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Cosy, comfortable stone farm cottages with sea and mountain views - River Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



River Cottage

RIVER COTTAGE is a traditional, cosy and comfortable stone farmhouse cottage sleeping up to four people and located near to the sea at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula. It comprises two bedrooms and a small attic sleeping area and has spectacular views of the Slieve Mish mountains to the rear and views of the sea from the garden to the front. It is situated next to the owners farmhouse and their smallholding comprising donkeys, sheep and chickens, together with an organic vegetable garden and four acres of grounds.

RIVER COTTAGE itself is an original 150 yr old Kerry farmhouse.It has a really cosy feel with its four poster bed, original fireplace and wood burning stove in the main living room, slate floors and rugs throughout, original sash windows and lime wash walls. The spacious kitchen and dining room have access to a wooden deck overlooking the lovely garden and Slieve Mish mountains beyond. A modern range oven provides ample scope for entertaining, cooking and dining in comfort.

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River Farmhouse & Cottages

River Farm comprises two cottages for rental - ANNIES COTTAGE, sleeping 6 and one of the most popular holiday cottages in Kerry and RIVER COTTAGE, sleeping 5 - an original Kerry Farmhouse that has been lovingly renovated and updated over the last ten years. Both cottages are surrounded by fields and a small stream runs through the property. It is very safe for children as both cottages are approached via a small ‘dead end’ lane which runs up to the mountain behind the cottages. The owners fields are occupied by pet sheep and lambs (in season), together with donkeys and free range hens. Views of the sea are possible from the garden as well as from Annie’s Cottage. Inch Beach with it's four miles of white sand and dunes(and increasingly a surfing and paragliding mecca) is no more than 15 minutes drive, whilst the beauty of Killarney National Park and it's lakes are also within easy reach. A local grocery shop (8am to 10pm, daily) is only 10 mins. walk away. Dogs are welcome.

Proximity to the best Kerry attractions and sites: Annie's Cottage is ideally situated for Killarney National Park, and the Kerry Way, the Dingle Peninsula and Tralee.

A 30 minute drive will allow you to visit Muckross House, the famous Killarney Lakes, Angel Falls, Ross Castle, the old Copper mInes, the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney's Cottage as well as walk throughout the beautiful meadows, mountains and woods of Killarney National Park.

From Killarney you can embark on the Kerry Way by foot or cycle or drive to the end of the Ring of Kerry (and back) visiting Killorglin, Glebeigh, Caherciveen, Valentia Island, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare - a memorable journey indeed.

Similar excursions by car and foot can take place on the Dingle Peninsular discovering the wild scenery, breathtaking mountain passes and white sandy beaches. This peninsular also has the highest concentration of megalithic sites in Europe.

A catalogue of festivals - food, music, culture, film and horseracing - take place throughout the year

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Nick Wynne-Morgan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Nick Wynne-Morgan

Anne & I have lived in Kerry for the last 16 years but prior to that spent every summer enjoying the beauty and attractions of this beautiful part of the world. We have seven children and an increasing number of grandchildren. We love the Kerry scenery and the friendliness of the people and the local community here.

Nick Wynne-Morgan purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Nick Wynne-Morgan chose Ireland

River Cottage is located on the Dingle Peninsula, off the main road but close enough to both Killarney and Dingle town. It is a quiet and a safe place for children to stay and is located amongst 4 acres of smallholding on which we have our donkeys, sheep & lambs, cats and a dog as well as our orchard and organic vegetable gardens. There are views of the Slieve Mish mountains behind and the sea in front of the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, Views, Pets & animals, a river running through the property, safe environment for children, owners on site to help with any question, lovely gardens and safe walks to the sea or mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four days went by so quickly! We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay - River Cottage. Nick. Anne Dora, Esther and all the animals are so special and made our trip to Ireland memorable! Our 2.5 yr old daughter can't stop talking about the animals on the farm - we told them Good Morning and Good Night each day! .

