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Park South Cottage with its mature gardens - a perfect retreat in the heart of the countryside
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Park South Cottage with its mature gardens - a perfect retreat in the heart of the countryside
Beautiful countryside views - cows grazing with the backdrop of Nagle View mountains Make yourself at home - Home away from Home!!!
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Park South Cottage with its mature gardens - a perfect retreat in the heart of the countryside
Beautiful countryside views - cows grazing with the backdrop of Nagle View mountains
Make yourself at home - Home away from Home!!!
Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and garden view
en-suite bathroom
Home Baking awaits you on arrival
Home is where the hearth is - a cosy sitting room to relax in
View from the sun porch as sit enjoying a cup of coffee!!
Bedroom with views of the countryside
Main Bathroom with a bathtub to soak in after a long days sightseeing
A friendly neighbour might come to say hello during you visit!!
Park South Holiday Home - A perfect cottage in the country
Plenty of secure parking space
Mature gardens with beautiful colours all year round
Country Kitchen - great place to chat and plan the nexts day tour
Wildlife in the local Doneraile Forest Park
Mountain Bike trail in the Ballyhoura region - one of the largest in Europe
Deer roaming in Doneraile Forest park
Donkey sanctuary nearby
Nano Nagle Cente
Doneraile Forest Park
Bedroom with en-suite bathroom with great country views
en-suite bathroom
Park South Cottage with its mature gardens - a perfect retreat from city life
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Mallow, County Cork

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Kevin S
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Property”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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My wife and I with our two teenage children stayed at this property in the middle of July for four nights. We arrived very late on our first night and upon arrival were met by the owner Eva who was extremely friendly and helpful. Eva left us some home baking and home made jams which was very welcome after our long journey from Belfast. The house met all our needs and we were very comfortable.
The house is in a lovely quiet country location with fabulous views and close to all motorways for sightseeing in the Cork area. When we left Eva gave us some of her lovely home made jam for the journey home. We found this property great value for money and had no issues about the utility charges. Eva we will be back.

Traveling group: Teenagers
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anacapri9
norfolk
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We had very good communication with the owner Eva as this was our first visit to Ireland ,she gave excellent directions to the cottage and we found it very easily.When we arrived it looked a lovely cottage with views to the front of fields and hills,to the back is a very big lawn which was lovely for watching rabbits at night and in the morning the gardens are well landscapped with a good size drive for turning in.Eva let us into the cottage and the first impressions were that a good hoover was needed the hallway was messy and both the lounge area and bedroom had bits on the floor, later on closer inspection there were cobwebs on the door leading to the green bedroom, the seals were coming off the window , there was a lot of dust on the shelves near the tv and dust on a lot of the furniture.
The sofa and chairs were so worn the fabric had split. The bed in the green room was so hard it was like sleeping on a wooden door after one night we slept in the pink room the bed was marginally better.We had a problem and the tv would not work so we had to go to eva who sent her daughter to fix it which she did but she said she was doing the tv nearly every week but you would think they would check that it was working before guests arrive.there were a lot of draughts from the windows and none of the inner doors fitted properly.
The best room is the kitchen it has everything you need fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine there is a lovely view of the back garden with all the rabbits.Eva had very kindly left jam,scones and a apple pie.the cottage is well situated to see the lower part of Ireland there is a little supermarket in the village only 7 mins by car there is also a very nice park there with deer and lakes.
When I booked the cottage I knew we were going to pay for the electric and oil we used,we had the heat on for about two hours at night and sometimes one hour in the morning but not always ,it did not get dark till 9pm when we put a light on and we went to bed at 11pm we used the oven about three times as we ate out mostly.We never used the dishwasher or washing machine .Eva never should us the meter and when we left she said we owed 104 euros or call it a round 100 e which worked out about £80 we actually spoke to irish couple on the ferry and there exact words were that we had been ripped off ,they said it should have been more like 35-40 euros ,I suppose the answer is to rent where everything is included,My real surprise is that the property had such good feedback perhaps we were just unlucky.

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Management Response
Jun 10, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your kind words on our central location, home baking, countryside views and the garden we also love. However, we are saddened to hear your comments about the cottage cleanliness and utility usage. Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has been our focus since setting up our family business 35 years ago. We are truly sorry you felt differently and would therefore like to apologise.

Thanks to your feedback, we have improved our utility usage procedure so that in future guests will have access to both the electric and oil meter during their stay so that they can monitor usage and have full confidence in the supplementary cost.

We hope you might think about giving us another chance and returning to our cottage in the future.

Best Wishes,

Eva
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Doug-and...
Long Beach, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We would have liked to stay longer if our schedule allowed it.”
Reviewed November 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This was our first trip to Ireland in search of my wife's ancestors especially Nano Nagle.
My pre-travel research paid off with the best place to stay at Eva's . Eva was most accommodating for all of our needs without hesitation. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of
being out in the country but with closeness by car to everyplace we wanted to visit. There is a lot to see and do. Amongst many choices don't neglect going to close-by Doneraile Park. We drove to Mallow and took the train to Cork City and Cobh on different days. Driving included out to Kinsale, Kilarney City and National Park. We hope to have a return visit to South Park.
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tandee676
Bryant, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This is the place!”
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Our stay at Park South cottage was fabulous! Eva is a wonderful hostess and made certain we felt welcomed and had everything we needed.
We were greeted with a wonderful selection of fresh baked goods. Scones, apple pie and a cake. All delicious!
The cottage is lovely, comfy, well stocked and well maintained. The gardens are lovely.
We found this to be a nice location to take several day trips. The cliffs, Ring of Kerry, The Burren, Adare, Cork.... all within driving distance.
The view from the cottage is spectacular.
Not only would I recommend that you visit, I myself will be returning in April.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Cosmopoli...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most beautiful cottage and a lovely welcome.”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Beautiful cottage lovely garden (which my children loved). Lovely host and a good welcome with a lovely spread of scones cake and food on arrival ( much need for hungry appetites'). Felt like a home from home.

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michael f
Kinlough, Ireland
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“lovely nagle view cottage”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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hello eva, just a wee note to say what a great time we had in your holiday cottage,every thing you need is their,from all your home baking when we got there to the home made jam when we were going.as we said before eva this is the best holiday cottage we have ever been to.and so handy to mallow,fermoy, cork, and limerick.and lots more places.eva you have a lovely clean cottage,and you take time to make us welcome.hope to be back next year.take care and god bless.michael and marie.co/Leitrim,

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Holly J
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing first stay in Ireland”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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The service we received from Eva at Park South Cottage was amazing, we arrived late saturday night to freshly baked scones, cakes and an apple pie and homemade jam- which were all delicious! The cottage is a really good size, locks on all the bedrooms which is handy if you are travelling in a group. Good size en-suite in 2 of the bedrooms and the third has a wash basin in. The bathroom is also a good size with a bath and shower. Good sized kitchen with large dining table, and good sized lounge, TV sometimes dropped signal but with patience and not too much channel flicking it worked ok.
Really nice location but a car is essential as set out of the village of Doneraile. Gorgeous views and use of the garden.
Lots of leaflets in the hallway giving great ideas for days out, Cork is a lovely city to explore and the Donkey Sanctuary is well worth a visit and a donation! A longer drive but well worth a visit is Muckross House, gardens and traditional working farm in Killareny, stunning scenery.
It was our fist stay in Ireland and after a fantastic time we will definitely be coming back to Park south in the near future.

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Liked best: Eva's home baking!
Liked least: Tractor season! early starts and late finishes
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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