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Skibbereen Rural Country Apartment
Skibbereen Rural Country Apartment
7 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
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Driftwood Country Apartment is located in a lovely rural area (5 km from Skibbereen town).
We have a large garden to relax & we take pride in offering quiete & calm accommodation . We offer a self-catering apartment from 145 euro per night. The apartment is suitable for families/small groups of friends.
We offer the use of our Garden HotTub at a small surcharge. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use the hot tub. The Hot Tub may on occasions be used by one other party.

The space

Driftwood Country Apartment is located 5 km/3 miles from the lively West Cork town of Skibbereen and about 10km/6 miles from the closest point to the sea; which makes it an ideal base to tour West Cork and Kerry.
The apartment has three bedrooms, two upstairs and one downstairs.
You can walk to Skibbereen in 50 minutes.
The apartment is located in a double house, but very private and cozy.
The apartment is not suitable for parties.
When in service you are welcome to use our hot tub for a small charge 5.00 euro/person/day for running costs. A Sauna is also available charge 5 euro per person.
We are located in a peaceful rural setting, our garden is for
everyone to relax in and we welcome guests to enjoy their surroundings.
Guests with dogs are welcome, once their pets are supervised.
You are a 15 min. drive from stunning nature reserve Lough Ine (Europe’s largest saltwater lake) or 20/30 minutes from the coastal villages of Baltimore, Glandore, Schull & Bantry.
(see some pictures within 20 minutes from Driftwood house)
If you venture a little further you will find the villages of Goleen & Crookhaven, Mizen Head (Ireland’s most southerly point) and Barleycove Beach, all accessable in 45-60 minutes.
The more adventurous can venture into Kerry and visit beautiful Kenmare or a little further Killarney National Park.
We will also be glad to help you find local activities you might enjoy such as: Cycling & Walking , Kayaking; Dolphin Watching; Deep Sea Angling or River/Lake Fishing; Arts, Crafts & Music.
There is plenty to do and explore locally and during the Spring and Summer season West Cork offers lots of festivals around the small towns and villages.
We have lived in the West Cork area for the past 25 years and have explored the area extensively and will be happy to point you to the most beautiful spots.
After exploring for the day you can relax in our hot tub in the garden.

Also view our other options at the following links


Guest access

Guests are welcome to use the large garden area and our garden hot tub.
We also offer massage and personal training sessions on request.

Just a few km(river Ilean 2.5 km) from Driftwood


Also very popular in Skibbereen is Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing on the Ilen River.
The River Ilen is a medium sized spate river about 21 miles (33kms.) long and flows through some of the most beautiful scenery in West Cork. A large part of the river is managed by the River Ilen Anglers' Club based in Skibbereen. The season for Salmon & Sea Trout opens on February 15th and closes on September 30th for Salmon and on October 12th for Sea Trout.


Spring Salmon begin to move into the river during March. The main runs of Salmon occur in April, May, June. From June continuing on through July, August and September there are steady runs of grilse known locally as peal. In August and September the Autumn Salmon appear. Salmon average about 8-10 lbs (4 kgs) and grilse 4-5 lbs (2 kgs). Salmon at 10-15 lbs (5-7kgs) are not uncommon and larger fish up to 21 lbs(10kgs) have been taken. As with sea-trout, the best runs and fishing is when the river is in pate and the Spring tides are on.


Runs of sea-trout into this river have remained steady over recent years. They begin to move into the lower beats during March. During April, May and June there are runs of fish averaging about 2 lbs(1 kg) with some up to 4 lbs (1.8 kgs). July, August, and September sees the run of 'juniors' as they are known locally, fish averaging 1 lb (.4 kgs) with superb fighting qualities.


For Salmon and Grilse, spinning and worming is favoured by local anglers. On some stretches and following a spate, the fly can be very effective. The use of prawn and shrimp is not permitted. Worm fishing begins on March 1 st until September 30th.

During the day sea-trout are taken on light tackle with worm and small spinners. The fly is most effective on a windy day. However, the cream of sea-trout fishing is with the fly from dusk onwards. There is a great variety of suitable pools and no restrictions as to night fishing are imposed on visitors.


Angling on the River Ilen has its own special charm. The river has great variety and beauty. Not confined to beats, the angler can relax and wander freely, surrounded by nature. Sightings of heron, duck, kingfishers, various song birds, bats, mink and otters are quite common, and the fox and badger are never far away.


If angling is to be combined with a family holiday, Skibbereen is an ideal centre from which to explore scenic West Cork. As a town it is goahead and welcoming, well provided with amenities and sevices, inviting shops, attractive restaurants and bars, a public library, indoor sports-centre, golf links, children's playground and of course the beach is only a few miles away.

Full details of the wide range of holiday activities available in West Cork holiday centres such as Skibbereen and Baltimore are available from the Tourist Office, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.


Both the above are required to fish salmon and sea-trout. There is no brown trout fishing on the river.


Also available in the area is brown and rainbow trout fishing and sea and course fishing.


State licences, club permits, maps, club angling regulations, information about the river and angling methods and other fishing in the area is available from Mr. Tony Kelly of Fallons Sports Shop, North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. Tel: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

The Sports Shop is not open on Sundays. Anglers expecting to arrive late on a Saturday are advised to purchase the State licence and club permit in advance by post from Fallons Sports Shop.

Further information about angling in Co. Cork and Kerry is available from the South Western Regional Fisheries Board, 1 Neville Terrace, Macroom, Co. Cork. Tel: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

We are a non smoking house. You are welcome to smoke outdoors.
We ask guests to respect privacy of other guests.
After 11 pm we ask guests to keep quiet so not to disturb others in the house.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

68 Reviews

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Kimberly User Profile
September 2017
We all had a lovely stay at Heidi and Des's place. The apartment was clean and spacious and we loved the hot tub in the garden! The garden itself is such a beautiful space, very calming and creative! We found the apartment easily enough and it's only a 5 minute drive in to Skibereen town so a great location. Des welcomed us on arrival, showed us around and recommended some places in town to eat. We would definitley stay here again as felt very at home.

Michelle User Profile
September 2017
As always a beautiful stay with Heidi and Des. Perfect place to escape to and recharge the batteries.

David User Profile
August 2017
Loved everything about this place , would highly recommend

Lorna User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic hosts, really picturesque surroundings

Hannah User Profile
August 2017
Charming apartment, beautiful surroundings but you'd definitely need a car.

Austin User Profile
August 2017
Heidi & Des's place was a wonderful break from touring Ireland. We thought we had set an easy pace, but halfway through, we were pretty worn down. The beautiful, peaceful environment here was just what we needed to recharged. It's very comfortable and we all felt very much at home right away. Heidi and Des were very welcoming. The hardest part was leaving!

Rob User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely lovely. Garden had a fantastic Thai style secluded area in the trees where you can have bbq, beers, hot tub or just relax in the hammocks. Kids loved the quaint characteristics like fairy toadstools, fish pond, trampoline, and the chickens. House was great, cosy and well equipped. Just a great place to relax and stay. We will be back.

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Heidi & Des User Profile

We have been living in West Cork close to the bustling town of Skibbereen, for the best part of 30 years.
We love sharing our experience of living in such a beautiful part of Ireland.
Des is a musician who plays anything from folk, irish traditional and some more modern music. We both love the outdoors and enjoy walking and cayaking.
We are happy to point our guests to all the local beauty spots and can advise you on where to walk, eat or hear some music in one of the many local pubs.

Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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