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SPRING COTTAGE ~ Beautiful 200 Year Old Traditional Irish Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Our home is a 200+ year-old farmhouse, set in part of a hundred acre working dairy farm. It is in the section of Milltown called Ballyvirrane, and has a spectacular view out the front door of the Macgillycuddy Reeks and Ireland’s highest elevation, Carrauntoohill.

The house has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2 functional fireplaces, a large family room with a fuel stove and a fully applianced modern kitchen. We have a TV, DVD player and wifi internet. There is also a washing machine and dryer for your use.

We supply linens, towels, blankets, pillows, dishes, silverware, etc. The Living Room sofa opens into a double bed.

The master bedroom has a 5' (US= Queen) bed and a full en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a 'triple bunk' bed--a single on top and a 4'6 (US=Full) on the bottom. It also has a 1/2 bath en-suite.

Milltown is a small village next to Killorglin, in County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Killarney, Tralee,

Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry are all approximately 20-30 minutes away. The house is a two hour drive from Shannon or Cork Airport and is only 20 minutes from Kerry Airport.

Milltown has pharmacies, hair salons, convenience stores, a Catholic church, hardware store, Chinese restaurant, butcher shop, Dentist and Doctor’s offices, petrol station, several pubs and riding stables around the corner from our house. Killorglin is a small city and has just about everything else you could possibly need. It has excellent gourmet restaurants as well as pubs, coffee shops, banks, sandwich shops, and a library.

There are several golf courses in the vicinity and fishing is also available nearby.

More Details

Kathryn Shanahan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Kathryn Shanahan

My husband and I fell in love with Ireland on our first trip here from the States, in 1997. In 1999 we found Spring Cottage and were lucky enough to purchase it in 2000. It had not been updated in many years, so we preserved the exterior and fully modernized the inside. It was a true labor of love.

We enjoy introducing Ireland to our friends and family and feel so blessed to have a home in Kerry.

Kathryn Shanahan purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kathryn Shanahan chose Ireland

The traditional Irish cottage is iconic. While ours has a slate roof, not thatched, its over 215 years old and holds a lifetime of memories for the family that sold it to us. We are fortunate to have gotten to know them and learn a little of its history.

What makes this cottage unique

We always enjoy it when the cows are visible in the adjacent grazing fields. In the late summer and Fall, the blackberry bushes provide a delicious treat. You can lay in the hammock and watch the the colors change on the mountains. Its a truly peaceful retreat.


County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Guestroom - toilet , Ensuite
  • A shower chair is available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guestroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a closet. There's a sofa bed in the Living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing


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SPRING COTTAGE ~ Beautiful 200 Year Old Traditional Irish Home
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 38 reviews
Santa Fe, NM

Cozy Country Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Tim, and I were fortunate to be able to stay at this sweet cottage for a week in the middle of this month. Believe it or not, we had 5 days of sunny weather! It was so nice outside that we ate dinner on the front lawn, which had an amazing mountain view, 4 evenings. There was shopping close by and also wonderful restaurants but the lovely weather beckoned us to stay outside and enjoy our country home rather then dine at a restaurant. The location is perfect for visiting the Glen of Dunloe, the Dingle Penninsula, and the Ring of Kerry, to name just a few of the amazing sights close by. The cottage was spacious and snug with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennie: You made our day! We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and that the weather cooperated. Ireland is gorgeous --and even more so, when the sun shines. If you ever return to Ireland, I hope you 'll look us up. Thanks again. Kathy
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Delightful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Spring Cottage from the moment we stepped inside. Besides being an excellent base for exploring the area, the cottage is charming, well-equipped, quiet, and comfortable. It was our little bit of the Irish countryside. And we appreciated the attention to detail, including finding milk, bread, butter and fresh eggs waiting for us in the fridge.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nola: Thanks so much for your very kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll consider us again if you ever return to the Kerry area. We hope you have a wonderful summer! Kathy & Jim Shanahan
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Absolutely loved it. Really felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

Of all the home away places I've stayed I would live at this one. From the moment we pulled up we were home. When I think of an Irish country cottage this is it. They had eggs bread and coffee as well as many other items of use.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage tucked away on a back road

  • 4 of 5

Make sure you know how to set your GPS with coordinates before you leave the airport! This is a lovely cottage in a pastoral setting. Our host was kind to leave us well stocked for our first day. We enjoyed our stay here very much and would certainly return be given the chance. We thought it was well situated for our tour of Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy: So glad you liked the house! I hope you will have the chance to return. Thanks for the kind review. Kathy
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Great starting point to explore Dingle peninsula as well as doing the Ring of Kerry.

  • 4 of 5

Complete vacation property with spacious rooms, nice country kitchen, cozy living room with fireplace. Decor is somewhat dated, but overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!! Tucked away with beautiful sunrises and views of the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. It is not that far from the airport. Plus the drive was very scenic. They did a wonderful job making this house warm and cozy, while keeping the itegerity of the original house. We were close to various towns to go explore. If we come back to this area, we will book this house again. Thank you for a memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Timmie: Thanks so much for your kind words! We are so please that you enjoyed the house. More importantly though, I am so jealous that you got into your Grandmother's house!! I am hoping to do the same eventually. I hope you and your family have good holidays. Thank you again. Kathy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several in Milltown & Killorglin centers
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Killorglin Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in Milltown & Killorgin centers
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

County Kerry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

This is a non-smoking house.
No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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