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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12); studio extra
Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) A folding crib stores in the attic but is available on a per need basis., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two Futons in play room fold down into double beds when you are in a pinch.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10 - 8 in the house plus the studio accommodates 2 8 in the house plus the studio accommodates 2
Minimum age of primary renter:
Nearby Glandore Harbor is a most scenic harbor where sailing boats large and small set anchor. Glandore Inn, tucked into a hill with the rest of the village, offers outdoor tables and chairs from which you look down at the harbor while you sip a favorite beverage, a must while the afternoon drifts into evening. Drombeg circle, an incredible remain from the Bronze Age, is a national monument and literally a two minute drive from the house on the way to Glandore. Kinsale is 40 minutes to the west and Killarney 2 hours to the northeast ( A bird could do it in 20 minutes but winding roads is the price you pay for dramatic landscapes on breathtaking peninsulas like Sheepshead and Beara ). Skibereen Golf course, a twenty minute drive, offers 18 wonderful holes. The local pitch and putt course on the Warren (our 5 star blue beach) in Rosscarbery is a par 3 course which affords an incredible view of the sea while you fine tune your short game. Clonakilty, a twenty minute drive on the N71 heading east, offers a sensational live music venue at DeBara's Pub. Hill walking, sailing, golf, fishing, horseback riding, are all very accessible and loads of fun. Excellent restaurants that use the finest local produce abound.You can not buy fresher fish anywhere that the local fish shop in Union Hall. The single lane, hair-raising bridge you cross to get into Union Hall was featured in the classic Irish film, War of the Buttons. Roury Glen, over which the house sits, is your quintessential Irish landscape.
While Sile and I call Brooklyn our primary residence, Sile was born and raised in County Wicklow, Ireland. Numerous trips 'home' demanded we find a 'derelict cottage' for ourselves near the family. The 'Tiger' arrived and prices skyrocketed around Dublin and into Co. Wicklow . Dejected, we went to visit friends in West Cork for a weekend.
Kenny purchased this house in 2001
Why Kenny chose Derry
A Saturday morning drive brought us to the site on which Derry Hill sits today. Needless to say we impulsively purchased the land the day after we saw it in 1998. By 2001 the house, designed by my brother who is a builder here in the states, was constructed but unfinished. In the summer of 2001 my two brothers and brother-in-law, and his brother arrived with partners and family to partake in a work/vacation holiday. It was hugely successful as wide pitch pine boards were laid, doors hung, trim ('architrive') nailed, garage deck constructed, and a kitchen installed.
What makes this house unique
The kitchen cabinets were designed and constructed by my brother in Connecticut and imported in a container to the site. We think the kitchen is the finest feature of the house while the wood flooring, with its wide, pitch-pine boards from Honduras, is a close second. The plan is open which allows plentiful light to fill the house. We hope you appreciate the finishing details which reflect the craftsmanship my brothers and extended crew brought to the job.