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Large family friendly cottage, great wifi, 500 meters from beach, bar & resto!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cois Farraige - Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

This welcoming detached cottage is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful seaside village of Ballinskelligs in County Kerry on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' touring route. The home is available for holiday rental and extended periods also. The area has also recently been awarded the 'Gold Tier International Dark Sky Award' so it is the perfect location for gazing at those stars! If you are a fan of ‘Star Wars’ you can visit the UNESCO site of The Skelligs Rocks also the Irish location featured in Star Wars The Force Awakens!

'Cois Farraige' offers a solid wood kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a traditional open fire and electric fire. Ideal for you and the rest of your party to relax over a glass of wine whilst the cosy open fire warms you up after a busy day exploring this wonderful area. 'Cois Farraige' also has five bedrooms consisting of two ground floor bedrooms with separate wc, three first floor bedrooms, as well as two main bathrooms. Outside, this Ballinskelligs cottage has off road parking for six cars and a fully enclosed front garden, where you can dine alfresco or BBQ as the children play, whilst you plan tomorrow’s adventure in this wonderful part of Ireland or just gaze at the stars! A shop and bar & restaurant (with live traditional music); Post Office and beach side café are all within easy walking distance plus there are many activities in the area including horse-riding, hiking, cycling, surfing, swimming, water sports, boat trips, scenic drives, or you may wish to spend the day relaxing on the sandy blue flag beach. There are a number of attractions in the area such as The Skellig Rocks (where Star Wars was filmed!), The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, The Skellig Chocolate Factory (a must see!), Portmagee, Valantia Island, the Dingle Peninsula and the stunning Ring of Kerry. This delightful Ballinskelligs cottage is an ideal base for families and a group of friends who wish to visit and explore County Kerry and beyond!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderfully welcoming home with all we needed and more. Enjoyed our daily dander down the beautiful 'loanen' (Northern Irish for 'wee road' : ) ) to the fantastic beach. Beach cafe superb-very friendly folks especially Barbara. Our teenagers had a great time kayaking in the bay. Interesting places to visit with breathtaking scenery around every corner! Thanks you Mary & Helen for everything! Homesick already for Kerry & especially Ballinskelligs!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ballinskelligs in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fresh linen and towels are included in the rental rate Cot & highchair available Oil & electricity are meter read & payable on departure Refundable breakage bond required Property consists of 5 bedrooms but maximum occupancy allowed is 8 people. Discount offered for 1 couple occupancy and longer stays Free WiFi throughout home


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Large family friendly cottage, great wifi, 500 meters from beach, bar & resto!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Maison très bien située, prêt d'une plage abritée des vents dominants. L'équipement est complet, si ce n'est le sèche-linge qui peut être utile en Irlande...Excellent accueil et disponibilité de la personne nous recevant.Un beau séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Less than 2 blocks from the beach! Shopping and great pubs only a 15 min drive. Easy to make day trips to most all the tourist attractions. This lovely home has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths! The internet service is GREAT for those of you that have to work on your holiday. Also great for streaming Netflix. The kitchen has virtually any tool a cook might need. Helen & Mary are delightful to work with. They are helpful every step of the way. I stayed 6 weeks with several friends joining me at different times. Everyone was well pleased. I hope you get to enjoy this piece of heaven too!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a spacious property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of room for us, with 4 teenagers in tow. There is a café and a pub nearby, and of course a lovely beach (ideal for small children as there is lots of sand and the water is not deep) . We enjoyed our trips out around the Iveragh peninsula, it is spectacular, and we also enjoyed many stay at home days. There was enough to do without feeling we had to be out and about all the time, for us just reading a book and enjoying the view was great. If you aren't too bothered by typical Irish weather, then I recommend this place to anyone, the house would suit either a large family or 2 smaller families. We loved it

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable spatious house in an out-of-the way village on a quiet beach.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house in a quiet setting with good views. The house had everything we needed and the location was fabulous with a very long beach and a little castle you could walk out to. The house is not quite as close to the beach as the cover picture suggests - it was a 10 min stroll down a narrow road, but there was a great cafe at the beach so we were good to make the trip back (uphill). There are a lot of things to explore nearby, we especially enjoyed exploring Valentia Island and Portmagee. Downside was that it took a long time to get off the Inveragh peninsula. We made the trip out to the Dingle peninsula, but it was a long day and we felt rushed.

The rent does not include electricity and heating and we were a little surprised by how much it cost - we had to pay 46 Euro cash after a 5 night stay in June. Still we still felt it was a very reasonable rental overall.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house at great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Helen's house for 1 week in may 2017. What a lovely place. The house is fully equiped and is at a great location. We explored the magic area and fell in love with Ireland. Amazing views from impressive cliffs, an emerald sea, a landscape covered in blooming bushes and lazy, grazing sheep. Nice, helpfull people with a great sense of humour, great food and endless winding roads leading to magic places. When skies are clear, the starry nights are overwhelming. Thanks Helen and Mary. We hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Gerda, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at 'Cois Farraige' - it sounds like you made the most of your holiday in Ballinskelligs! Yes, the stars are absolutely amazing aren't they - we are situated in the International Dark Sky Reserve and we are so fortunate to be surrounded by such natural beauty-we are delighted that you & your family made the most of your Irish holiday with us-hopefully we can welcome you all back in the very near future! Thanks again! : )
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Fantastic property, stunning setting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Cois Farraige fabulous home from home, spacious, clean and welcoming. The area and beach are stunning and within walking distance. Walks galore and everyone was so friendly. Ireland and Ballinskelligs is definately a place we shall return to. Thanks for letting us your beautiful holiday home we are so grateful we have experienced such a beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and the 5 stars! We are delighted that you enjoyed 'Cois Farraige' and the local area-we are looking forward to welcoming you all back very soon! : )
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Choice of Shannon or Cork with Kerry airport only
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cable O' Learys Bar & Restaurant, Ballinskelligs
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Cork Ferry Terminal or Rosslare Harbour
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Waterville Golf Links
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Killarney Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cable O'Leary's Bar & Restaurant, Ballinskelligs
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

There are a number of attractions in the area such as The Skellig Rocks, The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, The Skellig Chocolate Factory (a must see!), Valantia Island, the Dingle Peninsula and the stunning Ring of Kerry. This delightful Ballinskelligs cottage is an ideal base for families and a group of friends who wish to visit and explore County Kerry and beyond.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134.68

Price includes fresh linen and towels
Reductions available for couples-please enquire
Deposit required to secure rental with balance payable 4 weeks before holiday
Refundable breakage deposit required
Property must be left in an acceptable condition or cleaning will be deducted
Oil heating & electricity are meter read and payable in cash at end of stay so guest only pays for what they use
Extended stays & long term rental rates available, please enquire directly

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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