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Imagine a charming stone built holiday home set on its own fishing pier in sunny West Cork, Ireland. This nautically inspired seaside cottage is every fishing enthusiast’s dream. Wake up to the sound of the sea, watch your children fishing for crabs and buy lobster and prawns from local fishermen…the stuff holidays are made of!


This cottage is situated 12km from Blairscove House on the coast road to Goleen. Some say that this cottage used to be a shop; others say it was a dance hall and meeting point. When we bought it in the 80’s it was neither and in a rather deplorable condition. A lot of TLC and local craftsmanship made it what it is now: uncomplicated and fun, made for relaxation, cooking, eating and playing.


Dunmanus Pier is very close to a castle ruin with a small beach, and the sandy beaches of Barleycove and Ballyrisode are just a short drive away and your nearest town with shops and pubs is Schull.

The cottage is open plan, with a kitchen-dining-living area and open mezzanine twin room upstairs. The house has good mobile coverage but no WiFi and the TV is small. What it has, however, is lots of board games, jigsaws and books and a cosy living room with a wood burning stove. The galley kitchen is well equipped, there is even a kitchen aid. It has spectacular views, you can see the sea while standing at the sink and hob!

There are two rocking chairs looking out to sea and a big dining table in the dining area for long chats after dinner. Outside, facing the sea, there is a large patio with a barbecue and outdoor seating for 4. This leads to a clifftop garden.

Sleeps 4. Pets welcome (there is an unprotected cliff so children and pets must be supervised).


Please Note: We cannot accept Ireland’s Blue Book vouchers as payment for Dunmanus Pier.