An old & charming fisherman's cottage restored to a standard of luxury with a spacious living area boasting beamed ceilings, a hearty stone open fire place & magnificent sea views. It sits on its own one acre site sweeping down to the sea.
Old Stones Cottage
4 star Failte Ireland approved
Old Stones Cottage, Portmagee, Co Kerry, Ireland.
An old and charming fishermans cottage restored to a standard of luxury with a wonderfully spacious living area boasting beamed ceilings, a hearty stone open fire place and magnificent sea views. It sits on its own one acre site sweeping down to the sea. Two double bedrooms (one with bathroom en-suite) and a twin bedroom, main bathroom with jacuzzi bath. Guests will be welcome for the summer of 2005 with the same rates as Portmagee Seaside Cottages.
Large sitting/ dining/kitchen
2 double bedrooms(1 en-suite with shower,WC and wash basin) and 1 with patio door
1 twin bedroom
Bathroom with WC,wash hand basin and Jacuzzi Bath/shower
Patio with furniture and gas Bar-B-Q overlooking the sea
Oil fired central heating (Oil and electricity are charged extra)
Local stone Open fireplace. Turf/peat supplied free
Satellite TV and DVD player
Linen and towels supplied free
Slate and wooden floors throughout
Traditional painted kitchen units
Belfast sink with Valentia slate surround
Wooden beams and ceilings in all rooms
2 patio doors from main living area
All rooms at ground level
Beautiful sea views from most windows
Cot and high chair by request
Note: No pets allowed
Interaction with Guests
Portmagee Seaside Cottages is a family run business. The family is made up of Elizabeth and Francie and our children Paul (studying Engineering in Galway), Aisling (living and working in Australia) and Roisin (living and working in Luxembourg). We also have a farm with pedigree Charolais cows and ducks (which occasionally lay eggs which we are happy to share!). We have good local knowledge of all that is going on, we can recommend nice places to visit and know all the local boat and activity operators. In our spare time (which can be limited!) we are avid walkers. We would be happy to advise our guests on walking routes in the locality and time permitting might also be available to lead our guests on a walk.
Our cottages and farmhouses are located on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way! We are only 4 kilometers from Bray Head which is 1 of 15 signature discovery points on the entire 2,500 kilometer route which goes from Donegal to Cork. There are also numerous discovery points in the locality; we recommend that people download the Wild Atlantic Way app for further information.
Our properties are located just 3 kilometers from the charming fishing village of Portmagee. Portmagee is located in the South West of Ireland in the beautiful county of Kerry. Old Stones Cottage is on its own large site which sweeps down to the sea. We have two moorings in case you wish to bring your boat!
A car is recommended to get around as there is no public transport available in Portmagee.
Other Things to Note
Minimum stay of 7 nights in July and August. From Mid July to the end of August we ask that bookings start on a Saturday.
Some common questions we are asked:
Q: How do I get there?
A: A. Ferry Crossings from the UK
Stena Line Fishguard - Rosslare 350km
Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire 350km
Irish Ferries Pembroke - Rosslare 350km
Holyhead - Dublin 350km
Swansea Cork Ferries Swansea - Cork 166km
Nearest airport is Kerry Airport 70km. Flights from Dublin and Stansted.
Cork Airport 160KM Flights from Europe and UK
Shannon Airport 190km Flights from UK Europe and US
Dublin Airport 350km Flights from worldwide destinations
Car Rental Facilities are available from all these airports.
Q: What extra costs will I incur?
A: Heating and electricity.
Q: Is bed linen and towels provided?
A: Bed linen and towels are supplied in all properties.
No pets allowed.
Check in after 16:00 and check out by 11:00. Please call ahead of arrival to let us know what time you will arrive. If the cottage is available earlier than 16:00 then it is not a problem to check in earlier.
