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Moynihan's Toe Head

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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Castletownshend, County Cork
Moynihan's is located in a sheltered position on the rugged Toe Head peninsula, off the 'Wild Atlantic Way', and is a haven of tranquillity with a sandy beach less than a mile away. The large kitchen-dining room has fabulous sea views (as do two of the bedrooms). A 5th bedroom and additional living accommodation is provided in an adjoining annex so the property also suits two families holidaying together (but we do not let this separately). The large garden, terrace and indoor accommodation provide plenty of space for dining whatever the weather, and a wood burning stove keeps the living room warm. There is ample indoor and outdoor play areas for children and there is ample parking.

The property is 4 miles from the picturesque village of Castletownshend where there is a shop and two pubs - one with a renowned seafood restau...
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Listing #HL132385
About the Owner
Paula M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
Interaction with guests
We have a local manager just down the road who will meet you and show you how everything works. She will be on hand should you need any assistance with the property during your stay. Our manager is very knowledgable of the the local area and will be able to recommend places to visit, restaurants and local entertainment.
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Well we are here at the moment and it is absolutely beautiful. From the moment we booked and contacted Paula we just knew we were going to love it. We did get a little lost as it's a way from the beaten track but our...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile


Date of stay: July 2018
paulatims, VR Owner at Moynihan's Toe Head, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018


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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Lovely well-equipped cottage with everything we could possibly have needed. Beautiful view out over the bay with lovely sunsets. Shame we didn't spot any wildlife though! The excellent, friendly, warm welcome made us feel at home straightaway. The cottage was very spacious and I am...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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paulatims, VR Owner at Moynihan's Toe Head, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review our holiday home. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed the wonderful sunsets! It's a pity you didn't spot any seals or dolphins as that was unusual, but I am glad you had a great holiday! We hope...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The property has one king-size double, two twin and one single bedroom
There is an additional double bedroom in an annex
The annex also has a living area with sofa bed
All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space
The property has a large living room with an adjoining large dining room
Bathroom has shower over bath
There is a shower room in the annex
The annex has a utility area with a second fridge with small freezer compartment and second cooker.
Bath towels jprovided
The property has central heating
there is a wood burning stove in the living room
there are four hand held hair dryers
Wifi available 2GB included in price.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Our pet policy is that well behaved dogs are allowed but are not allowed in bedrooms. Other pets are not allowed.
Parties with additional guests not permitted.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    5 Twins
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Damage Deposit: C$196 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The only additional charge is for electricity which is by meter reading.
We accept payments by credit cards using Pay Pal.
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About the neighbourhood
Toe Head is a rugged peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way, with panoramic sea views - often seals, basking sharks and even dolphins can be spotted swimming in the bay. One can fish off the rocks, walk the headland or simply relax at the beach. There are many activities nearby including sea kayaking, whale and dolphin watching, quad biking, horse riding, golf and surfing and sailing. Nearby Castletownshend has an excellent pub and restaurant and Skibbereen has a wide choice of restaurants - we are happy to recommend some!
Getting around
A car is essential for reaching our beautiful remote location, however, there are local taxi firms and we have left phone numbers for these in the guest information at the property.
If you wish to visit the islands off the coast, ferries run all year around and the most up to date timetables will be in the guest information at the property.
If you are feeling energetic, there is a bike hire shop on Townshend street in Skibbereen - the roads are quiet and there are many cycle routes. Details of cycle routes are available from the tourist information shop in Skibbereen.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Cork: 80.0 km
Railway: Cork : 60.0 km
Ferry: Ringaskiddy (Cork): 95.0 km
Cork Airport is just over 50 miles away and is a pleasant drive taking approximately an hour and a quarter. Aer Lingus provide flights from most UK airports. Cork may also be reached by ferry from Roscoff in France. For Roscoff/Cork Ferry see brittanyferries . The property is approximately 60 miles from the Ringaskiddy (Cork) Ferry Terminal. From the UK there are ferries from Holyhead to Dublin and from Fishguard to Rosslare. From Dublin and Rosslare ferry terminals it takes approximately 3.5-4.0 hours to reach Toe Head. Full directions to the property will be provided on confirmation of booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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