Beautiful Traditional Irish Cottage

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Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Beautiful Traditional Irish Cottage

Entire homePrivate host

Beautiful Traditional Irish Cottage

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Goleen, County Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThree Castles Head17 min walk
  • Popular LocationMizen Vision11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMizen Head15 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
1184 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

Beautiful Traditional Irish Cottage

Lakefront holiday home with kitchen and patio
The Cottage at Three Castle Head has to be one of the best-located holiday homes in the whole of West Cork. It is set on the land of the beautiful Three Castle Head peninsula where you have full and exclusive access to the 12th Century Castles and lake. There are breathtaking coastal views of Dunlough Bay and the Mizen Head from the house. The house is also just a 5-minute drive to Barley Cove beach, which is considered to be one of Irelands best beaches.

The house is set on the land of a large organic sheep farm. It is very popular with Bird Watchers, Whale Watchers, Photographers and Hikers or those who just want a scenic getaway in one of Irelands most beautiful areas. It is also just a 5-minute drive to the picturesque seaside village of Crookhaven.

The cottage, which was completely renovated in 2011 offers a romantic, rustic and cozy atmosphere with an open fire and traditional Irish cottage style furnishings. Private and tranquil, it is an ideal getaway for couples and family's. The house is surrounded by its own lawns, and garden. Upstairs there is a large bedroom, which can sleep up to 3 people. Downstairs there is a large bedroom with a double bed. There is also a large bathroom on the ground floor, which has a bathtub and shower etc. The kitchen and living room are also both situated downstairs.

Nature Lovers: Three Castle Head is very popular with Bird Watchers - many first sightings of new species to Ireland have taken place here. It is also a very good spot for Whale Watching. Some of the Wildlife here includes Birds, Foxes, Wild Sheep, Rabbits, Seals, Sharks Whales and much more.
Three Castle Head is also very popular with people that like hiking, hill walking and photography - as there are an abundance of spectacular mountain and coastal views here.

Activities: There are a lot of things to do in the area including - Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Surfing, Canoeing, Hill Walking or just lazing on the beach.
There are some great Traditional Irish bars in the area., particularly Billie’s in Crockhaven, there are also some very good restaurants in the area - Herons Cove in Goleen, Blair’s Cove and the Good Things Cafe in Durras.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Stair gate


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


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

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hunting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 1184 sq ft (110 sq m)


  • Beach access
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Marina
  • Motor-boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching

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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 (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
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

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Goleen, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a lake. Three Castles Head and Mizen Vision are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Dunmanus Bay and Barleycove Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain climbing.

What's nearby

  • Three Castles Head - 17 min walk
  • Barleycove Beach - 8 min drive
  • Mizen Vision - 11 min drive
  • Mizen Head - 15 min drive
  • Sheep's Head Peninsula - 84 min drive


  • The Fastnet Bar - 11 min drive
  • The Crookhaven Inn - 12 min drive
  • Nottages - 12 min drive
  • Heron's Cove - 12 min drive
  • O'Sullivans Bar - 12 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

A hidden gem in Ireland
If you are looking for an stunningly beautiful place to get away this is your place. It’s just you, beautiful landscapes, cute sheep, and a castle ruin with miles of amazing coastline hiking. The cottage/ house has absolutely everything you need including a fully equipped kitchen(with some food), great giant soaker tub, laundry, and working fireplace with wood . You can’t really get internet in the cottage, but we found it a bonus to force you to relax. We found we could walk out the front door and have service within 10 meters of the house if needed. The owners are absolutely lovely and ready to help any time you need them. We will be back.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

The most wonderful place in the world. Loved everything.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect staycation
Wonderful location to get away from it all. Great location to some wonderful beaches, the walk to the castle and its surroundings were wonderful and the lack of internet and phone signal meant you really got away from it all. The host's were great with providing info and help. We hope to return.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic escape
We just returned from a much needed holiday at this beautiful cottage. The location is idyllic and we thoroughly enjoyed daily walks in the area. The hosts were friendly and very accommodating.
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

West Cork Getaway
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. It is quite remote so you need to be prepared to do a bit of driving but worth it for the beautiful views, walks, scenery and beaches in the area. A great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!