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Family & Pet Friendly House Situated On A Working Hillside Sheep Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage With Breathtaking Views Of The Atlantic Ocean

A newly renovated cottage, 2 double bedrooms and a twin room and 2 bathrooms . A cosy sitting room with a wood burning stove and natural beams exposed in the ceiling. Highlight would have to be the conservatory with its breathtaking views of Valentia Island and the river Fertha. The tarmac courtyard is safe fro small children to play/cycle. There is an outdoor built in barbecue with outdoor garden furniture for all the family to enjoy the long summer evenings. there is ample parking for cars.

Gillian O'Connor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Kerry in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Family & Pet Friendly House Situated On A Working Hillside Sheep Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic views and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for exploring for a week, Gillian and Michael were very helpful and friendly. Can t wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed an extended stay in this wonderful home. Mike and Gillian are great hosts. They know the area well and share their knowledge to ensure your stay is grand. Within walking distance you will find a castle and two stone forts. This home makes for a welcome retreat after a day taking in the sites and attractions so richly abundant in the area. An extended stay affords time to take things in at your own pace. No need to hustle, bustle, and scurry about. Wonderful day hikes, drives, and beaches to stroll. The house is equipped with everything you need from A to Z. Wonderful sunsets. Taking in the view from the conservatory is perfection at any time of the day. We are very happy we found this wonderful home for our extended stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly with Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a weeks stay at Gillian's house. My husband and I were traveling with two senior parents and two young children. We found the house very child friendly and it certainly suited all of our needs. Gillian was more than accommodating to us. Overall, a wonderful rental and we certainly would stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with astonishing views!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful home in Cahirciveen for a week. I woke up each morning and went down to the kitchen just to see the view of the water and the green sloping hills of Cahirciveen. The owners are really friendly and helpful and the location is very convenient to any part of the Ring of Kerry -- and for me, the great bonus is I wasn't in a tourist trap, but in an actual home on a sheep farm, with a beach and historical sites all around me.

I encourage anyone visiting south Kerry to stay in the O'Connor's home. It is spacious, affordable, has everything you need to have a relaxing vacation, and is located in a truly beautiful spot. The pictures don't do the view justice!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A summer of breath-taking beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mike and Gillian O'Connor's cottage was a dream come true. We spent ten weeks in what felt like a fairytale, and we could not have been more pleased. The cottage itself was fully-equipped. We made many meals in the stocked kitchen...overlooking the incredible views of River Fertha, the bay surrounding Valentia, and the wild, open sea. The peat-burning fire made every evening cozy and inviting. I had to stay current with work, and the O'Connor's made sure I was well-connected to WiFi.

The O'Connor's--what a lovely family! Gillian and Mike, along with their amazing boys, made us feel most welcome. Their hospitality was unceasing, and by the end of our stay, we consider them "Irish family." Our two little girls enjoyed learning about the O'Connor's sheep, and even helping Buster the sheepdog herd them into the right fields. The location was phenomenal. We were within a few minutes walk of two ring forts, Ballycarbury Castle, and two beaches. The town of Caherciveen had all we needed. It was a perfect home base for exploring much of the Western coast of Kerry. The beauty we were exposed to on a daily basis was unreal...the glory of the landscape, the wildness of creation around us, and the loveliness of the O'Connors and many others we had the pleasure of knowing during our stay. We would highly recommend the O'Connor's cottage for anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We do hope you will be back to stay with us again. Regards Gillian & Mike
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Great cottage in outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a blissful Christmas and New Year in this tastefully furnished, superbly located cottage. Gillian and Mike were perfect hosts and it was fantastic to arrive to a lit fire and welcoming goodies, plus festive decorations to get us in the mood. The view from the cottage is stunning - in 20 years of holidaying in Ireland it was definitely the best view from a breakfast table we've ever had, and the sunrises and sunsets were amazing (though great luck with the weather helped!) Caherciveen offers everything a visitor could want, from its dozen or more pubs to a host of independent shops - including Quinlans, selling delicious fish fresh from the boat. There are good restaurants (we particularly liked the Skellig Rock) and even an excellent Chinese takeaway. The antiquities dotted all over the peninsula and the breathtaking views around every corner make this bit of Kerry pure heaven. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Mike Murts, Cahirciveen
Nearest Ferry
147 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
62 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Q.C's , Camo's,
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
White Strand (Blue Flag Beach)
Car: necessary

Donie's Cottage is a newly renovated 1960's 3 bedroomed country cottage. It is situated in the middle of a working hillside sheep farm. It boasts breathtaking scenic views of local historic features, such as, Ballycarberry Castle, Cahergall and Leacanabuaile stone forts. We are situated in the epicentre of the newly established Dark Sky Reserve, the only one in the Northern hemisphere. We are also 3km from the town of Cahirciveen which is on the well established Ring of Kerry tourist route. Cahirciveen is also part of the newly established Wild Atlantic Way.

We are 15Km from the picturesque village of Portmagee where there are daily boat trips to the must see Early Christian monastic settlements The Skellig Rocks. The Magillicuddy Reeks, Irelands highest mountain range, are 30 km from Cahirciveen for any mountaineering enthusiasts.

For golf enthusiasts we have Waterville championship golf links 15km and also Dooks golf club is situated 20 km from Cahirciveen.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High summer
16 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.82
Damage Deposit £136.9

Extra charge for electricity and oil heating

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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