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Review submitted by mary from cork (Submitted: 30 Aug 2012)
we had lovely week in arnotts cottage. its our 5th year staying there so that speaks for itself. everything you need for a comfortable stay is there,plus the tranquility and peaceful setting is beyond price.tony the caretaker is very helpful and nothing is too much trouble for him.we will certainly stay again next yearand look forward to it.
Review submitted by Ruth from Southend on Sea (Submitted: 7 Aug 2012)
Just returned from a lovely week at the cottage with my partner and two children - a wonderful place to stay, right out in the country with a homey feel and large garden. Tony is a really friendly and helpful host - would recommend to anyone!
Review submitted by Mandi from Holywood, co. Down (Submitted: 17 Jul 2012)
This cottage is small but has all the ameneties you could need and provides comfortable accommodation for 4 people. It is an old building but the appliances eg. shower,cooker,dishwasher, washing machince etc. are modern and in good working order. It is lovely that it is in the countryside but just a 5min drive from the main road that gives easy access to the whole of East Cork, and from Youghal which has all the ameneties of a small town and has glorious, safe, clean beaches. The cottage has some nice touches like the local pottery dinner service, but on the whole is adequately comfortable rather than luxurious, although is slightly more spacious than the photos would suggest. It is great value for money and because of that we would definately stay here again and recommend it to friends. As everyone mentions - Tony is great and very helpful.
Review submitted by peter from Loch Lomond, Scotland (Submitted: 14 Jul 2012)
Great location for seeing this part of Ireland. The Cottage is in a very peaceful setting, with a fine expanse of garden to the rear overlooking the surrounding farm land. Great beaches all around this area & good shopping in Youghal for supplies, you have the essential ingredients for great break within easy reach. The inside of the cottage is basic but adequate. It has a certain character & charm in its simplicity. The only fault if pushed, would be to suggest it could do with a de-clutter in the various storage areas. Last words must be a mention of Tony, do have a chat on places to eat etc.
Review submitted by Eric from Perth W.A (Submitted: 14 Jul 2012)
The cottage has everything you need and the caretaker Tony is a lovely man, who is very friendly and is full of very helpful information about for what to do in the area. The cottage is only five minutes outside of Youghal (by car) but still feels like your in the middle of nowhere, which is relaxing and peaceful. Great place to stay - highly reccomended. You will not find a better value cottage with everything you need and more in Ireland.
Review submitted by Noreen from Telford (Submitted: 20 Nov 2011)
Although it was dark when we arrived, I rang Tony and he gave us precise directions. The cottage was warm and cosy, very good with all amenities. The cottage was well positioned and the road to Cork was excellent. The people we met along the way were very friendly. It was good to re-visit Youghal and walk along the Town Walls. The Visitors book provided extra information which was good. A most enjoyable holiday was had by all of us. We would recommend this cottage to anyone. Thank you.
Review submitted by mary from cork (Submitted: 1 Sep 2011)
I stayed in arnotts cottage 20th aug 11. I cant say enough in its praise.Lovely location, very quiet and restful,every eminity you could wish for,but with the charming cottage feel to it. I have stayed there 4 times and will be goin back next year again. they have added lovely sun trap patio out the back so outside space is brilliant.tony the caretaker is so pleasant and helpful and keeps the property spotless. Ist a pleasure to stay there.
Review submitted by Siobhan from Melton Mowbray (Submitted: 23 Aug 2011)
This is a great base for travelling around, particularly the eastern side of County Cork and County Waterford. The facilities are great, its a compact little cottage with all you need, including a dishwasher. There is no bath but a great shower. If you have a small baby you could however use the Belfast sink to bath them if you feel like stepping back in time.
If you are hoping to see western cork and Kerry it could make for long days travelling a more central location would be better.
We had a great time and explored the area thoroughly.
Review submitted by Catherine from Dun Laoghaire (Submitted: 13 Aug 2011)
We enjoyed our stay in Arnotts Cottage very much. There was four of us staying there for one week. The cottage has everything you need. It is a beautiful quaint cottage in a rural area, but close enough to Youghal. We found "The Thatch Pub", served excellent food and it is great value. we visited Cork City Gaol ,interesting history, Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle, Jameson Distillery, Leahys Open Farm, (for Aidan) and drove to Limerick to visit Thomond Park Rugby Stadium , Aisling is a big Munster fan (strange). Also I would like to say a big thank you to Tony the Caretaker for the lovely welcome. Overall the cottage is a great place to stay and excellent value.
