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Stunning Waterfront Location with Panoramic Ocean Views and Private Pier

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (with toilet and wash facilities), 1 full bathroom, sleeps 7-9

This new to the rental market “Log Cabin” home is located on the seashore at Spanish Cove and less than 1 mile from Goleen Village, West Cork, Ireland.

The house consists of 3 double bedrooms each with toilet and wash facilities. There is a large open plan dining/sitting area with galley kitchen and fireplace, utility room with fold down double bed, bathroom (electric shower) with toilet and hot-press, conservatory fronting on to the sea, balcony with outdoor dining area and garden extending right down to the sea. Complimentary coal is provided for the fire. Oil fired central heating is available. Usage of oil is measured and charged at cost. There is a walkway down to a private pier also part of the property.

From the front of the house looking left is Goleen harbour, straight ahead is Cape Clear and to the right is the Fastnet Rock. Further to the right (south) is the Crookhaven lighthouse and entrance to Crookhaven Harbour and Village.Further south around the corner is Barleycove beach and the Mizen Head. Mizen Head is Ireland’s most south-westerly point.


Home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland.


Goleen village was built in the nineteenth century at a crossroads where cattle fairs were regularly held. The wide road winds through the village, where all the houses were originally built as shops. To the left of the village is the hidden harbour from which the village takes its name. “Goilin” (little inlet) is easily recognisable once you venture down the lane beside O’Meara’s pub. Although a good portion of the harbour area dries at low tide, giving a great feeding for a variety of wildlife including foxes and pheasants, there is a deepwater quay at the entrance to accommodate fishing boats, pleasure boats and yachts.


Crookhaven harbour is as picturesque today as it was useful in its heyday, being a large and sheltered harbour. You pass the old Roadstone Quarry on the side of the mountain, which provided metalling for the roads of Wales until 1939. There are numerous Bronze Age field monuments scattered through the hills surrounding Crookhaven. (The Ordnance Survey Discovery Series map 88 will indicate the whereabouts for you.) The village of Crookhaven has a distinguished history as the last port of call for ships journeying to and from America. Over the centuries ships stocked up with provisions here before tackling the Atlantic Ocean. All the shipping lines had agents located here to tell the ships in which port their cargo had been sold. At the beginning of the 20th century it was said that you could cross the harbour on the decks of the boats moored there. At that time 700 people lived and worked in the village against the 40 permanent residents who reside here today. Marconi came here to try to send his first radio message across the Atlantic and he fitted the first telegraphic equipment to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse to communicate with the passing ships.

Mizen Head.

The Mizen Peninsula at Ireland’s most south-westerly point is world renowned for the beauty of its rugged landscape and ancient heritage. A tour of the Mizen Ring gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the various strands that make the Mizen unique, from geology, flora, birds and fauna to the influence of man and his history on the landscape. Well worth a visit. Another gem of the Mizen Peninsula is Three Castles Head, where the three castles which are three Tower Houses with curtain walling. Built in the 15th century on the site of a Bronze Age Promontory Fort, the Castles stand sentinel beside a cliff top lake.


Barleycove is a large sand beach backed by sand dunes. Reputedly the sand dunes were thrown up in the tidal wave which swept Europe after the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. Today the dunes have been partially eroded but are protected, like much of the coastal land around this area, as European designated “Special Areas of Conservation”. The road goes to the east of the beach across a causeway bisecting Lisagriffin Lakes and at the T junction you turn left for the Mizen.

More Details

Property Manager
Nora Flynn
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in County Cork

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Each of the three bedrooms has a toilet and wash facilities. There is an extra fold-down double bed available in the house.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 5 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Children are especially welcome but extra care must be taken as the front garden and area in front of house leads immediately down to the sea. It is imperative that children using the pier area should always be accompanied by an adult. The stereo system includes an ipod docking station.


