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West Cork Traditional Farmhouse with Games Barn, Ideal for Friends & Families

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Carrigacat Farmhouse with cottage and barn


Last updated: 04/21/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Carrigacat is a welcoming, comfortable, warm 3 bedroom farmhouse with a games room in the barn and a 1 bedroom cottage. Ideal for a holiday with friends, friends with families, extended families, family or just a couple. There is plenty of space in the field for a tent or a bouncy castle for the children. Children welcome and suitable for seniors. The view from the house looks south across the countryside towards Barleycove, a fabulous sandy beach. The Atlantic Ocean surrounds us on three sides as we are on a peninsula. Mizen Head, Ireland’s most south westerly point, has a beautiful rugged landscape of accessible mountains, cliffs, sandy beaches, small rocky fields & friendly villages. The house is surrounded by rocky fields with abundant wild flowers and almost an acre of lawn edged with escallonia and fuchsia giving plenty of space for children to play. Although it is only 4 km from Goleen village, it seems to be in a world of its own. Carrigacat is a traditional West Cork farmhouse with 2’ stone walls; restored, retaining much of its original character; it is simply furnished with all mod cons, a fitted kitchen in house. 1 bathroom with shower and extra WC downstairs in house, 1 shower and WC in adjacent cottage, 1 WC in barn, orthopaedic beds, dining room, spacious lounge with open fire, Freeview TV. Free Wifi available in Goleen at The Heron's Cove.
Carricagat is ideal for families, extended families and groups of friends. There is a great feeling of space - very different from houses and apartments in the city. You can be yourself and not have to care what the neighbours think! Any amount of partying or children's play will be absorbed by the countryside. In the summer the terrace is ideal for barbeques or a party while the garden is a large expanse of mown grass edged by fuchsia, escallonia, brambles, heather and furze ideal for games and hide and seek. Although Carrigacat seems in a world of its own a five minute trip in the car takes you down to the stunning Barleycove Beach, Stony Beach, Cockle Strand and Chimney Strand. Another 5 minutes takes you to the cosmopolitan village, Crookhaven or the village caught in time, Goleen. The Mizen peninsula has world class scenery with cliffs, sandy beaches and small villages. None more spectacular than Mizen Head with the outstanding visitor attraction, Mizen Head Signal Station.


Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Ideal for children. It is in the countryside with no roads nearby. The field and surrounding hedges have plenty of space for play with freedom. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    including 2 single beds in Bunks...moreless

  • Bedroom in Cottage: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bed in cottage living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double 5’ bed (orthopaedic mattress) with views over Barleycove to the ocean. Bedroom 2 - children’s room 1 set bunks, 1 single bed. Bedroom 3 - 1 double 5’ bed (orthopaedic mattress) 1 single (orthopaedic mattress) Beds in Cottage 1 double (orthopaedic mattress), 1 single and 1 sofa bed Beds have lockers and bedside lights. Bedrooms have hanging and drawer storage. Bed linen and towels provided. Beds made up for your arrival....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 in main house: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2 in cottage: toilet, shower


  • Toilet in Barn: toilet


  • 1 bathroom (main house) downstairs – full size bath, separate shower, toilet, basin, immersion heater. 1 cloakroom (main house) - toilet & basin. 1 shower room (adjacent cottage) – 1 electric shower, toilet and basin. 1 toilet & basin (games barn)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Carrigacat is perfect for a holiday away from it all. Everything that you want for a comfortable, relaxing, satisfying vacation is here. If you need to keep in touch with the world you can with TV with free to air satellite. WiFi is available at The Heron's Cove in Goleen. You will have great fun in the games room, even if it is raining. If you want to travel out, there is plenty to do. The complete property has been recently refurbished to a high standard of comfort. Smoking allowed outside. Facilities locally: ATM/bank in Schull, Hospital in Bantry, Doctor’s surgery locally. Shopping Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, Bantry House, Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Mizen Head Signal Station, The Heron’s Cove Restaurant on Goleen Harbour; Glengarriff Golf Club, Bantry Golf Club, Skibbereen Golf Club; Whalewatch; Schull Equestrian Centre. View location: Google Earth 51deg 29'38.78'N 9deg 45' 52.87'W...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Freeview television ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate dining room next to kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Makes a good fire using peat briquettes, coal or logs. All available in the village or at the Creamery....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Table tennis and Exercise Bicycle in Barn...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    LED Electric heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wifi available at The Heron's Cove, Goleen and at Mizen Information and e-Centre in Goleen...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lounge seating 13 with Freeview TV on Flatscreen TV...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Saucepans, frying pans, dishes, roasting tins...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Freezer section on refrigerator...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full modern kitchen with breakfast table seating 4; porch next to kitchen with table seating 2. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven with grill...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, dishcloths, tea towels. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with freezer section...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric 4 ring hob...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

