About this listing
The Cosy Chalet is linked to
"The Wild Romantic Way".
You will find fine scenery, superb beaches and lakes. All kinds of water-sport activities.
Very good locally produced food, like cheese.
Who likes traveling knows the problem.
Hotels can be quite expensive.
One has to spend in the hotel for food and drinks.
B&B's are sometimes offering small rooms with none or minimal cooking-facilities. You will miss your own private living-room.
Holiday-houses are often only on a weekly base to get. They are sometimes too big. You can land "in the middle of nowhere" and with no reception.
With our ambitious and new concept
we try to make things a little bit better for you.
Our accommodation is "All Inclusive"!
Only the use of the washing machine (incl. washing-powder) and the tumble-dryer costs € 5 extra each.
Bikes € 10/day
We speak English, German, Russian and some French.
You'd like to cook a lobster or you intend to smoke your self-caught Mackerel or Pollock, but you don't know how to make it. Please call us.
How to find the cockles and mussels at the beach
and how to make the legendary "Spaghetti Vongole".
There would be so much to tell.
You'll find "The Cosy Chalet" on our own 60.000m2 park, forest and lawns.
Save Sandy Beaches 500m from our gate.
You walk just across the road and you are on our private wood-lane to the sandy-beaches.
The Cosy Chalet was 100 years ago may be a shelter for shepherds and their sheep.
We had to demolish the walls and built it new.
The Cosy Chalet is now a mix of old stone-walls and a massive oak-frame coming from England.
Many interiors and paintings are true and period.
It is a "One-In-All-Solution" on 2 levels.
The Cosy Chalet offers 2 beds (80x200) in the attic, reachable with a stair/ladder.
The attic has only a max. height of 1,50m.
One cannot stand upright!
There is a little "Velux" with may be the best sea-views.
Because of the limited heights and the way to go up,
we can recommend these beds only for younger people!
All others find a sofa-bed on the ground-floor-level (120x200).
There is a full size kitchen (that means absolutely everything you need, will be there.) of course with a full-size dishwasher and a dining-table.
Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
Sufficient tea-towels, bath-towels, even those for the pool will
Free Sat-TV (some hundred channels in many languages), DVD, CD, WiFi.
Please understand, that you may have to run a little fire to make the Chalet cosy.
You will get all logs for free.
All logs are homegrown and perfectly seasoned.
The good thing is, you heat with a long lasting positive effect to the environment.
Your "South-Terrace" is built like an old Roman Road.
There you will find chairs and a coffee-table.
A second, westerly terrace, surrounded by Rhododendrons will provide you with a simple dining-table and benches.
From there you have direct access to the swimming-pond (water is like swimming in a river) and the decking with fantastic views over the Carbery Islands, Castles and Fastnet Rock.
The Cosy Chalet has 4 sleeping options and this is may be ok for one night or two.
But to get a really cosy feeling we recommend it only for two people.
And please no children who are not good swimmers. Pool!
Or come with the bus and rent a bike here.
Bus Eireann 2x daily from and to Cork. From our gate.
Ferry from Schull to Cape Clear (only summer)
Good Restaurants in Schull, 10Km and surrounding:
Irish, Spanish, French, Italian, Philippine
Nearest good Restaurant, Heron's Cove, in GOLEEN, 4,5KM
Schools in Schull
Language School, Diving School, Sailing School
in Durrus: Cookery School.
Golf (Bantry, Skibbereen, Glengariff)
All kinds of watersports
Hill Walking, Hiking
Off Shore Fishing in a walking distance
All kinds of mussels around the house
Deep Sea Fishing by arrangement
Over 50 bird-species in our woods and the coastline
Deers, Hare, Otter, Mink, Fox and Badger
Dolphins, Seals, even Whales can be seen on excursions.
Famous Sheepshead Walk starts next village
One-Day-Trips with your car
Ring of Kerry and Killarney
South Coast with Kinsale and Cork
The absolute Hotspot!
Mizen Head Signal Station
Irelands Most Southwesterly Point
with 60.000 visitors per year
An Absolute Must.
