Clonakilty hillside cottage

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Desert Cottages, Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
Your host, Helen
18 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Large cottage style house with sea view, rolling hills, beautiful garden on a quiet country road. Two double guest rooms to let during Spring & entire house (three double rooms) to let for July & August. It is just a 1km walk to Clonakilty town, which has restaurants and lively pubs and is well known for live music sessions. The house is 1 km from the pretty fishing village of Ring which hosts two small pubs. Deasy's award-winning seafood restaurant is a fifteen minute walk down the hill or 3 minutes on my bike! Clonakilty is a five minute drive from beautiful Inchadonney beach, which has a surfing school. Check out the many coves that surround the area. Horse trekking is available locally. It takes about 50 minutes to the house from Cork airport by car, perfect for a chilled break. Happy travelling to you all.

Guest Access

Large living room with stove
Docking station for music, TV, internet
Very large garden
kennel for dog
Large plastic dog bed for kennel
Back kitchen for indoor sleeping dog

Other Things to Note

The entire house can be rented for July and August.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $41 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Helen was very sweet and accommodating, really went out of the way to make us feel welcome and suggest walks and places to go. Clonakilty was a wonderful area to spend time in, and the house was charming and very comfortable. Can't wait to return!

    July 2014
  • We loved staying with Helen! I felt like we were just coming home, when we arrived. She left delicious food for us morning and night. She was very warm and loving. Her house is very adorable and the view from her yard was beautiful!

    We got a bit lost coming to her house, so the only thing is to make sure you get some good directions and pay attention because the house is tucked back away from the road so it is easy to miss.

    June 2014
  • Helen had an absolutely wonderful cottage and she was an amazing host! We truly enjoyed our stay at her place and wish it would have been longer. The bed was comfortable and the view was breath taking. I would recommend this to everyone!

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay with Helen. Her house is lovely, great sized bedroom, ensuite, very comfortable. Helen made us feel very welcome and is very relaxed. She went out of her way for us and even had the stove lighting for us one evening we came in. The house is located just outside the town of Clonakilty and is a lovely walk into town. I would definitely recommend Helen, 'hostess with the mostest' : )

    June 2014
  • I had three brilliant days at Helen's cottage in Clonakilty. She loves in a very bright and spacious cottage on top of a hill so the views from her yard are amazing and it's a 10-15 minute walk to town. I had a wedding at the near Inchidoney Island and found the perfect place to stay there. The place was clean, nice bed and a good shower and the fact that she let me sleep in after the wedding although I had to check out made the weekend just what I needed.

    Helen is a lovely woman as well, really taking the effort to be the excellent hostess she is. She was a bit ill actually during my visit but still made sure with all effort needed to fulfill my needs so thumbs up for that. She makes delicious breakfasts with local products and gives plenty of tips about the area.

    So I would definitely recommend a stay there, would have loved to stay longer!

    June 2014
  • Thanks so much for making us feel so welcome Helen! Very comfortable bed, lovely warm fire and a relax on the couch, not to mention a delicious healthy breakfast. Helen was a very helpful host, a gorgeous person :)

    May 2014
  • Staying at Helen's wonderful house was pure enjoyment. It is lovely designed and has warm and cosy atmosphere. Our bedroom was large, bed comfy and en suite bathroom an additional plus. Living room has welcoming couches and fireplace. Helen serves grand breakfast. She is lively and chatty, easy-going and welcoming. Highly advised!

    May 2014
  • Helen is a wonderful person, very nice and happy. She is there for you if you have any need, always inquiring if everything is okay.

    Her house is great and welcoming, the bedroom with a private bathroom is perfect !! I even manage to make a fire in the living room.

    Clonakilty is a good place to stay, nice city, lots of thing to do and see around, or just to rest.

    May 2014
  • This place was perfect! Helen is lovely and very accommodating. Bedroom was beautiful.

    One of our favorite memories from our trip was lounging in the grass in the front yard on a sunny day. While enjoying a glass of wine, we recounted the highlights of our trip. Thank, Helen, for providing the perfect "venue" for us.

    May 2014
  • Helen was lovely- kind enough to meet me in town and drive me up to her cottage. Beautiful home and great spot just outside of Clonakilty, not to mention a lovely hostess! I really enjoyed my stay!

    March 2014
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I dabble in photography, paint when I have time and travel as much as I can. My place would ideal for anyone travelling on their own or a couple, looking for a nice home away from home. My house has a large garden, you get a glimpse of the sea from a distance. It's near Clonakilty town but tucked away on a hillside. Happiness is not a destination it is a way of life !
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