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Hillside Cottage

Beach cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Ballycotton, Ireland

From £493 per week

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Cottage to rent in Ballycotton, Ireland

Charming old world cottage, perched overlooking Ballycotton Bay, in Ballycotton Village, Co. Cork. This cottage has two bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin and set set in mature gardens with sea views.

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Near beach
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine
  • Sea view

Cottage overview - owner's description

The property is situated on a quiet street in the village. It comprises of an open plan living/dining area, kitchen, bathroom, WC and two bedrooms. The kitchen opens onto the rear terrace & garden of the property which overlooks the Bay. It is just a 5 minute walk to the local shop via the Chapel Steps

Ballycotton is the hidden gem of East Cork. It is a small fishing village which sits overlooking Ballycotton Bay and is surrounded by sandy beaches. Only 40 minutes from Cork airport and Cork City, Ballycotton is the perfect escape to the beautiful East Cork countryside.

During a stay in Ballycotton you can enjoy the freshest of fish served in award winning restaurants or from the local gluten free chippy straight from the boats in Ballycotton Harbour. You will receive a warm local welcome in traditional pubs, there is live music in the village at weekends. Local amenities include a Pitch n Putt course and Ballycotton's internationally acclaimed cliff walk.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours can take you in an open topped boat to Ballycotton Island where you can hike to the Ballycotton lighthouse summit & explore the lighthouse. Other activities in the are include Wind and Kite Surfing, Fishing and Deep Sea Angling and Bird Watching for which the area is famous.

In nearby Shanagarry is home to Shanagarry Pottery and the Ballymaloo Cookery School and Gardens and the Artist and Design Studios at Kilkenny Design.


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46 out of 46 people recommend staying here

Family from Watchfield, United Kingdom Aug 2013

Dear All,
Many thanks again for another wonderful peaceful break at Hillside Cottage in Ballycotton. As usual the cottage was comfortable, spotless and well equipped. We love cooking and everything needed was there. We were catching the mackerel this year and were able to cook them on your great gas BBQ. So peaceful in the garden. The weather was great this year and when there was a slight chill we were using the fire in the evening with peat and fire logs - such a bonus. Hope to be back again next year.

From San Diego, USA Oct 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Hillside Cottage. It was cozy and comortable, and perfect for the three of us (myself, my sister and my niece). We checked out all the pubs and bar food in Ballycotton during our two weeks there and found every one of them to be excellent. The cliff walk was spectacular, and not to be missed. Also be sure to go visit the Lifeboat Shop. At the end of the day we loved going "home" to a cup of tea made in our own kitchen and warming our toes by the fireplace.

From Harrow, United Kingdom Oct 2012

I have nothin but good things to say about this place. Just beautiful!

4 of us came to Ireland for a wedding which was held in the church pretty much next door. It was perfect for everything we needed it for. Very comfortable and cosy. We will be coming back very soon!

From Watchfield, United Kingdom Aug 2012

We have stayed at Hillside Cottage before and will be booking again for next year. The cottage was spotless again and there is absolutely everything that could be needed. We are avid cooks and love the well kitted out kitchen and the BBQ is a bonus. We were unable to make use of it this year as the weather was inclement and the fish were not being caught but we did enjoy the lovely quiet sunshine in the mornings, in the garden with our coffee and no more noise than the BUMBLEBEEs buzzing in the floral borders. We didnt need the heating this year and only used the lounge fire in the evenings. We cant recommend this cottage enough for a great bolthole for exploring the area. There is plenty of linen and bedding stored if needed. Just a note - There is a short cut from the chapel next door down to the main street. We went to the local at the bottom of the road to the left (Schooner ?) and had the most amazing meal. It was huge though - be warned. The village store has everything. We recommend the Clonikilty Sausages and Black pudding.We highly recommend this cottage. Ruth, Walter and Rita.

From Greystones, Ireland Jun 2012

A great place to stay, fantastic views and very comfortable. Great value.

From Easkey, Ireland Mar 2012

As ever brilliant to be back in Ballycotton in Hillside Cottage tthe cosiest,, sweetest cottage. The views are as stunning as ever and such a lovely place to stay in Cork. There is everything you need in the cottage, very well equipped. Great location and lots tyo see in the area. Kinsale is always worth the visit and the beaches and cliff walks are beeautiful. We will be back.

3 other reviews

Stan & Evelyn, The Netherlands Date 14 July 2012 Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We will be back. Our girls had a great time here, they didnt want to leave.

Review of Geraldine & Gary, Kent, UK Review made on 26 June 2012 We had absolutely loved our stay in Hillside cottage. It really feels homely and cosy. We are gonna miuss waking up to the view. The cottage is so nice we somtimes struggled to ear ourselves away.

Review Terry & Hailey from Texas, USA and Norway - 10 June 2012 Our travel agent found the wibsite on the net advertising Hillside Cottage. What a bit of good fortune. The cottage is cozy comfortable well equiped. Love the village and the people. Mike and his family at Schooner Bar befriended us and helped us learn and enjoy the Village. Weather not so nice. Walked the cliffs, wnt to Lismore (beautiful), had great meals here at Herring Gull and Hotel, in LIsmore atOBriens Chop House, and in Midleton at Farmgate. Enjoyed the experience very much. I joined Terry on Friday and had a wonderful couple of days in Ballycotton. Wondeful place and village. Will come back.

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This cottage is:

2km from the nearest beach 200m from the nearest bar 200m from the nearest restaurant 18.83km from the nearest supermarket 47km from Cork Airport 163km from Shannon Airport 295km from Dublin Airport 19km from Jamesons Heritage Centre 30km from Foto Wildlife Park 40km from Cork City 25km from Trabolgan Holiday Centre

Local activities

Cycling 45km Fishing 1km Horse riding 45km Sailling 15km Swimming 2km Tennis 1km Wind surfing 2km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 10km Local food market 300m Museum 40km Shopping 19km Theatre 19km Theme park 40km Zoo 40km Cinema 19km

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Outside this cottage in Ballycotton, Ireland
This cottage is in a village and in a quiet area near the beach. It has a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.

Prices and availability

Updated 17 March 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 24 April 2019 - 24 April 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 June - 30 August and receive 10% off if the booking is made 4 months before the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 12% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 August - 31 August and receive 15% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • Pet charge

    £15.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Heating Oil

    Oil is charged per litre on detarture, paid locally

  • Electricity

    Charged per unit of electricity used, paid locally



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


CD player, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Open fire, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Pets

Extra information

The rear terrace over looks the bay, and had a dining table and chairs. A charcoal BBQ is avaliable


Average rating from 46 reviews

Private Owner From Dungarvan, Ireland Member since Sep 2004

My family has been involved in the tourism business for 20 years and the ethos is to help people to enjoy their stay in our country whilst appreciating the local culture and accommodation. The cottage is a traditional cottage set in a traditional seaside village and has been in family ownership for over 50 years. It is also our holiday cottage and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Past bookings: 193 bookings

Last seen: 8 months ago

Number of properties: 1

My family has been involved in the tourism business for 20 years and the ethos is to help people to enjoy their stay in our country whilst appreciating the local culture and accommodation. The cottage is a traditional cottage set in a traditional seaside village and has been in family ownership for over 50 years. It is also our holiday cottage and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.