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Total relaxation in the country B&B
Total relaxation in the country B&B

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Driftwood country B&B located in a lovely rural area (5 km from Skibbereen town).
We have a large garden to relax in after a days exploring lovely West Cork. We offer 55 euro bed & breakfast/room. Price includes a continental breakfast.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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The space

Driftwood Bed & Breakfast/Hostel is located 5 km/3 miles from the lively West Cork town of Skibbereen and about 10km/6 miles from the closest point to the sea; which makes it an ideal base to tour West Cork and Kerry.
If you are looking for total relaxation this is the place, we are in a lovely rural location, with the nearest town 5 km.
You can walk to Skibbereen in 45 minutes and guests are welcome to use 2 bikes that we keep on site, whenever .
We offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation ( 28 euro per/person/sharing) We take pride in offering a good selection of food sourced ,when possible, locally.
We also offer selfcatering accommodation from 40 euro/room.
Guests are welcome to use our guest kitchen.
When in service you are welcome to use our hot tub for a small charge 5 euro/person for running costs, if staying 3 nights or more the use of the hot tub is for free..
We are located in a peaceful rural setting, our garden is for
everyone to relax in and we welcome guests to enjoy their surroundings.
Guests with dogs are welcome, once their pets are supervised. We have a shed in the garden to accommodate pets for a good nights rest.
You are a 10 min. drive from stunning nature reserve Lough Ine (Europe’s largest saltwater lake) or 20/30 minutes from the coastal villages of Baltimore, Glandore, Schull & Bantry.
(see some pictures within 20 minutes from Driftwood house)
If you venture a little further you will find the villages of Goleen & Crookhaven, Mizen Head (Ireland’s most southerly point) and Barleycove Beach, all accessable in 40-45 minutes.
The more adventurous can venture into Kerry and visit beautiful Kenmare or a little further Killarney National Park.
We will also be glad to help you find local activities you might enjoy such as: Cycling & Walking , Kayaking; Dolphin Watching; Deep Sea Angling or River/Lake Fishing; Arts, Crafts & Music.
There is plenty to do and explore locally and during the Spring and Summer season West Cork offers lots of festivals around the small towns and villages.
We have lived in the West Cork area for the past 25 years and have explored the area extensively and will be happy to point you to the most beautiful spots.
After exploring for the day you can relax in our hot tub in the garden.

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Guest access

Guests are welcome to use the large garden area and our garden hot tub. There is a small charge on the hot tub for running costs, 5 euro/person
We also offer massage and personal training sessions on request.

Interaction with guests

While our accommodation is totally separate, we love interacting with our guests. Share information and tips where to find the nicest spots to see, where to eat or listen to a bit of music in one of the local bars.

The neighborhood

We live in a lovely relaxing rural area. There are gentle country walks right outside. With a short drive you will be able to explore beautiful coastal towns such as Baltimore, Glandore, Schull and many more. There are lovely beaches and the nature reserve Lough Ine is only a 10 -14 minute drive from our house.
People who used our bikes cycled to some of these beauty spots which is a lovely way to spend a whole day. A picnic maybe??

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

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5 Reviews

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Judith User Profile
November 2016
We really had a great time with Heidi and Des! We found it even more beautiful in real life than on the pictures. Des has made every effort to give us a good time and he definitely succeeded on that. We had a delicious breakfast and Des gave us a nice tour through the house and the garden with much pleasure. He also gave very good tips for our tour through Ireland. The sauna was very nice to use, with candles outside and a beautiful view of the starry sky. Furthermore the dogs, chickens created a cozy atmosphere. Finally, the kitchen was very complete, so you can easily make your own food.

Les User Profile
November 2015
Driftwood is a great and relaxing place to stay. I only met Des and found him to be a brilliant host. This hostel is only a few kilometers form the market town of Skibbereen which has plenty to offer, but at the same time is a rural as you could hope to experience anywhere. Strongly recommended!

Andrea User Profile
May 2015
We really enjoyed our short stay at Heidi and Des place! Everything was great, the room was spotless and they prepared a perfect breakfast for us in the morning! Des and Heidi are lovely hosts and we would definitely recommend to stay here!

Marie User Profile
October 2014
Heidi & Desmond are perfect hosts. The rooms are very spacious and you totally feel like home. There is everything you need. Heide & Desmons gave us some useful tipps for our route through West-Ireland. Thank you. We will come back, definitly.
Heidi & Des User Profile
Response from Heidi & Des:
super das ihr es gefunden habt. We'd love to have you back if you are ever in our area again. Hope the rest of your holiday gives you good weather and many more lovely views.
October 2014

Olivier User Profile
August 2014
Accueil chaleureux de Des à mon arrivée, mais je ne suis malheureusement pas resté assez longtemps pour profiter du coin (et du jacuzzi!)

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Skibbereen, Ireland · Joined in August 2012
Heidi & Des User Profile

We have been living in West Cork close to the bustling town of Skibbereen, for the best part of 30 years.
We love sharing our experience of living in such a beautiful part of Ireland.
Des is a musician who plays anything from folk, irish traditional and some more modern music. We both love the outdoors and enjoy walking and cayaking.
We are happy to point our guests to all the local beauty spots and can advise you on where to walk, eat or hear some music in one of the many local pubs.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour