Welcome to my gorgeous apartment on the side of a 16th century Farmhouse over looking Cork Habour. 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.
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.