Only 20Km away from your Cosy Chalet.
We are happy to answer all your questions as soon as possible, but please consider we reserve for those who pay first, not ask first.
If you are missing something or something is not to your liking,
please feel absolutely invited to report us. We will help as soon and as much as we can.
If something goes broke, surely this shouldn't cause any problem and is may be good for luck.
But please tell us. It is important to us to know about, that we can replace it.
Our politics are: "Environment goes first!"
Your help can be, to use the dust bins exactly for what they are dedicated.
No head-first- jumps into the pool.
No non-swimmers near the pool.
Use of the pool on your own risk.
Use of the attic and stairs in the Cosy Chalet
on your own risk.
Hannes welcomed us when we arrived, even though it was a little later than we had expected. The cozy chalet was indeed very cozy and even in the cool evenings we had no need to warm the space up. Hannes made himself available, but really gave us our space. We felt very comfortable there. The beach is within a short distance and quite lovely. But our favorite thing we did was the hiking on Three Castle Head! It is not a far drive at all and totally worth the extensive walk to get to the castle. It is absolutely breathtaking and could not have imagined our trip without that experience!
Liebe Helena, lieber Hannes
Vielen Dank für die tolle Unterkunft. Wir haben uns in eurem Häuschen sehr wohl gefühlt. Bei unserer Ankunft wurden wir herzlich empfangen. Wir haben uns die ganzen zwei Wochen sehr aufgehoben gefühlt. Das gemütliche Zusammensitzen bei euch, am Abend vor unserer Abreise, haben wir sehr genossen!! Ihr seit perfekte Gastgeber!!
Liebe Grüsse von Regina und Hans aus der Schweiz
The cosy cottage was even nicer in real life. It is small, but full of character and is beautifully decorated with old pieces of furniture and absolutely everything you need. The house is also spotless and very, very clean. The garden around the cottage and main house is beautifully kept. The attic room is up a steep ladder and I won't recommend it for small children, but it was perfect for my 9 year old. The pool was a massive hit with the kids and they had a swim at least once a day. Again, the pool is deep and has no fencing so kids need to be able to swim and we kept a close eye on them. Hannes made this clear to us before we booked. The house is a short walk from Balyrisode beach, but it is a dangerous crossing over a busy road. With the kids we preferred to drive down. On a sunny day the beach gets packed, but is gorgeous early morning and we even had a bbq on the beach one evening. We also visited Schull often (10km away) and our favourite beach, Barleycove beach was 15 min scenic drive.
Myself and my girlfriend had a great time at the Cosy Chalet. It is exactly as described. The kitchen is fully equipped with a very good selection of pots, pans and knives so preparing meals is easy. The location is perfect nestled in between Schull and Goleen, its a short drive to Barleycove beach and Three castles head walk. I would defintley stay here again and recommend any body looking for a relaxing, stress free holiday to stay here.
Myself and my wife had the pleasure of staying at the Cosy Chalet for 3 nights. It was exactly as described and lived up to all expectations. Hannes was very nice and everything was perfectly laid out to make our stay thoroughly enjoyable. Location is also perfect in between Schull and Goleen. Lots to see and do in the area. Couldn't recommend staying here enough.
Eine sehr genaue Wegbeschreibung führte uns ins Paradies. Hannes deine unaufdringlich, hilfsbereite Art schätzten wir sehr. Er hat seine Einrichtung für unseren 1jährigen Sohn sehr komfortabel aufgerüstet. Gerne würden wir Hannes als Nachbar mit nsch Hause nehmen. Das Chalet und die wildromantische Umgebung haben unsere Erwartungen mehr als erfüllt. Gerne kommen wir mal wieder...Vielen Dank für die tolle Gastfreundschaft!!!
wir waren leider nur 6 tage dort, .....haben uns aber in dieser zeit sehr wohl gefühlt. hannes und familie waren sehr nett und zuvorkommend zu uns. und das cosy chalet und umgebung hat genau so ausgesehen wie auf den fotos :-) .....einfach schön :-)
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