We're all about nature here in Myrtleville House, love to get out and about and enjoy the world around us.
Mark is a lovely and helpful host and his annexe cottage is cute, quirky and comfortable. He gave us homemade honey, fresh eggs, veggies and herbs so we could cook up a breakfast feast. He recommended us a couple of places to include on our trip and was a generous, kind and interesting individual! Our only regret was not having longer to stay!!! X
Staying with Mark was amazing.
It was four of us and we rented out the little cottage out the back. It is very rustic and rural and so true to nature. We picked a carrot from the green house, watched the bees and explored beautiful Myrtlebeach. Mark is seriously one of the nicest and most welcoming hosts I've ever had. He was uncomplicated, kind and warm. The breakfast he provided of fresh bread, eggs, homemade jams, cheeses, butter and veggies beats any B&B. If you found this place, get excited, you are in for a real treat. This is a true experience. Thank you for everything Mark, we will be coming back for sure.
And Tom, Silvia and Dario.
we were traveling with our 9yo kids and overall had a good experience. The house is big (2 dble bedroom & 1 single) and authentic; I guess it was a former farm reconverted ages ago.
Mark did everything he could to facilitate our stay. Breakfast was provided, a very old heater was always kept warm, and he gave us couple of good advice. Mark was easy to access and very kind to us.
It is not a 5* hotel but it a true, authentic and kind 3 days week end.
we definitely recommend it.
Lovely host. Running a great place for a summer experience of a beautiful art of Ireland . Thanks mark
I really enjoyed my stay with Mark. He was an outstanding and very accommodating host. He accepted me on a very late arrival (1 am in the morning after a flight delay), provide a quiet and warm environment, with excellent internet connection - all of which I needed for writing. I was left alone and able to prepare my breakfast as I wanted. There was fresh food from the gardens provided, which I really enjoyed.
The house is a charming old country house, perhaps a bit rambling and untidy for some.There are some scenic walks along the coast and Crosshaven looks to be an atmospheric village (although I only visited for grocery shopping). I visited in October, but it must be spectacular in the summer months.
Mark was a wonderful host. Our first day thee we were welcomed by his dad Jim who sat with us and told us about the area , places to see, and a great local restaurant with in walking distance. Our first morning Jim's wife Emily made us a wonderful traditional Irish breakfast, the other days Mark made us breakfast, which was also very tasty, fresh caught mackerel, caught the night before by Mark, fresh honey from Marks own bee hives, and homemade blackberry jam.
We took Mark and his dad's advice and hike the Ballycotton Cliff Walk, beautiful area.
The Myrtleville House itself could use some TLC, the pictures posted were more of the main house not really where we stayed. The room we stayed in was spacious the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was old and needs to be updated. We did have hot water though.
We love the hospitality that Mark and his family provided, but we felt that Myrtleville House could use a good cleaning.
I had an amazing time at Myrtleville House. Mark is a super friendly and sweet guy and I could not have felt more at home. The place is just great. If you're into spick and span B&B's this might not be for you, but the areas where you actually will be in are clean and where else will you get fresh eggs and berries directly from the garden in the mornings? I enjoyed the area very much with nice walks along the sea and just generally relaxing and wondering if it might not be time for me to move away from the city and get chickens and a polytunnel of my own. Thank you so much Mark!
Mark is a very friendly host. We were like at home with his very good breakfast and free access to the luxuriant garden.
A great location and an interesting place to stay. Mark is a talented and attentive host and we really appreciated seeing and tasting his garden. The beach is wonderful and the homey environment was welcoming. We are grateful to Mark helping us, when we left our camera. He sent it to a hotel we subsequently stayed at. The breakfast was unique and delicious.
Myrtleville House was amazing!
Mark was helpful from the get-go. His correspondence pre-trip was a huge asset in our Ireland trip planning stage. Once getting near to the farm house we were thrilled with the genuine and friendly locals. The lack of a cell phone that would not work was not stressful at all, as Cronin's Pub in Crosshaven freely offered use of their personal cell phone to contact our host Marc. WOW!
I was thrilled to be greeted be Millie, Poppy and later Alice, the three pups that are part of the welcoming committee.
The location of Myrtleville House was perfect for easy access to many of Irelands hidden treasures, Ballycotton Cliff Walk is a must, as is the church ruins above Crosshaven. The beach access is within walking distance and fine dining at Bunnyconnellan was outstanding.
Mark's home is spacious, comfortable, and welcoming. When one thinks bed & breakfast you will pleasantly surprised with the "spread" that Mark offers to get the day started, farm fresh duck eggs! Farm fresh tomatoes! Farm fresh logan berries! Irish cheeses, and fresh bread, YUM!
We were thrilled to be included in a late night gathering of Mark's friends and family. It was a true cultural experience we will never forget.
As far as our large en-suite room, the bed! SOOOoo comfy!
We would highly recommend this as a stay over for anyone visiting the Southern part of Ireland or flying in or out of Cork Airport.
Thank you for a wonderful visit!
~C&E (Coeur d'Alene Idaho, USA)
Mark is a good natured person. We enjoyed the family's stay with us.