Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Nestling in one of the most scenic areas of Kerry you can enjoy the ultimate relaxing holiday in Feirm Cottage. Its central location is perfect to take advantage of the many attractions its surroundings has to offer. Just off Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way it is an ideal base for sightseeing the Rings of Kerry and Beara, the Dingle peninsula, and on your return after your days exploration chill out in the cosy sitting room in front of the stove.
Alternatively you may stop off at the local Blackwater Tavern where you can enjoy the warm hospitality, conversation, and good Guinness on offer. Here also you can enjoy traditional music and dance at the weekends.
You can enjoy quiet walks with magic at every turn in the lanes or on the Kerry Way developed walking trails. You will find the cows on the working farm, which also has its own herd of purebred Kerry Cattle, good company showing their inquisitiveness as they interrupt their grazing to check you out. Experience here the silence and calm of pure nature.
It is a safe and interesting environment for children.
Pets are welcome.
Suitable for somebody with limited mobility.
In the words of someone who had the privilege to experience all of this '' time just slipped away''.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castlecove 22 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry 48 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 32 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|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Upstairs 2 bedrooms, 1double, 1 twin, a shower and toilet,
Downstairs a twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom to include a low level power shower,
Sittingroom with a wood/peat burning stove.
Kitchen cum dining.
A safe and interesting environment for children.
|Further details outdoors|
Safe for children.
Electricity and oil used for heating are an extra charge and are meter read at the end of the stay.
The County Kerry region
County Kerry also known as The Kingdom is the closest thing to 'Heaven on Earth'. Helped by a temperate climate, even the Winters are mild, it is a striking panorama of rugged coastline, mountainous landscapes including Ireland's highest mountain range ' The Magillicuddy Reeks', sandy beaches,fauna and sub-tropical flora.
It has all the necessary elements for a wonderful and memorable holiday experience. It is rich in archeological treasures and boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a number of National Parks.
It is a haven for giving children 'some close to nature experiences', writers,artists,musicians, botanists, watersport enthuasists,walkers, anglers, golfers, cyclists.
It's people are genuinely warm, friendly and hospitable.
Feirm Cottage lying between the towns of Kenmare and Sneem is at the doorstep of Killarney National Park where in 2007, 15 White Tailed Eagles were reintroduced. The Park is one of the worlds most scenic locations with its renowned Ladies View, Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional farms, Ross Castle, magical lakes, waterfall, woodland and pasture walks, traditional horse drawn jaunting cars. There is a wealth of other activities one can enjoy.
The walking lover has a choice of climbing Ireland's highest mountain Carrantouhill on the Macgillicuddy Reeks,taking the Kerry Way walking trail accessed 4kilometers from the cottage or some of the many other local trails.
The visitors view of Ireland is very often encaptured in the Ring of Kerry, just 4 Kilometers from Feirm Cottage and its hidden gem the Skellig Ring with their dramatic coastlines, spectacular scenery, colourful towns and villages and ancient heritage sights. Similarly the Rings of Beara and Dingle. The central location of Feirm Cottage make it an ideal base for these sightseeing trips.
Golfers can choose between the championship courses of Killarney, Ring of Kerry and Waterville or a number of other local courses.
Children and adults will love Kenmare's Seafari eco nature Cruise, a trip to Gleninchiquinn Nature Park or Bonane Heritage Park.
They have a choice of Salmon and Seatrout fishing in the Blackwater River, Trout in two conveniently located managed lakes or shore fishing off the rocks. Permits available at the local Blackwater Tavern shop
Other local attractions:
Excellent riding stables, bicycle hire, boat trips to the UNESCO Skellig Islands Heritage Site where you will find the worlds second highest population of Gannets.
The award winning and picturesque towns of Kenmare 12 miles, Killarney 20 & Sneem village 8 offer a choice of excellent restaurants, pubs & shops.
Sneem has a family fun festival in July.
Finally your host will be delighted to give you any help or advice you need on any aspect of your holiday.
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27 Oct 2013
"Clean and cozy cottage in remote setting"
Josephine was very welcoming with fresh bread...and typical Irish hospitality. My son enjoyed stoking the fire and we enjoyed the views. If you want a place to get away from it all and have a good v… More
Thank you, we do appreciate you taking time to write a review of Feirm Cottage.
It is a pleasure for us to know that your stay was an enjoyable experience for all the family,matching peace and quite with convenient location for all that you wanted to do.
Thank you again, we hope you get a chance to make a return visit.
Josephine and the O'Neill Family.
21 Oct 2013
"Very cosy secluded cottage."
Really enjoyed our two night stay here. Cottage is in a great, secluded location. Very quiet. You need a car. Owner is friendly and helpful. Cottage is well equipped. Kitchen is lovely, with dishwash… More
We really do appreciate your review, thank you.
