County Cork is Ireland’s largest and most diverse county, its lush countryside punctuated with the Blackwater, Lee and Bandon rivers in the east and its craggy mountain ranges to the west. This dramatic countryside lends itself perfectly to walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding holidays.
Cork is dotted with working market towns and traditional villages, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. It has an ancient maritime tradition and Kinsale, Glandore, Baltimore and Crookhaven are just some of the most well-known harbours, perfect for sailing holidays.
The Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork between Dunmanus bay and Bantry Bay, achieved the EDEN award. Our holiday homes in Durrus, are an excellent choice as an accommodation base for visiting and hiking through this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Cork is renowned for great cuisine and the 'Slow Food' movement, the county is dotted with excellent restaurants, cafes, and cookery schools. There are terrific artisan food markets, perfect for those staying in our Cork holiday cottages who love to cook with local produce.
There is a wide variety of heritage sites, stately homes and castles to visit including Blarney Castle, Bantry House and Garnish Island. Cork city is best explored on foot, giving you plenty of opportunity to appreciate the diverse architectural influences and discover its many lovely boutiques, excellent restaurants and variety of pubs.
Cork has its own international airport, and a ferry port making it extremely accessible as a holiday destination.