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Cottage by the Sea Ensuite Continental Breakfast
Cottage by the Sea Ensuite Continental Breakfast
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Built by the Great Southern and Western Railway in 1893 for the Station Master at Carrigaloe our wonderful cottage is just three miles from the centre of Cobh a five minute car or train journey and 20 mins from Cork Airport by car . We are ideal for those arriving by train as we are located next to the village train station in Carrigaloe.

We offer a private spacious bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom has french doors to a private terrace with sea views.
Continental Breakfast is included

The space

We are located three miles from central Cobh in Carrigaloe village with its own rail station making it easy for guests to access Cobh (5 mins by train:car), Fota Golf, Gardens or Wildlife Park > (5mins), Cork City 20 mins .
Off road parking is available for guests.

Guest access

Wifi connection is free

Interaction with guests

We are available to help guests to make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
Reservation requests are dealt with quickly response time is normally less than one hour.
Continental breakfast is provided. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Homemade soda bread and scones are usually available as well as fruit and cereals.
Guests take breakfast in our family dining room. There is a TV in the main living area that guests are free to use. Wifi is available.

Other things to note

We are easily accessible by train from Cork city and only a twenty minute drive from Cork Airport. Amenities nearby include two Golf Courses, Fota House and Gardens, Fota Wildlife Park.
Cobh is only five minutes by car or train and has lots to offer visitors including its newest attraction Spike Island Tour via boat from Cobh.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Guests are asked to not smoke within the house.
A continental breakfast is provided daily.
There are no cooking or laundry facilities.
The accommodation is purely for booked guests .
Early or late check in possible by arrangement.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Jim User ProfileJim is a superhost.
September 2017
What a lovely surprise. Olivia and Andrew are fabulous hosts! They were gracious hosts from the time we knocked on their door until we left. The room was very spacious and the private bath far exceeded any places we have stayed in the past. Our stay was so fun and Olivia's baked goodies were outstanding. We Highly Recommend this Airbnb stay. Don't pass it up if you are visiting the area. Guarantee you will not regret you choice.

Lanita User Profile
September 2017
Staying in Olivia's cottage by the sea was like a fairytale! Best experience of our trip. We loved having breakfast with Olivia and her husband. Cobh is lovely and Cork is not far at all.

Ann User Profile
September 2017
Olivia's home was a gem. Our large room and bath were lovely. She left us tea and scones when we checked in. Breakfast included fresh muffins. We enjoyed our chats with Olivia and her husband in the evenings. Although their driveway was challenging for us Canadian drivers, we managed. If you plan to be in the Cobh area, I highly recommend a vsit.

Aarti User Profile
September 2017
I'm not even sure where to start. This is amongst the best Airbnb experience I've ever had. The location is amazing, with the beautiful Cobh located a 5 minute drive away and Cork just 20 min away. The pictures do not do the room justice, it is so gorgeous with a skylight, wonderful view of the lake and great ensuite bathroom. However what made the experience really feel amazing was Olivia and Andrew, they were just so lovely, very helpful with directions and recommendations. They truly make you feel like like old friends. If you are lucky you might catch some baked goods, courtesy of Olivia, for breakfast!

Kelsey User Profile
September 2017
Olivia and Andrew were absolutely the best! Their house was perfection- it was absolutely beautiful in every way. Olivia made such a wonderful breakfast in the morning and we have to say the best part of our trip was eating breakfast and chatting with Olivia and Andrew. Such a wonderful couple and the room was so cozy and comfortable. I highly recommend a stay at Olivia's. Definitely a highlight of our trip we still enjoy talking about!!

Genia User Profile
September 2017
I can not think of anything to add to the previous reviews.I had a wonderful welcome from Olivia.Delicious scones and coffee when I arrived, but it was her warmth and chat that made her so special. The house is so stylish and beautiful, and (when asked) Olivia even explained how she made her blinds and curtains! Her quilts are exquisite. Tea and coffee facilities in the bedroom was good to have.. Views from the bedroom are amazing. The bed was so comfortable, with quality bedding and I slept so well. Breakfast was plentiful with interesting conversation from Olivia and Andrew. Everything was perfect. Thank You

Emine User Profile
August 2017
Speechless! I feel like whatever I say will be an understatement for Olivia, her husband and their lovely house. The house was gorgeous. The room and the bathroom were beyond dreamy and extremely clean. Olivia went above and beyond accommodating us and baking us fresh muffins every morning. Lovely conversationist as well! Hope I can go back some day!

Cobh, IrelandJoined in October 2014
Olivia User Profile

I am retired but I keep busy with my hobbies, which include patchwork and quilting and interior design.
My husband and I love to travel and we have exchanged our home many times. I became an Airbnb host in July 2017 and I am really enjoying it!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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