River Lodge 3

We are proud to announce the completion of our three luxury eco-lodges facing the River Ilen in Skibbereen. Another first for Cottages for Couples brings together luxury accommodation that is also good for the environment.

“We stayed in one of the River Lodges and it was absolutely magnificent. The location was stunning, the decor was unique and beautiful, it was an experience like no other.”

Trip Advisor June 2023



  • 70m2 of accommodation including:
  • Private covered hot-tub on large deck
  • Super-king size bed
  • Luxury bathroom space with double jacuzzi and shower room
  • Comfortable lounge/dining area
  • Super-fast broadband
  • Satellite TV with Netflix
  • Pro-Audio bluetooth speaker system
  • Kitchen area with hob, oven, fridge and microwave
  • Funky, fun interiors

Helping the Environment


• Living ‘green roof’ of sedum removing 300kg of CO2 from the atmosphere each year
• Heated by low energy heat pump
• Super insulated to retain heat and ensure peace and quiet
• Clad in sustainable burnt larch timber
• Low energy LEDs throughout
• Our hot-tubs use just 950w/hr compared to 6000w/hr for an acrylic tub
• 60 trees planted on site to absorb more Co2



Exclusive access from lodge to Riverside walk to Skibbereen (10-15 minutes walk)
West-facing decks with views of the River Ilen giving great sunsets (limited when trees are in full bloom)

Newbridge Courtesy Deposit

Our accommodation at Newbridge, including the River Lodges, is the closest accommodation to the town of Skibbereen. Consequently, we have neighbours living close by. We expect our guests to respect these neighbours and other guests. ALL accommodation at Newbridge carries a €50 refundable courtesy deposit to ensure our neighbours and other guests are treated with respect. In the event of any complaints made to us regarding unacceptable behaviour this deposit will be forfeited. You will find notices at Newbridge reminding you of your obligations.


Please note:

We are only accepting NEW bookings for our River Lodges. If you have an existing booking with Cottages for Couples you will not be able to move this to the River Lodges. There are no exceptions so please don’t ask.

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Per Week Mid-Week Night Weekend Night
January – April €1350 €199 €239
May – June €1350 €199 €239
July – August €1350 €199 €239
September €1350 €199 €239
October – December €1350 €199 €239
  • • All rates are euros and are inclusive of VAT
  • • Rates based on minimum 2 night stay based on two sharing.
  • • There is a MINIMUM 2-NIGHT STAY in all cottages at weekends and at all times in the treehouses and River Lodges with the following exceptions: i) where bookings fall to leave single nights available these can be booked. ii) where there is a block of 3 available nights, a single night can be booked but not the middle night.
  • • There is a minimum 2 night stay in all cottages for all dates in July, August and September and at peak periods such as Valentines, post-Xmas and Easter with the same exceptions as above.
  • • For one night stays there is a supplement of €30 to cover the cost of linen and cleaning which is usually spread over 2 nights.
  • • Rates may change during public holidays, school holidays and certain prime dates.

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