We have stayed at the wonderful Farm Cottages (Sand and Rock Cottages) twice now. They are superb for extended families, we have stayed with a mixture of 6 adults and 5 children (aged 4 to 11 at the time of stay) and every single person had the time of their life.
The cottages themselves are gorgeous, have everything needed and are lovely and cosy. The gardens have to be seen to be believed - they are huge, beautifully kept with their own tennis courts, football area, swings and just loads and loads of space and fresh air. The views are also fantastic.
There is plenty to do in the area, we have spent 2 separate weeks there and found different things to do both times and still have a list of what else to do. We've had walks in the country, shopping in Cork, a night at the races, paddling in the river at Castletownroche, horse riding, days on the beach - the list goes on....
Best of all are the wonderful hosts Gertrude and John, hard working but never too busy to chat and always happy to show the children life on the farm which is a wonderful experience for them.
I simply cannot recommend these cottages highly enough and we will certainly return again and again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Farm Cottages is a family-run business attached to our dairy farm. The owners John and Gertrude take great care and pride to present the best possible experience of luxury self catering in Ireland to all our guests. It is a charming property, set in a very scenic location of the Blackwater Valley with panoramic views of the Nagle mountains. ... more less