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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Skibbereen house description

The architect designed Bauhaus style house features a large front, a sheltered side patio and a paved terrace roof,all with wonderful views over the water. The open plan entrance, dining and living areas have counter top connection to a galley kitchen. One large double and two twin bedrooms have french door access to the front patio equipped with luxurious furniture providing a relaxing place to enjoy the clean air, breath-taking scenery and local birds,seals and fish.
The restored 18century farm cottage provides charming accommodation for 4. Its beamed open plan first floor contains dining,living and kitchen areas all of which enjoy the same views over the water as the house. Downstairs are two bedrooms a bathroom, a utility room and a private front patio for the cottage.
Although literally right on the water both properties are sheltered and enjoyable at all seasons of the year. They share a well maintained one acre garden filled with local and semi-tropical plants.


Further Details of Possible Local Activities : Excellent walking is available eg cliff top, rain-forest above Lough Hyne, Iron Age Fort Knock Drum above Castletownsend,etc. There are undisturbed archaeological sites, including ancient copper mines, Stone Tumuli eg Drombeg stone circle. Excellent local bird and whale watching.
Bicycles can be rented in Skibbereen, the quiet local roads are ideal for cycling. Try the trail above Loch Hyne
Boat trips are available for fishing and whalewatching. Good salmon and trout fishing in season.
A local kayak school teaches kayaking to all levels.
There are diving and sailing schools in Baltimore(10 miles). A ferry runs from Baltimore to Clear Island.
Golfers, Skibbereen has an excellent 18 hole course.There are also well know courses at nearby Glengarriff, Dunmore,Clonakilty and the Old Head of Kinsale. Many local gardens are open to visitors and the area is a paradise for photographers and artists because of the clean air and superb light. Local guides can be introduced

Available by Car: A great many places of scenic interest are within easy reach. East the coastal inlets are attractive and exploring the small local roads is rewarding. Small places can be found for refreshments. eg Unionhall and Glandore are within 30-45 minutes. West the road to Mizen Head takes you through places such as Ballydehob, Schull, Crookhaven and Goleen. This road leads to the site of Marconi`s first radio transmission across the Altantic. North Bantry Bay and Bantry House are only 40 minutes by car and well worth seeing. 10 miles past Bantry is Glengarriff where you can take a ferry to the delightful Garnish Island Gardens. Glengarriff is also the entry point to the beautiful Beara peninsular. Alternatively from Glengariff you can travel due north to Kenmare, the Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry. There are also a good number of artists and craft workers in the area whose studios can be visited. Details at the Tourist Office in Skibbereen

Activities and Guest Comments : Many activities including seaching for ancestors are available through local guides and tours. Let us know your interests and we will either put you in touch with a them or make arrangements for you.

Horse riding is available in Rosscarbury and there are local Spas and beauticians to pamper you.

One Italian guest who arrived late at night and only saw the view from his bedroom window in the morning, came into breakfast and said 'They said I would be staying in a nice place,but no-one told me it would be paradise!'

Many people have arrived in Traharta stressed with pressures of work etc. and found that somehow things get into perspective just sitting on the front patio and taking everything in.

House: Skibbereen, County Cork Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 17860ha

In addition to providing very adequate accomodation for six adults, the house and cottage at Traharta provides an ideal centre for larger groups eg a group of up to 10 people can be accomodated in the house and cottage. The cottage is perfect for two adults and two children or four adults who do not require a second fully enclosed bedroom. For larger groups eg up to 13 to 18 people Seagull Cottage (Holiday Rentals 405898 sleeps 6 adults) is available. It is only three minutes walk from the other two Traharta properties and provides modern luxury accomodation.

Property Type

  • House
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Second bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • Note there is 1 large double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, all with comfortable beds. There are also 2 cots for babies that can be provided on request. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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              • Each twin bedroom has its own bathroom with bath(tub), shower, basin and toilet. The basins are surrounded by luxuriously large surface areas the full width of the bathroom....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The fridge has a reasonably sized efficient freezer section. The garage is not available for cars, but there is adequate car parking for several cars on the private drive at the front of the house.  The garden is an acre in total, with good stretches of grass for activities. The flat roof of the house is paved and provides an excellent higher level viewing platform over the area,but small children must be supervised.    Satelite and Sky box provide free to air channels and radio. Bring your own Sky card and watch all your favourite programmes. Many local guides and guided tours are available. The house contains a supply of literature and introductions can be arranged if required....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Video Game Console
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • VCR

