Copper Beech farm is a family run dairy farm set in a peaceful rural setting, close to the bustling town of Kinsale. "The Barn" and "The Loft" are 19th Century stone barns which have been beautifully restored and converted into self contained holiday cottages. Many of the original features have been retained i.e Exposed stone walls, Timber panelled ceilings and Wooden floors.
All modern conveniences have been fitted to ensure our guests have all the comforts of home. Children are especially welcome and will enjoy the fresh air, freedom and space that a farming environment has to offer, and a safe children's playground will keep them busy for hours. Outdoors there are large mature gardens with lawns, shrubs and trees. There is ample parking for cars.
Accomodation includes two en-suite bedrooms which sleep up to 5 people, a cot and highchair can be supplied on request. There is a large kitchen/living area with a modern fully-fitted kitchen that contains a cooker, microwave and fridge. A welcome pack is provided on arrival.
The living area has a colour TV, with RTE and BBC channels. Gold Shield electrical heating is available in all rooms. A balcony complements the accomodation and is ideal for relaxing on a sunny afternoon. Downstairs there is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble-dryer.
Golf: The beautiful new parkland course at Farrangalway is just a 5 minute drive, while within a 30 minute drive you have some of Ireland's best courses such as: The Old Head, Cork Golf Club; Harbour Point; Lee Valley, Muskerry Golf Club, Bandon Golf club and Fota Island Golf Club.
Beach: The Dock is a small safe beach just outside Kinsale. Garretstown is a 25 minute drive, and beaches in West Cork, i.e. Inchadoney and Owenahincha are well worth a visit.
Water Sports: The Oysterhaven centre, 10 miles, caters for every level and age group with a variety of water sports including kayaking, wind-surfing and sailing; while the Outdoor Education Centre in Kinsale caters for adventure sports like canoeing, archery, absailing and rock-climbing.
Pony Trekking: Follyfoot Riding Farm is just 1 mile away and a qualified instructor is available for lessons. Quadbike and Paintball games are available locally 5 miles.
Fishing: Deep sea fishing can be arranged from Kinsale, boat hire is also available.
Places to Visit
Kinsale: This ancient sea faring town is just 6 miles away, with its narrow winding streets and colourful shopfronts. Now known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, it boasts some of the finest restaurants in the country with menus and prices to suit all tastes and pockets. Its pubs are also well known, many having music throughout the year. Charles Fort, Desmond Castle and St. Multose church are historic buildings in the town and there are guided tours in the summer season, scenic harbour cruises are available daily on a luxury vessel "Spirit of Kinsale".
Cork City: with its fine shopping streets and its many tourist attractions. Cork City Gaol, Shandon, Butter Exchange Market, Heritage Park and The English Market.
Blarney: 25 minutes to Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills.
Fota Wildlife Park: 25 minutes.
Cobh: 30 minutes to Cathedral, Famine Trail, Queenstown Story.
Midleton: 35 minutes to Jameson Heritage Centre.
Clonakilty: 40 minutes to Model Train Village.
Killarney: 75 minutes to the Lakes, Muckross, Gap of Dunloe.
Amazing place in a breathtaking scenery of Irish nature. Eileen & Michael are wonderful people, truely welcoming and limitlessly caring. They have shown great taste in furnishing the cottage with an exquisite eye for detail.
Michael is an exemplary host who sent me a mail with all the necessary information three days in advance. Getting to the Copper Beech Farm from Cork Airport takes no time, still you don't see anything of the airport.
Arriving at their place we were welcomed with home-made delicious surprises though I will not tell what exacty to expect to not spoil the surprise :). The stove was filled with firewood, ready to get lit and enjoy this cosy cottage.
After all, it was an unbelievably relaxing weekend. Thank you so much! Looking forward to our next visit!
Listing was accurate. Host was great. Cottage was perfect. Absolutely spot on for what we wanted. Would recommend.
The listing was accurate and our stay with them was excellent. Michael and Eileen could not have been more hospitable and helpful.
The Loft is a very nice place to stay, we really enjoyed it.
Aloha from the Knopf family visiting from Hawaii ;( We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eileen and Micheal's wonderful Barn. We were greeted with beautiful fresh flowers and the most delicious scones I've ever eaten! There was also fresh milk from their dairy farm waiting in the fridge. We all felt welcomed and right at home. Eileen tends the gardens; wow, what a garden! We were also told we could help ourselves to fresh laid eggs from the chicken coop which I did; what a treat! A big thumbs up to our generous and kind hosts for welcoming us to their property which we will long remember! Aloha, Ellie, Bret, Bailey and Colleen
We had a most enjoyable stay at the Loft . It was very comfortable and Michael was very friendly . The location was an excellent spot to explore The Ring of Kerry and Blarney Castle .
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