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.
The village of Ballycotton stands high above the neat little harbour from which fishermen have gone out for centuries to the rich fishing grounds of Ballycotton Bay. This neat little cottage is situated on Chapel Road, which overlooks the bay.
The harbour is packed with trawlers and pleasure craft. Anglers can enjoy themselves with rod and line from the end of the quay or hire boats for sea fishing trips.
Around the village are spectacular cliff top walks 200 feet above the sea. Long strips of beautiful sandy beaches are just 10 minutes walk from the cottage.
Things to do in the Village.
Ballycotton is famous for its cliff walk, which extends over 5 miles of cliff to the beach at Ballytrasna. The cliff walk starts at the cliff top car park which is reached via a road swinging right uphill from the village just before the pier. At the car park where the walk starts there is an information board, entitled Ballycotton Cliff Walk. A concrete stile gives access to the pathway. There are many stiles on the route, much more convenient than climbing walls or ducking under electric fences while, at the same time, keeping farm animals from wandering. The route is a narrow foot-worn track along the cliff top, with the sea far below and the air coming off the Atlantic fresh and stimulating
The walk passes Ballytrasna and then turns inland at the small cove at Ballyandreen, to make a loop back to Ballycotton. The local development committee hopes this path can be extended - but for the moment it is a very pleasant 5 miles, with a shorter route home of 3 miles, through Ballytrasna.
Pitch & Putt :
The village pitch & putt couse is just 5 minutes walk. Clubs are in the cottage, and Green Fees are just €5 which is paid at the club house.
Ballycotton and the surrounding areas are a well known haven for birdwatchers. An information board, depicts the local bird species at the start of the cliff walk. It is one of eighteen plaques erected at prime bird viewing sites on the new East Cork Bird Trail between Cork and Youghal.
Deep Sea Angling:
The summer season is from May to September. The main catches are, Blue Shark, Pollock, Ling, Conger, Cod ,Spotted Dog. From the end of October to the end of February, is ideal for big Cod (20 Ibs+), Hake and Coalfish. For conservation, most fish are returned alive to the water and certain species are tagged for scientific purposes. Favorite angling-marks can be reached within 20-40 minutes. The mix of rocky ledges, sand and coral accounts for the variety of fish available. A number of boats, with experienced skippers, from 23 ft to 36 ft are available. Rods and tackle can be hired. Normal angling time is from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Ballycotton Angling Centre, Ballycotton, Co. Cork.
South Coast Angling Centre , Ardvilla, Ballycotton, Co. Cork,
Shore Angling :
Angling from the pier for Mackerel, Plaice, Sole, Conger, Flounder Ray etc. River fishing is the Blackwater(in Lismore) and Bride Rivers (in Tallow) for Salmon and Trout, are about one hours drive. There is also Trout fishing at Loughaddera.
Fishing Information and Licences: T.H. SPORTS Ltd.
Connolly Street Midleton Co. Cork Ireland
Close to Sandy Beaches and for the more
adventurous the mens bathing place. The secluded cove of
Ballytrasna is to be found at the end of the cliff walk.
Tennis: The Village Tennis courts are just across the road from Hillside Cottage.
Eating in and around Ballycotton.
There are a several restaurants in the Village itself, from pub grub in the Inn by the Harbour and the field kitchen in the Blackbird to gourmet hotel & restaurant and The Bay View Hotel.
In the general area, (about 10 minutes drive) is the world famous Ballymaloe House and Shanagarry Cookery School.
Stepen Pierce Pottery in Shanagarry has a cafe which serves excellent homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Hartys Pub & Restaurant in Cloyne serves both Bar and Restaurant fare.
A 20 minute drive and you are in the market town of Midleton, which hosts a large number of restaurants and cafes including The Farm Gate.
We advise telephoning in advance to check opening times of Bars/Restaurants, as some are seasonal and subject to change.
Contact Tel Nos of Restaurants.
Village diner with deliver service. Serves fast food including curries and cheesecake.
Inn by the Harbor:
Serves both Pub Grub and Evening Meals. Overlooking the Harbour. Seasonal
Serves full Bar Food Menu all days Thursday to Sunday inclusive
Monday to Wednesday - Snacks.
Bay View Hotel:
Bar and Sunday Lunches, evening meals. Seasonal
Restaurants outside of the village but within 10 minutes drive.
Garryvoe Hotel :
Overlooking Garryvoe Strand. Bar and Restaurant Meals.
Ballymaloe House :
World Renowned Restaurant and Kitchen Shop
The Stephen Pierce run world renowned Shanagarry Pottery has built an international reputation.
Lunches and snacks are served in a Pottery Emporium in Shanagarry Village
Hartys Restaurant & Bar,
Bar and Restaurant Meals
East Cork Cabs,
89 Main st, Midleton
5 Connolly st, Midleton
Pubs in the Village.
The Blackbird of Ballycotton.
Great live Gigs Venue. Large Beer Garden.
The Schooner Tavern
Across the Road form the Blackbird - great bar food
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.
Merrily from San Diego
Stayed 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.
Cameron from Harrow
Stayed 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!
Ruth from Watchfield
Stayed 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.
Crowley from Greystones
Stayed Jun 2012
A great place to stay, fantastic views and very comfortable. Great value.
Sue from Easkey
Stayed 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.
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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.
The cottage is set in a mature, enclosed garden which overlooks the Bay. The Patio area overlooks the garden, and is an excellent area to breakfast in fine weather. This 100 year old cottage is decorated in traditional style with all mod cons tastefully intigrated. It is a relaxing haven in both winter and summer. The cottage is situated on a quiet road in Ballycotton village and is just 2 minutes walk from the main street.
About the owner
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.
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