Thatched Irish Home with Sea Views

House - Entire home/apt · N, Gortaforia, County Kerry, Ireland
Your host, Maureen
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The Space

Overlooking the Atlantic ocean with simple, homely comfort and the basic amenities you need on your travels. Private room with en suite for couples. We also have 3 more bedrooms should your party require them: two doubles with en suite, one twin bedded. Stone built thatched house in Irish traditional style with modern kitchen and laundry. This is a haven for all nature lovers and also Walker's retreat. Parking for guests. Breath-taking views of the Dingle peninsula, this cottage is situated on the world famous Ring of Kerry. It's charm is it's ambience and country cottage appeal located on the most breath taking scenic drives in Ireland. The cottage is offered as SELF CATERING. Prices are as follows
1 person - €55, 2 persons €110 per night.
3 persons - €165, 4 persons - €220 per night.
5 persons - €275, 6 persons- €330 per night.
(These prices are not inclusive of airbnb fees and extras)
Pub 500m from house. Cafes and restaurants 1m - 7m in area. Horse-riding nearby, Rossbeigh beach is 4 miles away and Kells Bay Beach is a four minute drive!

Guest Access

Full house. Kitchen, dining, laundry and sitting room. Please note that the cottage is offered as Self Catering. Groceries can be purchased in Glenbeigh which is 11.2km en route to the cottage.
Internet is available at an additional cost of €10 per day but please note that internet connection is intertmittent. Internet is fully available in the pub 500m down the road. Wood and turf available at an additional cost €5 per bag.

Interaction with Guests

Guests are met at the cottage and given a brief tour of the facilities. Guests are visited again at some point to ensure all is ok. There is a housekeeper and caretaker living 1mile from cottage. Guests can phone for help during normal daytime hours. After hours (10pm - 8am) a call out charge is applied.

The Neighborhood

With the sea facing you on three sides it is easy to feel you are on a ship. The mountains to the back form a lovely anchor. The cottage is facing Dingle bay and is situated on the world renowned Ring of Kerry. The cosiness of the interior of the cottage is a lovely balance to the external wild Atlantic way.

Getting around

Car required.

Other Things to Note

Internet available at the cottage. Daily charge of €10. payable in advance on arrival. Wood blocks /bags of turf etc can be purchased from caretaker.
Art Workshops are regularly offered at Suaimhneas Studio.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Extra people: $77 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1123 /week
Monthly Price: $2807 /month
Security Deposit: $281
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Absolutely fantastic. The cottage is beautiful and we had a great time.

    July 2014
  • We loved the home! It was the very best part of our 10 day the trip and the sunsets were amazing. I would highly recommend Maureen's home to anyone who wants to experience a traditional Irish home while in Ireland. Very private setting and beautiful inside and out.

    June 2014
  • The house is a very quaint but fairly large cottage. The view is simply amazing. We did not meet Maureen but the caretaker was a friendly, helpful man.The location was fine for us and not a lot of trouble finding it.

    June 2014
  • Our visit to The Thatched Cottage on the Ring of Kerry was absolutely delightful. In spite of arriving very late in the evening, we were greeted most graciously by our host, Maureen Cahill. She was as welcoming and friendly as this charming cottage! She took some time to show us the house and even stocked the refrigerator with wonderful breakfast treats ! We enjoyed the duck eggs from the neighbor and exploring the local beach, gardens and villages. Our days were filled with sunshine and blue skies as we explored the area, always to return to the comfort of this wonderful home. We highly recommend this lovely home and Ms. Cahill's hospitality. It is the perfect location to explore the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Penninsula and Killarney. We only wish we could have stayed longer than five days!

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 149 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Loved this little home! It was so quaint, beautiful views, GORGEOUS! Down the road we met a lovely father/son team..they own Caitlin's and Pat's (the fathers name is Pat, the sons is not Caitlin, it's Jack) but they were so helpful. Spent New Years in the area and Maureen even made our reservation for us, wonderful experience overall...

    January 2014
  • The cottage was huge and wonderful and Maureen was a great host. We had some travel issues on our arrival and Maureen was very flexible and helpful, leaving some snacks for us and the fireplace all ready to go. The cottage is directly on the ring of Kerry, within walking distance of a pub and overall wonderful. The only thing thing that is a little goofy is that you need to have a bunch of change to heat and electrify the cottage as well as heat water for a shower, so it's a bit different....not a huge problem, but can be a hassle. Overall, wonderful time!

    December 2013
  • The best place to stay on the Ring of Kerry. Quaint with amazing ocean and mountain views. Lovely fireplace. Overall a great escape.

    December 2013
  • Stunning cottage!

    We arrived during a storm and the cottage was lovely and warm.
    The views are amazing and I would definitely stay here again if I am back in the area.

    We had no trouble finding the cottage, and Maureen was great when it came to communication and giving directions.

    September 2013
  • Maureen was great. She was there when I arrived and spent time explaining everything to me. She was also eager to give suggestions on places to hike and things to see. Beautiful cottage. Best B&B so far.

    August 2013
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I am an enthusiastic Artist who teaches Water-colour and Acrylic / Oil painting for a living. I regularly conduct Art and Walking Getaway Workshops in the magnificent Kingdom of Kerry, Southern Ireland. I love hosting parties or couples in the charming ambience of my Country Cottage home/studio. I also love travelling and am happy to share my home with other travellers who would like to discover Ireland.
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