Ballymacrown Homestead, Self catering holiday rental cottages, Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland                                                     T: 00353 28 20527

Self catering Accommodation

West Cork -

Cottages for couples

Ballymacrown Homestead provides the ideal setting for a self catering holiday for couples, in the stunning scenery of West Cork. 

The cottages are set in an acre of grounds with views to the mountains and across countryside to the sea and Mizen Head.

Situated between the popular harbour village of Baltimore, with regular ferry services to Sherkin Island and Cape Clear; and Loch Ine (Lough Hyne), Ireland's first marine nature reserve.

  The Croft - Romantic Cottage

Self catering holiday home, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland

Charming detached romantic West Cork self catering holiday cottage for couples, with views across the wild flower meadow towards Loch Ine forest and the mountains. Sleeps 2, with airy open-plan living area, galley kitchen, cosy galleried bedroom, cathedral ceiling and magnificient full-height stone fireplace with open fire.

 The Gallery - Coastal Cottage

Self catering holiday home, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland

Luxuriously furnished West Cork semidetached self catering cottage for couples. Sleeps 2, with galleried bedroom; cathedral style ceiling; wood burning stove; well equipped kitchen; and panoramic views through the full height dual aspect picture windows across the countryside to the sea and islands beyond. Free Wireless Broadband.

Holiday home enquiries:

  Joan de Lacey

  Ballymacrown Homestead


  Co. Cork



Tel from UK: 00353 2820527
Tel within Eire: 028 20527

The Gardens

Ballymacrown Homestead, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland

 Take time out to relax in the gardens at Ballymacrown Homestead. Sit in the Rose Garden and enjoy the views to the mountains  of West Cork. Follow the maze through the  natural wild flower meadow and identify the  numerous species of grasses, flowers and butterflies. Or  just relax in the orchard. Each cottage has its own back garden. Behind the Croft is a south facing perennial fruit & veg garden with raised beds of rhubarb, whilst behind the Gallery cottage is a herb garden. The homestead is bordered by fuchsia hedges and montbrecia -  native species of West Cork. At harvest time visitors enjoy vegetables from the garden and greenhouses.

Click HERE for plan of garden

Ballymacrown Homestead 

is family run offering real West Cork hospitality. We aim to support the local economy by buying local, free-range and fair-trade produce for the welcome packs, whilst striving to limit the impact on the environment through use of ecological cleaning products and through providing recycling facilities.  CLICK on the chickens for link to the River Cottage Chicken Out campaign.


West Cork Artisan Food Producers

As a taste of West Cork's artisan food products, available locally in Skibbereen, we provide a local shopping service - CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

 Balimore the Whale and Dolphin Capital of Ireland

Dolphins and Whales have always been sighted off Baltimore Harbour with Minke whales arriving in April, Fin whales in the summer months and Humpback whales in September, but over the last few years visitors to Baltimore have been treated to unprecedented sightings e.g. the Super-pod of hundreds of dolphins in 2014 seen feeding and spy-hopping (looking out of the water). The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group believe a group of humpback whales to be regular visitors to Baltimore Harbour see

From Baltimore Beacon pods of dolphins can be spotted entering the harbour. Dolphins also love riding the waves at the bow of the ferries from Baltimore to Cape Clear and for wildlife enthusiasts there are organised boat trips. 

For further details please click on

Self Catering - 

What's Included?

You may be self catering but at Ballymacrown Homestead that doesn't mean you will have to bring “everything but the kitchen sink” with you on your holiday to West Cork. In the menu bar is a list of the equipment,eco-products, welcome pack items and the little extras that should make your stay in West Cork more enjoyable. 

Supporting Bees, Butterflies and Wildflowers

Help our native pollinators and take a plant home for free.

This year at Ballymacrown Homestead we are offering our guests a free plant to take home that will attract pollinators.

 If you are unable to take a plant because you are flying there is a free packet of wildflower seeds instead.

The choice of plants for 2015 includes: Rosa rugosa (wild rose), the herb fennel and Verbenna bonariensis. 

The plants were chosen for the variety of bees and butterflies they support. The wild rose has a beautiful scent and the fennel can be used in cooking. The Verbenna bonariensis will fill your garden with butterflies all summer.

West Cork Garden Trail

For garden lovers West Cork offers an annual garden trail, giving access to West Cork's best gardens. Many of the gardens are open throughout the season and include Stately homes, Island retreats and beautiful country gardens, others are only available during the West Cork garden trail weeks. For links to gardens participating please click HERE or for full details see



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Baltimore Attractions

On the Water

Diving, sailing, yacht charters, twilight tours to the Fastnet & Lough Hyne and Sea Angling

Explore the Islands

Ferries to Cape Clear, Heir Island, Sherkin Island and the Fastnet Rock.

Homes & Gardens

Dun na Sead Castle, Glebe Gardens  

Retail Therapy

Knitware, diving equipment, crafts, info centre, local newsagent

Good Food & Drink

Restaurants and pubs

Getting Around

Baltimore's Taxi Service

Explore Baltimore



Last minute availability June 400 Euro per week

Rates include heating, electricity, fuel for open fire/wood burner & welcome pack  

Email  or phone 028 20527 for details

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