Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork Ireland — just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres. Your hosts, Paul and Georgiana Keane, have undertaken a uniquely sympathetic renovation and rejuvenation of this island paradise. The Estate with its beautiful woodlands, parkland, farmland, gardens and foreshore will enchant all who choose Inish Beg for their self catering holidays in West Cork Ireland.
Self Catering Ireland
You will find an environment, facilities and experience second to none with a select variety of luxury self catering holiday cottages and holiday homes to suit the most discerning needs. Imagine yourself walking, bird watching, fishing, boating or just relaxing in this magical setting, with its beautiful gardens and grounds with a heated indoor swimming pool with steam room.
Luxury Self Catering Cork
For an overview of our self catering cottages and holiday homes, read on. Click on the name of a cottage to see full details and photographs.
A courtyard setting of the highest quality 2 & 3 bedroom self catering accommodation with living room, bathroom, kitchen and private garden, furnished to the highest standard and located near the main house and indoor pool.
Individual Self Catering Cottages, Holiday Homes & Holiday Apartment
An award-winning luxury waterfront stone & glass holiday home in the most beautiful private location at the water’s edge make the Boathouse with its three bedrooms, large glass fronted living area, fireplace, magnificent open deck, luxury bathrooms and kitchen and spectacular views across the water to open countryside, the choice of the most discriminating in need of peace and privacy for their self catering holiday and yet within easy walking distance of the main facilities and house.
An idyllic newly built wooden 3 bedroom self catering 2-story timber house in a tranquil and private woodland setting with views to the water. Beautifully furnished to the highest standard, this self catering holiday cottage provides a very private and cosy environment. Open fires, central heating and modern kitchen facilities make for the perfect self catering holiday for families or couples.
A 3 bedroom self catering holiday home – a farm cottage beautifully restored in a private setting with far reaching views over farmland, water and woods. A private garden and paddock make the Lodge with its open fireplace, sunroom, large living area and modern kitchen ideal for families.
The Garden Retreat is a one bedroom holiday apartment situated at the end of the west wing of Inish Beg House, with its own separate entrance. Furnished to the same high standard of our other holiday cottages, this apartment is conveniently located adjacent to the walled garden. It truly is a cosy holiday retreat!
Comprising of a bedroom with ensuite toilet and washroom and an open plan kitchen/dining/living room the Gypsy Retreat also has its own victorian outdoor roll top bath atop a wooden decked area. In its own private wicker fenced garden in a sylvan setting on the estate it oozes bohemian and quirky charm and will appeal to both young design-savvy guests and the older hipster!
You have access to a 13m heated indoor swimming pool with steam room — located within the restored walled garden. Numerous walks with private access to woodlands & local shoreline, bird watching & fishing are all available to you during your holiday. Irish Water Sports, is located on Inish Beg Island. We offer Power Boat Rentals and also powerboating courses with certified expert instructors. You can earn your ISA National and International Certificates at our unique location. We also offer Great Days Out to nearby islands including Baltimore / Schull / Heir Island /Cape Clear & many of the 100 Carbery Islands that are the jewels of West Cork. Guests at Inish Beg receive a 10% discount on courses and powerboat rentals.
Within a few minutes drive to the mainland you will find the nearby towns of Baltimore and Skibbereen and hinterland where there are plenty of good restaurants and lively pubs, a wonderful farmers market, a heritage centre, art centre, children’s playgrounds plus an indoor children’s activity centre, an 18-hole golf course, sailing schools and charters, scuba diving, sea-kayaking, whale watching trips, an adventure activity centre, ferry trips to the neighbouring inhabited islands, horse riding, bike hire, beaches and private gardens.
County Cork is Ireland’s largest county, located in the south-west of the country. West Cork, the area west of Cork City, is known as a region of its own and has long been popular with tourists from other areas of Ireland, the UK, Europe, USA and the rest of the World. West Cork has an atmosphere unique in Ireland, where the climate & vegetation benefit from the warm currents of the Gulf Stream. The coastline has sandy beaches, stunning high cliffs, wild moorland, native woodlands, archaeological remains and traditional fishing villages. The people of West Cork are equally unique and offer a mix of Irish families whose ancestors developed the area and expatriates who came to West Cork and fell in love with the area. The residents include a high percentage of artists, artisans and musicians who have been inspired in the atmosphere of West Cork.