One of the strongest arguments for choosing a holiday cottage break over a hotel or campsite is the unique personality conveyed by the property. We love cottages with character because they inspire people. Sometimes that inspiration involves people falling in love and needing to stay there, other times it’s to voice the opposite! Either way, it encourages conversation and that’s what we love.
We think our new Cottage of the Week will encourage similar debate. Shell Cottage is a uniquely stunning property on the southern coast of Ireland. Its fantastic location is hardly up for debate. A mere 22 steps leads you to a lovely Green Flag beach, where you can see the Cullenstown coastline stretch off into the distance and the deep blue waters of the Celtic Sea meeting the horizon.
Cullenstown itself is equally appealing. The local pub is only 300 yards so that seems as good a place as any to begin your exploration of the region! The village of Carrig-on-Bannow is only 2 miles away and offers a few shops and pubs with yet more fantastic coastal scenery.
Book a break in Shell Cottage itself and you’re staying in one of the region’s most notable attractions. Designed by the late Kevin Ffrench, who collected shells on the beach, its unique façade is eye-catching to say the least. There are notable formations in the shells, including Tusker Lighthouse and many more. In fact just admiring the artistry is a holiday activity in itself!
It would be wrong to suggest the property is mainly for show, however. The interior has been completely refurbished, boasting 2 cosy lounges and a sun porch to the front with seating and glorious panoramic sea views. There’s an open fire in one living room and a woodburning stove in the second. In the warmer months you’re more likely to take advantage of the enclosed lawned garden, gravelled terrace, patio area and furniture. If you need additional holiday entertainment you’ll be well served by the satellite TV, DVD, CD player and games room with air hockey, pool and darts.
That Shell Cottage is a fantastic holiday destination filled with a wonderful array of relaxing opportunities isn’t really up for debate. If you fancy staying in one of southern Ireland’s most notable attractions, or just fancy relaxing a stone’s throw from a stunning Green Flag beach, then you can make a booking on the property’s listing on cottages4you.