An extensive breakfast menu is offered with locally sourced produce, home baking and fresh spring water from our own well.We also cater for vegetarians and guest with special dietary requirements.Tumbledown houses, stores and sheds dating back centuries add to the apparent isolation, and a maze of closely-knit fields, gradually being reclaimed by opportunistic fauna and flora, complete the picture.Walkers, bird-watchers and boaters will be in their element here – enjoying an afternoon whilst keeping an eye out for otters, seals, dolphin, whales, and even the occasional basking shark.A surfaced road services about half the length of the island, with a rough, unkempt routes extending to the Beacon lighthouse and an old copper mine in the east and to the cliffs at the west.Both seem to draw the visitor further away from modern life. In particular, there’s a lot going on in Skibb: the fabulous Skibbereen Arts Festival continues to run all through the week and we have already enjoyed some memorable events.
Noel, Chris and family will give their personal attention and help during your stay.
Like many of his contemporaries he was evacuated to the countryside during the war and spent six years away from his home.
It’s hard to imagine how that experience might have affected a young, evolving mind: his positive take is that it imbued in him a permanent love for nature and this has been reflected in his life work. At the end of the war Terry was called up for National Service, where he rubbed shoulders with would-be actors, artists and musicians: their outlooks attracted him and, when he moved back to London, he started evening classes at St Martin’s School of Art and then signed on for a full-time course at Goldsmith’s College of Art.
Take a short spin out of the city and catch a drive in movie at Movie Junction in Carrigtwohill.
You’ll have the privacy of your steamed up car windows for making out and you can watch as much or as little of the movie as you like.