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Traditional Stone Cottage With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Sneem, Kerry, - Peaceful, Relaxing Surroundings With Access To Surrounding Hills, Stunning Scenery

Bridgets Cottage is a recently renovated traditional stone cottage on an elevated site with beautiful views down the valley towards the picturesque village of Sneem. Home to Bridget and John Sullivan and their family in 1901, the cottage was derelict for many years and used as a garden shed by the previous owners, the cottage has been restored to a lovely cosy little retreat. The owners home is nearby if you need any assistance. The property is set on a 7 acre smallholding and fresh veg and eggs are available to buy in season. The cottage has a walled sitting area to the side and back, with washing line, and a grassed area with a fantastic view across the valley and towards the mountain ridge behind, a perfect place to sit and relax. Outdoor chairs and tables and an open barbecue are provided. A perfect place for artists, photographers and writers, and for anyone needing to lose themselves for a while. There is a wi-fi signal available if you feel the need to contact the outside world. Signal strength not always good due to location, but there is also free wi-fi in most of the pubs and cafes in Sneem when our signal up here is weak.

From 1st October to 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay

A stairgate and highchair are available, please ask when booking.

Detailed directions are provided. The owner can come and meet you in Sneem if needed.

More Details

Gary Russell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Gary Russell

Owned by Gary and Sue Russell. We moved here in 2012 to semi retire :)

We saw this empty, overgrown, derelict little farm and thought we could make in into place it had once been.....we've never worked so hard in our lives!!

Gary Russell purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary Russell chose Ireland

This area is the real Ireland. During the summer some of the tourist hotspots can be fairly busy. Most of our regular visitors stay here because they love coming 'home' to the peace and quiet. The forestry around the farm is full of wildlife and birds. We're very near to the Kerry dark Sky Reserve, the skies on a clear night are fantastic.

What makes this cottage unique

Off the main tourist trail, but only 10 minutes down the lane to Sneem and the Ring of Kerry, so ideal for exploring. We provide maps and leaflets in the cottage, but as we live here too, we can often advise guests on where to go to see the unadvertised parts of the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the perfect base for a sightseeing/beach holiday. The area is beautiful, the people very friendly, sue and Gary are brilliant hosts, giving lots of tips and advice on the local area. The village is very child friendly. Riney's does a very good Irish coffee! O'shea's is excellent for food. The local pharmacist is very helpful. We had an excellent holiday and will def return next year.

Wonderful stay here, hosts very friendly and helpful, lovely charming Irish cottage in the middle of stunning countryside. Panoramic views with wildlife on the doorstop! Perfect for touring Ring of Kerry. Would recommend to artists, writers and people wanting a break from it all in retreat-style location.

Very hospitable hosts, be hard to find a more accommodating pair, even in Ireland! Beautifully renovated cottage with all amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and easy. Surrounding countryside is breath taking.Highly recommend this area and cottage
Jun 2013
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County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds, these can be joined together and a kingsize quilt provided if necessary, please ask when booking. Both rooms have drawers and hanging space. Bed linen provided Cushion floor with rugs
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Cyclists and walkers can join the Kerry walking and cycle ways easily from here. The lane accessing the property ends here, so no passing traffic to spoil your peace and quiet. Walkers can continue up through the forest beyond, and up onto the ridge. Sikka deer and hare wander across the farm regularly. Situated 6km from the village, it offers peace and quiet and an ideal base to explore the Iveragh peninsular. Please ask the owner if you require transport to and from the village in the evening. Sneem has several pubs, some offering traditional Irish music to keep you entertained in the evening. There are several excellent cafes, tea shops and gift shops, and shops providing basic groceries. There is a post office in the village and an ATM in Christians Mace grocery shop. There is a large workshop on the farm for motorcyclists and cyclists to carry out basic maintenance, and for covered parking if required. Outside: Bridgets Cottage has a small garden to the front, kept simple because of the deer and hare that wander in and eat everything. There is a walled area to the side and rear, leading to a private grassed area with stunning views down the valley and over the forest onto the ridge behind. A wonderful place to sit and lose yourself. There is walking access to the hills around Kealariddig through the forest. There are tables and chairs provided. Plenty of towels and bed linen included, more always available. Changed weekly. Please note that 1st October till 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Traditional Stone Cottage With Mountain Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Quaint Irish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very generous and friendly owners.

Fantastic wood burner and a kitchen with all you need.

Beautiful bedrooms.

Bright shower room.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you liked it and we hope to see you again sometime :)
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Relaxing in beauty

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of our two weeks in Ireland, and although we spent time in three other locations, could have spent the entire vacation here. Perfectly situation for visiting SW Ireland with the Rings of Kerry, Dingle, and Beara minutes away, and lovely towns. You can almost walk to the Kilarney National Park which is stunning.