Enjoyed beautiful weather, Inch Beach ( and Sammy's), Foley's Pub and drives around Slea Head drive and Ring of Kerry. Best of luck to Esther and Hawaii. She'll love it!
Apr 2017
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Hot water and central heating are oil-fired and metered. Oil use is chargeable at cost - 3 euros per unit (average summer usage of 6 euros per day). The provision of Bed Linen and Towels is included within the rental price and unlike, many other cottages, no charge is made for the cleaning of the cottage with the exception of those guests who decide to bring their dogs with them on holiday (E 30)


County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower, No bath
  • The bathroom does not contain a bath but instead, features a large 'double' shower enclosure, a toilet and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Four Poster Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom is a charming room with a double aspect and views of the mountains behind. It features original sash windows, slate floor and has been renovated using lime wash paint to enhance the ‘look & feel’ of the original cottage walls. The second bedroom contains a 4 ft. double bed and a single bed as well as a dressing area and/or office..
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
RIVER COTTAGE is at least 150 years old and is a classic original 'Three room stone-built Kerry farmhouse' ( although we have increased its size over the years. It has been sympathetically renovated , retaining many of the features of the original cottage, including slate floors, lime wash walls, sash windows and the large open fireplace and wood burning stove in the main living room. The cottage has full oil-fired central heating and has a southerly aspect so is light , cosy and warm throughout the year. The spacious kitchen and dining area have been added on to the back of the cottage and were designed for our own family of nine. As such, they provide extensive entertaining, cooking and relaxation space for a small cottage and open out onto the wooden decking and barbeque area and pictoresque cottage garden at the rear. Views of Caherconree (Ireland's 4th highest mountain) and the Slieve Mish mountains are possible from both the kitchen and dining area


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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River Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 145 reviews

Nick and Anne were wonderful! Very helpful and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Nick and Anne's River cottage is a perfect place to enjoy a peaceful Ireland experience. They offered some great recommendations for activities and restaurants in the area and really made us feel at home. I highly recommend staying with them for families and couples looking for a laid back vacation. I wish I could visit every year!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, this is certainly a peaceful spot - off the main road and yet close to both Killarney and Dingle as well as mountains and sea. Surrounded by our own fields and our pet animals in them, this is a safe and quiet little haven for couples and families. Having the river running through the garden and with views of the mountains behind are an added bonus for some.
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Lovely. Very welcoming and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful week in such a relaxing place. The cottage is comfortable and beautifully furnished. We particularly appreciated the wide range of books distributed throughout, including in the loo - a winner !

This has been an ideal base from which to explore the Dingle peninsula and also visit the mountains near Killarney. We've had around 4 hours good walking every day in contrasting places. We recommend driving through the Gap of Dunloe and walking in the Black Valley. Also, climbing up Caherconree, walking around the Maharees Peninsula, climbing between Mas an Tompian and Piaras Mor, near Mt. Brandon or Cruach Marthain, above Dunquin. But everywhere we have been has been wonderful, and all the people we've met are friendly and interesting. We'll miss the peace & quiet.

Thanks again. NB Note for prospective visitors: If you have a dog you might like to know in advance that some walks are not possible - for instance we wanted to climb Brandon Mountain, and explore around (and perhaps go up) Carrauntoohil, but the 'no dogs' signs in both places were more forbidding than some of the others. On the whole we found that if we talked to local farmers and checked with them, the dog was not a problem.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage, perfect for families!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfectly located for exploring the dingle peninsula. It is a quiet place in the middle of nature though it is close to the main road. Our kids enjoyed playing with the animals there. The owners take obviously good care about the cottage and its surrounding land. It is perfectly equipped inside and it was very clean. We were excited about all the lovely details inside. It was perfect for getting an impression about Irish lifestyle. Thank you very much - absolutely recommendable!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage is surrounded by 4 acres of garden and fields and is a quiet oasis, away from the busy tourist locations and roads that are very noticeable in the summer months. Our lambs & donkeys help to keep the grass under control and the views of the sea and mountains behind remind us daily of what a beautiful place this part of the Dingle Peninsula is. We try and provide a sense of 'homeliness' for our guests' stay with a range of relevant historical and geographical books, maps, board games, antiques, cushions, rugs and an open fire (with logs) to enjoy when the weather is not so kind. When the weather is good, you can walk to the sea in 10 mins or the Slieve Mish mountains behind in 5 minutes from the cottage door. Plenty of space, quiet and peace to relax and enjoy your holiday in this beautiful part of the world.
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The perfect country getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travel to Ireland often and memories of our time in Dingle are right at the top of our experiences. Nick's cottage is just charming and everything we were looking for in a home base for our travels around Ireland. The area is charming. We met some of the locals and enjoyed heading down for lunch at inch Beach. It's also an easy and scenic drive right into Dingell proper. It was lambing season and such fun to see all of the little ones frolicking about the countryside. I can't recommend this place more wholeheartedly. It was just such a wonderful stay. Thank you so much and we look forward to returning! - Corbin and Thatcher

