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About this listing

Situated on a smallholding in the idyllic countryside of West Cork, Sycamore grove is ideally situated as a base to explore all the highlights West Cork has to offer.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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The space

Situated in the idyllic countryside of West Cork, Sycamore Grove is attached to the owner’s home on a five-acre smallholding on the outskirts of Drinagh. This picturesque stone cottage is an ideal destination for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in quiet surroundings, whilst still being close to the many highlights of West Cork.

The open plan living area has a woodburning stove and leads up two steps into a comfortable en-suite bedroom, while outside there is a lawned garden with furniture and a barbecue. You are welcome to explore the smallholding and meet the pigs, sheep, ducks and hens that live there, or browse through the owner’s vegetable garden, where the owner grows his produce for the renowned Bantry Farmer’s Market, and select seasonal vegetables to prepare a delicious meal with in the well-equipped kitchen.

The owners are keen birdwatchers and try to work with nature wherever possible so they will be on hand to offer any guidance and advice regarding the local wildlife and walks. The cottage is located on the edge of the village of Drinagh, which can provide for your basic needs and is a great base from which to explore West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. If you wish to travel a little further away, Cork City is within easy reach and perfect for a day of shopping and trying out the local culture, pubs and restaurants. A fantastic holiday cottage for couples, which should be booked immediately to avoid disappointment!

From mid-April to the end of May our minimum stay is 3 nights commencing on a Saturday only. If you would like to arrive on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during this period please contact us to arrange. When you stay with us for 7 nights you get 1 night included for FREE (7 nights for the price of 6 nights). Please enquire about the possibility of shorter stays. The remainder of the year has a minimum stay of two nights with flexible check-in day.

Guest access

One double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC and open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove all located on one floor. Outside there is a lawned garden with furniture and a barbecue. You are welcome to explore the smallholding and meet the pigs, sheep, ducks and hens that live there, or browse through the owner’s vegetable garden, where the owner grows his produce for the renowned Bantry Farmer’s Market, and select seasonal vegetables to prepare a delicious meal with in the well-equipped kitchen.

Interaction with guests

You will be greeted upon arrival and your hosts will be available for questions throughout your stay.

The neighbourhood

Drimoleague 8km; Leap 10km; Clonakilty 24km; Bantry 29km.
Drinagh is a small, quiet village in County Cork, Ireland, found just a short way off the road from Cork to Bantry. The village is ideally situated 16km from the beautiful fishing villages of Glandore and Union Hall, and 14km from the bustling market town of Skibbereen. With two pubs and grocery stores within walking distance, this traditional Irish farming village will tend to your everyday needs and also has a tennis court, should you wish to practice your serve. Alternatively, go for a picnic on the edge of Curraghalickey Lake located just 3km east of the village, or visit the nearby village of Drimoleague, which boasts many fine waymarked walks and is an extension of the Sheep’s Head walks. The beautiful Blue Flag beach of The Warren in Rosscarbery is only 16km away, the perfect place for an invigorating dip in the Atlantic Ocean. In the heart of West Cork, the village of Drinagh makes an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area and the Wild Atlantic Way, with easy access to the main large tourist towns of Skibbereen, Clonakility and Bantry and also the many small pretty seaside villages.

Getting around

Own car required

Other things to note

Oil central heating with electric heaters and woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, fridge, TV with Free-to-air channels, WiFi which has been upgraded in March 2016. Power and fuel starter pack inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden to front and rear with furniture and BBQ. One well-trained and well-behaved dog welcome. Shop and pub 3 mins walk.
Note: Although all ground floor, there are two steps up to the bedroom.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Sorry, no smoking in the property.
No pets allowed.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card

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32 Reviews

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Paula User Profile
April 2017
The perfect place to unwind for a few days. Both Hugh and Caroline were very friendly and helpful.

Justin & Ho'O User Profile
April 2017
Hugh's lovely cottage is a perfect escape for anyone wishing to get out of the city and relax. Hugh and Caroline are wonderful people with answers to questions from where to eat to where to visit. If they don't know they can give you suggestions on places to go where you might find what you are looking for! We were fortunate enough to enjoy this lovely area for a short day in a half, but we are definitely planning on returning in the future for longer!

Toni User Profile
March 2017
Our stay at Hugh and Caroline's place was lovely. It was peaceful and quiet and they were both really helpful when we had any questions. It was a little bit cold in the mornings but nothing that wouldn't be solved by wearing socks or putting some wood on their lovely wood burner. Ben the dog was great company when sitting out in the garden and was always there to greet us. Would definately stay here next time we come to Ireland.

Bernadette User Profile
March 2017
Lovely space in a great location, large living room with kitchen area, woodburner, spacious bedroom with a really comfortable large bed. The smallholding is lovely with hens and geese and pretty outbuildings. Hugh and Caroline accommodated me at the last minute when I the previous airbnb I'd booked was unsuitable and I was unhappy with it, this was superb and everything I was looking for. A great base to explore county Cork.

Eamon User Profile
February 2017
My wife and I had such a great stay at Sycamore Grove Smallholding. The environment was beautiful, the accommodations were extremely comfortable and Hugh and Caroline were wonderful hosts. It was perfect for visiting Drombeg Stone Circle and a short drive to Skibbereen. There are many other things to do in the area, but we had driven a lot at that point of our trip and really just wanted to relax by the wood stove and enjoy the peace. Hugh gave us tour of the farm which we appreciated. Highly recommended!

Mary User Profile
February 2017
Great summer stopover. Welcoming.

Emily User Profile
January 2017
We loved our time at Hugh's so much. The accommodation was lovely and beautifully clean, with everything you could need. The grounds were so nice and Ben the dog was such a sweetheart, we wanted to bring him home with us! Hugh and Caroline were very friendly, accommodating and relaxed. We would highly recommend staying with them and exploring such a beautiful part of the world. We didn't have time to do nearly as much as we would have liked, but still had an amazing few days.

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