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Amazing Home On The Dingle Peninsula With Sea & Mountain Views, Heaven On Earth!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious 2 Bedroom- 2 bathrooms cottage overlooking beaches, ocean and valley

This idyllic, 100-year-old traditional railway cottage sits 400ft above sea level with panoramic views of Tralee Bay and the patch work quilted valley of Gleann Na Gealt. The house originally belonged to the The Tralee and Dingle Light Railway, a narrow gauge railway which ran between Tralee and Dingle until its closure in 1953 and was home to the Driscoll sisters who acted as gate keepers for the railway.

The house was purchased by my father in 1957, he has sadly passed on and now the house belongs to myself and my two brothers. In 2013, we completely renovated and refurbished the cottage with loving care and attention, combining character with modern comforts - flat screen TV, solid fuel stove and oak wood flooring. The house consists of relaxing open-plan

sitting room, kitchen area. Two bedrooms (one double and two singles, which can be made in to a double) and two bathrooms.

Easy access to the Dingle Way walking trail (2 minutes), miles of golden beaches (5 minutes), village with pubs & restaurant (5 minutes).

Very private, Very peaceful, Very special.

Railway Cottage

Scrallaghbeg,

Camp,

Co. Kerry

V92 T2P9

More Details

Owner
Brendan Kennelly
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Brendan Kennelly

My parents purchased the Railway Cottage in 1957 and we spent our summers in Camp, walking through the valley down to the beach in the mornings and home again in the evenings, stopping in the corner shop for ice cream after a long day on the beach. We spent all our holidays there as children and have a very strong bond with the area.

Brendan Kennelly purchased this cottage in 1957

Why Brendan Kennelly chose County Kerry

My parents have passed on and the house is now owned by myself and my two brothers. In 2013, we completely renovated the cottage to make it a most relaxing home combining the character of a railway cottage with modern comforts. The walls are adorned with photographs of the original railway locomotives operating on the Dingle line and scenic views of the area taken by my father Padraig Kennelly who with his wife Joan were professional photographers for over sixty years.

I live in Camp myself now and I could not wish to live anywhere else in the world.

What makes this cottage unique

Waking up in the morning, with the valley and sea on one side of the property and the rolling Slieve Mish Mountains on the other side.

The sheep that are scattered over the patchwork quilt fields add a moving landscape to the scenic view.

The clouds, rainbows and sunsets add a magical flavour to the house as you gaze through the panoramic windows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are amazed... the cottage is beautiful! And not to mention that every

window you look out of is like a postcard! In just the short time we've

been here I can't get over how the scenery changes in the changing

light... just beautiful.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There are two bathrooms in the cottage. The main bathroom has an electric shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Two singles in a room over looking Tralee Bay
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed Bedroom 2 has two single beds that can be transferred in to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Christmas Vacation at the Railway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Railway Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. The views were vast and beautiful. Brendan met us at the designated spot and took us to the cottage. He gave us all the ins and outs and provided us with some nice things for breakfast including his homemade bread. The cookies and wine were much appreciated. The cottage was clean and comfortable and very welcoming. We enjoyed it all including the sunny weather!! The Railway Cottage will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, relaxing time at the Railway Cottage in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week-long stay at the Railway Cottage. Brendan met us personally and gifted us with some homemade Irish bread along with champagne and delicious chocolates in honor of our honeymoon. The cottage was very clean, cozy, and had all the amenities we needed. The views from the cottage to the surrounding countryside were breathtaking. It was our first time to Ireland, but definitely won't be our last. Thanks so much for the Irish hospitality! Hope to come back to visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view, Comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with one of our couple friends, traveled to Ireland for the first time at the end of August. We decided to stay on the dingle peninsula to hit up some of the main spots we were wanting to see. The pictures do not do this house justice. It's comfortable, cozy, well maintained and was a good home base while staying in Ireland. Below are a few of the highlights about this home away vacation home.

- Amazing view

- Spacious

- Most modern amenities provided (including GPS and local cell phone)

- Wifi hotspot not available during stay due to data plan at 100% before arrival for that month

- Owner very helpful and suggested very good spots to visit during stay along with many travel guides and maps

- Comfortable beds

- Would be helpful to have instructions for washing machine, dishwasher and stove (a bit different operation than in the states)

- All in all, house is great!! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit the southwest part of Ireland!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kimberly, Thanks for that, Good idea on the instructions for the Washing Machine, Dishwasher and Stove, I will get those made up. Look forward to seeing ye again in Kerry. Brendan
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5

Brilliant Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July. The property was just as described with stunning views a bright airy feel and several helpful holiday extras. It is really well situated for exploring the dingle peninsula with everything within a half hour drive. There are several local hostelries 5 minutes away which were all good.

The owner Brendan was a treasure trove of helpful local advice who can also bake a great loaf of bread which is left for guests to enjoy.

We would gladly come again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Irish Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

What a great little gem of a place this is! Our stay in Railway Cottage was fantastic, thanks in the main to Brendan's hospitality and great Irish generosity. On arrival in Tralee, Brendan met us in the town centre and took us to the cottage - about a 20 min drive - we weren't disappointed - the views are tremendous and the accommodation very comfortable and clean with gorgeous views from every window. Brendan had supplied milk, butter, teabags, coffee, eggs and home-made bread! There's plenty of music/reading material supplied to keep you entertained - when you're not admiring the wonderful views. There are four local pubs, two of which serve great food and there's a local Mace store about 5 mins drive away. Due to personal circumstances, we had to cut our visit short - we would have loved to have stayed longer as there's so much to see and do in the area. The Connor Pass is a must, as is a trip to Dingle and Slea Head. In all. A great stay in fab accommodation and wonderful surroundings. Thank you, Brendan!

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the house and the surroundings were beautiful but the reality was spectacular. The house was extremely clean and comfortable and we felt perfectly at home. Everyone we met was friendly and overly accommodating. This is the perfect location to stay and explore the all that the Dingle Peninsular has to offer. We only wished that we had more time. Thanks for a truly memorable vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Camp
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Cork
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Castlegregory
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Tralee
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Tralee
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Camp
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Camp

Camp, Co. Kerry on the Dingle Peninsula is a very special place. Miles of fantastic uncrowded beaches within a three minute drive of the Railway cottage. The Dingle Way walking trail, a scenic off road trail with magnificent views is just a few minutes away. Great historic places to visit from the Monks beehive huts in Dingle to the jaw dropping views of Connor Pass.

Great welcoming local Pub/Restaurants where you can enjoy local hospitality and music.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in County Kerry

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2017 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$804
 
 
Summer 18
12 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,206
AU$4,020
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$804
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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