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

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


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



Co. Kerry

V92 T2P9

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Brendan Kennelly
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Amazing Home On The Dingle Peninsula With Sea & Mountain Views, Heaven On Earth!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Words cannot express the beauty of this place. The views are outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. From the moment we met Brendan at the cottage until we left we we're amazed at where we were. The place is immaculate and the views outstanding. Thank you Brendan for sharing your home, for all the goodies you left us and your patience. We couldn't have had a better stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maryann & Kevin, delighted ye had a good time, look forward to seeing ye in Kerry again, Regards Brendan
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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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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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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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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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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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in County Kerry

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 18
12 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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