Stretching south and west from Cork City is one of the truly beautiful coastlines in Europe. . . protected harbours, sandy coves, spectacular views, and picturesque villages nestled between hills and coast. Castletownshend is most special of them all.
A small historic village of 15th – 17th century homes and cottages, famed as the home and subject of Somerville and Ross’s book “The Diary of an Irish RM”. There is no through traffic in the village, so the tranquillity is complete. Castlehaven harbour opens to the Atlantic and is protected by lovely hills and fields.
Landfall Cottage is one of the favoured cottages in Castletownshend; it has fine views over the harbour and is a minute’s stroll from the water’s edge. Built as a fisherman’s cottage around 1785, it has been recently restored with all modern conveniences.
The living/dining ground floor has old beams and a stone fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and microwave and opens out to a patio overlooking the harbour and village. Upstairs is the master bedroom (queen size bed) and en suite bath. There is a second bathroom with an American shower, and drying cupboard. On the top floor, the front room has a double bed and a single bed; the third bedroom has a single bed with trundle bed underneath for use if necessary; it has stunning views of the harbour at the back.
Landfall is carpeted throughout, and equipped with wireless internet, washing machine, satellite TV, phone, CD player and of course, all linens. A night storage heater and fireplace keep the ground floor cozy; there are electric heaters for the bedrooms.
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