Visit create.airbnb.com »
Thanks for taking the time to report this user.
Your participation helps keep Airbnb a safe and trusted
community, and it doesn't go unnoticed!
I am a potter living with my husband (a carpenter), and three daughters in the Hudson Valley of New York. My husband is from Ireland, and the farmhouse at Shronagree is our beloved home away from home.
Caroline has completed online and offline ID verification.
Learn more »
We had absolutely lovely (month-long) stay. The location is ideal for exploring West Cork. The Shronagree home is spacious and charming, with artistic touches and an eye toward family. It is wonderfully remote, 1.25 miles up a windy lane lined blackberry bushes. Our kids loved running around the 8 acres, birding, kicking a soccer ball, picking blackberries, swinging on the rope swing. We were welcomed with fruit and semi-stocked refrigerator (thank you!). The plates and bowls (gorgeous!) are all hand made by Caroline, the owner. Ruth, the caretaker, was terrific, responding quickly to any needs or questions. That said, there were several maintenance issues with the home, small, but unable to be fixed until we had cleared out. All in all we had a fantastic and memorable stay.
We have just returned from a wonderful two week stay at Shronagree. We arrived late at night and were intrigued by the long drive up to the house on the rough road but as soon as we turned the key we were struck by the place. It had a special atmosphere and the personality and creativity of the owners shone through in each room. We were delighted with the spaciousness of the house and our three little girls loved their room and had great fun with all the Teddy's and games scattered throughout. The master bedroom was really great and the spacious ensuite with the lovely old style roll top bath. The living area and kitchen is utterly charming with a fantastic range style cooker obviously used to some home cooking for large gatherings, great well used big casserole dishes, heavy frying pans and lots of baking equipment. We enjoyed our morning tea outside overlooking the surrounding countryside, the kitchen door leads out to a nice warm sun trap. The kids had hours of fun on the lovely homemade swing which hangs from the lovely big tree just out front. It's just a short drive to Ballydehob where we picked up our daily bread from Hudson's health store, had the occasional pint in Levi's or Rosie's and travelled just a short distance to Schull for a little more action. It's a perfect spot to explore the whole area from clonakilty, Baltimore, Lough hyne all the way out the other direction to Golleen, barley cove and Mizen head. Shronagree is a very special place and we hope to return again someday.
This is a marvellous and big house on a great location. The house is inspiring and far removed from the average standard holiday home. The caretaker is a very nice person.