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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 4 - 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
River Cottage: Killorglin, County Kerry Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 434640ha
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.
accessed via Bedroom 2Double Futon in attic bedroom...moreless
The main bedroom is a charming room with a double aspect and views of the mountains behind. It features a wood burning stove, origibal 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 two single beds and also features wooden stairs to an open attic bedroom space with an additional double futon. This is an ideal space for older or teenage children....moreless
The bathroom does not contain a bath but instead, features a large 'double' shower enclosure, a toilet and wash basin....moreless
RIVER COTTAGE is at least 150 years old and is a classic 'Three room stone-built Kerry farmhouse'. It has been sympathetically renovated over the last ten years, 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 areas....moreless
Mid Premium 15 Apr 25 - May 22, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer 15 May 23 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
High 15 Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
Peak 15 Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn 15 Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015 3 night min stay
Mid Premium 15 Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Low Winter 15 Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Xmas 15 Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015 4 night min stay
New Year 16 Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
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)
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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.