The SpacePleasant twin-bed room in quiet street, close to city, university and airport.
Separate entrance, kitchen sitting room and bathroom, occasionally shared with one of the family or another guest. Sun room and back garden to sit with a coffee.
Good for longer stays. If you are a larger group, check whether there is also space available next door. Guest AccessBed linen and towels
Shower, sitting room and kitchen separate from family home.
Tea and coffee making, breakfast basics: cereal, bread, butter, jam.
Fridge, microwave, television.
For longer stays we can come to an arrangement about cooking in the kitchen and using the washing machine. Interaction with GuestsWhen you are booking, please send me a message about your visit to Cork - otherwise I may not see your request until too late.
Kay & Pat like to greet visitors and have a chat, but you are independent in the house and can come and go when you please. As long-time residents of the area, they have local tales and stories to share if you are interested. They can tell you where to go for meals, drinks and entertainment.
Ask for Michelle's Meander - a tour of interesting sights, e.g. the University Campus, Glucksman Gallery, Fitzgerald Park (with children's playground), City Museum, City Gaol and Shandon Bells, the English Market and St Finn Barre's Cathedral. If you don't feel like walking, for a two-day stay the open top bus is good value as the ticket lasts 48 hours. The NeighborhoodThis is a safe, family-oriented area, only 6 minutes stroll from Europe's only city-centre wildlife sanctuary, where you can overhear all kinds of conversations: for a laugh, search for 'The Lough Birds' on YouTube!
Supermarket, pharmacy, laundry, Chinese take-away or Fish 'n Chip shop nearby. A pub and restaurant overlook the Lough. There is a playground for littlies and plenty of space to run around, with ducks and geese to feed - ask us for leftover veggies to feed the birds. Getting AroundThe bus stops are at the end of our street - 214 to city centre in one direction, Wilton Shopping Centre and Cork University Hospital at the other. It is a short walk or bus ride to the city centre, a 10 minute taxi ride to/from the airport.
Parking is available on the street and we may have space in front of the house. Other Things to NoteIf you have a choice of nights to stay in Cork, the first Friday (of each month) is the best - that's the night the local musicians have a "busman's holiday" with an impromptu gathering in The Corner House from 5:30 to 9ish. Some of Cork's best traditional players can be heard for free.
Of course, there is always music, for example in The Oliver Plunkett, which also serves Irish-themed food. Nearby, we have Lennox's traditional Chipper where you will be encouraged to take your Fish Supper into the nearby pub for a pint of Murphy's stout.
You should be able to check out all these places online.
If you are a larger party, check whether there is space available next door.