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Self-Catering Castletownbere

Birch Tree Cottage in Castletownbere, Cork

From: €337 weekly Guests 7 Rooms 4 Bathroom 4

Birch Tree Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Birch Tree Cottage is a detached, family cottage situated only a ten minute walk from the seaside town of Castletownbere in County Cork. This cottage sleeps seven people in four bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor double with en-suite, two first floor doubles, with one boasting an en-suite and a single, as well as a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. This cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast area and dining area, a sitting room with multi-fuel stove and a conservatory. Outside there's off road parking and a lawned garden with patio and furniture. Birch Tree Cottage is an excellent base for walks, cycle rides and numerous activities.

The town of Castletownbere is situated at the foot of the Caha Mountains on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork. With stunning scenery, this seaside resort offers many seafood restaurants, plus the Beara Peninsula boasts wonderful walks and cycle routes. There's also a number of activities in the area including boat trips, sea angling, canoeing, sailing and kayaking.

Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel inc. in rent 1st April-31st October, charged by meter reading 1st November-31st March, first ?20 inc. in rent. Power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, pub and harbour 10 mins walk. Please note: this property does not allow short breaks, only weekly bookings.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Dixon
September 2020
Great house everything you could need very clean comfortable and lots of space very impressive holiday home
Mr Dixon, September 2020
September 2020
Excellent property and exactly as described.. Perfect setting in a beautiful part of Ireland.
Mr Tyrrell, September 2020
July 2020
Birch Tree cottage was the BEST holiday rental we ever stayed in.. The house is gorgeous and in a great location - a lovely stroll into town. There was nothing extra that we could have asked for. The house was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need - including some very welcome and generous food to get us over the first night and morning. The beds were so comfortable and all rooms were so spacious. I couldn't recommend Birch Tree highly enough.
Mrs Boyd, July 2020
October 2019
Very nice and well appointed property.. The owners were also very prompt to deal with a minor issue at the house during our stay (they were there within 30 minutes for something non essential). They also generously let us stay on a couple of hours on our day of departure as no one was coming in the day we left so that we could watch the rugby world cup final. Much appreciated - even though we lost!. Would be very happy to stay there again.
September 2019
This house was amazing; we've stayed at lots of holiday homes in Ireland, and this was one of the best! The location was perfect: the house is surrounded by well-kept shrubbery and hedges, giving it a secluded feel, but within easy walking distance of the quaint town of Castletownbere. Upon arrival we discovered a lavish welcome pack of fresh fruit, biscuits, tea, two kinds of bread, butter and jam, and a quart of milk! The house is beautiful and definitely not a typical rental, more like an up-scale Irish home. The kitchen was incredibly well-stocked, with beautiful crockery and glasses, and new pots and pans and skillets, which made cooking a breeze. The beds were delightfully comfortable, the showers supplied instantaneous hot water with great pressure, and the bed linens and towels were thick and plush. It was a bit nippy some mornings, but not to worry-you could turn on the heat in whatever room you desired, and it quickly took the chill off. Every room was immaculately clean and well-appointed, and the gardens were beautiful. The surrounding area was quiet and peaceful, with sheep and cows and an occasional hare for company. No wonder this house is usually rented; if you see that it's available, book it! You'll be so glad you did!
richard j
May 2019
what an amazing cottage this is, perfect in every way,this was our second visit still stunning. only a short distance to the town centre where there are lots of good pubs and restaurants .the bedrooms are perfect. congratulations to the owners.
Mr Walsh
March 2019
Great Property, very clean.. All you need for a stay, and plenty of room very friendly local people in the area, nearly every one acknowledges you as you pass them. Such a pleasure for relaxing and also a great area for driving around. Just a shame there was no guest book to compliment the property and self advertise the locality i.e pubs and restaurants etc
Mr Mik
February 2019
This cottage was very nice and very comfortable.. Everthing you need was in the house.
Mrs Howard
September 2018
Birch Tree Cottage is a stunning property and everything you could possibly need is supplied.. Welcome hamper of bread, milk, jams, biscuits and fruit waiting for us on arrival. Friendly welcome from the owner, Betty, who owns O'Sheas bar in town. The property exceeded my expectations and I would definitely recommend it. Hope to come back again soon.
Mrs Mahr
August 2018
This holiday cottage was very cosy we really liked to be there.. All you need for a holiday will be there. A pub, resaurants and a big supermarket with everything is in a walking distance.
Mr Salt
July 2018
The house and garden were of high quality and the view was very scenic.. One had the feeling of being out in the country but it was only a 10 minute walk to town. Booking arrangements were easy and the owner was friendly and helpful. There was plenty to see and do in the area especially for walkers. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a spacious holiday house in this area.
Mr De Boer
July 2018
The house is situatied just outside Castletownbere , it has a beautiful garden and there is a fine view of the Hills.. It’s a very quiet area , we appreciate that . The house is clean and the bedrooms are perfect , a nice livingroom , a well equipped kitchen and the beautiful serre. We special liked walking on Bere island . The town is nice , not so many tourists. The owner was very friendly!
Mr Brady
June 2018
The Cottage is set in beautiful surroundings, just a short walk into Castletownbere, looking out over Beare Island.. The cottage itself is outstanding, and the facilities and cleanliness way beyond expectations. I would recommend it to anyone!
Mr Gamble
June 2018
We have been taking cottage holidays for over thirty years but never have come across one so well equipped, everything possible was thought of and more.. The cottage was also extremely comfortable with the standard of cleanliness very high indeed. The owners were most helpful and genuine without being overbearing making it clear that they available if we needed them. The location of the cottage was superb, a 10 min walk from the town centre and right on the Beara Way walking route with stunning mountain walks right from the door. All in all, this is a cottage of the highest standard owned by lovely, genuine people in a beautiful location and one that we would love to return.
