About this listing
Lovely, clean double room with en-suite available near Cobh (Queenstown) with the Titantic experience.
The room is located in a 4-bed home with lovely views of the sea and Ringaskiddy port.
A beautiful executive home in the picturesque, historic town of Cobh, Cork, Ireland right on the beach front with large gardens. The house is over 2 floors.
There are 4 double bedrooms (one occupied) all bedrooms are ensuite, one additional bathroom with a shower stall and a separate bathtub. Two of the bedrooms has harbour views. the other bedroom looks out into the front garden. There is also a large kitchen, dining room and large sitting room with movies and a few good books. I currently live in the home so I can welcome you on your arrival outside of working hours.
Bed linen, towels and breakfast food provided.
10-15 minutes walk from the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour but I am also 2 minutes walk from the train station which gets you into Cobh in 1 minute.
-Visit the Heritage Centre
-Live music in many of the lively bars
-Take the Harbour Cruise
-Take guided historical walks or stroll around the island and explore it for yourself
-The Titanic Trail, a guided walking tour that explores Cobh, which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic
-Taste the wonderful cuisine in the local restaurants
-Visit the awesome Cobh Cathedral
-Watch the cruise liners pull into the harbour and if you are lucky you may even see the world's largest cruise ship
-Only 25 minutes by train from Cobh to Cork City, which is a really picturesque journey. The train station is a 2 minute walk from the house.
-Parking for up to 8 cars
Guests have access to the modern kitchen as well as the utility room with washing machine and dryer
Interaction with Guests
I am around if you need anything.
Lovely neighbourhood as it is a small housing estate of only 7 homes and it is quiet except for the children playing on lovely days.
The train station is only 3-5 minutes walk from my home.
Check out time is 11:00. A later check out time may be available on request.
No smoking on premises.
No friends to be brought to the bedrooms.
The place was very clean, spacious and quite. Just what I was looking for. Alvern was very kind and welcoming, we did not see each other much but she made sure I felt home, and I did.
Great house. Very accurate description and easy walk to train station. Cobh is a great city!
Alvern offers a nice and quiet accomodation directly situated at a bay of the Atlantic, not far away from the Rushbrooke Station ( 6 minutes walk).
To the Cobh center you need about 15 minutes walk along the sea shore or along the street. It's a clean accomodation with a big citchen, which you can use to make your staying more comfortable. The big garden, outlooking to the bay, offers the opportunity for a rest.
Alvern was very accommodating with me when I had to adjust my check-in at the last minute. She remained open, friendly, and generous during my stay. She went out of her way to provide high quality ingredients to supplement my meals (I'm speaking specifically about a type of muesli which I grew to absolutely love and now miss).
I was provided a tablet/laptop for personal use for the duration of my stay - that was QUITE nice, and reflective of Alvern's willingness to provide an exceptional experience.
The house is very large, and very warm. Alvern keeps a "cool room" that avoids the direct sunlight, which she uses as storage (for example, for bananas, so they don't ripen within a day).
As I recall, there's no cable connection for the TV, but Alvern has kept a charming movie collection and so was able to entertained myself on two occasions where I was restless but the town had shut down.
True to Alvern's word, the house is a short walk from the center of Cobh, and quite close to a train that can take you into Cork city. If you plan on visiting Cork from here, I emphatically recommend you USE THE TRAIN. Driving to and parking in Cork was one of the most distasteful experiences I've had in a very long time.
All in all, a great room, and a great experience.
I had a very nice stay at Alvern's home in Cobh. There are great views over the estuary, and it's a nice walk/cycle/drive to the centre of the town. Alvern was really hospitable, and I had use of the kitchen. All in all, a super stay for the week.
alverns, house is a nice 15-20 min walk from the centre of cobh nice and quiet and clean, alvern was a pleasant host I enjoyed my stay thanks....mark
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About the Host, Alvern
Love to travel (got the travel bug), vegetarian food, photography, books, innovation and technology. I enjoy visiting totally different cultures and learning new languages.
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