The Long Barn

Relax in the tranquil Long Barn

The Long Barn, in Reen, is nestled in a couple of acres of organic garden on a headland surrounded by the sea. Close to the end of a long boreen that leads to a deserted beach, the Barn offers the ultimate refuge from hectic schedules and busy lives.

The ambience is rustic – thumblatch doors, wooden floors throughout, exposed beams, old but solid furniture – but with no compromise on comfort – powerful shower, fully equipped kitchen with most modern appliances. There is central heating and plenty of radiators to drive away the chill and damp, or a wood-burning stove if you’d prefer the rustic/romantic ambience.

Swim, kayak, walk, or just sit, mesmerised by the crack and spit of the fire, a book, unopened, on your lap.

When you are refreshed and ready to face the world again, visit local farmer’s markets, or eat at restaurants offering everything from the best fish and chips to Michelin-starred fine dining, all within half an hour’s drive. See spectacular scenery, be entertained by the many seasonal festivals, take a sailing or powerboat course, go sea-angling or whale watching.

Such a fabulous quiet peaceful retreat. We stayed here for two nights and loved the quiet countryside rural location. The dogs and chickens were a major hit with our daughter as was the little people beach a couple of minutes walk away.

Kirsten Kirsten

This was a return trip for us and it was just as idyllic as last year . We loved everything about the Long Barn ; the peaceful setting , the comfy beds , the proximity to the beach , the dogs and chickens , friendly hosts . We will be back next year hopefully.

Mairead Mairead

Great peaceful location, great host, will be back 👍

Barry Barry

Richard and Jo’s barn is so peaceful. It’s a barn in the woods, nearby some beautiful views and cute towns (we went to Skibbereen and Clonakilty). Perfect place for R & R. I stayed there with my partner for 10 days and we felt incredibly relaxed the entire time. The nature, dogs, cats, chickens, birds, […]

Liza testimonial from Liza


Located on an organic headland in Reen, south of Union Hall, West Cork, the Long Barn nestles in a wild garden surrounded by mature trees, lawns and kitchen garden. (There are no direct sea views; the barn is old and built in the lee of the hills out of the wind!)

The ambience is quirky, rural, rustic, with thumblatch doors, exposed beams, wooden floors throughout.

There are two bedrooms (a double and a twin) a bathroom with bath and shower, a utility room with washing machine and dryer and a kitchen/living room with all mod-cons.

WiFi is free, not up to city standards, but plenty good enough for streaming movies on the flatscreen provided if the weather is really bleak.

There is a small private terrace for outdoor dining – a suntrap in the mornings. For children (or energetic adults!) there’s a ground-level trampoline, a swing, lots of space to run around, and a very secluded gently shelving beach two minutes walk down the lane.

House Rules

There is parking on site. No pets allowed – sorry!  Feel free to avail of ours, but if you feed them, they will pester you.

  • The Barn caters for a maximum of four guests.
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Check out: 11:00 am
  • Kid friendly (high chair and travel cot available)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Please pay for any firewood before leaving
  • The kitchen is well-stocked with implements, but if you need anything special, please ask!

Bedding and towels are fine cotton or linen, with natural duckdown quilts and pillows. Please bring your own bedding if allergic.

We provide some basic condiments like salt and pepper and olive oil to get you started. There is a fridge with the standard small freezer compartment. If you need more freezer storage for a longer stay, please ask.