Kenmare Town Centre holiday house rental with internet access, golf, walking and fireplace

45 reviews

From the owner

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

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.

Further details

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.

Further details indoors

Internet is €15 for a week or €5 a day

Sofa bed is a folding bed.

Further details outdoors

Parking is on street outside the property with no costs or restrictions.


Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms


  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£0.86) €1.00

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Kathleen O.
Average reply time:
1 hour 4 minutes

Calendar updated:
09 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
Languages spoken: English
This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Feb 2011. Located in Kenmare, it has 45 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £345.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Jun 2021.


45 reviews
Very Good

Home from Home
Jul 2020

From the word go we knew the Dressmakers cottage was the place for us. Kathleen greeted us with in such a friendly manner along with a fire lit to welcome us and a box of special chocolates. The cott… More 

Reviewed 13 Jul 2020

Owner's reply:
Hello. Thank you so much for a lovely review. I am sorry for the delay responding . I only say it now. Stay safe. Kathleen
Annapolis, Maryland

Another enjoyable stay
Sep 2019

We stayed at Old Dressmaker's Cottage in 2014 and were happy to return this year. Market Street is an excellent location for living in Kenmare for a couple of weeks. The beds and furniture are … More 

Reviewed 18 Oct 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks again for your review. Yes I will replace anything that needs replacing. It was nice to meet you at last. I was away last year. Thanks for everything. Talk soon Kathleen
Mechthild B
Berlin, Germany

Zauberhaftes ruhiges Cottage mitten in Kenmare; sehr nette Gastgeberin
Jun 2019

Kathleen ist eine wunderbare und humorvolle Gastgeberin, die uns mit einem gemütlichen Kaminfeuer empfangen hat. Das historische Haus ist behaglich und sehr komfortabel; denn es wurde wirklich an… More 

Reviewed 26 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you for the review. I can't read it yet but it must be ok as it is a 5 Thanks for everything kathleen
Dundee, United Kingdom

Home from home but on holiday!
May 2019

Great stay at Dressmakers. Kathleen is very helpful from time of booking, arrangements for access and welcoming on arrival. Lovely comfortable cottage. Very quiet but so easy to get to the many pubs, … More 

Reviewed 3 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for the lovely review. Hope you are not washed away with all the rain that is falling over there at the moment. Thanks again for everything. Kathleen
Teresa H

Dec 2018

We spent Christmas in the Old Dressmaker's Cottage. The house was lovely and cosy and equipped with everything we needed. The location was amazing - literally a 2 minute walk from Henry Street … More 

Reviewed 31 Dec 2018

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you both again. Kathleen
Review 1-5 of 45


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Kathleen (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kathleen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kathleen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kathleen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kathleen (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kathleen (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Kathleen (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kathleen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kathleen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kathleen (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kathleen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kathleen (the owner) a message.

If Kathleen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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