Located right by the beach at Barley Cove on Mizen Head, Barley Cove Beach Courtyard Cottages 23 is one of a small cluster of eight holiday homes. It is warm and welcoming and has recently undergone a full makeover. Situated in the grounds of the Barley Cove Beach Hotel (closes seasonally).
Guests of the Cottages have full access to the Hotel's facilities including Bar, Restaurant, Function Room and Outdoor Decking Area.
Barley Cove has long been a favourite seaside destination attracting families back year after year. Barley Cove is a large sandy beach backed by sand dunes which were thrown up in the tidal wave which swept Europe after the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. Today the dunes have been partially eroded but are protected like much of the coastal area round this area as European designated Special Areas of Conservation. Barley Cove is located between the towns of Goleen and Crookhaven in West Cork.
Barley Cove Beach Courtyard Cottages are eight fully furnished holiday homes. Each has two bedrooms - one master double bedroom and a second bedroom with jo-jo bunk beds (double on the bottom and single on the top) and a shared bathroom - sleeping up to 5 people. The Cottages are two storey and feature a patio area both to the front and the rear so you can maximise the sunlight during your stay. The windows are large and fill the Cottages with natural light.
The kitchens are fully equipped with all modern conveniences including electric oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and all necessary utensils, crockery and cutlery. The holiday homes also feature a washer/dryer. All bed linen and towels are provided however we ask that you bring along your own towels to use on the beach.
There is a cozy open fire in each of the holiday homes along with electric central storage heating. There is a TV/ DVD combination unit in the sitting room.
Electricity for heating and lighting is an extra charge and is payable to the manager on arrival when you're picking up your keys. Electricity is charged at a daily rate of Euro 5.00 per day for May, June, July and August and is Euro 7.00 per day for the remainder of the year.
This is the ideal holiday destination with a host of varied activities to appeal to everyone whatever their interests including:
Barley Cove is a long golden sandy beach ideal for leisurely walks and for swimming. The beaches of Galley Cove and Cockle Beach are also close by which are ideal for water sporting activities.
Barley Cove is just a short drive from the West Cork Golf Academy and driving range in Ballydehob and the 18 hole Skibbereen & West Country is a twenty minute drive. Other courses in the area include Bantry (reduced green fees), Glengarriff, Clonakilty or Roscarbery.
The closest equestrian centre to Barley Cove is in Goleen (a five minute drive away). It caters for every level of rider and is ideal for children.
Barely Cove and the Mizen Peninsula offer some breathtaking views along truly spectacular cliff tops and coastal walks.
Charter boats are available for deep sea angling out of Crookhaven and other fishing villages in the area. A wide range of fish species is usually recorded each year from this area.
There are two sailing schools located within a fifteen minute drive of Barley Cove Beach Holiday Homes namely Crookhaven Harbour Sailing Club and Fastnet School in Schull offering Sail Training Courses during the Summer for holidaymakers to the area.
West Cork is a diver's paradise with spectacular drop-offs and an abundant marine life.
§ Mizen Vision
§ Schull Planetarium
§ West Cork Model Railway
§ Cape Clear Island
§ Sherkin Island
§ Boat Trips
Barley Cove is located approximately 80 miles from Cork City and 40 miles from Killarney and each of these towns is accessible by train or by air. The closest ferry port is Cork which is serviced by many of the larger ferry operators in Europe.
From the Kinsale Roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted for Killarney & West Cork. At the Sarsfield Roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted West Cork. You will pass through Inishannon, Bandon, Enniskean, Ballineen, Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Durrus, Goleen & then Barley Cove.
Head for Mallow & then head in the Coachford direction. You will then go in the direction of Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Durrus, Goleen & then Barley Cove.
From Goleen follow the signs for Crookhaven and Barley Cove (R591). Approximately 4 miles.