Our stone cottage is a holiday haven. Available year round, it's just right for two with a loft bedroom, spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/living area and wood stove. The sunroom looks to Dunmanus Bay, its headlands and the sunset.
The cottage at Fuchsia Lane is a quiet home from home away from traffic, commerce and pedestrians, in what used to be a farmyard but is now a secluded courtyard. The main living area and sunroom are separated from storage, bathroom and upstairs bedroom. Our international visitors report that they sleep unaccustomed long nights and enjoy buying local produce to cook here, in their own kitchen.
The cottage is 4 miles/6.5 km west of Schull, close to sandy beaches and with the extraordinary walks of Barleycove, Mizen Head, Sheeps Head and Three Castles Head in comfortable reach. It's also a great base from which to motor to the Beara peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. For foodies, Schull is right in the heart of Ireland's most influential fresh food production area.
Interaction with Guests
We aim to give our guests maximum privacy at the same time as being on hand if help is needed. We meet our guests on arrival, show them around and make sure their needs are met, and then we stay out of their way until they need us - at which point we are just across the courtyard. Although we are nearby, the main house and cottage are essentially separated by the courtyard and look in opposite directions to their own private gardens.
We love our remoteness, surrounded by pastureland that slants away to Dunmanus Bay (2 miles as the crow flies) and the undulating headlands that surround it. We love the silence and the proximity of the weather, even though shopping and markets are also conveniently near.
Other Things to Note
Although our cottage is new to airbnb, it's been letting successfully for years, some guests returning again and again. It is managed solely for letting.
Smoking is not allowed in the cottage.
The cottage has its own garden and patio and guests are not given access to the main house's garden.
Das Cottage übertraf unsere Erwartungen in jeder Hinsicht: gemütlich und äußerst geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sehr schöne Architektur mit tollem Wintergarten. Die Küche fanden wir komplett eingerichtet mit Blumen aus dem Garten auf dem Tisch.
Mairead ist eine absolut liebevolle Gastgeberin, die uns immer wieder mit Leckereien aus ihrem Garten beglückt hat.
Zum Cottage gehört eine eigene Rasen Fläche und ein Hochbeet mit Kräutern und Salat! Es ist sehr ruhig dort und ein sehr guter Ort zum Entspannen mit Blick auf Kühe und Weiden in der Nähe und dem Meer in der Ferne - und von dem man gut Ausflüge unternehmen kann.
Wir haben uns absolut wohl und umsorgt gefühlt und werden Mairead's Cottage auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen.
My husband and I spent a fantastic week in Mairead’s very pretty cottage. The cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable, well equipped and perfect for two people. It has comfy beds, a full size kitchen, a glorious sun room and a pretty garden with lovely views over the fields and across the bay to the Sheep’s Head peninsular. It is perfectly situated in a peaceful and tranquil location from where we could easily reach the many sights and attractions that West Cork has to offer. It is only five minutes drive to Schull with its busy harbour, great Sunday market and a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. This is a great area for foodies. Mairead and Tony were so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. We loved returning there each evening and even got to eat vegetables from the garden. We highly recommend.
I live with my husband close to the furthest SW corner of Ireland. I have a small pottery gallery and am a keen gardener. As guests we're fairly quiet and like to leave the place as if we hadn't been there. Our holidays tend to be in warm, seaside places or in lively cities - the opposites of where we live.