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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Castletownshend, County Cork

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great views in great comfort”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Stunning scenery, very remote on a secluded peninsula which is a perfect get-away-from-it-all location. It starts when you leave the N71 and have mainly low visibility single-track road (hardly any traffic) for the final 20 minutes. You can't go quick so you relax and just enjoy! House itself is very spacious with everything you need and a large private garden. The local area is beautiful for walks/hikes when not venturing very far out for the day but there are also several good day-trips in the south west. Very happy we spent a full week here.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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GJC247
Berkshire
1 review
“Peace & tranquility in copious amounts”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Ideal location to relax and enjoy the views over Toe Head Bay, the walks around the quiet roads or cliffs, and for looking at the stars on a clear night. I would recommend the Saturday market in Skibbereen for good local produce and the Fish Shop on Marsh Road for fresh fish.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Lesley M
Biddulph, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Set in a beautiful position with far reaching views overlooking the bay. The property is very spacious with safe gardens to the front where you can watch the children play while enjoying the stunning outlook. The area is free from your usual holiday crowds. In fact one day we got a beach to ourselves! Unknown in England.

Date of stay: August 2013
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pauline B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning scenery and very spacious accommodation”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Traveling down from Cork Airport to Toe Head feels as if you are leaving the hustle and bustle of life behind you. Toe Head is a very rural "get away form it all" location and the scenery is stunning.
The views from the bungalow are just as described and there is a peace and tranquility about this part of Ireland that should be experienced by everyone.
The accommodation was excellent and had everything we needed. There is even TV and WIFI
I'm already looking forward to returning next year and hope to stay a little longer to explore the areas we missed.this time.
Castletownsend is a "must see place" if only to navigate the tree, growing out of the middle of the road, down to the small harbour.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: watching the sunset from the terrace with a glass of wine in my hand
Liked least: having to leave
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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Kelso, Washington, United States
Reviewed August 29, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: The View!
Liked least: No TV, no WIFI, no cellphone signal & no telephone.
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2012
We are pleased to learn you enjoyed our wonderful rural location and the spacious property. Thank you for your feedback on the things that were not to your satisfaction. In view of feedback we have now installed a brand new TV and DVD player and have had the chimney swept! (it had not been done for years and was out of use). We apologise that you did not find the two hairdryers at the property and we have added a note on their location in our guest information for future guests. We agree that the mobile phone reception can be variable - this is one of the trade-offs for the beautiful remote location. We always get a reception from the kitchen/dining room at the front of the house and will ensure we inform our future guests of this. Thank you again for the useful feedback.
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Rose L
Hexham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A tranquil spot and very spacious family accommodation with amazing panoramic views.”
Reviewed June 13, 2012 for a stay in August 2011
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at Moynihan's for a week with our young children. The house is in a very quiet location with beautiful views across the sea-scape. There are lots of lovely walks, bike rides and beaches to explore. The house itself is very spacious and well equipped, even down to the picnic equipment. We would love to go there again as it is a very peaceful retreat.

Date of stay: August 2011
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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Nadine M
Charlbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A blissful rural escape”
Reviewed May 3, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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We flew into Cork and hired a car travelling out on to the peninsula SW of Cork. We were very impressed with this spacious property. The house is one of only a few houses at Toe Head with an uninterrupted view of the sea which gave us several fab sunsets and it has a very large garden. It is very quiet and peaceful and not too far to Castletownshend and Skibbereen where you can stock up on food and other essentials or find places to eat and buy souvenirs. It is well equipped and even has a dishwasher so no washing up after dinner. My partner, who is a keen fisherman managed to catch mackerel and pollock off the rocks at Toe Head which we barbequed - delicious. We also loved the organic country market in the town of Schull which is on every Sunday. Great if you love country walks, running, self-catering, pretty local beaches and seclusion. All in all a very relaxing stay!

Date of stay: March 2012
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Liked best: The tranquility
Liked least: You do need to hire a car or have a car.
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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