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.

  • Wireless Broadband Internet Connection
  • Welcome Pack provided (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt, pepper)
  • 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

Wonderful weekend in our cottage. Mary incredibly helpful with anything we needed and the house is spacious and easily fitted seven guests. Close drive to Skibbereen. Couldnt recommend this property more

MichaelSeptember 2017

Lovely and spacious house minutes from the town of Skibbereen. Mary was a wonderful host and made us feel at home. Highly recommended!

DianaAugust 2017

Mary was very accommodating and relaxed. We were a group that did not arrive together but it was all ok with Mary who sorted everything out. Place was perfect.

PaulApril 2017

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