“We spent two fantastic weeks in this beautiful home this Summer with our 3 children. It is a really nice, bright, and comfortable house. We really felt at home, and we enjoyed the garden and the animals. The family is extremely friendly and made our stay very agreeable. We agreed to keep their lovely dog with us, the children were really happy. We were happy to play the "farmers" during our stay and feed the ponies and the pigs every day. It is a good base for a family to explore this part of Ireland, and we enjoyed the Booley house, for typical Irish music and dances ! Highly recommended... thank you very much for everything!”
Carol's reviewsAs a host (2)
“What a lovely trip we had in Ireland. The house is very big, very comfortable and has a lovely view on the country around. Carol and Cian are really friendly and helped us a lot to make our stay the most enjoyable one. The dog is so friendly that the girls wanted to take her back to France and we always woke up with great pleasure looking at the horses. It is a very nice base to visit Cork, Lismore and the blackwater valley, Cahir, Cashel, the Vee mountains and the lovely coast around Kinsale, Courtmacksherry... It is also easy to book a room for a night to visit the Beara peninsula which is so wonderful and much less touristy than the Dingle Peninsula. The Irish people are really friendly and we loved going to the Booley house. Thank you so much. It was fabulous! Quel chouette voyage! La maison est très grande, très comfortable et a une très belle vue sur la campagne environnante. Carol et Cian sont très sympas et ont vraiment tout fait pour que notre séjour soit des plus agréables. Le chien était si adorable qu'on l'aurait bien repris avec nous en France!! C'est très agréable aussi d'être entourés de chevaux. La maison est parfaite pour exlorer la région de Cork: Lismore et la blackwater valley, Cahir, Cashel, et la côte qui est adorable avec ses petits villages comme Kinsale et Courtmacsherry ou les Vee mountains. Il est aussi possible en réservant une nuit de visiter la péninsule de Beara, très sauvage et beaucoup moins touristique que sa voisine (Dingle) mais d'une grande beauté. Nous avons adoré tous nos contacts avec les Irlandais et notre soirée à la Booley House. Ne ratez pas non plus les matchs de Hurling au village ou le pub de Oliver Plunkett à Cork (musique, danse, match de hurling ou de foot gaélique) Merci encore Carol et Cian!”
Where is it?
The house is situated 2km from the quaint village of Kilworth and 6km from the town of Fermoy, on the famous Blackwater River. Cork City is a 30 minute drive away. Locally, the Blackwater valley offers much for the outdoor enthusiast with an abundance of rivers, lakes, mountains and forest walks. The area is rich in history as the river has been navigable since the 12th century. There are traditional Irish pubs, both in Kilworth and the other surrounding villages in which Irish music and dance can be enjoyed. Within 30 mins - 1 hour's drive there are many examples of historic castle towns such as Lismore, Cahir and Cashel. There are many beaches (surfable) within driving distance also, at Ardmore and Youghal.
Take a look at these to get a flavour of what's on offer:
Biking in the Ballyhoura's:
Kayaking and tubing tours down the River Blackwater:
Eating out at my favouite spot!:
Irish music and dance locally:
Golfing in Fermoy:
Fine foods at the famous English Market in Cork:
... to mention but a few!
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