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Seal cottage

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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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Seal Cottage is located in a most exclusive part of the Beara peninsula, Waterfall, Castletownbere, West Cork which has a long history. It overlooks a private beach and has spectacular sea views. On the eastern side of Seal Cottage lies Waterfall House. It was the official residence of the Royal Naval commodore of the Western Approaches squadron, anchored in Berehaven. It was purchased a number of years back by the film director Neil Jordan who spends much of his free time there. Beside Seal Cottage lies the Hermitage, built just after the Second World War. It was built on the site of a farmstead - Curryglass House, dating back to about 1800. Erskine Hamilton Childers, President of the Irish Republic and son of the IRA man Robert Erskine Childers, stayed in the house periodically with th...Seal Cottage is located in a most exclusive part of the Beara peninsula, Waterfall, Castletownbere, West Cork which has a long history. It overlooks a private beach and has spectacular sea views. On the eastern side of Seal Cottage lies Waterfall House. It was the official residence of the Royal Naval commodore of the Western Approaches squadron, anchored in Berehaven. It was purchased a number of years back by the film director Neil Jordan who spends much of his free time there. Beside Seal Cottage lies the Hermitage, built just after the Second World War. It was built on the site of a farmstead - Curryglass House, dating back to about 1800. Erskine Hamilton Childers, President of the Irish Republic and son of the IRA man Robert Erskine Childers, stayed in the house periodically with the owners his friends. Seal Cottage accommodation comprises approx 3,500 sq.ft. briefly: - entrance hallway - large utility room with Miele washing machine, dryer, large freezer and storage for household goods. There is an entrance to garage off the utility room. - Large double bedroom downstairs with walk-in wardrobe and large en-suite with shower, toilet, wash basin and Jacuzzi bath overlooking the lawn and sea. There are also patio doors opening on to a private patio area from the bedroom. - luxury living room - fully equipped kitchen - dining area overlooking the sea and Bere Island - large conservatory with a range of tropical trees such as banana trees etc. - upstairs there are two double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms - there is also a very large 'spare' room upstairs which can be used as a visitor room, office, study etc - there is zoned electric under floor heating in all downstairs areas. There is a Bose surround sound system which also has the option of being switched on in the conservatory area. - There is a solar heated swimming pool in the garden which is available for use from 01-Apr to end-Sep depending on weather and a traditional Scandinavian sauna in the woods. - There is private access to the beach down steps at the eastern side of the site. - There is a private mooring for a boat. - the entire site is wooded with a natural walkway through it. - There is also a stream flowing through part of the woodland which had been used to create a miniature lake.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
John H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
I send an arrival email to all guests with all the main details about their stay. My housekeeper meets all guests on arrival with the keys and goes through all the essential details of the house, pool, sauna etc plus recommendations on local attractions, activities, restaurants etx
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Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

This is the 3rd time our family has stayed at Seal Cottage. I can only say our experiences have been wonderful. The house, location and facilities are just fantastic and you will not be disappointed. A big shout out to Tomas who makes sure you...More

Date of stay: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

Its out 3rd time back to this place… Amazing property with unbelievable sea views and a beach 50 meters down the private forest… Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere with no one miles around. Cosy fireplace for the evening with a glass...More

Date of stay: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 April 2021

I stayed in Seal Cottage with my family in the Summer of 2019. We had the most enjoyable, relaxing experience in this gem of a home. The house has all the comforts you need but the garden and views out over the water are what...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

We had the pleasure of renting this house for our summer vacation. John & Tomas could not have been more helpful. The house has every amenity which you will need and everything was in perfect condition. We loved the use of the pool; sauna and...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Cancellation Policy
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Seal cottage

Seal cottage is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Seal cottage has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Seal cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Seal cottage must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.