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Recent County Cork property reviews

  • A Week To Remember

    "Our family just returned home from spending nearly a month in Ireland. We traveled around the entire country, staying in a variety of accommodations. The week we spent in Kinsale was one of our favorites and our memories are many. First, the town of Kinsale is charming! Easy to navigate, lots of wonderful shops and many fabulous restaurants. Second, the location of this town home is wonderful. You are just steps away from a beach, a wide open field (good for playing soccer and football), the marina, The Dock and beautiful hiking trails. We have three young boys who loved exploring the surrounding area. We felt it was a safe place to let them run about. Third, the layout of the town home works very well for families. The kids slept downstairs, parents slept upstairs and the middle level is where we gathered during the day. Forth, our kids LOVED attending a week long summer camp at the Kinsale Outdoor Education Center! Following the suggestion of the owner's daughter, we enrolled our kids in this program and it was one of the highlights of our trip. They went sailing, hiking, body surfing, climbing, etc. It was a great way for them to explore Ireland and meet the local children. Fifth and finally, we can't say enough good things about the owners! They are extremely welcoming and attentive to the needs of their guests. They treated us as friends right from the start and their kids even looked after our children so we could enjoy two nights out! I highly recommend renting this town home if you are thinking of staying in the Kinsale area!"
    Guest: TravelEm Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 12, 2012
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  • Paradise!

    "We truly found paradise in West Cork - the REAL Ireland! The lovely spot atop Mount Kid not only met, but exceeded our expectations in every way. It was indeed seculded, but once we found our way through the labrynth of little hedgerow lanes, we found that it was located in a spot that that was also a good homebase for exploring SW Ireland, the Beara Pennisula and the Ring of Kerry --and all the lovely spots in County Cork. It was very easily accessible to Ballydehob, Skibereen and Bantry, which were close by. Plus we took many day trips around the incredible coast line -- "the wild atlantic way" - breathtaking scenery everywhere! Our day-trip to Kinsale was an easy 45-minute ride (takes a bit longer if you stop every 10 feet for a photo as I did!) - beautiful through Clonakilty and even stopped to see the Dromberg Ancient Stone circle. We drove a bit further into Cork City too. There are so many hidden treasures in this part of Ireland! Though our favorite spots were those recommended to us by our gracious and charming hosts, Patti and Chris! Crookhaven, Baltimore, Akitza, Barley Cove beach and the speactular Mizen Head! After our days out exploring, it was always wonderful to return to our Cottage, which was so peaceful, serene and romantic --as promised. I felt as if I had gone back in time -- though with all the modern amenities such as a great suana and jacuzzi! The cottage itself was adorable and charming (very clean) with whitewashed walls, a gorgeous sea-stone floors and walls, comfortable bed with a big picture window. Our hosts were charming, kind and fascinating - I left with two new friends! They made sure all our needs were met but gave us space & privacy to enjoy the place on our own terms. We spent whole days just relaxing at the cottage - never getting in the car. - Long walks exploring Mt. Kid, saying hello to the cows and epecially to our host's Horse (named Monday) and Donkey (named Pedro). Lounging and reading in the expansive and beautiful gardens or the conservatory. I enjoyed laying in bed at night - the quiet and the view across the fields bathed in moonlight - skies filled with stars! It is amazing that you can be in the country, farmland, on top of Mt Kid, but also have seaviews too! The final approach to the cottage is a long tunnel made of fuschia bushes that leads you to paradise! It was serene, peaceful a walkers haven as promised. Perfect for us, a couple from Boston! We can't wait to return again!"
    Guest: Steve and Michele Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Exceeded Expectation.

    "My family and I stayed at this property for a week. I live in the USA and my family live in England so we decided to have a family vacation in Ireland a place I had always wanted to go. The house is in a cul de sac with views of the ocean. it was quiet and views are stunning. My brother and I got up and went for walks along the quiet roads with spectacular views every morning. The house is located in a convenient location for all of south west Irelands tourist spots. We visited Kilarney, Blarney, Beara pass, Mizen head, several others all in good driving distance. The house has everything you will need, a lovely bedroom with en suite bathroom downstairs and 2 great bedrooms upstairs. We drove up on arrival down a country lane and all of a sudden you come out onto this view of the ocean with cliffs and an island right in front of you it just takes your breath away, just gorgeous. I would highly recommend this house to stay in. Linda the owner was very very helpful and I would go back again in a heartbeat. The photos do not portray the beauty of the place, you will be very happy when you get there !!"
    Guest: shirley b. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 27, 2013
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  • Perfect getaway in Kinsale with garden

