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Abbey Farm Holiday Homes - Archies

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
Original 3-bedroom farm house which has been beautifully restored and furnished to provide 4 star accommodation. Ground Floor: Spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living room with an open fire and studio couch(pull-out double bed), utility room and wheelchair accessible double bedroom with ensuite suitable for people with disability. The living room leads out to a patio/sitting area and an elevated lawn at the rear of the house. First Floor: 2 twin bedrooms both containing 1 double bed and 1 single bed. 1 bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom (shower over bath) and there is also a shower-room with toilet and basin, accessed from the landing, beside the second bedroom.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No parties allowed Pets must be on a lead when outside Electricity is charged extra by meter read at end of stay
Bedrooms
3 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Mary F
Hosting since June 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (17)
Paul D
Paul D
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Abbey Farms is Awesome!
Abbey Farms Holiday Homes is an idea location to explore and enjoy the south Cork area! We had a group of 16, one in a wheelchair, so rented the entire compound which consists of four amazing cottages surrounding an outdoor courtyard. Two of the various sizes of cottages are wheelchair accessible, which was perfect for our friend! The facilities are beautifully situated on the farm about a mile from the town of Skibbereen, so you can visit the farm animals, go into Skibbereen or other neighboring towns, explore golf at Bantry Bay, or head out to ocean activities including the ruins on the local island! The possibilities are endless and Mary and Aidan are so very kind and helpful. We felt like they were a part of the family!! Thanks so much for the most amazing stay!!
Visited May 2024
Written 11 June 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

S O
S O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Local Stay - Great for Group
We stayed at Abbey Farm with a group of 16 people and had all of the houses booked. It was wonderful for all of us to be together in the same place to gather for meals, a game, or for a drink and pleasant discussion. Great location for day outings to the town and surrounding area. Mary is a fantastic host - friendly, helpful, accommodating and responsive! She even had some basic food items stocked for our arrival. Lodging was neat and clean with plenty of towels and a blow dryer too. Serene, quiet place. I would definitely stay again!
Visited May 2024
Written 10 June 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian Gennery
Ian Gennery
Limerick, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent quality at an affordable price
Stayed for 2 nights, and wanted to stay for more! The cottage was clean, tidy and modern. Area was quite peaceful, considering it's only a 5 minute drive from Skib. The furnishings and bedding were of good quality and Mary was an excellent host. Could not have asked for more and will definitely be back again for another visit. Thanks for having us!
Visited October 2020
Written 4 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris M
Chris M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Never Fails to Please
This was our 5th time staying at Abbey Farm and its always our favourite holiday in the best part of Ireland. Aidan, Mary and the family as always are so welcoming and helpful. Given the tough year for everyone it was the perfect getaway. Looking forward to the next time!!
Visited July 2020
Written 28 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TravelingBODON
TravelingBODON
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brid
Great location just outside Skibberan. House was lovely, renovated old farmhouse with all mod cons. Great welcome from Mary, nothing was too much trouble and she made us feel very much at home
Visited October 2019
Written 15 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Info A
Brid it was lovely to meet you all. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again sometime. Mary
Written 16 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Theresa O
Theresa O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay! Highly recommend!
We could not have asked for better accommodation, or for a better welcome from Mary and Aidan. As a party of seven adults and one dog back in Skibbereen to visit our relatives, it was really important for us to have a good base to go back to every day. Archie's was definitely that! The house was cosy, inviting, and very spacious. We all had plenty of room and all the amenities we needed. We will definitely be booking to stay in this house again in the near future, and would highly recommend it, and the other properties, to others. Looking forward to the next time and meeting Mary and Aidan once again.
Visited August 2019
Written 25 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Info A
Info A
It was lovely to meet you all and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to next time.
Written 27 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maireadfitz86
Maireadfitz86
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant
We recently stayed here . There was 6 adults , 2 kids and a teenager. Fantastic house. Mary and family were so friendly and helpful. The house was fabulous , great cottage theme to it, very clean, good facilities and great location. On arrival Mary had fresh soda bread for us with few bits to have a cup of tea or coffee. Big house so great space for so many of us. Sitting outside and BBQ. So near Skibbereen town but best of both worlds out in country side as well. We are already looking forward to going back next year. If you are looking at staying here we couldn't recommended it enough.
Visited July 2018
Written 20 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Info A
Info A
Thank you, looking forward to next year, I have Archies reserved for you again.
Written 22 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hmainers
Hmainers
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent facilities excellent price
We booked this holiday home for a week in June for a family holiday (3 couples) and I couldn't recommend it more. The house is spacious and comfortable with 3 big double rooms (2 of which were ensuite), my dad is in a wheelchair and the disabled facilities were first rate. The owners were so welcoming and friendly even dropping over a loaf of homemade soda bread on the first night. The location is beautiful, quiet and rural but only 5 mins to the centre of Skibereen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again soon.
Visited June 2018
Written 19 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Info A
Info A
Thank you so much, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope your dad is doing well. We would love to have you stay with us again sometime.
Written 13 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carol Ni Cheallaigh
Carol Ni Cheallaigh
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay in Abbey Farm
Had a lovely week in the Archies. Plenty of room. Everything you need. Very clean. Great location to explore West Cork. Lovely hosts! Thank you very much Mary & Aidan!
Visited August 2017
Written 19 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Info A
Thank you
Written 22 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