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Stunning Waterfront Location with Panoramic Ocean Views and Private Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and surrounding views were exceptional. Nora and Sean were very helpful in explaining where everything was and how to operate the appliances. The cottage was fully equipped and the bottle of wine was unexpected but greatly appreciated. Beds were very comfortable and the place was very cozy. Unfortunately, the weather was poor. We had one full day of sunshine. The remainder of our week was cool and rainy. No matter, on those days we would sightsee and come home and build a fire. The surrounding villages of Goleen, Schull and Crookhaven had everything we needed. As recommended by our hosts, the restaurant, "Nottages" in Crookhaven was fabulous and affordable. We loved our stay at the cottage, during which time we met many lovely people in the villages.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maison parfaite et propriétaires géniaux ! Allez y foncez!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

wie immer suuuuuuuper <3

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a review of this property can be summerized into three words; " Heaven on Earth".

  • 5 of 5

With breathtaking views around each curve in Ireland you would still be hard pressed to find a more perfect location. You will find yourself torn between staying at the cabin or going out to visit the many beautiful sight just around the corner. Barley Cove, Mizen Head, Three Castle Head, Drombeg Stone Circle, Bantry House and a shopping trip to Kenmare are just a few of the "must see" sights. Sean and Nora are the most wonderful couple and provided for every possible comfort you can imagine. On our first day we found a seal sleeping on the rocks between the house and the pier as well as a resident sea otter that showed itself a couple of times. I highly recommend the Log Cabin in Goleen but I warn you; you will not want to leave. Thank you Sean and Nora for a memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hard to leave this place!

  • 5 of 5

We only had one week to enjoy this spacious and well equipped house and the views. It is hardly possible to get closer to the sea. The area is amongst our favourites in Ireland with loads to do and see (Mizen Head, Bantry, Glengariff, Ring of Beara and Sheep's head...) - one week is not enough. We hope to come back soon. Nora and Sean are great hosts. Finally on our last day we managed to spot an otter and a seal from the deck, so keep your eyes open!

Betty and Thomas

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place was just absolutely amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. I walked in for the first time, and wanted to buy it!

Sean and Nora met us at the cottage for our arrival. They were very friendly, and telling us about all the best local places to go in the area, and going over the details about the cottage.

The cottage has all the comforts of home, the views are absolutely spectacular. You can see the Mizen Head light house in the distance. The cottage is just about a mile from the village of Goleen. We walked a couple of times to Goleen from the cottage, to get delicious scones and cappuccinos from this little bakery shop.

The cottage is only a short drive maybe @15 minutes to Crookhaven with a couple of good restaurants and pubs, and Mizen Head, and also Three Castle Head.. Three Castle Head being our favorite, and the little cafe at Three Castle Head overlooking the ocean had fantastic food and picnic tables set up outside.

They have a small grill on the back deck that we took advantage of.. picking up meats at the local butcher in Goleen.

We also had a picnic on the lawn one day.. We also drove into Schull one day for the farmer's market, which was great.

Can't say enough about how beautiful the setting is.. They also have a fireplace that we used a few nights as well.. Everything you could ever want.

We loved meeting the local people, all so friendly.. and this area really is a bit off the beaten path for most non-Irish tourists.. Southwest Cork has to be the most beautiful part of Ireland, and still has retained it's quaintness and charm.

We definitely hope to go back some day soon!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Cork International Airport
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Rosslare Port with services to France
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Cork City Train Station with rail and bus services
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Barleycove Beach
Car: recommended

Mizen Head.

The property is five miles from Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point in Ireland. In addition to the fog signal station located there, which is open to visitors, you will find a fascinating interpretive centre. Access to the original lighthouse keepers’ dwellings, is over the famous footbridge which spans a sea gorge at a height of 45 metres. Completed in 1909 and rebuilt in 2011, the bridge was the first reinforced concrete bridge in Ireland.

Swimming. About 3 miles away you will find the large expanse of Barley cove beach washed by the Atlantic Ocean where the breakers often attract surfers. Other more secluded beaches are also in the area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in County Cork

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid to High season 2
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid season 2
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid to High season 1
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are per week (Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10.30am).

Note. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Dates available: Year round.

PayPal and IBAN payments are welcome.
SPECIAL OFFER DISCOUNT – book two or more consecutive weeks and get twelve and half per cent discount

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