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Self Catering Holiday Homes close to Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Skibbereen is a colourful and vibrant town in West Cork with so much to offer holidaymakers. The name Skibbereen, sometimes shortened to ‘Skibb’ means ‘little boat harbour’. This beautiful town has a selection of unique shops, live music, award winning restaurants and cosy cafes.

This bustling market town is only 5 kms from the nearest beach and 67 km from Cork City. The River Ilen runs through the town entering thew sea at Baltimore.

Skibbereen is the most significant town in Ireland in terms of its Famine heritage and it has an important role in commemorating this pivotal period. Every street in the town has its own story and the people of Skibbereen are extremely proud of its unique heritage told though Skibbereen: The Famine Story.

To reach our holiday accommodation on Heir Island you need to park your vehicle at Cunnamore Pier, a 15-minute drive from Skibbereen. The only way to reach the island is by boat, Cunnamore Pier is located on the Skibbereen to Ballydehob Road off the N71.

Heir Island is only a four-minute ferry ride from Cunnamore Pier. The M.V. Thresher is Heir Island's official passenger ferry and provides crossings every two hours, however please check the ferry timetable in advance.

Holiday Accommodation on Heir Island in West Cork

Heir Island in West Cork is a unique holiday cottage in Ireland. Heir Island or Hare Island is 2.5 km long and 1.5 km wide providing a truly unique holiday experience. It is the fourth largest of Carbery's Hundred Isles, after Sherkin Island, Clear Island and Long Island.

There is a grocery delivery service available, by prior arrangement, 3 times a week. There are three eating choices on Heir Island, Fuzzy Duck Café, Island Cottage and PizzHeiria. Opening hours of the islands restaurant’s, local shop and café vary throughout the year so please check in advance.

Heir Island, is one of Carbery’s Hundred Isles located in Roaringwater Bay, surrounded by some of the most idyllic and picturesque sailing waters in Europe. For those who want to take advantage of the area’s ideal sailing conditions, Heir Island Sailing School offers Irish Sailing approved courses.

Heir Island is a wonderful and truly unique holiday destination in Ireland. A wonderful peaceful place with a tremendous amount of flora to be found. For those interested in ornithology, the island is also an ideal home and stopover site for many species of birds.

Heir Island is a magical holiday destination providing an enchanted holiday experience at any time of the year. The perfect choice for a group of friends or large family looking for a memorable self-catering holiday in Ireland.

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Trident Holiday Homes Cancellation Policy

We would like to reconfirm our cancellation policy regarding Covid-19:

No travel restrictions in place – if you wish to cancel a booking because you are concerned about Covid-19 or perhaps someone in your group is self-isolating or sick then this is treated as a normal cancellation, the following is applicable in this event:

8 - 4 weeks before date of arrival: in all cases the Booking Fee is non-refundable, 50% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

4 - 2 weeks before date of arrival: in all cases the €53 Booking Fee is nonrefundable, and 75% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

Less than 2 weeks before arrival date: in all cases the €53 Booking Fee is nonrefundable and 100% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

As a gesture of goodwill if we resell the date you wish to cancel then we will give you a partial refund less the Booking Fee paid. The partial refund will depend on the rate we achieve for the same period you wish to cancel.

Cancellation Policy in the Event of a County or National Travel Ban

In the event of travel restrictions due to Government directives – in the event of a county or national travel ban and as per our terms and conditions this will be treated as ‘Force Majeure’. Therefore, if Trident Holiday Homes is forced to curtail, alter or cancel a holiday, we will allow you to carry forward amounts paid for accommodation (excluding the €53 Booking Fee) to another holiday taken at the same location within 12 months of your initial booking. We will also waive 50% of the applicable Booking Fee on any new booking.

The client shall not be at liberty to maintain a claim for compensation or otherwise arising as a consequence of the said curtailment, alteration or cancellation of the holiday.

The policies outlined above are the same under which you booked your initial holiday, and as such there has been no change in these. To read more about the abovementioned please refer to our terms & conditions by clicking here.

We thought it would be helpful to outline our policies in the event that this is not the case. We hope you and your loved ones continue to remain safe and well, thank you for your understanding.

Covid-19 Holiday Home Voucher

If you were impacted by restrictions and received a Trident Holiday Homes Covid-19 holiday home voucher now would be the perfect time to rebook your next self-catering holiday. We would love to give you the opportunity to rebook your holiday before your selected holiday home is fully booked. Plan ahead and book your 2023 holiday cottage today

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