Holiday lets in Schull, Cork, Ireland

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.

Facts 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.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Schull, Cork, Ireland:

Ardagh North Cottage with Country Views, Baltimore, Cork, Ireland

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay at this high quality 4 bedroom rural retreat, set next to unspoilt County Cork countryside, yet enjoying a location just 2 miles from the port town of Baltimore.

Weekly Price from: £277
Next availability:
from 17 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 02 November 2019 to 28 December 2019;

Mary's Coastal Cottage, Allihies, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage with Sea Views, Ireland.

sleeps 3 - 7 guests
3 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Looking for a modern and stylish holiday house to rent in County Cork with impressive sea views? .

Weekly Price from: £222
Next availability:
from 17 October 2019 to 25 October 2019; from 28 October 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 04 April 2020;

Carleton Coastal Cottage, Youghal, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Coastal Holiday House, Ireland.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Situated within a gated village in the seaside town of Youghal, discover the lovely local sandy beach on a family holiday or break with friends at Youghal and enjoy use of excellent shared facilities on site including an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a tennis court.

Special features: pool (Shared outdoor swimming pool.), tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £315
Next availability:
from 17 October 2019 to 02 November 2019; from 09 November 2019 to 07 December 2019; from 21 December 2019 to 19 June 2020;

Pet-Friendly Cottage on the Mizen Peninsula, Goleen, Cork, Ireland

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Ireland.

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Looking to rent a 4 bedroom County Cork cottage which is set by countryside yet is close to the seaside?.

Weekly Price from: £264

Molly's Pet-friendly Seaside Cottage. Free Wi Fi., Beara, Cork, Ireland

2 bedroom Farmstay, South Ireland.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Beautiful 2 bedroom dog-friendly stone-built cottage in a stunning location in rural Cork on a shorefront working farm, just 150 yards from Pallas Pier, a short walk from two quiet sandy beaches and conveniently close to the Caha Mountains and the Ring of Beara.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £220

We have no cottages within Schull itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Schull. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in Ireland