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Delightful Waterside House and Cottage Idyllic location in West Cork - House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

County Cork House Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering house sleeps 6, cottage 4 large garden children, pets welcome

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.

More Details

Details for House 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

In addition to providing very adequate accommodation for six adults, the house and cottage at Traharta provides an ideal centre for larger groups eg a group of 10 people can be accommodated in the house and cottage. The cottage is perfect for two adults and two children or four adults who do not require a second fully enclosed bedroom.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Graham Shenton
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Graham Shenton

Graham and Cecilia Shenton live in Swindon, Wiltshire in the UK. Graham grew up in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia. He spent his working life in electronics working in Australia, UK/Europe and the USA. Cecilia is a physiotherapist who still practices on patients who are well enough to climb the stairs to her attic treatment room.

Graham Shenton purchased this house in 1994

Why Graham Shenton chose Ireland

We were staying with friends in Castletownshend and saw Traharta one wet Saturday morning. We walked down the steps from the car park to the rocks, looked at each other and said, 'we`ve not seen the house yet, but we`re going to buy it'. We`ve never regretted it.

What makes this house unique

Location to die for. Difficult to appreciate until have been there, but just amazing at all times of the year.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This has got to be the most beautiful spot in the whole of Ireland. If you want to get away from it all; this is it. This is raw, natural beauty. Pictures simply can't do justice to the sublime, tranquil view of the bay that this property feels like it owns all to itself. We, a family of four, have rented both the house and cottage for the last 10 years in the Summer. We're well travelled, but nothing compares with this location. Either property is perfect with children, they are on the beach in 30 seconds. Our children love rock pooling, swimming, kayaking and clambering over the rocks; especially to the near offshore island at low tide. There is none of the hassle of getting mucky children into a car or finding a toilet, it's all on the doorstep. We take out our kayak daily to catch mackerel, which go straight onto the BBQ. Fish don't come fresher than that. This year, we were lucky enough to be joined by dolphins and seals swimming around our kayak near the cottage, even though they were also after the mackerel! The quiet lanes around the area are adorned with wild flowers, dairy farms and idyllic panoramas of the dramatic Atlantic coastline of W Cork. Both properties are cosy and comfortable and have everything you need. The smaller property is a beautiful Irish cottage with ample room for 4. The larger property is huge with its top and front gardens, stunning terrace and panoramic flat roof. The internet works fine but don't expect mod cons here like a massive flat screen TV. It's not that kind of place. The Irish weather inevitably has its occasional risks, but take jigsaws, board games and baking stuff for rainy days. The children love it. Take wet suits to enjoy swimming in the sea for long periods and aqua shoes for rocks. The water is crystal clear and well suited to snorkelling. It's near Skibereen, where you can stock up on fresh, local supplies. Also near local villages with good pubs . Excellent fishmonger at Union Hall. A car is absolutely necessary. Enjoy it, but don't let too many people know! Once you've found it, you'll want to keep it a secret.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Peaceful, charming location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Ireland and loved the cottage on the water. Beautiful idyllic views of the sea and farmland surround this property. My grandchildren loved the beach for exploring and playing and being able to walk to Flea Island when the tide was out.

The kitchen was well equipped for breakfast and simple evening meals. The beds were very comfortable. The large dining table gave us a place for playing games with the children in the evening. A bathroom for each bedroom was great when we were all up and getting ready for the day.

This is a perfect spot for a low key vacation. It is a distance from any of the major tourist attractions due to the narrow and winding roads that make the Irish countryside unique and charming. We eliminated a few plans after we discovered the remote nature of the home, but have no regrets for choosing this home away from home.

