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Susannah Adlington

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english, danish

Restored Coastguard cottage on the shore of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary, Kerry - Pier Cottage (whole property)

4 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this County Kerry holiday cottage

2 units or 1 interconnecting cottage sleeping 2-11 in 5 bedrooms

A pair of old stone coastguard cottages renovated to a high standard in a unique setting 25 yards from their own shingle beach with breathtaking views over the lovely Kenmare Estuary off the southern tip of the beautiful 'Ring of Kerry' in south-west Ireland.

Pier Cottage can be rented throughout the year as 2 separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms and East End up to 4 - 1 double 1 twin.

The countryside immediately surrounding Castlecove is ideally suited for all types of walking, ranging from gentle strolls along lovely sandy beaches to more serious hikes over craggy hills. The famous 'Kerry Way' walk takes you along the ridge of hills, all the way from Waterville to Kenmare and is well signed, but still wonderfully unspoiled.

You can swim, row and shrimp by the cottage or just relax and watch the seals!. There are several sandy beaches within ten minutes drive.

Details for Pier Cottage (whole property) 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

A pair of old stone coastguard cottages renovated to a high standard in a unique setting 25 yards from their own shingle beach with breathtaking views over the lovely Kenmare Estuary off the southern tip of the beautiful Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

Per Cottage can be rented throughout the year as 2 separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms and East End up to 4 - 1 double 1 twin.

The countryside immediately surrounding Castlecove is ideally suited for all types of walking, ranging from gentle strolls along lovely sandy beaches to more serious hikes over craggy hills. The famous Kerry Way walk takes you along the ridge of hills, all the way from Waterville to Kenmare and is well signed, but still wonderfully unspoiled.

You can swim, row and shrimp by the cottage or just relax and watch the seals!. There are several sandy beaches within ten minutes drive.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susannah Adlington (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english, danish

About Susannah Adlington

My name is Susannah Adlington and I am a portrait artist living in Hampshire, England with my husband Michael. My father’s family have had Irish connections for several hundred years, and my parents bought Westcove House in the early 60s after coming across a 'for sale' sign whilst holidaying in the area. It was love at first sight and since then four generations of our family have been enjoying holidays here – we just love the place and feel sure that you would too. Indeed many of our guests return to Westcove time and time again – something which we view as the highest form of praise!

Why Susannah Adlington chose Ireland

We purchased and restored this pair of old coastguard cottages when they came on the market in the early 1990s. Pier Cottage has a unique, magical location situated below Westcove House with its own shingle beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Pier Cottage is on the water's edge and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Kerry. It is ideal for all kinds of activities such as hill-walking, sightseeing, watersports or writing and perfect for a quiet secluded break. Watch the seals playing on the rocks and the magical ever-changing light. As the sun sets over the Atlantic, you can nestle up by the fire, guarded against the elements and listen to the cries of the curlews...whilst you sip and Irish whiskey!

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveller reviews

Pier Cottage (whole property)
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Pier Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at East End, Pier Cottage on two occasions and both times had wonderful relaxing weeks. It is such an idyllic location – quiet but within easy reach of beautiful beaches and scenic car rides. We whiled away the hours in front of the Cottage and were delighted when seals appeared in the waters below. We were fascinated to see the statue of Charlie Chaplin in nearby Waterville (he was a regular visitor). The Lakes of Killarney are within easy reach by car and are spectacular, especially if the mountain route is taken. A trip to the Skelligs was unmissable – the birds and seal sanctuary something only seen before on TV. There are so many suggestions for outings that many visits would be needed. Pier Cottage is the perfect holiday base for families or couples. (ET)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We (couple + 5y old boy) have spent a wonderful 10 days vacation in the charming Pier House East End. We have selected the cottage mainly because of the unique remote location directly at the seafront in what we think is Ireland's most beautiful area and within driving distance to Kerry's main attractions. Everything was like it is described in the online-advertisements. The cottage is well equipped and provides everything that is required. We had extreme luck with the weather, as after an unusually rainy summer, there was for more than a week splendid weather

throughout our total stay begin of September, with clear skies and temperatures that even allowed swims in the sea. Our 5 year old son enjoyed the "wildlife" on the coast just outside the door and was busy collecting all kind of sea animals

