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Restored Coastguard Cottage on the Shore of the Beautiful Kenmare Estuary, Kerry - West End

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A pair of old stone coastguard cottages renovated to a high standard in a unique setting 25 yards from their own shingle beach with breathtaking views over the lovely Kenmare Estuary off the southern tip of the beautiful 'Ring of Kerry' in south-west Ireland.

Pier Cottage can be rented throughout the year as 2 separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms and East End up to 4 - 1 double 1 twin.

The countryside immediately surrounding Castlecove is ideally suited for all types of walking, ranging from gentle strolls along lovely sandy beaches to more serious hikes over craggy hills. The famous 'Kerry Way' walk takes you along the ridge of hills, all the way from Waterville to Kenmare and is well signed, but still wonderfully unspoiled.

You can swim, row and shrimp by the cottage or just relax and watch the seals!. There are several sandy beaches within ten minutes drive.

West End: Caherdaniel, County Kerry Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 439539ha

This is the larger unit of Pier Cottage,sleeping up to 7 in three bedrooms - 1 large double, 1 twin (on the ground floor) and one with 3 beds


Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children of all ages welcome, but please be aware that as the cottage is only 30metres from the rocky shoreline of the Kenmare estuary, small children need adult supervision at all times...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets - up to 2 dogs - are usually allowed, but not in bedrooms or on furniture...also care must be taken on walks as there are many sheep around...please use 'pooper scoopers' when necessary on the short grass area beween the Cottage and the sea...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Please do not smoke in bedrooms, and, when possible, be sure to leave windows/doors open to 'clear the air' before the next visitors arrive!...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    round pine table with 7 dining chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    0pen stone fireplace turf (peat) supplied...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 electric storage heaters downstairs, and an electric wall heater in every room ....all electricity included ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    all beds made up with duvet and 2 pillows....most have electric blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    with TV, DVD, and comfortable seating for 7 and open fire...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    ...for up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    ! bath towel and one hand towel per guest and a few beach towels provided...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Electric tumble dryer...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    included in rental, password provided on arrival...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Full sized dishwasher...dishwasher tablets provibed...moreless

  • Freezer:

    ! large fridge /freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric double oven with 4 hobs...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 large fridge/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Small rowing boat with lifejackets available at owner's own risk...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:

    5 varied golf courses within 45 minutes drive....lots more within 1&1/2 hours...details on owner's website - activities link...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak may be available...please enquire on arrival...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Moveable (charcoal) barbecue in lean-to shed...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season High
Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €100 Nightly

Mid Season Low
Oct 3 - Nov 6, 2015
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €79 Nightly

Low Season
Nov 7 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €60 Nightly

Mid Season High
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €100 Nightly

Low Season
Jan 4 - Mar 18, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €63 Nightly

Mid Season High
Mar 19 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €100 Nightly

Mid Season Low
Apr 9 - May 6, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €81 Nightly

Mid Season High
May 7 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €100 Nightly

High Season
Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €128 Nightly

Mid Season High
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €100 Nightly

Mid Season Low
Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €81 Nightly

Low Season
Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €63 Nightly

Mid High Season
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €100 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • VAT Tax Rate 9%


The cottage is booked at the time of receipt a deposit of 25% of the rental . The balance of rent is due six weeks before arrival . Please use Booking Form on owners website :

Payment accepted by Direct Transfer (details on request) ,Visa/Mastercard or personal cheque -Euro ( or Sterling

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65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Black Shop, Castlecove
140 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Waterville and Skellig Bay
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
the Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
White Strand

Car: Necessary

Pier Cottage is situated 15kms west of Sneem and 15 kms east of Watervillle (with its championship golfcourse ) overlooking the Kenmare Estuary in South Kerry - an ideal location from which to explore this magical part of Ireland.

You can row, fish and shrimp from rocks just by Pier Cottage; or go deep sea, lake or river fishing. In summer there is a fun watersports centre nearby; 5 excellent golf courses within 40 mins drive-see details below-, horseriding for all ages and endless beautiful walks.

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.

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!

GOLF: Pier Cottage makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. 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! KENM


Manager info

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 after coming across a 'for sale' sign whilst holidaying in the area. It was love at first sight and 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:
We purchased and restored this pair of old coastguard cottages when they came on the market in the early 1990s. Pier Cottage has a unique, magical location situated below Westcove House with its own shingle beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Pier Cottage is on the water's edge and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Kerry. It is ideal for all kinds of activities such as hill-walking, sightseeing, watersports or writing and perfect for a quiet secluded break. Watch the seals playing on the rocks and the magical ever-changing light. As the sun sets over the Atlantic, you can nestle up by the fire, guarded against the elements and listen to the cries of the curlews...whilst you sip and Irish whiskey!

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Speaks: english, danish

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  • Rainbow over Pier Cottage

    Rainbow over Pier Cottage

  • low tide...

    low tide...

  • From cottage with picnic area and harbour

    From cottage with picnic area and harbour

  • Pier Cottage from paddock

    Pier Cottage from paddock

  • Aerial view of Pier Cottage

    Aerial view of Pier Cottage

  • West End sitting room

    West End sitting room

  • West End kitchen/dining area

    West End kitchen/dining area

  • West End Bedroom 2

    West End Bedroom 2

  • West End view from Bedroom 3

    West End view from Bedroom 3

  • East End Bedroom 1

    East End Bedroom 1

  • Late evening view from Westcove House

    Late evening view from Westcove House

  • Dolpnins in Kenmare Estuary

    Dolpnins in Kenmare Estuary

  • Pier Cottage and Kenmare estuary

    Pier Cottage and Kenmare estuary

  • Pier Cottage (centre right) from distance

    Pier Cottage (centre right) from distance

  • Pier Cottage West End living area

    Pier Cottage West End living area

  • West End Bedroom 1

    West End Bedroom 1

  • West End Bedroom 3

    West End Bedroom 3

  • East End living room

    East End living room

  • Derrynane beach

    Derrynane beach

  • Seals on rocks near Pier Cottage

    Seals on rocks near Pier Cottage

  • Nearby Parknasilla golf club

    Nearby Parknasilla golf club

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