Holiday home The Schooner is a fabulous, detached cottage near the village of Goleen in County Cork. It boasts four bedrooms; a king-size double, a double, a ground floor twin and a ground floor single, sleeping seven people altogether. The interior also offers a bathroom, a ground floor shower room, an open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire, as well as a second sitting room with a woodburning stove and a sun room. To the exterior is ample off-road parking, a decked area with garden furniture, a second patio area and a large lawned area with seating. The Schooner offers spacious accommodation with fabulous countryside views and glimpses of the sea in the distance.
Area Goleen sits on the south-western tip of Ireland, in County Cork, offering four pubs, two shops, a petrol station and a fast food restaurant, helping to cater for the tourists who visit the village each year. Just four miles away is the large Blue Flag sandy beach at Barley Cove, while a little further on the visitor centre at Mizen Head is well worth a visit. Activities in the area include golf, horse riding, walking, angling, sailing, diving, birdwatching and surfing, while further afield the market town of Skibbereen offers a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs.
Amenities Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove. Oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, TV, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Ample off-road parking. Enclosed garden with lawned area and seating, decked terrace with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. No stag/hen or similar parties
We stayed for a week at the Schooner over Easter.. The house is absolutely wonderful with everything we needed for a very relaxing and comfortable stay. The house was clean and tidy and has excellent facilities with very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is excellent with everything you need to make good meals and a very nice eating area in both the kitchen and the dining room. The back patio is wonderful for those days that you can sit outside and has lovely views to the sea nearby. The general location is beautiful with Goleen village easily and safely within walking distance to the house. Both Jane and Brian provided plenty of good recommendations to see in the locality for day trips and fine places to eat out in. All in all this was a fabulous place to stay and we would highly recommend it. We enjoyed it so much we have already put a deposit down on a return visit next year.
We completely enjoyed our stay and are hoping to book again later in the year.. Very peaceful and relaxing cottage.
The one and only thing we found that would need addressing is towels. There was only one towel provided per person which meant we had to wash every other day. Not a major problem but it would be good to have more especially for families etc.
Schooner cottage is definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in. 10 out of 10 for location, view, amenities and relaxation.
We’ve been to county cork many times but this cottage has been the best so far! Schooner cottage was definitely very relaxing. We are a big family with little children and children loved the space to play in and outside the cottage. The views were amazing. There was nothing to complain about! Hope we can return to it again someday inshallah.
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