Review submitted by Leonor from Tucson, AZ (Submitted: 24 Feb 2011)
The cottage was very quaint. It meet my needs, but a lot smaller than I thought. Tony was a great host, very helpful, kind and genuine nice guy. The cottage had all that I need for a quite relaxing vacation. Perfect except for tiny things (see below).
Owner: Directions to the cottage need to be updat ed. The restaurant is no longer called Gazebos It is GREEN BARN. Also, if there where clear instructions listed in the cottage as how to turn on heaters, hot water, electricity, location of laundry room, etc would be helpful.
Future Guest: The radio did not pick up many stations so bring your Cds. And there are only 2 channels on the TV, so dont plan on watching to much TV. Dryer has a bin that fills with water, empty it often, helps A LOT with clothe drying. :) Some tips are handy in guest book, skim through it if you can.
Besides those few minor things my stay was perfect! Thank you, I hope to book again real soon.
Review submitted by Len from Kirton suffolk (Submitted: 3 Oct 2010)
A very homely base, warm and comfortable to come home to after a day exploring. Tony the caretaker gives a great welcome and proved very helpful throughout our stay.
Review submitted by Sakina from Belfast (Submitted: 25 Jul 2010)
We stayed at the cottage for two weeks. We had a fantastic time. The cottage has everything you need. The caretaker was lovely and told us the best places to eat and visit.
We would love to return to the cottage. It was very homely.
Review submitted by Terence from Washington (Submitted: 2 Jan 2010)
My wife and I enjoyed our recent stay at the cottage. It still retains the quaint charm of a traditional labourers cottage (right down to the half-door) while having essential features, such as oil-fired central heating, dishwasher, washer & dryer, and power shower. In particular, we enjoyed the wonderful fireplace, comfortable beds, and proximity to Youghal. The deck out the back would be wonderful during the summer. We would recommend the cottage for groups of 2-6.
Review submitted by Jennifer from Dublin (Submitted: 18 Aug 2009)
The cottage was very nice and had everything on-hand to make our stay pleasant and comfortable.
It was in a nice location but one would need a car to get anywhere, not within walking distance to any amenities. It didnt bother us one bit, in fact it was very nice to be away from everything and everyone.
Youghal is an absolutely beautiful town and has everything you would need to amuse children and enjoy yourself.
Would definitely recommend.
Review submitted by jan from bremen - germany (Submitted: 21 Jul 2009)
very nice cottage and well located near youghal.
it was fully equipped. just the weather wasnt that
good that we couldnt enjoy the terrace for bbqs.
i would go again, if i wouldnt know each village, pub and sight in southern ireland.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 6 May 2009)
The cottage is very quaint but would benefit from some home comforts being added. The linen is old and tired.
The newly fitted cooker only had 2 rings working, no grill or oven. Should have been tested before we arrived.
The heating was not working when we arrived. The caretaker told us that equipment outside had been re-located to accommodate building a patio, he got it working. The next day he came to see us and we said the heating had been on all day to which he said we could not do this as we would burn something out. We turned it off next day when going out and tried to turn it on again on returning, it was not working again. The caretaker got it going. This could all have been avoided if the heating had been tested before we arrived.
The day before we were due to leave the caretaker asked us what time we were vacating the property. We said 1130am, he asked us to leave at 1015am as the cleaners were coming in. We ended up going at 1030am. NO CLEANERS IN SIGHT !!!!!!!
Unhappy to have paid good money for the poor standard & service.
Would not recommend to anyone I know, better places to stay.
Review submitted by Erin from Topeka (Submitted: 17 Mar 2009)
This is an over 200 year old cottage. It is very cozy and quaint with hardwood. It does not have a telephone but does have good cell reception and you can sign up for wireless internet through Eircom at the airport and it should work fine. Tony who looks after the cottage is just a couple of doors down and more than willing to answer any questions you might have or provide you with suggestions on places to go, eat ect. We completely enjoyed our time, and the cottage is wonderful. It is very small and cozy but felt like home away from home. We cant wait to go back!
