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County Cork

Ocean’s End

Price starts from €1,500 per week

Endless Horizons and Craggy Cliffs

Sitting comfortably on the dramatic and rugged Seven Heads Peninsula, above the Cork coastline, with uninterrupted views of rich pastureland leading to the Atlantic Ocean, this perfectly reclaimed cottage is the embodiment of peaceful tranquillity, where the sounds of nature and sea reign supreme.

It is an ideal base to explore the unadulterated splendour of the West Cork coastline, so grab your walking boots and head out.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms – Sleeps 6

Up to 6 guests
Two double bedrooms – ensuite
Two single bedrooms
Family bathroom

Other Rooms

Open Plan
Living room, Dining room, Kitchen
Sitting room
Entrance Hall, Utility room w shower
Guest WC

Contempo

3x Flat screen TVs, fast WiFi internet
Good Cell phone reception

Features

Wood fired stoves, Garden room
Pizza oven, Charcoal BBQ
Cliff walks
Downstairs underfloor heating

Availability

High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
Weekends: Friday to Monday
Midweek: Monday to Friday

EV Charging

This home does not have an EV charger. Click here for more information on EV charging and locations.

Restrictions

No pets at this home as it is next to a working farm.

Property Features

Far from the madding crowd

The extensive living space that stretches from a compact, contemporary kitchen through to a sunny South facing dining room, occupies one half of the ground floor.

The middle section is comfortably furnished with a welcoming wood-burning stove – complimentary to the underfloor heating – and a sumptuous shabby-chic sofa.

From here you can choose to dine al fresco on the adjacent paved terrace, via a panoramic sliding patio door.

The sitting room, across the hall, features another wood-burner, an inclusive corner sofa group, and generous TV, in anticipation of classic movie nights.

Intimate low ceilings are a subtle reminder of the original cottage, in a stylish interior where you are never far from the ubiquitous view of endless skies and rolling pastures.

Bedroom

Sleeps up to 6 guests.

The stairs divide near the top – left and right – to a pair of uncluttered double bedrooms.  They both have wonderful pastoral views towards the ocean, and of course, convenient ensuite shower rooms.

Two snug single rooms with traditional cushy wrought iron beds, lie to the rear and share an elegant well-placed family bathroom off the central landing.

Outside

On a bluff, at the end of a meandering traffic free rural road, the cottage lies in its own grounds adjacent to an award-winning dairy farm; it is just a 400 metre stroll from the cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean, with only the main farm house for company.

Depending on the season, there is a rich treasure trove of birdlife to be seen locally. For more info, see here…

A wonderful outdoor seating area is provided, and sheltered garden room, should the weather turn inclement. The log burning fire, complete with cooking racks for grilling steaks and burgers is an enchanting bonus for those long evenings.

A wood-burning pizza oven in the garden room is a recent addition, and handmade pizza bases can be supplied if requested.

If you are intrigued by that National Milk Quality Award, early morning milking excursions can be arranged, affording you a wonderful opportunity to deeply connect with nature and immerse yourself in the best of what West Cork farm life has to offer.

Your reward – a bottle of fresh creamy milk straight from the cow to enjoy with a well-earned breakfast. Don’t forget to pack your wellies!

Facilities

Kitchen Appliances

  • Electric oven and ceramic hob
  • Tall Fridge-freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dual Toaster
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Juicer

Utility Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Spin-dryer
  • Sheila Maid (traditional clothes dryer)
  • Iron
  • 2x Woodburning stoves
  • Oil fired Central heating
  • Solar Panel water heating

Bedrooms

  • Sizes – Two King-size and two single beds
  • 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • 3 Flat-screen smart TVs

Other

  • Good selection of books
  • Selection of Board games
  • Wood fired Pizza oven – outdoors
  • Comprehensive outdoor living room
  • Children’s high chair on request

Out and About

West Cork is inundated with fantastic food, dramatic vistas, coastal adventures and historical treasures…

Things to do

Events
Guitar Festival Clonakilty, mid-September

The Locality

The secluded rural hinterland of the peninsula is mainly given over to dairy farming, bordered by rugged coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, abundant bird life and historical sites.

