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Bridgets Cottage, Kealariddig, Sneem

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Bridgets Cottage is a recently renovated traditional stone cottage on an elevated site with beautiful views down the valley towards the picturesque village of Sneem. Home to Bridget and John Sullivan and their family in 1901, the cottage was derelict for many years and used as a garden shed by the previous owners, the cottage has been restored to a lovely cosy little retreat.

The owners home is nearby if you need any assistance. The property is set on a 7 acre smallholding and fresh veg and eggs are available to buy in season.

The cottage has a walled sitting area to the side and back, with washing line, and a grassed area with a fantastic view across the valley and towards the mountain ridge behind, a perfect place to sit and relax. Outdoor chairs and tables and an open barbecue are provided.

A perfect place for artists, photographers and writers, and for anyone needing to lose themselves for a while.

A wi-fi signal is available if you need to contact the outside world. Signal strength is not always good due to location, but most of the pubs and cafes in Sneem offer free wi-fi for when the signal is weak here.

Cyclists and walkers can join the Kerry walking and cycle ways.

The lane accessing the property ends here, so no passing traffic to spoil your peace and quiet. Walkers can continue up through the forest beyond, and up onto the ridge.

Sikka deer and hare wander across the farm regularly.

Situated 4 miles from the village, it offers peace and quiet and an ideal base to explore the Iveragh peninsular.

Please ask the owner if you require transport to and from the village in the evening. Sneem has several pubs, some offering traditional Irish music to keep you entertained in the evening. There are several excellent cafes, tea shops and gift shops, and shops providing basic groceries. There is a post office in the village and an ATM in Christians Mace grocery shop.

There is a large workshop on the farm for motorcyclists and cyclists to carry out basic maintenance, and for covered parking if required.

Flexible changeover day and short stays where possible.

This property was built before wheelchair and disabled access were thought of, so unfortunately, due to steep stairs and steps, it is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.

Kenmare is 15 miles away with bank facilities and a good range of shops, there is a bustling market on Wednesdays, and Saturdays in the summer.

Killarney is 30 miles away over the beautiful Molls Gap road. There are many festivals and Fairs during the year. Sneem has a Family festival in July, featuring the famous Wife carrying race, great fun to watch.

Cork airport 80 miles

Kerry airport ( Farranfore) 40 miles

Single beds (2), Double beds (1)

The twin beds can be joined together and a kingsize quilt provided, please ask when booking.

Electric convector heaters in bedrooms and living room. Immersion heater for hot water. Bathroom with shower and heater. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV , DVD, CD/radio.

Power charged by meter reading at the end of your stay.

1 large bag of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent, more available if required. Bed linen and plenty of towels inc. in rent, more always available. Off road parking.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The County Kerry region

GPS 51.88677,-9.856324

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7 Sep 2014


"Forty Shades of Green"

The beauty is simple yet breathtaking, largely due to the "Forty Shades of Green" that describes the view from the outdoor back deck table where I ate my breakfast each day. From here I enjo… More

25 Aug 2014


"Peaceful, beautiful setting."

What a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the drive off the main road to this beautiful cottage. The wildlife and scenery is inspiring and it changes every day. Keep your camera at the ready. Every comfort is a… More

11 Aug 2014


"Beautiful cottage, lovely location, great hosts"

We stayed here for 2 weeks, with our children aged 6,4,1 years. Even before we arrived, Gary and Sue (owners) were extra helpful, by borrowing a highchair for us, having a stair gate on hand, and prov… More

1 Aug 2014


"Beautiful . A get away from it all"

Just back from a week here . Totally beautiful . Gary and Sue were so helpful & great hosts . Just 6k from the beautiful village of Sneem . Make sure u get to Derrynane Beach . Bridget's Cottag… More

28 Apr 2014


"That is Ireland - just perfectly!!!!"

Just by chance we found the cottage. Fortunately! For this cottage made ​​our Ireland vacation perfect! The super friendly hosts who welcomed us with prepared fireplace and a friendly smile - were… More

24 Apr 2014



once you get over the shock of the winding lane :) the house is so lovely, cosy and very homely. The views from all around the house, espceicially the garden are beyond gorgeous. Our dog loved to ru… More

24 Mar 2014


"The Perfect Weekend HIdeaway"

We have just returned from a weekend in Bridgets Cottage and can't wait to return. While the road up to the cottage isn't for the faint-hearted the reward at the end is totally worth it. T… More

22 Feb 2014


"Stunning location, accommodation and hosts."

Very hospitable hosts, be hard to find a more accommodating pair, even in Ireland! Beautifully renovated cottage with all amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and easy. Surrounding countr… More

29 Sep 2013


"Beautiful relaxing peaceful retreat with nature!"

Wonderful stay here, hosts very friendly and helpful, lovely charming Irish cottage in the middle of stunning countryside. Panoramic views with wildlife on the doorstop! Perfect for touring Ring of Ke… More

3 Aug 2013


"Very relaxing holiday"

This is the perfect base for a sightseeing/beach holiday. The area is beautiful, the people very friendly, sue and Gary are brilliant hosts, giving lots of tips and advice on the local area. The villa… More

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