About This Listing
Galley Head Lightkeepers' Houses are perched on dramatic cliffs overlooking St George's Channel. The houses make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from it all. The views from every angle are awe inspiring and breathtaking.
* 1 double bedroom
* 1 twin bedroom
* 1 bathroom
* Oil heating
* Open fire
* Iron & ironing board
* Travel cot on request
You will need to contact your Local House Manager 5 days before arrival to arrange time to meet. Contact details will be emailed to you. Latest arrival is 9pm.
Interaction with Guests
The local House Manager will meet and greet you on arrival. At this time they can answer any questions you have about what is happening in the local area during the time of your stay. Latest arrival is 9pm.
You will need a vechicle car to get to local shops. The nearest town is Clonakilty which is about 20 minutes drive.
Other Things to Note
Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding, and recommend you read the information in the Guest Book in the property
We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. All equipment, utensils etc must be left clean and the property must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period.
All breakages and damage must be reported to the House Manager immediately so that they can be rectified. All breakages and damage are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and the cost of repair or replacement must be paid.
This whole experience was an absolute pleasure. Leading up to the check-in date Gail was on hand to answer any questions I had; on check in she was understanding of our lateness due to getting lost; during our stay she was knowledgeable and helpful and so hospitable. For two nights we were transported into a different world - one of peace and beauty and natural wonders. The view never gets old, nor does the incredible blowhole just down the road. We spent our days exploring the abundance of greenery, occasionally stopping off for a walk on the beach, or an attempt to see the distant castles up close. The house itself is quaint and lovely. Tired after our active days, we cooked good food and sat around the table playing cards. It was a little but of heaven.
It was really magnificent! A great experience, living at a lighthouse! Gail is a great host! The House is well equipped and furnished with a lot of love. It is a great spot to relax and unwind. It was tidy and clean. Thank you very much for this experience! We will definitely recommend it and maybe come back, if we can.
Such a fantastic experience!!!!!
Welcomed by Gail who showed us around, provided info and key, and came to see us off when we left.
Also met Gerald, the light keeper, who took time out of his day to talk with us and give us a guided tour of the lighthouse. An truly amazing experience all round. My husband and i spent 2 nights here just after getting married and all the craziness of family. We didn't leave at all except to go for the odd walk. What a beautiful peaceful retreat, perfect place to watch a perfect sunset!!
Beautiful property and we met great people staying in lighthouse 2 who we hope to see again on a future trip to Germany:)
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About the Host, Irish Landmark
Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges.
As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.