About This Listing
This listing is for a single room. Look at my other listings for a double room, or to rent the whole house and garden. Thank you.
Just one hour from Cork by car.I have a modern home with all comforts. The bathroom has a jacuzzi style bath, The sitting room has a tropical fish aquarium, a piano, satellite t.v. (including French & Italian channels) and an open fireplace .There is a conservatory that looks out onto a ring fort on one side (a national monument dating from Bronze Age to medieval times), commonly known as a Fairy fort, and Mount Gabriel on the other. The kitchen has a typical pine dresser and table an electric oven, gas hob, retro fridge and dishwasher.
A remote area of bog, pasture and forest served by a network of steep, winding lanes, it is equidistant(20 mins) from Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Skibbereen, therefore ideal for exploring West Cork's beaches, golf courses and stunning scenery. It is also equidistant from Bantry (30minutes) with it's fabulous market and restaurants, and Bandon, the gateway to West Cork. The garden and ditches are full of wild flowers, fuchsia, foxglove and meadow-sweet . Clonakilty has colourful floral displays and live music venues to the east, and Skibbereen to the west is adjacent to Baltimore and Lough Hyne and with an excellent heritage centre. In between the two is beautiful Rosscarbery, which, like Clonakilty and Skibbereen holds a weekly market and has a lagoon, pedal boats, pitch& Putt and a beautiful safe, sandy beach.Carrigfada hill is on my doorstep with a path to the top and beautiful views.
I have broadband internet if you bring a laptop and all national calls and calls to the U.K. are free from my land-line. See my other listing on this page (right hand side) If you'd like to rent the whole house. This listing is for a guest room with double bed. A pull down bed is available for an extra person if needed.
Buses to Rosscarbery from Cork (website hidden) Taxi from there or I can arrange collection if I am around. I have a dog enclosure with a kennel outside. For private room stays, breakfast is included (cereal, tea, coffee, toast) Traditional Irish breakfast with local free-range rashers and sausages, free range eggs and famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, brown soda bread can be provided for a small fee (€5) if given advance notice. Gym and swimming pool available 10 minutes away at Rosscarbery.
The peace and quiet is deafening to unaccustomed ears!
Peace and quiet. Beautiful scenery. Wildlife. Centrally situated in West Cork
Nearest public transport by bus is to Connonagh, about 3 kms away, on the N71
No pets or smoking in house. Leave as you find and please recycle. Thank you.
Jessie was an incredible host! I stayed for 3 days and would have enjoyed staying longer. She opened her home, her fridge, and her clothes washer to me. Her home was very inviting off the beaten path with wonderful views in a peaceful setting. She had other guests while I was there and since she was making dinner for them, she invited me to join them every evening. We had good food and good conversation. One of her friends even invited me on a tour of the W. Cork area. Such hospitality! Then when it was time to leave, Jessie arranged directions and a map to my next accommodations and emailed it to my iphone. She went above and beyond all my expectations in every aspect of my stay.
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About the Host, Jessie
A National Tour guide. I'm well traveled,and lived in Italy and France for 13 years before deciding to come back to raise my children in this lovely part of the world. I have a beautiful home and would like to share it with people who enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures, who love beautiful scenery and wildlife, good food, good company and good conversation. I speak fluent French and Italian, and some Spanish. As I taught English abroad for 13 years, I can organise languages classes during your stay, if you require them.
I take wwoofers into my home at times over the summer, and do house exchanges. (Italy/France/ Spain).I love Galicia but also Madrid, it's so civilized! I am part of the Clonakilty favour exchange and believe that we can all help each other out in these times of austerity . I have a degree in Archaeology and love everything got to do with heritage. I am also a qualified local and national tour guide. I regularly do Traditional French Dancing, have done swing dancing, belly dancing and Irish dancing in the past as well as a couple of years' salsa. I like nothing more than a proper singsong and have sung in everything from poly-symphonic choirs to blues bands and rock bands.
Airbnb is a new venture for me, I'm willing to have people here while I am here mostly, but can rent out the whole house on occasion. I love Mediterranean food and vegetarian food in particular, but I will try anything! I do believe in a healthy breakfast (mine includes spirulina!) but if cappuccino is your thing, that can be accommodated!