Acres of tranquility; Atlantic view

House - Entire home/apt · Leamcom, Schull, County Cork, Ireland
Sarah And Johnny

Leamcon farmhouse is a secluded rural retreat four miles from Schull surrounded by farmland with spectacular Atlantic and castle views. Our back field leads to a quiet pier where you can swim, dive, and fish. Horseriding, beaches, beautiful walks, and wild food foraging nearby.

Your host, Sarah And Johnny
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Leamcon farmhouse is a secluded rural retreat four miles from Schull surrounded by farmland with spectacular Atlantic and castle views. Our back field leads to a quiet pier where you can swim, dive, and fish. Horseriding, beaches, beautiful walks, and wild food foraging nearby.

The Space

Leamcon is a renovated 19th Century farmhouse with four bedrooms, a spacious kitchen-dining-living area with stanley stove, a bright sitting/TV room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main West facing bedroom has stunning views out to the Atlantic and a 15th Century O'Mahony Castle. The downstairs bedroom is also west facing and is ensuite. The other two bedrooms are great for kids. The kitchen is very well equipped, down to a lobster pot and lobster crackers.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to all the amenities of the house, including satellite TV/DVD and DVD collection, stereo with CD player and ipod dock and input for other MP3 players. There's a (homemade) table tennis table outside as well as various beach equipment.

The Neighborhood

If you're looking for peace and quiet then the house is ideal, it's set on two acres of land and my cousin farms the land all around that. You can walk two minutes through our back trail to the quiet pier to enjoy a picnic, fishing from the rocks or swimming in the sheltered cove. The area offers fantastic countryside and coastal walks- stroll towards the Napoleonic tower on Ceann Con for a magnificent view of Roaring Water Bay and its wealth of islands, or amble down to Gunn Point to pick mussels from the rocks at low tide. The track down to my cousins beach (sandy strand) is 1KM from the house. The local equestrian centre is a ten minute walk away. Ten minutes drive west brings you to the sandy beach of Ballyrisode or Goleen village- the gateway to the Mizen, Barleycove and Crookhaven. Ten minutes east is Schull with its lively pubs and restaurants, range of shops, watersports and boats to Cape Clear and Sherkin Islands. Have a memorable stay in West Cork with our advice on fantastic walks, great restaurants and buying seafood direct from local fishermen at our local and nearby piers.

Getting around

You'll really need a car (or a boat) for this house, it's 4 miles from Schull and there's no public transport. However, we have an arrangement with a local taxi service who gives reasonable rates to residents of Leamcon.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Extra people: $14 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $119
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Johnny and Sarah's cottage is amazing and located in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. The kids absolutely loved the place inside and out and were in their element pretty much the entire time we were there. The amenities are excellent with wifi, TV, DVD, washer, dryer, very well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, outdoor and indoor games for the kids etc. However, the beauty of this place lies in the location, right on the periphery of Ireland's Atlantic shoreline with breath-taking views from the upstairs bedroom and beautiful landscape to all sides. Although it is a little outside of Schull, the local taxi guys are easy going and super-reasonable. If you are looking for a tranquil hideaway on Cork's magical South-west coast, then you couldn't do much better than this place!

    June 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay in Leamcon house. It is in a fabulous location right on the coast. Kids heaven with the little beach and the rock pools and a place to jump of the pier and swim. The house was very comfortable and full of character. The Stanley Stove is amazing and made it lovely and warm. Beds were good and the kitchen is well kitted out. You can see that a lot of thought has been put into the house and that it is really for living in.
    The communication with the owners (Johnny and Sarah) was fabulous. We had lots of information and very clear instructions on how to get there. We would recommend any one else to stay there and hope to stay there again ourselves sometime.
    (We were 5 adults and 5 kids)

    April 2014
  • Johnny and Sarah hosted myself and a large group of friends whilst we filmed a documentary in the local area. We couldn't have asked for more. The house had lots of character and provided a great place to wind down for the crew. Johnny went over and above to make sure our trip was exactly what we had hoped for, giving detailed info and lots of great local advice.

    Thanks again Johnny and Sarah.

    April 2014
  • What a wonderful stay at this cozy farmhouse in the middle of beautiful Irish countryside. Sarah and Johnny were fantastic and generous hosts! An ideal escape and wonderful experience.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying in the most beautiful farmhouse Leamcon for a few days over New Years. Our Hosts were very generous, well stocked coal bunker and a Stanley stove that heated the whole house, which was spotless and tastefully designed. It was idyllic and a short walk to the pier. We will definitely return, thank you Johnny and Sarah for everything. We really enjoyed staying in Leamcon. Highly recommended.

    January 2014
  • This place is a gem- incredible location and so charming. The house has a beautiful cared for feeling to the place and is full of delight. It is both cozy and comfortable. We loved the Stanley stove in the kitchen. The views- well, they are pure magic. We will be back..

    September 2013
  • excellent accommodation in a beautiful part of west cork! the house was like a home away from home and everything we required was there at our finger tips - kitchen was very well equipped and all the gas and electricity was included in the price. had 4 decent sized bedrooms - we were 5 adults, 4 children and one baby and there were comfy beds for all of us! short walk from a quiet pier where the kids could use their fishings nets and some of us went for quick dip! about 5 min droive form Schull town which is lovely with loads of restaurants and few good bars. some interesting arts and crafts shops as well. lovely shallow quiet beach within 10 min drive but much bigger golden sand beach about 25 min drive. we stayed for a week and it was a scorcher but all of us thought the house was handy to most things and very comfortable in a rustic farmhouse type way. the hosts Sarah & Jonny were very helpful and provided us with loads of local info. will definitely be back and recommend to friends & family. Thanks again sarah & jonny!

    July 2013
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We live in Phibsboro in Dublin, with our three kids; Johnny travels around the world with work so when we get a chance we like to travel to Leamcon to unwind from city life and let the kids have a taste of country life. We cook fish that we buy from fishermen in the locality or mussels we pick ourselves and hang out in front of the fire and play cards.
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