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The Fish House - a cottage by the water in West Cork

The Fish House
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Skibbereen, County Cork
The Fish House, somewhere you can relax… and call home, is a pretty stone cottage (redecorated, carpetted and equipped in spring 2010) and has a beautiful country feel to it. Think Liscannor flag stonefloors, elm worktops, painted tongue and groove panelling, limewashed walls, irish country furniture and you’re nearly there. Add an eclectic mix of Morrocan wall hangings, Scottish orkney chairs, hurricane lamps, books and paintings, and we hope we’ve created somewhere you can really enjoy!

Glance out the windows when the tide is high and it's like being on a boat with views of the water in most directions. Seals occasionally pay a visit, or the local kingfisher may get over his shyness and perch on the deck, or the ducks (if it's the right time of year) may provide entertainment as they teach their ducklings to swim on the pond b...
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Listing #HL216139
About the Owner
Denise C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We've been before, with our twins who were then 8, now 12, and we totally loved it this time too. The house is so gorgeous, secluded, characterful, with a lovely view from every window. The master bedroom where you can lie in bed and watch...More

2  Thank KrystynaK514
Reviewed July 16, 2018

The love and thought and attention to detail that went into this charming home is apparent,and a credit to Denise and padraig,as soon as we walked in the front door we felt ourselves going back in time it has an authentic olden day feel which...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

It’s all been said about The Fish House - and it’s all true. When you walk into this house the place just embraces you and makes you smile. We knew right away that a week there wouldn’t be enough - We needed at least a...More

1  Thank Winnie P
WestCorkFish, VR Owner at The Fish House - a cottage by the water in West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Many thanks Winnie. It was great having you to stay and very glad you went away smiling!!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Ocean Views
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please note that the property is by the water's edge so suitability for children depends on the age of the children. Please contact the owner to discuss. Dogs are allowed...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    5 Twins
    1 King
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
All inclusive of heating, electricity, logs for open-fire, wifi and telephone (incoming calls only). €250 breakages deposit is payable on arrival. Additional €100 deposit required for guests with dogs.

Discounts available for bookings of 3 weeks or more. 4 night minimum stay off peak – please email for more details as to when short stays are available. Many thanks for your interest and hope to see you at the Fish House!
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About the neighborhood
Naturally enough given the proximity to the water – sailing, surfing, kayaking, diving are all a great way to pass the time here – courses for these can be taken locally. One special mention has to be night time kayaking – an absolutely wonderful experience for all abilities. Or take a more gentle approach on a coastal boat trip and watch dolphins and whales playing alongside as you take in the scenery.

Golfing, fishing, horse riding, walking, archaeological trips, even dirt and quad biking make it onto the list! Pampering (well who says this has to be all about action!) – West Cork offers an amazing range of alternative therapy opportunities from yoga to belly dancing, tai chi to reiki, homeopathy to osteopathy, indian massage to seaweed treatments. Go home glowing!

Food is a big thing...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Cork Airport: 55.9 mi
Railway: Cork Kent Station: 62.1 mi
Ferry: Ringaskiddy: 65.2 mi
Fly to: Cork Airport (1 hour) , Shannon (3 hours) or Dublin (5 hours)
Among the airlines flying to Cork are: Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Aer Arran, Air Wales, Wizz & BMI Baby

By Ferry:
Irish Ferries Pembroke – Rosslare, Cherbourg – Rosslare www.irishferries.com
Stena Line Fishguard – Rosslare www.stenaline.com
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.7 mi.
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