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

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Traharta House and Cottage from the water

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.

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

A complete restoration of a traditional Irish farm cottage has produced this most delightful modern accommodation of great charm and character. A careful design of the living areas has produced a spacious feel with good natural lighting and heating. The living and dining areas on the first floor enjoy lovely views over the Traharta strand, its sheltered bay and the many nearby Islands. The glass panneled front door to this area allow the views to be enjoyed from inside while the balcony provides a vantage point outside. The fully fitted kitchen is neat and spacious and a fireplace with a Morso stove provides a focal point for the open plan beamed upstairs area. Downstairs are two snug sleeping rooms each equipped with two comfortable single beds each. The modern bathroom contains a bath and shower and the utility room is equipped with a modern washing machine and dryer.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 65 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single, 2 baby crib

    1,2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    3...moreless

  • 1. Room with two comfortable single beds, dressing table and hanging space. Window overlooking patio. One door leading to Bedroom 2. 2 Cots are available on request. 3 Similar size to Bedroom 1 with two comfortable single beds. Window overlooking patio. Access to ground floor front door, bedroom 1, stairs to upstairs and door to utility room and bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1...moreless

  • 1. Clean modern bathroom with tiled floor good natural light, ventilation and heating....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Look for bargain flights to Cork and car hire eg currently with Aer Lingus. Our Sky box provides free to air channels and radio. Bring your own Sky card and watch all your favourite programmes. Wheelchair access downstairs only. Elderly who can manage one flight of stairs will have no problem....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

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
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

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

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 17 - Jun 20, 2015
4 night min stay
€80 €90
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
€420

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

€490
Late Summer
Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2015
7 night min stay

€425

Changeover Day: Saturday

Autimn
Oct 4 - Nov 14, 2015
4 night min stay
€75
€435
Late Autumn
Nov 15 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
€70
€410
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2016
4 night min stay
€80
€485

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning/laundry per wk €60
  • Pet Fee €25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit €100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A deposit of 25% of the total letting cost is due at booking. The balance plus a security deposit of E100 per week to is due four weeks before arrival. Linen is provided. Towels are available on request. The cost of electricity, any breakages, extra cleaning etc will be deducted from the security deposit and the balance refunded within two weeks of your stay.

The 25% booking deposit is refundable if the cottage is relet. The 75% balance plus the 100 euro security deposit are payable one month before arrival. The security deposit less the cost of electricity, any breakages and extra cleaning (at 20 euros per hour) will be refunded 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 Cottage:
Location to die for. Difficult to appreciate until have been there, but just amazing at all times of the year.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Traharta House and Cottage from the water

    Traharta House and Cottage from the water

  • 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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

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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/20/2015
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