Ballyshane Coastal Retreats

Ballyshane, Co Cork, Ireland


Where Beauty Meets Bliss

Surrounded by beautiful Irish countryside, this stunning property features an elegant converted barn that accommodates three, as well as a contemporary studio for two. The Barn is surrounded by gardens, where you’ll spot a variety of colourful native birds (and the occasional chicken). The Studio is more remote and overlooks the sea. Both offer an idyllic escape—the chance to retreat and recharge amid nature’s serenity.

The Location

Situated on a farm close to Ballyshane and an easy drive south of Cork, each retreat features its own distinctive setting. An abundance of scenic walking routes leads you through lush Irish countryside, fields of wildflowers in season, rugged, photogenic coastline, and nearby sandy beaches. This area is also a haven for foodies. Only 15 minutes by car, the town of Midleton offers a range of restaurants and shops, and the area in general is well known for its organic farm shops, world-class culinary school, charming pubs, and distilleries.

Cork, with its international airport, is only a 40-minute drive.

  • The Barn and The Studio both offer private outdoor space for relaxation, The Barn is set amongst cultivated gardens and The Studio looks out on four acres of wild meadow
  • The Studio is completely secluded and delivers incredible coastal views direct to your armchair
  • Both retreats are beautifully appointed and decorated. The Barn features a more traditional cottage ambiance with comfy sofas and armchairs, charming paint palette, a thoughtfully curated library collection, and antique dressers. The Studio has a more modern, mid-century vibe
  • So that you can feel fully at home, both retreats offer expertly fitted kitchens, along with woodburning stoves to ward off the unpredictable Irish weather
  • The coastline here is known for its dramatic beauty and broad, sandy beaches, including Ballybrannigan Beach and Inch Strand
  • There are great food and drink excursions in the area, including the famous Old Midleton Distillery where Jameson’s whiskey is distilled.
  • An elegant, converted barn for three, offering two comfortable bedrooms (one of which is a loft), an open plan living and dining space, a downstairs bathroom with shower, and a private garden
  • A modern studio with a chic and cozy bedroom, a bathroom with shower, and an open plan living and dining space with floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto incredible views
  • Both properties offer high quality finishes and are furnished beautifully in their respective styles
  • Kitchens are well-equipped and both include dishwashers. The Barn comes with its own washing machine, but if you opt for The Studio, be assured that you will still have access to laundry facilities
  • Due to the rugged beauty of the terrain, these properties are not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that whilst we’ve linked to Airbnb to give you more details your hosts are happy to take direct bookings too 
  • Be prepared for the remoteness of the location and do stock up before you arrive. Besides, the chance to get away is half the fun!

Your host, the recipient of hundreds of five-star reviews from around the world, loves sharing Ballyshane Coastal Retreats with guests. Respectful of your privacy, your host is available as needed to ensure a pleasant stay.

Please note that whilst we’ve linked to Airbnb to give you more details your hosts are happy to take direct bookings too. 

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Ballyshane Coastal Retreats

Ballyshane, Co Cork, Ireland


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    Ballyshane, Co Cork, Ireland


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