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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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

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 48 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 120
Weekly Discount: 24%
Weekend Price: 180 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

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:-)
RECYCLE WHEN POSSIBLE:-)
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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

123 Reviews


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Melinda User Profile
July 2017
Communication with Maureen was always fast and efficient. Her directions were excellent. The house is in a wonderful location, not far from groceries and pubs. You do need a car to travel around. The Dingle Peninsula is just on the other side of the sea. So beautiful! Bring your family and enjoy preparing meals at home in between your day trips around the Wild Atlantic Way!

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
Maureen was a great host Her home is lovely...we loved the fireplace and the beautiful view. It has a great ambience and accommodated our group of 8 quite nicely

Susan User Profile
July 2017
Very expensive accommodations for a below ordinary stay. No amenities mismatched towels, no soap except sample tube from a delta flight. We contracted for 4 people yet only 3 beds made up. No hair conditioner, no hot water even though we spaced showers as owner suggested. Location amazing if you are willing to spend $$$ to stay in a thatched cottage then this is for you. Bring your own water, soap and hair products
Maureen User Profile
Response from Maureen:
I do not supply personal hygiene products and I say so in the AMENITIES in the booking site. I supply hand soap in the bathroom and toilet paper only. Susan specifically requested a one night stay although I do not normally do this because of the expense of carrying out the changeover for a single night. I did explain that this would be more costly for her. There were 4 beds made up as requested. I do not understand the concept of bringing your own water..??? The water is from a Spring well and is very pure.
July 2017

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Great location for Ring of Kerry

Andrea User Profile
June 2017
This place is so amazing! It has a view to die for! Maureen was an excellent communicator and has great directions for using the different items in the home. I would absolutely return to this home if ever back in the area. I was able to make it to the local pub (no food till summer) but the folks made me welcome and it was a fantastic experience. There are no complaints - loved our stay there!

Emily User Profile
June 2017
The location of the cottage is beautiful, right on the Ring of Kerry, with ocean views from the front windows. The cottage itself is adorable and nestled between two quaint towns, Glenbeigh and Cahersiveen, both with numerous restaurant options. The living area of the cottage is comfortable and cozy. However, the cottage seems to be suffering from neglect. Two of the three bathrooms were in disrepair. The upstairs shower was leaking, and there were several tiles missing from the wall in the downstairs shower. The king mattresses were so old and uncomfortable that after the first night we opted to use the twin beds instead. The upstairs bedroom window cover was also falling apart and would not stay closed to keep out light. Henceforth, we would not recommend staying in this historical cottage until some repairs and renovations have been made to make it more hospitable and comfortable. Please also note that the pub advertised as being walking distance from the cottage does not have regular hours and was not open during our stay.

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!

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Ballincollig, IrelandJoined 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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