Location & Local Attractions

Rock Cottage Country House is located near Dunmanus Bay on the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork. Easy driving distance is the Mizen Head, Ireland’s most South Westerly point.

Watch our video showing our location. The Cottage, The Stables and The Chalet are nestled amongst trees with lots of grounds to explore.

The Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Walking Holiday Accommodation

The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route. It’s inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It’s yours to experience however you choose.

We are ideally suited for accommodation while exploring, cycling or walking the coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way. Refer to this great website (and App) – www.wildatlanticway.com. With this link you can shortcut direct to the Mizen Head area of the Way. We are near Dunmanus.


Blairs Cove House & Restaurant (Fine Dining) – Durrus. Booking essential.
Nico’s Food & Wine Cafe & Restaurant – Dine in or Takeaway – Schull Main Street
00 353 28 27599
Beautiful courtyard for al fresco lunches and dinners. Bookings essential.
The New Haven – Main Street, Schull – Dine In or Take Away – Really good family restaurant
thetownhouseods.ie – Gastropub Schull Main Street Dine In or Take Away
Paradise Crepe Restaurant – Main Street Schull. Dine in or Take Away
The Bunratty Inn – Irish Pub. Dine In
The Heron’s Cove Restaurant
O’Sullivan’s Bar – Crookhaven – Dine In – Beautiful location
Excellent for fish chowder and crab sandwiches
Crookhaven Inn – Dine In & Takeaway – 00 353 (0) 28 35 309
BallyBia – 00 353 (0) 87 703 9198
Dine in (bookings essential)
Nottage Bar & Restaurant – Dine In & Take Away – Booking essential – 00 353 (0) 28 35963
Restaurant Chestnut (Fine Dining Michelin Star)
Budds of Ballydehob – Cafe & restaurant offering Dine In & Take Away
Antonio’s Italian Restaurant – Take Away only

A Great Place to Stay for Business or Learning in Schull

With Schull only a 10 minute drive away we are ideally located for a short business stay. Particularly for those who prefer a little privacy or want to enjoy a little bit of country life.

For example, the English Language School in Schull – Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure. A fantastic way to learn to speak English for all ages. Visit https://www.atlantic-english.com/ for more information.


Beautiful Gardens in and around Dunmanus and the Mizen Head Peninsula

Attractions include beautiful gardens such as The Ewe near to Kenmare, Bantry House and Lissard House and Gardens in Skibbereen. Must see gardens include Carraig Abhainn Gardens and Kilravock Gardens ( Kilravock is in 100 best gardens in Ireland in Shirley Lanigan’s guide).

Whilst visiting a garden most will enable you to enjoy a coffee, afternoon tea or delicious lunch whilst you admire the grounds. In fact, we are well placed for access to the West Cork Garden Trail.

For the more active: attractions in the Mizen / Dunmanus area of West Cork

The Mizen is also a popular spot for whale and dolphin spotting, and there are also often seals to be seen under the bridge – so be sure to keep your eyes peeled when at this wonderful location in West Cork.

Mizen Head Bridge

Mizen Head Bridge

There are numerous beautiful beaches including “Barley Cove”, one of Ireland’s most spectacular beaches. We are a great venue for coastal walks and longer range hiking.

What’s more, there is so much to see and do in West Cork, see our full selection of activities here.


Everything was super! We couldn’t choose a better place than a warm and confortable rock cottage. Jackie and Jonathan are very Kind and let you feel like at home. Our little daughter spent lovely time with donkeys Barny and Bambi feeding them with carrots and apples. Not to forget the little lovely Cat Mr. Daisy. We will come back soon. Family Aceti

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