About This Listing
This is a small apartment with 2 single beds, ideal for somewhere to lay your head and get a bite to eat, not any good for hanging out in all day !! Great for sleeping and to use as base while visiting the wonderful South of Ireland.
Welcome to my gorgeous apartment on the side of a 16th century Farmhouse overlooking Cork Harbour. Cork Harbour is a natural harbour and river estuary at the mouth of the River Lee in County Cork, Ireland. It is one of several which lay claim to the title of "second largest natural harbour" in the world by navigational area.
It is also just 3 miles away from historic Cobh. The town of Cobh in East Cork is located on Great Island, one of three islands in Cork Harbour. The other two islands are Fota and Little Island and all three are now joined by roads and bridges.
Cove as in the 'Cove of Cork' was the original name for Cobh but this changed to Queenstown in 1849 after a visit by Queen Victoria. After the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922, the town reverted back to the current name of Cobh.
In the town square of Cobh, there is a memorial to the victims of The Lusitania, many of whom are buried in the local cemetery. The ship was sunk off Kinsale by a German submarine in 1915 and led to the United States of America joining World War 1.
Another unhappy association is with the Titanic, 'the safest liner in the world'. Queenstown was her last port of call on her fateful maiden voyage.
The harbour at Cobh has played a huge role throughout Irish history but never as important as during the Famine Years of (phone number hidden). The Queenstown Story at the Cobh Heritage Centre tells us just how big a role Cobh played.
We are also just 1 mile away from sleepy East ferry marina of Marlogue.
Free parking area. Courtyard area with patio table n chairs. Bench in garden with full views of the sea and harbour .
Interaction with Guests
Guests are free to come and go as they please with their own private entrance and parking area. we have dogs and cats who roam freely around the accommodation, so hope you not allergic !!
The house is located in a quite farm where the only noises you will hear are the birds, cats, ducks and cockerel. !!
No public transport, a car or bike is essential in this area.
Other Things to Note
Some wonderful walks in the area, with a local wood, plenty of seaside and county walks available.
No smoking in the accommodation please.
Sind freundlich von Ian begrüßt wurden,alles lief reibungslos ab.Shirley hatte uns selbstgemachte Marmelade und einen kleinen Blumenstrauß als Begrüßung vorbereitet.Die Katzen sind so liebenswert und anhänglich das wir sie vermissen werden.Die Unterkunft ist absolut ausreichend,es ist alles da was wann braucht.Wer die Natur und Ruhe liebt ist hier sehr gut aufgehoben.
Wir kommen wieder Shirley und Ian sind tolle Gastgeber.
Our stay was wonderful, Shirley made sure we were taken care of. The place was comfortable with a lovely view in the morning. We enjoyed company with Tammy, lily and the other cats too. Thank you Ian and Shirley for hosting us!
We stayed at Ian's place for a lovely weekend where we could catch the last warm day (probably of the year). Ian communicated well in advance all logistical details and the way to the place (and his wife talked us through the path when we lost track right before arriving there. So if you put it in Google maps, look for
"Redington House Self Catering").
The flat is a perfect starting point for all kind of nice hikes around the area (not so much for just staying in the flat itself all day long) for which Ian can give you several great recommendations. If you are not into hiking, you can also play away with his lovely dog and cat or enjoy the fresh apples which he gave us as a present. The problems mentioned in the previous review all seemed to have been fixed (probably in winter it might nevertheless still get a bit chilly) and we had no complaints whatsoever.
Will definitely stay there again when in the area!
We were delighted you enjoyed your short time with us. it was a terrible night for traveling, with heavy wind and rain. You did really well to find us as it is all country roads around here, with very few signs. Thank you for treating our place with such respect, you are more then welcome anytime.
Ian is a very nice person but his listing has many issues which need to be resolved. His listing is located near the sea yet it's in a convenient location, not far from the city, with a nice view. But, the oven is old and smokes. None of the doors close as they are all swollen do to the sea air. The windows in the kitchen have condensation constantly and the blind does not roll up. We were supposed to stay 3 nights but only stayed 2. I sincerely hope Ian considers all these factors before anyone else stays. He was a nice guy and gave us free range eggs from his farm and has a very cute dog, but his listing lacked the quality required for a comfortable stay, though it has great potential.