About this listing
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 has its own private garden and patio.
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.
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.
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 while guests don't have access to the main house's garden, we gladly share herbs and surplus vegetables.
We are dog-friendly to dog- and people-friendly dogs.