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NEW - Cosy, traditional cottage, Quiet location between Dingle and KiIlarney

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in County Kerry - Wild Cherry Cottage

Wild Cherry Cottage has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps seven people

Wild Cherry Cottage is a completely original 19th century Irish cottage which has been lovingly and sympathetically renovated and completely restored in the last year or so. It comprises the original slate floors, wooden beams and original fireplace. It is situated in its own grounds of mixed shrubs, trees, lawn and woods, comprising just under an acre. It provides a perfect getaway from the noise and stress of modern city living, with birdsong abound. It also has a large enclosed garden and a section of woods where children can play happily and safely.

The cottage is located in a small hamlet on the lower slopes of the Slieve Mish mountains which provide the 'backbone' to the Dingle Peninsula. There are wonderful walks from the door of the cottage and there are views of Carrantoul, Ireland's highest mountain, and the Magillicuddy Reeks mountain range from the garden. However, civilization is not far away and Castlemaine,the local village, can provide a choice of four pubs, a restaurant and a few shops, a post office and a gym. Live music can be heard at the weekends. Killarney, the National Park and the Ring of Kerry is only 20 minutes drive away and Dingle town itself - a 35 min drive in the other direction - a perfect location for those who wish to experience both areas - and you Must!

The cottage itself exudes 'olde worlde' charm and has two large double bedrooms, one of which features a beautiful four poster bed that the owners had made whilst in Sri Lanka. The living room, with its large open fireplace, is a very cosy and comfortable place to spend the evenings and the conservatory is ideal for catching the morning sun and for eating in in the evening. A bright 'roomy' kitchen with a large rangemaster cooker , dishwasher and views over the garden completes the original part of the cottage. Next to that is the old attached stone 'cow shed' which has now been converted into two bathrooms and two further bedrooms. Both bathrooms have toilets and one boasts a bath whilst the other a shower.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nick Wynne-Morgan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Nick Wynne-Morgan

Anne and Nick live locally on the Dingle Peninsula and have done for nearly 15 years. We have brought up our seven children here and love to share the passion we have for the local area, sea, mountains and walking routes that we know and love. We love restoring old cottages and making them available again for other people to enjoy.

Nick Wynne-Morgan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Nick Wynne-Morgan chose Ireland

Wild Cherry Cottage is a ‘one off’ experience. It combines ‘history’ with the ‘present day’, offering an experience of staying in a traditional Irish farmhouse cottage whilst also enjoying all the comforts of modern day life. Its location allows easy access to most of Kerry’s best known attractions, being equidistant between the towns of Killarney and Dingle, and also the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Way. It is near where the Slieve Mish mountains meet the sea and both are no more than a five minute drive away (indeed you can walk up the Slieve Mish mountains from the cottage door).

What makes this cottage unique

There are not too many traditional Irish farmhouses left in Kerry, let alone one that is in fantastic shape and which has all the modern amenities that one would expect of a high quality rental cottage.

Wild Cherry Cottage is a real ‘one-off’!

The slate floors, old beams and pitched ceilings give the cottage an air or 19th century originality and authenticity whilst the large original open fireplace provides the cosy feel to the living room. Large bedrooms, one with a four poster bed, provide ample space for a large family group and the privacy and quietness offered by the large well maintained garden, with its mature trees, lawn and terrace creates a wonderful homely and private feel to the whole place. The cottage has been decorated so as to accentuate the original features as well as providing light and warmth. An additional south west facing conservatory , off the main living room, gives additional space for relaxation and as a possible dining area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a wonderful stay in your cottage and the area. We have seen so much and every day was exciting!

We'll come back - that's for sure!

Thank you for your help and tips about the area.
Nov 2016
  • 1 of 30


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

NEW - Cosy, traditional cottage, Quiet location between Dingle and KiIlarney
average rating of 4.5 based on 42 reviews

A true Kerry Cottage Experience

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Wild Cherry Cottage from October 15th to October 22nd in a group of four adults one teenager and three children. The property owner provided us with a map of how to locate the property which when read properly is spot on.

In general when you are privileged enough to have any holiday time in the Kingdom you tend to spend as much of your time out experiencing the local sights and locations which are there in an abundance.

While at the Cottage we spent 7 out of 8 nights dining in at the cottage preparing our own meals in the kitchen and enjoyed family time together.

There is a large stove in the sitting room and a wide selection of DVD's for the children to watch, our group ended up watching "Cheaper by the dozen 2" over and over.

While staying at Wild Cherry Cottage we managed to see Glenbeigh, Inch Beach, Portmagee, Dingle,Killarney, Sneem, Waterville, the cliffs overlooking Skelig Michael, Ross Castle, Muckross house and gardens, the Torc Waterfall, Molls Gap, the Conor Pass....the trip was very dramatic for one of our guests who had arrived from Denmark where the landscape is rather flat and featureless. We were blessed with good weather during our stay, I can only imagine it during a hot summer.

