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Traharta House and Cottage from the water

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Skibbereen cottage 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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 65 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper
          • Car Available

          Suitability

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

          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

              • 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
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              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 4 people

                      General

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

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Deck / Patio

                      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

                          €525

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                          €450
                          Autumn
                          Oct 5 - Nov 8, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          €75 €85
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €395
                          Late Autumn
                          Nov 9 - Dec 20, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €70 €80
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €345
                          Christmas/New Year
                          Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €80 €85
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €425

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          A deposit of 20% of the total letting cost is required for booking. The balance is due four weeks before arrival. A security deposit of E75 per week is required to cover utility bills, breakages and any extra cleaning required. Linen is provided. Towels are available on request. The cost of the electricity used will be deducted from the security deposit at the end of your stay.


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                          Last updated: 07/23/2014
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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

                          • Traharta House and Cottage from the water

                            Traharta House and Cottage from the water

                          • 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

                          • 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, 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

                          • 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

                          €64 - €85 per night (EUR)
                          5

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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