West Cork: charming seaside cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Unionhall, Cork, Ireland
Your host, Aileen
7 Reviews
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Two-bedroom cottage near fishing village of Union Hall (West Cork) overlooking Glandore Harbour. Very private. Patio & enclosed garden. 50 metres to small beach, fishing pier & boat slip. Built as Coastguard cottage in 1840s - now fully modernised, warm & comfortable.

Downstairs: combined kitchen, dining and sitting area. Solid fuel stove. All basic appliances (cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, etc.). Upstairs: two bedrooms, one with double and one with two single beds. Bathroom with shower.

10 min walk (0.5km) to village of Union Hall with shop, cafe, pubs & restaurants. 7 km to Skibbereen; 20km to Clonakilty.

Union Hall is an excellent base from which to explore West Cork and Kerry - one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of Ireland. The village itself and immediate surrounding areas are delightful. Local attractions include Drombeg Stone Circle in Glandore, the villages of Glandore, Roscarberry and Castletownshend. Within easy reach of the towns of Ballydehob, Schull and Bantry and the Mizen Head, Sheep's Head and Beara Peninsulas.

Some great local pubs and restaurants.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $421 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great hospitality, we received a great welcome from Aileen and Paul, and our retriever was more than welcome too! The cottage is perfect for a small family or couple, right beside Keelbeg pier, gorgeous setting, couple minutes walk down to Union Hall, perfect distance between beaches along the West Cork coast and the islands off Baltimore for instance, would have no problem staying here again. Highly recommended!

    July 2014
  • Such a wonderful host, considerate and caring for my auld mum who is recovering from illness. The cottage is a perfect retreat from the word with pubs and restaurants very close-by. We've travelled a lot between us and this is by far the best equipped of any rental we've stayed at before. Simple things like having a variety of sharp knives to cut bread meat cheese and not sure one size fits all. Silly things really but help to make for a relaxing home away from home experience. If you are looking for a chilled out complete rest.. 100% recommendation from us.

    June 2014
  • We spent 3 nights in Aileens fishermans cottage and we enjoyed every minute of it. It felt like a real retreat and Aileen thought of everything from chocolate treats on our pillows, chilled Rose in the fridge to a fully stocked fuel basket for the wood Burner. The house it's only a few steps away from a lovely sandy cove which was perfect for our toddler. Aileen made us feel very welcome and we would definitely love to return for a break in the autum.

    August 2013
  • Simple but clean accommodation in a quiet location ideal for exploring West Cork

    August 2013
  • Sancta Maria is a great little cottage in a quaint little Irish fishing village. Our host made us feel extremely welcome and it had the comfiest beds you could ever hope to find. The cottage was old but very charming. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to experience a quiet country stay.

    August 2013
  • Great time spent in Union Hall in Aileens place. Location was perfect, literally a stones throw to a small cove, and the local harbour. Scenery and location absolutely fantastic. Perfect getaway if your looking to completely switch off for a few days.

    Place itself was simple, clean and perfect for couple with two kids. Looking forward to getting down this way again in the near future.

    July 2013
  • Wonderful place in a quiet little town. Wish we would have stayed longer!

    October 2012
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