About This Listing
Large cottage style house with sea view, rolling hills, beautiful garden on a quiet country road. One double guest room with king size bed to let with ensuite bathroom. 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.
Large living room with stove
Docking station for music, TV, internet
Very large garden
Back kitchen for indoor sleeping dog
There is very little public transport. A bus goes through the town to Cork City and to West Cork a few times a day.
Check out time is flexible depending on incoming (website hidden) smoking in the house but you can smoke in the garden.
Helen's cottage was so warm and inviting. Her home is located near the top of a hill with sweeping views. Helen was very helpful with recommendations of places to see, local entertainment, and even made reservations for us at an excellent seafood restaurant nearby. She is a lovely person and we had a wonderful stay. If we are ever back in Clonakilty, we would love to stay here again. Truly one of the highlights of our trip.
she waited up late for me as my flights were delayed and i was 5 hours later than expected. and then made me hot tea. and placed me in front of a fire to relax. she was warm and welcoming.
Helen is a most gracious, welcoming and generous host. I stayed with her for a much needed four day break out of my long cycling tour of Ireland. I always felt at ease in her company. She is a wonderful conversationalist on a whole host of subjects.
From the outset of contact her communication was impeccable and her abode was very easy to find situated in a most glorious setting and within easy walking distance of the most vibrant Clonakilty. Helen has well developed the art of being both present and with her guests as well as being non intrusive. As for her abode, well it is difficult to describe the luxury an airbnb guest is given at such a generous cost. My bicycle was safely stored, a high priority for me. The first evening Helen gave me an excellent walking tour of Clonakilty pointing out all the venues of interest and I had a great time in Clonakilty using them all. Helen very caringly and in an non intrusive manner was kind enough to check on my well being by text when I had got back in the early hours of the morning one day and then had not surfaced by midday. I had decided to sleep out the atrocious weather in my snug bed until about 6pm then Helen very generously gave me a lift into town so I could carry on where I had left off. Clonakilty is not a place to be missed for good music, food and most sociable folk. I can without hesitation 100% reccommend Helen and her spacious, beautifully decorated abode.
Helen was a Great Host
she is a very relaxed and friendly Person , the House is beautiful , very clean and comfortable
helen gave us very good informations and was we were happy to stay there
thanks a lot
Helen made a big effort to make me feel welcome. She was very attentive and helpful. Really enjoyed my stay there. And the bed is probably the mist comfortable I have ever slept in!
Forget Rick Steves. Get your recommendations from Helen. She was a charming and gracious host and made us feel welcome and comfortable in her home. She had numbers for all the local restaurants and tourist sites and made sure they were open and could accommodate us. The home is up a steep narrow lane, so if you drive, be sure you are up for it. However, the views are worth it.
I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience in Clonakilty. Helen is a warm welcoming host, who greeted me with tea on arrival! The ensuite room was very clean, the bed comfortable and the shower powerful. Helen left me to discover the area myself but did give valuable tips on restaurants and must see sights in the area. If I am ever in Clonakilty again I will gladly stay here.
About the Host, Helen
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 !