Based on the Atlantic coastline in western County Cork
is the beautiful and picturesque village of Schull, which is set in a dreamy and remote location, perfect for romantic self-catering getaways with a loved one or for a self-catering break where you can enjoy sailing or other outdoor activities.
About Cottage Breaks in Schull
The village can be found by the towering Mount Gabriel on the Mizen Peninsula, and within Schull itself there is a sheltered harbour which has lots of sailing boats and yachts dotted around. There are plenty of places to rent a holiday home or cottage to make the most of this gorgeous village and its stunning beach location, where you can soak up the friendly and fresh atmosphere and experience a side of Ireland not often seen.
With a small population of less than 1,000 people, Schull has a close-knit community and this welcoming vibe can be felt from the smiles of the locals as you stroll past. One unique thing about Schull is that it is home to the only Planetarium in Ireland, located in the village’s secondary school, and its eight metre dome and sky projector is fascinating and educational to see. Showing an exact depiction of the night sky, this seventy-seat Planetarium is a must-visit if passing through or staying in Schull.
Whilst enjoying a cottage holiday in this part of Ireland you may be lucky enough to catch one of the festivals that take place each year. One of Schull’s annual festivals is the Fastnet International Schools Regatta which is great for those who enjoy sailing. Consisting of three different fleets with sailors of different abilities, the races are held in the safe harbour by the open ocean, and the regatta is now in its 26th year. Popping along to watch these races is a great way to feel a part of the community of Schull.
If you love to sail or would like to learn more about this sport then why not book some lessons at Schull sailing school? Summer courses are available and lessons can cater for beginners through to experts. See the school’s own website for more information.
Another festival which takes place in Schull which you may catch if taking a self-catering break in season is the Fastnet Short Film Festival which invites first-time filmmakers to celebrate this exciting medium. This lasts for four days in May of each year in both outdoor and indoor venues peppered throughout the village. The festival has wonderful prizes and is great for lovers of film, whether creative or just viewers, to come along and either have a go at entering or to just sit back and enjoy the festival.
Schull is an exciting place to visit for all the family, and with several delicious restaurants, a weekly country market, horse riding, tennis courts and lots of walking, trekking and cycling opportunities on offer, you will never be at a loss for what to do in this wonderful part of Ireland. Whether you are searching for family cottages
or romantic retreats
we hope you find ideal self-catering accommodation for you on Country Cottages Online.
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