There are lovely restaurants, pubs and shops in Skibbereen, Castletownsend and Baltimore. Groceries easily acquired in Skibberreen.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for one week (couple without children) in the small cottage. Despite the fact that we could not enjoy the lovely terrace with the view, we enjoyed every moment of our stay. We liked the area, magnificent view, richful heritage and interesting stories. The cottage was fine, well equipped with a small but sunny terasse at the back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first trip to Ireland and we were looking for a relaxing home to be our base as we toured southern Ireland! What attracted me the most was the the photo of the table on the terrace overlooking the water! We arrived late at night and awoke to the spectacular view!! Each bedroom and the living room have window doors that open onto the delightful terrace! We were able to enjoy breakfast on the terrace! So relaxing after a long day of travel to take in the view and sunshine!! Everyone is so friendly. Wonderful grocery stores in town! We feel very blessed to have stayed here!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Logan, UT. uSA
5

For a dream vacation, book this!!!

  • 5 of 5

What to say about such a spectacular place??? The house and property are stunning. Really, everything you need for a wonderful stay is right here, whether you have friendly weather or foggy, rainy days. We had the latter, but the house was cozy with a warm fire in the fireplace and, having a car, we were able to explore the surrounding area (Baltimore, Castletownshend, Skibbereen, Glengarriff, Bantry,...).

The owner is a dream to work with -- very accomodating! We would go back in an instant.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Centertown, MO USA
5

absolutely paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to stay at Traharta House. We love the house and we love the location. In fact, this year we rescheduled our dates to travel to Ireland so that we could have this property once more. The location is beyond words. It is a perfect spot to relax, unwind, enjoy the beauty of the sea and this lovely land. The house is welcoming and comfortable. It has all of the facilities you could want and is very inviting for your stay. We enjoyed cooking while we were here and the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and equipment to do so. As the evenings were a bit cook in October, we often built a fire and just relaxed in the great room, reading or watching television. On the sunny days we would sit on the gorgeous patio , watching the sea, enjoying a good cup of tea or glass of wine. The owner, Mr. Shenton, makes the reservation process easy and is a delightful person to work with in securing a stay. If we needed anything at all, Mrs. Cleary, the local care taker, was quick to help us out. There is nothing about this house, this property that you will not enjoy and appreciate. Anyone who stays here will feel the same way as we do - it is absolutely paradise. In fact , we love it so much, we are already booked for 2014. I highly recommend and encourage you to check Traharta House out.- you will be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ring of Skiddy,Cork,Ireland
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Lils and Mary Annes, Castletownshend
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Cork
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Skibbereen
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mary Annes, Castletownshend
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Traharta
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 surrounded by green fields and dairy cattle. A perfect place to relax and get away. The environment is one of the cleanest in Europe. It is a paradise for photographers and artists, because of the 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. Google for special deals on flights and car rentals which are usually available. The location is surrounded by tourist activities 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.

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Rates & Availability

County Cork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Autumn
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$96
From
$101
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$484
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$101
From
$112
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$563
 
 
Winter
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$96
From
$101
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$425
$1,328
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 2 2017 - May 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$101
From
$106
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$547
 
 
Early Summer
May 14 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$106
From
$117
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$643
 
 
Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$792
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$106
From
$117
Thu
$638
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27
Refundable damage deposit $159
cleaning/laundry per wee $85

The 25% booking deposit is refundable if the property is re-let. The balance is due four weeks before arrival. A 150 euro per week security deposit is also payable with the balance. The cost of utilities(electricity and oil used),breakages and any additional cleaning (20 euros per hour) will be deducted from this and the balance returned within two weeks of the end of your stay.

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Amenities

County Cork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Each twin bedroom has its own bathroom with bath(tub), shower, basin and toilet. The basins are surrounded by luxuriously large surface areas the full width of the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Third bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Master bedroom
  • Note there is 1 large double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, all with comfortable beds. There are also 2 cots for babies that can be provided on request. 
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bargain flights to Cork and car hire are available, eg currently with Aer Lingus. The fridge has a good sized efficient freezer section. The garage is not available for cars, but there is adequate car parking for several cars on the private drive at the front of the house.  The garden is an acre in total, with good stretches of grass for activities. The flat roof of the house is paved and provides an excellent higher level viewing platform over the area,but small children must be supervised.    Satelite and Sky box provide free to air channels and radio. Bring your own Sky card and watch all your favourite programmes. Many local guides and guided tours are available. The house has a supply of literature and introductions can be arranged if required.

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