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Stable Converted Cottage In The Heart Of Castletownshend

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Castletownshend, Nr. Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland - Picturesque Village, A Stone's Throw To A Stony Beach

Passing through an archway into the courtyard of Shana Court, a customs house, Shana Cottage was originally the stables. Castletownshend is within easy access (52 miles) of Cork Airport. The village provides an excellent base to explore the magnificent surrounding countryside, coastline and beaches by car or foot. Opposite Shana Cottage is the award winning Mary Ann’s pub which produces fine quality local seafood with a bar and restaurant menu. The village has a public stony beach which is clean and safe for swimming, and a public pier suitable for launching small boats. West Cork is one of the best places in Europe for seeing whales, dolphins and seals. Trips out to see them can be arranged, where you are picked up from the public pier. There is plenty of scenic walking in the area, including Knockdrum Stone Circle just outside the village and the ‘Five Fingers’ standing stones close by.


Owner
Kate
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Barpub
Mary Ann's
Nearest Ferry
280 Kilometres
Rosslare
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Skibbereen
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
Mary Ann's
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
Sandy Cove
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

From the village, there are riad coastal roads to explore. Castletownshend has a public stony beach (5 minutes walk) which is clean and safe for swimming, and a public pier (5 minutes walk) suitable for launching small boats. Sandycove is a sheltered sandy beach 2 miles away from the village.

Travel:

Cork airport is 52 miles away. The ferry service to the UK is from Rosslare, 180 miles away. Ringaskiddy (60 miles away) run ferries to France. Car hire is strongly recommended.

Distances:

Skibbereen is the nearest town to Castletownshend, 6 miles away. Other nearby towns and villages include: Union Hall (6 miles), Leap (9 miles), Glandore (9 miles), Baltimore (10 miles), Rosscarbery (13 miles), Drimoleague (15 miles), Clonakilty (20 miles), Bantry (25 miles) and the Mizen Head (40 miles). Cork City is 51 miles away. The famous Ring of Kerry can be explored in a day and starts approximately 45 miles away.

Further Details:

Opposite Shana Cottage is the famous Mary Ann’s pub which produces fine quality local seafood with a bar and restaurant menu. Mary Ann’s also hosts the Warren Art Gallery promoting both local and international artists. Further up the hill is Lil McCarthys, a traditional Irish pub. There is a convenience store in the village selling basic supplies. Skibbereen has supermarkets, restaurants, a farmers market, banks, post office and a variety of shops. There is plenty of scenic walking in the area, including Knockdrum Stone Circle just outside the village and the ‘Five Fingers’ standing stones close by. West Cork is one of the best places in Europe for seeing whales, dolphins and seals. Trips out to see them can be arranged where you are picked up from the public pier. The best time of year to see whales is the autumn, whereas seals can be seen the year round. Sea fishing trips can be arranged locally. There are many dive sites and wrecks round the coast. Trips can be booked with Baltimore Diving Centre. There is also river fishing in the area. A five minute walk up the road is a public tennis court and children’s playground. The first two weeks in August is the Castletownshend sailing regatta. St Barrahanes church overlooks the village, and is noted for its stained glass windows, some designed by Harry Clarke. The church hosts a series of classical musical concerts in July and August. At the top of the hill is Drishane House, home of the writers Edith Somerville and V.M. Ross, authors of the Irish R.M. books. The house and gardens are open to the public during May, June and October. The area hosts festivals throughout the year such as 'A Taste of West Cork' and Skibbereen Arts Festival.

Amenities

Castletownshend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Family bathroom with sink, Victorian toilet, bath with shower over.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Small dog by arrangement. Outside: Shared use of Shana Court’s large lawn with tables and benches. Off street parking in sunny courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, linens and towels are provided. The property is cleaned between tenants. Other: Night storage heaters plus electric heaters.

Reviews

3.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.6 based on 10 reviews
5

Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable, warm as it had a wood burner. Perfect place to stay For a quiet relaxing holiday. A walk down to the castle and harbour and a wonderful restaurant Mary Anne's nearby. So pleased we booked the cottage and would definitely book again. Thoroughly recommend. Kate, the owner was very welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed your recent stay at Shana Cottage. We have made some recent improvements to make it more cosy and comfortable so I'm delighted to hear you found it to your liking. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I look forward to welcoming you back to Castletownshend.
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Rustic Charmer

  • 5 of 5

The home was historic and authentic. The pub with amazing food was steps from the front door. The cove, fort, and castle were all in walking distance. We drove to other areas for a beach. Skibbereen is about 15 kilometers from the home, down lovely Irish lanes. Skibberdeen was a lovely village.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Shana Cottage and the beautiful surrounding area. Just a note to say Skibbereen is about 9km away by main road although the very lovely coastal drive there is somewhat longer! The village does have a nice small beach but there are many more beaches (large and small) to explore within an easy distance of Castletownshend. I do hope you return to Shana Cottage again.
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4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Castletownsend. The place is definitely rustic but very comfortable. The walls are 2 feet thick and the furniture is vintage. The kitchen was clean and the appliances all looked fairly new. We cooked a couple nice dinners and had everything we needed. The weather was cool but the place stayed comfortable so we didn't try the heat. There is a lot space with a galley kitchen and big dining/living room downstairs and two large bedrooms plus the bath upstairs.

The location is great. A short walk down the street there is a castle (I think its a B&B) and the grounds are open. There is a huge grass area, a rocky beach and a trail to walk. My kids had a great time skipping rocks and playing on the lawn.

One tip: We found the "SuperValu" market in Skibbereen to be fantastic with fresh local seafood. This is a great place to shop for dinner.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Shana Cottage and had a lovely holiday in West Cork. It is always very helpful to receive reviews as we continue to make improvements to the Cottage based on feedback provided by our guests. I do hope you return to Shana Cottage again.
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Excellent time!

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent time in Castletownshend. The cottage was great, had all the basic requirements and was comfortable. The only downside was that there was no central heating, just electric heaters (you are charged for the electricity at the end of your visit) and a log burner that heated the pipes - there no logs. We had to forage for fire wood on our first evening just warm up the cottage by a few degrees. I would recommend this cottage to family and friends and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

It was like stepping back to the 1950's with all the extras for the modern world!

  • 4 of 5

We love this part of Ireland and return every year to explore. Accommodation was perfect for us, because we love old cottages and as seasoned visitors to the area, we knew the village already. All our requirements catered for. Perfect base for those exploring the area. Car is a must plus a good pair of walking shoes, if you want to get the most out of your holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share your experiences. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Shana Cottage. We welcome feedback as it helps us to continue making improvements, ensuring future guests will enjoy their stay. Hope to see you back again soon.
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4

Great Place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Shana Cottage for the first two weeks of August this year . Following the previous review we can confirm that any issues have definitely been rectified. We really enjoyed our time in Castletownsend. Shana Cottage was perfect, clean and well equipped. We would definitely consider returning to Shana Cottage when we next go to Castletownsend.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Shana Cottage. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Castletownshend. We will be continuing to make improvements to the cottage and hope you will return to stay at Shana Cottage soon.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To confirm booking, a 50% deposit is taken. Balance of rent is to be paid a month prior to your stay. Electricity to be paid as used at the end of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday in peak season but flexible for the rest of the year. Arrival time after 4pm. Departure time before 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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