- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Harbour View Cottage is spacious self-catering accommodation with beds for up to 8 people. It is approximately 1,350sq ft (83m2) and is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the south coast of Ireland.
Harbour View offers a great getaway for all the family. It is also an excellent base for golfing, fishing, hiking, and sailing enthusiasts who wish to experience all that the West Cork region offers in these activities. And if you're an artist looking for a mix of solitude and inspiration, it's a retreat and meeting ground all at once, being in a region rich with cultural and artistic activity.
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Harbour View Cottage
Schull, County Cork, Ireland
Additional Location Information
Schull comes from the Irish name "Scoil Mhuire" and is a town on the southwest coastline of Ireland, in County Cork. The name derives from a medieval monastic school of which no trace remains. It was also the site of prehistoric mining of bronze and copper. Many artefacts such as copper and stone axes as well as spear heads were found in this area and are now on display in the National Museum in Dublin.
Schull is a very popular town to visit because of it's beautiful views, location near other key towns and attractions, abundance of festivals and activities, and vibrant artistic community. Its sheltered harbour makes it popular for sailing activities and festivals as well as being vital for local fishing and markets. The town is also sheltered to the north by the impressive Mount Gabriel (407 m), on which this property is located, and many smaller rolling hills. There are also many sandy beaches around this area.
The town once had its own railway station, opened in 1886. The village was the western terminus of the Schull and Skibbereen Railway, a steam-operated narrow gauge railway which was closed by in 1947.
At night you can see the Fastnet Rock lighthouse (from Old Norse: Hvasstann-ait meaning "sharp-tooth ait" — called in Irish: Carraig Aonair, meaning "solitary rock"). The current lighthouse, constructed in 1897, is the second to be built on the rock and the highest in Ireland. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean 11 km south of mainland and rises to about 30m above sea level. The Fastnet lighthouse had the nickname 'Ireland's Teardrop' as it was the last part of the country seen by Irish emigrants to the United States in the 19th century as they sailed past it.
The Fastnet Rock is used as the midpoint of one of the world's classic offshore yachting races, the Fastnet Race, a 979 km (608 mile) round trip from Cowes, UK round the rock and back to Plymouth. It is also used occasionally as a mark for yacht races from local sailing centres such as Schull and Baltimore.
In the Summer months a Cape Clear based ferry runs trips around the Fastnet from Baltimore and Cape Clear. Bathed by the Gulf Stream, the collection of islands have a warm climate. However, they are also very exposed to the elements, so patches of lush vegetation contrast with treeless expanses of hill and bog, fringed with rocky cliffs and mixed shingle and sand beaches.
Last updated on December 05, 2012
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- Booking Deposit | $129 per stay | A non-refundable booking deposit of €100 is required at the point of booking. Balance of payment for rental must be paid on or before 7 days prior to the check in date.
- Late arrivals & departures | $32 per stay | The arrival and departure times outlined must be strictly adhered to - arrival between 2pm and 6pm on check-in date and departure at 11am on the check-out date. Late arrivals and departures may incur fee of €25.
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Mountain Views
- Ocean Views
- Charcoal Grill
- Gas Stove
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 1 square feet