About This Listing
Our 2 storey detached lodge is private & self-contained beside the main house.
Ground floor; kitchen, sitting room, utility room (washing machine/dryer), shower & toilet.
Upstairs; double bedroom w/wash basin, twin bedroom. (charge for electric use)
The Lodge, Glencree is located in a countryside setting convenient to excellent shopping, restaurants, and other services in the local Glanmire area. Glencree Lodge is a 15 minute car journey from Cork City. Within 10 minutes walk there is a bus stop serving City Centre. In the immediate area there are scenic routes for walking and cycling. The attractions of Cork City are too numerous to mention but include, history, culture, shopping, recreation and entertainment.
Two additional fold out beds available.
Other attractions in the surrounding area include
• Fota Wildlife Park
• Cobh Town and Heritage Centre
• Mideton Town and Jameson Distillery
• Blarney Castle and gardens
• Fermoy Town and Blackwater Valley
• Beaches in Garyvoe and Youghal.
• Easy access to West Cork through the Jack Lynch Tunnel
Interaction with Guests
Yes will be present. Privacy of guests will be respected.
Quiet cul de sac in a country setting.
Within 10 minutes walk there is a bus stop serving City Centre. Local taxi service available.
Other Things to Note
We own a very friendly, happy go lucky golden retriever (dog) called Moby
Pets considered. No smoking in the lodge. Guests should respect the quite nature of the neighborhood.
This is a small converted garage, with a kitchen and living area downstairs, with a utility room in between, the bathroom is also downstairs. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds.
I travelled to Cork for a weekend with my wife and year-old son, we came from Dublin, and when we had stopped off half way on our journey I received a text from the host inquiring as to our arrival time, which was just as well as I had forgotten to text them myself!
When we arrived we were met by John's wife, who was friendly and welcoming, then along popped Moby the dog - my son was delighted to see him. We were shown around the property, and just some of the necessaries were pointed out, then we were left to settle in. Later in the evening John himself popped in to take the electric meter reading, and gave us a few pointers about the local area and things to do.
The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, a microwave and a cooker, however space is fairly tight, you won't be cooking a slap up meal here, but it's ok for cooking small breakfasts or quick pasta dinners etc. It seemed as if the cooker had not been used before, so clean it was. Plenty of cups, plates and other things you need, and also teabags, coffee, and condiments like ketchup and salt & vinegar were in the cupboard.
The living area was sparse, with a small 2-person sofa, some armchairs and tables - a small TV is provided with basic channels, however it does have both a HDMI port and a USB port, so if you are planning on staying in, do bring a movie to watch.
There was a stale, musty smell coming from the area between the kitchen and the living area were the washing machine and bins are located, I lit the lavendar candle which was in the bathroom and put in this area to mask the smell.
Upstairs, the bedrooms were comfortable, warm and had enough space to store a good amount of clothes for anyone looking to stay for an extended period, extra bed clothes are provided, and there are heaters throughout the property which heat up quickly.
Location wise, this is perfect for access to Cork City, Cobh and Fota - and Glanmire Village and Shopping Centre are a short car journey away (or even a short brisk walk) where you can get anything you might need.
I don't think the place was professionally cleaned before we arrived, some of the mats and rugs around the place were dusty, and everything in the living area and bedrooms, while comfortable, had a dated old feel to them.
I'd recommend this place for a short stay for someone looking to get out and about around East and South Cork, but any longer and creature comforts might be lacking.
I stayed in the property with my family and we had a positive experience: the hosts are really lovely and the house has all the basics for a comfortable stay. The bedrooms are comfy and warm and the shower worked perfectly. The dog was friendly and the children loved him. Wifi an added bonus we enjoyed.
John and family were very welcoming on our arrival and our stay was great. Moby the dog is lovely and very friendly too :)
Thanks for a lovely stay.
Everything was very easy with John. The house have all you need to feel comfortable and the place is in a quiet area, close to all amenities at the same time.
Good host very helpful. Needed place to stay short term while working in Cork, ideal location.
Cute, comfortable apartment in a great location minutes from Cork. We were very grateful these hosts were so kind and willing to accommodate our family for Christmas, there was even a small Christmas tree set up I the living area! We would definitely recommend a stay in this location.
John était un hôte très agréable et serviable.
La maison est située un peu en retrait du centre ville de Cork, mais il faut bien 15 minutes seulement pour s'y rendre en bus. L'arrêt de bus n'est pas tout à fait à côté de la maison, mais la distance est tout à fait raisonnable pour s'y rendre à pied.
La maison est mignonne et bien entretenue, le chien de John est adorable et les promenades dans les environs peuvent être sympas, à condition d'aimer la nature :)
About the Host, John
Happy is a good way to be.
I run a graphic design studio from home living with my wife Frances and pet Golden Retriever (Dog) Moby.
I have an avid interest in art, painting, photography, Qigong, walking, reading, film, swimming and gardening. there a WIFI connection.
Often we go for drives around the coast of East Cork visiting Ballycotton and Youghal.
Looking forward to seeing you!