|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
There is plenty to see and do within 15 minutes drive of Garden Cottage...
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 with 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.
The largest and arguably the best example of a pre-Christian ring fort in Ireland, Staigue Fort is less than 15 mins drive away above Castlecove. 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 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.
40 minutes drive east 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 jewelry to a mouthwatering selection of cheeses, pates and other home made delicacies!
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 & 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!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Garden Cottage is booked at the time of receipt of 25% of the rental ,the balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. It is an express condition of the booking that the Proprietor is not responsible for any loss or damage which may be sustained by tenants or their visitors.
If the cottage is not claimed by 10pm on the due day of arrival, it will be re-let without further reference to the clients.