About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
A self catering cottage on elevated land with fantastic views to Valentia
The cottage is situated 1km from the quaint fishing village of Portmagee and 8km off the ring of Kerry. There are 3 bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, the cottage is fitted with all modern conveniences and equipped to a high standard. The living area is open plan with a real fire and comfy sofa's and Freeview TV, DVD, CD etc for your pleasure.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine/ dryer, dish washer, clothes airer, iron and ironing board and all the utensils you may need to make your stay home from home. The bedrooms each have wardrobes and bedside cabinets with lamps.
The Patio doors lead from the lounge area to a large garden which has table and chairs, you will also have the use of bikes which are in the shed to use for some of the cycle trails.
Scenic walks can be enjoyed to the village or up Coomanaspic mountain which is directly behind the cottage.
You may also wish to visit the Skellig experience centre which is just over the bridge in Portmagee.
Walking and cycling: There are many local walks and cycling routes which can be ventured if desired, we have bikes which can be used or you can rent a bike of your liking in Caherviveen.
There is a wonderful walk from the cottage to Coomanaspic mountain which is directly behind us from the top there is superb views across to the Glen, the Skelligs Rock and Dingle bay.
From Portmagee village you can walk across the bridge to Valentia Island and up to Bray head where again the views are outstanding. On the way way back you can stop in Portmagee for a deserved pint or meal in the Fishermans bar or the Moorings bar and restaurant. There is also a coffee shop with home-made pastries and cakes etc.
Beaches: The nearest beach is Reencaragh strand which is 2 miles away this is a secluded beach with shelter from the sea breeze. The other beaches nearby are St Finians Bay which is ideal for surfers. Reenroe beach is a very long sandy beach ideal for walking and horse riding. Children can spend several hours here searching for crabs and sea life among the rock pools. Ballingskelligs beach is a secluded beach ideal for walking, swimming and during the summer months kayaking. It has an old monastery ruin which can be explored, there is also a cafe and toilet facilities available.
Local attractions: A visit to the Skelligs heritage centre is a must which will give you all the history of Skelligs rock and the monastery. From the village of Portmagee or the Heritage centre a trip to the Skellig Rock can be booked ( not to be missed ) boats leave daily weather permitting.
Valentia Island has various attractions to offer which include the slate quarry with the grotto, the Geokaun mountain and Fogher cliffs viewing point. In the summer there is water sports for children in Knightstown including kayaking and water trampoline. There is a candle making factory where you can make your own scented candles. Throughout the summer there are rowing regatta's which are great entertainment. In St Finians bay there is a chocolate factory and for the history buff's there numerous archaeological sites such as the Staigue fort and Leacanbuile fort.
In the fishing village of Portmagee there are 2 bars with restaurants which frequently have traditional Irish music evenings.
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I'd Rather Be In Portmagee!
We had a fantastic holiday we had at your bungalow in Portmagee County Kerry. My wife and three children just loved it!
We have stayed in Ireland for our holidays the last few years and your property was without doubt the best!
The house was fantastic, clean, modern and had everything a demanding family need. The outdoor space and garage are fantastic for playing and storing all our beach gear.
Your instructions, advice, tourist information, drawer with bits and pieces everything was first class.
That was our first time in this part of Kerry, we were blessed with great weather. The beaches at Ballinskellig are great and we went there at least five days. Portmagee is really nice with great pubs and places to eat.
Hopefully we will see you next year.
Thank you for your kind comments, they are appreciated
Quiet, peaceful and picturesque
As Californians, we were delighted to have chosen this well-kept, affordable home when vacationing in Ireland for the first time.It was a lovely place to explore the south west beauty of Ireland from and relax in between. The pictures portray the home very well. There are cow and sheep pastures all around with a lovely view of Valentia island and the blue waters of an ocean bay. The occasional sounds of sheep and cows at dusk add to the ambiance. We had absolute privacy, as the nearby home was unoccupied. There is a family-friendly pub within easy walking distance in nearby Portmagee, as well as a very nice restaurant, called Moorings.The pub has traditional, live Irish music and dancing on some nights. Don't miss catching a boat out of Portmagee over to the tiny the island of Skellig Michael to see an ancient monastery and Puffin birds up close as they nest in the spring and summer--not to be missed! Valentia island was also interesting with museums, vistas, and even tetrapod prints to explore...And it's worth the drive out to the small Skellig Chocolate Factory in St Finian Bay to taste and purchase melt-in-your-mouth chocolates. Staying in Portmagee was well-worth the short drive in/out of to see the remaining Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula.
