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Toddler Friendly Accomodation in West Cork

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Toddler Friendly Accomodation in West Cork

Hi. We're hoping to go away for a weeks break in West Cork next year with our two children, aged 1 and 3. Does anyone know of any accomodation in West Cork that is toddler friendly? It can be either a hotel or self catering. Somewhere that has a play park would be good and is near a beach.

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Toddler Friendly Accomodation in West Cork

hallo!

We've holidayed in Ireland virtually every year since our children were born, and have always opted for self-catering with the odd over-night in a b+b (b+bs are fantastic value in Ireland, and generally a very high standard).

We really enjoyed staying in the Baltimore area of West Cork, where you're not far from the beach at Tragumna, restaurants in Baltimore, shops (and supermarket) in Skibbereen, Lough Hyne (marine nature reserve). You can take a boat trip from Baltimore to either Clear Island or Sherkin Island, and possibly Sherkin would be better for you, as it's a shorter boat journey, and a smaller island to wander around. (I seem to remember a small playground in Baltimore overlooking the harbour).

http://www.baltimore.ie

http://www.skibbheritage.com/hyne.htm

Presumably you're flying into Cork airport? If so, and you don't wish to drive quite so far, an alternative area might be that around Clonakilty which is just over an hour's drive from the airport.

There is a huge sandy beach at Inchydoney, plus another at Rosscarbery Bay.

We tend to use the following companies to find properties, and whenever the description states "+cot", we assume that children are welcome!

http://www.shamrockcottages.co.uk

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk

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2. Re: Toddler Friendly Accomodation in West Cork

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide so much information.

We're now looking into Baltimore. Glad to hear there is a play ground there as this is pretty essential when you have a toddler.

Many thanks again

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3. Re: Toddler Friendly Accomodation in West Cork

Pleasure, drummondEdinburgh!

Do hope you find something to suit your requirements.

Any further questions on the area, please don't hesitate to ask :-)

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Hi drummondEdinburgh,

We have stayed in Clonakilty in West Cork a couple of times with our kids. I would agree that B&B's are good value and more friendly atmosphere than hotels. We stayed in Melrose B&B in Clonakilty. They are just outside the town and only a couple of minutes walk from the really good playground. This B&B cater for toddlers, they have a carry cot if needed and they even provided us with free babysitting one night! They have a lovely family room at a v.good price. As far as I know Melrose doesnt charge for very yung kids/babies and our older children were only half price. It worked out very reasonable. Another advantage was that this B&B has gardens and a patio outside. The big garden at the back was perfect for our little ones to run around freely and it has a swing and seesaw too! They had a beautiful labrador dog who was so freindly , and funny because he loved playing ball with the kids. The breakfasts were gorgeous and they cooled special things for the kids as well. I think Melrose B&B was the most child friendly accommodation i've stayed in. Clonakilty town is lovely too. Playgrounds good and the Model Railway Village have a train ride around the town. Great beaches in the area. Inchydoney Beach is only few minutes drive from the town and the B&B. Its a really pretty town and we hope to go back soon.

Hope you find this helpful

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