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Great house. Very accurate description and easy walk to train station. Cobh is a great city!
Good to know that you got back home safely and that, most importantly, you did not miss your flight. I hope everything works out well and that you achieve great success in your ventures.
Alvern offers a nice and quiet accomodation directly situated at a bay of the Atlantic, not far away from the Rushbrooke Station ( 6 minutes walk).
To the Cobh center you need about 15 minutes walk along the sea shore or along the street. It's a clean accomodation with a big citchen, which you can use to make your staying more comfortable. The big garden, outlooking to the bay, offers the opportunity for a rest.
Thanks Gerd, happy to have you stay again. I will have a chair for you next time.
Alvern was very accommodating with me when I had to adjust my check-in at the last minute. She remained open, friendly, and generous during my stay. She went out of her way to provide high quality ingredients to supplement my meals (I'm speaking specifically about a type of muesli which I grew to absolutely love and now miss).
I was provided a tablet/laptop for personal use for the duration of my stay - that was QUITE nice, and reflective of Alvern's willingness to provide an exceptional experience.
The house is very large, and very warm. Alvern keeps a "cool room" that avoids the direct sunlight, which she uses as storage (for example, for bananas, so they don't ripen within a day).
As I recall, there's no cable connection for the TV, but Alvern has kept a charming movie collection and so was able to entertained myself on two occasions where I was restless but the town had shut down.
True to Alvern's word, the house is a short walk from the center of Cobh, and quite close to a train that can take you into Cork city. If you plan on visiting Cork from here, I emphatically recommend you USE THE TRAIN. Driving to and parking in Cork was one of the most distasteful experiences I've had in a very long time.
All in all, a great room, and a great experience.
A pleasure to have hosted you Sean. I hope your next experience in Cork city will be much better. Another option is that you can take advantage of the park and ride at the Black Ash park and ride service.
I had a very nice stay at Alvern's home in Cobh. There are great views over the estuary, and it's a nice walk/cycle/drive to the centre of the town. Alvern was really hospitable, and I had use of the kitchen. All in all, a super stay for the week.
Great having you around Tim.
alverns, house is a nice 15-20 min walk from the centre of cobh nice and quiet and clean, alvern was a pleasant host I enjoyed my stay thanks....mark
My pleasure Mark :-)
Alvern was nice to deal with and left the home in fine condition.
It was very nice having Alvern stay with us – all the way from rainy County Cork, Ireland! She was a very gracious and courteous visitor.
She joined us for oatmeal one morning and shared a little of her history with us, which we found very interesting.
Alvern was with us for over a week - enough time to have survived the recent Arctic Vortex! She was very quiet (we hardly knew she was here) and she left the space immaculate.
Alvern is welcome back any time.
Alvern and her family stayed at our home in Dublin for Christmas 2013 and they were great guests! Alvern is an excellent communicator, very easy going, and took very good care of the house. I recommend hosts everywhere to welcome Alvern!