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Skyros | Luxury Self-Catering | Schull, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork

Lose yourself amidst the magic of the Emerald Isle by escaping to this unique self-catering home nestled at the foothills of Mount Gabriel in Schull. Skyros is a modern architectural gem and a sleek contribution to West Cork's Star Wars-famous scenery, flaunting intoxicating views along the zig-zagging coast of the Mizen Peninsula. 

Luxury self-catering home in Schull, West Cork, Ireland


Meticulously designed by award-winning architect Niall McLaughlin, this unique self-catering home in Schull was crafted from poured concrete and clad entirely in Irish Kilkenny Limestone, fusing modern architecture with minimalist style. Floor to ceiling glass allows the landscape to echo throughout the interior, exhibiting south facing views over Roaringwater Bay and its collection of islands. Together with the Aga and underfloor heating, a glowing double-sided fire ensures Skyros is as cosy as it is contemporary.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

This luxury single-storey home has a vast internal volume, with high ceilings and pared-back interiors allowing all the family to sprawl out and relax. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with out-of-this-world views, whilst the twin and single share a family bathroom with bath and shower. The second double bedroom has a private shower and is separated from the main living space by a secret door. 


The garden is intentionally simple, bringing no competition to the house design nor the view. Pull up a sun lounger and enjoy the sea life as you gaze over to Cape Clear, Long Island and the iconic Fastnet Lighthouse - standing 146 foot tall with a beam range spanning 27 miles. For a scenic drive, take "the long way round" (or the N17 if you're following a map!) and wend past the pretty Irish villages, ancient stone circles and scattering of fine sandy beaches that mark the meandering coastal route from Cork to Killarney. 

For Relaxation

The lively fishing village of Schull is a hotspot for yachting and creative types, but the landscape makes it just as idyllic for those simply wanting to kick back and soak up the scenery. Take a trip to Dunlough's Three Castle Head; it's a tough hike but these precariously positioned Norman dwellings are a sight not to be missed. Whether road-tripping the Wild Atlantic Way, playing on the open sea or stargazing from beside the fire in the sitting room; embrace the elements and let nature set the pace of your holiday here.


Skyros has ample private parking for three cars. The kitchen boasts two full size fridges, a freezer, electric Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and much, much more. A seventh guest can stay for an additional fee of £100. Please note, booking this option will result in limited bedroom space.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,500 per week, £1,150 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 2 or Up to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedroomsTwins: One twin bedroomSingles: One single bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom, one en suite bathroom and one en suite shower room
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: Two highchairs are available
  • BBQGas Weber barbecue
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsSmart TV with Netflix, sound system, espresso machine, underfloor heatingInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Sharp angles, unusual room shapes and a black stone exterior present a dramatic angular structure here at Skyros, superbly offset by the calm, understated minimalist interiors.

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Our Take

Property Owners Lyons & Nicci say

Skyros gives us an enormous surprise every time we drive up the lane as it suddenly appears. The house gives the feeling of being outside, whilst being cosy and warm inside, due to the ceiling height, floor to ceiling windows and room shapes. We love the view of the islands from the living room!

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Schull, County Cork to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Shoot For The Stars As the only planetarium in the Republic of Ireland, a visit to Schull isn’t complete without a marvel at the night’s sky from here. Boasting an eight metre dome, the sky projector showcases an accurate representation of the night sky from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. A visit to the planetarium promises an enjoyable, educational experience for guests of all ages.

Take The Scenic Route Pull on your walking boots and explore Three Castle Head, the owner's favourite place to visit for a walk through the area’s impressive landscape. With towering cliffs on one side and a large fresh water lake on the other, 12th Century Dunlough Castle is perched high on the northern tip of the Mizen Peninsula and is an exquisite example of one of Ireland’s earliest headland forts.

Mountain Peaks The traditionally Irish town of Schull sits within the shadow of Mount Gabriel, the highest mountain in the area. Standing at 1,335 feet tall, a hike to the summit rewards walkers with stunning panoramic views stretching for miles. Be sure to keep eyes peeled for evidence of Bronze Age copper mining activity, with sites found on the southern and eastern slopes.

On The Water Activities Schull is a hive of activity for watersports and it’s no wonder, due to the town hosting the annual Calves week sailing races and the world-famous 700 mile Cowes-Fastnet-Plymouth race passing just offshore. Wander down to Fastnet Outdoor Education Centre and learn how to sail in the sheltered waters of Roaringwater Bay or hire a skipper and head to Middle Calf island in search of its secret golden beaches.



The open-plan layout ensures meal times are a social affair, offering the perfect sphere for the party to gather and tuck into delicious Irish produce. Head to family-run supermarket Fields (referred to as “The Harrods Food Hall of West Cork”!) or visit Schull's Country Market on Sundays for a smorgasbord of meats, cheeses and homemade pies, beautifully presented by the people who made them.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

The traditionally Irish Hackett's Bar is just a short walk away; serving up wholesome pub grub and putting on cheery nights of great live music. For a special evening, dine at Blairscove Restaurant on the picturesque inlet of Dunmanus Bay. The menu here boasts the best of Irish produce and has a mouth-watering selection of desserts (best enjoyed with an Irish coffee, of course).

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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