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The Long Strand Nest #1

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4 guests1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cave to yourself.
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Perched on a tranquil slope above Castlefreke’s energetic Long Strand, The Long Strand Nest is a beach bungalow incorporating a pair of conjoined identical apartments that offer a complete break from the persistent pace of modern living.
The two homes which are let separately, are ideally suited to couples seeking a surfing break or as a base for exploring charismatic west Cork.
Smoking - No, sorry!
No Parties.
No Pets as there are other guests staying on the property.

The space
Integral to this pair of semi-detached studio cabins is the shared verandah that stretches across the eastern façade of the bungalow – perfect balcony seats to the unique panorama of the beach below.

The rough cedar construction has a functional, rugged honesty that announces an interior equally full of purpose, and full of fun.

Essentially a one room dwelling, each chalet has two elevated platform double beds above the living area that are accessed by ladders.

The design is practical, eclectic and rustic. Unfinished birch branches serve as columns and lee rails to the beds; rainbow rugs are thrown on painted floor boards.
Alternative materials occasionally feature - the work surfaces in the kitchen zone are copper – and the surface mounted plumbing and wiring are similarly utilitarian.

The bathroom is floored in recycled encaustic coloured tiles, and gleefully employs cedar roofing shingles to clad the shower walls.

The homes are well insulated, snug and cosy with wood-burning stoves and double glazing.

There is no television or Wi-Fi, and no noise or light pollution – just the waves and the stars.
There is a washing machine and dishwasher though. For alternative sleeping arrangements, sofas will convert to sofa-beds

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed, 2 sofas, 1 cot


Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Travel cot
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed

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Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland

The Long Strand Nests are on private grounds 200 metres above the ocean with unrivalled views of the ever changing shoreline. There are fine sand dunes, a couple of kilometres of sandy beach and great waves for surfing - but the undertow is treacherous for swimming. Fortunately alternative family beaches are nearby!

Across the hill behind the Nests, there are some lovely woodland walks around the mock-medieval mansion of Castle Freke. Less than 150 years old, the castle was rebuilt in 1870 on the site of a 15th century tower house - it appears more ancient.

Out and About
West Cork with its plethora of beaches, coastal towns, brilliant restaurants and temperate climate is an excellent introduction to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Here are links to some of our favourite activities-

For Fish&Chips it’s The Fishbasket Long Strand
Get on course for a round of golf
Go watch a whale
Learn to catch a wave at surf school
Have an adventure with the kids
Windsurfing on the lagoon
Sway to traditional music at De Barra’s
Great food and drinks at a Gastro pub
The new Clonakilty Bike rental scheme
Tour a Craft brewery on Friday

Some events:
International Guitar festival in September
South of Ireland Band Championships in early July

About the Locality

The Fish Basket at the margin of the beach below, serves some special Fish&Chips, treats and coffees.
Although the Long Strand is unsafe for swimming, Inchydoney Beach at Clonakilty - described as “glorious and unspoiled” - topped the list of TripAdvisor’s 10 favourite Irish beaches!
Historic and energetic, the market town of Clonakilty is about 20 minutes away. The famous Clonakilty Black Pudding originated here in Twomey's butcher shop. The secret spice recipe has been handed down through the generations since the 1880s.
There are many good restaurants, and the town is notable for its music scene, with gigs on most nights.
Michael Collins is Clonakilty's most important son. One of the most significant figures in the creation of the modern Irish State, there is a museum dedicated to him in the town.
Drombeg is probably Ireland’s most famous stone circle consisting of 13 remaining standing stones up to 2 metres high. During excavation a pot in the centre of the circle was found to contain the cremated remains of a child wrapped with thick cloth. Radiocarbon dating suggest that the site was active c. 1100 - 800 BC.
Built in 1878, the Galley Head lighthouse which is clearly visible from the verandah is still operational and was once the world’s brightest coastal light.

Hosted by The Long Strand Nests

Joined in July 2016
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We at the The Fish Basket (Long Strand) Restaurant manage The Long Strand Nests. We look forward to hosting you. Smile, Relax and Enjoy the View!
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to €300
Cancellation policy

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