Beautiful Coastal Cottage West Cork


Entire residential home hosted by Gilly

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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A unique 3 bedroom seaside cottage nestled in the outstandingly beautiful surroundings of the Seven Heads, West Cork. Recharge at this peaceful, stress free retreat for up to 7 people. The open plan sitting room and kitchen downstairs is floored with rustic slate and beautiful rugs, with large windows providing a stunning vista of rolling Irish countryside.
After a day spent on our breathtaking beaches, you can unwind with a sundowner on your balcony or a bbq in the garden.

The space
The open plan sitting room and kitchen downstairs is floored with rustic slate and beautiful rugs, with large windows providing a stunning vista of rolling Irish countryside.

Each of the well sized double bedrooms (and one triple) feature king size beds with comfortable mattresses, lovely goose down duvets and pillows, cotton sheets and large plush towels.

Kitchen contains all mod cons and cooking utensils.

Two steps lead up to a charming dining area which can comfortably seat 8 people (see Catering notes below!)

Next to this is a double bedroom with a window opening out into a gorgeous garden.

Upstairs to the left is the second bedroom which contains both king size and single beds.
From here a small stone balcony has steps leading down into the garden and overlooking the surrounding rolling hills and Maloney’s beach.

Along the corridor upstairs is a bathroom including both a bath and a shower.

Beside this lies the master bedroom which has a breathtaking view of the surrounding hillsides.

For those who can’t totally embrace the seclusion of wild West Cork, we have WIFI set up in the cottage free of charge so you can keep in touch with the outside world!

To make booking restaurants etc. easier we also provide you with a free landline to call other landlines in UK & Ireland, free of charge :)

** (advance booking for this is essential) ** This year because of the pandemic we have had to temporarily suspend catering for guest to ensure that we minimise the risk of spreading the disease. Hopefully things will be back to normal next year.

Our stunning chemical-free garden is part of the magic behind Dunworley Cottage. If you fancy losing the "self" element of our self-catering cottages Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all available.
We are totally committed to sustainable living and zero air-miles eating.
We offer fantastic catering, using our own eggs and organically grown fruit and veg, and ethical, locally sourced meat and fish.
There is no comparison to food picked from the garden and served at your table within hours.
No fungicide, no insecticide, no herbicide…. just delicious, fresh and good for you!

Read our Airbnb reviews to see how yummy it is!
Sample menus...

*Breakfasts are all Served with Hot Baked Bread, Dunworley Cottage Preserves, Freshly Squeezed OJ & Coffee/Tea*

- Local Pork Sausages & Dunworley Cottage Eggs
- Smoked Salmon & Dunworley Eggs with Brown Soda Bread
- Proper Porridge with your choice of: Dunworley Cottage Preserves,
Banana & Honey or Dunworley Cottage Compot.
- Homemade Muesli with Organic Jumbo Oats, Jam Packed full of Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit, Seasonal Dunworley Fruit or Dunworley Compot & Yoghurt.

A delicious 4 course totally homemade dinner with locally caught fish or locally reared meat & vegetables plucked straight from our organically minded garden is just €50 pp.

... All served in the comfort of your rental cottage.
You can save a fortune on restaurant-priced wine by drinking your own bottles at dinner!

For sample menus, photos & reviews check our website by searching for Dunworley Cottage.

Coeliac, vegan, vegetarian? All allergies & dietary requirements can be catered to.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Children’s books and toys

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Where you’ll be

Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

This thrillingly remote retreat offers all the bonuses of an ‘off-grid hideaway’ but is within easy reach of a range of West Cork’s vibrant, bustling towns and villages, from musical Clonakilty to historic Kinsale and beyond…
Dunworley Bay sits on a rugged and enchanting stretch of Atlantic coast known as the Seven Heads. So if you love long, beautiful walks along headlands, exploring ring forts and watch towers or climbing along rocky coastline discovering untouched coves and beaches- this is heaven!
The areas offers a range of activities from cycling, to riding and all kinds of water sports. We love surfing, kayaking, rock jumping, swimming and body-boarding at Dunworley Beach- all year round if you’re brave!

Fishermen will delight that there is excellent fishing straight from the beach, or Richard can take you out in the bay in our little boat to catch some mackerel.

The sands are washed clean by the lovely unpolluted sea every day, the air is fresh, and we get no light pollution… so you can enjoy undisturbed views of the incredible canopy of stars on night time wanders.

Clean, unpolluted sea & air means on clear, dark nights in July, August & September, bioluminescent plankton light up the waves like bursts of fireworks. Phosphorescence!

Friends you might meet along your way include seals, sea otters, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and sometimes even whales!
If you would like to adventure away from Dunworley, there is no shortage of things to do…

West Cork is renowned for its artisan food and there are scores of fantastic, award winning, restaurants nearby, some of the best of them are within a 10-20 minute drive. We have four Michellin starred restaurants in Cork county!

We are within easy reach of many of Cork’s famed golf courses such as the internationally renowned ‘Old Head of Kinsale’.

If you like horses, you can go to the races or can hire ponies to trek along the beaches.

Check out nearby Kinsale or Glandore for sailing, or Courtmacsherry for deep-sea fishing and whale watching trips.
The lovely Blarney castle is only an hour away, where you can kiss the stone and be blessed with the gift of the gab, or just wander in the beautiful grounds and have tea in the cafe.

Ancient Drombeg stone circle (3000 BC.) is 45 minutes away, pre-dating Stonehenge it’s well worth checking out!

For anyone with an interest in gardening, Bantry House and Gardens and Garnish Island (designed by Richard’s Great Uncle) are beautifully landscaped and not to be missed.

West Cork has gained a reputation internationally for its friendly people, relaxed attitude, charming villages, fantastic restaurants, pubs, and live music venues.

For those with an interest in the history of Ireland’s most beloved drink, Middleton distillery (set up by Richard’s Grandfather) is within striking distance, where you can sample whiskey to your heart’s content!

Hosted by Gilly

  1. Joined in April 2012
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My husband Richard and I live in the spectacularly beautiful area of West Cork, Dunworley, where we host guests in our three properties. The properties are a 4 minute walk from Dunworley Beach and we relish sharing this incredibly special part of Ireland with people from all over the world. We have a small garden in West Cork which we farm organically and use our produce to cater for guests if they so wish. Get in touch and see how we can help with your special Irish trip of a lifetime.
My husband Richard and I live in the spectacularly beautiful area of West Cork, Dunworley, where we host guests in our three properties. The properties are a 4 minute walk from Dun…

During your stay

We are available to help with any problems that may arise yet we let the guests have their own space and privacy.
We also offer the option of having your food catered for by us as well as taking guests on fishing trips in our boat.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £169

Cancellation policy