About This Listing
Skellig Rest Cottage is nestled in an elevated position on the Ring of Kerry overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and the Skellig rocks; it is adjacent to Coomakista pass between the village of Waterville and Caherdaniel.
We have an enviable location amidst spectacular scenery, flora and panoramic sea and mountain views.
The Kerry Way walking trail is right at the end of our garden, one of the most scenic trails in Ireland, with Loher Stone Fort situated just below us.
We are in an idyllic location to explore this amazing area which is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise water. There are beautiful walking and hiking trails, two world class golf courses, some of the best salmon and sea trout angling in Europe.
STAR GAZE AT SKELLIG REST
The cottage is in the core area of Kerrys International Dark Sky Reserve,its the oly Gold Tier Reserve in the world of the Northern Hemisphere and 1 of 3 on the planet.Meaning that on clear nights the sky in this South West Region of Ireland is simply stunning,with many more astronomical sights seen through the naked eye as can be seen , in say the Grand Canyon or the desert plains of Africa. Constellations can be viewed here with many, many more stars than are shown on the usual sky maps. The band of the Milky Way,Andromeda Galaxy,Star Clusters and Nebulas are just some of the naked eye wonders to see without the aid of any astronomical equipment or filters.Go Satellite watching, Moon gazing, Planet hunting, or simply glory in the wonder of the falling stars.
Skellig Rest sleeps 5, it comprises of one large double bed and two small double beds, with panoramic mountain and sea views, both with designer ceramic hand basins, feather duvets and quality bed linen.
The bathroom has an antique hip bath and designer hand basin.
we have a shower room with infrared. sauna.
The living room also commands amazing views, and has a wood burning stove. Logs are provided for your use.
The traditional kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences.
To the rear of the house is a toilet and utility room.
private HOT TUB & SAUNA
•Fridge, Cooker, Microwave.
•Dishwasher, Washing Machine
•Kettle, Toaster, Vacuum Cleaner
•Towels & Bed Linen provided
. Robes & Slippers
•Picnic Basket & Cooler
•Deck Chairs for the Beach
•Logs for stove
•Oil central heating & electricity both by meter reading
•Welcome pack on arrival with wine
. Wet suit & body board
Skellig Rest is the choice for the discerning client, it’s an ideal haven for rest and relaxation, you can view the most spectacular sunsets from the comfort of our outdoor hot tub, or just chill in our garden hammock& relax in our sauna.
Private Hot Tub & Sauna
Direct access to famous Kerry Way walking Trail, at the end of our garden.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have my private phone number to contact me at all times,also my email .
In the high summer season I will be no more than 30 mins away.
•Arrival Saturdays from 16.00 hrs
•Departure before 11.00 am following Saturday.
•No pets allowed
House vacated clean & tidy
•Booking deposit €100, balance 4 weeks before arrival
Mairead was a fantastic host. She gave us a warm welcome on arrival with a bottle of wine and a lit fire which was greatly appreciated on a cold and windy night. Mairead gave us lots of great recommendations for places to visit and places to eat which really helped make our trip. I can't recommend the listing itself enough. The view is spectacular, the amenities are excellent and Maireads attention to detail can be seen throughout the house. The location is perfect to access so many beautiful places in Kerry.
We had an amazing time! We sat on the deck at Skellig Rest and drank in the view out to the Skelligs every day. It is good for the heart! Even though there is lots to explore - Waterville (Charlie Chaplin Film Fest), Valencia Island, Daniel O'Connell's house in Derrynane - we found it hard to pull ourselves away from the view. When it got chilly at night we retired into the house. A very comfy sitting room - perfect to host a few friends. A good kitchen, and - believe it or not - an electric sauna and shower room. Taken altogether, one couldn't find a more accommodating house. We took breakfast every morning in the "porch" with big windows giving us the same view. We took loads of photos using the tripod Mairead has for guests, topped with a telescope for closer viewing. It turns out Skellig Rest is in the Dark Sky zone - and get's the clearest nighttime views of the sky in Northern Europe. So many stars it can be shocking! Mairead greeted us and set us up perfectly. We shall return! Who wouldn't? Amazingly, all the photos on this listing are true! That deck also sports a hot tub! We look forward to our next visit. Many thanks airead for a great break away in your fantastic house.
Mairead hat die Unterkunft sehr liebevoll hergerichtet und kleine Schokoladen bereitgelegt, um uns willkommen zu heißen. Sie hat außerdem den Kontakt zu einer Nachbarin für uns hergestellt, sodass wir vor Ort einen direkten Ansprechpartner hatten. Bei Anfragen oder Problemen hat sie sofort reagiert und Hilfe beschafft, sodass es uns an nichts fehlte. Wir haben uns wohl und willkommen gefühlt und konnten durch viele individuelle Empfehlungen auch die Umgebung super erkunden.
The property was better than we expected- larger than it seemed from the listings page. We were made to feel very welcome by the host who had gone to a lot of trouble to put special little touches throughout the home. There was a bottle of wine, mince pies, a warm fire and lots of lit candles awaiting us. Very thoughtful details such as hot water bottles, choccies on the bed side tables and bath robes with slippers were also in place. If you can force yourself to leave the wonderful property, the surrounding area is stunning and our host provided helpful maps and information.
We (3 adults and 2 children) staid 10 days at Skelling Rest and enjoyed every minute. The house and the garden are lovely, the kitchen very-well equiped and the rooms (the bath-rooms as well) are affectionately decorated. Thank you Mairead for the warm welcome and the tips you gave us.
We were all enchanted by the house, its location and the view from the terrace. We had a lovely time at Skelling Rest. Not only the house is located beautifully but also equipped and furnished with taste which made us stay even more enjoyable. Mairead gave us warm welcome and provided with all the information and recommendation of the area. Thank you a lot Mairead! Daniel, Natalia, Anita and Hanna.