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Light-Filled Coastal Irish Home with Open Plan

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Derry Hill and garage w/studio apartment

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Last updated: 02/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12); studio extra

Derry Hill- 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, beach-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.

A self-contained, fully furnished, studio apartment (sleeps two plus a fold-out couch/convertible bed) above the detached garage is also available to rent for an additional 300 euros a week.

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.

The studio above the garage is also available to rent (300 euros a week extra) for larger groups who want the house and need more room.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/18/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), 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

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

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 hill..safe 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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • 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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter-(post new-year)
Jan 2 - Apr 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$158
$791
Spring
Apr 2 - Jun 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$158
$897
Summer
Jun 4 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,002
Fall/early winter
Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$158
$791
Christmas (Holiday rate)
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
$158
$897
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $263.77

Notes:

additional charge of:

.65 for litre of heating oil used

.22 for unit of electricity used


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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
Cork
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
N71
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). Skibereen 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. Roury 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 County Cork, Ireland:
A Saturday morning drive brought us to the site on which Derry Hill 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 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 laid, doors hung, trim ('architrive') nailed, 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 craftsmanship my brothers and extended crew brought to the job.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/18/2017

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Photos

  • Derry Hill and garage w/studio apartment

    Derry Hill and garage w/studio apartment

  • open plan: kitchen, dining, side entrance

    open plan: kitchen, dining, side entrance

  •  2 of 2 pictures of living room

    2 of 2 pictures of living room

  • When the sun arrives, the patio is the place to be!

    When the sun arrives, the patio is the place to be!

  • downstairs playroom w/ two futons that fold out in a crunch

    downstairs playroom w/ two futons that fold out in a crunch

  • 2 of 3 pictures of first of four bedrooms upstairs;

    2 of 3 pictures of first of four bedrooms upstairs;

  • 1 of 2 pictures of second of four bedrooms upstairs;
double bed

    1 of 2 pictures of second of four bedrooms upstairs; double bed

  • 1 of 2 pictures-
3rd of 4 bedrooms upstairs;  
double bed

    1 of 2 pictures- 3rd of 4 bedrooms upstairs; double bed

  • 1 of 2 pictures-
 4th of four bedrooms on 2nd floor w/ two twin beds

    1 of 2 pictures- 4th of four bedrooms on 2nd floor w/ two twin beds

  • 2nd floor landing

    2nd floor landing

  • The lawn and view across Roury Glen

    The lawn and view across Roury Glen

  • Fuscia bush along road grows wild

    Fuscia bush along road grows wild

  • patio off dining area and living room

    patio off dining area and living room

  •  1 of 2 pictures of living room

    1 of 2 pictures of living room

  • dining room table; light everywhere

    dining room table; light everywhere

  • kitchen and island

    kitchen and island

  • 1 of 3 pictures of first of four bedrooms upstairs;
Master bedroom-en suite;

    1 of 3 pictures of first of four bedrooms upstairs; Master bedroom-en suite;

  • 3 of 3 pictures of first of four bedrooms upstairs;
Master bedroom-en suite;

    3 of 3 pictures of first of four bedrooms upstairs; Master bedroom-en suite;

  • 2 of 2 pictures of second of four bedrooms upstairs;
double bed

    2 of 2 pictures of second of four bedrooms upstairs; double bed

  • 2 of 2 pictures-
3rd of 4 bedrooms upstairs;  
double bed

    2 of 2 pictures- 3rd of 4 bedrooms upstairs; double bed

  • 2 of 2 pictures- (panoramic)
 4th of four bedrooms on 2nd floor w/ two twin beds

    2 of 2 pictures- (panoramic) 4th of four bedrooms on 2nd floor w/ two twin beds

  • bathroom off 2nd floor landing

    bathroom off 2nd floor landing

  • private garden flanks the driveway

    private garden flanks the driveway

  • top of driveway with sry stone wall

    top of driveway with sry stone wall

VRBO #74378

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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