About this listing
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!
Karin hat mich und Marietta sehr freundlich empfangen, war sehr offen und hilfsbereit, man fühlt sich ganz automatisch wohl. Das Haus ist sehr schön und man durfte sich sogar im Obstgarten bedienen, was ich zwar nicht getan habe aber mich dennoch gefreut hat.
Ich würde jederzeit wieder hier übernachten und hatte eine wunderschöne Zeit in Karins Haus.
Very nice place to stay!! House was perfectly located. Very close to walk to the city centre. Karin was a lovely host. Really friendly and was alway there when we needed something :)
Room was clean and nice. Everything was as described on Airbnb.
We would always go back. :)
Maité and Karin were very welcoming and informative throughout our stay. The house is extremely central and an ideal spot for those wishing to roam the city streets. The atmosphere created in the house is very warm and speaks of well traveled, well read hosts.
Maite took care of us very well from booking to depature.
We liked her little bedroom in the attic floor and the garden with ist terrific view.
Her house is only minutes away (walking distance) from downtown Cork. Beware, Richmond Hill is not easy to find by car without GPS and it is rather steep and small street!
All in all the visit was very enjoyable and reminded us of our time as students in Goettingen/Germany.
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.
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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!