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Ballycotton, Co Cork, Ireland

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October 01, 2018 - October 31, 2019 2 weeks

Holiday home in Ballycotton, Co Cork, Ireland

 
Our house is located in the very south of Ireland, 35 kilometres from Cork City, overlooking the sea.  Ballycotton is a small, quiet and scenic fishing village with a population of about 300. There are clean, unspoilt and safe sandy beaches close by, cliff walks with little inlets for picnics and plenty of good fishing. See www.ballycotton.ie

It is a home away from home for us.  Downstairs there is a large, well equipped, kitchen with dining area, a utility room with washing machine and dryer, a large sitting room and a toilet. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom.  The main bedroom is ensuite. In total we have 3 double beds and 2 single beds. The village has a tennis court, a pitch and putt course and an extensive marshy bird sanctuary for the bird lover. There is a church, a shop, a very nice hotel www.thebayviewhotel.com good restaurants and a number of pubs.

Midleton, where the famous Jameson whiskey distillery is located (http://www.irelandwhiskeytrail.com/?pg=jameson_distillery_experience_midleton_cork_ireland.php), is a very good shopping town and only 15 minutes drive away.  The farmers' market held here every Saturday morning should not be missed (www.midletonfarmersmarket.com)

The Lonely Planet travel guide of 2010 named Cork as one of the top 10 cities to visit! In its 2012 edition it states "everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork".

We are less than 5 minutes drive from the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School and gardens (www.cookingisfun.ie) and about the same to Ballymaloe house and restaurant.

The surrounding area is well known for its good food.  Local fishermen will deliver their catch to the door, if you ask.  Ballycotton produces the best potatoes in the world!

See the pottery ranges made nearby. Stephen Pearce Pottery is based down a leafy lane a few minutes drive away - their potters use traditional techniques that have existed for over 250 years in the local area. (www.stephenpearce.com)

Ballycotton is an ideal location for making day trips to West Cork and to East Cork.  The lovely Blackwater valley is within easy reach.  If you are interested in golf there are a number of good golf courses within  a 25 minute drive.

We have done 14 house swaps so far.  We have exchanged with families in Finland, Switzerland, France, Italy (3 times), Sweden, Spain (4 times), Austria, Slovenia and England.  All of them have been really great experiences and we have met wonderful people.

We look forward to hearing from you.
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 37 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teachers - retired
  • Teachers - retired

Our Home

  • House Type: Holiday home
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Car necessary

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Iceland
  • Slovenia
  • United Kingdom
  • Croatia
  • Hungary

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • Teachers - retired
  • Teachers - retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

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