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Ancaire Cottage
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15 reviews
Ancaire Cottage
Sitting Room
Upstairs Double Bedroom
Downstairs Double Bedroom
Downstairs Double Bedroom
Upstairs Double Bedroom
Garden
Dining area
Greenhouse
Patio
Beautiful views
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Schull, County Cork

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Mike_Dunp...
Kildare
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What stands Out? Host commitment to providing a good service”
Reviewed 13 February 2014 for a stay in August 2013

Like most families, we were looking for an affordable holiday home for the summer holidays. A place you'd like to treat as home for the duration and safe for the kids. Like all the other reviews Ancaire Cottage satisfied these requirements with plenty of room to spare. I could go on about the location, cottage, eggs for the kids who loved going to collect them each morning, but I'd rather mention Fran & Alan, who were the most lovely hosts you could ask for. It was the dedication to providing the best customer service they could. From the welcome pack, games for the kids etc, to the supply of new linen 1/2 way through our stay, and allowing additional family to stay over while we were holidaying in the area. Their local knowledge proved invaluable to making the holiday pleasant for all of us.

Thanks again
Mike/Darina & Kids

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Liked best: The eggs!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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nealaIrel...
ireland
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at this house for a week and our only regret was not booking for two. Fran & Alan are warm and welcoming hosts and the cottage is beautiful, very well decorated and maintained. On arrival there was wine, fresh bread and scones and pates waiting for us. Our kids loved the cottage and going out to get eggs from the hens every morning, they also loved the cats. The cottage is situated between Schull and Ballydehob with loads to do in the area, as we have young kids that consisted mainly of beach visits and crab fishing. I cannot recommend this holiday rental highly enough.

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Liked best: The beautiful cottage and its private garden.
Liked least: We didn't stay for long enough! Nothing negative to add.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Dubjessie
Dublin
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11 reviews
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“Stunning - a slice of heaven!”
Reviewed 1 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We have just returned from a week's stay in this beautiful cottage which is lovingly kitted out and maintained by the wonderful and friendly owners Fran and Alan. The cottage is incredibly homely with stunning views of Mount Gabriel from the bright and window filled kitchen. The furnnishings are of a high standard and everything you could possibly want has been included. We arrived to find warm scones and homemade jam/marmalade - after a long journey it was just what we needed. The garden is amazing and so well cared for - and so private - we had fantastic weather and we felt we could have been sitting in a villa in Spain or Portugal! We were incredibly chilled by the end of our week and our only disappointment was having to leave! We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough....do not miss out on the experience.

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Liked best: The homely feeling
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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BusyLisy
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“How Lucky Are We?!”
Reviewed 18 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Ancaire Cottage – August 2012

What a special week we had!
Ancaire Cottage was perfect in every way from the beautifully comfortable and tastefully furnished interior to the enchanting little cat – Baggy – who greeted us every time we ventured into the pretty and practical cottage garden, with the handsome hens providing the countryside sounds to enhance the peace and tranquillity surrounding the cottage.
The welcome we received from Fran and Alan was so warm and generous it felt as if we were visiting ‘old friends’!!! They were so kind all week – always there to answer our questions and help with our boat; and there was a host of really special treats awaiting us in the kitchen – wine, homemade scones and jam, smoked salmon pate – to name but a few – all delicious!
The area was stunning and we enjoyed numerous sorties, exploring the coast from Baltimore to Mizen Head and found some beautiful beaches. We launched our boat at a very safe slipway just 2 minutes away from the cottage at Rossbrin Cove and kayaked from the old harbour of Derreennatra (also only about 2 minutes away). We had close encounters with seals in the harbour at Schull and enjoyed the ‘oh so warm’ Irish hospitality in all the hostelries we visited, where the food we experienced was consistently excellent. We even managed a trip to Sherkin Island in our own boat, where we tied up to the quay and explored the island.
We felt so lucky to have found this wonderful cottage in such beautiful surroundings – I’m sure we shall be back – there’s so much we would still like to see and do, knowing that the comfort of Ancaire Cottage would await us at the end of each day.
And actually – my very favourite thing – I might have to admit - was the incredibly comfortable bed with its luxurious linen bedding!!!
Thank you for having us.

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Liked best: The bed, the bedding, the kindness of our hosts and the beautiful coast and countryside.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Wendy F
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Hosts”
Reviewed 13 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012

In spite of the rain, we had a truly wonderful stay with Fran and Alan. They were excellent hosts and catered for our every need. They were kind enough to leave in wine, duck eggs, scones and tasty home made brown bread.

The cottage was out of this world. The furnishings were very impressive and comfortable. I thoroughly recommend and have already recommended to friends and family, a stay in this cosy and very quaint cottage.

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Liked best: quality of everything in the cottage was first class
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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