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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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(16 traveller reviews)

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Family & Pet Friendly House Situated On A Working Hillside Sheep Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Boston, MA

Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is situated on a beautiful hillside overlooking Valentia and the village of Cahersiveen. Even the beautiful photos on the site do not do the view justice. We spent far more time than we planned just sitting in the back room with a book in our laps listening to the sheep and gazing out across the mountains and the river.

The hiking trail to the top of the hill behind the house afforded another (and different) view, out over Dingle Bay. Our children loved to roam up there, look for the fairy houses and picnic at the tables placed along the trail.

The cottage itself is very comfortable and quite large. It was more than enough space for our family of six. We had everything we needed to cook meals. Laundry in the house meant that we left after two weeks with clean clothes for the next leg of our journey.

Cahersiveen was a lovely little village, quite underrated I think now having spent so much time there and having visited many of the more touted villages (Dingle, Kenmare, Adare) during our trip. We worried that being so far off into the southwest would be limiting but it was just the opposite. We found that we had everything we needed and more. A good selection of pubs in town, various restaurants (Chinese, Curry, Pizza in the Oratory, etc.), two convenient shops for groceries, etc.

Mike and Gillian were very welcoming and great to do business with.

When we come back to Ireland, we will book this cottage. You should, too!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe & Sam Thanks so much for your lovely review. You were fabulous guests are we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Gillian & Mike
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Phoenix Az

Fantastic family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The location and comfort of this home exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed watching the sheep and cows in the fields with the picturesque background of the town of Cahersiveen, Medieval ruins, and the water. The house was clean, the kitchen is spacious, the beds were comfortable, and we loved the sunny dining and sitting rooms. The owners were friendly, accommodating, and respected our privacy. It was our first trip to Ireland and the location allowed us many activities, including a fantastic visit to Skellig Michael island (book early!) and hiking and outings to the Kerry Cliffs, Killarny National Park, and Dingle.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Ireland from Aug. 23 to Aug. 30! This house was nestled in an absolutely beautiful setting overlooking rolling hills of sheep pasture with the ocean and mountains as a back drop! The scenic overlook on the property is a must see at sunrise and sunset! The house itself was cozy, very clean, and had a well equipped kitchen. All amenities that we needed for our stay were readily available.

Gillian was very helpful with answering questions I had before our trip and our hosts were very friendly and gracious during our stay as well. The property is very well located for spending time in the quaint little town of Cahersiveen as well as driving the Ring of Kerry, day trips to Dingle, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher, and taking a boat trip to the Skelligs. Loved our vacation and would definitely recommend this property and the Wild Atlantic Way to anyone planning a trip to The Emerald Isle!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fabulous Kerry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had the privilege of spending our vacation at this wonderful cottage. To start, the views are unbelievable. There are sweeping views of the countryside, complete with fields, ocean, flowers, sheep, ancient castles- you name, it's there. It's the perfect way to start and end your days in Ireland.

The cottage itself couldn't be more cozy. If you aren't comfortable here, the fault is yours. The furnishings were perfect. The kitchen had everything you needed to put some lovely meals together. It was perfect not to have to race out after breakfast first thing in the morning. The bedrooms were comfy as well. We slept like babies! And after a day of hiking, the shower was a piping hot respite.

Gillian and Mike could not have been more welcoming!My only regret is that Ireland is not closer to New York. I'd spend all my vacations here.

If it's a beautiful, quiet, cozy place you are looking for, this is the perfect cottage for you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dee & Patrick We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage so much and you were the perfect guests and would be most welcome to our house anytime. We know Cahersiveen is a beautiful Spot to live in and we are delighted to be able to accommodate people to come and enjoy our beautiful views and surroundings. Thanks again Gillian & Mike
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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: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Greenwich, RI, USA

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: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £133.93

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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