Self catering holiday cottages in Cecilstown, Mallow, Cork, Ireland

Cecilstown is a very small hamlet, ideal for rural retreat breaks located close to the larger town of Mallow in County Cork, Ireland. Staying in Cecilstown or just visiting this quaint and charming community is the perfect way to see a side to Ireland that is not usually seen. With incredible rolling green hills, lakes and historic buildings, just strolling around Cecilstown is a brilliant way to soak up this little slice of Cork with its friendly and smiling community of people.  Could there be a more relaxing place for a country cottage holiday?

What Cecilstown, Mallow, Cork offers for Self-Catering Holidays


Apart from gorgeous houses and winding lanes which make excellent morning walks through rural Ireland, Cecilstown doesn’t have too many attractions of its own, but it is very close by to Mallow which has lots to do and a rich history. Mallow may have been a pre-historic settlement as there in a fascinating alignment of six standing stones there. These stones can be found on a hill on the Mallow-Coachford Road and are a must see attraction for anyone holidaying in the area.

Mallow is located along the gorgeous Blackwater Valley which makes it a brilliant place to explore this river and the other scenery in the area. There is plenty to see and do whilst on a cottage holiday in this part of Ireland.  One recommend place to visit is old Mallow Castle which can be found in the centre of the town, and makes for a great afternoon trip with the whole family to stroll through the grounds, spotting the herd of white fallow deer which are said to be descended from two deer which were presented by Queen Elizabeth I! Visitors can also play golf on Mallow’s golf course or go horse-riding amongst the beautiful scenery.

Both Mallow and Cecilstown are just a half hour’s drive from Cork City, which is one of the most exciting places to visit in Ireland on a self-catering break and is jam-packed with things to do. Cork has a vast choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, as well as museums, theatres and the Cork Jazz Festival. If you are planning on staying in Cecilstown or Mallow then taking a day trip to Cork is a must because it is a wonderful and thriving city.

There are several other attractions to discover close to Cecilstown including the medieval Blarney Castle. Dating from before 1200, this incredible and imposing structure is home to the Stone of Eloquence, better known as the Blarney Stone, which was set into the castle in 1446. Taking a trip to the castle with its soaring towers and extensive pretty grounds is something that can easily be done from Cecilstown and makes for an exciting trip.

A country cottage holiday in or near Cecilstown could be perfect for those looking to get away from it all on a special family holiday or romantic break to remember.  County Cork has plenty to recommend it for relaxed rural holidays.  We hope you find the ideal place to stay.

Book a Cecilstown, Mallow cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cork on holiday.

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