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Exceptional traditional stone country farmhouse Free Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom country cottage

Doon Cottage is an exceptional traditional stone country farmhouse, in a rural setting of approx. 5 acres of mature, sheltered & attractive gardens; offering the very best in peaceful tranquillity at the end of a small country road. It offers magnificent views across Kenmare Bay to the Caha Mountains, close to the 'Kerry Way' which is a walkers’ paradise, with hill and woodland walks to explore the Kerry countryside.

Booking conditions: 25 per cent deposit on booking and balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made by bank transfer or by credit card with online booking.

More Details

Tim Foley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had an excellent week in this charming cottage. Premier experience of Ireland. Very comfortable house with 2 adorable "Donkey's"
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Kerry in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Linen and towels supplied. Electric blankets for those chilly nights.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
The house has been tastefully restored to a high standard to combine character and charm with modern comforts.Sitting room with TV/DVD & open fireplace, free wifi,separate dining room also with open fire, kitchen with dish-washer, utility with washing machine/dryer, separate WC. Stairs to 2 bedrooms one with double bed and one with 2 single beds, duvets and bathroom with bath, WC and separate shower. Oil fired central heating. Pets considered by request. Linen and towels supplied. Oil and electricity charged extra by meter read at cost price. Offers garden furniture and barbecue for the long summer evenings. Use of 3 bicycles free to guests.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Exceptional traditional stone country farmhouse Free Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Charming house

  • 5 of 5

We booked because it looked like the charming cottage of the pictures and it did not disappoint. While it had some old world charm none of those things distracted from our stay. The positives: washer and dryer, dish washer, tv with cable channels, small fridge and dishes/ utensils. Separately the front yard is a great place and on the two sunny days we had while we were there, it rained most of our stay, the kids played happily out there. I wish my yard at home was that nicely set up for kids to play. The donkeys were a highlight of our visit and my kids loved feeding them a carrot every morning that we bought solely for this purpose. One didn't always want to great us, but the two were always waiting when we came out.

The negatives for information only, but they would not stop me from booking here again: only a tv downstairs, it is freezing at night and the title floors especially. They did have heating blankets in the bed which we used and helped tremendously. The dryer was in the barn so I never used it because I didn't want to venture out in the rain. We utilized the dryer rack. The shower pressure was almost non existent. That was the biggest negative but the bath worked great so I utilized that more then the shower.

Check in and out was super easy and Tim Foley happily answered my questions as a month before our trip my husband broke his leg. He even offered us another property that would be more accessible, but the fireplace and donkeys made us happy we stayed. My husband said it was worth once a day going up and down the stairs to be there because the atmosphere was so perfect. His brother who checked us in was also very nice and recommended The Blue Bull for dinner in Sneem which we loved enough we went twice.

We based ourselves here for a week and drove to different areas like the ring (of course), down to Cohn, up to Limerick and around and found it a nice base for our week. If you want to stay under two hour drives then I would recommend basing yourself here for three or four days and then moving north or south.It is closer (10 minute drive) to Sneem then Kenmare (20 minutes) but it's highlighting feature is since it is off the Ring road the views, when clear, are amazing from the property.

If charm is what you are looking for then I recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Doon Cottage exceeded our expectations by a million miles! It is a wonderful and cozy place to stay, with amazing grounds and even more amazing scenery. A perfect location to explore the Ring of Kerry, and not too far from both Sneem and Kenmare. The donkeys were there every day to get their carrots, and both Pat and Tim were fantastic in helping us to get the logs for the fire. This is a highly recommended place to stay and we will be back again as we simply could not get enough of the place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A magical, wonderful trip to Ireland

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this beautiful cottage in mid-May. Although the weather wasn't the best, we enjoyed our time in Ireland and loved coming back each night to Doon Cottage. We would relax in front of the fire, and plan our activities for the next day. If you want to be away from it all, this is the right place to go. Kenmare is exactly what I pictured as a typical small Irish city and was not too far away. I highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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so beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Doon cottage. it was a perfect place from which to walk, visit some wonderful beaches, drive the Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island [ don't miss it!] or to just relax. The beds were comfortable, the rooms cozy and quaint but modern enough to be comfortable. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wolverhampton England

Our first visit to Ireland

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage in idyllic setting with everything you need for a perfect holiday.We thoroughly enjoyed our week here.The surrounding scenery is absolutely stunning.Killarny National Park awesome!We found beautiful beaches,lively bars,great food, friendly people.All in all a perfect week.We would definitely like to come again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States

Surpassed all expectations -- Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The charm of Doon Cottage made this our best vacation in the last several years. All the amenities made our two week stay perfect. Washer / dryer, dishwasher, well-stocked kitchen, and a thoughtful supply of books and puzzles made it seem like home. Quiet, charming, and beautifully decorated, the cottage was a perfect place to come back to after exploring Southwest Ireland. One of the worst moments of our vacation was having to leave. The two donkeys greeted us each morning, rain or shine. (We supplied plenty of carrots). Located in a quiet, rural setting, Doon Cottage is the perfect place to get away from the typical tourist attractions. We have vowed to visit Doon Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Located 10 miles from Kenmare, 7 miles from Sneem, 3/4 of a mile from the sea & 5 miles from a safe sandy/pebble beach. Ideal base for touring Ring of Kerry, Killarney’s lakes & national park, Dingle & Beara peninsulas, Glengarrif and Bantry. Kenmare town offers a great variety of galleries, craft shops, gourmet restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs, two 18 hole golf courses, horse riding, sea excursions and fishing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Oil and electricity by meter read.
Arrival time after 4 pm.
Departure time before 10 am.

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Portable wifi hotspot

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