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Beautiful Holiday Cottage 3 beds with private access to Dunmanus Bay

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Beautiful Holiday Cottage 3 beds with private access to Dunmanus Bay

Entire homePrivate host

Beautiful Holiday Cottage 3 beds with private access to Dunmanus Bay

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Dunbeacon, County Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKilravock Garden11 min drive
  • Popular LocationSheep's Head Peninsula15 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Gabriel15 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1292 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beautiful Holiday Cottage 3 beds with private access to Dunmanus Bay

Waterfront Cottage with patio and fireplace
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Huge Kitchen and 3 reception rooms.
Our beautiful house at Drishane is situated 6 miles from Schull on the Mizen Peninsula in an elevated position with wonderful views over Dunmanus Bay. High speed Internet and printer with office looking over the Atalntic ocean. From the kitchen window you can watch Dolphins and Seals feeding for the mackerel which abound in the water here. It is a cottage style, stone built house in a half acre garden. Running through the garden is a stream with a small waterfall and pool with a bridge to a little spinney – ideal for the children to play. You can walk to the private beach which is 5 minutes away and within 150 mts view from the property where you can swim fish and sunbathe.

The location is well placed to access Schull, Ballydehob (5 miles), and Baltimore (12 miles) on the Roaring Water Bay side of the peninsula as well as Bantry (7 miles), Glengariff (12 miles) and beyond the Dunmanus side, all of which have many excellent pubs and restaurants. The village of Durrus is 5 miles away with pubs great food and live music plus a mini-market filled with local produce. The surrounding countryside is stunning in all directions both beautiful and craggy and is excellent for hill walking and cycling. There are first class golf courses in Bantry, Glengariff and Skibbereen plus amazing long beautiful sandy beaches around Crookhaven and Barley Cove.

Many of our friends and family who have stayed describe the setting as idyllic but all without doubt maintain it is the best view they have ever experienced anywhere on earth. Surrounded by the mountains and sea washed by the gulf stream waters makes the location and amazing scenery one of those rare places where you can almost touch the peace and serenity. It is truly an unforgettable cottage in the most wonderful of locations – writer’s poets and artists are inspired here - as you open the door and step inside you feel like you have been transposed into another world where you can lose your cares and find tranquility!
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Gillian Seago
Speaks English, French, German

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car required

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Ice maker


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1292 sq ft (120 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area


This cottage is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. Bantry House and Three Castles Head are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Dunmanus Bay and Kilravock Garden. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Kilravock Garden - 11 min drive
  • Sheep's Head Peninsula - 15 min drive
  • Mount Gabriel - 15 min drive
  • Schull Harbour - 17 min drive
  • Schull Planetarium - 17 min drive


  • Longboat Bar Durrus - 9 min drive
  • The Sheeps Head - 9 min drive
  • Long Boat Bar - 9 min drive
  • New Haven - 16 min drive
  • Hackett - 16 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Only fabulous
We had the misfortune of visiting while the weather was a bit unkind, so couldn't make the most of the garden and barbecue, but still the house was wonderful. The view over the bay is amazing, and we got to see it through multiple moods. We also saw some visitors in the garden - a hare and a pheasant! Thankfully, the TV and surprisingly good wifi also helped keep everyone entertained when needed.. The area is beautiful with so much to see and do. The host is a gent and the housekeeper just couldn't do enough for us. Stay here!
Stayed 8 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful short stay
Everyone loved it - especially the kids. Big house, beautiful location.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful, comfortable, tranquil cottage in perfect location.
The description of this house was very alluring; we wondered if it would match up to expectations. It exceeded them. We’ve just spent a wonderful few days both exploring the breathtaking local scenery and relaxing in the comfy, warm, house overlooking the lough. On a rainy morning we curled up and read our books in complete peace, the tide and weather continually changing the scenic backdrop through the panoramic windows. Our highlights included seeing porpoises, seals and a whale from Mizen Head, enjoying glittering stars and the Milky Way from the house (there’s no light pollution), the welcoming local people, and swimming in the clearest seas we’ve seen anywhere. We are very grateful to the owner for his attention to detail and sincere concern that everything should be perfect for us, which it was.

5/5 Excellent

Superb location, stunning views, sorry we couldn't stay a bit longer (we were there for 4 nights) but will be back for more

5/5 Excellent

cozy house with beautiful view
We loved staying in the house. It was very comfortable and cozy. The meals cooked with the AGA were always so tasty! The location is perfect for day trips to the various peninsulas; Sheeps head, Mizen head, ring of Beara, ring of Kerry. And the views are stunning!