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Unique Period Properties with Games Room & Sauna.Ideal for Families.

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Last updated: 06/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Caherdaniel house description

Westcove House, The Stables & Garden Cottage are three wonderful unique period properties, full of history and character set in the same grounds overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary in South Kerry. Georgian Westcove House comfortably sleeps 10 while the converted Stables & wonderfully restored Garden Cottage sleep 11 & 5. Together all three properties are ideal for reunions, get-togethers & celebrations of special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries or any other type of ‘gathering’ you may be planning. Yet all properties are also secluded enough to be rented separately (although mainly only available independently outside of high season - please contact owner for more details)
The elegant dining room in Westcove House, overlooking the waters of Castlecove harbour, comfortably seats 18 (max. 26) and various delicious catering options can be provided. (Contact owner for details) Live music/dancing can be arranged for guests in our games room which adjoins The Stables but is also accessible from the outside.
Our games room is also ideal for holding talks, classes, activities & demonstrations for a wide variety of interest groups. Art groups delight in our north-facing studio, while walking groups can revive weary muscles in our sauna after a day’s rambling. All properties also have internet access, BBQs & garden furniture. Enjoy a drink on the terrace watching our field of decorative Soay sheep at play, or the ever-changing light and colour of Kerry's mystical landscape. A large lawn with swings is perfect for children or playing games...or even erecting a marquee for a party/small wedding. We also have a rowing boat available at guests own risk.

Our location is fantastic for outdoor pursuits from cycling to fishing, sailing to walking. Golf courses in our area are among the best in the world and within an hours drive you will find several top class facilities making Westcove also an ideal base for golfers. Whatever you enjoy doing this unique collection of excellently equipped homes are perfect for a holiday that will live long in your memory.
For detailed information on the accommodation and more photos of these 3 properties please check the individual entries on this site - for Westcove House enter - 1213179,.....for The Stables - 1213182....and for Garden Cottage - 1213184 ....Thanks!

WESTCOVE HOUSE sleeps 10 - 2 doubles, 2 twins, 2 adjoining singles and 5 bath/shower rooms. Kitchen is well equipped with 2 dishwashers, a large range with 5 hobs, 2 electric ovens and grill etc. the beautiful reception rooms have fabulous views over the Kenmare estuary and the beautiful Beara beyond. Dining room seats 18 comfortably (up to 25 with extra tables). The imposing entrance hall leads to the sitting room with a sunken seating area around a log burner, and an arch through to the cozy 'bar' with more comfortable seating and an open fire. Up a quaint staircase is a gallery stocked with games and books for all ages. Westcove is a real family home with lovely furniture and paintings from Austria, China and of course Ireland.For more details see property number:1213179.

THE STABLES sleeps up to 11 - 1 double, 2 double/twin, 1 bunk, 1 single/twin and 1 single with 4 bath/shower rooms. It has an open plan kitchen/dining area seating 11, a cozy sitting room and is ideally suited to young families. Upstairs is a large games room and north facing studio ... also accessible from outside is a sauna, shower and small exercise room. For more details see property number: 1213182.

GARDEN COTTAGE sleeps 5 - 1 double/twin, 1 twin and 1 single. 2 shower rooms. Very spacious open plan living room with comfortable seating, well equipped kitchen and dining area with large patio door opening to the terrace, overlooking the sea. Separate utility room. Underfloor heating throughout. For more details see property number: 1213184.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Catering Available

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Daily Maid Service
              • Staff
              • Massage
              • Private Chef


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 26

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Westcove House - with ensuite bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Westcove House - with ensuite shower room...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Westcove House - Or one extra large zip & link double....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

                Westcove House - Large antique 4 poster bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

                Westcove House - with antique Austrian furniture...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

                Westcove House - with ensuite shower room...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

                In 'The Stables' - Own ensuite/shower room & vanity unit...moreless

              • Bedroom 8: 1 king

                In 'The Stables' - spacious with vanity unit...moreless

              • Bedroom 9: 2 twin/ single

                In 'The Stables' single or small twin (pull our guest bed)...moreless

              • Bedroom 10: 2 twin/ single

                In 'The Stables' - Bunk bed - lower bunk is extra wide...moreless

              • Bedroom 11: 1 double

                In 'The Stables' 'Zip & link' can make 2 small twin beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 12: 1 child bed

                In 'The Stables' ...moreless

              • Bedroom 13: 1 king

                In Garden Cottage - can make twin beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 14: 1 twin/ single

