Spacious ensuite double bedroom in a stylish period house in a quiet city-centre cul-de-sac. Built in 1820, the four-storey townhouse has handsome high-ceilinged rooms and spectacular views of the city and river.
Spacious high-ceilinged double bedroom in a Georgian townhouse in a quiet city centre cul-de-sac; the many pubs, cafés, restaurants, coffee shops and The Everyman theatre on MacCurtain Street are just five minutes’ walk away. The four-storey period house was built in 1820 and has spectacular views of the city and river; the guest room looks out on the back garden and a small woodland beyond. The stylish ensuite bedroom is on the first floor at the rear of the house, and has a comfortable five-foot kingsize bed with good quality bed linen; the only other room on the floor is the elegant living room, which has deep sofas, an open fire, well-stocked bookshelves, and tall windows – perfect for relaxing after a busy day’s sightseeing. Guests can also enjoy the private mature front garden across from the house, which has a seating area that is ideal for a morning tea or coffee. Breakfasts include fresh fruit and juices, homemade granola and marmalade, and free-range eggs, and are served in the large ground floor kitchen-dining room area. Free wi-fi is available throughout the house; a notebook computer is provided in the bedroom, as are a hairdryer and bottles of filtered water.
Guests have access to the first two floors of the house....which includes living room, kitchen and gardens. Our bedrooms and bathroom are the floor above....so both parties have plenty of privacy.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to give advice and direction about the many things to do and see in the city; we have guides, tourist information, and we’ve produced our own guide to the Best of Cork, which we can email to you in advance.
As well as being close to all the attractions of the city centre, the house is just a few minutes’ walk from St Luke’s Cross, with its post office, pharmacy, artisan food store, wine bar, and one of Cork’s finest and most friendly pubs, Henchy’s, which often has live music at the weekends.
We tend to walk everywhere in the city; it’s one of the best things about being in Cork. However, the bus stop for the city centre is close by, the main train and bus stations are 10 minutes’ walk away, and trips to the airport take around 15 minutes by taxi.
Other Things to Note
Apart from the charm of this period property one of the best things about it is its proximity to the city centre, making it extremely convenient.
However it is also in a quiet cul de sac so very tranquil considering its central location.
No smoking in the house (though there is a small open courtyard next to the kitchen). You are welcome to have tea or coffee at any time, though as this is private house, we do not offer guest cooking facilities. Please let us know your arrival time at least one day ahead; it helps us better plan your stay and, if you’re travelling by car, arrange free on-street parking. The main thing is that you feel at home and enjoy your visit to Cork.
Jaqueline was a very kind and friendly host. The breakfast was great and the house and the room beautiful.
Amazing hosts, very friendly and helpful. Beautiful house worth admiring and great location to explore the City with free and easy parking in front of the house. Breakfast is delicious and room is comfy. Wish I was still there. Definitely recommend, better than a 5 star guest house!
Although for family reasons we actually couldn't go to Cork at the last minute, I know from my conversations with Jacqueline that we would have had a fantastic time staying with her. We can't wait until hopefully we will be down sometime during the first half of 2015.
Jacqueline was an amazing host, her house is just beautiful and the room I stayed was very comfortable. She did everything to help and I loved the experience. Would recommend anybody staying there.
Our stay with Jaqueline and Philip was thoroughly enjoyable! From the warm welcome we received upon arrival to the time we sadly had to say goodbye at the end of a memorable weekend. It was a treat to stay in their beautiful home. Our stay was comfortable, fun and relaxing due to the laid back nature of our hosts. Our en-suite bedroom with breakfast laid on each day was as good if not better than that of a 5 star hotel! We especially enjoyed the local produce on the breakfast table. Having not been in Cork for a long time our stay with Jaqueline and Philip made for the perfect return. We would highly recommend staying here.
I thoroughly enjoyed my brief interlude in Cork at hosts Jacqueline and Phillip's beautiful Georgian Townhouse. Their home is beautifully restored and artistically decorated and the en suite guest bedroom very inviting and restful. Jacqueline kindly offers a delicious, healthy breakfast. I was well orientated to the City's landscape (short walk from house) with maps and the provision of J+P's own entertainment guide to Cork's historical sights, art, music and food scenes!
I would thoroughly recommend a stay with Jacqueline and Phillip in Cork.
It would be an impossible task to say enough out Jacqueline and Phillip and their beautiful home. I won't go on about the breakfast (it was the best) as that's been covered before. From before I arrived, J and P were responsive, welcoming and warm. They made sure I was oriented to the city (the guide they have prepared is well informed and entertaining) and knew the best spots to take in. Their home is not even worth describing, you simply must see it and be in the space. Beautiful and bright, waking up there starts your day in the best way. Honestly, my time with J and P was the highlight of my time in Cork (and Cork was my favorite stop in my 10 day rant).
Staying here is one of the best moves you could make!
Jacqueline is an artist-designer, who also rents holiday cottages in County Kerry, and Philip is a freelance journalist and English language teacher. We both greatly enjoy travelling and look forward to hosting fellow travellers.