Luxury Self Catering in Cork, Ireland


The luxury self-catering lodges at Fota Island Resort are the perfect home away from home for golfers, families, and group getaways alike. 

Whether you are looking to explore the many exhilarating activities located in East Cork or enjoy the many facilities across Fota Island Resort, our beautiful self-catering lodges are the perfect location for groups of all sizes. 

Fota Island Resort boasts sweeping views of the breathtaking Fota Island landscape from the comfort of your room. As one of Ireland’s most distinguished five-star destinations, we offer self-catering, paired luxurious accommodations, superior amenities, and dedicated service. All of our lodges include a fully equipped kitchen to provide you with the comforts of home. 

As a lodge resident, you will have full access to the hotel amenities, including use of the leisure facilities such as our indoor swimming pool and fully equipped gym, as well as all dining outlets, we advise all guests to reserve dining prior to arrival. We welcome lodge residents to utilise our award winning Fota Island Spa and exclusive residential rates are also available for golf, pre-booking essential. Please find a more extended list of onsite, and local, activities below. Please be advised that pets are not permitted on Fota Island Resort. For an overview of the Fota Island Lodges, please view here

Should you have any queries regarding lodges or amenities available, please do not hesitate to contact our Guest Relations team: on +353 (021) 488 3700

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Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy associated with our lodges is that all cancellations must be made 14 days prior to arrival to avoid any penalties. 

  • Cancellation within 14 days of arrival shall result in a 50% charge of the total booking.
  • Cancellation within 7 days of arrival shall result in a 100% charge of the total booking.

Deposit Policy

During our high season period (June 3rd - 6th & June 23rd  – August 31st) , October Mid-Term, Christmas, Easter, and Public/Bank holidays a €300 non-refundable deposit is charged at the time of booking and the remaining balance is charged three weeks prior to arrival. The policy on the remaining balance is that all cancellations must be made two weeks prior to arrival.



Fota Island Resort has been a three-time host to the Irish Open with all three golf courses (Deerpark, Belvelly, and Barryscourt) maintained to the highest standard all year around. Just a few minutes’ walk from the popular clubhouse you will find one of Ireland’s most sophisticated and modern golf facilities, Fota Island Golf Academy. Focused on ensuring golfers of all ages and abilities have the support they need, step inside and you’ll find a dedicated personal trainer and fully equipped strength and conditioning gym, daily tuition enhanced by Trackman high-tech video systems and superior coaching from talented PGA professionals. Coaching is also available on the course and in the newly renovated outdoor practice bays.



For those who prefer a slightly faster pace, Fota Island Adventure is ready and waiting to put you to the test. Hidden in the woods along the shoreline, Fota Island Adventure is the perfect setting for a day packed full of activities, where your adrenaline rush awaits. With activities ranging from bushcraft to combat archery, and boasting an impressive obstacle course- Fota Island Adventure has something for everyone. 



The concept behind Fota Island Spa is one of well-being, offering a unique combination that caters for both the restoration of personal energy and vitality or holistic relaxation and pampering. Fota Island Spa lies deep within the outstanding natural settings of the East Cork countryside. Breathe the pure air, let your eyes linger over the stunning views of the mature woodlands, and surrender yourself to the luxurious natural serenity of Fota Island Spa; this is the magic that awaits you in one of Europe’s finest spas. 



Bootcamps, spinning sessions, and other fitness classes are also on offer at Fota Island Resort and take place in their own dedicated facility with a fully equipped and spacious gymnasium and state of the art High Performance Gym all on-site. There’s everything you might need to help smash those fitness goals or should you prefer to find your own pace in the great outdoors, explore one of the signposted jogging and walking trails of different lengths and ability.



For any couples, families or groups of friends that enjoy a game of tennis, The Munster Tennis Hub is proud to have their home at Fota Island Resort, located in the midst of the peaceful woodland setting and comprising of two all-weather floodlit AstroTurf courts. Whether you enjoy playing for fun or are a competitive enthusiast, The Munster Tennis Hub at Fota Island Resort provides you with the ultimate platform to improve your game, boost your fitness levels and meet others who share your passion for the sport.


Local Activities

Aside from the wide range of resort activities, the East Cork region and Ireland Ancient East is a hub of attractions, rich history, and some culinary treats too. Keep discovering the array of amazing activities available in the stunning East Cork area

Below are just a selection of the great attractions that can be enjoyed:

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is one of Europe’s most progressive wildlife parks with over 90 species from five continents, with many of the species free to roam the park. An exciting adventure like no other, Fota Wildlife Park offers visitors the chance to meet animals from all over the world, from the stunning Rothschild Giraffes to the regal Asian Lions and an array of furry friends in between. 

Spike Island

Discover Ireland’s Captain’s and Convicts, Rebels and Rioters, Sinners, and Saints at Spike Island. The island is located off the coast of Cobh in Cork Harbour and has over 1,300 years of Irish history.

Jameson Whiskey Distillery

The Jameson Experience at the Old Distillery is where you can learn how Irish Whiskey is crafted and be in with a chance to become a qualified 'Irish Whiskey Taster'. The Jameson Experience Tour is a fully guided tour around the original Midleton Distillery, which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life. The tour finishes with your chance to do a guided comparative tasting of three famous whiskeys, one being Jameson.

Titanic Experience Cobh

The Titanic Experience is located in the heart of Cobh Town. Your personal tour guide will take you on a virtual journey; you will experience life aboard Titanic and learn a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers.

Fota House, Arboretum, & Gardens

The guided house tour of Fota House will take you on a journey through the grand décor of the principle rooms and behind the scenes to the exquisite boudoir and charming Victorian nursery.

Farmer’s Market, Shopping, and Boat Tour

Every Saturday morning in Midleton town centre holds one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. The market sells a range of fresh locally produced homemade cakes, breads, gourmet snacks and woodfire pizza.

Ballymaloe House and Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School is one of the world’s most prestigious cookery schools, and the only one to be situated on its own 100 acre organic farm.


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