€500 €1,400
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7 night min stay

€500 €1,400
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
  • Cleaning €90
  • Taxes Not included


Electricity and telephone metered and paid for at end of stay. €200 deposit on booking. Balance paid 2 weeks before stay. €200 damage deposit paid with balance.

The damage deposit will be reimbursed after your stay. The metered charges will be taken from the security deposit.

€200 deposit at booking confirmation. Balance paid two weeks before arrival.

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120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
46 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
N71 Ballydehob Bantry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Carrigacat, Goleen, is located in the countryside near the end of Ireland’s most south westerly peninsula, Mizen Head, in beautiful West Cork. Local facilities include Goleen 4 km with The Heron’s Cove Restaurant and B&B, 4 pubs, butcher, a mini market with daily papers, greengrocer, post office, Mizen Information and e-Centre, Hot desks, West Cork Bouncy Castles. Crookhaven 4km with 3 pubs, 2 restaurants & shops, Mizen Head Signal Station 4 km with a cafe & gift shop. OSKA Outlet Store. Schull 20 min (restaurants, shops), Ballydehob, Bantry (40 min Golf & Bantry House) & Skibbereen (35 min. Golf and Heritage Centre) are our local towns, but Sheep’s Head, Beara, Glengarriff, Kenmare (1.25 h), Killarney (1.75 h) and the Ring of Kerry are all within easy touring distance. Activities include rook pooling, crab fishing, surfing, body boarding, fishing from piers & beach, hill walks, water sports, mussel & cockle picking, touring, cycling, horse riding, whale watching, relaxing with a pint. Or you can enjoy a glass of wine on the patio and the peace & quiet of home! Great house for a party with no neighbours to annoy! Night sky watching is wonderful with no light pollution. The games room with table tennis is fun for evening tournaments or for rainy days.

This property is a traditional West Cork farmhouse with space, ideal for families, extended families, groups of friends, friends with families.

Golf: Golf Glengarriff Golf Club 027 -63150 Bantry Golf Club 027-50579 Skibbereen Golf Club 028-21227


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1969

About: Welcome to Carrigacat (It is pronounced Carrigahat from Carraig na Ghat 'the rock of the cat', probably a polecat in olden times.) We hope you enjoy your stay. If you need assistance, I am in The Heron’s Cove B&B and Restaurant in the harbour in Goleen. We have free wifi there for you.

Why Caher:
This property is a traditional West Cork farmhouse and outhouses renovated to make a comfortable family home. We have had so many happy times in Carrigacat. It is ideal for a family or especially an extended family holiday. My own family love to bring their friends and their children there for an annual get together. What a party!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Wonderful clear views of the night sky, without any light pollution. The garden/field is ideal for football and games that need plenty of space. The barn with its table tennis table makes rainy days fun. You can make much noise as you like - there's no one close enough to mind. A south facing house, it is rarely necessary to close the front door in any weather. It's an ideal house for a party.

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Speaks: english



  • Carrigacat Farmhouse with cottage and barn

    Carrigacat Farmhouse with cottage and barn

  • Carrigacat lounge with open fire

    Carrigacat lounge with open fire

  • Carrigacat bedroom 3 main house

    Carrigacat bedroom 3 main house

  • Carrigacat bedroom 1 view overlooking Barleycove

    Carrigacat bedroom 1 view overlooking Barleycove

  • Carrigacat kitchen main house

    Carrigacat kitchen main house

  • Carrigacat Cottage

    Carrigacat Cottage

  • Carrigacat front door main house

    Carrigacat front door main house

  • Carrigacat spacious lounge with TV

    Carrigacat spacious lounge with TV

  • Carrigacat bedroom 1 main house

    Carrigacat bedroom 1 main house

  • Carrigacat bedroom 2

    Carrigacat bedroom 2

  • Carrigacat bath/shower room main house

    Carrigacat bath/shower room main house

  • Carrigacat dining room main house

    Carrigacat dining room main house

  • Carrigacat


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  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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