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Stunning south facing coastal location overlooking the sea, catering available

Bedrooms 6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Susannah Adlington
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Susannah Adlington

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

Why Susannah Adlington chose Ring of Kerry

Westcove House is very dear to our family. We have spent many years upgrading and improving the house to modern standards and also renovating 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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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....

Guestbook comments from the manager

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!
May 2012
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Caherdaniel Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Black Shop:- 1.5k (The Blind Piper :- 4k)
Nearest Ferry
145 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Cork
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Waterville Golf Club Skellig Bay also Waterville
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
White Strand
Car: necessary

There is plenty to see and do within 15 minutes drive of Westcove:

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 timeless pub, frequented by locals - or go to The Blind Piper – a younger atmosphere with excellent, home-cooked food and live music on Thursday evenings. In summer, there’s a bustling market in the Community Centre between 10 and 12.30 on Friday mornings with lots of local produce and crafts.

The largest and arguably the best example of a pre-Christian ring fort in Ireland, STAIGUE FORT is about 3 miles above Castlecove, less than 15 minutes drive away. It is worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking.

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 you will find perfectly preserved beehive huts, part of a 6th century monastic settlement. On the spectacular Small Skellig 23,000 pairs of gannets nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world.

Kerry is a paradise for walkers. Stroll along the beautiful beaches and dunes of Derrynane or venture up into the hills and follow the well signed 'Kerry Way'.

40 minutes drive east along the north coast of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary, is the picturesque town of KENMARE, well-known 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 mouth-watering selection of cheeses, pates and other home-made delicacies!

Drive south from Kenmare over spectacular mountain passes, to explore the Beara Peninsula which has so much to offer visitors, from the imposing stately home, BANTRY HOUSE, the SCULPTURE PARK and a selection of beautiful gardens ...

The one hour drive to KILLARNEY is probably the most scenic in Ireland - a winding road with magnificent views over its famous lakes and mountains. The town itself has become overly popular, teeming with tourists, huge hotels and souvenir shops, however it's well worth visiting Muckross House and Gardens and the 15th century Muckross Abbey on the lakes shortly before Killarney.

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 and most serve great value home-cooked food. The whole family can be assured of a very warm welcome. Kerry people are known for their wit... you will be drawn into conversation with the locals .... so enjoy making new friends, the 'craic' (fun) & stories ..and more stories!! Don't forget to catch a live music session one evening!

Westcove makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. Set off after a full Irish breakfast and relax with a delicious home cooked dinner on your return. 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 – – magnificent links course (always rated one of the top 10 in Ireland) – a must for serious golfers. SKELLIG BAY - – a fairly new challenging course with breathtaking views over sea and lake – reasonable green fees. PARKNASILLA – - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family.

Within 45 mins drive – RING OF KERRY – – 18 holes with panoramic views over Kenmare Estuary – take a buggy unless you are a mountain goat! KENMARE – – 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 1¼ hours drive DOOKS – – a classic links with views over to the Dingle Peninsular. KILLARNEY - - 3 courses on the legendary lakes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 9.0%

PLEASE NOTE - Owner's Cancellation Policy

The 25% deposit paid on booking is non-refundable ‐except when the client re-books the same property within the following 12 months, in which case the deposit can be carried over less a 10% admin fee.
If the booking is cancelled after the full balance has been paid, i.e. 6 weeks prior to the commencement date, the full sum shall be forfeited. However, as a concession, if the owner is able to re-let any of the properties for the full period of the booking the sum paid for the rental will be returned less a 10% administration charge.
Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason must be by email.
Please note: a security deposit may be required by the owner for weddings/celebrations
Please visit the owner's website at Westcove for full details

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.