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Kilkern

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This farmhouse has been in the owners family for more than one hundred years and has been thoughtfully updated to form the perfect family holiday home. Situated in grounds of more than an acre incorporating ancient ruined outbuildings, a viewpoint offering stunning sea views, lawned areas and a large decked area(enclosed for child safety), Kilkern is the sort of place you may not wish to leave. But if you have the desire to explore there are sandy beaches just a few minutes drive away, the picturesque award winning village of Rathbarry a mile away, the vibrant Clonakilty(home to much music and excellent restaurants) 5 miles away, and woodland and lakeside walks practically on the doorstep. Kilkern is as ideal for family holidays as it is for friends and couples to get away for a relaxi...This farmhouse has been in the owners family for more than one hundred years and has been thoughtfully updated to form the perfect family holiday home. Situated in grounds of more than an acre incorporating ancient ruined outbuildings, a viewpoint offering stunning sea views, lawned areas and a large decked area(enclosed for child safety), Kilkern is the sort of place you may not wish to leave. But if you have the desire to explore there are sandy beaches just a few minutes drive away, the picturesque award winning village of Rathbarry a mile away, the vibrant Clonakilty(home to much music and excellent restaurants) 5 miles away, and woodland and lakeside walks practically on the doorstep. Kilkern is as ideal for family holidays as it is for friends and couples to get away for a relaxing break. Make this country house your home base for a week's fishing, be it sea, lake or river (Argideen, Ilen, Bandon). Or perhaps golfing is more your thing : try the Lisselan Estate, Dunmore Golf Club, Skibereen Golf Club, Bandon Golf Club, Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club or Farrangalway Golf Courses, to name but the nearest courses. More
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About the Owner
Paul F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2011
Interaction with guests
I live in England so will give you key collection instructions and directions as to how to find the house. I remain contactable the whole year round via email or phone. I have a lady who lives locally who takes care of cleaning and changeovers. Please feel free to contact me , initially through the website.
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stayed at Kilkern in July. Myself, and my family- 3 children and 6 adults in total had a comfortable stay there. The house was very well equipped with everything that one might want during their stay. The house itself was well furnished and decorated,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Sproai
Management response:Responded 22 July 2017

I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Gemma, and we'll gladly have you back in the future. Best wishes, Paul

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Our family( 2 adults, two children 10 & 7 plus granny) stayed in Kilkern for one week in June and we are sorry we could not stay longer. The house has amble accommodation with its five bedrooms, two of which are en suite - great...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Tom R
Management response:Responded 4 July 2016

Hi Tom. Thank you very much for the lovely review. It's great to get feedback and even better when it's positive! The house and surrounds means a lot to me and the family as its been in our family for generations and it's great to...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed for a week in Kilkern at the end of April 2015. It is in a beautiful area filled with beaches, walks and cute villages. Close to Clonakility where the food is fantastic. It was our first time to West Cork and Kilkern was...More

Date of stay: April 2015
1  Thank Tippitum
Management response:Responded 2 July 2015

Hi Sharon Thanks for the terrific review. I'm delighted and hope that you'll go back for another visit. You'll certainly always be very welcome. Thanks again! Paul

Reviewed 23 June 2014

Convent to Southern Ireland, Cork and Clonakilty. Spacious. Amazing kitchen. Beautiful views of farms and sea. Friendly neighbors.

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank LeslieL1223
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Date of stay: August 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Additional amenities & feature info
Everything has been finished to a very high standard. The house was, until recently, the owners home and consequently has been equipped with high quality products not normally associated with holiday homes( for example Bosch American style fridge/freezer, a further freezer,De Dietrich dishwasher,gorgeous gas range cooker, bosch washing machine etc). Further to the list above there is a study, a large utility room and another wc downstairs. Bathrooms are a feature of this house:the master bedroom has a beautiful ultra modern wet room en-suite, and the main family bathroom is fitted with a very large bath and a large(1m) hans grohe shower unit.
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About the neighbourhood
Just one mile away is the pretty village of Rathbarry, proud winner on several occasions of National awards. It offers a Post Office/general store, a charming museum of local history and a pub. There are numerous woodland and lakeside walks which may be started in the village, taking in gorgeous views of this gentle coastline. The charming village of Roscarberry, somewhat larger than Rathbarry, is 3 miles distant, and the town of Clonakilty lies 5 miles away.This is a local gem of a place and has recently(December 2011) become Ireland's first town to win the prestigious global accolade as a Cittaslow(literally 'slow city') destination. It joins 42 towns in 24 countries worldwide whose goal is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Clonakilty has a farmers' market ...
How to get there
1 hours drive from Cork International airport. Many car hire companies available. 1 hours drive from Cork harbour . Ferry service from Swansea to Cork with Fastnet Line and from Roscoff to Cork with Britanny Ferries 3.5 hours drive from Rosslare harbour. Ferry service from Fishgaurd with Stenaline, and from Pembroke, Cherbourg and Roscoff with Irish Ferries Full details on booking.
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