About This Listing
The Olde Oaks offers: 1 Double Rooms and 3 Twin Rooms (1 with en suite) in a quiet estate in cul de sac. Drive way parking available.
The house is located on the South side of Cork City and is serviced by a regular bus route to the city center (15 minutes) Bus terminal is a 5 minute walk.
They are two shopping centers near by. We are a 10min drive to the Cork Airport and 15 minutes to the ferry terminal which has a direct link to France.
We are close to many areas in Ireland (all accessible by bus)
Roches Town Park Convention Center is only 10 minutes away.
Continental breakfast Evening meal available for and additional charge.
Wireless Internet connection available in the evening
5minutes walk from public transport
Extra services available :
Collect and Return service from Airport/Car Ferry or Bus/Train station can be arranged for an additional charge.
Info : Cork is a city which grew out of a medieval march and whose later fabric was woven round and over the river from which the first settlement sprung. The English market is probably the best place to experience the essence of the City. Cork is a friendly intimate city and is a colourful base from which the habour area can be explored.
Activities to enjoy: Bowling, football, fishing,swimming, equestrian, golf, pitch and putt and athletics.
Tourist attractions close by
Cork City Gaol. This former jail houses and engaging exhibition focusing on life in and outside the prison in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Crawford Art Gallery. This Gallery was built in 1724 as a custom house up to 1832. The art gallery has a permanent collection of over 2000 works ranging from the 18th (website hidden); Finbarre’s Cathedral: This is the Church of Ireland Cathedral which was opened in 1870 and is built in French Gothic Style.
Shandon Church & Bells: Built in the 18th centuary in Italianate style. You can climb the tower to ring the famous bells.
The Courthouse: Built in 1835 from the design of George Richard Plain.
The Queenstown Story: The story of Cobh’s unique origins, Retrace the steps of the 2.5 million people who left from Cobh in search of a new life. Cobh also has connections with the Titantic and the Lusitania.
Blarney Castle home of the legendary Blarney stone. Tradition holds that those who kiss the Blarney stone will be endowed with the gift of eloquence. (The gift of the gab)
Fota Wildlife Park with more than 70 species of exotic wildlife.
The Jameson Experience Midleton where distilling took place from 1825 until 1975.
Kilarney with the beautiful lakes,Muckross house & The National Park - 1 hour away.
If you are planning to travel to this city to party all night and sleep all day, this place is definitely not for you.
No smoking indoors
We have a garden and a courtyard in the back of the house equipped with ashtrays for smokers.
Towels and bed linen are included in the price.
Guests may come and go as you please access will be provided at all times.
Breakfast is served from 07.15
A cosy home nearby the busstop to the city center. The rooms where very nice and clean. We slept in the anex which was relaxt because there you also had a kitchen and sofa's.
The owners were wonderful! Very welcoming and telling you all you need to know about the transport and the things to go to in the area.
So overall we recomend this B&B for a stay in Cork!
It was absolutely lovely staying there. John and Janette were not only helpful in any way (even drawing maps for me for directions), but also very warm, caring, and generally the most hospitable persons imaginable, always with an open ear and easy to talk to. The room is very quiet, as is the neighbourhood. The bed was great. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable stay!
These guys are the absolute best! We stayed with them on our second and third nights and found them to be totally delightful! After having spent another week in Ireland I can say without a doubt that they are my favorite Irish couple of all time! They are warm, hospitable, caring and care-giving yet happy to accommodate our plans. They added in little extras along the way that were really nice touches and were excellent conversation partners. Not to mention they know a lot about the area and local history. I would love to just move into their house and spend loads of time with them. You can't go wrong with this one--and I'm not inclined to give overly effusive praise but these guys are the real deal--even referred to us as "my darlings" and you know we Americans eat that kind of stuff up--and speaking of eat, the food was fantastic! I know it sounds too good to be true but for our first ever AirB&B experience we couldn't be happier.
Maggiee and I had a great experience at John & Janette's home over the Cork Jazz Festival(it's worth visiting!) weekend.
On our first night, we arrived into Cork city with little time to spare for a session at the festival. John went out of his way to help and drove down to meet us, got us to his home and then dropped us down to city centre so we were not late. That's great customer service!
On many occasions, John helped with excellent directions to places in Cork & great advice.
He is a great conversationalist. We had wonderful conversations with John and his wife.
They have a lovely warm compact house with a fantastic shower! All located in a quiet secure neighbourhood.
I would recommend John & Janette's home to everyone. They are very genuine open people with good hearts. Next time, we come to Cork we will stay with John!
John and Janette are perfect host, warm, welcoming and easy to talk to. They had lots of useful sighseeing tips and they always ahd a cup of tea when I got back after a long day of walking...
The neighbourhood is very quiet and the room cosy. It's a perfect accomodation in Cork and I highly recommend it. I would stay with them again anytime.
If you go to Cork, this is a wonderful place to stay! Donnybrook is a quiet neighbourhood on the outskirts of Cork, and there is a good bus connection to the city centre. We spent three days there and just had a marvellous time. The room with ensuite bathroom is cosy and clean, and our hosts made us feel perfectly at home. John and Jeanette are generous, open-minded and always ready to help if necessary. John came to pick us up at the bus station in the city centre, and he even took us on a tour to the seaside by car showing us places we could not have visited otherwise. He has a vast knowledge about Irish history, and you get useful tips for your visit of Cork. Jeanette is warmhearted and witty, and with the extensive breakfast she serves, you have a great start into the day. Both are wonderful people to talk with, and chatting away with them was both interesting and a lot of fun!
We really enjoyed our stay: 100% (if not more) recommendation!
About the Host, Franc
I'm married and have one child who is now grown up.
I'm a self employed security technician,
I love to cook and travel with my wife.
When I have free time I enjoy fishing and diy.