                In Garden Cottage...moreless

              • Bedroom 15: 2 twin/ single

                In Garden Cottage with ensuite/shower room...moreless

              Bathrooms: 12 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Westcove House - ensuite to bedroom 1...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 2...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Westcove House - for bedrooms 4 & 5...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 3...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

                Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 6...moreless

              • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

                In 'The Stables'...moreless

              • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

                In 'The Stables'...moreless

              • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

                In 'The Stables' - ensuite for bedroom 7...moreless

              • Bathroom 9: toilet, combination tub/shower

                In 'The Stables' - ground floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 10: toilet, shower

                In 'The Stables' - ensuite for sauna/exercise room...moreless

              • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

                In Garden Cottage -between bedrooms 13 & 14...moreless

              • Bathroom 12: toilet, shower

                In Garden Cottage - ensuite for bedroom 15...moreless


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Toys


              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Bay/Sound
              • Marina
              • Waterfalls
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Mountain
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Catering Available


                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 18 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Parking
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Iron & Board

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave


                          • Boat
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Boat Dock
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Child's Swing
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Boat With Paddles
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Sauna


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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €900 €900
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Mid Season High
                              Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €800 €800
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Mid Season Low
                              Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €700 €700
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Low Season
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €650 €650
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Mid Season High
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €800 €800
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Low Season
                              Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Mid Season High
                              Mar 28 - Apr 17, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Mid Season Low
                              Apr 18 - May 22, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Mid Season High
                              May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              High Season
                              Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Mid Season High
                              Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Mid Season Low
                              Oct 3 - Nov 6, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Low Season
                              Nov 7 - Dec 18, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Mid Season High
                              Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Taxes Not included


                              Westcove House is booked at the time of receipt a deposit of 25% of the rent The balance is due six weeks before arrival. Please use booking form on owners website-

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                              Last updated: 06/28/2014
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                              65 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Kerry near Killarney (Cork - 100k, Dublin - 360k)
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Cork 120k (from France) - Rosslare 400k (from UK)
                              55 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              White Strand - 2k (Derrynane beach - 6k)
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              The Black Shop (The Blind Piper - Caherdaniel 4k)
                              16 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Waterville, Skellig Bay
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel

                              Car: Necessary

                              There is plenty to see and do in and around Caherdaniel . Visit DERRYNANE HOUSE & NATIONAL PARK, ancestral home of one of Ireland’s leading historical figures, Daniel O’Connell known as 'The Liberator'. A 19th century politician, Daniel championed the cause of the Irish in the British parliament and succeeded in achieving Catholic Emancipation, his house and grounds’ have been preserved and are open to the public in the summer. The house is surrounded by spectacular sub-tropical gardens & the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes. Don’t forget to pick up a map of the ‘FAIRY TRAIL’ and see how many ‘fairy houses’ you can discover in the gardens! In Caherdaniel stop for a Guinness at Freddy’s – a well known local pub which has been there forever, or go to The Blind Piper – a younger atmosphere and excellent food. In summer, there’s a bustling indoor & outdoor market in the Community Centre between 10 and 12.30 on Friday mornings with lots of local produce and crafts. There is also an excellent food market on Sundays.

                              The largest, finest & arguably the best example of a pre-Christian ring fort in Ireland, Staigue Fort is less than 15 mins drive away. It is worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking. Even older than is is the Tetrapod track on Valentia...of international importance, this series of footprnts of a tetrapod is the first fossil record of an amphibian animal in the world.

                              A boat trip to Skellig Islands,a UNESCO World Heritage site is a must! Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 218m above sea level and on the summit of this awe-inspiring rock is you will find perfectly preserved beehive huts, part of a 6th century monastic settlement. On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannets nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world.

                              Of course there are numerous lanes to wander and cycle along or take in the sea air on the beautiful beaches and dunes of Derrynane. There are also a couple of excellent, slightly more challenging walks you can try, starting from Westcove itself.

                              40 minutes drive west along the north coast of the beautiful Kenmare estuary, is the picturesque town of Kenmare itself, well-known for for its varied and tempting shops and teeming with excellent bars and restaurants ...a popular choice for the ladies, especially on Wednesdays when there is a lively market all year round selling everything from crafts and jewellery to a mouthwatering selection of cheeses, pates and other home made delicacies!

                              Drive south from Kenmare over spectacular mountain passes, to explore the Beara peninsula which has so much to offer visitors,from the imposing stately Bantry House, the sculpture park and a selection of beautiful gardens ...

                              A little further inland is the bustling town of Killarney with many lovely bars, restaurants, spas and of course its famous lakes and national park. Visit also the Gaelic speaking Dingle peninsula and take a trip to see Funghi - a wild bottlenose dolphin that has made the bay his home.

