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Your Questions, Answered

Take a look at all our most frequently asked questions. If anything is missing, then don’t hesitate to get in touch, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The House

Is this home safe for babies and children? 

Yes, there are 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs. Children should be properly supervised inside and out, with special attention around the water's edge and slipway.

Do you allow pets?


Does the house have Wi-Fi? 

Yes, the house has Wi-Fi.

Do you take bookings over Christmas and New Year? 


Do you have any board games and DVDs in the property?

Yes, Games, DVDs, CDs and a library of books focused ion Irish writers

The Area

How close is the nearest supermarket? 

Skibbereen has a number of Supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi, Spar and Field’s Supervalu (who will deliver to the house if you place a telephone or online order)

Which airport is closest to Gortadrohid? 

Cork Airport is about 90 minutes from Gortadrohid by car. 

Why choose West Cork? 

The area has such a rich past, and that history is evident in its landscapes, its culture, and its people. Many of our guests have flown in from far afield to start retracing their ancestors’ journeys – to witness this beautiful part of the world first-hand and, in the process, feel a new connection to the part of the story that came before them. 

But whether you’re connecting with the past or simply looking for an unforgettable break in Ireland, West Cork is a real gem. You can find out more about the area

How long does it take to get to Cork from Gortadrohid? 

By car, it’ll take you around 1 hour 45 minutes to get to Cork. It’s a lovely drive that will give you a tour of some local gems like Skibbereen, the village of Drinagh, and Curraghalcky Lake. Cork is a wonderful place to spend the day – and you can be back in time for tea. 

Are there any local running or cycling trails?

Yes. The immediate area which is car free, has many quiet unspoilt lanes. The lane which runs around the island is popular for walking and running. For cycle trails check out the Skibbereen cycling hub

Fees and Booking

Are there any cleaning fees or additional charges? 


What is your cancellation policy? 

50% non returnable deposit on booking and the remaining 50% one month before arrival. If cancelation is less than 1 month before arrival date there will be no refund.

What time can we arrive at the house?


What time is checkout on changeover days? 


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