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Cottage by the sea, over harbour and Kenmare Bay – Home 25779 Farmhouse

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage by the sea, over harbour and Kenmare Bay – Home 25779

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 53 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This traditional, organic farmhouse, built of stones around 1890, has recently been completely restored. It occupies a quiet, secluded and elevated coastal location over Collorus Harbour and Kenmare Bay.

The guests have a patio facing the sea, a flower and herb garden, a built-in barbecue. It is friendly for toddlers. This is an organic farm where the owner grows flowers, herbs and vegetables and keeps hens. Smoking is allowed on the patio. All front windows have a sea and mountain view. You can enjoy the spectacular sea 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.

Hilltop Cottage is located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

Seaside, rural retreat. Ideal for nature lovers, ramblers and swimmers and the great outdoor.

This traditional, organic farmhouse, built of stones around 1890, has recently been completely restored. It occupies a quiet, secluded and elevated coastal location over Collorus Harbour and Kenmare Bay.

The guests have a patio facing the sea, a flower and herb garden, a built-in barbecue. It is friendly for toddlers. This is an organic farm where the owner grows flowers, herbs and vegetables and keeps hens. Smoking is allowed on the patio. All front windows have a sea and mountain view. You can enjoy the spectacular sea 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.

Hilltop Cottage is located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

Seaside, rural retreat. Ideal for nature lovers, ramblers and swimmers and the great outdoor.

Location description from owner

The Province of Munster region

County Kerry, traditionally known as the Kingdom, is located in the extreme south-west of Ireland. Beara is part of the mountainous south peninsulas of Ireland, a little gem of outstanding beauty with varied sea- and landscapes and contrasting terrains. "The spine" of the peninsula is the Caha Mountains, surrounded with a rugged coastline. Lauragh has a forest, Derreen Garden, the Healy Pass, he Glanmore Lake and is dotted with inlets. It is an area of lush, almost tropical vegetation, due to the influence of the gulf stream.

Kenmare

Collorus Point/Lauragh is a hilly peninsula with a sheltered harbour, on the north coast of the Beara Peninsula, close to the Kerry/Cork border, on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY. Derreen Gardens and woods, Glanmore and Cloonee Lakes, Gleninchiquin waterfall, Ring of Beara, the Healy Pass leading to Glengarriff, Castletownbere, Allihies and Dursey Island are all nearby. Beara 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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed 2 Single Beds
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Colette M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Sep 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
Ireland

Languages spoken: English, French, German


This Farmhouse has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Apr 2007. Located in Kenmare, it has 53 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £302 to £561.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Sep 2016.

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

Reviewed 3 Aug 2013

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?

“Best holiday for years...”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2013

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?

“Peace and relaxation!!”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2013

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!!

“Solitude guaranteed”

Reviewed 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!!!

“Perfect location with views that evince feelings of serenity”

Reviewed 20 May 2013

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.

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

Reviewed 1 Jan 2013

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!

“Breath-taking views from every room”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2012

A week was just not long enough at Hilltop Cottage. A welcoming, comfortable, cosy cottage with astonishing views in all directions. The wood burning stove adds to the friendliness of the cottage and Colette, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable. This was our first visit to this part of Ireland and we fell in love with its unspoilt beauty and lack of crowds despite being peak season. If you are looking for a rural retreat amidst stunning scenery then this is definitely for you.

“A Haven of Tranquility”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2012

Hilltop Cottage is tastefully decorated, cosy, comfortable, peaceful, very well equipped, and with stunning views across Kenmare Bay....I could go on! The Beara Penninsula is beautiful, unspoiled and largely undiscovered, with very little traffic on the roads and plenty to explore, either on foot, or by car. The owner, Colette, is friendly and welcoming, with an abundance of local knowledge, yet is entirely respectful of the privacy of her guests, her organically grown fresh produce on offer a real bonus. We were entertained at times by Fifi and Foxy, Colette's two very well behaved dogs! Having travelled to many places across the globe, the 2 weeks we spent at Hilltop Cottage were undoubtedly the most blissfully relaxing time of our lives.

“Wunderbarer Urlaub in großartiger Cottage”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2012

Das Hilltop Cottage ist ein wunderbar renoviertes Ferienhaus in einer ausgesprochen schönen Lage der Halbinsel Beara im Südwesten Irlands. Das Haus besteht aus einer modernen funktionalen Küche, einem gemütlichen Ess- und Wohnzimmer, im oberen Stockwerk befinden sich das Schlaf- und Badezimmer. Großartig der Freisitz mit grandiosem Blick auf den Atlantik. Colette, die Besitzerin der Cottage wohnt nebenan in einem kleinen Gartenhaus und versorgt die Gäste mit frischem Salat, Eiern von freilaufenden Hühnern und einer tollen Auswahl von selbstgemachten Marmeladen. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Pubs findet man in einer Entfernung von fünf Kilometern.

“Next time we will stay for 100 days!”

Reviewed 18 May 2012

Is there anything better than to make holiday in a place where you always can cook with a view to the sea, sheep, sometimes rabbits, always have fresh herbs and eggs, home-made marmelade and even bread and a landlady who really takes care? We stayed at the Hilltop Cottage in the first week of May and enjoyed these days very much. The cottage has all facilities you need and it is nicely decorated. For the first time in Southwest Ireland, Colette helped us discover lots of places. Total value for money for families or couples who like nature and peace. Our daughter (5 yrs) liked it a lot and expressed it like this: "Next time we will stay here for 100 days!"

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