    "We recently decided to go to Kinsale at the last minute for the bank holiday weekend, and landed on our feet. This little cottage was perfect. Located in a quite residential part of Kinsale but less than 2 minutes walk to the centre of town meant we had the best of both worlds. Granted the cottage is not particularly large, but it's really quaint and cosy. The garden is a very good size though, and private, so in the summer its a great place to sit out and have a morning coffee (the new Dolce gusto coffee machine helps) or a drink in the evening with the fruits of a trip to the English Market in Cork city. We were a couple and the place suited us perfectly. Centrality, and space outside were our main criteria - so that we could enjoy Kinsale to it's fullest, and the cottage was perfect for that. Also, one of the owners paints so there are lovely painting all over the cottage, and some really cool furniture, which give it a really nice feel. I'd rather stay somewhere like this, than a generic hotel room or apartment block any day. Yes my 6"3 partner had to watch his head in the bedrooms upstairs, but the downstairs bedroom was plenty big - it didn't bother him at all. The stairs are rather vertical (like Amsterdam) but for us that just added to the charm. The kitchen is small but ample, and well stocked. The dining table probably wouldn't fit 4, but then there is also a table in the garden and a myriad of nice restaurants in Kinsale so that really didn't matter to us; we were in Kinsale to have a weekend off from cooking, and eat as much fish and seafood as we could! The owners Martina and Paul were really nice and helpful when we were organising it, and their cousin Curt was there to meet us and show us around. He was really relaxed and welcoming so we felt at home straight away. We'd a great time, and would definitely return, or recommend it to other couples planning a few days in Kinsale. If I'd children, or there had been 6 of us we probably would have gone for something larger, but I doubt it would have been as charming."
    Guest: rainshell Date of Stay: May 2013 Review Submitted: June 28, 2013
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County Cork Travel Tips

Visit Cork County Vacation Rentals on the Emerald Isle

Cork County, in the southwest of the Emerald Isle of Ireland is an area of rich green countryside, scattered with farms, rivers and windswept sandstone hills. To arrive at your Cork accommodation, fly to Ireland’s capital city of Dublin and either choose a hire car or internal flight to Cork airport. It’s rich green lands and stunning wild coastline with bays, hidden coves and rocky headlands make this area a wonderful land to explore. The weather is mild and changeable and it is best to be prepared for rain. Cork’s nickname, "the Rebel County," refers to its history as being the seat of many rebellions, dating back to 1491.

An Ancient City With a Vibrant Modern Culture

The main city here is the ancient city of Cork which traces its history back to a monastic settlement founded in the 6th century. The remnants of the old city wall and some of the original gates still remain. It is the third largest city in Ireland, after Belfast and Dublin. The River Lee runs through the city via two channels so there are many bridges to cross while exploring. While wandering this beautiful old hilly city, it is worth noting the high gateways from the street level. This is from the days when the houses were once boathouses where the merchants would bring goods by river. It is a small, compact city, ideal for walking or seeing by bike. Many companies offer rental bikes. There is also an excellent golf course just three miles from the city center. For families with children, visit Chuckies Playzone or the fascinating Cork City Goal, where the preserved prison is filled with full-sized wax figures featuring famous "rogues" from Ireland’s history. It was here that many thousands of the country's "undesirables" were held before being transported to America and Australia. Children will also enjoy a visit to Foto Wildlife Park to see the many animals such as cheetahs, penguins and wallabies.

Kiss the Blarney Stone at the Famous Castle

This is a county to explore and getting out and about from Cork vacation rentals will be a new adventure each day. Along the coast, there are charming typically Irish villages, with wonderful pubs and fabulous coast paths to explore and enjoy. The quaint village of Baltimore, on the southwest coast, is famous for its stunning scenery. The village features the remains of a 17th-century castle. At Desmond Castle, visitors will enjoy the unique International Museum of Wine. Head to Clonakilty to discover a lively musical and arts community and enjoy the model railway village, depicting the area's many attractions as scale models. Take a cable car over to Dursey Island as this is the only method on and off this uninhabited island.

The most internationally renowned place in Cork is Blarney, with its famous Castle. The tradition for visitors here is to kiss the Blarney Stone. The Castle dates from 1446 and is one of Ireland’s most important historical sites. To kiss the stone, visitors must first climb 110 steps to the spiral staircase at the top of the castle, and then hang backwards over the battlements to reach the stone! It is a challenge, "to be sure" as they say in Ireland, but well worth the effort.

200-Year-Old Cork Cottages, Private Beaches, Pools, and Much More

Cork cottages come in a wide variety of sizes yet all have one thing in common. That is the excellent standard of care taken by owners to ensure that their homes are perfect for visitors. Visitors may choose a coastal location, overlooking their own private beach, or a home with a pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ, and a host of other features. Whether you are looking for a 200-year-old cottage or a large family home, you will find the perfect property here.

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