Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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)|
|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|
|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.
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.
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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8 Jul 2014
"Perfect view from the hilltop"
It is just a few weeks ago that we stayed in the hilltop cottage. We get a very warm and lovely welcome from Colette. The view from the cottage over the bay and the fantastic landscape was amazing. Th… More
19 May 2014
"Peace & quiet"
We had a wonderful week at Hilltop. Despite the weather, we had some good walks & Collette was incredibly helpful with advice on what to do. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Just what we ne… More
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
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.
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