STUNNING SOUTH FACING COASTAL LOCATION OVERLOOKING THE SEA.

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Susannah Adlington

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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STUNNING SOUTH FACING COASTAL LOCATION OVERLOOKING THE SEA.

Caherdaniel Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 10, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrms, optional catering. Beaches, fishing & golf

Westcove House is a classic Irish manor house just off the famous Ring of Kerry. It sleeps 10, including 2 doubles, 2 twins and two adjoining singles with 5 bath/shower rooms. (For larger groups see The Stables, sleeping 11 and Garden Cottage, sleeping 5). The kitchen is very well equipped and has 2 dishwashers, a large range with 5 gas hobs, 2 electric ovens and grill etc. The beautiful reception rooms all have fabulous views over the Kenmare Estuary and the hills of Beara beyond. The imposing entrance hall leads to the sitting room with an unusual sunken seating area round the open fire, and an arch through to the cosy 'bar' with more comfortable seating and another log fire. Up a quaint staircase is a gallery, stocked with games and books for all ages. Westcove is a real family home with lovely furniture and paintings from Austria, China and of course, Ireland.

The elegant dining room in Westcove House, with panoramic views over the Kenmare Estuary seats 18 comfortably - and can accommodate up to 25 with extra tables. Various delicious catering options can be provided. (see website for details) Live music/dancing can be arranged for guests in our games room which adjoins The Stables property but is also accessible from the outside.

Enjoy a drink on the south facing terrace, which has a built-in stone BBQ & garden furniture, watching our field of decorative Soay sheep at play, or gaze in wonder at the ever-changing light dancing over the sea and mountains beyond.

Our games room – in The Stables - is also ideal for holding talks, classes, activities & demonstrations for a wide variety of interest groups, art groups delight in our north-facing studio, while walking groups can revive weary muscles in our sauna after a day’s rambling. A large lawn with swings is perfect for children or playing games...or even erecting a marquee for a party/small wedding. We also have a rowing boat available at guests own risk.

The surrounding area is fantastic for outdoor pursuits from cycling to fishing, sailing to walking. Golf courses in our area are among the best in the world and within an hours’ drive you will find several top class facilities making Westcove House also an ideal base for golfers. Whatever you enjoy doing this unique classic Irish manor house is perfect for a holiday that will live long in your memory.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Susannah Adlington

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My name is Susannah Adlington and I am a portrait artist living in Hampshire, England with my husband Michael. My father’s family have had Irish connections for several hundred years, and my parents bought Westcove House in the early 60s … since then four generations of our family have been enjoying holidays here – we just love the place and feel sure that you would too. Indeed many of our guests return to Westcove time and time again – something which we view as the highest form of praise!

Susannah Adlington purchased this chateau / country house in 1962

Westcove House is very dear to our family. We have spent many years upgrading and improving the house to modern standards and also rennovating our other properties at Westcove (the Stables, Garden Cottage & Pier Cottage) whilst retaining their character and charm. The income we receive from renting the properties when we ourselves are not here, helps with the ever-increasing costs involved with the upkeep of period properties, whilst hopefully enabling us to share this much loved magical place with others for many more generations to come.

Westcove and the surrounding area is teeming with history, character and charm...there really is so much to see and do locally. If you choose to stay home the terrace and garden are magical places for dining or relaxing whilst admiring the views over the harbour to the hills beyond - even to sit by a window, the scenery and light is always changing as cloud shadows move with the wind across the water and bog-lands. The cares and worries of the world just melt away....

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Stunning south facing coastal location overlooking the sea.
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Stunning south facing coastal location overlooking the sea.
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Keen Golfers

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
Team from England – Hampshire and London - and Switzerland had fantastic week with weather getting better and better. Thank you Katherine and all your team for looking after us all so beautifully! Tips on local golf courses:- Waterville is a world class golf links, don’t miss it … Parknasilla – the best €15 green fee that you are ever likely to spend … Dooks, only 1 hour away, almost as good as Waterville. Tips on the rest:- Skellig Michael, unmissable – walk to Derrynane Abbey when low tide when you go to visit Daniel O’Connell’s house – drive round Skellig Ring circuit – walk up to Beacon Head on Valencia Island and lunch at the Moorings … a great day!
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Stunning south facing coastal location overlooking the sea.
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A 90th Birthday Celebration!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
3/4/1921 was my ‘birth day’ – 3/4/2011 was great!! Each day made my dreams of anticipation come to life … truly a rare experience, haven’t had so much fun in years.
My dad, brothers, sister-in-law and I had a marvellous week. Many exciting drives, especially to the new viewing area off the cliffs, near Port MacGee. Wonderful recommendation for the Purple Heather, Kenmare, for simple and sublime, fresh crab sandwich. Most wonderful was the kind attention of Katherine and Michael, excellent advice, a delightful lamb dinner and fires mysteriously laid. We packed a lot in! Plan to return to share the experience again. Mary Stehle McQueen
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Stunning south facing coastal location overlooking the sea.
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Wild Beauty of the West Coast

