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Birds-eye view of house and Collorus point

Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.2km

This traditional stone farmhouse, built around 1890, has recently been completely restored. It occupies a quiet, secluded and elevated coastal location.

The patio faces the sea. It has a flower and herb garden, a built-in barbecue and is todlers friendly. The gardens are kept in an organic manner. Smoking is allowed on the patio. All front windows have a sea and mountain view. You can enjoy the spectacular views while cooking, dining, sitting by the fire, in bed or even lying in the bath!

It is a perfect romantic retreat with ever changing sea and hill views.

The seashore and beach for safe swimming are 200 meters away.

The Beara Way runs parallel to the house.

Ideal spot for nature lovers. Activities: rambling, canoeing, swimming.

Hilltop Cottage is located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Below property 200 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kerry 72 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house has an open-plan layout and is tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard with a mix of original contemporary paintings, antique and modern country furniture and ethnic soft furnishing. It has solid wooden floors and natural slate in the kitchen, utility room and shower room. The front door opens to the patio with panoramic views.

Free Wi-Fi.

Downstairs: utility room, toilet and shower room, large open plan dining and living room with a wood burning stove, TV, DVD and video player and hi-fi, books. The kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The house has oil-fired central heating. Filtered water is provided by a deep well.

Upstairs has a large bedroom with a double bed, two single futons, four windows and large en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, toilet and hand wash basin. Single and double duvets, bedlinen and towels are provided.

The host mans the property. Home products available: free range eggs, jams and marmalade, fresh herbs, organic vegetables in season.

Further details outdoors

The cottage is ideally situated for swimming (below the house), walking (you can step onto the Beara Way behind the house ). The Beara Way is a 206 km circular trail around the peninsula. There is a diving school in Killmackillogue, sailing schools nearby. Our local botanic garden, Derreen Gardens was planted in the 19th century on the rugged coast and is open the whole year . The Gleninchiquin waterfall is another local attraction with several treckings. You can tour north to south via the Healy Path and view the whole Peninsula driving on coastal roads. At the end of the Beara Peninsula, a cable car will take you to Dursey Island, the most west Irish post in the Atlantic. Two ferries serve Bere Island. The Mine Museum in Allihies gives you a good insight into the past life on the peninsula.

The local restaurants will serve you locally caught fish and sea food as well as other delicious home products.

Further details

A basket of logs will be provided at arrival.

Bicycles at your disposal.

Booking periods are Saturday to Saturday.

Rental of Hilltop Cottage starts at 16 hrs on the day of arrival and should be vacated at 10 hrs on the day of departure.

Please contact the owner Colette Mougin, at least 24 hours before arrival.

She speaks French and German as well as English.

Please leave Hilltop Cottage as you find it, in a completely clean and tidy condition.

A deposit of €100 per week is required or full payment if your booking is within 6 weeks of your arrival. Deposit is non-refundable if booking is cancelled less that 8 weeks prior to arrival. No refund of rental for cancellation prior to 6 weeks before arrival.

The County Kerry region

County Kerry, traditionally known as the 'kingdom', is situated in the extreme south-west of Ireland. Kerry has two contrasting types of terrain - the mountainous south with the Beara, Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas, and the smaller 'plains' area that stretches as far north as the Shannon estuary. Along the coast, sandy bays alternate with cliffs and rocky headlands. You'll also see regions of outstanding scenic beauty, such as the Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara. Kerry is also home to Ireland's highest mountain and the famous Killarney National Park. It is an area of lush, almost tropical vegetation, due to the influence of the gulf stream.


Collorus is a hilly peninsula with a sheltered harbour, situated on the north coast of the Beara Peninsula, close to the Kerry/Cork border. and is located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY. Derreen Gardens and woods, Cloonee Lakes, Gleninchiquin waterfall, Ring of Beara, the Healy Pass leading to Glengarriff and the fishing harbour of Castletownbere are all nearby. This is an extremely scenic area with pretty villages and stunning sea views around every corner. The area is ideal for walking, water sports, touring, golfing and fishing. You can step into the Beara Way (206 km walking trail) near the house. Boat trips are organised from Kenmare. There are many archeological sites nearby. Traditional pubs with food and music are available locally.

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Review 1-10 of 23

30 Oct 2013


"Amazing propety and location"

If you are looking for an ideal location in County Kerry, this property should be seriously considered. Colette (the owner) is warm, hospitable, accommodating and very friendly. She has loads of inf… More

So glad you appreciated it all and had a great vacation. It is good to be reminded about the exceptional location. I do my utmost to facilitate my guests a good stay. I enjoyed meeting you and do hope you will come again to stay.