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Playground
                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Live Theater

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                      • Beach

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Paragliding
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Cycling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Telephone
                          • Clothes Dryer

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Freezer
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven

                          Outside

                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Patio
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Golf

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jun 22 - Aug 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €750
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 31 - Oct 4, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €650
                              Autumn
                              Oct 5 - Nov 8, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              €95 €100
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              €550
                              Late Autumn
                              Nov 9 - Dec 20, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €85 €95
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              €495
                              Christmas/New Year
                              Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              €95 €105
                              Thu, Fri, Sat
                              €525

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Bookings can be made with a 20% deposit, refundable if the property is re-let. The balance is due four weeks before arrival. A 100 euro per week security deposit is payable with the balance. The cost of utilities(electricity and oil used),breakages and any additional cleaning will be deducted from this and the balance returned within two weeks of the end of your stay.


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                              Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                              Location

                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Ring of Skiddy,Cork,Ireland
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Cork
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Cork
                              100 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Traharta
                              1.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Lils and Mary Annes, Castletownshend
                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Skibbereen
                              1.5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Mary Annes, Castletownshend

                              Car: Necessary

                              Traharta or 'strand' is opposite Horse Island at the entrance to Castletownshend Harbour on the South West coast of Ireland. It`s unique location on the water is sounded by green fields and dairy cattle.An ideal place to relax and get away from it all. The environment is one of the cleanest and least spoilt in Europe and is a paradise for photographers and artists, because of subtly changing lighting and sun filled evenings. The property has its own steps to the rocks and beach. Is only 1.5 miles from Castletownshend, 4 miles from the active historic market town of Skibbereen and 50 miles from Cork and its International Airport. The location is surrounded by tons of tourist interests including golf, sailing, canoeing, diving, walking, whale and bird watching and gardens. Places to visit include Sherkin and Cape Clear Islands, Mizen Head, Schull, Bantry and the the Bera peninsular, Glengarriff, Garinish Island, and even Kenmare and the Ring of Kerry are accessable in a day trip

                              Other Activities: Observing life in the rock pools, visiting local archeological sites,kayaking,whale watching

                              Golf: Skibbereen Golf Course has 18 attractive and variously challenging holes. It is a public course open to non-members and is located on the Baltimore Road just outside Skibbereen.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1994


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • House, Lunch on the Patio

                                House, Lunch on the Patio

                              • House, Back garden from living area

                                House, Back garden from living area

                              • House, Dining and Living area

                                House, Dining and Living area

                              • House Entrance lobby, kitchen galley and hallway

                                House Entrance lobby, kitchen galley and hallway

                              • House,one of the two twin bedrooms

                                House,one of the two twin bedrooms

                              • Main Entrance, Cottage and parking area

                                Main Entrance, Cottage and parking area

                              • Cottage front steps and balcony

                                Cottage front steps and balcony

                              • Cottage,view inside living area to bay and islands

                                Cottage,view inside living area to bay and islands

                              • Cottage dining area

                                Cottage dining area

                              • Cottage, Main Bedroom

                                Cottage, Main Bedroom

                              • Cottage, Bathroom sink and toilet

                                Cottage, Bathroom sink and toilet

                              • House and patio from bottom of front steps

                                House and patio from bottom of front steps

                              • House, View through front door.

                                House, View through front door.

                              • House, Front garden

                                House, Front garden

                              • House Master bedroom with office area

                                House Master bedroom with office area

                              • House, one of two bathrooms with bath and shower

                                House, one of two bathrooms with bath and shower

                              • Traharta House and Cottage from the water

                                Traharta House and Cottage from the water

                              • View from House and Cottage over bay and islands

                                View from House and Cottage over bay and islands

                              • Cottage, Patio and ground floor entrance

                                Cottage, Patio and ground floor entrance

                              • Cottage Kitchen

                                Cottage Kitchen

                              • Cottage,living area

                                Cottage,living area

                              • Cottage Second Bedroom

                                Cottage Second Bedroom

                              • Cottage bathroom, bath and shower

                                Cottage bathroom, bath and shower

                              • Wonderful light over the sea at Traharta

                                Wonderful light over the sea at Traharta

                              €85 - €107 per night (EUR)
                              8

                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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