We set out to find the Kerry Cottage experience and we believe that this is what we found. The property is in a secluded private area off the beaten track on the Dingle Peninsula.

Each day we popped down to Inch beach for a long walk, there really is nothing like it. The property was presented as advertised, if the Kerry Cottage experience is what you are looking for then we feel that Wild Cherry Cottage lives up to that.

We would like to thank the property owner Nick for allowing us to stay in his Cottage and will pass on our recommendations to friends and family for future reference.

The only thing that I would warn any guest about is the Speed Camera Van that hides behind a wall in Faha doing it's best to shoot fish in a barrel. While driving in the area drive UNDER the speed limits as they will skin you alive given half a chance.

Note I publish www.thefinest.ie and the free monthly paper The Finest based in Tipperary. I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing businesses, restautrants etc. Thanks again Nick!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dirty, damp and run down - a terrible experience.

  • 1 of 5

We found this house to be nothing like the advert claims and is certainly not clean and cosy in my opinion. The house was disgustingly dirty and very cold, particularly at night. The table tops and counter tops were filthy, the couches have embedded dirt from years of use. The kitchen utensils and cutlery were all filthy. The oven was dirty inside. The microwave was unhygienically filthy, you couldn't even put food into it. The light fixtures were covered in dust. The bed sheets were full of hairs and were damp, I was worried about the kids getting sick sleeping in them. The radiator in one bedroom wasn't working. One of the kitchen chairs was falling apart. The doors of the kitchen presses were practically hanging off.

Signs in bathrooms mentioned contraception which I felt was extremely inappropriate for family rentals - I had to try to explain that one to my ten year old girl.

There was blood left in the bath. An electrical socket was hanging off the wall, and the electrical wire fittings behind it were exposed and rusted through (presumably from the deep level of dampness in the house) - a fundamental safety hazard. Particularly worrying when I had young children in the house wanting to charge tablets etc. The floors and mats had years of dirt engrained into them - we only felt comfortable wearing our shoes.

Overall, we had a terrible experience. We left a day early.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I ask that you have a look at the reviews either side of this man's review (and indeed at the other 41 reviews received for this lovely cottage) and judge for yourselves the accuracy of this guests' exaggerated comments. This cottage has never had less than a 4 star review and on many occasions been awarded 5 stars. This guest stayed at the cottage for two nights out of the three that he booked. He was clearly looking for a completely free holiday. I was very polite and courteous to him at all times and agreed that some parts of the cleaning were not done properly on this occasion. I apologized and offered to refund him for the night that he did not stay which he accepted (and which I did immediately). As soon as he banked the refund, he wrote this review. My wife and I had taken our first holiday for 8 months to celebrate her 60th birthday and had got a friend to prepare and clean the cottage whilst we were away for the week. I do not intend to respond to each and every one of the complaints that this guest has raised, as most were completely erroneous and/or heavily exaggerated. For those complaints that were in any way founded in truth, we have apologized and provided financial remuneration. We have also since fixed all of the small items that he identified as being broken (such as the chair spindle, a one cupboard hinge, neither of which were broken before we went on holiday). We take our role of hosts seriously. We have four very successful rental cottages, some of which we have been running for 6 years. We get fantastic reviews and feedback from our guests and are frankly shocked and disappointed by the spite and bitterness expressed by this guest. We had even allowed him and his family to enjoy a late check-out until midday , at his demand! Thankfully, our experience of guests such as this are extremely rare (indeed, this is the first one!). We ask that you take my comments into account when reading the above 'assassination attempt'. This is our livelihood, we always try and go the extra mile for our guests and we enjoy what we do. We frankly don't deserve inaccurate and exaggerated reviews such as this., whatever the reason he (or his wife) saw fit to write it.
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Wonderful Wild Cherry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a little over a week at wild cherry cottage and had the best time. The cottage is adorable, very clean and has everything you need to be more than comfortable. You really are away from it all, but its really convenient to many fun activities. Nick and Annie are wonderful hosts and gave us some wonderful suggestions for our time in Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Yes, Wild Cherry Cottage is certainly very well located to see all that is best about Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, in particular. It is close to many of the best beaches, views and attractions that keep visitors coming back to this part of Ireland, year after year. We had the pleasure of renovating this gorgeous old traditional cottage and there are not too many left remaining in such a beautiful condition. We are so happy to share it with others who appreciate the cozyness and homeliness of this type of historic family home and are happy to share with guests our knowledge of the best and sometimes secret parts of this beautiful part of the world.
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Beautifully restored cottage in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week holiday at Wild Cherry cottage which is in a great location on the Dingle peninsula. The cottage was cosy and full of character with plenty of space for us and our 3 children aged 3, 5 and 7. The garden was a great size and it was lovely to sit in the conservatory and enjoy the view. The cottage was well equipped with all the mod cons and had a lovely wood burning stove which we enjoyed lighting on some of the cooler evenings, despite it being July!

