Our warm and cosy, two bedroom stone cottage, with wood burning stove and rustic finish, is a true country retreat! Sitting among trees at the foot of a mountain, the cottage is the perfect base for exploring the wonderful South Kerry.
The cottage, which was renovated from a stone shell over 10 years ago, has all the charm of an old farm cottage with the conveniences of a modern home. The main room consists of a large open space with a low ceiling over one half of the space which forms the dining area. And a double height space forming a sitting area in front of the fireplace with wood burning stove. The bedroom is accessed by a door next to the sitting area. This double height room with king sized bed is the master bedroom. The stairs from the main room takes you to a half loft with two more beds 1 single and 1 double.
At the opposite end for the main room from the Fireplace is an arch which leads to the kitchen and shower room.
The cottage is self-contained on its own land at the end of a private country lane and will be totally yours for the duration of your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We will meet you on arrival and again when you are leaving. Other than that we are nearby for chats or anything else you may need.
Your surroundings will be beautiful South Kerry countryside and you will have sheep, pheasants and hares for neighbours. The cottage is set among trees and is very secluded.
The nearest shop is half a mile away through the fields and we are 3.5 miles from the nearest town, Cahersiveen, which has a variety of quirky, lively and traditional pubs shops and restaurants.
This is the perfect location from which to explore the stunning Ring of Kerry driving route. Fishing, hiking, cycling, golf, and horse-riding can all be organised and the nearest beach is only 4 miles away.
You will need transport be it cycle or drive.
Other Things to Note
This is the perfect location to explore the stunning Ring of Kerry from. Fishing, walking, cycling, golf, horse riding can all be organised and the beach is only 3 miles away.
We expect that you will respect our home and leave it as you found it.
Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, Ritchie and his Father are both lovely people who will make sure you have a great stay.
The cottage is spacious with a well equipped kitchen, Dining area and living room. All bedrooms are tidy and well stocked with linen and towels etc..
Location is perfect to drive the ring of Kerry with easy access to the main road, Town is close by for supplies.
Great cottage for a holiday, highly recommend it!
Perfection! Mary and Tom (parents) where absolutely wonderful. This Cottage is in a perfect location next to a river and countryside. The views from the master bedroom and Kitchen are fabulous. The lanai in front is wonderful as well for reading, yoga, and outside dining! Cahersiveen is a dream! The cottage is only minutes away from Beaches, Castles, Ring forts, Cahersiveen a beautiful and friendly town, the Skelligs and much more. We stayed in this Cottage for 1 month and thoroughly enjoyed Ireland from this point. Killarney is only 45 min. away for some fun nightlife and "City" adventures. All in all an absolutely perfect experience and truly beautiful family with warm, welcoming hearts. We will definitely be back again. Thank you
We had a very enjoyable stay at Ritchie's cottage, We were met by his Mum and Dad who were very welcoming and extremely helpful. The cottage was well appointed with every thing we could need.
It was certainly a lovely location with great views in a quite and secluded area.
We would be happy to stay there again.
Lovely secluded cottage on the Ring of Kerry. It had a great view over the Vally below. The house had everything one needed to make it a home.
We had a great stay at this cottage. Its location fit in very nicely for breaking up the Ring of Kerry & Skellig into two days and adding in a day trip to Skellig Michael (which was incredible). We didn't spend a lot of time at the cottage because there is so much in this area to see, but we were very comfortable when we were there and would have liked more time to relax :). The kitchen allowed us to prepare some meals and the beds were comfortable for a good nights sleep. The view is lovely over the green hills and fields. The wifi worked well. Ritchie was a very friendly & helpful host, was easy to communicate with and was very flexible with check in/out-this allowed us to maximize our trip and feel at ease. We recommend this cottage for a couple day stop over or a longer stay to relax and explore!
We stayed 5 nights in the cottage and would have loved to stay one week longer. A perfect place, very clean and with everything you need for a great holiday, including a dishwasher and Wifi! Ritchie's mother Mary came personally to welcome us, showed us everything in the house and gave us hints for excursions and pubs. My family and I were really totally satisfied with everything!
Das Cottage war sehr schon ausgebaut und wirklich alles da, was man braucht. Die Familie O'Connell war sehr aufmerksam und hat uns mit Prospekten und einer Beratung zu Unternehmungen begrüßt. Auch während des Aufenthalts waren sie sehr hilfsbereit. In der näheren Umgebung befindet sich eigentlich nur das Wohnhaus der Familie oberhalb, sonst ist das Cottage wirklich mit Natur umgeben und ohne Auto kaum praktikabel zu erreichen. Der Bauer, der die grasenden Kühe betreut, war auch sehr aufgeschlossen und wirklich irisch-freundlich !
Hi I'm Ritchie
As a host I look after the renting of the cottage for my parents Mary & Tom , who live nearby and look after the cottage day to day. We love the opportunity hosting gives to meet new people and at the same time let our guest experience the unique place that is South Kerry.
I split my time between Cahersiveen (Home) and Cork city where I work Monday to Friday.