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
The reservation was canceled 76 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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.
What can we say. Mairead welcomed us perfectly, showed us around and offered so much advice and guidance. The location is wonderful and the views are simply stunning.
Once mastered, exiting onto the road is easy even with a big vehicle such as ours.
The hot tub is a real treat and one that was seriously taken advantage of and with the afforded views, not be missed.
There are just so many walks in and around the area, that it would take weeks to do them justice. Valencia Island is highly recommended, with the walk to the lookout tower a stiff workout and following on, the loop back to the car park. Not long, but at around three miles, up and down, we really knew we had burnt the calories.
Sunsets were simply awe inspiring and my wife took the opportunity of night after night taking photos. Indeed, the entire area was a photographers dream. Spare batteries, charger and large memory cards a must.
Quiet nights in were (website hidden) was limited but that was what we wanted to get away from. peace, quiet, tranquility. All abundant.
Meals out. Best was Dooleys seafood restaurant and a seafood linguini that had so much crab in it............ Followed closely by the Smugglers which had great views and an excellent Cabernet wine that was suspiciously peppery for a Cabernet but I am not complaining as it was gorgeous and warranted a second glass.
We could go on and on. But, to sum up.
Marvelous location, great house, unbelievable views, HOT TUB, charming and a wonderfully friendly host [Mairead, you are a star], some great local restaurants, fuel cheaper than the UK, quiet, peaceful, relaxing. And, a place we would gladly return to and highly recommend.
Not long enough a visit. Should have gone to Skellig Michael. A missed opportunity. But a darned good reason to go back.
P and M
We had a wonderful time at Skellig Rest! Mairead gave us a very warm welcome and was always willing to help us in any way (thanks for the flu recipe: Whiskey, Lemon and honey! ;-)). The house is lovely with lots of affectionately decorated details, the view stunning! Definately a home far away from home, that we highly recommend!
Mairead ist eine herzliche und aufmerksame Gastgeberin. In ihrem liebevoll dekoriertem Haus haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Aussicht auf die Bucht und auf die Skelligs ist herrlich, der Whirl-Pool wurde von uns zu viert regelmäßig genossen. Die Lage des Hauses eignet sich gut für Ausflüge in alle Himmelsrichtungen. Broschüren und Informationen sind im Haus reichlich vorhanden. Trotz eines zweiwöchigen Aufenthaltes konnten wir nicht alles sehen, was in der Umgebung zu entdecken war und wären gern länger geblieben.