2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
About Rowland Orr
My Mother's grandparents lived in the little town of Tallow just 20 minutes away from Keane's Cottage. She purchased and restored the cottage some twenty years ago. She used to stay for six months here each year and six months in the US. It was really all her efforts and Love that made Keane's Cottage what it is today. When she was restoring the Cottage she met Chris and Marie, a wonderful couple who live just a mile away in Piltown. They became my Mother's best friends and all these years they have looked after the house when ever she was not there. They are the caretakers of the house and with out them the Cottage would not be here. When Guests have come to stay, they have always received them and stopped by to check that they are ok and that every thing is working well. When they come by please feel free to invite them in for tea. The photo above is of Chris and Marie taken a few years ago. They are sitting just outside the front door. A lovely place to sit with a cup of tea.
Rowland Orr purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Rowland Orr chose Ardmore
The Cottage is located in the center of the southern coast and is only five minutes from the main road between Cork and Waterford. It is only a seven to ten minute drive around the bay to the town of Youghal. You will find all your grocery needs there and there are numerous bakeries to find your Irish soda bread. I also recommend the Smoked Salmon from Youghal Bay Seafoods. It is made daily on location. I also recommend Jack O'Patsy Pottery from where the plates and bowls that are in the kitchen are made. They also have a very nice cafe and the Youghal Craft and Design Center is located up the stairs. There are plenty of places to eat as well. Also in Dungarvan 20 minutes away and Ardmore 10 minutes away.
What makes this Cottage unique
Others who have come to visit have said Keane's Cottage is a unique experience unto it's self. With its teak windows, and deal wood floors and vaulted ceilings, and the wavey plaster walls. It is decorated with antiques that my Mother collected over the years. Much care has gone into making the house comfortable for your stay. It is for those with a historical appreciation and are looking for something a little different. It is our hope that the Cottage will not just be a place to stay but an integral part of your holiday or vacation experience. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Will be emailed during booking process.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Charming Quiet Comfy Cottage
This is a lovely property in the quiet countryside. The cottage was amazingly clean and cozy. Chris and Marie met us there upon arrival and showed us around the place. Rowland was wonderful in checking in on us via email and text. The cottage is only minutes away from the town of Youghal and the views from the cottage are amazing. The house was plenty roomy for the three of us and could easily handle one more person. I would definitely stay here again!! Absolutely beautiful. The locals where very friendly! Bridie checked in on us and made sure everything was working. They even provided us with some basic necessities. Great place and great people!!!
Heavenly, peaceful retreat
We were phoned by the owner prior to the holiday and enjoyed a chat. He also rang from USA to ensure all was well on arrival.
We were welcomed to Keane's by the owner's extremely helpful custodian, Chris, into a beautiful home prepared by Bridie who is the housekeeper - a welcome food pack and fresh flowers. Both Chris and his wife, Marie, and Bridie were all readily available to answer any questions. Inside, the house is spacious and comfortable and tastefully decorated with antique furniture and collectables (I would not take my sister who is a handbag-swinging type of a girly). The sitting room is lush.
Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, we were not far from the lively town of Youghal where we chose to eat in the various, good restaurants - there is an excellent Chinese restaurant and Aherne's is really worth a visit as is The Old Quay. No, we didn't cook much but everything needed was there in the well-equipped kitchen. There is a utility equipped with washer and dryer which we made use of. The shower room and separate bathroom are spacious and well equipped with towels. Comfortable beds completed the pleasure.
The garden was tranquil; barely a car, or person for that matter, passed by but those that did gave us a wave and had a short chat. This is what we love about Ireland, people always have time. We spent many an hour sitting out enjoying the peace and the birds.
In conclusion, Keane's is quintessentially Ireland in a capsule, to us. Would we go again? If I tell you that I considered, in a flight of fancy, of squatting in the house (the owner is far too nice to inflict that on him) that should give you the answer. On the day we left we were invited for tea by Marie and Chris, where we said our goodbyes with slightly heavy hearts. Oh, yes, the Wifi works very well.
Es ist ein sehr schönes, sehr großes, sehr ruhiges Haus. Die Umgebung ist fantastisch und der Gastgeber ist um jeden Wunsch bemüht und gibt Hilfestellung wo er nur kann. Das Haus ist sehr alt und sehr gepflegt. Die Hafenstadt Youghal ist ein wunderschöner malerischer Ort mit viel Historie und interessanten Stellen die entdeckt werden wollen. Etwas außerhalb gelegen ist der Stand, der einen Besuch wert ist. Egal bei welchem Wetter. Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit.
Eine besondere Unterkunft
Ein Altes Haus gespickt mit Antiquitäten, aber auch mit modernen Küchengeräten und Waschmaschine. Nichts für jüngere Kinder, da manches zerbrechlich ist, aber für Erwachsene und ältere Kinder gemütlich und liebevoll hergerichtet. Beim Blick aus dem Küchenfenster Auge in Auge mit einer Herde Kerrygold-Rindern, die neugierig die "Neuen" beäugen. Das richtige für Leute, die die Ruhe lieben. Schöne Lauf- und Wanderstrecken bis hin zum Strand. Als Ausgangspunkt für den Ring of Kerry fast ein bisschen weit entfernt, aber es ist zu schaffen. Wir haben uns wohl gefühlt, es war etwas ganz besonderes.
The Cliff Walk of Ardmore is a lovely place to go in conjunction with perhaps lunch in the town. I have spent many days walking there. I am also a big fan of 'The Vee' and Lismore Castle. The Vee is a beautiful drive through the hills, moss hanging from the trees, with wonderful views, places to pull over. Walks down to Ferry Point are also one of my favorite.