The location of the cottage is ideal for visiting Killarney, Tralee and of course Dingle which are all within a half an hours drive. Killarney and the surrounding area has so much to offer with the National park, Ross castle, the lakes of Killarney and Muckross house and gardens plus lots more. We enjoyed a cruise on the lakes and the traditional farm in Muckross house is also well worth a visit. Tralee and the beaches in nearby Camp are also worth visiting. After 2 weeks we only managed to see a handful of whats on offer in this truly beautiful part of south west Ireland and we will definitely be back! Wild Cherry cottage is the ideal base for visiting all that's on offer and Nick and Anne were such welcoming and helpful hosts. We would definitely recommend the cottage as a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location of Wild Cherry Cottage is certainly one of its many plus points, avoiding driving long distances between Kerry's two most popular destinations - Killarney and Dingle (being bang in the middle of the two. Near to beaches, mountains, shops, castles and historical attractions, there is always plenty to do, whatever the weather decides to throw at us. This traditional cottage has been refurbished so as to highlight the beauty of the Irish cottage architecture but to also add modern comforts and a real sense of cosiness. We are so glad that our guests appreciate the cottage, the garden and the nearby countryside as much as we do!
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Traditional cottage in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Wild cherry cottage is much more spacious than I had expected, with a large, private garden, huge, comfortable beds, sunny conservatory and roomy, well equipped kitchen with a gas/electric range which meant we rarely went out for meals as it was such fun cooking at home. The wood burning stove in the living room was also tempting to sit by in the evening. It was in an ideal setting for exploring the Dingle peninsular, close enough to drive to Inch beach, (which had a surfing school) for lunch at Sammys, or a bit further to Dingle, but also very close to Castlemaine for supplies or supper or take away meal from Knightlys (with WiFi if you have to). We noticed many petrol stations around had good grocery shops too. Walks along the Dingle way or Kerry way are only a short drive away and the scenery is stunning. There are several places to eat out, including a vegetarian place only a mile or so away. Anne and Nick were extremely helpful during our lovely holiday and I really hope we will coming here to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful and very comfortable cottege Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay at Wild Cherry Cottage was wonderful. It was very clean and plenty of room for 3 couples. It was near a lot of the sights we wanted to see.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much! That about says it all! Large, yet cozy, Traditional, yet clean and close to all of the best scenery and attractions that Kerry has to offer
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Kerry airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Knightleys, Murphy's or The Anvil
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Tarbert (to Clare)
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Killorglin Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Farranfore or Killarney
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Killarney to Cork
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Knightleys in Castlemaine
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Wild Cherry Cottage is located in its own fully enclosed garden & grounds, in a quiet rural area and yet just 2kms from Castlemaine with its shops, pubs, small leisure centre and petrol stations. It nestles at the foot of the Slieve Mish mountains and there are views of Carrantoul (Ireland's highest mountain) from the garden.

It is ideally located to access the many beaches, leisure opportunities and tourist attractions of the Dingle Peninsula as well as the scenic beauty of Killarney, the lakes. and the 'Ring of Kerry' and Kerry Way. The county town of Tralee provides an opportunity for good shopping and boasts the Aquadome, a large indoor play centre, and the Kerry County Museum for those rainy days. For those interested in history and archaeology, the Dingle peninsular provides many neolithic sites and places of interest. The Dingle Way , a 120 mile way marked route, passes just a few miles from the cottage and you can walk the Slieve Mish mountains from the cottage front door! The charm, small craft shops, and great atmosphere of Dingle Town is a must to experience, as is the Slea Head Drive and the Blasket Islands. Castlegregory and the Maharees are also just a few miles away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, County Kerry

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Winter '16
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas ' 16
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year ' 17
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low '17
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Mid '17
11 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid '17
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid premium + '17
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer '17
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High '17
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak '17
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End of Peak '17
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn '17
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Premium '17
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Winter '17
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas '17
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year '18
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

Hot water and central heating is via an oil-fired boiler. This is chargeable at cost price (3 euros per unit - average usage of 5-6 euros per day). Electricity is included within the rental price, as is the provision of Bed Linen and Towels. There are no additional cleaning costs, with the exception of those guests wishing to bring dogs (chargeable at 30 euros per dog).

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are two separate bathrooms. One has a full size bath, WC and wash hand basin whilst the other one has a large shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Both are accessed separately from the main hallway and are close to two of the three bedrooms,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , NB. The extra large bed is a hand carved four poster bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • There are three bedrooms in the main farmhouse. The largest bedroom can sleep three people in two beds (one being a large 1.8m wide bed and the other a single bed).This bedroom is double aspect and overlooks both the lovely garden and the private driveway. The second bedroom has the benefit of a large 6' wide hand carved four poster bed, made in Sri Lanka. It again has a double aspect with windows having views over the garden and driveway and receiving direct sunlight in the mornings and evenings. The third bedroom is the smallest and ideally suited for children. It also has a double bed and is adjacent to the main bedroom and bathrooms,.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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