About This Listing
A lovely cottage with pine floor and pine vaulted ceiling, a solid fuel burning cast-iron stove, oil central heating and a fully equipped kitchen. There are two bedrooms and a cot room. We have an acre of land at the back with a small orchard!
Built in 1928, this traditional farm workers' cottage is set in an acre of ground, just 2 miles from the stunningly beautiful 'Redbarn' beach. The cottage comprises a simple dwelling with a combined living room and kitchen furnished with traditional hand made dresser and cupboards made by a local crafts man, Brian Coffee. The crockery is handmade from Stephen Pearce pottery. We have a patio for outside dining and an orchard for eating apples, plums, pears and mulberries yummmmm! we have a stereo system with an ipod dock and a small television. We love to cook, so the kitchen is well appointed with saucepans and cooking utensils. There is a small double bed room, a bedroom with twin beds and a single bedroom (which would be most suited to a child) that has to be walked through to go to the shower room. You will love sitting in our cosy living room with the cast-iron stove.
Our caretaker, Tania lives not far away and is always on hand to help with any problem and can provide useful local knowledge. she is the daughter in law of Tony Fitzgerald who who died in march of 2015.
Our cottage is in peaceful countryside, safe for children and within easy reach of Cork city, Kinsale , and Blarney castle with it's famous stone!
the whole cottage
Interaction with Guests
Tony , our care taker will be there to welcome you. he live afew yards away and can give you plenty of knowlege about the local area.
the area is in peaceful countryside , just 2 miles from the stunning red barn beach and 35 mintues by car to central cork.
there is a bus on the hour from cork to youghal on the main N25 road. the bus can be 'hailed' at green barn garden centre and the cottage is a mile's walk along a country lane.
Other Things to Note
if you come to visit in autumn you can pick some fruit to eat from our trees!
we allow pets and smoking (but not smoking pets) (joke()
We had a great time in Ireland. Our cottage was lovely. It was nice to have a place to cook breakfast & coffee before we set out on our adventures. It had everything we needed and was easy to find. We found plenty to do with not too far of a drive and had a fun week. Thanks for letting us stay.
We loved everything about the cottage ! It was cozy and comfortable. My daughter enjoyed the visits from the bunnies in the backyard. Unfortunately, we were not able to fully enjoy all that the cottage and surroundings had to offer but we are looking forward to a return visit !
The cottage was easy to find and Tony was very welcoming.
A double whammy holiday - good for the soul - and good for the practicalities of touring Cork.
Charming, romantic and heart-warming cottage and location.
Excellent cooking facilities - rabbits hopping happily in the garden - somehow managed to resist making a bunny pie.
Great resources and information on events, activities, places to visit and food/ drink for making the most of your stay.
The owner, Hilary helped enough without becoming a stalker - ideal for us - and Tony the caretaker was attentive and as warm as coals in an open fire.
Great value - great fun - great time - great holiday!
We were greeted by a close neighbor Tony, who was so nice and made sure we felt welcome. The cottage is BEAUTIFUL and in a scenic country location, just minutes away from a beach. Very serene and quiet, but with modern working appliances. Very comfortable getaway! Also enjoyed the visitors log where all previous visitors since 2000 have written tips and recommendations.
we had a great time at the cottage. It was everything we needed and was ideally located to explore the local area. 3 bedrooms and a sittingroom/kitchen. All perfect and cosy.
About the Host, Hilary
i am surprised to find myself to be 60 years old. iwas born in birmingham in uk and am one of 7 children. i am 3rd down. i have worked as a gp for 32 years. i love making pottery, played my hand made guitar, i play sax and sing in a choir. i like gardening , photography and jewellry making. i love to see my family.i stayed in istanbul in an airbnb flat which was great. i like to travel the world.
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