Mr Reynolds
June 2018
This was a very well equipped cottage with everything you might need.. The level of provision of items like toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets etc etc is well above what you would normally expect. The photographs and description actually underplay what is on offer. The house is ideally situated on country lane but just 15 minutes walk from the town giving the best of both worlds. One of the best holiday rentals I have come across.
Mr Fullerton
June 2018
The house makes agood base to explore all there is to see on the Bere Peninsula,with exceptional views around every corner.. We choose this house to visit the Ring of Kery,Kinsale etc.but we did not have too as there was so much to do here.The house was outstanding, and Betty O'shea the owner had supplied a good welcome pack,with extras which included fresh fruit,biscuits,jams and marmalade.Also Betty owns one of the bars in Castletownbere,need I say more!!
September 2017
Really fantastic cottage to stay in. Immaculate inside and out. About half a mile from the fishing village. Beautiful views of the mountains in front and back. It was a long drive from the ferry port of Rosslare, but well worth it when you arrived. The village is on the Ring of Beara, so there is lots to see. Don't miss the only cable car in Ireland. You can pay to go in it to Dursey Island. Its the only cable car to go over open sea. Overall we had a fantastic week staying in this cottage.
September 2017
The owner of our cottage was so kind & generous to us providing a really good .... The owner of our cottage was so kind & generous to us providing a really good starter pack & we wanted for nothing including soap powder, dish washer tabs the list is endless so very very kind
Mr Fennell
June 2017
Terrific views from the house, lovely location within walking distance of the town and restaurants! The house was very spacious and had every amenity you could wish for with a beautiful garden and a very friendly and helpful owner!
March 2017
House exceeded our expectations . was greeted by owner betty and daughter christina . . the property is situated with beautiful views and no noise quiet rural location .. everything in house you need for enjoyable holiday .. if u get a clear night look up to sky and see how many stars there is amazing ...garden is well presented and sensor lights at night are a good addition to welcome u home after a night in the town .. you will not get a better cottage and hosts .. thank you betty and christina didnt want to leave
Sheilagh R
May 2016
This place is the most amazing place l have ever stayed at. The cottage/house is as good if not better than the pictures on website. We arrived and found,fruit bread milk tea etc etc etc there for us. Warm and spotlessly clean. Kitchen with every conceivable thing you would need. Washing facilities,so don't go taking piles of clothes,it's easy in washing machine with indoor drying area as well as outdoor. Tv s everywhere. DVDs player in fact if you can find anything that the owner hasn't catered for you're a better man than me Gungadin. I called Betty for directions for collecting the keys,what a lovely friendly lady she is. Nothing was to much bother for her and her family. Well now l have been spoils,so l am going to find it very hard to follow a place like this. Thank you so much Betty for everything,we loved your house and we will be back. Sheilagh,John Dave and Julie. X
Ms Round
April 2016
This was perfect in every way. We were provided with everything we needed and more. It was warm and comfortable in a stunning location with a pleasant owner. It is a fabulous area for days out and restaurants. The Jacuzzi and ornate garden were a bonus. We can definitely recommend and will book again.
Mrs Thompson
March 2016
Birch Tree Cottage is an amazingly beautiful and comfortable house with views to die for. The attention to details was more than we expected. The owners were friendly and helpful.
March 2016
We were more than happy with every aspect of this "cottage" location, amenities, more than you could ask for , the owner had thought of every detail. Clean comfortable and wonderful to return to after a day exploring the magical coast of West Cork, the Ring of Beara is breath-taking and a wow around every bend.... Evenings spent in the town were pretty good to !! Everyone so friendly.
Mrs Wotherspoon
September 2015
The standard of the accommodation was exceptional.
Mr Arenz
August 2015
The cottage is perfect; all furniture, house and garden are in an excellent condition. The owner is very friendly. For the next stay in the South West of Ireland there is no alternative to Birch Tree Cottage.
Mr Shine
July 2015
It was an absolutely spectacular rental. We will come back again.
Mr Shine
June 2015
This was a spectacular holiday home. We would like to return next year!!
Mrs Macgregor
June 2015
The cottage was one of the best we've stayed in. A beautiful location and a wonderful cottage. Everything you could want was provided and it worked brilliantly for us as two couples staying there. The garden was an absolute delight. The cottage was brilliantly located being within 10 minutes walk (5 minutes cycle ride) from town, yet feeling as though you were in the country and with amazing views.
June 2015
This holiday cottage was great. Excellent location, detached from immediate neighbours, peaceful, 1km from heart of town - far enough out to be quiet, close enough to walk into town (and back, after a meal!). Everything was spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. Plenty of hot water for multiple baths if needed (easy to work heating / hot water controls). There was plenty of space and seating for people to spread out (the lounge, the conservatory, and settee in dining room). This also allowed for people who like different ambient temperatures - warmer in the conservatory, cooler in the sitting room. Beautiful garden. Use of garage, very useful for bikes or other equipment. Owners very welcoming and friendly. The town itself has some good places to eat, and Supavalu store has all the basics and more, and good walking and cycling locally.
Mr Allenby
February 2015
I have to say that this is the best. The owners did so much for us and are so warm, friendly and helpful, I can not wish for anything more. I am already looking to see when I can return! All is perfect with the house and it is all to a high standard. Out 10 I would give 11/10! or higher. All was perfect.
Ms Modiano
December 2014
The holiday was amazing, made 100% better by the owners friendliness and helpfulness. We had an amazing time and enjoyed every minute of being at Birch Tree Cottage. Would recommend to anyone. The property is wonderful, everything is immaculate and wonderful. The views of the local area were breathtaking.
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