Sweet Cottage on a Headland -Beside a Beautiful Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way

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view of watchtower with Galley head in the distance


Last updated: 10/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

West Cottage is a unique 3 bedroom cottage nestled in the outstandingly beautiful surroundings of the Seven Heads, West Cork.

The cottage sleeps 7 people and if extra room is needed our Coach House can be rented.


An open plan sitting room & kitchen downstairs is floored with rustic slate and beautiful rugs & overlooks the a stunning vista of rolling West Cork countryside.

Kitchen contains all mod cons and cooking utensils.

Two steps lead up to a charming dining area which can comfortably seat 8 people (see Catering notes below!)

Next to this is a double bedroom with a window leading outside into the herb garden.

Upstairs to the left is the second bedroom which contains both double and single beds.
From here a small stone balcony has steps leading down into the garden and overlooking the rolling hills and Maloney’s beach.

Along the corridor upstairs is a bathroom including both a bath and a shower.

Beside this lies the master bedroom which has a a breathtaking view of the surrounding hillsides.

All double beds are king size & the duvets & pillows are all feather & down.

For those who can’t totally embrace the seclusion of wild West Cork, we have WIFI set up in the cottage free of charge so you can keep in touch with the outside world!

To make booking restaurants etc. easier we also provide you with a free landline to call other landlines in UK & Ireland, free of charge :)


** (advance booking for this is essential) **

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner are all available, just ask Gilly for more information & pricing!

We use our own organically minded, fresh produce from our garden & locally sourced meat to create some utterly delicious food.

All allergies & dietary requirements can be catered to.

Or, If you'd just prefer dinner, a delicious 3 course meal with locally reared meat & vegetables plucked straight from our organically minded garden is €30 per person.

We can serve food in the comfort of the Cottage.
You can save a fortune on restaurant-priced wine by drinking your own bottles at dinner!

For sample menus, photos & reviews check our FB page by searching for Dunworley Cottage.


For extra accommodation we also have a coach house (VRBO Listing 42688) which sleeps three and has one bedroom on a balcony overlooking the sitting room which has a single bed in it. It also has a bathroom and a kitchen with all the necessary appliances in it. This can be booked at an extra cost.


Dunworley is on the breathtaking Seven Heads Peninsula, part of the Wild Atlantic Way route.

A sandy tidal beach lies just a moment's walk away and offers a tranquil swim, a rugged coastline climb, or just a wander around the beach.

The walks along our headland are absolutely incredible, with a 17th century watch tower, a secluded cove and a salt tower among it's delights.

The surrounding countryside is dotted with small colourful towns and villages, which provide a range of food from irish pub grub to high restaurant quality standard.

Clonakilty, the home of Michael Collins, is just seven miles from the cottage and has a wide variety of delicious restaurants and, in particular, a traditional Irish pub where many renowned bands play, De Barra's.
There is also the spoiling Incheydoney Spa with an indoor sea water pool and a thalassic health spa.

Bandon and Lisselan offer great golf clubs - Bandon (18 holes) and Lisselan (six holes).

Bandon also offers fishing on the sea trout and salmon river, day passes are available.
Kilcoleman fishery is well worth the day.

You can follow the Wild Atlantic Way from Dunworley to Kinsale for a stunning drive.

Be it during the day for some sightseeing (from 17th century forts to rugged walks along the headlands Kinsale is a haven for tourists) or by night for an uplifting irish experience, lively pubs host some excellent bands.

Courtmacsherry is another beautiful harbour town, just 5 miles away and has sailing, riding, sea fishing, and windsurfing facilities along the beautiful strand.

Barryroe Co-Op is the nearest shop, 2.5 miles away.

And the nearest pub is 1.5 miles away.

Keywords: Cottage, Wild Atlantic Way, The Gathering, Beach, Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We sadly can't have pets in the houses because some renters have allergies :(...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We have delicious, organically grown seasonal fruit , vegetables, free range eggs, pickles , jams etc which are all available for purchase! They make great presents for those you've left at home!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have a few DVDs for you to enjoy :)...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    You can have dinner served to you in your own dining area- just speak to Gilly when enquiring....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Free WIFI!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI provided free of charge ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Calls to landlines in both Ireland and England provided free of charge from the cottage's phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available:

    Gilly is a professional chef, creating some incredibly delicious food with produce fresh from our organically minded garden. Just ask Gilly about having an unforgettable dinner- or more if you'd like!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The balcony outside the triple bedroom overlooks Gilly's beautiful vegetable garden & beyond that, the undulating hills of Dunworley....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are 2 gardens for your use: The first has a tall fence surrounding it for privacy & is perfect for relaxing outside. The second is below the balcony & has a clothes line for your use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ for those hot summery days!...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
€600 €2,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning, Gas & Electric €100
  • Taxes Not included


A deposit of 50% of total cost must be received before cottage will be reserved for you.

The 2nd 50% must be paid on arrival.

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Last updated: 10/24/2015
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Owner info

About the owner: I own a small holding in West Cork which I farm organically. I have two cottages on the land which I rent out.

Why the Owner Chose Clonakilty:
Dunworley is somewhere that we used to visit a lot, being the most beautiful beach in Ireland! The property used to be the famous organic restaurant, Dunworley Cottage Restaurant, where we we would often eat. When it came on the market we fell in love and moved here with our family to start out own organic small holding. We couldn't resist having the most breathtaking vistas on our doorstep!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can have a delicious gourmet dinner cooked by a professional chef. Incomparable walks on the Seven Heads Peninsula (on the Wild Atlantic Way) with incredible views.

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Speaks: english, french



  • view of watchtower with Galley head in the distance

    view of watchtower with Galley head in the distance

  • Panoramic View of the headland

    Panoramic View of the headland

  • Ask us about catered option for your holiday :)

    Ask us about catered option for your holiday :)

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Dunworley


  • 17th Century Watch Tower

    17th Century Watch Tower

  • Maloneys strand,Dunworley

    Maloneys strand,Dunworley

  • Sample Breakfast Menu. Read our reviews to learn more!

    Sample Breakfast Menu. Read our reviews to learn more!

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Bedroom with a double and a single bed

    Bedroom with a double and a single bed

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • A December Sunset

    A December Sunset

  • view from a cave on Dunworley beach

    view from a cave on Dunworley beach

  • Timoleague Abbey, founded in 1240 for the Franciscan monks.

    Timoleague Abbey, founded in 1240 for the Franciscan monks.

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Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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