Corran More is a modern 3 bedroom bungalow which provides exceptionally spacious accommodation. Located a couple of minutes walk from Barley Cove Beach Hotel (350 yards) the house commands exceptional views over the idyllic Barley Cove blue flag beach. For those who enjoy their privacy, the house is built on its own private 1/3 acre site and is approached by a long driveway complete with beautiful lawns and mature shrubbery.
The front door leads into an open 18ft vestibule with access to the dining room and lounge.
The sitting room is a very large 18ft x 15ft and has a large (10ft wide) picture window providing fantastic views over Barleycove Beach and surrounding inlets. It has a TV with saor view channels and a DVD player.
The conservatory is dual aspect with a picture window overlooking Barleycove Beach and a further window overlooking the patio to the side. Perfect to enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
The kitchen also benefits from dual aspect with one window overlooking the side patio and the second facing the back and further patio area. The kitchen is equipped with:
- Electric cooker
- washing machine/tumble dryer
- fridge and cabinet freezer
- there is a hatch through which meals etc can be passed easily from the kitchen to the dining room.
Also leading from the vestibule is a 32ft hall giving access to the bedrooms. The bedrooms have been furnished to very comfortably sleep 7.
The Master Bedroom (14 x 13 ft) is at the front and so also benefits from exceptional scenic views over Barleycove beach. The room contains a king size. Off the room is a large on-suite newly refurbished with electric shower, toilet and sink.
Bedroom No 2 has two single beds
Bedroom No 3 also has two single beds
The Den One of the rooms has been designed as a Den and has a SMART TV and a roll away single bed to sleep the 7th person. There is no fixed line Wifi in the house but mobile reception is 4G.
The family bathroom contains a bath (with shower attachment), sink, toilet and airing cupboard.
Outside there is a patio area to the back and side with garden furniture and views to the front over spectacular scenery. The large garden to the front provides a fantastic play space for children. There is sufficient parking to the side of the Corran More house for 2-4 cars. There is a picnic bench on the deck.
HEATING & WATER:
The house has an open fireplace in the sitting room but this will not be in use. Every room has wall mounted electric heaters. The house has its own well & pump for water which is common in this area- guests must take care to avoid putting too much pressure on the water system at any one time ie: showers/dishwasher/washing machine should not be ran simultaneously.
- Bedlinen & towels are provided however we recommend bringing along extra towels for the beach.
- Sorry, no pets accepted at this property
- The owners respectfully request that guests do not smoke inside the house
- A security deposit of €200 must be paid on key collection when you arrive. This is refunded within 7 days of your departure provided the keyholder is satisfied there have been no breakages/damages
- WATER: The house has its own well & pump for water which is common in this area- guests must take care to avoid putting too much pressure on the water system at any one time ie: showers/dishwasher/washing machine should not be run simultaneously. Included in the info pack is the water certificate which indicates that the water is safe to drink. However, the test only indicates the condition of the water that day and drinking the water is solely at your own risk. Bottled water is advised for drinking. Also note that after after heavy rainfall some sediment may get washed into the well causing a clouding of the water. The water will clear again once the sediment settles
This is the ideal holiday destination with a host of varied activities to appeal to everyone whatever their interests.
Barley Cove Beach is a long 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.
The Mizen Peninsula is Ireland's most southwesterly point and is renowned for the beauty of its rugged landscape and its ancient heritage. Here the clifs rise to over 700 feet in places offering some of the most spectacular views and incredible rock formations in Ireland.
Schull Planetarium, located approximately 10 miles from Barley Cove in the town of Schull, offers a year round fascinating schedule of star shows.
While staying at Barley Cove Beach you have the choice of visiting the West Cork Golf Academy and driving range in Ballydehob (just a short drive away) or of travelling to the 18 hole Skibbereen and West Country Club approximately a twenty minute drive away). Should you wish to travel a little further afield you could play at either Bantry or Glengarriff or indeed go to Clonakilty or Roscarbery Golf Courses.
There are many equestrian centres close to Barley Cove, the closest being in Goleen (less than a ten minute drive away) which cater for every level of rider and are ideal for children.
Barely Cove offers some breathtaking coastal walks and the short drive to Mizen Head will leave you in absolute awe.
Good charter boats are available for deep sea angling out of Crosshaven and other fishing villages in the area. The angling specialities here are Shark, bottom and wreck and reef fishing however a very wide range of fish species are usually recorded each year from this area.
There are two sailing schools located within a fifteen minute drive of Barley Cove Beach namely Crookhaven Harbour Sailing Club and Fastnet School in Schull offering Sail Training Courses during the Summer for holidaymakers to the area.
Windsurfing is available on Cockle Beach and Paddle Boats operate from Ballydehob during the summer months.
West Cork offers every conceivable form of diving with unpolluted waters and good visibility to 35 metres at best but with an average of 15 metres. The underwater flora and fauna is luxuriant and colourful - a diver's paradise with spectacular drop-offs and an abundant marine life - sightings of dolphins, migrating basking sharks and many species of other fish to be seen and photographed.
Visit the Islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin which lie off the coast of West Cork to get a taste of the way we used to live. These islands can be accessed via ferry from Baltimore and make a fantastic day trip.
Mizen Vision, the Irish Lights Signal Station Visitor Centre, had been developed by a local tourism co-operative. The Signal Station was built in 1905 to protect shipping from the cliffs during fogbound journeys. It is a spectacular location with its folded rocks and high cliffs. The Signal Station is on an Island joined to the mainland with a fine example of an Arched bridge. If you have plenty of puff you can return up the 99 steps but there is an easier path for the less energetic.
West Cork Model Railway
This Model Village is located in Clonakilty and depicts in miniature the life and industry of West Cork as they were half a century ago. It also features a miniature working railway.
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. Pass Barleycove Hotel which is on your left hand side & Corran More House is 350 yards further up the road on the right hand side.
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.