River Cottage with clematis in full bloom and the Slieve Mish mountains behindNo clouds here in Kerry - EVER!
Cosy Stone Cottage,Dingle Peninsula
Cosy Stone Cottage,Dingle Peninsula


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

RIVER COTTAGE is a warm comfortable traditional stone cottage located near to the sea at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula.
It is conveniently located for Killarney, Dingle and Tralee. It comprises two bedrooms, one with a deluxe four poster bed!


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $11 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $169
Weekly Discount: 15%

Description

The space

Comfortable & cosy stone cottage dating from the 19th century and featuring an open fireplace and wood burning fire as well as many other original features such as slate floors and sash windows. Located on the Dingle Peninsula, near to Inch beach and only 30 mins drive from Killarney, Dingle and Tralee.
The cottage has two bedrooms (one with a four poster bed) and a large kitchen and dining area with views of the Slieve Mish mountains and beautiful gardens. The cottage is situated next to a small river, on the owners four acre smallholding where we grow our own vegetables and look after a menagerie of animals including sheep, lambs, donkeys, cats, chickens and a dog. There are walks from the cottage to both the mountains behind (Caherconree at 827metres!) or the sea in front at Castlemaine Bay (5 min walk). The local shop that sells pretty much everything is open from 8am to 10pm , 7 days a week and is only a 2 min car journey away.
Private parking for two cars but sadly, no internet connection unless you bring your own mobile 'dongle'

Guest access

All our guests are welcome to wander around the 4 acres and especially say hello to and feed the donkeys and lambs . The mountains behind and the sea in front can be accessed from the door of the cottage via a small walk in each direction

Interaction with guests

We live in the farmhouse next door and are on hand to help with any advice needed (or to lend the odd food ingredient). We enjoy talking to our guests but are wary of the need for guest privacy as well. We are usually around most days to feed the animals and maintain the garden and grounds.

The neighborhood

This is a spectacularly beautiful part of the world whereby you can see the sea and mountains from most parts of the Peninsula (as well as the kitchen!) and experience the real sense of rural Ireland. The people living here are hardy and friendly and the pubs are lively and fun. Traditional music and Guinness proliferates!

Getting around

You need a car to fully enjoy the beauty of the Peninsula. No public transport exists except linking the local major towns but trains run to Tralee & Kilarney and flights go into Kerry Airport (20 mins. away)

Other things to note

Dogs are allowed but we charge an extra 30 euros per dog per stay to cover the additional cost of cleaning. We ask that dogs are not allowed in any of the bedrooms or on the furniture.

See below ( House Rules) for an indication of heating oil costs


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We do not allow smoking in the cottage and it is appreciated if guests do not invite the various animals into the cottage - certainly no donkeys, sheep or chickens. Even the lovable dog, cats and kittens are not allowed in ! We do this to respect those guests who have allergies or indeed simply don't enjoy sharing their holidays with strangers!
Most of the cottage is 150 years old and we ask that guests respect the age of the property and the furniture inside by simply being careful.

PLEASE NOTE that the heating oil that you choose to use is metered and charged for on a 'non-profit' basis (what it costs us, in other words). We ask that you settle up with us prior to departure. An average usage is about 5-6 euros per day (based on 3 hrs heating per day) but you are in complete control of how much you decide to use.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

17 Reviews


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Maria User Profile
February 2017
A very special cottage in a beautiful setting. The cottage is full of character and we could of happily stayed there for much longer. All the rooms were very comfortable and liveable. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in and is v well equipped. It was such a treat in the evening for the family to relax in the living room around the stove. There is a large selection of books, DVDs, board games, even Lego to enjoy. We loved the setting, with the little stream running close to the house, visiting cats to the patio door, the friendly dog to welcome us back from each trip out. The kids loved feeding the donkeys and 'helping' feed and water the sheep. The location is fantastic. Close to a number of pretty villages, and also beautiful Inch strand. Killarney is an short easy drive and Dingle a very scenic one. Finally, it was a pleasure to meet and deal with Nick and Anne. They are very welcoming and helpful hosts.

Craig User Profile
November 2016
This cottage is a cosy, rustic, lovely place to stay. A great location to explore the area or perfect to take some time out and chill in front of a fire. We had three nights here with our two small children and found everything we needed, from kitchen equipment to DVDs and books. Excellent friendly hosts - with the right balance of accessibility and privacy! Would highly recommend.
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
Thank you for choosing River Cottage. We like to think that we have the balance right between retaining the lovely character of this 150 yr old Irish stone cottage whilst at the same time offering modern amenities such as an double oven / 8 hob cook centre, large power shower and cubicle and wood burning fire as well as the four poster bed!
November 2016

Simon User Profile
October 2016
Staying at Cosy Stone Cottage really helped make our weekend in Ireland extra special. Nick was extremely helpful and accommodating (even when we explained we would be arriving very late on our first night!) A wonderful home right in the middle of the Irish countryside.

Lauren And Pete User Profile
October 2016
What a perfect cottage! We had a wonderful stay and loved the rooms, grounds, location, and friendly cat (and nice hosts, too.) Great place!

Richard User Profile
October 2016
The host canceled this reservation 316 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
We sincerely apologise for having to cancel this guest for the 1st time ever! but we had made a mistake in not specifying a minimum 7 night stay in July & August and the guy instantly booked 3 nights. Hopefuly with another 316 days before his planned holiday, he would have been able to find something else suitable in the area.
October 2016

Michael User Profile
April 2016
A beautiful house in a fantastic place, highly recommended.
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
We can't take the credit for the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula but we do try to provide a lovely, authentic, cosy and traditional cottage atmosphere and surroundings in which to enjoy the delights of this most beautiful area. Please come and enjoy again, anytime.
April 2016

Kamilla User Profile
November 2015
River cottage was so sweet to stay at and the perfect location between many of the tourist spots in the area. The house was much larger than I anticipated and for the two of us that stayed there we were more then comfortable. The garden outside is also just lovely and picturesque and a wonderful thing to wake up to in the morning. Because we were there at the end of November the house was a little chilly but I think if you're there is fine weather this won't be an issue. Would love to stay here again!
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
Thanks for your comments. Yes, this is a large traditional cottage as its kitchen and dining room are both sensitive additions to the original cottage, giving it much more 'living' space. The view over the garden is enhanced in summer with all the flowers out in bloom against a backdrop of the Slieve Mish mountains behind. Come back in summer and get the 'enhanced experience'.
November 2015

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Between Inch & Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland · Joined in July 2012
Nick User Profile

Married to Anne and with a large number of children (most have now grown up, thankfully). Interested in landscaping, renovation and small scale vegetable growing and animal husbandry.We love walking and discovering new and out of the way places here on the majestic Dingle Peninsula.

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