: White Strand
: The Black Shop, Castlecove
: Waterville and Skellig Bay
: the Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
These properties are situated 15kms west of Sneem and 15 kms east of Watervillle (with its championship golfcourse ) overlooking the Kenmare Estuary in South Kerry - an ideal location from which to explore this magical part of Ireland. Nearby you can visit either the home of Daniel O'Connel, 'The Liberator' with tropical gardens overlooking the wonderful Derrynane beeches, or Staigue Fort, the finest example of a pre-Christian fort in Ireland. You can row, fish and shrimp from rocks just by Pier Cottage; or go deep sea, lake or river fishing. In summer there is a fun watersports centre nearby; 5 excellent golf courses within 40 mins drive-see details below-, horseriding for all ages and endless beautiful walks. There are numerous excursions - north to Killarney, west to Valencia Island, boat trips to the Skelligs; south to Bantry Bay via Kenmare with its tempting shops and restaurants. Do leave time to enjoy the lengendary Irish pubs; and indeed to absorb the beauty of Westcove itself.
Other Activities: Visiting historical sites and tropical gardens
Golf: Pier Cottage makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. Use your own transport or a local minibus can be arranged to take you to any of the following courses – check their websites for details:
Within 25 mins drive – WATERVILLE – www.watervillegolflinks.ie – magnificent links course (always rated one of the top 10 in Ireland) – a must for serious golfers. SKELLIG BAY - www.skelligbay.com – a fairly new challenging course with breathtaking views over sea and lake – reasonable green fees. PARKNASILLA – www.parknasillahotel.ie - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family.
Within 45 mins drive – RING OF KERRY – www.ringofkerrygolf.com – 18 holes with panoramic views over Kenmare Estuary – take a buggy unless you are a mountain goat! KENMARE – www.kenmaregolf.com – the first 9 holes of beautifully kept parkland are followed by a hillier 2nd 9 – good value for money and an excuse to visit this ‘shopper’s paradise’.
About 1 ¼ hours drive DOOKS – www.dooks.com – a classic links with views over to the Dingle Peninsular. KILLARNEY – www.killarney-golf.com – 3 courses on the shores of the legendary lakes.
For even more possiblities check the numerous Kerry Golf websites but the above are the closest to Westcove.