“This was our first ever “staycation” and it was a great experience. We have already recommended Riverbank Cottage to our family and friends.”
via Trip Advisor
Holiday cottages for couples come in all shapes and sizes but with a double jacuzzi in the bedroom and a large woodburning stove in the lounge they don’t get cosier than this.
Forget West Cork hotels, B&Bs and guest houses and try Cottages for Couples. A luxury cottage gives you more space, more privacy and more value for money. Riverbank Cottage and Riverbank Barn are authentic 150 year old traditional stone buildings that have been restored to offer luxurious self-catering accommodation.
Riverbank has been described as like a scene out of ‘Postman Pat’ – the quaint hump-back bridge spans the small river that gives the property its name and each afternoon at about 3pm the An Post van passes, signalling the rush hour.
Upon entering Riverbank Cottage you experience the feeling of being in an authentic cottage. Low ceilings, exposed beams and stone walls dominate but the modern luxuries are all here. The settee is adjacent to the large fireplace containing a woodburning stove. There is a large pine dining table and there is satellite TV with Netflix and a Bluetooth music tower . There is also wi-fi in this cottage (subject to network accessibility)
Through the metre wide thick walls you enter the galleried kitchen into what used to be the grain store. All the regular kitchen appliances are here and on the mezzanine floor above the kitchen is a reading gallery.
But it is the bedroom that enchants. The old fashioned iron bed reminds you of days gone by but the double bedroom jacuzzi and flat screen TV provide modern day luxury. There is a separate bathroom with shower and second WC.
The buildings are enclosed by a stone courtyard and in front of the property, a small meadow slopes down to the small river. The location is peaceful and beautiful.
Whiskas the Cat
At Riverbank we have a resident cat called Whiskas. He lives comfortably under the deck and is well fed and well looked after. He is very friendly and loves our guests but we ask all guests to ignore his overtures and do not allow him into the cottage. If you have an aversion or allergy to cats we recommend that you choose an alternative cottage to Riverbank.