It was pleasing to know that you enjoyed your short break and found the cottage quiet and peaceful.
Sorry about the bugs!!and bath water,I will make sure to keep a check on both in future. Meanwhile we hope you get a chance to make a return visit now that you know where we are.
Josephine and the O'Neill Family.
15 Aug 2013
"Un adorable cottage au coeur du Kerry"
Ce cottage est idéalement situé au centre de la presqu'île du Kerry ce qui permet de profiter de la mer et de la montagne. Les chambres sont spacieuses, et la cuisine bien équipée. Il y a de… More
Votre opinion sur Feirm Cottage est très apprécié, merci. Nous sommes heureux de constater que vos commentaires mettent en lumière sa situation comme une destination idéale pour profiter de tout ce que Kerry a à offrir et que ses installations en font un choix idéal pour passer des vacances.
Joséphine et la famille O'Neill
Your review of Feirm Cottage is much appreciated, thank you. We are pleased to note that your comments highlight its location as an ideal destination to enjoy all that Kerry has to offer and also that it's facilities make it a suitable choice to spend a holiday.
Thank you again,
Josephine and the O'Neill Family
20 Jun 2013
"Authenticity with all the modern conveniences!"
What a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful old stone farmhouse! We highly recommend it. Our hostess, Josephine and her husband and family made us feel so very welcome! And the yummy homemade bread and treats were a lovely touch. A great central location for touring the area and yet away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger centres. We would definitely return to Feirm Cottage if ever back in Ireland.
We are truly grateful that you took the time to write a review of Feirm Cottage.Your comments and recommendations are much appreciated. They also confirm for us the characteristics of the cottage which we always hope make it an enjoyable experience for those who stay there.
Thank you again,
The O'Neill Family.
8 May 2013
"Well appointed and very comfortable cottage in stunning location"
We thoroughly enjoyed a 3 night stay in this property during the early May bank holiday. The property is very well appointed and maintained to a very high standard. The 3 bedrooms are all a good size … More
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on Tripadvisor, they are much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were pleased with both the cottage and its location. On the cost of utilities unfortunately in addition to the basic unit rate for electricity there is vat and additional government taxes and similar for oil. However at Feirm Cottage we try and minimize those for our guests by using measures like low energy light bulbs and thermostatic controls on the radiators. We have been awarded Silver by the grading system of Green Tourism Scheme for this and other sustainable measures which we undertake to reduce our impact on the environment. On the size of the lounge for 6 people,we do draw that particular feature of it being a traditional cottage, to the attention of groups with this number of adults wishing to stay.
Thank you again for your comments and recommendations.
1 Apr 2013
"Great farmhouse stay"
We had the loveliest farmhouse stay at feirm cottage. The house was lovely and warm with a well equipped kitchen and great fireplace. Josephine was very accommodating and helpful with suggestions on w… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Feirm Cottage. We are pleased to know that you all had an enjoyable time and in particular that the children enjoyed the cows and calves.We look forward to seeing you again sometime.
5 Nov 2012
"A quiet refuge. "Suaimhneas.""
If you need to go off grid, this is the place to do it. It is a peaceful rural location nestled in the rolling countryside. The tap water is crystal clear and tastes so sweet. You see all the stars on a clear night. Good location to travel to Killarney , Kenmare and Beara Peninsula. A well appointed house. Hosts are brilliant and are knowledgable on all local attractions. We highly recommend the pancake house near by. The wood burning stove was wonderful during an autumn evening.
21 Sep 2012
"Lovely house great quiet location lovely owners"
This was a lovely holiday home, our little kids enjoyed it twin boys 5, girl 3.They had fun exploing the fieldsLovely drive from Killarney House great layout, we did get a bit confused with all the re… More
21 Jul 2012
"Far from the madding crowd"
This charming cottage is perched away up in the hills of the Beara peninsula. From the picnic table by the front door you have a panoramic view - the land slopes away from you before rising again awa… More
16 Jul 2012
"Ideal rural retreat with spectacular scenery."
On our arrival we were met by Pat O'Neill and his purebred Kerry cow. He welcomed us to Feirm Cottage gave us a brief history of the cottage and showed us around the property. There was complimentary turf and firewood for the wood burning stove in case we needed to light a fire. Later on that evening Josephine O'Neill came up to introduce herself and recomended plenty of places of interest to visit while in County Kerry. The cottage was very comfortable, warm and set in the ideal location for walking, cycling, fishing, sightseeing or just for relaxing. There was a pub, petrol station, shop and horse riding facilities near by. Kenmare and Killarney were only a short drive away and the cottage was a great base location for exploring County Kerry and West Cork.
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