emsh0rt
emsh0rt
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely Perfect
I stayed here with my 2 sons (12 & 10) and my parents for 1 week, then with my partner and his daughter for the following week and we took our dog. Mary and Aiden couldn't do enough for us and we loved watching the cows being milked, Dora the Donkey and Oreo their Collie, who my dog loved so much. The accommodation suited everyone and was very spacious. The photos don't give it justice. We went to Baltimore, Loche Hyne, crazy golf and the beautiful beach of Inchydoney, near Clonakilty but the rest of the time, relaxed at the house and went into Skibbereen town where everyone is so lovely. Really recommend this place for families. Its set up in the hills so the views are amazing and its so peaceful, but not far from town to get your groceries. Definately want to come back but maybe fly to Cork airport next time as the ferry was very choppy and was all a bit ill, but at least we got to bring our dog :)
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written 14 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area

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Map
Getting there
Cork Airport
64.2 km

Kerry County Airport
71.4 km
Restaurants
An Chistin Beag
1.8 km

The Church Restaurant
2 km

Kalbos Café
2.1 km

The Sibín
6.9 km
Attractions
Lough Hyne
5.5 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Skibbereen Heritage Centre
1.7 kmHistory Museums

Abbeystrewry Graveyard
14 minCemeteries

Cre Pottery Studio
2.2 kmPaint & Pottery Studios
About the neighbourhood
Abbey Farm Holiday Homes were originally the eighteenth century homestead of a strong tenant farmer. The original farmhouse, stables and barns have been beautifully renovated and furnished to provide a complex of four exclusive holiday cottages, offering comfortable, relaxing, four star accommodation. Two of the cottages have been designed to cater for the comforts and needs of people with disability. Situated around a central courtyard, the cottages are adjacent to a present-day, working, dairy farmyard. Taking their name from the nearby ruins of the 13th century abbey of Mainistir na Strutha, Abbey Farm Holiday Homes are situated just one mile from the town of Skibbereen and are an ideal base for exploring south-west Cork. Ballydehob, the gateway to the Mizen Peninsula, is only ten miles to the west, on the N71. From there the 'Mizen Drive' takes you out along the scenic peninsula, through the coastal villages of Schull, Goleen and Crookhaven, to the golden sands of Barley Cove and the dramatic Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point of Ireland. Eight miles to the south of Skibbereen is the enchanting sea side village of Baltimore, nestling under the recently restored O'Driscoll castle. The wide range of facilities here include, sailing courses, boat hire, scuba diving, sea angling and sea kayaking. Ferries run from here to many of 'Carbery's Hundred Isles' in Roaringwater Bay, including the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) island of Oilean Cleire (Cape Clear). Also about nine miles from Skibbereen is the village of Castletownsend, steeped in history and one time home of the famous Anglo Irish author, Edith Somerville. Other villages well worth visiting are the fishing village of Union Hall, where whale watching and angling trips are available, and the picturesque village of Glandore perched over its beautiful harbour. Further east are the long, sandy surfing beaches of the Rosscarbery and Clonakilty areas. Many of the towns and villages in the area hold annual festivals and regattas during the summer. Skibbereen itself, with a population of approximately 2000 people, is a bustling shopping and business town with all the facilities, services and cultural attractions of a prominent provincial town. Of particular interest are the Skibbereen Heritage Centre, the West Cork Arts Centre, and for the more energetic, the Skibbereen Sports Centre. Golf, pitch-and-put, fishing, horse-riding, hill walking, cycle and car hire are all available locally. Historical walking tours and lectures are often provided by the local historical society. There are many good restaurants and several of the pubs provide live entertainment and informal, traditional music sessions with local musicians and singers. There are two popular night clubs in the town and a number of efficient taxi services. Cork airport is just over one hour's drive away.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Terms & conditions of booking 1. € 150.00 Non-refundable deposit. 2. Balance of payment payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. 3. Electricity by meter reading at end of stay. 4. Arrival time 3pm, departure time 10am. 5. Dogs allowed with prior consent. 6. No smoking allowed inside the houses.

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Abbey Farm Holiday Homes - Archies is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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