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Sweet Coach House Located Beside a Stunning Tidal Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way

County Cork, Ireland
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Coach House, 1 Bedroom + 1 Single be, 1 Shower, (Sleeps 2-3)

This cosy Coach House has a mezzanine double bedroom overlooking a lovely, alcove-lit, sitting room with a wood burning stove.

A moments walk from the breathtaking Dunworley Beach.

The perfect couple's (or small family) nest on the Wild Atlantic Way!

The coach house sleeps 2/3 people but extra accommodation is available in our other cottage. Please see below for more information on this.


A romantic mezzanine double bedroom with a king size sleigh bed overlooks a lovely, alcove-lit, sitting room with a wood burning stove.

Beside the charming sitting room area is the kitchen.

Through the next door is the bathroom, complete with a big glass-doored shower.

Outside your charming split coach house doors is a terrace with outdoor garden furniture.

Down a few steps is a beautiful sunken garden.

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 coach house 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 Coach House.

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 cottage which sleeps between 7 - 10 people (VRBO Listing 42425). 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: Coach House, Wild Atlantic Way, The Gathering, Beach, Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland


Gilly Murphy

Member Since 2004
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 31, 2018
About Gilly Murphy

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

Why Gilly Murphy chose County Cork

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!

What makes this Cottage unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • King size beds (1), Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)


        • 1 Bathroom


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


                  • Catering available


                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                        WIFI provided free of charge
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        Calls to landlines in both Ireland and England provided free of charge from the cottage's phone.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Wonderful wood burning stove keeps the coach house cosy!
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                You can have dinner served to you in your own dining area- just speak to Gilly when enquiring.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    Wonderful old VHS tapes for a retro throwback!


                                      • Boat
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • 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!

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Check-out: 1:00 PM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    24 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Cozy Cottage in Stunning Location in West Cork, Ireland

                                                                    Jill F.Santa Margarita

                                                                    What a wonderful place! We highly recommend a visit to this special and magical part of Ireland! Stay many days if your itinerary allows! The cottage is cozy and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners, Richard and Gilly, are so helpful and provide excellent hospitality. We were even able to get fresh eggs and greens from the farm! We would not hesitate to return to this very special place!

                                                                    Beautiful place to stay. Cosy and welcoming with fire lit on our arrival. Would definitely return

                                                                    Billie B.

                                                                    Richard welcomed us and was very helpful and nice. We stayed during a storm and the coach house was safe and warm throughout. Great place for a couple or a family of three. Really homely place in a beautiful setting - would recommend highly

                                                                    Favorite place in Ireland!

                                                                    Ed V.

                                                                    On my vacation in Ireland I stayed in 6 different places in 5 different counties. Dunworley Cottage was HOME! Tranquil, cozy, and a 2 minute walk to Dunworley Beach. The owners Gilly and Richard could not have made my stay any more pleasurable, I will definitely be returning!

                                                                    Lovely Coach House-Fabulous Food!

                                                                    Sheri D.

                                                                    Gilly & Richard-We absolutely loved your coach house. It was so cozy & had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The decorations are absolutely adorable, beautiful quality and tasteful. I especially love the elephant quilts. Thanks also for the garden tour & showing me the chickens/hens. The absolute best part of the stay has to be the fabulous meals prepared for us by Gilly & served to us at our own table by Richard. You are an amazing chef, kudos Gilly!!! Thanks for your patience in helping us with our navigation issues and your wonderful service Richard. It was great to be able to walk right out to your lovely shoreline-so spectacular. We only wish we could have stayed longer. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

                                                                    ruined honeymoon

                                                                    tammy p.canada

                                                                    We arrived for our honeymoonon a monday evening. Soon as i walked through the door my heart sank. The cottage is run down wasnt cleaned(not to my standards). There were spider webs all over the bathroom, the whole cottage was full of flies and bugs crawling inside the bedsheets. By wednesday i had decided to leave but was convinced to give it a few more days reluctantly i did but by friday morning i had all i could take and we left with no other accomidations. The owners of the cottage were sweet and very welcoming. But it feels like we were visiting a third world country.. We will never return to ireland our honeymoon was ruined from this experience

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    When Tammy and her sweet husband arrived, she was in tears about missing her 10 year old boy,who remained in Canada,with her mother.She wanted to fly back to Canada after 2 days.Her husband (who has been her partner for years) was sweet,kind,patient and gentle,dealing with her mood swings and fluctuating emotions.Her behaviour seemed irrational and hormonal.

                                                                    I got the impression that Tammy does not like the country and would have been far happier staying in an hotel in a city.

                                                                    My coach house is clean ,well maintained,comfortable , well equipped and very reasonably priced.The solid mahogany king sized bed is extremely comfortable,with new goose down duvets and pillows,the sheets are cotton (perhaps she prefers synthetic)

                                                                    The towels are fluffy and new.

                                                                    Most people who stay in it LOVE it !

                                                                    Coach House

                                                                    MaryCo Waterford

                                                                    This place is a slice of Heaven! It is an extremely comfortable, clean and cosy cottage only minutes from the stunning Dunworly Beach and W Cork coastline. The owners could not have been more helpful and advised me of several lovely spots to visit. Clonakilty, the neighbouring town is full of life, artists and wonderful pubs. I highly recommend this property to all and look forward to visiting it myself again soon.


                                                                    County Cork, Ireland


                                                                    24 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.6/5
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