like crabs, shrimps, worms etc. There is a small boat available to paddle over to a beautiful small beach on the opposite side. However, longer rides like to the seals sunbathing on the rocks some 100m away are not recommended due to strong currents. The owner Susannah and Kathrine the local housekeeper were very friendly and always helpful. Many attractions are in closest vicinity like the beautiful Derrynane House and Beach, the lovely village of Kenmare, Valentia island or the Skelligs. Also the walks along the rugged coast and the scenic drives on the Kerry, Beara and Dingle peninsulas all are highly recommended for nature lovers. Out of our so far 7 vacations in Ireland, this recent stay in Pier House was perhaps the most memorable one. I would highly recommend to all who are looking for a relaxing vacation in an idyllic scenery and that have an own vehicle to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing so enthusiastically about Pier Cottage and the beautiful surrounding area ... thank you also for warning future visitors of the dangers of being caught in strong currents if you row too far out to sea in our small boat... getting nearer to the seals is always a temptation! We are delighted that you have booked another week in Pier Cottage next year and look forward to meeting you all again.
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einzigartige Lage

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben das ganze Haus als Gruppe (9Personen) gemietet. Dieses Pierhause besticht durch seine einzigartige Lage. Direkt am Wasser gelegen und ohne Nachbarn ist man als Gast allein. Fischer fahren mit ihren Booten vom und zum kleinen Hafen, empfindet man aber nicht als störend. Im Gegenteil ein kleines Gespräch ist immer möglich. Die Ausstattung des Hauses ist sehr gut! Geschirrspüler, Waschmaschine oder Trockner sind mit den dafür benötigten Mitteln vorhanden. Der Kamin funktioniert und ist für Regentage ideal. Die Kinder konnten Dank vorhandener Schwimmwesten den Strand sowie das kleine Boot des Hauses nutzen. Alles was in der Anzeige steht, entspricht auch der Realität. Mit der Vermieterin Susannah gab es regen e-mail-Kontakt und Fragen werden gern und jederzeit beantwortet. Die Gegend ist von sehr schöner Natur und Sehenswürdigkeiten (Muckross-House+Garden, Killarnynationalpark) sind gut erreichbar. Für weitere Ausflüge muss man aufgrund der sehr engen Strassen viel Zeit einplanen (Mizen Head ca.3h)! Restaurants gibt es für den nicht so exklusiven Geschmack überall. Als Selbstversorger kann man auch Großmärkte wie LIDL oder ALDI (Kenmare/Killarny) nutzen. Die Hausverwalterin kocht auch oder kauft ein auf Wunsch. Allerdings ist das Haus klein und die Sauberkeit nicht der deutschen Gewohnheit entsprechend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich schreibe im Namen der Vermieterin Susannah, die sich sehr herzlich fuer Ihre posititve Bewertung und auch die hilfreiche Kritik bedankt - sie wird sich bemuehen, die Sauberkeitsstandards zu verbessern und freut sich ansonsten, dass sie Ihre Zeit hier genossen haben. Mit freundlichen Gruessen von Susannah und einem deutsch-sprechenden Gast
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piercottage

  • 5 of 5

wishing for idylic landscape and recreative atmosphere we found exactly what we were hoping for in piercottage. surrounded by breathtaking countryside and blessed with beautiful weather we spend some of the most beautiful holidays. The lovingly restored cottage right at the see is a sight to see itself. The next food shops and plenty of sights are close but a car is required.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Kerry
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Black Shop, Castlecove
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Waterville and Skellig Bay
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
the Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
White Strand
Car: necessary

Pier Cottage is situated 15kms west of Sneem and 15 kms east of Watervillle (with its championship golfcourse ) overlooking the Kenmare Estuary in South Kerry - an ideal location from which to explore this magical part of Ireland.

You can row, fish and shrimp from rocks just by Pier Cottage; or go deep sea, lake or river fishing. In summer there is a fun watersports centre nearby; 5 excellent golf courses within 40 minutes drive - see details below -, horseriding for all ages and endless beautiful walks.

There is plenty to see and do within 15 minutes drive of Westcove:

Visit DERRYNANE HOUSE & NATIONAL PARK, ancestral home of one of Ireland’s leading historical figures, Daniel O’Connell known as 'The Liberator'. A 19th century politician, Daniel championed the cause of the Irish in the British parliament and succeeded in achieving Catholic Emancipation, his house and grounds have been preserved and are open to the public for most of the year. The house is surrounded by spectacular sub-tropical gardens & the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes. Don’t forget to pick up a map of the ‘FAIRY TRAIL’ and see how many ‘fairy houses’ you can discover in the gardens!

