The Old Dressmaker's Cottage
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Old Dressmakers Cottage, dating back to 1874, is located on Market Street, a quiet residential street. Charming two bedroom house located just around the corner from the all the shops, pubs, restaurants etc. that Kenmare has to offer. The house has central heating throughout but also boasts an open fire in the sitting-room and a stove in the kitchen, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind in your "home away from home". We also provide some solid fuels to get you started.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||White Strand 12 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Farranfore 49 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 33 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, 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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Internet is pay as you go mobile broadband.
Sofa bed is a folding bed.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is on street outside the property with no costs or restrictions.
The cottage has a stairs so not suitable for children under five unless they are used to a stairs at home
and the parents of the child or children say it is ok
The final decision is for the parents.
The County Kerry region
The Irish name for Kenmare is Neidín, meaning the little nest cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay. It is a heritage town and as such has retained its historic attractions and beauty which can be seen in the Kenmare Heritage Centre with the Lace and Design Centre just next door. The town is a flurry of brightly coloured shops and restaurants and each week hosts market day, with local crafts and produce.
Sitting on both The Ring of Kerry and The Ring of Beara, it is the perfect place from which to discover and explore South Kerry and West Cork.
Kenmare is known for it's award winning restaurants and is full to the brim with pubs showcasing our traditional music and songs.
Having won the "Tidiest Town" in Ireland more than once, you can see why we love our town so much and think you will feel the same.
Places to See In and Around the Town: The Heritage and Lace Centre is a must see for more information about this wonderful town as is the Heritage Park in Bonane, just a short drive away.
Rinn na gCros Park is a trail through a wooded area, beside the sea, with trees and plants from around the world within walking distance of the house. On the way back you can visit Kenmare Pier which looks out over the bay and sit and watch the boats go in and out.
Activities: With two golf course, horse riding, fishing, Eco Wildlife Cruises as well as Activity & Adventure Centres within easy reach of the town, you won't be bored. And if that weren't enough you can enjoy all the scenery with our many walking and cycling routes, don't worry if you haven't come prepared, bicycles are available for hire.
Trips: Sitting on the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, you will be in the perfect spot to enjoy the rugged scenery the area has to offer. The Healy Pass overlooking Glanmore Lake is a must see, we reccommend you go travel from Cork to Kerry for the best effect and take in Dereen Gardens on your way home! Also within reach are beautiful towns and villages such as Killarney and Glengarriff.
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12 Jan 2014
"Spacious, convenient, and homey with a wonderful owner!"
This accommodation was more than we could have hoped. Kathleen is a delight - knowledgeable about the area and very laid back. The cottage is cute and feels more like you are borrowing an apartment fr… More
11 Nov 2013
"A storybook stay in Kenmare"
Kathleen had a fire lit when we arrived on a terribly blustery day. A warm welcome indeed. The cottage was equipped with all the necessities needed for our stay. Comfortable bed and living room furnit… More
10 Nov 2013
"Comfortable and Well-Stocked"
We loved our stay at the Old Dressmaker's Cottage. We have rented many self-catering places in Ireland in the past, and often have to buy small necessities like bathroom tissue, salt and pepper, … More
Thanks for the review. Sorry about the internet but someone must have taken the sim card from the mobile broadband. I never used it myself but people that stayed there said it was good. Regards Kathleen
16 Oct 2013
"Great little find, perfect location"
This is a perfect little cottage in a fantastic location literally, a dozen steps around the corner from the village centre. The area is very quiet. We found Kenmare a beautiful village and a great … More
12 Jul 2013
"The Best Host"
I wrote to reserve the Old Dressmaker's Cottage but unfortuately it had just been booked so while I did not get to stay, Kathleen went out of her way, completely out of her way to help me find another cottage to stay in literally right across the street. The cottage was absolutely perfect in all ways - a fire ready in the fireplace, two cozy bedrooms, warm hosts, incredible location on market street ... my trip could not have been any better and so while I was not able to stay at the Old Dressmaker's Cottage I have so many thanks and appreciation for the host there.
9 Dec 2012
Everything about this house was just perfect: the location (in the middle of everything, but still quiet) and size (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) was just as advertised , and still very cozy. We didn't cook much, but the kitchen was nice-sized and fully equipped, and the living room was just large enough with very comfy furniture to relax in after a long day of touring. Both rooms also have great wood-burning stoves.
We did not get to meet Kathleen, but Steve met us at the house (and he even saved a parking spot for us!) and gave us a great tour of he house as well as something good info on local pubs, etc.
In summary, we can't recommend this property well enough!
30 Sep 2012
The old dressmakers cottage is a sheer delight. It is very pretty, spacious and comfortable. On arrival the owner met us at the door with a up of tea and she had lit a peat fire made us feel very welcome and at home.The cottage we found to be very well furnished and extremely well equiped. The position of the cottage is right in the heart of Kenmare easy walking for shops, pubs and restaurants quite important as we are both late 70's and yet it was lovely and quiet.
29 May 2012
"Lovely home in quaint Kenmare with easy access to all of the sights!"
First, the home is gorgeous and well-equipped. Nice bathrooms (great hot showers!), kitchen and laundry machine. Kathleen welcomed me with a fire burning in the living room - she is a wonderful and kind person. The home is within walking distance to the main two streets in Kenmare. From this location we drove to the Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry and Beara Peninsula. It was a piece of cake! I highly suggest this property to anyone staying in Kenmare!!
7 Nov 2011
"Helpful, friendly owners, quiet town centre location, comfortable and well equipped."
As a regular visitor to the Kenmare area for the past 20+ years I have to admit I hadn't come across The Old Dressmaker's Cottage before, but wish I had! Very comfortable, very reasonably priced and well equipped, the cottage was ideal for myself, my 11-year-old daughter and one of her schoolfriends, for a half term break. A two minute walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants yet located in a quiet residential street, everything we needed was on hand. The owners could not have been more welcoming and did not seem bothered by our weather-induced late arrival and then helped me out when my car broke down - so a very public thank-you is deserved! Highly recommended.
13 Oct 2011
"Authentic Irish Cottage Experience"
My husband, adult daughter and I stayed for one week in this comfortable, clean cottage located in the heart of Kenmare. From its cozy open fire to its fully-fitted kitchen and laundry facilities, we… More
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