Even in chilly evenings it is cosy in front of the log fire...Plenty of seating for larger groups...

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing


This cottage was featured on RTE NATIONWIDE!! Voted No. 9 in a survey by IRISH POST of the top 10 most wished for romantic spots in Ireland! Overlooking the majestic Atlantic, it is situated on the Ring of Kerry with incredible panoramic views of Dingle Bay. It accommodates 8 comfortably. Snug and comfy with a quirky artsy character!
It is also a romantic getaway for couples.Please ask for the SPECIAL OFFER*** (couples)

The space

Two storey cottage. Ground floor master bedroom with ensuite, main bathroom, hall, open plan sitting and dining room with stone built fireplace, patio windows to the back, parking in front. First floor: Room 1: King size bed with a single & ensuite. Second floor: Room 2 : King bed and single and ensuite. Room 3: TWIN BEDDED ROOM. Room 4: single bed (small private room suitable for a teen). Accommodates 8 (Couples Only Package is available for a SPECIAL OFFER *)
This is a haven for all nature lovers and a walker's paradise. 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 belongs to an Artist. You are on the majestic RING OF KERRY within easy reach of all the scenic hotspots. Couples Package :Please let the host know if you would like the / CELEBRATION PACKAGE. ***(ANNIVERSARY / HONEYMOON / ENGAGEMENT / WEDDING BELLS)
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!
*Tea & Coffee Facilities on arrival.
**Wi-fi :THERE IS NO WI-FI - It's time to tune out and just be!
***Couples CELEBRATION PACKAGE:Includes Champagne , local Hand crafted Skelligs Chocolates, Roses and Artists own Greeting Card, Cost is €75 payable to host.
****HEATING: Price includes normal heating requirements and the heating is timed to come on twice daily.

Guest access

You will have full access to the house (no other guests in house with you ) Hostess lives in studio annex to the left of property, available (at times) for local info/ suggested restaurants / help and ongoing hosting care. (My desire is to leave you as much space as possible but am happy to help)
***For COUPLES ONLY package the rooms on the second floor will be locked and only one bathroom will be available on the ground floor.(This is to cut down on cleaning/ laundry expenses and to make it less expensive for a couple seeking a city break or chill out space)
Mostly hostess greets guests and leaves, sometimes local housekeeper greets guests although sometimes (due to work schedules) it may be necessary to arrange collection of keys from neighbour .
Tea/Coffee making facilities provided, welcome pack of firewood / kindling / firelighters.(Fire is ready to light on arrival) Guests will get a full list of household items supplied prior to arrival .

Interaction with guests

Guests are met at the cottage at A PRE ARRANGED ETA and given a brief tour of the facilities. If your arrival is later than pre-arranged it may not be possible to greet you and the keys may be retrieved from a neighbour. Guests are visited again at some point to ensure all is ok. Guests can phone for help during normal daytime hours. The host has a residence adjacent to the property to facilitate short stays.

Other things to note

Welcome fire on arrival. Please note extra fuel for stove is not included in rental. Extra bags of Wood blocks /bags of turf/ bags of coal/ etc can be purchased from hostess.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $46 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $29
Security Deposit: $115
Weekly Discount: 24%
Weekend Price: $173 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

The cottage is offered SELF CATERING. Please advise hostess / housekeeper with a realistic ETA. If you are taking a scenic trip on your way down best to factor in very busy roads in Spring/Summer as tour buses, camper vans and tractors add more time than (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) realises ( :
Logs and kindling are offered for your welcome fire but extra logs/coal/turf can be purchased at the many petrol stations en route, or alternatively can be bought from the hostess.
Please advise on departure if there have been any breakages or loss of property ):
Please arrange with hostess for exchange of the keys prior to departure.
Check out time is strictly 11am ( to facilitate housekeeper for subsequent bookings)
As with any SC accommodation, really late evening arrivals, unless previously highlighted cause unnecessary difficulties and expense for either the hostess or housekeeper.

