Guests own sitting room

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Our south facing home is in a rural setting built on the site of an old estate with beautiful views of Cork harbour. We are slowly reclaiming the gardens.

The bedroom/living area is spacious and very comfortable.

The space

We welcome you to our home and can give you a lot of time and information about what is available in the area.

We are 5 minutes journey from Little Island by car and also train to Little Island junction. Drive or take train to Cork city, Cobh or Midleton. We are ten minutes train journey from Cork city/10 minutes from Dublin motorway/ twenty minutes by car from Cork airport.

Guest access

Guest(s) have private bedroom (13'x18' ) with king size bed and en suite.
Guests have own sitting room and access to kitchen for meals and washing machine/dryer.
Bedroom can sleep couple and extra single bed may be placed in room if needed.

Interaction with guests

We want people to feel at home here and we also respect our guest's privacy.
We can provide so much information about local history and tourism.
We have restaurants, pubs and golf clubs locally. We are 6 minutes drive from Fota Golf club where the Murphy's Irish Open is hosted this year. Fota Wildlife Park is beside this and in Carrigtwohill is the beautiful Barryscourt Castle.

Cobh tells the story of the Titanic and Lusitania history and other maritime history.

Midleton town has the famous Jameson Whiskey Distillery which has guided tours.

Cork city has many places to visit including St Finbar's Cathedral and the famous English Market. The city also has many Arts festivals including the Midsummers/Choral/French Film/Cork film and Indy festivals. Art galleries include the Glucksman Art Gallery and the Crawford Art Gallery. There are also the famous Shandon Church bells to ring!

West Cork and West Waterford/Tipperary are day trips from here to some of the beautiful sights such as Gougane Barra, Blarney Castle,Kinsale, Rock of Cashel and Lismore Castle.

We can make sure you get to all these destinations easily and also provide information locally about where to dine and socialize including for those with special diets.

This home would suit anyone visiting this area on business for a period and give real comfort in a family home.

House rules
Smoking permitted outside only. Totally non smoking house.

Please let me know 24 hours in advance by text message your estimated time of arrival.
Check out 12 noon. Check in 2.00 pm.

Thanks a million!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 6PM - 12AM (midnight)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Check in time is 6PM - 12AM (midnight)

Please respect our home and enjoy. No smoking in building. Let us know if you are delayed getting to us if time arranged.
Thanks a million!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

4 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

John User Profile
September 2014
I spent the summer at Martin and Rosemary’s home while on a short-term (12-week) work assignment in Cork. While I have traveled extensively over the past 10 years, my stay at their home represents one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. Their hillside home is located on several beautiful acres of land with wonderful views of the River Lee and surrounding countryside hills. The mature trees, expansive garden and historic structures on their lot created a relaxing atmosphere and added interest to my frequent leisurely strolls on their grounds. While the map may suggest that the home is in the country, all modern conveniences (i.e., grocery store, shopping center, restaurants, train station, Starbucks/Costa, golf course, exercise facilities, etc.) are easily accessible. In addition, the home is very close to major employment centers in Carrigtwohill, Little Island and Cork City that are accessible by car, train or bicycle within 5-20 minutes. I was able to reach my office in EastGate Business Park within 10 minutes by car. On the weekends, I appreciated the home’s proximity to interesting sites along the southern coast in addition to west Cork, Kerry, Galway and Dublin, all of which were easy day trips with a car. Martin and Rosemary are very knowledgeable of the surrounding area and are a great source of interesting recommendations to fill your free time. I enjoyed their company when I had free time and also appreciated the privacy of the sitting room when I needed to focus on work. They created a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and made a noticeable effort to make sure that my stay was enjoyable. My room and connecting bathroom were very clean, spacious and quiet. There were also wonderful views of the river valley from most vantage points in the bedroom. Several of my colleagues from the USA stayed in the hotels in Fota, Little Island and Cork City and spent 25%-40% more for their accommodations, none of which were comparable in quality or value to my experience. I highly recommend Martin and Rosemary’s home to business travelers who seek a superior long-term accommodation alternative to the local hotels. Additionally, this may also appeal to vacationers who seek a comfortable multi-week “home base” from which to explore Ireland.

Christoph User Profile
January 2014
Martin and Rosemarry are a really nice couple. They gave good recommendations to upgrade my visit in Cork. The house is very clean and comfortable. The location is a little bit offside from Cork but the nature is there great and the view down from the house is amazing!!!

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Martin User Profile

Martin here. Some info about myself. Am from Cork and married with three children. Any questions contact me. Just starting airbandb and this is exciting. Looking forward to your visit to Cork!

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