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The Blue Gate

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
The Blue Gate, Ardagh, Church Cross, Skibereen, West Cork. Set in the magical landscape of West Cork in the town land of Church Cross, the Blue Gate Cottage nestles snugly into a mostly organic farming community.(Madeline McKeever of brown Envelope Seeds is a close neighbour) But yet the cottage also faces the sea and has stunning views towards Ringaroga Island, Baltimore Bay and Sherkin Island. A scenic 1 mile(1.6km) walk through undulating landscape will take you to Turk Head pier known as a cusheen(little pier) where local fishermen access the rich fishing grounds around some of West Cork's 100 islands. 1 mile in the other direction from the house will bring you to Minihan's pub and like the cusheen, it's a little pub which packs a mighty punch, where on certain nights you can while a...The Blue Gate, Ardagh, Church Cross, Skibereen, West Cork. Set in the magical landscape of West Cork in the town land of Church Cross, the Blue Gate Cottage nestles snugly into a mostly organic farming community.(Madeline McKeever of brown Envelope Seeds is a close neighbour) But yet the cottage also faces the sea and has stunning views towards Ringaroga Island, Baltimore Bay and Sherkin Island. A scenic 1 mile(1.6km) walk through undulating landscape will take you to Turk Head pier known as a cusheen(little pier) where local fishermen access the rich fishing grounds around some of West Cork's 100 islands. 1 mile in the other direction from the house will bring you to Minihan's pub and like the cusheen, it's a little pub which packs a mighty punch, where on certain nights you can while away a couple of hours listening to traditional music and singing. On a summers evening it's a good recommendation to start here for pre dinner drinks-it has one of the best views from its beer garden of Kilcoe castle(belonging to the actor Jeremy Irons) then head to Cunnamore Pier for the 8 o clock ferry to Heir Island for John Desmond and Ellmarie Fenton's Island Cottage restaurant. This unique restaurant is open mid- June to mid-September and highly advisable to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. At the time of writing this, Island Cottage restaurant has just announced extended opening times for Saturday and Sunday late lunch in April, May and June. Another restaurant which will be open for the summer season is The Custom House run by Ian Parr and Sue Holland who are returning from France. It is also highly recommended. West Cork has a wealth of artisan food producers, artists and crafts people all with easy reach of The Blue Gate Cottage. At the end of an event packed day the cottage offers a comfortable retreat with every modern convenience to make for a truly enjoyable getaway.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
David S
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Two families sharing with children aged 5 to teens, plenty of space for several things going on at once and ample outside space too. The house is beautifully laid out with many areas to relax individually or as a whole group and fantastic views from...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Mags O
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
House Swap
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Access
Car advised
How to get there
From Skibbereen take the road for Ballydehob and after about 4 Kilometers you will see a large tree on the right followed by a church , after the church there is a left turn to Turk head and Cunnamore. Follow this road for about 2 kilometers and you will pass a school and then a church on your right, keep on this road and you will go to the top of a small hill and there is a pub on the right, after the pub on the left is a left turn for turk head. Thake this road and after about 2 kilometers you will come to a small crossroads follow the sign for Turk head and we are the second house on the right and the house has red windows and is set above the road.
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