Staigue Fort Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Superb self catering accomadation. Enjoy your meals sitting at the dining table in the large sunroom overlooking the sea. Both the kitchen and the sitting room have multi fuel burning stoves, perfect for relaxing beside with a good book and glass of wine. The kitchen, with its comfortable window seat, is well equipped with a great mix of cookery books. The sitting room has an excellent selection of books, DVDs and CDs. The upstairs bedroom has a kingsize bed and is wonderful for star gazing.There is an upstairs wc and ground floor bathroom.Both ground floor bedrooms have double beds and bunk beds. The cottage is spacious and bright. Built in the 1940s it is full of character and charm, refurbished tastefully in 2006 it is warm and welcoming.There are plenty of board games and playing cards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitestrand 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Farranfore Airport 98 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
- Stunning sea and mountain views
- Large enclosed garden with gas BBQ, outdoor furniture, playset, playhouse, organically grown herbs and salads
- Two multi fuel burning stoves, starter fuel pack included
- Excellent selection of books, DVDs,CDs, board games
- Beautifully furnished and decorated
- Welcome pack
- Childrens' wet suits and body boards available
|Further details outdoors|
The large enclosed garden is a childrens' paradise with a playset, playhouse, goalposts and meandering paths providing lots of opportunity for adventures. There is comfortable outdoor furniture to enjoy the magnificent views of the waves crashing in Kenmare Bay. The front porch provides a wonderful sun trap to enjoy your morning coffee surrounded by mountains with the occasional hare bounding past. During the summer months guests are welcome to pick any of the organically grown salads and herbs for their own use from the large vegetable garden. The surrounding landscape has proved inspirational to many artists and writers. This cottage is the ideal artist's retreat. If you wish an easel and canvas can be provided for your use. This cottage is a retreat from the frenetic demands of everyday and so we decided against having Wi-Fi, there is Wi-Fi availability locally if needs must.
The County Kerry region
Co. Kerry offers the visitor unrivalled natural beauty. Facing the Atlantic ocean parts of Kerry are unspoilt, a timeless land of enchantment and mystery.
Kerry features many white sandy beaches, rocky inlets and stunning pennisulas, with plenty of opportunities for water sports, golf, sea and game fishing, walking, cycling and boating tours.
Kerry has a fascinating history with ancient stone forts, standing stones, rock art, crumbling castles and historic houses.
Skelligs Michael, a day boat trip off the Kerry coast, is a UNESCO world heritage site, renowned for its rugged beauty and wildlife.
The beautiful town of Kenmare is a delight to visit with an abundance of craft shops, restaurants and pubs.
Valentia Island is well worth visiting, taking in the Skellig Ring and stopping off in the chocolate factory in St Finan's Bay, Ballinskelligs.
The nearby village of Castlecove is also known as An Siopa Dubh, which translates to The Black Shop, where there is small pub. Nearby is Staigue Fort House which has a visitor centre, B&B and pub. The village has a shop, garage, post office and church.
The Kerry Way passes through the area and is a great route for walking. At over 200km, it is one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trails. The walk passes through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in Ireland.
The nearby Staigue Fort is one of the largest and finest ring forts in Ireland. It at the back of a valley surrounded by an amphitheatre of rugged hills with fabulous open views to the Kenmare Bay to the south.
There are a number of beautiful, safe beaches in the area including White Strand and Glenbeg.
10km away is the village of Caherdaniel, home to Freddies bar and the Blind Piper pub and restaurant. Derrynane National Historic Park, ancestral home to Daniel O'Connell, is a must place to visit with beautiful woodland gardens, dune and beach walks. A trip to Derrynane harbour offers a great location for canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and swimming. The mass path to Bunavalla, which is part of the Kerry Way, is one of Ireland's nicest coastal walks.
20km to the east is the beautiful village of Sneem, which has a number of cafes, restaurants, shops and pubs on offer. During the summer months, watch out for festivals such as the Family festival, which includes the wife carrying race! Similarly, watch out for festivals in Waterville, such as the Charlie Chaplin festival in August.
Below is a summary list of activities available in the area;
1. Historical sites - Staigue Fort, Derrynane House, Lohar Fort, Cahergal Fort & Ballycarbery Castle
2. Unspoilt beaches at Whitestrand, Derrynane,, Rath, Glenbeg, Waterville, Caherciveen, Ballinskelligs, Kells and Rossbeigh
3. Horseriding in Caherdaniel & Blackwater
4. Sailing, canoing and windsurfing in Derrynane
5. Surfing at St. Finan's Bay and Rossbeigh
6. Golf Links and courses at Waterville & Parknasilla
7. Museums/visitor centres at Derrynane, Cill reilig and Portmagee.
8. Shore and deep sea angling in Atlantic Ocean from Sneem, Derrynane, Ballinskelligs, Portmagee, Valentia Island and Caherciveen.
9. Some of the clearest water for snorkelling and diving in Ireland.
10. Kerry Geopark Sneem, Caherdaniel, Castlecove, Derrynane.
11. Skellig Ring – Scenic Drive & Cycling Route.
12. Chocolate Factory & Workshops, St Finan’s Bay.
13. Skellig Michael Islands – UNESCO World Heritage Site
14. Art Galleries & Potteries: Caherdaniel, Sneem & Waterville, Parknasilla, Kenmare, Cill Reilig and Caherciveen,
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1 Mar 2014
"A Haven for Walkers"
Staigue Fort Cottage is a heavenly haven for walkers. Set deep in the heart of rustic Kerry it is surrounded by stunning countryside and panoramic views of the sea. Having encountered woodland, dale, … More
28 Feb 2014
"Delightful house in quiet surroundings in a charming part of the country."
For those who would like holiday accommodation which guarantees a restful stay, Staigue Cottage will fit the bill. The house is comfortable and tastefully furnished and fitted out, while the gardens are full of interest for adults and children alike. Where else will you find a holiday home which provide the heart lifting sight of live wild hares calling around to say hello, the setting is obviously rugged, and the impressive stone fort nearby is an abiding reminder that you are in a place which has an age old importance. Because the cottage is a little off the beaten track, transport would be desirable.
17 Mar 2013
We have stayed in this beautiful home on several occasions over the past few years with our growing family and each time have been broken hearted to leave. The cottage is a true home away from home wi… More
4 Feb 2013
"A lovely cottage in a beautiful location"
We loved Staigue Fort Cottage. It is a well equipped, family friendly house, with a lovely garden and in a fantastic (if slightly remote) location. The views were fantastic! Nearby, we particularly li… More
6 Aug 2012
"A Little Bit of Paradise in Kerry"
The cottage was amazing, we had a fabulous time in a great location with so much to do for both adults and children. The outdoor space is great for children with everything they need to explore and enjoy themselves. The views from the cottage are truly breathtaking and I have been recommending this cottage to everyone I know. We hope to return again soon! There is everything you would ever need in the cottage, every last thing has been thought of by the owners. The decor and overall presentation of the cottage is wonderful and has a lovely homely feeling.
4 May 2012
"Spacious family friendly house set in beautiful surroundings with stunning views"
This is a lovely traditional family house with a large safe kid friendly garden area. Its location is perfect for touring and exploring the Ring of Kerry and it is within easy reach of plenty of beautiful beaches. The house is practically on the Kerry Way so you are spoilt for choice when it comes to walks and the views are worth every minute of it. All in all if you just want to get away for some peace and quiet or you have an energtic family that need to be occupied this house has it all. I would have no hesitation in recommending it and we will definitly be back.
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