The Seven Heads Walk offers over 42Km to explore, passing local eateries and small cosy pubs.

The nearest grocery shopping is available from the Eurospar supermarket in Barryroe, less than 10 minutes away by car.

The picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry is a short 15 minute trip along the meandering coastal route. Busy during the summer months the village is a centre for sea anglers, whale and dolphin watching tours, plus an array of water sports and skills courses.

Timoleague, at the head of this short estuary, has a ruined abbey dating back to the 13th century. The village has a long tradition of Bee-keeping and obviously honey.

The multi award winning historical town of Clonakilty 25 minutes away has quirky shops, cafes and pubs featuring live music sessions, as well as some fine restaurants.
The town is known for its black pudding which is made to a secret spice recipe since the 1880s, but also produces other fine treats such as craft beers, chocolate and gin.

Of course these waters are a familiar haunt for Whales and Dolphins, and there are a number of experienced local boatmen offering guided trips to get up close and personal with them – an unforgettable experience. Click here to learn more.

Standing on a headland, and clearly visible from the cottage, is the ruin known as Seven Heads Signal Tower. Built at the start of the 19th century, it is one of a chain of 81 interconnected defensible coastal towers constructed to give advance warning of an expected Napoleonic invasion. Messages were passed to the neighbouring tower via hoisted flags and balls. You can reach it from the cottage.

Beaches

There are myriad of sandy swimming beaches dotted along the coastline.

Dunworley, 2Km away, is a real local gem, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking and a surfer’s dream when the south westerly winds whip up impressive swells. Children will love exploring the many rock pools filling their buckets with a myriad of marine life. Coffee and snack trucks available during summer months.

Blindstrand and Broadstrand beaches, both hidden secrets and a short 10 mins drive from the cottage offer safe wild water swimming all year round.

The beautiful Blue Flag beach at Inchydoney Island, is family friendly and very popular amongst surfers, with a great stretch of sand backed by dunes. It’s about half an hour away – combine with a trip to Clonakilty.

15 minutes further west, the aptly named Long Strand offers a mile and a half of dune-lined sandy beach. The top end is excellent for surfers.

Warren beach in Rosscarbery (35 mins drive) is a designated Natural Heritage area and a safe sandy beach for swimming and cliff walking.

Of interest is that the surrounding dairy farm is one of five cream providers supplying ingredients for Five Farms Cream Liqueur, an award-winning premium whiskey-based beverage for export – primarily to the US.

How to get there (Car advised)

By Air: Flights to Cork, Dublin or Shannon airports.
Cork Airport – is about an hour from the cottage.
Dublin Airport – is just under 4 hours from the cottage.
Shannon Airport – approx 3 hours from the cottage.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Brittany Ferries run sailings from Cork Harbour to Roscoff in France twice a week
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just under 4 hours from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also just under 4 hours from the cottage.

Pricing Options

This home is let by the week, except for weekend and midweek stays between October and April.

Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday – 7 nights
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend bookings run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights

Christmas, New Year and Public Holidays are at the high season rate.

A refundable breakages deposit of €450 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Please Note: This house does not accept pets, thank you.

Months Per-week Weekend Midweek
October to April €1,500 €800 €800
September & May €1,800 N/A N/A
June to August €2,200 N/A N/A
Easter Weekend Thurs. 28th March – Tues. 2nd April 2024 €2,200
Christmas Break Sat. 21st December – Fri. 27th December 2024 €2,200
New Year Break Sat. 28th December to Fri. 3rd January 2025 €2,200

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please note all booking requests are subject to 24 hour approval.
  • Once your provisional booking has been placed, the UIH team will verify it, answer any specific queries you may have, and request a deposit to lock in your dates.
  • Please note if your provisional booking is not confirmed and the deposit paid within 3 days it will expire.
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  • For additional information please contact us on +353 85 860 0027