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Neates House Myross Island Union Hall

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Hello Thanks for taking the time to look at our lovely Myross Island holiday home near Union Hall, on the Haven Coast of the Wild Atlantic Way. Built by our grandparents, it’s been in the family for fifty years (though it’s had a lot of modernisation in the meantime!) and seen countless happy holidays over generations. It’s a comfortable house in a stunning location and very special to us. We hope you’ll come to love it too. Accommodation: Our centrally-heated home sleeps ten over four bedrooms – two spacious doubles and two rooms with a single bed and two bunks in each. There are two bathrooms upstairs (bath, shower, basin, toilet in one; shower, basin, toilet in the other), plus a separate toilet and utility room (washing machine/ dryer) on the ground floor. Downstairs is mostly o...Hello Thanks for taking the time to look at our lovely Myross Island holiday home near Union Hall, on the Haven Coast of the Wild Atlantic Way. Built by our grandparents, it’s been in the family for fifty years (though it’s had a lot of modernisation in the meantime!) and seen countless happy holidays over generations. It’s a comfortable house in a stunning location and very special to us. We hope you’ll come to love it too. Accommodation: Our centrally-heated home sleeps ten over four bedrooms – two spacious doubles and two rooms with a single bed and two bunks in each. There are two bathrooms upstairs (bath, shower, basin, toilet in one; shower, basin, toilet in the other), plus a separate toilet and utility room (washing machine/ dryer) on the ground floor. Downstairs is mostly open plan – a huge living room (open fire for coal, wood or peat) with an eating area at one end, then around the corner to a large, fully-equipped kitchen (fridge/freezer, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, larder cupboard). We’ve resisted putting in a TV thus far, but we have succumbed to WiFi, which includes a landline phone connection. The adjacent garage houses the oil-fired boiler, fuel for the fire, fishing rods, buckets and spades and other bits and bobs … Sadly, that leaves no room for a car (!), but there’s ample standing space for two cars in the driveway. The garden includes a large sloping lawn and steps up the rocks to a picnic table looking out across the cliff to the sea. In the area: We’re about 100 metres from the shingle beach at Squince Harbour, well known as one of the cleanest in West Cork. Sheltered by the cove and Rabbit Island opposite, it’s perfect for paddling, swimming, crabbing and climbing round the rocks. There are numerous other beaches nearby. A favourite of ours is Long Strand near Castlefreke, an expansive stretch of sand that’s almost always deserted. Union Hall is around five km (three miles) from the house; a short drive, or a picturesque walk in good weather. The fishing village is well-served by the Centra supermarket. We grew up knowing it as “Fuller’s” and it’s still run by the Fuller clan who keep it remarkably well-stocked – there’s rarely a need to look further afield. You’ll also find marvellous fresh fish in the village and you can eat well at any number of local pubs, both in Union Hall and neighbouring villages. There are large and excellent supermarkets in the nearest towns, Skibbereen and Clonakilty. West Cork is steeped in Irish history. Myross’s ruined medieval church and graveyard are a stone’s throw from the house and the last resting place of the Clan Cahil O’Donovans. The first recorded death from the potato famine took place on Myross and the graveyard still has its famine memorial standing. Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas and has an excellent local museum with a permanent exhibit on the famine. The road to Skibbereen also saw the assassination of Irish nationalist icon Michael Collins in 1922. From the bronze age, “The Druids’ Altar”, Drombeg stone circle, is nearby and well worth a visit. A bit more recently, Union Hall was a significant location in Sir David Puttnam’s 1994 film, “The War of the Buttons”. Outdoor activities are numerous, with waymarked walks between Union Hall and the house, whale and dolphin watching and kayaking with qualified instructors are easy to find both at Reen Pier (very close by) or Baltimore (around half an hour’s drive). We’ve had some fantastic trips with Jim Kennedy and his team at Atlantic Sea Kayaking. Whatever kind of holiday you’re planning – outward bound, food and drink, kids and activities, culturally curious, curled up with a book in front of the fire, or any combination thereof – we believe our home is an ideal base camp … because you can bet we’ve done them all. Hit the button and you’ll get in touch with me, Patrick. I've lately taken over managing the house from my cousin, Kylie (roundly praised in our reviews). It's a lot to live up to, but I’ll be happy to help in any way I can. Enjoy, and please don't forget to leave a review. Patrick More
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Response Rate:93%
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Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely house with great view lovely stainless steel kitchen Kylie is lovely to deal with and very communicative and helpful with any questions you have I would definitely stay here again and it is only a stone throw away from the beach perfect for early...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Kylie S, VR Owner at Neates House Myross Island Union Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thankyou for your review, I am so pleased that you had such a great stay at the house and were able to enjoy the area so much.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

The house is really lovely, spacious and bright. It can sleep 10 people but we were just 5 (2 adults, 1 young person and 2 children). It was very well laid out with open plan living space and kitchen. We didn't miss having a TV...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Kylie S, VR Owner at Neates House Myross Island Union Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello June, Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. I am so pleased that you had such great weather and a wonderful stay with plenty of exploring, a great spot for doing as much or as little as you choose....More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Neates House is in a wonderful location nestled above Squince Harbour with sea views and surrounded by rolling hills.The stony beach protected by the mysterious Rabbit Island is less than a five minute stroll from the house.There are lovely walks along narrow country lanes as...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Kylie S, VR Owner at Neates House Myross Island Union Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you for your review. More great weather and some great exploring. Rabbit Island is quite mysterious, the local tale is that it was once inhabited, you can see the ruins peeking out from the beach. A terrible fire broke out as a result of...More

Reviewed 30 January 2015

7 of us visited Neates House for a week in July 2014. My Fiance and I, Parents, Brother and Sister in Law + their 18 month year old daughter. We had a great time, the house has everything we needed for our stay. Plenty of...More

Date of stay: July 2014
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Kylie S, VR Owner at Neates House Myross Island Union Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2015

Ahh, the World Cup Final at Moloneys! A fabulous place, I bet there was barely any room to move in there! We're so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time in Union Hall. Thank you for leaving your review, we hope that you'll...More

Reviewed 19 January 2015

My husband and I stayed here with our two school aged children and my husbands parents. The location of this house is marvellous, close enough to Union Hall to be able to pick up necessities but remote enough to enjoy the glorious views and beautiful...More

Date of stay: August 2014
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Kylie S, VR Owner at Neates House Myross Island Union Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2015

We are so pleased to hear of your lovely peaceful stay at Neates House and that it became a home from home for you all as well. Hope to see you again soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Iron
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Garage
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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Driving time from airport Cork City to house is approx. 1 ½ hours from Cork, take the main road (N71). Coming from the airport, follow the signs to West Cork or N71, do not take the coast road (sometimes also signposted West Cork) or go to Kinsale. When you are on the N71, follow signs to Innishannon, then to Bandon, then to Clonakilty, then to Rosscarbery, then to Skibbereen. There are relief roads round Bandon and Clonakilty avoiding the town centres. After Rosscarbery, pass through Leap (halfway between Rosscarbery and Skibbereen). About 1 mile west beyond Leap, turn left signposted to Union Hall. In Union Hall cross the causeway, turn right at T-junction to leave the village uphill (passing Fullers (Centra) supermarket on your left). Follow the road round to the left past the R.C....
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