This Characterful cottage provides a peaceful, stress free retreat. A moments walk from the breathtaking Dunworley Beach, it is the perfect seaside retreat for families or friends on the Wild Atlantic Way.
** (advance booking for this is essential) **
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner are all available, just ask Gilly for more information.
We use our own organically minded, fresh produce from our garden & locally sourced meat to create some utterly delicious food.
Full Irish Breakfast (proper sausages, eggs from our Dunworley chickens), hot baked bread , Dunworley preserves, freshly squeezed OJ , Coffee / Tea is just €15 pp.
A delicious 3 course totally homemade dinner with locally reared meat & vegetables plucked straight from our organically minded garden is just €30 pp.
... All served in the comfort of your rental cottage.
You can save a fortune on restaurant-priced wine by drinking your own bottles at dinner!
For sample menus, photos & reviews check our(website hidden)page by searching for Dunworley Cottage.
All allergies & dietary requirements can be catered to.
THE LAY OF THE LAND:
An open plan sitting room & kitchen downstairs is floored with rustic slate and beautiful rugs & overlooks the a stunning vista of rolling West Cork countryside.
Kitchen contains all mod cons and cooking utensils.
Two steps lead up to a charming dining area which can comfortably seat 8 people (see Catering notes below!)
Next to this is a double bedroom with a window opening out into the herb garden (help yourselves to it's goodies!)
Upstairs to the left is the second bedroom which contains both king size and single beds.
From here a small stone balcony has steps leading down into the garden and overlooking the surrounding rolling hills and Maloney’s beach.
Along the corridor upstairs is a bathroom including both a bath and a shower.
Beside this lies the master bedroom which has a breathtaking view of the surrounding hillsides.
All double beds are king size & the duvets & pillows are all feather & down.
For those who can’t totally embrace the seclusion of wild West Cork, we have WIFI set up in the cottage free of charge so you can keep in touch with the outside world!
To make booking restaurants etc. easier we also provide you with a free landline to call other landlines in UK & Ireland, free of charge :)
Please don't wander into our gardens where you see "Private" signs :)
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as guests would like.
We keep to ourselves, but are also available to show you the lovely walks up the headland, bring you around the organically minded garden etc...
Dunworley is on the breathtaking Seven Heads Peninsula, part of the Wild Atlantic Way route.
A sandy tidal beach lies just a moment's walk away and offers a tranquil swim, a rugged coastline climb, or just a wander around the beach.
The walks along our headland are absolutely incredible, with a 17th century watch tower, a secluded cove and a salt tower among it's delights.
The surrounding countryside is dotted with small colourful towns and villages, which provide a range of food from irish pub grub to high restaurant quality standard.
Clonakilty, the home of Michael Collins, is just seven miles from the cottage and has a wide variety of delicious restaurants and, in particular, a traditional Irish pub where many renowned bands play, De Barra's.
There is also the spoiling Incheydoney Spa with an indoor sea water pool and a thalassic health spa.
Bandon and Lisselan offer great golf clubs - Bandon (18 holes) and Lisselan (six holes).
Bandon also offers fishing on the sea trout and salmon river, day passes are available from Michael O'Reagan.
Kilcoleman fishery is well worth the day. Contact David Lamb.
You can follow the Wild Atlantic Way from Dunworley to Kinsale which well worth the trip and a stunning drive.
Be it during the day for some sightseeing (from 17th century forts to rugged walks along the headlands Kinsale is a haven for tourists) or by night for an uplifting irish experience, lively pubs host some excellent bands.
Courtmacsherry is another beautiful harbour town, just 5 miles away and has sailing, riding, sea fishing, and windsurfing facilities along the beautiful strand.
Barryroe Co-Op is the nearest shop, 2.5 miles away.
And the nearest pub is 1.5 miles away.
You need a car in Ireland!
Other Things to Note
For extra accommodation we also have a coach house (Airbnb Listing 434522) which sleeps three and has one bedroom on a balcony overlooking the sitting room which has a single bed in it. It also has a bathroom and a kitchen with all the necessary appliances in it.
We do not accept pets as some people may be allergic.
The cottage caters for 7 people maximum, we ask that you respect this and do not have parties.
Our family had a wonderful time at the cottage. The location is great - very peaceful and close to the sea. The cottage itself was spacious and well-equipped. The highlight was the food - the dinners in particular were fantastic
gillys place is gorgeous! we had a lovely time and fell in love with Clonakilty! her cottage is spacious and has everything you could need...the vistas outside the window were magnificent! we hope to go back with our kids.
It is really near the beach and very quiet. Comfortable beds-very cosy. Well equipped cottage. Loved the eggs from the farm.
Gilly and her family were lovely hosts. She gave us all the recommendations and help that we needed to make our stay easy and enjoyable. The cottage itself was perfect - cosy, comfortable and so quiet. The location is great too - close to the pubs and shops in Clonakilty and surrounded by the beautiful coastal scenery of the area.
I stayed in this cottage with my parents and my sister. We all had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed the beautiful surrounding scenery. The cottage was spacious and comfortable and Gilly was a very friendly and responsive host. She even offered us fresh vegetables from her garden. For those wanting to get a genuine feel for the Irish countryside this is a great place to stay. From the rooms upstairs and living room downstairs there are incredible views of rolling green hills and cliffs around the cottage.
I stayed here with my partner, mother and two sisters and we all had a wonderful time. It's in a terrific spot and there are great views from upstairs and downstairs. The cottage itself is extremely pleasing outside and in. We had a fine roast dinner in on the first night prepared by Gilly from local produce. For animal-lovers there is an adorable dog and even more adorable cat to play with outside (sadly not permitted inside the cottage for those with allergies). A lovely vibe throughout.
Bezauberndes kleines Hexenhäuschen mit schönen Massivholzmöbeln gemütlich eingerichtet, fast am Ende der Welt.
Sehr nette Gastgeber, die auch ausgezeichnet kochen (Auf Wunsch machen sie ab und zu Abendessen.).
Malerischer Blick auf endlose Weiden (beim Frühstück schauen einem die Kühe zu) und grüne Landschaft und aufs Meer.
Strand ist zu Fuß gemütlich in fünf Minuten zu erreichen. Das Wasser ist zwar eher kühl aber immer noch wärmer als erwartet. Und es ist schön frisch, frisch auch im Sinne von sauber und angenehm.
Gilly zeigte uns bei einem Spaziergang eine ihrer Lieblingswanderungen über Klippen und Weiden mit schönen neugierigen Pferden, und ist fast immer zu einem netten Schwätzchen aufgelegt.
Wer eine sterile 0815 Ferienwohnung erwartet, ist hier fehl am Platze. Wer aber ein gemütliches Häuschen mit besonderem Flair sucht, ist hier richtig.
Für schlechtes Wetter gibt es eine interessante Auswahl an Büchern und Brettspielen für die ganze Familie. Außerdem einen Fernseher und DVDs (Haben wir aber nicht oft gebraucht.)
Ach ja. Wer ohne Internet nicht auskommt, - das W-Lan funktioniert einwandfrei. Genauso wie die Zentralheizung (An der irischen Westküste in unmittelbarer Atlantiknähe, auch im Sommer ab und zu ganz angenehm).
Vorsicht: Es kann passieren, dass man nicht mehr nach Hause will und darüber auch ein wenig melancholisch werden kann. Unserer großen Tochter ging es so, und wir wären auch gerne länger geblieben..
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