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Imaginatively converted 17th Cent. cottage ...magnificent views over Kenmare Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-5, 3 bdrms, 2 shower, idyllic romantic retreat for all seasons.

A traditional 17th century stone cottage, originally built for farm workers for Westcove House. After years of being used as a workshop, Garden Cottage has now been converted to a high standard and consists of a spacious living room with kitchen, dining area, a wood burning stove and large patio doors opening south to a stone terrace and magnificent views over the Kenmare Estuary. Off the entrance hall is a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a shower room - also a utility room with sink, washing machine and drier. The stairs lead to a twin bedroom with its own shower room - small but comfortable and full of character. The ground floor has attractive ceramic floor tiles and under floor heating throughout.

Garden Cottage is completely secluded making it an idyllic retreat on its own, with flexible start/finish dates during the low and mid seasons…

PLEASE NOTE: It is sometimes not available on its own between May and September unless we are sure it not needed as an annex to Westcove House (1213179) and/or The Stables (1213182) for large group bookings. See Listing 439174

More Details

Property Manager
Susannah Adlington
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 cottage in 1961

Why Susannah Adlington chose Caherdaniel

This building is a traditional 18th century stone cottage, originally built for farm workers for Westcove House. After years of being used as a workshop we recently been converted Garden Cottage to a high standard and it now consists of a spacious living room with kitchen, dining area, a wood burning stove and large patio doors opening south to a stone terrace and magnificent views over the Kenmare Estuary.

What makes this cottage unique

Whilst in the grounds of Westcove House, the cottage is totally secluded and makes an idyllic retreat - especially during quieter months. In summer, open the doors onto the south facing terrace overlooking the sea and enjoy a meal cooked on the built-in barbecue. During winter you can enjoy the warm glow of the wood-burning stove whilst looking through the large patio doors at the grazing Soay sheep and the ever-changing light glistening over the sea and mountains beyond.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Garden Cottage at Westcove surpassed our expectations. The kids loved it, as did we.

We will hopefully be back next summer but for a longer stay! We had an action packed adventure of water sports and horses with the fishing thrown in for good measure. The boys were happy as they caught pollack, eel, crabs, trout, and perch.

The Blind Piper was great to eat in, our son is a coeliac and they looked after him very well.

Until next year, thanks again!
Jul 2014
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Caherdaniel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large window facing south over Kenmare Estuary and beyond
  • Extra guest bed and/or crib is available for bedroom 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Imaginatively converted 17th Cent. cottage ...magnificent views over Kenmare Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great place in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights at Susannah's cottage. Not long enough!

The cottage had all the modern day amenities yet retained the charm of a 300 year old home.

We golfed at Dooks, hiked in Killarney and visited Skellig Michael - all within an hour's drive.

Sheep just outside the door, seals down at the pier with a great view off the terrace.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Relaxing & Breathtaking Stay in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

It is exactly 1 year since I had the privilege of traveling here with my 11-year-old and 9-year-old son's for a special trip. After combing through innumerable properties, my boys picked Westcove because they wanted to be by the sea and the countryside ("where we can roam wild"). We could not have asked for a better situation. We arrived at 9 PM after driving straight from Dublin and didn't have time to stop at the grocery store, but Katherine met us and generously gave us some provisions for the night and the next morning. From The moment we arrived, we knew we were somewhere special. We loved exploring during the day from Derrynane Beach to hiking the falls at Gleninchaquin but were always happy to get "home" in time for dinner & sunset. It was March, but with a few layers and good weatherproof coats, we were able to be outside all day every day.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westcove Garden Cottage is a wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Westcove Garden Cottage is a wonderful, quiet and very comfortable cottage.

We very much enjoyed living and cooking around the woodburning stove in the living room/kitchen. With both under-floor heating and the woodburning stove, the cottage is very comfortable during the winter months. The view on the bay from the dining table is just great, sunrise in the morning and sunset in the late afternoon (December).

There are some great walks nearby, especially the one around Derrynane Beach and the one up the hill to Glenmore en Waterville.

Westcove and the surrounding bay are just beautiful!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Black Shop, Castlecove
Nearest Ferry
145 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Cork
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
62 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 , 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, surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens is open to the public daily in the summer., and weekends all year round.... the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes! The house overlooks Derrynane bay, with it's spectacular dunes - great for dog walking and horseback riding and one of the loveliest sandy beaches in Ireland, where there is an excellent watersports centre in summer - with many facilities for all ages.

In Caherdaniel stop for a Guinness at Freddy’s – a traditional local pub, - 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 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. ...well worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking.

Follow the Ring of Kerry clockwise to the West and explore Waterville with its famous sea trout lake and great restaurants. Take the Skellig Ring - one of the most scenic routes along the 'Wild Atlantic Way' - to Port Magee , cross the bridge over to Valencia Island with its many tourist attractions.

A boat trip to Skellig Islands - famous as a location in the 2 latest Star War films, is a must! 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 many tempting shops and excellent bars and restaurants. On Wednesdays 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, including the imposing stately home, Bantry House, the Sculpture Park and many 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 is now 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'. 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. 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 stunning views over to the Dingle Peninsular. KILLARNEY - - 3 courses on the legendary lakes.

You will find details of all the above with links to all attractions on arrival


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

Any deposit paid on booking is non-refundable - except when the client rebooks at the time of cancellation the same property within the following 12 months, in which case the deposit can be carried over less a 10% admin fee. If the owner is able to re-let the property/properties for the full period of the booking, the deposit will be returned less a 10% administration charge.

If the booking is cancelled after the full balance has been paid, i.e. six/eight weeks prior to the commencement date, the full sum shall be forfeited. However, as a concession, if the owner is able to re-let the property/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 confirmed by email.


Please note: the owner may request a security deposit for weddings/celebrations
For full terms and conditions, visit the owner's website at Westcove

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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