Sometimes the rainbow does end in our garden.You are never far away from the flowers.
Skibbereen: the end of the rainbow
Skibbereen: the end of the rainbow

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

The space

A small self-contained independent cottage – akin to the French gîte concept – set in a mature garden beside a quiet road amidst tranquil farmland, yet within ten minutes of a great cappuccino, the majestic coast including the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, megalithic sites (we have a cairn within walking distance), artisan restaurants and much, much more.

We are quiet and unobtrusive, but have a wealth of local knowledge to make your stay memorable. Our interests are eclectic, so you let us know what it is you would like to discover and, in all likelihood, we can point you in the right direction.

We love good food ourselves and can offer pointers to stunning local produce if required. In the summer months you may have to share our acre of mature wooded garden with swallows and grandchildren. Sometimes simultaneously.

The accommodation consists of a double bedroom, bathroom and living space, including a small kitchen, on the ground floor plus a first floor with dormer windows suitable for sleeping two children (three at a pinch).

Despite the tranquillity, and apparent remoteness, we are only 6 km from the bustling market town of Skibbereen. The area is ideal for walking and cycling in addition to being a good base to explore the rugged peninsulas at our doorstep.

Unfortunately, this part of Ireland is no longer served by the railway network. The national bus service operates buses through Skibbereen with reasonable frequency. So a car, while not totally necessary, would facilitate seeing the breadth of sights in the locality. However, we can collect you from the town if required.

This is a unique corner of the world where the community still have time for their neighbours and for the odd stray tourist. It is more beautiful than the famed Ring of Kerry but with a fraction of the visitors and none of the tour buses.

Guest access

Our guests have a self-contained light and airy cottage with oil-fired central heating, free wifi and ‘free-to-air’ satellite TV. The more important ‘freedom’ however, is access to the surrounding nature right at our doorstep.

Interaction with guests

Our own dwelling house is opposite the cottage so are generally around and about, but in an unobtrusive manner. We are happiest when our guests feel free to organise themselves, but more than happy to help or advise on any aspect of your stay.

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 12 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 13%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Because of our location we have to dispose of our own rubbish, so we love people who tread lightly on the earth. The cottage is ‘no smoking’. As we are surrounded by farmers we do not accept pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

66 Reviews

Check In
Tanja User Profile
July 2017
We loved this place! The house is not big, but very light and cosy and it is surrounded by a fantastic garden. So this place is absolutely perfect for a couple with children (who will love to sleep and play on the loft, which is bigger than it looks on the pictures and has got its own windows). The kitchen is small, but practical, so you can easily cook your own meals. Skibbereen is a nice little town, only 5 minutes by car. Brendan and Gloria are extremely helpful and can tell you where to go and what to see. I hope we can come back sometime.

Jacqueline User Profile
July 2017
This is an amazing place with most beautiful garden. The cottage is everything it says and more. A must stay....thank you

Janet User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful location

Paul User Profile
July 2017
A Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings, perfect base for staying in West Cork with Skibbereen being 8 to 10 minutes away. If you want quiet and peaceful this is perfect.

Eileen User Profile
July 2017
Brilliant stay at Gloria and Brendan's beautiful cottage. Gorgeous gardens and a really sweet place to stay. Definitely need a car but not a bad drive from Skibbereen. Gloria and Brendan are very friendly hosts and it was particularly kind of the supply milk, eggs, butter and bread as apack welcome pack. Our baby girl loved exploring the gardens and slept well in their travel cot. A great holiday overall.

Seth User Profile
July 2017
The house was beautiful and Gloria and Brendan were great hosts. A long walk into town, but rides were offered from the hosts to make it much more convenient. A great place to relax and enjoy yourself.

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
Lovely, quiet secluded little cottage. Well equipped kitchen, very comfy and cosy bed and very kind hosts!
Gloria & Brendan User ProfileGloria & Brendan is a superhost.
Response from Gloria & Brendan:
So glad you liked it, enjoy the Beara.
July 2017

Married couple with eclectic interests and preoccupations. Twelve grandchildren, when last counted. Love this beautiful corner of Ireland, where we have lived since 1989, and love introducing people to the seductive way of life here.

Languages: Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

Similar listings