Beautiful light and spacious home. Tranquility by the sea.

Beautiful light and spacious home. Tranquility by the sea.

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Driftwood House is a very light and spacious house with a lovely atmosphere.. Located just outside Schull on the Mizen peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Downstairs:
The entrance sitting room is double height with large skylight windows, giving light and warmth, and perfect for looking at the night stars. Patio doors open from here onto the decking, a lovely place to sit and dine looking at the sea or to have a glass of wine whilst watching the beautiful sunsets. There is another sitting room with reclining sofas, a fireplace, TV (Sky, DVD), Wii console and a CD player. The dining kitchen is well equipped with double oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Vitamix blender. An additional utility room houses the washing machine and dryer. There is also a double bedroom downstairs with en suite wet room. There is also a cloakroom with WC in the entrance hall to the house.
Upstairs:
The large mezzanine landing is another lovely place to sit for a drink, read and look out at the sea or the stars. There are four well furnished double bedrooms upstairs, 3 with double beds and 1 with twin beds. Two of the bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms and there is a further family bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower.
Outdoors:
The house has a private, gated driveway with parking for several cars. The garden surrounding the house is varied with plenty of lawn space, a stream with small waterfall, a large rockery (full of colour in the summer), a few palm trees and a swing in one of the larger trees! Small children would need supervising in the garden because of the stream and, also, the land drops steeply from the decking down to where the waterfall ends. Adjoining the garden is a field in which we hope to keep some animals one day, but it is a great place for children to explore meanwhile. The neighbours in the surrounding area are kind and welcoming people.

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More about us

  1. We are a small family: myself and my two daughters (Lucy, 19 & Amy, 17), Bertie, the dog, and Noah, the cat.

  2. I work as a reflexologist and an artist. Both girls are in school.

  3. We love exploring new places. We are happiest outdoors, by the sea or in the hills. We also love nature, animals, art, music and good food.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Our home is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastline. The house is very private in its own grounds, and yet it is less than 10 minutes from the vibrant town of Schull where there are lovely places to eat, pubs with traditional music, interesting shops and a weekly country market. West Cork is rich in culture with many artists, musicians and actors choosing to settle here. There is always something happening locally from art exhibitions, film festivals and sailing regattas to theatrical productions and culinary events. It is also easy, however, to enjoy complete seclusion and peace if you wish. It is a 15 minute walk to the sea from the house, 5 minutes by car to the lovely beach at Ballyrisode and 20 minutes to the spectacular Barley Cove. The market towns of Bantry and Skibbereen are each 25 minutes by car where you will find a wider variety of shops and many interesting places to visit. Other activities available locally are sailing (there is an excellent sailing school in Schull), water sports, kayaking, pony trekking and there is a leisure centre in the hotel in Schull with a well equipped gym, swimming pool and sauna. Cork city is 100km- a bustling city with plenty to see and constant events throughout the year. We have been living here for 4 years and are still finding new places to explore and never cease to be overwhelmed by the beauty of West Cork and the warmth of the people.

Buzzy restaurants
www.schull.ie gives lots of information about where to eat, places to visit, amenities and services available. Waterside, Newhaven, Wharf Bistro, Bunratty Inn
Cool bars
Hackett's, O'Brien's Bar, Newman's, Bunratty, O'Regan's.
Cozy cafés
Newman's West, Nickie’s Kitchen, Anna B's Bookshop
Retail therapy
Enibas Jewellery, East Meets West, Courtyard Crafts, Pebbles. Bantry 27km, Skibbereen 25km, Cork City is 90km for all the major shops and facilities.
Bit of culture
Blue House Gallery, Anna B's Bookshop, Bantry House and Gardens.
Walks in the park
Mount Gabriel, Sheep's Head Way, Three Castle Head.
Spot of exercise
Sailing, diving, kayaking, surfing, angling, horse riding, cycling, golf, www.fitbones.ie
Day tripping
Boat trips to islands, Whale watching, Mizen Head signal station, Garinish Island, Cork, Killarney.

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