Mezzanine Bedroom

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

A pretty lakeside apartment/cottage set in18 acres of private grounds of reed beds ,wetlands, a small lake and 1/2 Km of private river frontage onto the Bandon River.1km from the picturesque riverside village of Innishannon and 15 mins from the famous fishing harbour town of Kinsale.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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The space

The cottage has a mezzanine double bedroom with a comfortable double bed (USA queen size) with good linen and down duvets overlooking a tastefully decorated sitting /dining area with a quaint log burning stove ,with plenty of wood from our woodpile.There is also storage heating.There is a sofa bed downstairs for extra accommodation. There is a kitchenette with a good electric oven and separate hob,fridge/freezer and microwave.The bathroom has a bath and shower.The cottage is decorated with paintings and craft work from local West Cork artists.The cottage is beside the main house where your hosts live but is separate with its own access.

There is no need to buy bottled water as the water comes from a spring water well on the property.

Guest access

Our guests are welcome to enjoy all the property.Fishing on our riverbank,boating ,birdwatching or relaxing in our flower and vegetable garden.There is a good riverside restaurant next door with private access by our little wooden bridge!.The cottage is 1 Km from the historic village of Innishannon ,with good shops,a country market,butcher ,cafe and pubs.The famous historic fishing harbour of Kinsale is 8 Km away ,renowned for its beautiful setting in a sheltered harbour dominated by the 17th Century Charles Fort and its array of excellent restaurants,lively night life and eclectic craft shops and galleries.
There is no shortage of activities in this area.The world famous Old Head Golf course is 20 minutes and there are 2 very good golf clubs in Kinsale and Bandon.(10 mins )Whale and Dolphin watching can be arranged with a superb local expert as can fly fishing and sea angling,day sailing along the west cork coast.There are also 2 water sports centres in nearby Kinsale.The beautiful sandy blue flag beaches of Garretstown and Garylucas are just 20 mins away.The Innishannon Kinsale area is steeped in history and there are many interesting sights to visit particularly associated with the Spanish Armada and the sinking of the Lusitania.

Interaction with guests

We would be very happy to spend some time with our guests if they wish it and Andrew speaks German !

Getting around

The cottage is approximately 1 1/2 km from the nearest village which is on a main bus route to Cork City and also to all the major towns in West Cork; Clonakilty,Bandon,Skibbereen and Bantry.The cottage is a 20 minute drive from the airport and there is also a bus service to Cork City which is 10 minutes from the airport where one can then get a bus to Innishannon ,our local village.There is private off street parking at our property.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Smoking is not permitted in the cottage but there is a patio outside where you can smoke.

The cottage is not suitable for extra guests and there is only sleeping accomodation for 2 adults or a couple and one child over 12.
The cottage is not suitable for children under 12 due to proximity of a deep unprotected lake.



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Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

142 Reviews

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Eileen User Profile
January 2017
This place is an ideal venue for exploring Cork. The city is close by, but better again, the lovely countryside & coastal regions of West Cork are easily accessible from here. We were met with true Irish hospitality... the kitchen was well stocked to get us started with milk, bread, free range eggs, tea & coffee. We were also greeted with some fresh flowers, chocolate treats & fuel for the stove. Andrew & Isabelle are excellent hosts who were keen to make sure we had everything we needed.

Maureen User Profile
December 2016
Isabelle and Andrew went out of their way to make me feel welcome. The cottage was perfect for my stay, it was cosy ,warm and very peaceful . Breakfast essentials were provided on arrival and Andrew was kind and helpful in providing logs and even lit the wood burner for me. Isabelle and Andrew are very kind and interesting hosts ,it was a priveledge to stay in Schipool cottage,I only wish I had more time in Innishannon it was the perfect home for me .

Megan User Profile
December 2016
We had a fabulous stay at the cottage. It is cosy and scenic and although the cottage is close to the main house it is also private. The hosts helped to arrange transport and to give information about the local area. They were warm, welcoming and friendly. The cottage was clean and well equipped.

Philip User Profile
November 2016
The host canceled this reservation 128 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Patricia User Profile
October 2016
The cottage was more than comfortable and in perfect condition. Isabelle and Andrew were very welcoming and helpful and gave us good tips on what was on around the area, places to go and eat etc. They also left us fresh bread and eggs which was an added bonus. Would highly recommend to anyone looking in the area.

Tori User Profile
October 2016
The stay at this cottage was an absolute dream! Not only were Isabelle and Andrew extremely kind and helpful, the place itself was by far the loveliest Airbnb I have ever stayed in. They provided farm fresh eggs, wonderfully delicious bread, granola, fresh produce, and more. Couldn't say enough kind things about the two of them and the cottage!

Kristi User Profile
October 2016
We had a great stay with Isabelle and Andrew. They were wonderful hosts and made sure we were comfortable, Andrew even built us a fire one night. We were greeted by Isabelle and she showed us around. She offered to through something together for dinner since we showed up a bit late. We decided to eat at the hotel next store, she called to let them know we were coming. Overall, it was a fantastic stay. I would suggest anyone stay with Isabelle and Andrew. The bed upstairs was incredibly comfortable, I was able to sleep like I was at home. They gave us great suggestions on places to visit and places to eat.

Inishannon, Ireland · Joined in July 2013
Isabelle User Profile

Hi, I live with my husband Andrew and family in the house that we built on the river Bandon.We are retired lawyers and now work in other areas. We love travelling ,staying in unusual places and meeting new people.I love gardens and horticulture and nature and also have a keen interest in visual arts and craft so West Cork is the place to be ! We love animals and keep ponies,dogs,rabbits,cat and poultry.
Andrew speaks German and reasonable French.He is also a great cook ! We look forward to sharing this lovely place where we are lucky enough to live,with other airbnb members.

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