Rented one of the small cottages for new years. Emailed to say we would be arriving between 3.30-4, arrived at 3.30 and a lovely lady called Brenda showed us around and told us that Peter and Ann deal with the payment and that they would be back soon. We waited until 4.15 (as the check-in time is 4) and then decided to go do a bit of shopping, we got into the car and as we were pulling out P and A arrived home and A asked us to park again and come in and pay... I thought it could of waited until we got back. While we were in the hall of the main house waiting for A to get the paper work, P walked through talking on the phone and didnt even acknowledge us, even it if was a business call I would expect him to at least smile/come say hello after.
Anyways, cottage was lovely. Christmas tree and champagne was a lovely touch, a few small complaints; there was a good few cobwebs around... I understand it's a cottage but obviously wasn't dusted that morning. Also the shower it directly under the stairs so the roof of the shower looks like stairs and not very comfortable for a tall person! The wash basket was very was old and dirty... so people won't mind this, I admit I'm a bit obsessed when it comes to things being spotless! The kitchen, bedroom, sky tv was all great. The outdoor hot-tub was lovely as was the table and chairs on the deck but be warned you can see the hot-tub from the back of the main house (although we never saw anyone looking out!)
My last bit of advice it that it is not within walking distance to the town, even if you are prepared to walk the half hour it is a windy country road with no road path. But taxis are easy, paid 7euros into Skib.
Overall nice cottages and a good location to explore west cork.
- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Skibbereen
- Skibbereen Courtyard