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Large Family Friendly Cottage, free WiFi, 500m from Beach, Bar and Restaurant!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cois Farraige - Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

This welcoming detached cottage is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful seaside village of Ballinskelligs in County Kerry on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' touring route. The home is available for holiday rental and extended periods also. The area has also recently been awarded the 'Gold Tier International Dark Sky Award' so it is the perfect location for gazing at those stars! If you are a fan of ‘Star Wars’ you can visit the UNESCO site of The Skelligs Rocks also the Irish location featured in Star Wars The Force Awakens!

'Cois Farraige' offers a solid wood kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a traditional open fire and electric fire. Ideal for you and the rest of your party to relax over a glass of wine whilst the cosy open fire warms you up after a busy day exploring this wonderful area. 'Cois Farraige' also has five bedrooms consisting of two ground floor bedrooms with separate wc, three first floor bedrooms, as well as two main bathrooms. Outside, this Ballinskelligs cottage has off road parking for six cars and a fully enclosed front garden, where you can dine alfresco or BBQ as the children play, whilst you plan tomorrow’s adventure in this wonderful part of Ireland or just gaze at the stars! A shop and bar & restaurant (with live traditional music); Post Office and beach side café are all within easy walking distance plus there are many activities in the area including horse-riding, hiking, cycling, surfing, swimming, water sports, boat trips, scenic drives, or you may wish to spend the day relaxing on the sandy blue flag beach. There are a number of attractions in the area such as The Skellig Rocks (where Star Wars was filmed!), The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, The Skellig Chocolate Factory (a must see!), Portmagee, Valantia Island, the Dingle Peninsula and the stunning Ring of Kerry. This delightful Ballinskelligs cottage is an ideal base for families and a group of friends who wish to visit and explore County Kerry and beyond!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderfully welcoming home with all we needed and more. Enjoyed our daily dander down the beautiful 'loanen' (Northern Irish for 'wee road' : ) ) to the fantastic beach. Beach cafe superb-very friendly folks especially Barbara. Our teenagers had a great time kayaking in the bay. Interesting places to visit with breathtaking scenery around every corner! Thanks you Mary & Helen for everything! Homesick already for Kerry & especially Ballinskelligs!
Aug 2014
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Ballinskelligs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fresh linen and towels are included in the rental rate Cot & highchair available Oil & electricity are meter read & payable on departure Refundable breakage bond required Property consists of 5 bedrooms but maximum occupancy allowed is 8 people. Discount offered for 1 couple occupancy


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Large Family Friendly Cottage, free WiFi, 500m from Beach, Bar and Restaurant!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Very comfortable spatious house in an out-of-the way village on a quiet beach.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house in a quiet setting with good views. The house had everything we needed and the location was fabulous with a very long beach and a little castle you could walk out to. The house is not quite as close to the beach as the cover picture suggests - it was a 10 min stroll down a narrow road, but there was a great cafe at the beach so we were good to make the trip back (uphill). There are a lot of things to explore nearby, we especially enjoyed exploring Valentia Island and Portmagee. Downside was that it took a long time to get off the Inveragh peninsula. We made the trip out to the Dingle peninsula, but it was a long day and we felt rushed.

The rent does not include electricity and heating and we were a little surprised by how much it cost - we had to pay 46 Euro cash after a 5 night stay in June. Still we still felt it was a very reasonable rental overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house at great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Helen's house for 1 week in may 2017. What a lovely place. The house is fully equiped and is at a great location. We explored the magic area and fell in love with Ireland. Amazing views from impressive cliffs, an emerald sea, a landscape covered in blooming bushes and lazy, grazing sheep. Nice, helpfull people with a great sense of humour, great food and endless winding roads leading to magic places. When skies are clear, the starry nights are overwhelming. Thanks Helen and Mary. We hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Gerda, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at 'Cois Farraige' - it sounds like you made the most of your holiday in Ballinskelligs! Yes, the stars are absolutely amazing aren't they - we are situated in the International Dark Sky Reserve and we are so fortunate to be surrounded by such natural beauty-we are delighted that you & your family made the most of your Irish holiday with us-hopefully we can welcome you all back in the very near future! Thanks again! : )
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Fantastic property, stunning setting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Cois Farraige fabulous home from home, spacious, clean and welcoming. The area and beach are stunning and within walking distance. Walks galore and everyone was so friendly. Ireland and Ballinskelligs is definately a place we shall return to. Thanks for letting us your beautiful holiday home we are so grateful we have experienced such a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and the 5 stars! We are delighted that you enjoyed 'Cois Farraige' and the local area-we are looking forward to welcoming you all back very soon! : )
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The house was really bright and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Really well equipped house close the beach and pub in astoundingly beautiful area.Have no hesitation in recommending to a large family or group of friends.WiFi would be a good addition

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review-we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday in 'Cois Farraige'! We do suggest that our guests avail of the free WiFi in the café just by the beach (which is also the perfect excuse to sample the home baking!) but we will look into installing it in the home soon also-thanks for the suggestion. We'd be delighted for you to recommend 'Cois Farraige' to family & friends, that would be very much appreciated and hopefully we can welcome you & your family back again in the near future! : )
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Lovely large house in a charming village

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 adults and 2 dogs so the property was amply big enough. The owner Helen could not have been more helpful. The house was clean with good facilities and looked after by a helpful housekeeper. It is a short gentle downhill walk to the beach, with the pub a little further on. The beech is beautiful and amenities in the village are good - pub, cafe, fish and chip takeaway, local small shop, post office and arts and crafts galleries. More restaurants are available a short drive away in Waterville and Cahersiveen, where good supermarkets can be found. It is a good touring base for the Ring of Kerry and Dingle is an easy day trip. Horse riding on the beach at Caherdaniel was excellent. You will always get mixed weather in Kerry, but the scenery more than makes up for it.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review-we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ballinskelligs & that you were so happy with 'Cois Farraige' holiday home. Hopefully we can welcome you all back in the near future! : )
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Great house all round. Hope to return soon.

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy house. Clean and well equipped with lovely big garden surrounded by stunning landscape. Short walk to the beautiful beach through the flower bedecked hedgerow an absolute joy. Lots of great things to see and do nearby - kayaking on the beach, visit to the chocolate factory, friendly beach cafe, walks through stunning country on the doorstep, lots of historical interest too. People all very friendly and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Indira, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review & for your 5 star rating! We are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your holiday at 'Cois Farraige' & all the sites & activities that Ballinskelligs has to offer-hopefully we can welcome you all back in the near future! : )
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Choice of Shannon or Cork with Kerry airport only
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cable O' Learys Bar & Restaurant, Ballinskelligs
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Cork Ferry Terminal or Rosslare Harbour
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Waterville Golf Links
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Killarney Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cable O'Leary's Bar & Restaurant, Ballinskelligs
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

There are a number of attractions in the area such as The Skellig Rocks, The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, The Skellig Chocolate Factory (a must see!), Valantia Island, the Dingle Peninsula and the stunning Ring of Kerry. This delightful Ballinskelligs cottage is an ideal base for families and a group of friends who wish to visit and explore County Kerry and beyond.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $176.41

Price includes fresh linen and towels
Reductions available for couples-please enquire
Deposit required to secure rental with balance payable 4 weeks before holiday
Refundable breakage deposit required
Property must be left in an acceptable condition or cleaning will be deducted
Oil heating & electricity are meter read and payable in cash at end of stay so guest only pays for what they use
Extended stays & long term rental rates available, please enquire directly

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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