|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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RIVER COTTAGE is a traditional, cosy and comfortable stone farmhouse cottage sleeping up to four people and located near to the sea at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula. It comprises two bedrooms and a small attic sleeping area and has spectacular views of the Slieve Mish mountains to the rear and views of the sea from the garden to the front. It is situated next to the owners farmhouse and their smallholding comprising donkeys, sheep and chickens, together with an organic vegetable garden and four acres of grounds.
RIVER COTTAGE itself is an original 150 yr old Kerry farmhouse.It has a really cosy feel with its four poster bed, original fireplace and wood burning stove in the main living room, slate floors and rugs throughout, original sash windows and lime wash walls. The spacious kitchen and dining room have access to a wooden deck overlooking the lovely garden and Slieve Mish mountains beyond. A modern range oven provides ample scope for entertaining, cooking and dining in comfort.
River Farm comprises two cottages for rental - ANNIES COTTAGE, sleeping 6 and one of the most popular holiday cottages in Kerry and RIVER COTTAGE, sleeping 5 - an original Kerry Farmhouse that has been lovingly renovated and updated over the last ten years. Both cottages are surrounded by fields and a small stream runs through the property. It is very safe for children as both cottages are approached via a small ‘dead end’ lane which runs up to the mountain behind the cottages. The owners fields are occupied by pet sheep and lambs (in season), together with donkeys and free range hens. Views of the sea are possible from the garden as well as from Annie’s Cottage. Inch Beach with it's four miles of white sand and dunes(and increasingly a surfing and paragliding mecca) is no more than 15 minutes drive, whilst the beauty of Killarney National Park and it's lakes are also within easy reach. A local grocery shop (8am to 10pm, daily) is only 10 mins. walk away. Dogs are welcome.
Proximity to the best Kerry attractions and sites: Annie's Cottage is ideally situated for Killarney National Park, and the Kerry Way, the Dingle Peninsula and Tralee.
A 30 minute drive will allow you to visit Muckross House, the famous Killarney Lakes, Angel Falls, Ross Castle, the old Copper mInes, the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney's Cottage as well as walk throughout the beautiful meadows, mountains and woods of Killarney National Park.
From Killarney you can embark on the Kerry Way by foot or cycle or drive to the end of the Ring of Kerry (and back) visiting Killorglin, Glebeigh, Caherciveen, Valentia Island, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare - a memorable journey indeed.
Similar excursions by car and foot can take place on the Dingle Peninsular discovering the wild scenery, breathtaking mountain passes and white sandy beaches. This peninsular also has the highest concentration of megalithic sites in Europe.
A catalogue of festivals - food, music, culture, film and horseracing - take place throughout the year
Anne & I have lived in Kerry for the last 16 years but prior to that spent every summer enjoying the beauty and attractions of this beautiful part of the world. We have seven children and an increasing number of grandchildren. We love the Kerry scenery and the friendliness of the people and the local community here.
Nick Wynne-Morgan purchased this cottage in 2001
River Cottage is located on the Dingle Peninsula, off the main road but close enough to both Killarney and Dingle town. It is a quiet and a safe place for children to stay and is located amongst 4 acres of smallholding on which we have our donkeys, sheep & lambs, cats and a dog as well as our orchard and organic vegetable gardens. There are views of the Slieve Mish mountains behind and the sea in front of the cottage.
Location, Views, Pets & animals, a river running through the property, safe environment for children, owners on site to help with any question, lovely gardens and safe walks to the sea or mountains.
You are a wonderful hostess in your parent's absence. We still hope the little lambs are born while we are here in River Cottage. We were blessed with beautiful , SUNNY, weather for our stay! Evelyn loves our morning visits to Inch Beach. We saw Fungi!
We are having a beautiful dinner from the Little Cheese shoppe (in Dingle) . Some of our ancestors are from Dingle and now we know why! Pure beauty!
Hot water and central heating are oil-fired and metered. Oil use is chargeable at cost - 3 euros per unit (average summer usage of 6 euros per day). The provision of Bed Linen and Towels is included within the rental price and unlike, many other cottages, no charge is made for the cleaning of the cottage with the exception of those guests who decide to bring their dogs with them on holiday (E 30)
Thank you for a wonderful week in such a relaxing place. The cottage is comfortable and beautifully furnished. We particularly appreciated the wide range of books distributed throughout, including in the loo - a winner !
