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Seal Rock Cottage – Home 50812 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Seal Rock Cottage – Home 50812

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 23 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A 1400 sq ft, stone cottage in a stunning location in County Kerry and with one acre of grounds leading to the water's edge, a terrace and private beach.

Seal Rock Cottage has panoramic views of the ocean, islands and mountains. Situated on Rossmore Island, County Kerry it is connected to the famous Ring of Kerry by an ancient stone bridge.

The interior has been designed by Andrew Burch, the much acclaimed Welsh Interior Designer and consists of a sitting room with library and open log fire, a garden room with cast iron stove, a surround sound home entertainment system and stunning views over the water. And a dining area, a luxury kitchen fully equipped with Siemens American style fridge/freezer, Siemens dishwasher and Zanussi stainless steel oven and hob. The laundry room contains a Siemens washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The downstairs cloakroom lies beyond.

The grounds are sympathetically landscaped retaining many of the existing natural features including a stream, mini-waterfalls and pools.

A path follows the stream towards the ocean, over a bridge and ends at a waterside terrace. Sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain views and ever changing seascape.

Steps lead down from the terrace to a private beach suitable for fishing, bathing or the landing of small craft.

Sorry but no children under 16 or pets.

Inspected and selected for inclusion in Alastair Sawday's Special Places. Also featured property in Country Homes and Interiors magazine.

Further details

Drinks tray for consumption via an honesty box system. Driver and executive car available for transport within the locality. Wifi available

Further details indoors

The guest bedroom has two single beds that can be converted into one King size. Please specify preference at booking.

Further details outdoors

Rossmore Island lies 5 miles from Sneem and 11 miles from the gourmet town of Kenmare in County Kerry. Beyond the nearby McGillycuddys Reeks lies the famous lakes and town of Killarney – a mere one hours drive. Also within 90 minutes are the world class golf courses of Tralee, Ballybunion, Dooks, Waterville and the Ring of Kerry (10 minutes). The region has unequalled scenery, where the beauty of mountains, sea, lakes and woodland can be seen in varying light and shades whatever the weather. Because the shore is washed by the Gulf Stream, the area enjoys a mild climate where tropical plants flourish outdoors. The Ring of Kerry follows the coastline and is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country. A multitude of interests and activities are available including walking,riding,cycling, canoeing, fishing, boating and golf. Guides and Ghillies can be arranged. Nearby Kenmare is renowned for its fine dining restaurants and music-filled traditional pubs and is a mere 15 minutes away.Fishing, boating and bicycles can be arranged., ask the owners for details.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles 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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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Due to the rural location of Seal Rock Cottage, it is essential to have a car. Sneem is the nearest town which is about a 15 minute drive and Kenmare is about a 20 minute drive.Car hire is available at all the airports. There is a local taxi service which will also arrange tours of the area - more details are available on request. There is a train station at Killarney with links to Dublin. A bus service runs from Kenmare to Cork City.

Interaction with guest

If you have any questions about activities etc then contact Jane Madigan who is happy to help. There is a guest information folder at Seal Rock Cottage that includes suggested outings and excursions. Also there is a large selection of leaflets promoting local attractions etc


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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: (£256.66) €300.00
No smoking at this property


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

Booking confirmed

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

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

We're sorry but we cannot accept bookings that include children under the age of 16. No pets either.
The cottage is strictly no smoking.
If the weather is warm during your stay (it does happen sometimes), then we ask if you'd be kind enough to water the flower pots at the front of the house.
Also, we'd really like guests to leave comments in our guest book please.


About the owner

Jane M.
Average reply time:
2 hours 23 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Feb 2008. Located in County Kerry, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1294 to £1940.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 23 reviews Very Good
23 reviews

Very Good

“Pure escapism, stunning views and added wow factor”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2012

We booked Seal Rock cottage for a short break and were not disappointed. The location is stunning (the drive onto the island is an adventure in itself!) with amazing views from every window over the bay and to the mountains on the ring of Bera. The property is on an island in a very remote location a good 15 min drive from any civilization, which gave us the escapism and peace and quiet we were looking for. The property really is beautifully furnished to a very high spec, with some very nice touches by the owners (we were tempted to make them an offer for the amazing driftwood lamps). As it was October we didn't use the BBQ but I imagine summer evenings eating on the veranda with that view would be phenomenal... We hadn't appreciated how much there is to do and explore in the surrounding area; we'd recommend heading into Kenmare (15-20 mins away) for lunch and a stroll around the shops (which are geared up for tourists but locally run and well worth a wander) all the local pubs (Crowleys especially) were really friendly and had Live music on most nights. We taxi'd from the house into Kenmare one night for a bite to eat in 'Packies' restaurant and had some of the best fish dishes we'd had in a very long time We'd also recommend the Sea-fari from Kenmare pier, with the crazy captain and some seal and eagle spotting, or a drive around the ring of Bera or the ring of Kerry route over to Killarney and visit Muckross house and Abbey - the surrounding area is just stunning. We had a great break and would highly recommend Seal Rock cottage as a base to explore it from, or simply a place to escape to in itself.

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