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Inish Beg Estate

Baltimore - Co. Cork

Relax and unwind on this enchanting private island in West Cork. Cottages, lodges and Gypsy caravans - Inish Beg is perfect for large groups celebrating a special event.

  • Sleeps: 46
  • Bedrooms: 23
  • Bathrooms: 10
£55-387 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book...

Inish Beg Estate is owned and managed by Josephine.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Josephine.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • There are 10 properties on the estate which can accommodate between 2 and 10 people
  • The thriving market town of Skibbereen is West Corks beating heart. Check out the arts, crafts, culture and fine local produce.
  • Inish Beg is close to the busy port of Baltimore.The population swells in summer thanks to the sailing centres and its fondness for throwing festivals. The fiddle fair in May is a definite hit!
  • Closer to home you can take a guided tour around the beautiful subtropical gardens of Inish Beg.

  You should know...

  • Careful kids! Not all properties on the island are suitable for children and they must be aged 4 or more to use the swimming pool.
  • 7 nights minimum in the summer months.

  The Detail...

Richard Branson, Johnny Depp, Microsofts Paul Allen Only a privileged few get to own their own private island, but now you can join their ranks (if only for a while). Inish Beg in West Cork is a 97-acre private island estate in the unspoilt tidal estuary of the Ilen River. 42 acres remain as wildlife-filled woodland, while 42 more are part of a working almost-organic farm where sheep and ponies roam and the owners make honey and harvest porridge oats. The remaining 13 acres is home to the ten properties that make up the Inish Beg estate, as well as the farm and main house where the owners still live.

Accommodating up to 46 people, Inish Beg has something for everyone. Design fans will enjoy the Boathouse, an award-winning luxury waterfront building featuring a glorious glass-fronted living area, open deck and views out across the water to open countryside.

Take privacy to the next level at the Foresters House, which is set in its own 10-acre woodland. This 1900sq ft timber-framed house overlooks the Ilen estuary and uses an eco-friendly aero-thermal heating system. Or why not try out a bohemian break in the Gypsy Retreat, featuring two adjoining fully restored and luxuriously fitted Roma caravans. This romantic retreat even has a Victorian roll top bath in the open air (and a mainline to the hot water supply!)

Families will enjoy the Lodge. Constructed using reclaimed stone, this charming cottage has a private garden and, thanks to its elevated position, views across the whole estate. Larger groups may prefer the five adjoining Courtyard cottages with private gardens and shared utility.

Lastly, theres the Garden Retreat. The only property that is part of the main house, this one-bedroomed apartment overlooks the walled garden and the croquet lawn.

All properties have fires or stoves, and most have underfloor heating. All residents have use of the indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and extensive exercise facilities.

If all this relaxation gets too much, the local area is the perfect place to explore. The nearby town of Baltimore is a watersports centre and its possible to arrange activities from sailing to power boating to sea kayaking and even whale watching from here. Beach lovers may prefer to seek out Clonakilty and its glorious beaches including Red Strand and Inchydoney.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking

Swimming Pool has steam room. Guests can purchase eggs, vegetables, salad, herbs, honey, jams, etc from our walled garden and apiary. There are beautiful woodland and shoreline walks across the 97 acres with bird hides and a pirate trail and fairy trail in the woodlands for children.


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Inish Beg is only 54 miles from Cork airport. It couldn’t be easier to get to this little bit of paradise.



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£55-387 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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How to book...

Inish Beg Estate is owned and managed by Josephine.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Josephine.

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