25 Oct 2013


"a beautiful cottage with a stunning view"

Hilltop Cottage is a gem. It is beautifully furnished and very comfortable, and well-equipped. It has an attractive seating area outside. The cottage has views from all the front windows of sea and mo… More

Thank you for the delightful review. I enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again next year!

9 Sep 2013


"The ultimate picturesque Irish cottage with stunning views!"

We chose Hilltop cottage as our first family holiday. We had our 10 month old son with us. We were greeted warmly by Colette and were showed around her beautiful cottage. It was perfect, better than w… More

Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad you felt good being here on your first family holiday. It was a joy to see your son meeting my dogs and the hens. Hopefully we will meet again! Warm regards Colette

3 Aug 2013


"marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)"

Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house is well situated in a quiet area, with a marvellous view over the sea. It's well equipped, which makes your stay even during rainy periods very comfortable. The owner makes your stay even more convenient.

Thank you very much for your kind review. Pleasure to have you staying, sharing this beautiful part of the world and our heat wave! I do hope you will tell your friends too. See you next year?

2 Aug 2013


"Best holiday for years..."

Since coming home from this trip we have fully recommended the cottage to our friends. The owner - Colette - is extremely helpful and very friendly. The cottage is better than excellent, and yes we did have great weather but the one day of rain meant we sat indoors and read, with the fantastic views to look out at.

The local walks are superb, local cafe is better than good!

Very kind. Thank you very much. I am honoured it was your "best holiday for years" and I hope you will come again. Hilltop is just down the road from you! Is the rose growing?

18 Jun 2013


"Peace and relaxation!!"

Have just returned from a weeks holiday at Hilltop cottage and can highly recommend it as the place to stay for perfect peace and relaxation. Colette the lovely owner was at hand with home baked bread, marmalade and fresh eggs laid by her chickens. The cottage is well equipped and has a real homely feel with amazing views from every window (even when you take a bath!!)
Kenmare is 30 minutes by car and has an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants. There are plenty of walks nearby and a lovely local pub 5 minutes drive in Ardgroom. If you need a place to unwind, slow down or stop altogether
then this is the perfect retreat, ENJOY!!

5 Jun 2013


"Solitude guaranteed"

Don't expect to find Hilltop Cottage by SatNav. It won't. So carefully follow Colettes instructions. Once there, you will find that all the efforts of travelling (we came from Switzerland) were worth it. If you love tranquility, peace and overpoweringly wonderful sundowners, come here. Your batteries will be charged up again by the end of your stay, believe me. We loved everything, the cottage: kitchen, living room with fireplace (comfy sofas) the VHS and DVDs, the bedroom, the bathroom (have a bath with a view!) and Colettes dog's. Colette is the perfect host with a cosmopolitan flair. ATTENTION: this place is seriously contagious!!!

20 May 2013


"Perfect location with views that evince feelings of serenity"

Where to begin. This part of Ireland (the Ring of Beara) is a well kept secret that i would highly recommend visiting. There was a cornucopia of things to see, do and visit. Our favourite spot was Gleninchiquin park with its stunning views of the lakes and Kenmare bay. Also, the drive on the R574 known locally as 'Healy's pass' is the most stunning driving road we have ever been on. Collette is the epitome of a great host and has great knowledge of quirky things to see and do in the local area and I concur with all the previous comments about her hospitality.

8 Mar 2013


"tranqulity, views, perfect ambience"

Hilltop Cottage is an exceptional blend. In a naturally beautiful location with breathtaking views and well thought through layout. Everything we needed to be comfortable was supplied ......... whatev… More

1 Jan 2013


"Hilltop Cottage ist perfekt um die Küste West- Irlands zu erleben"

