About this listing
This 2 story, 2 bedroom apartment is part of a large Georgian family home. Situated just 1 mile from Red Strand beach and 3 miles from the town of Clonakilty. We are very child friendly and pets are welcome. The property is also suitable for groups and couples, most parties can be accommodated. There is stabling and a paddock for horses and ample parking for any size and number of vehicles. Qualified childcare available.
This is a beautiful, fully equipped apartment with free Wifi, widescreen TV and all the comforts needed for an enjoyable break There is a private outdoor eating area which includes an undercover area, which can also be used for smokers and is secure for dogs.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding your party type and size.The downstairs area has both a bedroom and shower room so suitable for any guests who have an issue with stairs.
Upstairs is the second double bedroom and shower room.
Fully qualified childcare is also available.
The downstairs area has both a bedroom and shower room so suitable for any guests who have an issue with stairs.
Upstairs is the second double bedroom and shower room.
Ardfield is situated just outside the town of Clonakilty, Co.Cork. The village has a local pub, a variety of beaches, coves and places for enjoyable walks and picnics.
Clonakilty is a town with many attractions an amenities including equestrian centres, a cinema, leisure centre and model railway village. There are some fabulous restaurants, cafe's and small boutique shops as well as large supermarkets, visit (website hidden).
There are many other amenities close by: in Rosscarbery there is a fantastic boating lake, Inchydoney Beach has both an excellent surf school where all equipment is supplied and the Inchydoney Spa and lodge. There are activity centres in both Skibbereen and Kilbrittain, both of which provide a large range of fun outdoor activities for groups and families.
There are local taxi's for use from Ardfield to surrounding areas if required. Clonakilty is an hour from Cork City and there is a bus service available.
RedDog is situated at Balteenback Hse, Ardfield which has ample parking for many vehicles of any size.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Many Thanks, Esther
My main house rule is that you relax and enjoy the space whilst you are here.
Pets are welcome but I would ask that they are not allowed onto beds and furniture or left in the property during long absences. The outdoor area is secure and has covered weather protection.
Smoking is not permitted within the apartment but there is an undercover area outside.
This apartment was perfect. We had a lovely stay here the surrounding area is beautiful. The rooms where clean and the Esther made sure we had clean blankets and bed linen for the pull out bed in the living room.
I will definitely be booking a stay in the Red Dog appartments when I am visiting Cork in the future!
We had a fantastic stay! The apartment was so warm and homely. Supplies of tea, coffee, butter & milk was a lovely touch too. The location was fantastic - for both heading into Clonakilty town or for venturing further into West Cork. We found some lovely beaches and did some great walks. Thanks Esther. I'd highly recommend your apartment.
the welcome was perfect, we had all the information we needed and all the help we needed. personally i found esther to be the perfect host. she let us do out thing provided all we could have needed. the house was beautiful with tastefully decorated rooms and we immediately felt at ease there. the location is also perfect, situated not too far from the beaches and also a lovely forest with a castle.
We had a lovely stay in Clonakilty. Esther's apartment is lovely, a very tranquil setting and the facilities were excellent. It is warm, clean and there were lots of soft fluffy bed linen and toweling!!! The kitchen is extremely well equipped with some helpful provisions too like tea, butter, coffee, milk etc. The directions were spot-on where it could be very easy to lose your way. I would advise anyone making a trip to Clonakilty to stay here for the excellent value and hospitality.
Very nice and comfortable apartement, great equipment in the kitchen ! We had a great stay! Thanks Esther
We had a great stay and Esther made the whole experience super easy. Her directions were perfectly clear and even though we could only contact by email, check-in was no problem. Upon arrival the refrigerator was stocked with the basics and the house was everything we need for our stay.
We were attending a wedding in Clonakilty and the location was excellent. With all of the information that Esther provided we were able to easily get taxis to and from town. We only wish we had more time to relax at the house and enjoy the awesome countryside.
Esther's place was the perfect holiday hideaway for our family of four! We were there in July-August 2014. Our two boys (three and one-and-a-half) loved the huge garden, the even huger paddock, the cows in the neighbouring field, the big yard, and all the children's books in the well-stocked library. We had plenty of room, and my wife and I sometimes had the chance to enjoy the big telly and DVD collection.
Esther was always available for a chat, and was as friendly and helpful as an Airbnb host could be - the directions to the place were clear, the kitchen was well-stocked on arrival, the whole atmosphere was communicative and friendly - she even gave us a rocking horse and a big tractor for the boys, which they played with all the time.
The location is just perfect. By car, all of beautiful West Cork is within reach. There is a lovely small beach nearby (5 minutes by car), and the huge Incheydoney beach, with its rockpools, dunes and surfing school is only 10 minutes away. The kids loved both. Nearby Clonakilty has lovely supermarkets, restaurants, bars & cafés, a good playground and the wonderful West Cork Model Railway, which is a great day out for kids up to at least age ten or so. We also caught the first day of the Ardfield summer festival, with face painting for the kids and a bouncy castle.
Further afield, the house is fifteen minutes by car from Roscarbery and half an hour from Skibbereen (Among other things, Skib has a brilliant indoor playground called the Treehouse). Another few km brings you to Baltimore (Pirate Castle and ferries to Sherkin and Clear islands), and in about 90 minutes you can be in Bantry House or the Garinish Island Ferry - both highly recommended and very doable with kids.
We hope to return as soon as we can. Thank you Esther for helping us have such a lovely holiday!
About the Host, Esther
Living in County Cork with my 3 children. I like going to gigs/live music in general, movies and getting together with friends and family. I'm a big foodie as are my kids, we're also all really into activities, fitness and exploring. Not into package deal kind of trips, prefer to suit my own agenda. Anything else you would like to know about us, just let me know. Thanks, Esther