Skibbereen: the end of the rainbow

Entire cabin hosted by Gloria & Brendan

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


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The space
A small fully-equipped self-contained cottage set in a mature garden amidst tranquil farmland, yet within ten minutes of a great cappuccino, the majestic ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, megalithic sites (we have a cairn within walking distance), artisan restaurants and much, much more.

We are quiet and unobtrusive, but have a wealth of local knowledge to make your stay memorable. Our interests are eclectic, so you let us know what it is you would like to discover and, in all likelihood, we can point you in the right direction.

We love good food ourselves and can offer pointers to stunning local produce if required. In the summer months you may have to share our acre of mature wooded garden with swallows and grandchildren. Sometimes simultaneously.

The accommodation consists of a double bedroom, bathroom and living space, including a small kitchen, on the ground floor plus a first floor with dormer windows suitable for sleeping two children (three at a pinch).

Despite the tranquillity, and apparent remoteness, we are only 6 km from the bustling market town of Skibbereen. The area is ideal for walking and cycling in addition to being a good base to explore the rugged Mizen and Beara peninsulas on our doorstep.

Unfortunately, this part of Ireland is no longer served by the railway network. The national bus service operates buses through Skibbereen with reasonable frequency. So a car, while not totally necessary, would facilitate seeing the breadth of sights in the locality.

This is a unique corner of the world where the community still have time for their neighbours and for the odd stray tourist. It is more beautiful than the famed Ring of Kerry but with a fraction of the visitors and none of the tour buses.

Guest access
Our guests have a self-contained light and airy cottage with oil-fired central heating, free wifi and ‘free-to-air’ satellite TV. The more important ‘freedom’ however, is access to the surrounding nature right at our doorstep.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Travel cot

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 167 reviews


Where you’ll be

Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

We live rurally, so there is not much to ‘do’ here except ‘be’ and luxuriate in the unparalleled peace and quiet. We have lovely neighbours, none of whose houses we can see, but we know they are there if needed.

Hosted by Gloria & Brendan

  1. Joined in August 2012
  • 167 Reviews
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Married couple with eclectic interests and preoccupations. Twelve grandchildren, when last counted. Love this beautiful corner of Ireland, where we have lived since 1989, and love introducing people to the seductive way of life here.

During your stay

Our own dwelling house is opposite the cottage so are generally around and about, but in an unobtrusive manner. We are happiest when our guests feel free to organise themselves, but more than happy to help or advise on any aspect of your stay.
Our own dwelling house is opposite the cottage so are generally around and about, but in an unobtrusive manner. We are happiest when our guests feel free to organise themselves, bu…
  • Languages: Nederlands, Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy