Luxury self catering holiday homes accommodation in the beautiful Skibbereen in West Cork countryside. Experience the peace and calm of rural life while enjoying easy access to West Cork’s many recreational, cultural, historical and scenic attractions.

Abbey Farm Holiday Homes were originally the eighteenth century homestead of a strong tenant farmer. The original farmhouse, stables and barns have been beautifully renovated and furnished to provide a complex of four exclusive holiday cottages offering comfortable, relaxing, four star accommodation.

Two of the cottages have been designed to cater for the comforts and needs of people with disability. Situated around a central courtyard, the cottages are adjacent to a present-day, working, dairy farmyard.

Things to do

Taking their name from the nearby ruins of the 13th century abbey of Mainistir na Strutha, Abbey Farm Holiday Homes are situated just one mile from the town of Skibbereen and are an ideal base for exploring south-west Cork.

Skibbereen itself, with a population of approximately 2500 people, is a bustling shopping and business town with all the facilities, services and cultural attractions of a prominent provincial town. Of particular interest are the Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, and for the more energetic, the Skibbereen Sports Centre. Golf, pitch-and-put, fishing, horse-riding, hill walking, cycle and car hire are all available locally. Historical walking tours and lectures are often provided by the local historical society. There are many good restaurants and several of the pubs provide live entertainment and informal, traditional music sessions with local musicians and singers. There is also a night club in the town and a number of efficient taxi services.

Ferries run from Baltimore to many of “Carbery’s Hundred Isles” in Roaringwater Bay, including the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) island of Oilean Cleire (Cape Clear).

Facilities included:

Hot tub exclusive to The Stall.

  • Free WIFI
  • Complimentary welcome pack
  • Storage heaters, Open fire in living room of 3 houses only (initial supply of fuel provided)
  • Electric Hob and Oven, Microwave, Fridge-Freezer
  • Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble Dryer
  • TV, DVD player, Radio, Games
  • Cot & Highchair available on request
  • Electricity by meter reading at end of stay
  • Shared front courtyard
  • All bed linen and towels provided free of charge

What they say about us

Lovely farm house. Spacious and clean and the hot tub was brilliant. A 5 minute car journey outside of Skibbereen on a lovely dairy farm.  We hope to see you again!

BeckyMay 2019

We stayed in a lot of places during our trip, and this was the one everyone wished to have spent more time. We even got to see a baby calf being born! Overall, it was a beautiful home and relaxing stay.

Emily March 2019

Nice and peaceful yet only a stones throw from the town. Mary was really nice and accommodating, couldn’t ask for a nicer host . Would definitely recommend.

RobOctober 2018

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