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Delightful Waterside House and Cottage Idyllic Location in West Cork - House

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Last updated: 11/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 accommodation for six adults, the house and cottage at Traharta provides an ideal centre for larger groups eg a group of 10 people can be accommodated 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Second bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Third bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                Master bedroom...moreless

              • 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

                  • Bargain flights to Cork and car hire are available, eg currently with Aer Lingus. The fridge has a good 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 has a supply of literature and introductions can be arranged if required....moreless

                  Entertainment

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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural
                  • Waterfront

                  Natural Features

                      • Private Island

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Coal and wood provided...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        WiFi available free...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

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

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Late Autumn
                          Nov 9 - Dec 20, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €85 €95
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €460

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Christmas/New Year
                          Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €95 €105
                          Thu, Fri, Sat
                          €525

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Winter
                          Jan 11 - Mar 28, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €75 €85
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €375 €1,200

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Early Spring
                          Mar 29 - May 16, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €95 €100
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €495 €1,400

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Early Summer
                          May 17 - Jun 20, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €100 €110
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €570

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Summer
                          Jun 21 - Aug 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €720
                          Late Summer
                          Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • cleaning/laundry per wee €80
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
                          • Pet Fee €25
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The 25% booking deposit is refundable if the property is re-let. The balance is due four weeks before arrival. A 150 euro per week security deposit is also payable with the balance. The cost of utilities(electricity and oil used),breakages and any additional cleaning (20 euros per hour) will be deducted from this and the balance returned within two weeks of the end of your stay.


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                          Location

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

                          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 surrounded by green fields and dairy cattle. A perfect place to relax and get away. The environment is one of the cleanest in Europe. It is a paradise for photographers and artists, because of the 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. Google for special deals on flights and car rentals which are usually available. The location is surrounded by tourist activities 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

                          About the owner: Graham and Cecilia Shenton live in Swindon, Wiltshire in the UK. Graham grew up in Australia and spent his working life in electronics in Australia, Europe and the USA. Cecilia is a physiotherapist who still practices on her patients who can manage to get up to her treatment room in the attic.

                          Why the Owner Chose Skibbereen:
                          We were staying with friends in Castletownshend and saw Traharta for the first time one wet Saturday morning. We walked down the steps from the car park to the rocks, looked at each other and said, 'we`ve not seen the house yet, but we`re going to buy it'. We`ve never regretted it.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Location to die for. Difficult to appreciate until have been there, but just amazing at all times of the year.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • House, Lunch on the Patio

                            House, Lunch on the Patio

                          • House, Dining and Living area

                            House, Dining and Living area

                          • House Entrance lobby, kitchen galley and hallway to bedrooms

                            House Entrance lobby, kitchen galley and hallway to bedrooms

                          • House,one of the two twin bedrooms

                            House,one of the two twin bedrooms

                          • View from House and Cottage over bay and Horse Island

                            View from House and Cottage over bay and Horse Island

                          • Cottage, Patio and ground floor entrance

                            Cottage, Patio and ground floor entrance

                          • Cottage Kitchen

                            Cottage Kitchen

                          • Cottage, Main Bedroom

                            Cottage, Main Bedroom

                          • Cottage, Bathroom sink and toilet

                            Cottage, Bathroom sink and toilet

                          • Typical evening light over the bay and islands at Traharta

                            Typical evening light over the bay and islands at Traharta

                          • Front Garden Traharta House and Cottage

                            Front Garden Traharta House and Cottage

                          • Traharta House - Dining on the Terrace

                            Traharta House - Dining on the Terrace

                          • House, view through the front door.

                            House, view through the front door.

                          • 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

                          • Cottage front steps and balcony

                            Cottage front steps and balcony

                          • Cottage,view inside kitchen and dining area to bay and islands

                            Cottage,view inside kitchen and dining area to bay and islands

                          • Cottage dining area

                            Cottage dining area

                          • Cottage Second Bedroom

                            Cottage Second Bedroom

                          • Cottage bathroom, bath and shower

                            Cottage bathroom, bath and shower

                          • Traharta House - steps from parking area  to Terrace

                            Traharta House - steps from parking area to Terrace

                          • Cottage Living Room

                            Cottage Living Room

                          • Secret Beach - 200m from Traharta house and cottage

                            Secret Beach - 200m from Traharta house and cottage

                          €75 - €110 per night (EUR)
                          8

                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 11/23/2014
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