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Recently renovated 19th century stone cottage, 2 double and 1 twin bedroom with oil fired central heating, wood burning stove, dishwasher, wifi, and TV. An idyllic rural location of about one acre adjacent to the family farm. Chickens and ducks to feed if desired! A 20 minute walk from the ferry but the island is serviced by a bus, 1 shop and 3 pubs! The cottage is south facing and has a large deck sheltered from the west, with its own well for water that is solar heated.
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About the neighborhood
Cape Clear has approx 120 full time inhabitants, with numbers growing in the summer months. A great spot to get away from it all, walk, read paint and bird watch. Animals to feed for the children, the goat farm to visit and enjoy a meal at the shop by the harbour.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Cork: 43.5 mi
If driving from Dublin allow 4-5 hours. From cork allow 2 hours, longer if you intend to stop and shop on the way down. Food can be ordered from Fields supermarket in Skibbereen and is delivered on the 2 pm ferry daily except Tuesday and Sunday. The shop on the island sells the basics and serves breakfast , lunch and dinner. Music in the club at the weekends but rarely before 10 pm!<BR><BR>The ferry to Cape Clear is a foot ferry only and there are no ATMs on the island, but the shop and Cotters the pub do take credit cards.<BR><BR>The island bus meets every ferry and will pick you up for €2 each.<BR><BR>There is a nurse on the island 24/7.