Review submitted by ken from canaan, ny (Submitted: 14 Mar 2009)
very nice accommodations...we wanted to experience "Ireland", and thats what we got...tasteful and quaint...diminutive open kitchen / living area...wood/peat/coal burning stove...very comfortable beds in the three bedrooms...on a back road in farm country, yet 10 minutes to Youghal, for restaurants, supplies and groceries...Mr. Tony Fitzgerald, the caretaker, is delightful and an excellent resource for any questions you might have about your stay in Ireland...make sure you ask him for directions to the beach down the road...we had a great time...
Review submitted by tom from maidstone (Submitted: 10 Nov 2008)
Quaint cottage in beautiful countryside. definitely worth a visit. Would go back again
Review submitted by catherine from essex (Submitted: 16 Sep 2008)
the cottage was very good value for money, and was within easy reach of youghal, waterford,cork and other attractions.
Review submitted by mary from cork (Submitted: 29 Jul 2008)
This will be my 3rd year coming back to stay in arnotts cottage.I find it to be an excellent holiday location.It has everything you need for home comforts and its convenient to the town and beach.Its lovely and peaceful and it ensures a relaxing holiday. The caretaker tony is very helpful and pleasant.Overall a great place for a holiday.
Review submitted by maria from Geluwe (Submitted: 13 Jul 2008)
Very quite, good for selfcatering
Wel situated for walks in the beautiful surroundings.
Review submitted by mary from cork (Submitted: 12 Mar 2008)
I have stayed in arnotts cottage for the past 3 summers.It is in an excellent location and very peaceful,with all the mod cons you could wish for.Tony the caretaker is very helpful and if you need anything,nothing is too much touble for him.I have booked again for this summer and I know we will enjoy it as always.I would highly recommend it for a peaceful and relaxing holiday with all modern amenities.
Review submitted by Dan from Grimsby (Submitted: 3 Mar 2008)
Really superb week and Tony was very helpful and kind.
If you looking for an inexpensive cosy cottage as a base to explore the Irish Riveria, I would strongly suggest you consider this one!
Review submitted by Russell from Lenzie (Submitted: 12 Feb 2008)
Excellent. Offers exceptional value for money in a lovely peaceful rural setting
Review submitted by Linda from Dublin (Submitted: 27 Jan 2008)
myself and husband and our 2 young sons stayed here for a week in august 2007 and had a great time, the cottage is comfy and homely and well equipped. we loved the `big` field at the back of the house where the kids could run wild and play and be perfectly safe, we went up to the top of the field every evening to watch the rabbits. it is so peaceful in and around the cottage, it was better than we expected and hopefully we will definitely return again sometime.
Review submitted by Jo from London (Submitted: 1 Nov 2007)
A lovely little cottage in a quiet area; the description on the website is accurate and our family of 4 enjoyed it. The only criticism I have is that the directions on how to get there are not quite accurate or detailed enough.
I have modified the directions after discussion with this visitor; I hope that they are now clearer.
Review submitted by CHRISTOPHER from LONDON (Submitted: 25 Aug 2007)
Excellent property - not fancy but full of character. We felt very comfortable at Arnott's Cottage, and the people nearby were very friendly and helpful. Having Tony around was also a great asset. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Review submitted by mary from cork ireland (Submitted: 17 Aug 2006)
I found arrnotts cottage all that I expected an irish cottage to be but with the added bonus of having every modern convenience you would wish for.Its location is defenitely the bonus point ,
it is rural and natural with plenty of space.no noisy neighbours and hares and rabits for company in the acre behind the cottage,It is really lovely and olde worlde,The most relaxing holiday i had for a long time,With all the modern conveniences laid on what morecould you ask for,I hav an autistic son 25years old.Se ;oved the cottage for the week and wants to go bacj there soon.My overall impression of the place was a piece of paradise.Thand you so much for making our hol so enjoyable,We will ne in touvh for our next holiday.thank you,regards