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Family & Pet Friendly House Situated On A Working Hillside Sheep Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage With Breathtaking Views Of The Atlantic Ocean

A newly renovated cottage, 2 double bedrooms and a twin room and 2 bathrooms . A cosy sitting room with a wood burning stove and natural beams exposed in the ceiling. Highlight would have to be the conservatory with its breathtaking views of Valentia Island and the river Fertha. The tarmac courtyard is safe fro small children to play/cycle. There is an outdoor built in barbecue with outdoor garden furniture for all the family to enjoy the long summer evenings. there is ample parking for cars.


County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Family & Pet Friendly House Situated On A Working Hillside Sheep Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A Fabulous Kerry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had the privilege of spending our vacation at this wonderful cottage. To start, the views are unbelievable. There are sweeping views of the countryside, complete with fields, ocean, flowers, sheep, ancient castles- you name, it's there. It's the perfect way to start and end your days in Ireland.

The cottage itself couldn't be more cozy. If you aren't comfortable here, the fault is yours. The furnishings were perfect. The kitchen had everything you needed to put some lovely meals together. It was perfect not to have to race out after breakfast first thing in the morning. The bedrooms were comfy as well. We slept like babies! And after a day of hiking, the shower was a piping hot respite.

Gillian and Mike could not have been more welcoming!My only regret is that Ireland is not closer to New York. I'd spend all my vacations here.

If it's a beautiful, quiet, cozy place you are looking for, this is the perfect cottage for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dee & Patrick We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage so much and you were the perfect guests and would be most welcome to our house anytime. We know Cahersiveen is a beautiful Spot to live in and we are delighted to be able to accommodate people to come and enjoy our beautiful views and surroundings. Thanks again Gillian & Mike
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Perfect location for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Ireland from Aug. 23 to Aug. 30! This house was nestled in an absolutely beautiful setting overlooking rolling hills of sheep pasture with the ocean and mountains as a back drop! The scenic overlook on the property is a must see at sunrise and sunset! The house itself was cozy, very clean, and had a well equipped kitchen. All amenities that we needed for our stay were readily available.

Gillian was very helpful with answering questions I had before our trip and our hosts were very friendly and gracious during our stay as well. The property is very well located for spending time in the quaint little town of Cahersiveen as well as driving the Ring of Kerry, day trips to Dingle, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher, and taking a boat trip to the Skelligs. Loved our vacation and would definitely recommend this property and the Wild Atlantic Way to anyone planning a trip to The Emerald Isle!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic views and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for exploring for a week, Gillian and Michael were very helpful and friendly. Can t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed an extended stay in this wonderful home. Mike and Gillian are great hosts. They know the area well and share their knowledge to ensure your stay is grand. Within walking distance you will find a castle and two stone forts. This home makes for a welcome retreat after a day taking in the sites and attractions so richly abundant in the area. An extended stay affords time to take things in at your own pace. No need to hustle, bustle, and scurry about. Wonderful day hikes, drives, and beaches to stroll. The house is equipped with everything you need from A to Z. Wonderful sunsets. Taking in the view from the conservatory is perfection at any time of the day. We are very happy we found this wonderful home for our extended stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly with Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a weeks stay at Gillian's house. My husband and I were traveling with two senior parents and two young children. We found the house very child friendly and it certainly suited all of our needs. Gillian was more than accommodating to us. Overall, a wonderful rental and we certainly would stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with astonishing views!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful home in Cahirciveen for a week. I woke up each morning and went down to the kitchen just to see the view of the water and the green sloping hills of Cahirciveen. The owners are really friendly and helpful and the location is very convenient to any part of the Ring of Kerry -- and for me, the great bonus is I wasn't in a tourist trap, but in an actual home on a sheep farm, with a beach and historical sites all around me.

I encourage anyone visiting south Kerry to stay in the O'Connor's home. It is spacious, affordable, has everything you need to have a relaxing vacation, and is located in a truly beautiful spot. The pictures don't do the view justice!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gillian O'Connor
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Mike Murts, Cahirciveen
Nearest Ferry
147 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
62 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Q.C's , Camo's,
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
White Strand (Blue Flag Beach)
Car: necessary

Donie's Cottage is a newly renovated 1960's 3 bedroomed country cottage. It is situated in the middle of a working hillside sheep farm. It boasts breathtaking scenic views of local historic features, such as, Ballycarberry Castle, Cahergall and Leacanabuaile stone forts. We are situated in the epicentre of the newly established Dark Sky Reserve, the only one in the Northern hemisphere. We are also 3km from the town of Cahirciveen which is on the well established Ring of Kerry tourist route. Cahirciveen is also part of the newly established Wild Atlantic Way.

We are 15Km from the picturesque village of Portmagee where there are daily boat trips to the must see Early Christian monastic settlements The Skellig Rocks. The Magillicuddy Reeks, Irelands highest mountain range, are 30 km from Cahirciveen for any mountaineering enthusiasts.

For golf enthusiasts we have Waterville championship golf links 15km and also Dooks golf club is situated 20 km from Cahirciveen.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30.84
Refundable damage deposit $185.03

Extra charge for electricity and oil heating

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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