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The Garden Cottages in Castletownshend, Cork

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sleeps 24
9 rooms
9 bathrooms

The Garden Cottages description

The Garden Cottages are Nestled in a peaceful, rural, wooded hideaway, surrounded by stunning West Cork countryside, and only about a mile and half from the quaint village of Castletownshend with beaches nearby. Well situated only a 5 minute drive from Skibbereen, which is the 'hub' of West Cork and is an ideal base from which to discover the delight that the area has to offer.

We aim to provide not just self catering accommodation, but a country living experience that feels like home, where you can bring your dog and walk out your door into the countryside undisturbed by traffic and let time stand still. On your return, stop by the vegetable plot and pick some veggies, collect some eggs and retreat to snuggle up around the fire or head out for a pint down the local Mary Ann's.


There are 3 cottages in total and they can be rented individually or all together for larger groups.
Cottage 1. Sleeps 6 - 8 guests. 2 double bedrooms en-suite. One twin room and a sofa bed on the mezzanine that sleeps 2 extra guests.

Cottage 2. Sleeps 5 - 7 guests. One triple room en-suite, one double room en-suite and a sofa bed that sleeps 2 extra guests.

Cottage 3: Sleeps 6 - 8 guests. 2 double rooms, 1 twin and 1 single room.

The 3 cottages combined sleep a total of 24 guests.


The gardens are a mix of old and new, with mature native species trees lining the meandering drive and new features such as our ornamental pond furnished with Coi and the odd goldfish.

We have concentrated on getting our kitchen garden up and running, we now have two (bursting to the brim) tunnels growing a selection of vegetables from spring carrots and lettuce to summer tomatoes and cucumbers (depending on the time of year). Outside in the kitchen garden we have every vegetable imaginable growing, all neatly laid out in raised beds. We have a young fruit garden within the Vegetable plot that bears apples, raspberries, currants and strawberries (not that we ever see a strawberry as the children get there first!).

In addition to this we grow and cut flowers for retail, catering to weddings and parties. Growing a variety of species such as Asters, Dahlia, Larkspur, Cosmos, Delphiniums and roses to name but a few. Not only is the perfume as you walk into the garden intoxicating but to pick a posy and put it on your table to compliment the fresh vegetables you have just picked is a rare treat!

Just a hop from the vegetable plot are our busy free range hens who are only too happy to provide you with fresh eggs for your breakfast in exchange for some of your food scraps.

Eggs are normally available but sometimes the hens have periods of not laying when they are moulting or go broody (want to have chicks) and as mister fox paid us a visit last winter we are currently gettings our numbers up again.

The Veg in the garden is subject to the time of year and the weather of course.


  • Bars nearby
  • Barbeque
  • Bath towels included
  • Beach very close
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Central heating included
  • Close to sea
  • Dishwasher
  • Downstairs WC
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Drying machine
  • Easy walking access
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Family friendly
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Good for couples
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Horse riding
  • Internet access
  • Linen included
  • Nature walks
  • Open all year
  • Open fire
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair
  • Pets Allowed
  • Relaxation
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Shops nearby
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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