                              Wherever you are in Kerry you will find excellent and varied restaurants offering delicious seafood & quality local produce. The convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub is legendary & many serve great value home-cooked food. The whole family can be assured of a very warm welcome.Kerry people are known for their wit & stories... you will be drawn into conversation with the locals enjoy making new friends, the 'craic' (fun) & stories ..and more stories!! Don't forget to catch a live music session some evening!

                              Westcove makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. Set off after a full Irish breakfast and relax with a delicious home cooked dinner on your return. Use your own transport or a local minibus can be arranged to take you to any of the following courses – check their websites for details:

                              Within 25 mins drive – WATERVILLE – – magnificent links course (always rated one of the top 10 in Ireland) – a must for serious golfers. SKELLIG BAY - – a fairly new challenging course with breathtaking views over sea and lake – reasonable green fees. PARKNASILLA – - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family.

                              Within 45 mins drive – RING OF KERRY – – 18 holes with panoramic views over Kenmare Estuary – take a buggy unless you are a mountain goat! KENMARE – – the first 9 holes of beautifully kept parkland are followed by a hillier 2nd 9 – good value for money and an excuse to visit this ‘shopper’s paradise’.

                              About 1¼ hours drive DOOKS – – a classic links with views over to the Dingle Peninsular. KILLARNEY - - 3 courses on the legendary lakes.


                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 1962

                              About: My name is Susannah Adlington and I am a portrait artist living in Hampshire, England with my husband Michael. My father’s family have had Irish connections for several hundred years, and my parents bought Westcove House in the early 60s … since then four generations of our family have been enjoying holidays here – we just love the place and feel sure that you would too. Indeed many of our guests return to Westcove time and time again – something which we view as the highest form of praise!

                              Why Caherdaniel:
                              Westcove is very dear to our family - we have spent many years upgrading and improving Westcove House, and renovating the Stables, Garden Cottage and Pier Cottage whilst retaining their character and charm. The income we receive from renting out our properties at Westcove when we ourselves are not here, helps with the ever-increasing costs involved with the upkeep of period properties, whilst hopefully enabling us to share this much loved, unique and magical place with others for many more generations to come. We are aware that you, our visitors, will all have different requirements and interests, so we try to be as flexible as possible to ensure your stay at Westcove surpasses all your expectations.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Westcove and the surrounding area is teeming with history, character and charm...there is so much to see and do. If you choose to stay home the gardens and terraces are magical places for dining or relaxing whilst admiring the views over the harbour and hills beyond. Even sitting by a window, the scenery and light is always changing as cloud shadows move with the wind across the water and bog-lands. The stresses and cares of the world just melt away ....

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                              Speaks: danish, english

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                              • View of Westcove House from harbouir

                                View of Westcove House from harbouir

                              • Westcove House dining room

                                Westcove House dining room

                              • Westcove House Hall

                                Westcove House Hall

                              • Westcove House Kitchen

                                Westcove House Kitchen

                              • Westcove House Master Bathroom

                                Westcove House Master Bathroom

                              • The Stables

                                The Stables

                              • The Stables Sitting Room

                                The Stables Sitting Room

                              • Garden Cottage

                                Garden Cottage

                              • Garden Cottage living area

                                Garden Cottage living area

                              • Nearby beach at Derrynane

                                Nearby beach at Derrynane

                              • Late evening view from Westcove House terrace

                                Late evening view from Westcove House terrace

                              • Dolphins opposite Pier Cottage

                                Dolphins opposite Pier Cottage

                              • View from Westcove House terrace

                                View from Westcove House terrace

                              • Westcove House bar

                                Westcove House bar

                              • Westcove House Sitting Room

                                Westcove House Sitting Room

                              • Westcove House master bedroom

                                Westcove House master bedroom

                              • The Stables games room

                                The Stables games room

                              • The Stables open-plan kitchen and dining area

                                The Stables open-plan kitchen and dining area

                              • The Stables bedoom 1

                                The Stables bedoom 1

                              • View from Garden Cottage terrace

                                View from Garden Cottage terrace

                              • Garden Cottage Bedroom 1

                                Garden Cottage Bedroom 1

                              • Parknasilla Golf Course

                                Parknasilla Golf Course

                              • View from Stables with back of Westcove House (left) and Garden Cottage (right)

                                View from Stables with back of Westcove House (left) and Garden Cottage (right)

                              • Seals on nearby rocks

                                Seals on nearby rocks

                              €650 - €900 per night (EUR)

                              15 Bedroom / 12 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 26

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