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Quirky land boat close to the beach with donkeys!

4.97(286 reviews)SuperhostBallinspittle, County Cork, Ireland
Boat hosted by Dawna
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom

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You’ll have the boat to yourself.
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Nesbitt is a one bedroom boat set in its own private garden, overlooked by 3 donkeys. She has electricity, full cooking, toilet and showering facilities on board, albeit all quite compact!
Ideally suited for a couple or small family.
A peaceful and quite getaway surrounded by animals, trees & farmland just 10 mins drive from Kinsale and 5 mins from some fantastic beaches. An ideal base for exploring the south of Ireland. Somewhere quirky and different. Great for little ( & big) imaginations.

The space
Nesbit is a 37ft land based boat. She was destined for the scrap heap but we completely transformed her over an 18 month period. Almost everything in her has been recycled. She is bright, cosy and a funky little place to stay to enjoy the beautiful local countryside. She has a bedroom with a triangular shaped double bed, a galley kitchen with sink, hob, grill, microwave, kettle, toaster, and small fridge. The living space has a comfortable seating area with a table that converts to a single bed suitable for an adult or 2 small children. Also on board is a bijou bathroom/wetroom with toilet, wash hand basin and electric shower.
The living space is all on one level. There is electric heating in the boat so it is suitable for winter living. There is a big private garden area with the boat with a picnic bench and sand pit.

Guest access
The boat with its own private garden overlooked by donkeys
and the occasional cow. There is an electric fence between the boat garden and donkey field and we would ask guests not to enter the field with the donkeys.

Other things to note
The table in the seating area converts to make a single bed. The ceilings in parts of the boat are a little low. A travel cot is also available if you need one. We are happy to accept pets (maximum 2) but we would be grateful if they did not sleep on the furniture and are kept on a lead at all times as we have donkeys, cattle and free roaming hens in close proximity. We can provide a pet bed and bowls.
During the current COVID-19 crisis we regret that we are unable to accept international guests who have not quarantined for 14 days on entry into Ireland.
Nesbitt is a one bedroom boat set in its own private garden, overlooked by 3 donkeys. She has electricity, full cooking, toilet and showering facilities on board, albeit all quite compact!
Ideally suited for a couple or small family.
A peaceful and quite getaway surrounded by animals, trees & farmland just 10 mins drive from Kinsale and 5 mins from some fantastic beaches. An ideal base for exploring the so…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 cot

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hair dryer
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Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance

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Ballinspittle, County Cork, Ireland

We live on a farm with ponies, donkeys, hens, cattle and an alpaca all nearby. There are a few lovely beaches nearby, tons of great places to eat within a 10 min drive. A fabulous new playground, an award winning cafe and a pub all within walking distance in the quirky little village of Ballinspittle. Kinsale is 10kms away, Clonakilty is 25kms. We are 45 mins from Cork airport. The Blarney Stone, Fota wildlife park, Cobh, the Jameson distillery and Cork city are all within easy reach.
We live on a farm with ponies, donkeys, hens, cattle and an alpaca all nearby. There are a few lovely beaches nearby, tons of great places to eat within a 10 min drive. A fabulous new playground, an award winni…

Hosted by Dawna

Joined in June 2015
  • 630 Reviews
  • Superhost
Im the lucky mum of 2 amazing tiny people. Im married to Thomas and I love gardening, animals and all things old, quirky and whimsical. We are very privileged to live in such a lovely area and my mission is to make my tiny slice of it even better.
Im the lucky mum of 2 amazing tiny people. Im married to Thomas and I love gardening, animals and all things old, quirky and whimsical. We are very privileged to live in such a lov…
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I'm available nearby whenever needed but I like to give my guests peace and space to enjoy the silence and take in the lovely countryside.
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House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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