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Light-Filled Coastal Irish Home with Open Plan

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House as seen from the top of the driveway


Last updated: 08/03/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

West Cork Holiday Home - Welcome.

This self-catered, detached, beautiful family home is set on its own private lawn and landscaped grounds. A five minute car drive from the renowned West Cork villages of Glandore and Rosscarbery, the house overlooks the charming Roury valley and river.

Featuring four bedrooms: three doubles (1 master en-suite) and one w/2-twin beds, the house can accommodate 8 persons very comfortably.

The open-plan, ground floor incorporates a superior, hand-crafted kitchen furnished with solid-pine timber cupboards, black granite countertops and island unit, integrated appliances, and many more extras.

Positioned conveniently next to the kitchen is the open plan Dining Area which overlooks a lawn, wild meadow and a preserved forest at the bottom and side of the hill.

A large open-plan Lounge Area with high ceiling, solid-timber flooring and open, stone-faced, wood-burning fireplace provides exceptional levels of natural light, beautiful views, and access to a 12 by 12 foot stoned patio through large French doors.

At the top of the driveway a large garden overlooks the house.

Other features include:
*Ground floor television and music room.
*Fully fitted utility room upstairs.
*Downstairs shower room and toilet.
*Outdoor basketball
*Barbecue on patio w/furniture
*Badmitton/Volleyball on lawn

Heating is provided from three separate sources:
*Solid fuel fireplace.
*Comfortable under-floor heating in tiled areas.
*Oil-fired central heating, water-filled radiators throughout.

Keywords: newly constructed, detached with garden and large yard, private driveway, rural setting,outdoor patio with barbecue grill, outdoor basketball court, volleyball/badmitton net in yard.

Please be advised we also rent a studio apartment above the detached garage which sleeps two. To insure a renter's privacy is respected we limit studio renter's property access to the detached garage and parking driveway. The studio, #982673 , is also available to rent for larger groups who want the house and need more room.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) A folding crib stores in the attic but is available on a per need basis., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two Futons in TV room fold down into double beds when you are in a pinch....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Overlooks Roury Valley and a Preserved Forest that surrounds a meadow which drops down the and natural setting....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Saturday


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiators, underfloor heating in tiled areas: kitchen and bathrooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels only...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    A wood-burning stove with glass door in the living room provides additional heat plus the aesthetics of an open fire....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    A closed, wood-burning stove with a glass door affords an economical, enviromentally-friendly, and aesthetically-pleasing way to stay warm....moreless


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
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Dec-Jan .. €800/week.
Feb-May .. €700/week.
Jun ...... €800/week.
Jul-Aug .. €850/week.
Sep ...... €800/week.
Bank holidays, weekend, and mid-week rates upon request.

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cork International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hayes in Glandore
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Skibereen Country Club
31 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rosscarbery or Glandore
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
The Warren

Car: Recommended

Nearby Glandore Harbor is a most scenic harbor where sailing boats large and small set anchor. Glandore Inn, tucked into a hill with the rest of the village, offers outdoor tables and chairs from which you look down at the harbor while sipping a most glorious pint of Guinness, a must while the afternoon drifts into evening. Drombeg circle, an incredible remain from the Bronze Age, is a national monument and literally a two minute drive from the house on the way to Glandore. Kinsale is 40 minutes to the west and Killarney 2 hours to the northeast ( A bird could do it in 30 minutes but winding roads is the price you pay for dramatic landscapes on breathtaking peninsulas like Beara and Dingle). Skibereeen Golf course, a twenty minute drive, offers 18 wonderful holes. The local pitch and putt course on the Warren (our 5 star blue beach) in Rosscarbery is a par 3 course which affords an incredible view of the sea while you fine tune your short game. Clonakilty, a twenty minute drive on the N71 heading east, offers a sensational live music venue at DeBara's Pub. Hill walking, sailing, golf, fishing, horseback riding, are all very accessible and loads of fun. Excellent restaurants that use the finest local produce abound.You can not buy fresher fish anywhere that the local fish shop in Union Hall. The single lane, hair-raising bridge you cross to get into Union Hall was featured in the classic Irish film, War of the Buttons. Rooury Glen, over which the house sits, is your quintessential Irish landscape.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: While Sile and I call Brooklyn our primary residence, Sile was born and raised in County Wicklow, Ireland. Numerous trips 'home' demanded we find a 'derelict cottage' for ourselves near the family. The 'Tiger' arrived and prices skyrocketed around Dublin and into Co. Wicklow . Dejected, we went to visit friends in West Cork for a weekend.

Why the Owner Chose Rosscarbery:
A Saturday morning drive brought us to the site on which Derry sits today. Needless to say we impulsively purchased the land the day after we saw it in 1998. By 2001 the house, designed by my brother who is a builder here in the states, was constructed but unfinished. In the summer of 2001 my two brothers and brother-in-law, and his brother all arrived with partners and family to partake in an Amish-like-construction, communal, work/vacation holiday. It was hugely successful as wide pitch pine boards were layed, doors hung, trim ('architrive') applied, garage deck constructed, and a kitchen installed.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The kitchen cabinets were designed and constructed by my brother in Connecticut and imported in a container to the site. We think the kitchen is the finest feature of the house while the wood flooring, with its wide, pitch-pine boards from Honduras, is a close second. The plan is open which allows plentiful light to fill the house. We hope you appreciate the finishing details which reflect the craftmanship my brothers and extended crew brought to the job. I will be forever grateful for their contribution.

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Speaks: english

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  • House as seen from the top of the driveway

    House as seen from the top of the driveway

  • always time for a walk

    always time for a walk

  • 2 of 3- Master Bedroom

    2 of 3- Master Bedroom

  • Bathroom off of upstairs hallway landing

    Bathroom off of upstairs hallway landing

  • 2 of 2- Upstairs bedroom with double bed

    2 of 2- Upstairs bedroom with double bed

  • Kitchen


  • 1 of 3-master bedroom

    1 of 3-master bedroom

  • 3 of 3- Master Bedroom

    3 of 3- Master Bedroom

  • 1 of 2-Upstairs bedroom with double bed

    1 of 2-Upstairs bedroom with double bed

  • Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

    Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

VRBO #74378

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Date last modified - Thursday, August 20, 2015

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