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Castletownsend Cork Ireland

“CASTLE WATERS “is a luxuriously appointed and furnished Self Catering Mews House located in the private exclusive “THE LAWN” development, in the beautiful and ancient harbour Village of Castletownshend on the West Cork Coastline midway between Glandore and Baltimore .The capital Heritage town of Skibbereen is 12km.




CASTLETOWNSHEND,the original seat of the Townsend family in Ireland,was anciently called in Gaelic Sleugleigh,which was built originally by and belonged to the Gaelic Clan MacCarty’s.The old Castle,the ruins of which can be observed within the demesne,was attacked & captured in 1690 by the Gaelic Clan O’Driscoll,subsequently attacked and taken by a Colonel Colliford.The village is a small but busy and lively fishing & seafront village developed around the Castle,which  was constructed in the mid 1600’s .The main street of the village,lined with large period houses from the 18th century , runs down a sharply sloped hill of about 25 degrees leading to the Castle and the picturesque Harbour which the entrance is presided over by THE STAGS rocks that when viewed from the village upper harbour appear like “phantom ships at sea”.


St.Barrahane’s Church overlooks the Village.It is noted for its stained glass windows and many relics and memorials to the families of the Village.The Village is noted for the classical music festival that is held every summer in the Church.

Somerville and Ross the authors of THE IRISH R.M.& THE REAL CHARLOTTE are buried in the Church yard.

The Village has 3 traditional pubs,2 reataurants,a shop,a post office.


CASTLE WATERS self catering vacation holiday home is an ideal base in the village to enjoy Castletownshend Regatta and the various other festivals held in WEST CORK.

Take the Coast Road drive to Lough Hyne Nature Reserve then on to Baltimore,Schull and back by Skibbereen.

In the opposite direction take the winding road to Rinneen Wood and estuary walk onto Unionhall ,Glandore & Rosscarbery and back by Clonakilty.

A visit to the ancient perfect specimen of the stone fort or in Gaelic CATHAIR just above the village in high ground overlooking the Harbour is well worthy .


Beaches:The Village Beach, Sandy Cove 6km., Tragumna blue flag 9km.,Tralispean,10km.









Sleeps 5 persons + cot.}

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance Hallway,

  • Guest Cloakroom.

  • Sittingroom with open fire place, colour tv/dvd.

  • Kitchen/Dining overlooking private patio/garden.

First Floor.

  • Double Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

  • Bathroom

Second Floor.

  • Master Bedroom en-suite.


  • Broadband Internet ,

  • Dishwasher,

  • Fridge,

  • Cooker,

  • Microwave,

  • Coffee Maker,

  • Washing Machine/Dryer,

  • Open Fireplace,

  • Colour tv

  • DVD

  • Linen,

  • Towels,

  • Electrical Central Heating,

  • Utensils,

  • Cutlery & Crockery,

  • Private Patio/garden

  • Bed Linen and Towels supplied.

Electricity on meter.

Things To Do

  • Sea & Lake fishing,

  • Deep Sea Fishing,

  • Tennis,

  • Golf.West Carbery

  • Golf Club ,Skibbereen.

  • Horse riding.

  • Cycling

  • Canoeing,both Sea & lake

  • Visiting off shore wrecks,

  • Dolfin watching,

  • Wind Surfing

  • Bird watching,

  • Hill Walking at Lough Hyne Nature Reserve,

  • Exploring the many Historical traces that you will find including The Cathair & Drombeg Stone Circle and many more.

  • Coastal walks in Rinneen Woods.

  • Diving.

Rental rates from 395 euro – 995 euro, + electricity.

A refundable breakages deposit of 120 euro applies.

Sat to Sat booking in high season.

Weekends and short breaks available low season on request.

  • Cork: 88 km.
  • Shannon:210 km.
  • Dublin:350 km.

Ferry ports.

  • Cork-Swansea:90 km.
  • Rosslare-Pembroke:230km.
  • Dublin-Hollyhead:350km.


Local Villages /Towns.

  • Skibbereen : 12km.

  • Glandore/Unionhall:8km.

  • Baltimore:12km.

  • Schull:36km.

  • Bantry:36km.

  • Rosscarbery:25km.

  • Clonkilty:38km.

  • Kinsale:70km.

  • Cork City:90 km.


Contact: Margaret :
Telephone/Fax ++353 (0)28 21764