Firstly Portmagee is a beautiful part of the world. The drive to the cottage alone is unreal, The southern part of the ring of Kerry must be one of the top drives in the world. Elizabeth was a great host and she came to the cottage on our arrival to meet us. The cottage is authentic with stone floors in the older half. Been March it was cold out but there was a supply of turf for us to use and we had an open fire every night which added to the experience. There is a charge of €1.50 per unit for the central heating, we had it on a lot in the mornings and evenings and the cost for 5 days was €30 which is fair. The view is amazing from the cottage, panoramic! out every window. You are looking directly at Valentia Island. Lots to do in the area as in the middle of the ring of Kerry. The Moorings in Portmagee has great food and a great pint of Guinness. Geokaun Mountain & Fogher Cliffs on Valentia is a must see. Overall a great experience and would go back in the morning.
Het huisje ligt prachtig aan een 'zijarm' van de oceaan. Wij waren er eind februari dus semi winterse omstandigheden zelfs een dag en nacht 1O bft. Het daardoor rammelen van de dakpannen combineerde perfect met de met turf gestookte open haard. Prettige ruime indeling van de living annex keuken en door een halletje en gang afgescheiden drie slaapkamers, waarvan 1 met badkamer en nog een aparte badkamer op de gang. De verwarming wordt gestookt met olie die apart per unit afgerekend moet worden. Verstandig om 's nachts en bij vertrek overdag deze af te sluiten. Gerekend moet worden op +/_ 15,- per dag extra voor stook kosten incl warm water in winterse omstandigheden. Als het huisje eenmaal warm is geweest, warmt het bij het aanzetten van de ketel redelijk vlot weer op. De openhaard in de vroege avond helpt erbij om e.e.a. lekker te houden. (nagloeien). Omdat je over de weg moet lopen is het minder prettig om naar Portmagee te lopen maar het kan. Met de auto is het 5 min. Voor ons was het verblijf prettig. Alles was ons duidelijk in het huisje omdat e.e.a. goed gedocumenteerd klaar lag. De gastvrouw kwam nog even kijken of alles in orde was en of er nog wensen waren. Omdat wij twijfelden aan het terug lopen in het donker na het pub bezoek bood zij ons aan om ons op te halen. Dit bleek echter niet nodig omdat ons pub inname gehalte bescheiden bleek en de weg terug kort en makkelijk was. Kortom een verblijf kunnen wij aanraden.
Elizabeth was an excellent host and had a really lovely cottage for us to stay in. She was friendly and extremely helpful during our stay. The views from the cottage and the surrounding area are fantastic. Portmagee is a charming fisherman's village and we often (email hidden)' where we received excellent service and food. Elizabeth went above and beyond to make our stay as enjoyable as possible by driving us into nearby villages which we were truly grateful for. We would most certainly come back but at a different time of year as it was a bit too cold with many of the local businesses shut for the offseason.
The listing is a short 7 min drive from the Ring of Kerry, with a beautiful view of Valentia Island and Portmagee.
The house is perfect. Insulation is good, we stayed in December, and turned the heating off in the morning when we left. By the evening, when we came back, the house was still warm.
Very private, with no direct neighbours, this is a perfect spot for a getaway.
Elizabeth was very hospitable, providing extra linens and towels.
One comment, is that this is a self catering unit. Expect to bring your own salt, pepper, butter and oil.
La maison est très agréable et Elisabeth nous a accueilli de manière très sympathique. Le coin de Portmagee est très beau et ce fut un séjour très agréable, trop court mais nous reviendrons et nous recommandons vraiment le cottage d'Elisabeth.
Portmagee is a beautifull place and old Stone Cottage a great and cozy house. Elisabeth was very helpfull and came over to welcome and to show us everything. We will definitely come back again.
It was a wonderful stay in a wonderful house. It was not only a good price-value relation but it was cheap. Elizabeth was a realy nice and helpful host. I can realy recommend the cottage. Thanks for everything!
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Portmagee Seaside Cottages is a family run business. The family is made up of Elizabeth and Francie and our children Paul (studying Engineering in Galway), Aisling (living and working in Australia) and Roisin (living and working in Luxembourg). We also have a farm with pedigree Charolais cows and ducks. We have good local knowledge of all that is going on, we can recommend nice places to visit and know all the local boat and activity operators. In our spare time (which can be limited!) we are avid walkers. We would be happy to advise our guests on walking routes in the locality and time permitting might also be available to lead our guests on a walk.