Zweimal schon habe ich mit meiner Familie (letztes Jahr zu 5. und diesen Herbst zu 4.) Herbstferien im Hilltop Cottage gemacht und ich wünsche mir diese Zeit immer wieder, hoffentlich auch mal länger. Das Haus, die Gastgeberin, die Umgebung, das irische Lebensgefühl – das alles und viel mehr war einfach unschlagbar wunderbar!
Schon die Anfahrt vom Flughafen (einmal aus Dublin, einmal von Kerry her) war unser erstes irisches Erlebnis, zum Beispiel durch den Healy Pass, wo Schafe zuhause sind unter anderem auch auf kurvigen engen Sträßchen und ein aaaatemberaubender Ausblick über südwestirische Landschaft mit ocean-view. Hilltop Cottage haben wir mit Colettes zutreffender Beschreibung und ohne Navy gleich gefunden – der Anblick dieses Cottage: Liebe auf den ersten Blick, ein Traum, wie ich mir Irland immer vorgestellt habe. Zur Begrüßung zwei freundliche Hundchen (dieses Jahr drei Welpen) und Colletes warmherziges Welcome to Hilltop Cottage. Im Esszimmer war der Tisch schon gedeckt. Das Haus hatte Platz genug für uns 5, im ersten Jahr hatte sich mein ältester Sohn (damals 24) spontan zu unserer Reisegruppe gesellt – und er fand auch noch Platz und hat ebenso „sein“ Irland-Erlebnis gefunden (möchte gerne zurückkommen, mit Freundin, hier irgendeine akademische Arbeit schreiben, Bücher lesen, den Meeresblick von der Veranda aus genießen, Spaziergänge machen…) Wir haben uns alle vom ersten Augenblick an hier wohlgefühlt, die Kinder sind mit den Hundchen ums Haus getollt… Im Haus ist alles, was wir brauchten und auch mehr: voll ausgestattete Küche – sogar Wasch- und Spülmaschine, Kochen mit Meeresblick, einmal brachte uns ein mit Colette befreundeter Fischer Lobster vorbei, nach einem unserer Tagesausflüge stand ein home-made apple-crumble mit vanilla sauce auf dem Tisch, ein andermal ein Korb mit erntefrischem Salat und Gemüse aus Colettes (biologisch angebautem!) Garten und frische Eier von ihren Hühnern. Colette ist ein Schatz von einer Gastgeberin: ansprechbar und zu einem netten Gespräch bereit, wann wir sie aufgesucht haben, wissenswerte Auskünfte über Land & Leute & Umgebung (ein dickes Ringbuch mit besten Ausflugstipps in Natur & Kultur in der nahen und weiteren Umgebung liegt im Cottage bereit, ebenso wie ein Ordner mit der bebilderten Geschichte des Häuschens); wir fanden auch einfach nur Ruhe oder eine spontane Einladung zum Lagerfeuer und Abendessen mit Freunden, wenn wir das wollten – in jeder Hinsicht eine Zeit zum Wohlfühlen und Ankommen in Irland! Selbst Regentage – und die gibt's auch in Irland: wir hatte allerdings in unserer ganzen Zeit dort lediglich e i n e n davon – lassen sich im Hilltop Cottage heimelig verbringen: am Ofenfeuer, beim Lesen (englische, deutsche und französische Bücher sind im Bücherschrank; empfehlenswert: Bölls „Irisches Tagebuch“ dabei zu haben, wer's noch nicht kennt oder hier wiederlesen möchte), Brettspiele, ein TV mit DVD-Player und Auswahl an DVDs, die Landküche, das große Badezimmer mit Badewanne – und immer dieser phantastische Ausblick über die Hügel und Klippen aufs Meer in allen abwechselnden Farben.
Auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert ist es, mit dem Auto hier zu sein zum größeren Einkauf z. B. in Castletownbere oder zum kleineren im Tankstellen-Shop in der Nähe und für Anfahrten für Wanderungen: allein auf der Beara-Halbinsel gibt es eine Vielfalt von Rundwanderungen und lohnenswerten Ausflugsmöglichkeiten, die für jedes Natur- und Landschafts- und Wanderherz traumhafte Ziele bieten. Castletownbere mit seinem Fischereihafen und den beiden nahegelegenen Inseln Bear Island (mit einem urigen Fährschiff zu erreichen) und Dursey Island (da kommt man mit dem Cable-car rüber) und Kenmare (mit seinem bunten Markttag und den vielen kleinen individuellen Lädchen, Coffee-shops und Pubs) bieten städtische Abwechslung zur Natur pur und Küstenlandschaft und Inseln irischer Kulturerlebnisse. Jede unserer Irlandreisen haben wir noch mit ein paar Tagen in Dublin abgerundet. Ich möchte noch ganz oft wiederkommen – am liebsten auch für länger – und am liebsten immer wieder zum Hilltop Cottage bei Colette – das herzliche Willkommen und die magische Zeit dort wirken noch lange nach!

Review 1-10 of 23

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