While shopping a few months ago I saw one of those supermarket saver deals on the back of the receipt, you know the ones you usually ignore? Yeah those ones! Anyway I saw a deal for Clona Homes in Clonakilty. 5 nights for up to 6 people in a 4* fully equipped apartment in Clonakilty town Sunday – Friday for only €299 available throughout the summer months. DEAL.
|Clogheen Holiday Village|
Clonakilty is located less than an hour, West of Cork City. As we were going off season I called & chatted about our options & the prices involved. We finally decided on a slightly more expensive 6 bed house in Clogheen Village just a mile outside Clonakilty. I received a reduced rate as I would be writing about our travels.
The house was spotless & really was equipped with everything we needed. Lidl, Supervalu & Dunnes are all in Clonakilty town so you have plenty to choose from to get your staple supplies for the house. While bed linen is provided, towels aren’t; you can bring your own or rent them for €1.50 each. Electricity is charged at €6 per day. We had a problem with our microwave but it was replaced with a brand new one within the hour, now that’s service.
|Spacious Digs at Clona Homes|
You could leave your partner with the children in the games room & book a spa treatment at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, that way Mammy gets a break too. It'd be rude not to when you've travelled that far, right?
You really do need a car to get around though, as there is lots to see & do slightly further afield.
The town is steeped in history, which our 7 year old son Seamus was thrilled with, as he is a huge Michael Collins fan. You'll see evidence of that in our Michael Collins' Trail Post is HERE. Michael Collins’ former Georgian home & workplace has been fully restored by Cork County Council & will be open to the public this month.
We bought & promptly scoffed some of the many homemade cakes & cookies, they were so nice we had to buy more to bring home. There’s also hot food available from burritos to traditional Asian food, it smelt divine, I was sorry I overdid it on the cakes & had no room left! I may dream about the food I missed.
Check back with us next week as I’ll be telling you about places to go & things to see while in that neck of the woods. Have you any favourite places to visit in Cork? We'll definitely be going back!