The owner, Fiona, was quick to respond to my emails, helped ensure seamless US-Ireland bank transfers, and made me feel at ease, renting abroad for the first time. We'd love to come back and will recommend this home to friends and relatives if they should visit Ireland!
Away from the rat race
My 3 children my wife and I stayed here in October 2008 and the cottage is spacious and very homely and comfortable. The views are fantastic over to Valentia and to Caherciveen and the open fire in the evenings is wonderfull. The vilage of Portmagee is a leisurely 15min walk from the cottage (no driving so we could have a drink for a change) which is delightfull.
Caherciveen is a short drive which has various restuarants and lots of pubs and small galleries, in all a great getaway for us all.
We will be booking again next year.
Thank you for your review of our cottage we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we shall see you next year at the time you have booked.
Ruhe, freundliche Menschen, überragende Natur - angenehmes Ferienhaus!
Sehr zufrieden; auch weil viele gute Vorabinformationen des Vermieters; ruhig mit schönem Blick auf Valentia Island gelegen. Mehr als genügend Platz für vier Personen (3x2 Schlafzimmer). Cahersiveen oder Portmagee haben Supermärkte und sind jeweils einen Besuch wert. Wandern vom Ferienhaus aus ging auch. Info-Material vor Ort. Ausrüstung und Komfort 9 von 10 Punkten. Nicht wirkliches Manko: Keine Kaffee-Maschine; wir haben den irischen Tee genossen; und die Teekanne als Anregung fürs Souvenir genutzt. 2 Badezimmer lassen keinen Streit in der Familie aufkommen. Kommunikation vor Ort sehr freundlich.
Fully satisfied with domicile, even by getting intense pre-info by the owner. Lot of info-material at the house. The house is calm with a fantastic view about landscape and Valentia Island. Was enough space for 2x2 family (3x2 bedrooms). Cahersiveen or Portmagee have supermarkets and both are worth a visit with their historic sites around. Walking is possible from the house (Valentia, Portmagee, cliffs of Kerry). Equipment and comfort getting 9 of 10 points. Only missed: coffee machine - so we used the Irish tea. The pot was reference for our souvenirs. 2 bathrooms are perfect for a family with teenagers.... Local communication very friendly. We could the house recommend for vacancies.
Best regards, Thomas and family
Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again
Mick & Fiona
Ruhe und Erholung pur, für Ausflüge ideal gelegen
Ferienhaus mit freundlicher Einrichtung und sehr gut ausgestatteter Küche. Zusätzliches Plus: An eines der Schlafzimmer schließt sich ein weiteres Badezimmer an. Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern war sehr nett und die Abwicklung unkompliziert.
Das Domizil ist hervorragend gelegen, nicht nur zur Erkundung des "Ring of Kerry". Die Landbrücke zur sehr sehenswerten Halbinsel Valencia mit herrlichen Aussichtspunkten kann man gut zu Fuß erreichen (ebenso bei Bedarf die Pub's von Portmagee). Ausser einigen Schafen, die der Weide entflohen sind und freundlich grüßenden Einheimischen ist man auf den Wegen alleine unterwegs.
Bei Touren durch Tralee (in der Nähe befindet sich die Halbinsel Dingle) oder Killarney (Nationalpark) Einkaufen mit einplanen: ALDI,. LIDL, Tasco usw. haben gute Angebote.
Ein absolutes Highlight: Vom Hafen in Portmagee fahren Fischerboote zur Insel Skellig Michael. Diese Tour am besten an einem sonnigen Tag unternehmen, denn die Boote schaukeln gewaltig und man kann ganz schön nass werden.
Noch ein TIp: Der "Ring of Kerry" und der "Ring of Skellig" sind natürlich ein Muss. Aber auch abseits der bekannten Pfade gibt es viel zu entdecken, schöne Buchten und dramatische Schluchten.
The cottage is placed in a beautiful elevated setting with views over to Valentia Island from the front, Coomanaspic mountain to the rear and bray head to the side of the cottage. An ideal base for a relaxing away from it all holiday. The colourful fishing village of Portmagee is only a 15minute leisurely walk away where you will find 2 family friendly pubs/restaurants which have traditional Irish dancing nights and local musicians playing regularly. You can take a boat trip to visit the Skellig rock which is a world heritage site with the remains a monastic settlement and wildlife including a gannet colony. At the pier you can sit and enjoy a pint or a meal and watch the boats come and go with their catch of the day. Valentia Island can be reached by crossing the bridge in the village and there you will find a candle factory and the slate quarry, lighthouse, the Fogher cliffs, tetra pod (dinosaur footprints), Bray head tower and an array of art galleries.
Rates & Availability
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Electricity and oil are included in rental rates A security deposit is required of £150 and will returned after inspection on departure