The Long Barn - An old stone barn conversion set in tranquil gardens.

The Long Barn - An old stone barn conversion set in tranquil gardens.

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

The Long Barn is an old stone, single-storey, whitewashed barn. It has private entrance, accommodation and outside space, set in tranquil and secluded gardens down a quiet country lane leading, in a few minutes amble, to a safe and secluded beach.
It is an ideal base for exploring south west Ireland and this section of the Wild Atlantic Way. Although driving distances are always much longer in Ireland than the maps suggest, everywhere from Killarney in Kerry to the north and Blarney Castle north of Cork City to the east is accessible by easy day trip.
Activities right on the doorstep include whale watching, sea-fishing, sailing, wreck-diving, swimming and snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, night-kayaking, walking tours, cycling and, on certain days of the year, challenging adventure races. Cultural activities include numerous art galleries, the West Cork Arts Centre and the Famine Heritage Centre in Skibbereen, the Mizen Head visitors centre, numerous castles and stately homes. There are several golf clubs in the vicinity, most with sea views, equestrian centres, sailing clubs, a gym in Skibbereen, lots of marked walking and cycling routes of varying degrees of difficulty. For the gourmet, West Cork is foodie heaven. In addition to the fantastic collection of local artisan food producers on show at the Farmers Market in Skibbereen each weekend there are fantastic restaurants all over the area including The Good Things Cafe, Pilgrims, Deasy's, and Haveli.

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More about us

  1. We are a family with 2 children, boy 13 and girl 11

  2. Richard is a writer and editor, and I am a perfumer and artist

  3. We used to live in London and Dublin but now live in a beautiful rural setting on the water, and we love it, but we still love travelling to Cities and more.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
great restaurants all around. West Cork is one of the food capitals of Ireland,. Includes The Good Things Skibbereen, Pilgrims, and Deasys, and lots of other great restaurants .
Cool bars
Bars with a view and Great music venues including Connollys of Leap and De Barras Clonakilty
Cozy cafés
The Coffee Shop in Union Hall is the best, also listed in the Mc Kenna s guide to the Wild Atlantic Way
Retail therapy
Winner of the Best Gift Shop In Ireland is nearby
Bit of culture
Music, Theatre, Food Festival in Skibbereen, and Guitar Festival Clonakilty. Lots of great festivals throughout the year
Walks in the park
On the Wild Atlantic Way incredible walks everywhere
Spot of exercise
Great area for walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, sailing, surfing,
Day tripping
Baltimore, Clonakilty, Kerry( The ring of), Cobh( Titanic Museum), Cork City, and many more.

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