No outdoor shoes upstairs :-(
No smoking AT ALL in cottage - dispose of cigarette butts very carefully outside the property as this is a thatch roofed dwelling :-(
Please do not use metal utensils on non stick frying pans :-(
Please place bagged rubbish in exterior wheelie bins before departure:-)
To facilitate short stays ( 2 day bookings are the most popular ) the owner/hostess will live in small Studio annex to the left of cottage (completely separate building!) please knock at left hand side patio windows if anything is needed or if info is required about the locality etc. ( from 9am until 9pm) For longer stays hostess leaves property.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

115 Reviews

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Joan User Profile
June 2017
A very homey spot to stay on a rainy day. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and plenty of room for our adult family of 6. Right on the Ring of Kerry - couldn't beat the view!

Sara User Profile
June 2017
Super cute on the outside and beautiful views, but too windy to really enjoy outside. Although the family room was cozy, there were several annoying things.. Like not being able to shower in master bathroom downstairs and upstairs at the same time, which wasn't feasible with 2 families. Add to it that there was no hot water in third bath during our stay, it made it frustrating. You are responsible for burning trash and taking recycles into town. The washer and dryer were not efficient and lengthy to use. There was a lengthy message from owner prior to check in, with rules and how to use hot water in different rooms, etc.
Maureen User Profile
Response from Maureen:
In response to Sara's complaints: the cottage was built in the 1890's with all the plumbing/ electrical and modernisation taking place bit by bit since 1997. The old Celtic ambience of the interior has been preserved at great cost but the recent addition of electric showers etc is the price you pay for modern conveniences in such a beautiful place. It is definitely NOT a 5 star hotel - nor have I ever misrepresented it as such. It is an old renovated cottage with lots of charm and the odd quirk. Not the show stopper that has been outlined...BTW - the reason the oil showers did not work was because previous clients drained all the oil from the tank by leaving the controls on CONSTANT ON which I had asked them not to do - this caused an airlock in the system and the refilling of the tank on a Bank Holiday weekend. Again- my home not a hotel !!!!!
June 2017

Kathleen User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful location with amazing views. Very attractive welcoming cottage with lovely sitting room/kitchen. We paid a premium price for this house which would have been fine had we experienced premium accommodation. The beds and bedding were outdated and uncomfortable and when we showered, water came down through the ceiling into the kitchen. Additionally, only one shower in an en-suite in one bedroom had hot water which was not convenient given that we were 8 adults. For 886 euro for just two nights, we simply expected a bit more.

Niamh User Profile
June 2017
An absolutely beautiful property and the perfect base to explore Kerry. The kitchen/living room area is perfect for entertaining, and the underfloor heating kept the house cosy. The view from the front of the house is magnificent. Although there is no WiFi, the phone signal was very good in case you need to stay in touch with the outside world!

Melonie User Profile
May 2017
Very nice place, set up wonderfully on arrival. Loved the heated floors!!! We enjoyed our time!!!

Suzanne User Profile
May 2017
We were a group of ladies ranging in age from my 34 year old niece, to us "50-ish" sisters, to my 77 year old Mom & her twin sister. It was perfectly Irish with its thatched roof and stone exterior. The large, open kitchen-dining-living area was just right for our girls get away. We lit a fire both nights, but the heated, tiled floors felt amazing any time of day. Seven of us were able to easily move around while preparing breakfast, having coffee or wine, or playing a game of cards - with no neighbors to complain about the noise! There were more beds than we could have slept in, the 2 I tried very comfortable! If you are particular about your pillow you probably already travel with yours. Down comforters and quilts on every bed. Maureen's art work everywhere, it was beautifully decorated. Three bathrooms were a nice treat, too. We were there for 2 nights, and spent our full day driving to the ferry at Valencia, and the Skellig Ring, and completed the Ring of Kerry next day.

Cat User Profile
May 2017
Magic. It truly was such a special experience and Maureen cares very much that you are comfortable and happy. The views over the ocean are phenomenal and watching the sun set is so cool. The cottage is in a designated dark zone so if there aren't clouds you can see great stars. Also the water tastes amazing. One final note, the art around the house is so cool. I loved the experience of being in the home of an artist. Absolutely book this cottage.

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Ballincollig, Ireland · Joined in May 2012
Maureen User Profile

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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