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
April 20, 2011
Such a heavenly spot! Perfect weather and love of family all around. We sang, rode, slept well, ate too much … we felt so well cared for, Katherine and Co are treasures! We will always remember our time at Westcove and the wild beauty of the south west coast. Although this was the perfect launching spot for trips to The Skelligs, horseback riding, The Kerry Way, it was also perfect to just walk the grounds and explore this grand house which has been so lovingly maintained … Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Stunning south facing coastal location overlooking the sea.
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Book Club members from Washington DC

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Nine of us from Washington DC, travelled here after we - a book club - read several of Morgan Llewellyn books about Irish history. We were struck be the beauty of the scenery, the expanse of the vistas, lakes rimmed by mountains and the spectacular hospitality and kindness of the local people. Katherine, Michael and Bernadette could not have been more helpful and caring. We love every nook and cranny of Westcove.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Kerry
Nearest Ferry
145 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Cork
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
White Strand
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Black Shop, Castlecove
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Waterville, Skellig Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
Car: necessary

There is plenty to see and do in and around Caherdaniel. Visit DERRYNANE HOUSE & NATIONAL PARK, ancestral home of one of Ireland’s leading historical figures, Daniel O’Connell known as 'The Liberator'. A 19th century politician, Daniel championed the cause of the Irish in the British parliament and succeeded in achieving Catholic Emancipation, his house and grounds’ have been preserved and are open to the public in the summer. The house is surrounded by spectacular sub-tropical gardens & the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes. Don’t forget to pick up a map of the ‘FAIRY TRAIL’ and see how many ‘fairy houses’ you can discover in the gardens! In Caherdaniel stop for a Guinness at Freddy’s – a well known local pub which has been there forever, or go to The Blind Piper – a younger atmosphere and excellent food. In summer, there’s a bustling indoor & outdoor market in the Community Centre between 10 and 12.30 on Friday mornings with lots of local produce and crafts. There is also an excellent food market on Sundays. The largest & finest & arguably the best example of a pre-Christian ring fort in Ireland, Staigue Fort is less than 15 mins drive away. It is worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking. Even older than is is the Tetrapod track on Valentia...of international importance, this series of footprints of a tetrapod is the first fossil record of an amphibian animal in the world.

A boat trip to Skellig Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site is a must! Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 218m above sea level and on the summit of this awe-inspiring rock is you will find perfectly preserved beehive huts, part of a 6th century monastic settlement. On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world.

Of course there are numerous lanes to wander and cycle along or take in the sea air on the beautiful beaches and dunes of Derrynane. There are also a couple of excellent, slightly more challenging walks you can try, starting from Westcove itself.

40 minutes drive west along the north coast of the beautiful Kenmare estuary, is the picturesque town of Kenmare itself, well-known for for its varied and tempting shops and teeming with excellent bars and restaurants ...a popular choice for the ladies, especially on Wednesdays when there is a lively market all year round selling everything from crafts and jewellery to a mouthwatering selection of cheeses, pates and other home made delicacies!

A little further inland is the bustling town of Killarney with many lovely bars, restaurants, spas and of course its famous lakes and national park. Visit also the Gaelic speaking Dingle peninsula and take a trip to see Funghi - a wild bottle nose dolphin that has made the bay his home.

Wherever you are in Kerry you will find excellent and varied restaurants offering delicious seafood & quality local produce. The convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub is legendary & many serve great value home-cooked food. The whole family can be assured of a very warm welcome. Kerry people are known for their wit & stories... you will be drawn into conversation with the locals so enjoy making new friends the 'craic' (fun) & stories. Don't forget to catch a live music session some evening!

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Availability & Rates

Caherdaniel Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season High
Apr 5 2014 - Apr 25 2014
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season Low
Apr 26 2014 - May 23 2014
€480
€2,800
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
May 24 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€3,600
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season Low
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€480
€2,800
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€400
€2,400
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 27 2015
€400
€2,400
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 17 2015
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season Low
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
€480
€2,800
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
€3,600
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
€3,200
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season Low
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 6 2015
€480
€2,800
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 7 2015 - Dec 18 2015
€400
€2,400
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season High
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
€3,200
7 nights
 
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Amenities

Caherdaniel Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Westcove House - ensuite to bedrrom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Westcove House - for bedrooms 4 & 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 6
  • Please note: for larger groups, The Stables has 2 full bathrooms and 3 shower rooms and Garden Cottage has 2 shower rooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Westcove House - with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Westcove House - with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Westcove House - Or one extra large zip & link double.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Westcove House - Large antique 4 poster bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Westcove House - with antique Austrian furniture
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Westcove House - with ensuite shower room
  • For larger groups, there are 6 more bedrooms in The Stables - 1 double, 2 twins/doubles,1 twin, 1 bunk and 1 single. In Garden Cottage there are 3 bedrooms - 1 large double, 1 twin and 1 single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Pool Table
  • Books
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling
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