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corbin and Thatcher were lovely appreciative guests. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stay at River Cottage and we would gladly host them again, should they decide to visit Kerry on a future occasion. Regards, Nick & Anne
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Priceless Memories

  • 5 of 5

I think Nick already entered the comments I left in their guest book, but I wanted to be sure to put a review on here and provide my 5 star rating. River Cottage is STUNNING. Being able to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the mountain view behind the cottage before everyone else was up is a memory I won't soon forget. My daughters have already asked to go back and see the donkeys. I highly recommend staying at River Cottage. I don't think its possible to not enjoy the scenery there. The location was perfect for exploring. I'd go back in a minute!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Thanks so much! 'STUNNING' is an adjective that is more usually & liberally used by real estate agents when describing a property for sale. But we are more than happy to receive superlative comments such as this and try in every case to both match the description of our traditional Irish cottage to the actual holiday but also add a 'service element' that creates some good memories of the holiday. Jeni and her family were a delight to host and we would be very happy if they returned to River Cottage again one day.
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River Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at River Cottage. It was everything one could hope for in a holiday house, a home from home for a week.Thank you Nick and Anne and family for letting us share your beautiful spot in Kerry. Our boys, 4 and 6 absolutely loved the animals, running abit wild and the lego and dvds when they had worn themselves out! It is a great location halfway to Dingle and Killarney for exploring beaches, Slea Head and Muckross House & traditional farms in Killarney. So many highlights, we could easily have stayed another week!

Go raibh mile maith agaibh

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We've had a lot of experience over the years trying to travel and stay in 'strange' places ourselves with lots of children in tow whilst keeping them amused and there's no doubt that a large collection of pet animals, a stream to get wet and muddy in, a safe and large expanse of grounds, a box of lego and some Disney movies is not bad for starters !! Wer'e only glad that some of these were appreciated by you all. We'd love to have you come and stay again.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Kerry Airport, Farranfore
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Anvil, Boolteens
Nearest Ferry
88 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Killorglin Golf Club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Farranfore, Tralee or Killarney
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sammy's, Inch Beach
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Inch Beach
Car: necessary

Annie's cottage and River Cottage are ideally located to access the many beaches, leisure opportunities and tourist attractions of the Dingle Peninsula as well as the scenic beauty of Killarney, the lakes and the Kerry Way. The county town of Tralee provides an opportunity for good shopping and boasts the Aquadome, a large indoor play centre, and the Kerry County Museum for those rainy days.

For those interested in history and archaeology, the Dingle peninsular provides many neolithic sites and places of interest. The Dingle Way , a 120 mile waymarked route, passes just a few miles from the cottage and you can walk to the nearby Caherconree Mountain (Ireland's 4th highest) from the cottage front door! The charm, small craft shops, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Dingle Town is a must to experience, as is the Slea Head Drive and the Blasket Islands. Castlegregory and the Maharees are also just a few miles distant

Other Activities: Rose of Tralee festival, Horse racing, Film & music festivals, hill walking, horse riding, craft fairs, farmers markets, indoor climbing wall

Golf: There are a multitude of golf courses within a 30 minute drive of Annie's Cottage and River Cottage. Many are 18 hole championship courses such as Ballybunion, Tralee, Dooks, Beaufort, Killorglin and Killarney. Others are 9 hole course and there are even a few pitch and put courses locally for the beginners.

Some of the courses are links courses with spectacular views of the atlantic from many of the greens and fairways . Amongst these are Ballybunion, Dooks, Tralee and Dingle courses.


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