Self-catering is not for everyone.
If you’d rather your getaway involved a break from cooking and you don’t want to head out in search of food, there’s a beachside Airbnb in Clonakilty where you can have every meal delivered to the table while sampling the very best of local produce.
The Coach House at Dunworley Cottage is a two-bed hideaway located on the Seven Heads Peninsula, just a short stroll from the breathtaking Dunworley Beach… and it is every inch a storybook stay.
Upstairs the romantic mezzanine bedroom boasts a king-size sleigh bed with feather pillows, overlooking a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove for warming your hands and feet after a walk on the sand or a dip in the ocean.
The sofa in the living room also functions as a single bed while outside the charming coach house doors is a terrace with garden furniture and a beautiful sunken garden for soaking up the spring sunshine.
For guests who prefer not to bring heaps of groceries with them, owners Gilly and Richard Murphy, who run a working organic garden that supplies some of the region’s best restaurants, can provide a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner menu using their own fresh produce from the garden alongside locally sourced meat and other artisan produce.
A typical breakfast (€15pp) might involve local pork sausages or smoked salmon and Dunworley Cottage Eggs, ‘proper porridge’ served with Dunworley Cottage Preserves, banana and honey or Dunworley Cottage Compot or homemade muesli with Organic Jumbo Oats and seasonal Dunworley fruit.
All breakfast options are served with warm freshly baked bread, Dunworley Cottage Preserves, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee and tea. Allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for and dinner is available too, with a selection of memorable menus available for €40pp.
Ready to take off for a foodie weekend by the sea? You can book the Coach House for €70 per night here.