ARGIDEEN RIVER LODGES
Inchybridge, Timoleague, Co Cork, Ireland
In one of the loveliest valleys in County Cork and just three miles from the sea the Old Mill Building at Inchy Bridge has been tastefully converted into comfortable self-catering Lodges for visitors and their families. Each Lodge comprises a large kitchen-living room downstairs with an open fireplace, and upstairs can sleep a total of six in a double bedroom and a second bedroom with four full size bunks. There is a shower room and airing cupboard, and each Lodge is fully equipped with colour tv (both RTE and UK channels), kitchen utensils, bedding, sheets, ironing board etc. There is WiFi.
Comfort on wet days is assured by double glazing and central heating throughout, and an outside patio allows guests to enjoy sunny evenings. Thirty metres away across the lawn is the purpose-built Service Centre, comprising a rod room, a laundry with washing machine and drier, and deep freeze for fishermen's catch. Groceries can be bought next door at the 'Creamery', the Farmers Co-operative.
Within a ten mile radius there is horse riding, golf, windsurfing, tennis, and some the finest beaches in the county. There are magnificent walks along the valley, the haunt of otters and herons; and scenic drives along the spectacular coastline of County Cork. In the evenings entertainment can be found in local bars and cafes, and the region is justly famous for some of the best restaurants in the British Isles, specialising in home-grown produce.
Anyone who enjoys fishing has a wide choice: day boats can be hired at the pier in nearby Courtmacsherry to go sea angling. Children can enjoy fishing for mackerel off the rocks; and twenty minutes drive away there is salmon fishing on the Bandon River. Best of all the Lodge visitor has only to walk across the watermeadow to be on the banks of the 'Little Silver Stream', the Argideen River, rated one of the best sea trout rivers in the south-west. Fishing rights on the Argideen are included in the rental.
With its tranquil and unspoiled setting, the Argideen River Lodges have won a coveted Environmental Award, and are an ideal choice for a relaxing family holiday and are pet friendly.
Weekly Price List
5 Jan - 25 May euro 400
25 May - 29 June euro 465
29 June - 13 July euro 600
13 July - 31 Aug euro 695
31 Aug - 12 Oct euro 480
12 Oct - 21 Dec euro 400
All dates Sat-Sat
Xmas & New Year euro 500
Off Season & W/ends - on request
Supplements: Lodge 1 (conservatory, dishwasher etc) - euro 40
Included in the rental of each Lodge is one full Guest Rod on the Argideen for both the day and night fishing.
Terms 50% deposit (non-refundable) on booking; 50% on arrival. Electricity charged extra at cost.
Other Fishing in Locality
Salmon Fishing on the Bandon River - approx euro 35 per day; Courtmacsherry Sea Angling for Blue Shark, Cod, Ling etc euro 50 approx per person on a boat charter. Stocked Trout Lakes euro 15 per day. A State Rod Licence -available locally- is required to fish for Salmon and Sea Trout.