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“Idyllic Little Cottage”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Baltimore, County Cork

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DebiTanne...
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Idyllic Little Cottage”
Reviewed 29 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
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We enjoyed a lovely week in this well appointed cottage. It is very peaceful and has lovely countryside views. The owners are very helpful and welcoming and the cream tea on arrival was a much appreciated surprise. We will definitely choose to stay here again if we are ever visiting this area.

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7 Aug 2017
Thank you for your review, which is much appreciated. We hope that Shamrock Cottages can welcome you back again in the future.
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haraldkla...
Dettingen an der Iller, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really Good!”
Reviewed 1 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Unfortunately the Photos on Shamrock do not give a real image of the house, as they were taken before Renovation ...
What shall I say ... nice landlords, everything in the house you can think of ... privacy ... fresh flowers and scones + cream + jam for welcome ...
Very organized ...
Only drawback ... consider to have a different mattress...
But honestly ... it was reallyyyyy goooood !

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JollyHock...
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect West Cork getaway”
Reviewed 4 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Sheryl and Michael have created a wonderful and welcoming cottage, we enjoyed our stay very much. The extra touches they provided, lifted what was already exceptional to fantastic. Spacious accommodation, beautifully decorated and furnished, fresh home made scones with jam and cream left for our arrival ( and extremely fresh eggs from their own hens) and hand picked flowers from their gardens in every room, we would thoroughly recommend a stay to anyone.
The location is delightful, within 10 minutes drive of Skibbereen, passing unmissable Lough Hyne and even closer to Baltimore with spectacular scenery and a good choice of dining options. An ideal base from which to explore breathtaking West Cork and Kerry, great to return to in the evening, with the added bonus of a wood burning fire.(the cottage is really very warm with full heating, but we couldn't resist lighting the fire just to enjoy that cosy glow!)
We can understand why many people come back to stay here, we'd love to do just that.
Thank you Sheryl and Michael, you deserve the greatest success, Claire and Ray Mantle.

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SleepyBoy
Yorktown Heights, NY
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Even better the second time around!”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
4
people found this review helpful

Our second stay at this charming cottage was fantastic! The cottage was just as we remembered it--like something right out of the pages of House Beautiful! This is a showpiece, decorated with exquisite taste and bouquets of fresh flowers; the spacious bathroom was stocked with high-end toiletries and loads of thick towels, and an endless supply of vey HOT water!, and the duvet on the downstairs bed was amazing! The owners of the cottage are absolutely indefatigable, working constantly on the beautifully-kept gardens and grounds, and we loved visiting the burro and four goats in a pasture nearby. A bird feeder right outside the kitchen window kept us entertained, and a flock of chickens provided delicious fresh eggs that were part of the gorgeous welcome packet that awaited us. The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of pots and pans and lovely matched dishes and glasses, and everything is immaculately clean and neat. Cheryl and Michael couldn't have been more accommodating; our week at the cottage was truly perfect, right down to the gorgeous weather every day! This cottage would be perfect for a honeymoon get-away, or for a small family--the cozy loft bedroom was furnished just as beautifully as the downstairs. We can't wait to return to this idyllic spot on the beautiful west coast of Ireland!

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Liked best: The cottage!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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begorra
ireland
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14 reviews
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“Perfect cottage in an ideal setting”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This is an absolutely wonderful cottage set in beautifully landscaped gardens on a private site. The cottage is on the owners land but is totally separated and only shares an entrance with them. It is completely secluded and private. Access is given to all parts of the 4 acres so there's a beautiful vegetable garden with a reading room / summer house that's perfect to relax in. There are also some goats and donkey on the grounds which we found really cute.. We absolutely loved our stay here because it's totally removed from the chaos of everyday life but also easy access to all amenities. The house is spotless and has a lot more amenities, utensils etc that I've ever had in any holiday home. They've also just opened a B&B next door, which I'm sure will be very successful. Even though the weather wasn't on our side we still loved our stay. The owners are very friendly and welcoming with a lovely welcome pack of home backed scones and cream waiting for us when we arrived. The usual everyday basic food is also provided as well as all cleaning products. All in all I'd recommend anyone who wants to get away from it all to stay here.

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Liked best: The cottage and the adjoining gardens are sublime
Liked least: The weather :-(
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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