minute walk from the town centre; a 7-minute walk to Kent station (train station) and a 5-minute walk to Parnell Place bus station. The airport is about a 20-minute taxi ride (costs about 14euro).
For full directions, please see your "itinerary" once a reservation is confirmed.
PARKING: There is on-street disc parking for 8euro/day outside the house (discs available in local shops, eg. from the Spar on MacCurtain Street). Alternatively, there are plenty of car-parks very close to the house, also for 8euro/day (the easier option if you decide to leave your car for a few days and not have to worry about changing discs!)
Quiet after 11pm on weekdays please!
Let us know the day before if you want breakfast :) I will leave it out for you in the study room. Help yourself to cereal, etc. in the study room.
Please TURN OFF the heating in your room when you are out.
If you would like to use the kitchen, please let us know in advance as we hang out there most of the time!
Please give us a check-in time with a maximum error of one hour, so we can organise ourselves! :)
Also - VERY important - Please close the front door PROPERLY when entering or leaving, as it opens on to the street and I would be worried about the cats!
The picture and the reality are not the same
Very tiny room, windows not closing correctly
Bathroom dirty, not clean.
At first, we would like to stay 2 night, we don't, after 1 night we left.
Very expensive. Not recommanded.
En l absence de Maité une voisine nous a accueillis dans l appartement.
Petite chambre mansardée au 2eme étage et cabine douche we et lavabo très étroite. L ensemble est plutot inconfortable lorsque l on est grand .
Maité est agréable et sympa mais nous l avons peu vue, de la doc était disponible sur le bureau.
When we arrived in Cork we found it without any problems and got warmly welcomed by Maite. Maite was nice, talkative and she tried to answer any questions at her very best.
The house/ room was as it was described and the house had a nice atmosphere.
We definitely would recommend staying there and we would go there ourselves again as well.
Both Maité and her mom Karin are delightful and welcoming hosts who really care about their guests and it shows. The house is most conveniently located within walking distance of Cork's bustling city centre but also snuggly poised between St Patrick's Hill and Shandon in the north side of the city - so the weary traveller may enjoy some peace and quiet as well. The house in itself is chilled-out and alive with the company of friendly pets. As for the room, it is of the highest standards with a large double bed that's so comfortable it literally beckons you to stay gently tucked in its duvet. The icing on the cake is a lovely room at the top with tea-making facilities where you can have your breakfast while enjoying a view of the venerable Shandon steeple. Definitely one of the best places I've ever stayed at!
Maite was a gracious and helpful host. The house and room were picture-postcard cute, cosy but with plenty of space for two people and our suitcases.
I had a really nice stay in your appartment I was surprised how near it is to the city center. My room was very nice and clean i found it great that their was an adapter because i forgot it.
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About the Host, Maité And Karin (Mother - Daughter Duo)
I am a 26-year old currently doing a Masters in International Public Policy and Diplomacy; I love gardening, sustainable living, animals (both dogs are rescues), learning, reading, travelling (especially walking and/or camping trips), cooking and enjoying barbecues in the garden during summer.
I love learning from others, and that is one of the things I like about hosting on AirBnB - hearing other experiences, stories, etc...makes me feel like I am travelling from the comfort of my own home!