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
As we reside in the same location, we are on call at any time and happy to be of any assistance. We will greet all guests on arrival.Guests are free to come and go as they please with their own private entrance and parking area. We have a dog and cats who roam freely around the accommodation, so hope you not allergic !!
The house is located in a quite farm, so a good quality sleep can be had. 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. There is a regular train service from the town of Cobh (3miles from us) to Cork city and Midleton.
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.