In Caherdaniel stop for a Guinness at Freddy’s – a timeless pub, frequented by locals - or go to The Blind Piper – a younger atmosphere with excellent, home-cooked food and live music on Thursday evenings. In summer, there’s a bustling market in the Community Centre between 10 and 12.30 on Friday mornings with lots of local produce and crafts.

The largest and arguably the best example of a pre-Christian ring fort in Ireland, STAIGUE FORT is about 3 miles above Castlecove, less than 15 minutes drive away. It is worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking.

A boat trip to SKELLIG ISLANDS, a Unesco World Heritage site, is a must! Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 218m above sea level and on the summit of this awe-inspiring rock you will find perfectly preserved beehive huts, part of a 6th century monastic settlement. On the spectacular Small Skellig 23,000 pairs of gannets nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world.

Kerry is a paradise for walkers. Stroll along the beautiful beaches and dunes of Derrynane or venture up into the hills and follow the well signed 'Kerry Way'.

40 minutes drive east along the north coast of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary, is the picturesque town of KENMARE, well-known for its varied and tempting shops and teeming with excellent bars and restaurants ... a popular choice for the ladies, especially on Wednesdays when there is a lively market all year round selling everything from crafts and jewellery to a mouth-watering selection of cheeses, pates and other home-made delicacies!

Drive south from Kenmare over spectacular mountain passes, to explore the Beara Peninsula which has so much to offer visitors, from the imposing stately home, BANTRY HOUSE, the SCULPTURE PARK and a selection of beautiful gardens ...

The one hour drive to KILLARNEY is probably the most scenic in Ireland - a winding road with magnificent views over its famous lakes and mountains. The town itself has become overly popular, teeming with tourists, huge hotels and souvenir shops, however it's well worth visiting Muckross House and Gardens and the 15th century Muckross Abbey on the lakes shortly before Killarney.

Wherever you are in Kerry you will find excellent and varied restaurants offering delicious seafood & quality local produce. The convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub is legendary and most serve great value home-cooked food. The whole family can be assured of a very warm welcome. Kerry people are known for their wit... you will be drawn into conversation with the locals .... so enjoy making new friends, the 'craic' (fun) & stories ..and more stories!! Don't forget to catch a live music session one evening!

GOLF: Pier Cottage makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. Use your own transport or a local minibus can be arranged to take you to any of the following courses – check their websites for details:

Within 25 mins drive – WATERVILLE – www.watervillegolflinks.ie – magnificent links course (always rated one of the top 10 in Ireland) – a must for serious golfers. SKELLIG BAY - www.skelligbay.com – a fairly new challenging course with breathtaking views over sea and lake – reasonable green fees. PARKNASILLA – www.parknasillahotel.ie - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
5 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,104
 
 
Mid Season High
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,709
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,104
 
 
Mid Season Low
11 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$223
A$1,315
 
 
Mid Season High
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$285
A$1,709
 
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,367
 
 
Mid Season High
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$285
A$1,709
 
 
Mid Season Low
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$223
A$1,315
 
 
Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,104
 
 
Mid Season High
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,709
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$197
A$1,183
 
 
Mid Season High
17 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$309
A$1,841
 
 
Mid Season Low
14 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$125
A$736
 
 
Mid Season High
5 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$151
A$894
 
 
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$894
 
 
Mid Season High
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$151
A$894
 
 
MId Season Low
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$125
A$736
 
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$105
A$631
 
 
Mid Season High
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$151
A$894
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$197
A$1,183
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 9.0%

The above rates include all bed linen, towels, electricity and fuel for open fire
The cottage is booked at the time of receipt a deposit of 25% of the rental.... the balance of rent is due six weeks before arrival. Please use owners website : www.westcove.ie

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for Pier Cottage (whole property) in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathrooms 1, 2 and 3 are in the' West End' and bathroom 4 is in the 'East End'
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 are in the 'West End' and 4 and 5 in the 'East End' There are washbasins in bedrooms 1 and 2. All bedrooms are small but comfortable and face south with panoramic sea views
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note: The above details apply to Pier Cottage when both the East End and West End are rented as one (interconnecting through the main utility room). There are living facilities ie kitchen, dining and lounge areas in both ends (but can be rearranged to suit different parties). Some like eating in one end and relaxing in the other and some - especially when mixed generations are sharing - like the option of having the two separate living areas. This makes the accommodation very flexible.