Gary and Sue did a great job welcoming us to their property, and we enjoyed the goats, pigs, chickens and ducks - didn't visit the sheep which were happily grazing on the hills. The cottage was very comfortable, so much so that we stayed in a full day when the weather wasn't conducive for touring. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to Ireland, which we hope is soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope we'll see you again sometime :)
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Magical cottage in stunningly beautiful Kerry...

  • 5 of 5

This is such a special place. We were here 8 nights (would have been 9 had we not decided to stay in Tipperary on the way over from Dublin) and fell in love with the cottage and the area. Owners Gary and Sue have fixed the place up just right. Everything they’ve done is complementary to the original character of the cottage. Nothing is over the top. There are nice touches – like the fairy lights – everywhere that enhance the magic of the place. The immediate surroundings are stunning. We walked our dog up the long and winding track to Sneem every day and never once got bored with the route. The problem with Ireland is that it’s so beautiful there’s too much to do and see. But at Bridget’s Cottage you could stay put and not feel like you were missing out. Everything about this place is fantastic. There is nothing we could fault.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you enjoyed it and we hope we'll see you back sometime :) Sue and Gary
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Beautiful cottage in the most gorgeous surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We really had a wonderful stay at Bridget's Cottage and Sue and Garry were wonderful hosts, Sue went out of her way to give us a tour of the farm and meet the baby goat which had just been born, this was the highlight of my daughters holiday!! The cottage itself was gorgeous and very well equipped, and though it was a little off the beaten track, it was situated in one of the most scenic places I've ever been. I would recommend it to absolutely everyone I know. 10 out of 10!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Tell your daughter the goat is doing fine and growing fast. We've also put her painting on the it :) Hope we'll see you again sometime!
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Lovely,charming cottage in the heart of the forest . Great place to escape the noise of city life🤗

  • 4 of 5

All ameities provided. Beds were the most comfortable we have spelt in while away 🤗񕰠. You need car to go to nearby village where there are a lot of pubs with good options for eating out .

Sue & Gary live on he grounds & are very helpful in their advice . Lovely hosts & lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a self catering cottage on the Ring of Kerry, which was in a quiet location, and Bridget’s Cottage fitted the bill exactly. We felt we had made the right choice the minute we arrived and met Sue who immediately made us very welcome (not to mention the hens!). The cottage is cosy and Sue & Gary have managed to maintain its character throughout. There was everything you would need in the kitchen in the way of utensils, plenty of fuel for the wood burner which is so easy to use and warmed the atmosphere in the cottage even more. The directions to the cottage that Sue & Gary provide are excellent, just follow them exactly, and turn when you see the Bridget’s Cottage signs along the track. The cottage is located in a fantastic area, with great views of the mountains to the rear of the property. These are best seen from the garden at the rear of the cottage, and even in bad weather we found the location stunning and so peaceful you wouldn't believe it. There are some good spots along the track for photos of both the mountains and the distant hills. Sneem is a well kept town and is on the Ring of Kerry so attracts quite a few tourists! Don down in the Pharmacy is a real help and we used the Sneem Resource Centre where the team were very helpful with printing ferry etickets etc. Fuel in the town was as cheap as in the larger towns. Sue suggested we drive the 'Skellig Ring' around to Port Magee (PC in car park!!) which was a lovely drive. Just past the Chocolate Factory there is a small bay which would make a good picnic spot and we would also recommend the ‘The Point Bar’ where we had a great meal at Renard Point (next to the ferry to Valentia Island). Our stay was quite short but we will return to Bridgets Cottage in order to take full advantage of what this beautiful area has to offer. We will certainly recommend Bridgets Cottage to our family and friends

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou David! Hope Sue is feeling better now, and glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again sometime!
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Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary


There are numerous beautiful beaches all around Kerry, Dingle and Beara within a short car journey. White Strand is 20 mins drive and the fantastic Derrynane Beach is 30 mins away.


Dublin port/Dun Laoghaire are approx 4 hours drive.

Cork airport is 80 miles

Kerry airport (Farranfore) is 40 miles

Shannon airport is 110 miles


Sneem 6km

Kenmare 26km

Killarney an hours drive

Waterville an hours drive

Valentia Island is 25 miles away and well worth a visit

Lots of brochures and help with where to go are provided in the cottage

Further Details:

ATM in Christians Mace in Sneem

Banks in Kenmare

Nearest railway station is Killarney

Many lively pubs and cafes in the village, several shops providing basic groceries, bread etc. Free wi-fi is available in most of the pubs and cafes in Sneem.


Rates & Availability

County Kerry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Mar 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
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Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit required on booking. Full payment due 4 weeks before the holiday start day.
If final payment is not received by this time your deposit will not be returned.
If there is a problem, PLEASE contact us.
1st October to 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay
Electricity is charged for by meter reading on your last day.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible where possible. Minimum stay is 2 nights.
Arrival any time after 4pm, please let us know if you will be very late or early arriving and we'll work around you.
Departure is by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Towels and bed linen are provided free of charge.
You will be given a large bag of wood for the woodburner, more is available if needed.
Electricity is extra, and will be charged by meter reading on your last day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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