This has been an ideal base from which to explore the Dingle peninsula and also visit the mountains near Killarney. We've had around 4 hours good walking every day in contrasting places. We recommend driving through the Gap of Dunloe and walking in the Black Valley. Also, climbing up Caherconree, walking around the Maharees Peninsula, climbing between Mas an Tompian and Piaras Mor, near Mt. Brandon or Cruach Marthain, above Dunquin. But everywhere we have been has been wonderful, and all the people we've met are friendly and interesting. We'll miss the peace & quiet.
Thanks again. NB Note for prospective visitors: If you have a dog you might like to know in advance that some walks are not possible - for instance we wanted to climb Brandon Mountain, and explore around (and perhaps go up) Carrauntoohil, but the 'no dogs' signs in both places were more forbidding than some of the others. On the whole we found that if we talked to local farmers and checked with them, the dog was not a problem.
The cottage is perfectly located for exploring the dingle peninsula. It is a quiet place in the middle of nature though it is close to the main road. Our kids enjoyed playing with the animals there. The owners take obviously good care about the cottage and its surrounding land. It is perfectly equipped inside and it was very clean. We were excited about all the lovely details inside. It was perfect for getting an impression about Irish lifestyle. Thank you very much - absolutely recommendable!!
My husband and I travel to Ireland often and memories of our time in Dingle are right at the top of our experiences. Nick's cottage is just charming and everything we were looking for in a home base for our travels around Ireland. The area is charming. We met some of the locals and enjoyed heading down for lunch at inch Beach. It's also an easy and scenic drive right into Dingell proper. It was lambing season and such fun to see all of the little ones frolicking about the countryside. I can't recommend this place more wholeheartedly. It was just such a wonderful stay. Thank you so much and we look forward to returning! - Corbin and Thatcher
I think Nick already entered the comments I left in their guest book, but I wanted to be sure to put a review on here and provide my 5 star rating. River Cottage is STUNNING. Being able to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the mountain view behind the cottage before everyone else was up is a memory I won't soon forget. My daughters have already asked to go back and see the donkeys. I highly recommend staying at River Cottage. I don't think its possible to not enjoy the scenery there. The location was perfect for exploring. I'd go back in a minute!
We had a wonderful stay at River Cottage. It was everything one could hope for in a holiday house, a home from home for a week.Thank you Nick and Anne and family for letting us share your beautiful spot in Kerry. Our boys, 4 and 6 absolutely loved the animals, running abit wild and the lego and dvds when they had worn themselves out! It is a great location halfway to Dingle and Killarney for exploring beaches, Slea Head and Muckross House & traditional farms in Killarney. So many highlights, we could easily have stayed another week!
Go raibh mile maith agaibh
We had a lovely time in River cottage. We were there for one week with 2 small children and the setup is ideal! They thoroughly enjoyed the animals and we were able to relax when they were outside as it is a totally safe environment. Nick and Anne are extremely helpful and well organised and the girls very welcoming. Being exactly 10 minutes drive from Inch beach, we were there every day - ate at Sammy´s a few times, built many sand castles, went for long walks etc. The cottage is also a good base for Dingle, Annascaul and we took the scenic route to Camp a few times which I highly recommend. This accommodation works very well for a family and for exploring Kerry. And even though it was August, we did enjoy a few log fires in the comfy sitting room at night.
Annie's cottage and River Cottage are ideally located to access the many beaches, leisure opportunities and tourist attractions of the Dingle Peninsula as well as the scenic beauty of Killarney, the lakes and the Kerry Way. The county town of Tralee provides an opportunity for good shopping and boasts the Aquadome, a large indoor play centre, and the Kerry County Museum for those rainy days.
For those interested in history and archaeology, the Dingle peninsular provides many neolithic sites and places of interest. The Dingle Way , a 120 mile waymarked route, passes just a few miles from the cottage and you can walk to the nearby Caherconree Mountain (Ireland's 4th highest) from the cottage front door! The charm, small craft shops, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Dingle Town is a must to experience, as is the Slea Head Drive and the Blasket Islands. Castlegregory and the Maharees are also just a few miles distant
Other Activities: Rose of Tralee festival, Horse racing, Film & music festivals, hill walking, horse riding, craft fairs, farmers markets, indoor climbing wall
Golf: There are a multitude of golf courses within a 30 minute drive of Annie's Cottage and River Cottage. Many are 18 hole championship courses such as Ballybunion, Tralee, Dooks, Beaufort, Killorglin and Killarney. Others are 9 hole course and there are even a few pitch and put courses locally for the beginners.
Some of the courses are links courses with spectacular views of the atlantic from many of the greens and fairways . Amongst these are Ballybunion, Dooks, Tralee and Dingle courses.